If you’ve been considering adding a family pet of the swimming persuasion (smart call), you might want to enter the aquarium contest coming up at the American Family Pet Expo at the Puyallup fairgrounds, November 3rd and 4th.
It’s a decorating contest for kids 5-16, and All entrants receive the tank and equipment as a thank-you gift for participating! There is a 5.00 entry fee, and you do have to supply your own decorations, which can be purchased items like Disney figures, or repurposed ones, like Legos held in place with some silicone glue. One of Henry’s best buddies did this last year, and his dad told me they were Blown Away by the whole set-up they got to walk out with. The contest is recommended for school age kids 5 and up, and you can get all the rest of the scoop you need here.
If you prefer pets of the 4 legged variety, there will be lots to interest you at the expo, too. There will, of course, be tons of vendors to sell every pet product under the sun, but there is also loads of entertainment, from weiner dog races and jumping dogs to lizard exhibits and a parrot show. If your kids are animal lovers I think this would be a great event. Adult admission is 12.00, though you can save 2.00 by purchasing online. Kids 6-12 are 6.00, and kids entering the aquarium contest are free with a paying adult. Those 5 and under are Free, as are active military.
If you enjoyed this post, you might want to revisit my post on a trip to Wild Side Pet Store. My big kid also really enjoys the fish store in Sumner. You say you already feel like you need gills? Check out my list of indoor playgrounds and bounce house places and stay dry!