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World Of Pets Expo – Timonium, MD

January 26 - January 28

The Largest Consumer Pet Show

est. 2001


Welcome to our 23rd year in Maryland –  the largest East Coast Pet Expo of its kind. This longstanding gathering of the animal lover and pet enthusiast community is truly a staple event and a must attend for families.  You are also encouraged to bring your well socialized pets of all kind!

The creator of the World of Pets Expo, Jeanne M. Emge, developed this event out of a love of animals.  She has a first hand understanding of the power behind the pet enthusiast community. This is THE event to attend each year for the most all access pass to everything animal and pet related.  The Expo has a wealth of knowledge and a world of fun to offer every guest, young and old and at every level from pet-curious to pet expert!

Each Year the World of Pets Expo is held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. For three days we transform the Cow Palace into a World of Pet Experience! Pet lovers will find entertainment, hands on experiences, workshops, guest speakers, educational displays and demonstrations, shows, exotic animals, shopping and more.

Show Hours

Friday: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Daily General Admission

$14 for Adults
$5 for Children 5-12
under 5 FREE

Acres of FREE PARKING on site or travel by Light Rail.

Bringing Your Pet?

Well socialized pets, providing they are kept on a maximum 6’ leash, are permitted at the World of Pets Expo. Dogs will not be allowed in the Cat Event Area. Pet owners are responsible for any property damage or personal injury caused by their pets.

All persons who attend the World of Pets Expo, and who bring their pet(s), do so at their own risk and agree to abide by rules for safety established by Premier Events, Inc. (PE). By bringing pet(s) onto the Expo site, pet owners certify that their pet(s) have current vaccinations for distemper and rabies. Pet owners also understand and agree that they are liable for any injury and/or damage to persons and/or property that may be caused by their pet. Pet owners also understand that PE is not responsible for loss of property and/or injury to persons or pets. PE reserves the right to refuse entry to any person or animal for any cause deemed not in the best interest of the Expo, and/or to have any person or animal removed from the show site for any cause deemed not in the best interest of the Expo. Pet owners understand and agree that they will abide by all decisions of PE.

The World of Pets Expo and Educational Experience will be held on January 26-28, 2024, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The World of Pets Expo is a cornerstone event for East Coast pet enthusiasts and animal lovers alike. This year will mark the 23rd anniversary of the World of Pets Expo and we are expecting this year to one of the largest and most entertaining yet. This exciting three day expo is one of Maryland’s only family and pet friendly events that is fun for all ages and is considered the Ultimate Event for the Pet Lover.


Events and Entertainment


The spacious Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fair Grounds will be brimming with thousands of products and services for your pets. There will be Exhibitors with some of the highest quality and most exciting new pet products and services. Come shop for your furry, feathered or scaly friends!

In addition to an incredible shopping experience, there will be continuous entertainment on all days of the Expo that include: DockDogs, Johnny Peers Muttville Comix, Dog Luring Course, Interactive Dog Training Area, ACFA Cat Show, Petting Zoo, contests and so much more.

We are proud to offer educational opportunities such as demonstrations, workshops, free seminars, and one-on-ones to all of our attendees. We encourage our guests, their families and pets to not only shop and be entertained, but to also take away new experiences and knowledge with them.

All seminars and entertainment are included with the price of admission, tickets are available online and at the door. Our intensive Workshops are for fee and limited in space so sign up early.

Question? 800-882-9894

Directions and Accommodations

The Maryland State Fairgrounds are conveniently located in the heart of Timonium, convenient to Interstate 83. The location is accessible from light rail transit system. Are you planning to visit from out of town or are you an exhibitor who will be with us all weekend? Find our location and nearby hotels here.


Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Phone: (410) 252-0200

From Interstate 83, take exit 17, making a right off of the exit ramp and follow the signs to the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Interstate 83 is easily accessible from many points including Interstate 95 via the Baltimore Beltway – Route 695 East and Route 70 via the Baltimore Beltway – Route 695 West.

Light Rail Information and Maps


The Maryland State Fairgrounds and The World of Pets Expo are happy to be able to offer all guests FREE PARKING at the event site.


Hotel Information – 2024

Residence Inn Baltimore Hunt Valley

The Residence Inn Baltimore Hunt Valley is an all-suites hotel. You will have the opportunity to select from the following room types based on your individual needs;

Studio Suite $145.00 per room, per night includes king bed & pull-out sofa bed
Two Bedroom Suite $219.00 per room, per night includes king bed, queen bed & pull-out sofa bed
  • Suite styled guest room with fully functional kitchen with full size appliances including refrigerator, stove range, microwave, dishwasher, cooking supplies & utensils
  • complimentary internet access
  • complimentary breakfast each morning of stay
  • laundry services
  • pet/animal friendly – $75 Pet Fee per room, max 2 pets per room

Residence Inn Baltimore Hunt Valley
45 Schilling Road
Hunt Valley, MD  21031

To Book a room: Click Here


Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093 United States
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