Wow ... Reef-A-Palooza time again already?
Can't say we mind, though. Reef-A-Palooza is one of the best aquarium-oriented events out there. Plus, it's on our home turf ... good 'ol Orange County, California.
New to this blog or the reef aquarium hobby? If so, lets get you up-to-speed on what the heck Reef-A-Palooza is!
The main purpose of Reef-A-Palooza is to provide an enjoyable, positive atmosphere conducive to the education and trade of both aquarium product and knowledge. Vendors in attendance will range from large manufacturers to local and online retailers, rounded out by small livestock sellers and rare-species coral farmers.
New products are unveiled and showcased each year and tons of goodies are raffled off. In the past, Reef-A-Palooza has been a one-day event, but this year they'll be so much going on they've expanded it into a two-day extravaganza.
Last year upwards of 1,500 hobbyists made the trek to the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA. It's likely that number will be even higher this year now that the event will be going on all weekend long. I would speculate that the crowd won't appear any larger since guests will have more time to see everything.
Speakers this year will include Anthony Calfo, Bob Fenner, Charles Delbeek and Jake Adams.
For more info, visit the official Reef-A-Palooza website. And don't forget to drop by the MarineDepot.com booth!