Frequently Asked Questions

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

Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd. 
Overland Park, KS 66211

December 7 from 10 am – 6 pm

December 8 from 10 am – 4 pm

2019 Exhibitors will be announced under the “Vendors” tab!

The Great KC 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 KC 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!

By request of the Overland Park Convention Center, the 2019 Great KC Pet Expo will not be able to allow attendees to bring their pets to the site. Animals up for adoption or representing breeds, and performance dogs will be in attendance. Please understand there was no other site available big enough or anywhere near OP that would change our ability to allow pets to attend. While it would be our preference to allow pets, we must operate under the rules of the site. Many other expos across the country operate under the same rules, and while we explored this option we talked to many attendees who felt it was easier to shop without their pets in attendance. Likewise, many exhibitors felt that the quality of conversations increased when attendees did not need to worry about their pets. We realize that this is not ideal for those of you who prefer to attend with your pet. We are disappointed too, and be assured we offered every option imaginable to try to change the minds of the OPCC management. Sadly, too many pets were allowed to relieve themselves on the carpet, in the parking garage and outside the facility without their owners attending to clean up.


The Sheraton at Overland Park Convention Center is connected to the OPCC. We have a room block under Great KC Pet Expo with a rate of $109/night. To book a room, please call (866) 837-4214 and mention our block name. The cut-off date for guest rooms is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5th.  CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE.