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Fish Show and Aquarium Event Calendar 2009

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January

Brooklyn Aquarium Society Event
When: January 9, 2009
Where: The New York Aquarium
Education Hall
610 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
What: Speaker Joe Yauillo — "Breeding Marine Fish In Atlantis Marine World's 20,000-Gallon Tank." Marine and freshwater fish, aquacultured corals, plants and dry goods auction. Raffle, discount aquarium books and sales.

February

Pioneer Valley Aquarium Society’s Annual Tropical Fish Auction
When: February 8, 2009
Where: Chicopee Elks Hall
431 Granby Road
Chicopee, MA 01013
What: Giant Tropical Fish & Dry Goods Auction. Live tropical fish, aquatic plants, invertebrates, new and used equipment, supplies and books. Raffle prizes for everyone, door prizes every hour, tank set-up raffle and 50-50 cash raffle.

Brooklyn Aquarium Society Event
When: February 13, 2009
Where: The New York Aquarium
Education Hall
610 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
What: Terry Siegal — "Marine Reefs." Marine and freshwater fish, aquacultured corals, plants and dry goods auction. Raffle, discount aquarium books and sales.

Killifish Karnival 2009
When: February 28-March 1, 2009
Where: Bennigan’s / Ramada Inn
Elkhart, IN
What: Shows, speakers, raffles, auction.

March

Killifish Karnival 2009
When: February 28-March 1, 2009
Where: Bennigan’s / Ramada Inn
Elkhart, IN
What: Shows, speakers, raffles, auction.

Carolina Aquarium Workshop XXV, presented by the Raleigh Aquarium Society
When: March 6-8, 2009
Where: Wake County Commons
4011 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
What: Auction, raffle, speakers, workshops, fish-collecting trip and dinners. For more information, contact Linda Twaddle: ltwaddle@yahoo.com, (919) 639-8520.

Central Florida Koi Show
When: March 13-15, 2009
Where: Orlando, FL

Brooklyn Aquarium Society Event
When: March 13, 2009
Where: The New York Aquarium
Education Hall
610 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224.
What: Bob Larsen — "The Glorious Guppy." Marine and freshwater fish, aquacultured corals, plants and dry goods auction. Raffle, discount aquarium books and sales.

11th Annual Midwest Marine Conference
When: March 14, 2009
Where: Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
What: Bob Fenner — Selecting Livestock for Your System; Scott Fellman — Aquascaping for the Aesthetically Challenged; Marc Levenson (Melev) — Sumps and Acrylic Work; Matt Pedersen — MOFIB's Introduction to Marine Breeding.

Jersey Shore Aquarium Society - Tropical Fish/Dry Goods Auction
When: March 15, 2009 
Where: Knights of Columbus
70 E. Main St.
Freehold, NJ
What: Speakers, vendors, rare and exotic fish, aquatic plants, door prizes and freebies. Free admission ($2 bid fee). Viewing at 9 a.m., auction at noon. For more info: (732) 859-5595; mws71@yahoo.com.

The Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies: 34th Annual Convention
When: March 20-22, 2009
Where: Marriott Hotel
15 Farm Springs Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
What: Speakers, auctions, Innes competition, photo contest and banquet.

British Catfish Convention
When: March 20-22, 2009
Where: Britannia Hotel
Almond Brook Road
Standish, Wigan, Lanc's. UK. WN6 0SR
What: Dinners, talks, presentations. For more information, call 01257 499988.

NERAC IV (North East Aquarium Conference)
When: March 21, 2009
Where: Atlantis Marine World
Riverhead, NY

2009 Annual Killifish Show
When: March 28-29, 2009
Where: Downers Grove Holiday Inn Express
3031 Finley Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
What: Chicago Area Killifish Association presents speakers, awards, art contests, plants.

Brant Aquarium Society
When: March 29, 2009
Where: Paris Fairground, special events building
139 Silver Street, Paris, Ontario N3L 3E7
What: Auction, flea market and show.

