Red River Valley Reefers

Red River Reef and Reptile Expo Logo

October 1st 2016

Red River Valley Fairgrounds

West Fargo ND

Archive Home

Here you will find an archive of the history of our event. This area will include copies of the press releases sent to local media as well as a listing of our Vendors and Sponsors for the associated year. Please feel free to check out the history of our event and see the growth we have had through the years.

Please use the links below for more details of each year's events and their associated downloads:

RRRR 2015

Additional Documentation

2015 was the second year of the combined event with both Reef and Reptile vendors available and was also the second year at the Doublewood Inn. This was the first milestone year of adding industry speakers to the event which was a huge success! Thank you Fargo for showing him that we have awesome support in this area!

Event Statistics!

Note: Some of the numbers below are estimates due to the difficulty of tracking.

  • Total Vendors: 19
    • Reef Vendors: 9
    • Reptile Vendors: 10
  • Total Tables: 34
  • Est. Attendee Count: 500+
  • Raffle Prizes: 150+
  • Raffle Sponsors: 50
  • Charity Donation: $600 *Note: combining with 2016 to make a larger difference

RRRR 2014

Additional Documentation

2014 was the first year of the combined event with both Reef and Reptile vendors available. It was also the first year at the Doublewood Inn. It was also the first year we were able to make significant donations to different charities involving our hobbies. This milestone year was the birth of the new event and was the proof that we can do this in Fargo, ND

Event Statistics!

Note: Some of the numbers below are estimates due to the difficulty of tracking.

  • Total Vendors: 18
    • Reef Vendors: 9
    • Reptile Vendors: 9
  • Total Tables: 34
  • Est. Attendee Count: 450 - 500*
  • Raffle Prizes: 150+
  • Raffle Sponsors: 45
  • Charity Donation: $250

* Attendee counted by goodie bag giveaway. 500 were packed and all were taken, one per individual unless the individual came back and took another one. We will try get a better count in 2015!

FFS 2013

Additional Documentation

2013 was the the first annual Fargo Frag Swap in Fargo, ND. It was held at the Paradox Convention Center in downtown Fargo on January 12th 2013. We had no idea how the event was going to go over so it was kept cozy and simple. The days prior to the event, Fargo experienced one of its worst storms of that winter season mixing rain, sleet, snow and excessive winds making travel very difficult and not recommended. Mother Nature threatened the success of the event, but against all odds, every vendor made the trip to the event and all tables were full! Even though travel wasn't recommended, we still had a great turnout at the event and considered this the start of an annual event. However it was quickly decided to move the date to better weather.

Event Statistics!

Note: Some of the numbers below are estimates due to the difficulty of tracking.

  • Reef Vendors: 10
  • Total Tables: 16
  • Est. Attendee Count: 150 - 200
  • Raffle Prizes: 50+
  • Raffle Sponsors: 20


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