About The Event
Exhibitor’s must obtain a Seller’s Permit. You can find the information
If you are shipping any items directly to the Orange County Fair Grounds, they must be received on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 between 8am and 3pm. They will not be able to receive any shipments before this date due to limited space. Also, please clearly mark your company name on the packages so that we can easily distribute to you.
Reef-A-Palooza 2013 was a huge success with higher attendance then ever, with just short of 5,100 ticketed saltwater enthusiasts attending the two day event.
Saturday, October 25 , 2014 10AM-6PM
Sunday, October 26, 2014 10AM- 4PM
$15 Admission Fee
$10 -Seniors 60 and over
Free – Children 12 and younger
Reef-A-Palooza (RAP) is an annual event promoted by the Southern California Marine Aquarium Society (SCMAS). Now in its eleventh year, RAP can best be described as an indoor marketplace where sellers, exhibitors, and hobbyists of all types can buy, sell, trade, showcase their products to the marine hobbyist community. The main purpose of Reef-A-Palooza is to provide an enjoyable, positive atmosphere that is conducive to education and trade of both product and knowledge. As such, participating exhibitors range from large manufacturers, to retailers, to small livestock sellers, and participating hobbyists range from the beginner to the elite, rare-species coral farmer. It is the perfect venue to showcase new products in the marine aquarium industry. We strive to rally a diverse range of participants into the two-day event so as to present the best value and interest to everyone involved. Considering our current bookings and the popularity of previous years (5,100 attendees in 2013), we expect 80+ exhibitors/exhibitors and well over 5,000 attendees this year!
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