April

Minnesota Aquarium Society
When: April 3-5, 2009
Where: Palmer Lake VFW
2817 Brookdale Dr.
Minneapolis, MN 55444
What: More than 200 entries in categories from various fish to aquatic plants, to aquatic photography and art. Presentations from nationally known speakers. Demonstrations on how to set up an aquarium, a coloring contest and raffles. A swap meet featuring aquatic hobby supplies and livestock. For more information about the show, or to obtain an entry form, contact the show chair, Bob Randall, at bobrfish@yahoo.com.

Grand Valley Aquarium Club Spring Auction
When: April 4, 2009
Where: Home School Building
5625 Burlingame
Wyoming, MI 49509
What: Early Registration 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Auction 11a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, please call Curt (989) 466-2979 or Tim (616) 669-5079.

Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX)
When: April 4-5, 2009
Where: OC Fair & Event Center
Costa Mesa, CA
What: More than 100 exhibiting booths, multiple speakers, various workshops and two raffles.

Brooklyn Aquarium Society Event
When: April 10, 2009
Where: The New York Aquarium
Education Hall
610 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
What: Tony Vargas — “Diving On The Philippines Reef." Marine and freshwater fish, aquacultured corals, plants and dry goods auction. Raffle, discount aquarium books and sales.

Eastern Iowa Aquarium Association's Spring Tropical Fish Show
When: April 11-12, 2009
Where: Noelridge Park Greenhouse
Corner of Council St., NE and Collins Rd., NE
What: Tropical Fish Show.

Central New York Aquarium Society’s 31st Annual Auction
When: April 18, 2009
Where: St. Mary’s Parish Center/Bridges Alternative School
Minoa Bridgeport Road
Minoa, NY
What: Auction. For more information, call (315) 454-4792 or email cnyas@yahoo.com  

Greater Seattle Aquarium Society Event
When: April 18, 2009
Where: Seattle Pacific University - Otto Miller Hall
3469 Third St. W
Seattle, WA 98119
What: Annual General Auction. Day-long event featuring hundreds of lots; livestock, plants, equipment, donations from local members, worldwide manufacturers and others.

North Jersey Tropical Fish Auction
When: April 19, 2009
Where: Lyndhurst Elks Club
251 Park Ave.
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071.
What: Auction, vendors, door prizes and food. For more information call 732-541-1392 or 201-497-6222.

American Livebearer Association's Convention
When: April 23-26, 2009
Where: Indianapolis, IN
What: Speakers, fish show, auction and awards banquet. Trips to Indianapolis Zoo, Motor speedway, Chateau Thomas Winery and more. For more information ccacauction@gmail.com.

California Guppy Group IFGA Show
When: April 25-26, 2009
Where: Quality Inn & Suites
1170 Fairway Drive
Walnut, CA 91789
What: Aquarium Show

Midwest Frag Fest
When: April 25-26, 2009
Where: Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center
7801 East State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
What: Speakers including Kevin Kohen (from Live Aquaria), Matt Pedersen (MOFIB), Richard Ross, and Mark Eisenhandler, among many others.

PVAS Spring Auction
When: April 26, 2009
Where: Marshall Road Elementary School
730 Marshall Road, SW
Vienna, Virginia 22180
What: All-day auction, raffle for new equipment and supplies.

May

Missouri Aquarium Society 50th Annual Show
When: May 1-3, 2009
Where: Gardenfille Masonic Hall
8230 Gravois Road
Affton, MO 63123
What: Speakers, all species show, vendor display, banquet, auction.

Danbury Area Aquarium Society 22nd Auction
When: May 3, 2009
Where:Carmel Firehouse
94 Gleneida Ave.
Carmel, NY 10512
What: Fish, aquarium/pond equipment, dry goods, vendors, a 50/50 raffle and food. For more information contact Rich Litsky 845-228-0372 or Joe Masi 845-896-4793. Email: daas@northeastcouncil.org.

Brooklyn Aquarium Society Event
When: May 8, 2009
Where: The New York Aquarium
Education Hall
610 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
What: Giant Spring auction. Marine and freshwater fish, aquacultured corals, plants and dry goods auction. Raffle, discount aquarium books and sales.

