Show are good if you knw what to look for. Some people at show have no business sell stuff. But snakes are easy just don't get one with kinks and remember they will haggle in price. The last day of the show is better prices. My buddy has a table at the two close ones to me so I go with him and help out. So I knw most of the vendors. Last show I went to they had anacondas which I haven't seen before. Last show went to my daughter got a Uroplatus phantasticus which is really cool but pricey.