Oct. 24, 2012
-- ONTARIO, Calif. – There will be plenty of hissing going on at the Ontario Convention Center, when miniature steam engines meet slithering serpents in two shows taking place simultaneously Nov. 3 and 4.
The Cal-Stewart Meet will feature the largest club-sponsored public toy train expo west of the Rockies, with more than 42,500 square feet of toy train displays and a train race area that includes a demolition derby. Manufacturers such as Lionel Trains, Mike’s Train House, Bachmann, Atlas O and 3rd Rail will show off their latest trains and accessories. It takes place Nov. 2-4 in Exhibit Hall A, 2000 East Convention Center Way, Ontario. The event kicks off with a reception and dinner Friday, with show times scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30 per person or family for both days, $15 for Sunday only. Visit http://www.ttos-sw.org/cal-stewart.htm
Alexanders Herp World Expo will feature demonstrations, seminars, exhibits, sales and a public auction of reptiles, amphibians and other exotic animals Nov. 3 and 4 in Exhibit Hall B. Doors are open from 10:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday (followed by a special public auction at 6 p.m. Saturday), and from 10:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children with special discounts now available online at www.herpworldexpo.com. For safety’s sake, no outside animals will be allowed in the show.
“We are delighted to bring these two events together under one roof,” said Traycee Mayer, general manager of the Ontario Convention Center. “They complement each other well, providing hours of entertainment for families and people of all ages.”
For more information, visit the convention center website at www.ontariocc.com.
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About the Ontario Convention Center
The Ontario Convention Center is contemporary in design and equipped with the latest in technology. The Convention Center boasts over 225,000 total square feet of exhibit, meeting and function space. An ideal venue for conventions, tradeshows, exhibits and meetings, the Convention Center provides a full range of technology services, including Wi-Fi, Internet, DS3 and video-conferencing capabilities. For more information about the Ontario Convention Center, operated by Philadelphia-
based SMG, visit www.ontariocc.com or call (909) 937-3000.