Aqua-Land Aquarium Society Annual Tropical Fish & Aquarium Equipment Auction
When: May 17, 2009
Where: The American Legion
154 Poters Pass
Kensington, CT 06037
What: Auction.

COAC Convention
When: May 15-17, 2009
Where: Fanshawe College
London, Ontario
What: Speakers, dinners, auction, other activities.

Michigan Guppy Breeders IFGA Show and Auction
When: May 16-17, 2009
Where: The Metropolitan Hotel at the Detroit Airport
31500 Wick Rd.
Romulus, Michigan, 48174
What: IFGA sanctioned guppy show and auction. For more information contact show chairman Mary Anne Stevens at 517-789-6680, or Gary or Tim Mousseau at 586-747-9792, or visit www.ifga.org.

Cichlid Classic Convention
When: May 22-23, 2009
Where: Sheraton Chicago NW
Arlington Heights, IL

American Killifish Association Convention
When: May 22-25, 2009
Where: Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center (at the Lloyd Center)
Portland, OR
What: Speakers, buffett, banquet, auction, and aquarium field trip.

June

Genessee Valley Koi and Pond Club
When: June 2-3, 2009
Where: Bergen Water Gardens and Nursery
What: Plant and product auction.

Gateway Guppy Associates IFGA Show and Auction
When: June 6 & 7, 2009
Where: Holiday Inn
4341 Veterans Parkway
St. Peters, MO 63376
What: IFGA sanctioned guppy show and auction. For more information contact show chairman John Allen at parisguppies@yahoo.com, or Jack Mertz at gupgup@charter.net, or visit www.ifga.org.

Brooklyn Aquarium Society Event
When: June 12, 2009
Where: The New York Aquarium
Education Hall
610 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
What: "Live Foods & Knowledge Round Tables." Marine and freshwater fish, aquacultured corals, plants and dry goods auction. Raffle, discount aquarium books and sales.

New England Fancy Guppy Associates IFGA Show
When: June 27 & 28, 2009
Where: The Johnson & Wales Inn
213 Taunton Ave.
Seekonk, MA 02771
What: IFGA sanctioned guppy show and auction. Auction and judging seminar. For more information contact show chairman ET Mellor at etjane100@comcast.net, or Greg Billings at gbillings@nsrd.net, or visit www.ifga.org.

July

Freshwater Natural Aquarium Documentary
When: July 8, 2009
Where: David Park Center
Hollywood, FL
What: The Gold Coast Aquarium Society of South Florida in conjunction with the Fish from Venezuela Foundation, will be presenting the new Freshwater Natural Aquarium Documentary at the David Park Center, Hollywood, Florida on July 8th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Southeastern Reef Conference
When: July 11, 2009
Where: Maitland Civic Center
641 Maitland Ave.
Orlando, FL 32751
What: Southeastern Reef Conference. Guest speakers include Anthony Calfo, Eric Borneman, Bob Fenner and Scott Fellman. Exhibitors, barbecue lunch, raffle and frag auction.

Central Wisconsin Aquarium Society Swap Meet
When: July 26, 2009
Where: Gander Mountain
1560 County Trunk Hwy
Rothschild, WI 54474
What: A swap meet for C.W.A.S. members, and the general public, to buy, sell, and trade in fish, new and used equipment, food, and more. Pre-registration for sellers due to limited table space -- $10 to reserve a table. For pre-registeration and more information, contact Brian: dos_phoenix_too@yahoo.com, or 715-384-2658.

ACA Convention
When: July 30-August 2, 2009
Where: Cincinnati, OH
What: Guest speakers including Ad Konings, Spencer Jack and Michi Tobler; workshops on “Catfish” hosted by Stephan Tanner and “Photography” by Gary Lange; field trips to the Cincinnati Zoo and Newport Aquarium/Krohn Conservatory; Fish Show; fish auction.

IMAC West 2009
When: July 31-August 2, 2009 
Where: Long Beach, California 
What: IMAC is back and is now called IMAC West. This is a new permanent West Coast show and being run by Fourreef Consortium.

