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Extensive-planned Exotic Pet Expo bumped from place at Fairgrounds Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The well known Nashville Exotic Pet Expo has been held at the Fairgrounds Nashville for two decades, generally twice a year.

Organizers said the pet present will help guidance the Nashville Exotic Pet Club, a nonprofit.

The exhibit had grow to be this sort of a regimen at the fairgrounds that the Exotic Pet Expo said again in 2018 it gave the fairgrounds dates to keep open for their demonstrate, all the way by means of 2023.

“They plugged them into their calendar, and claimed Ok, you’re on the calendar,” reported Brendan Reynolds, head of the Nashville Exotic Pet Club, who goes by Mr. Brendan The Reptile Dude.

Brendan says what would ordinarily transpire next, everywhere from a single to a few months just before each and every expo, the Fairgrounds would deliver them a deal to signal to generating factors official.

But this time, that failed to come about — for the reason that the fairgrounds advised them, there is a further present in city.

“About a week and a half in the past, they came to us and explained there may be a conflict with your dates and we may perhaps have to transfer your expo,” Brendan stated.

But Brendan says which is a issue, with dozens of suppliers who are presently booked to established up at the expo the first weekend in Oct.

“It can be not one thing that can be moved,” Brendan mentioned. “We have been advertising for two a long time, our distributors have hotels booked, we have people today coming in from all about the United States.”

Right now the Director of the Nashville Fairgrounds reported in element:

The Unique Pet Present has been a fantastic party companion at The Fairgrounds Nashville. Rescheduling maintain dates are never our initially alternative. We put retains on our celebration calendar for clients right up until they are contracted which then offers both of those functions self esteem on dates and particulars. Contracts are critical for this function and why we have them. We have been doing the job with the event promoter to reschedule to another weekend in October and search forward to performing with them in the upcoming.

Laura Womack, Fairgrounds Nashville Government Director

Responding to the fairgrounds’ statement, Brendan stated:

“But she isn’t going to say everything why we weren’t provided a agreement, she dances around the reality that we don’t have a deal, but I are unable to give them a contract,” Brendan stated. “They have to give me a contract to indicator, I would have signed it.”

NewsChannel 5 followed up with the fairgrounds director who initially e-mailed us her statement. We questioned why the Unique Pets Expo wasn’t offered a contract to indicator as in a long time previous, and we asked what the party was that is bumping the Expo from that weekend. That e mail has not been promptly returned.