Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there a Great Indy Pet Expo?

The mission of the Great Indy Pet Expo is to promote the health and well-being of Indy’s companion animals; to educate Indy pet owners on the importance of spaying, neutering, and regular veterinary care; and to encourage pet ownership as a lifetime commitment. The Great Indy Pet Expo shares the joy that our pets offer, while showcasing a variety of new products and services.


Where is the Great Indy Pet Expo?

The event is located at the Boone County Fairgrounds – 1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, IN

What are the dates and times for 2021?

Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


What exhibitors will be at the Great Indy Pet Expo?

Check out the Vendors tab! 


Who Should Attend the Great Indy Pet Expo?

The Great Indy Pet Expo welcomes anyone who loves animals and pets. Whether you’re a current pet owner or just thinking about bringing a companion animal into your home, the Great Indy Pet Expo is for you. It’s a great event for family entertainment, and with the largest pet-related trade show in the state, it’s a must for your holiday shopping list!


May I Bring My Pet?

For safety reasons, only well-trained, well-behaved adult pets are allowed to attend the Great Indy Pet Expo. Please leave your younger pets at home! Puppies will be turned away at the door.

Please make sure your adult pet is on a short leash (6 foot maximum, no retractable leashes.).

All pets are required to be accompanied by a Critter Release Form that you will be required to fill out at the gate. All pets in attendance must be current on shots. Any unruly or threatening pet will be asked to leave. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!


Where should I stay if I’m Traveling to The Great Indy Pet Expo?

La Quinta for just $70/night

Our friends at La Quinta offer a bargain rate for Expo vendors: Just $70, pets included. They provide Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and a complimentary breakfast. 

La Quinta Inn Indianapolis East-Post Drive
2349 Post Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: 317-897-2300

To receive the discounted rate:  Call and ask for the Great Indy Pet Expo block.