August

ACA Convention
When: July 30-Aug 2, 2009
Where: Cincinnati, OH
What: Guest speakers including Ad Konings, Spencer Jack and Michi Tobler; workshops on “Catfish” hosted by Stephan Tanner and “Photography” by Gary Lange; field trips to the Cincinnati Zoo and Newport Aquarium/Krohn Conservatory; Fish Show; fish auction.

IMAC West 2009
When: July 31-August 2
Where: Long Beach, California
What: IMAC is back and is now called IMAC West. This is a new permanent West Coast show and it is being run by Fourreef Consortium.

September

Fish Fest 2009
When: September 4-6, 2009
Where: New Berlin Bowl
16000 West Cleveland Ave
New Berlin, WI 53151
What: Speakers, all species show, rare fish and dry goods auctions, AQUARIUM-BEAUTIFUL competition, vendors.

Houston Aquarium Society
When: September 11-13, 2009
Where: The Omni Hotel
13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
What: Annual meeting for Federation of Texas Aquarium Societies (FOTAS). Speakers to date include Spencer Jack (cichlids), Charles Hawks (angelfish), Greg Steeves (Lake Victoria), Dave Hansen (fish photography). All-species show, awards banquet, auction. For more information, email marauder_77868@yahoo.com.

Atlanta Area Aquarium Association Auction
When: September 13
Where: Bunten Road Park Pavilion
3180 Bunten Road
Duluth, GA 30096
What: Auction of tropical fish and aquatic plants, as well as used aquariums and equipment. Experts available to answer questions.

MCA 2009
When: September 18-20, 2009
Where: Crystal Ballroom at Rodeway Inn
15201 S. US Hwy 71
Grandview, MO 64030
What: Expert speakers, hobby-related products, ACA & NADA Sanctioned Fish Show, cichlid auction. Phone: (816) 331-0300

MACNA 2009
When: September 25-27, 2009
Where: Atlantic City, NJ
What: Speakers include Anthony Calfo, Robert Fenner, Frank Marini, Martin Moe, Scott Fellman, Jake Adams. Exhibitors, raffles.

October

Texas Cichlid Association Show
When: October 23-25, 2009
Where: Hilton Garden Inn DFW South
2001 Valley View Lane
Irving, Texas 75061
What: Fall workshop, all-species show, live and silent auctions. Speakers include John Hansen, Mike Wise and Don Conkel. For more information, email marvinengland@hotmail.com.

November

Brooklyn Aquarium Society Event
When: November 13, 2009
Where: The New York Aquarium
Education Hall
610 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
What: Marine and freshwater fish, aquacultured corals, plants and dry goods auction.

15th Annual Ohio Cichlid Association Extravaganza
When: November 20–22, 2009
Where: Holiday Inn Select Strongsville
15471 Royalton Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
What: A Cichlid Convention! Hear some of the world’s foremost experts on cichlid and catfish. Dry good auction, fish auction including catfish and plants, raffles, manufacturers, vendors and a swap meet open to everyone.

IGEES NorthEast Guppy Club Meeting and Minishow
When: November 21, 2009
Where: O'Connors Beef 'N Chowder House
1719 Amwell Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
What: Free Guppies, free live plants, free magazines, free educational information on Guppies and aquariums, free equipment, and speakers. There will also be exotic guppies, live plants and equipment for sale. Free admission and free membership. For more information email contact@igees.org or www.igees.org

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Aquarium Artisans    cincinnati, OH

12/31/2012 1:39:25 PM

Really great list, do you have one for 2013? I would like to add some stuff from my business, LINK

Aquarium Artisans    Cincinnati, OH

12/31/2012 1:38:16 PM

Really great list, do you have one for 2013? I would like to add some stuff from my business, http:///aquariumartisans.com

Julie    Gilbert, AZ

11/16/2009 7:30:17 PM

I wish they would have something in Arizona.

troy    columbus, OH

10/22/2009 11:42:44 AM

when are they going to have a show in Columbus, Ohio

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