About Us

ReefSMART is an annual expo in Raleigh, NC, put on by the non profit Sustainable Reef, a 501c3 organization. The event is at the end of April, usually the third Saturday of the month. Come attend the largest reef event in NC, we can't wait to meet you! Come join us at our 2018 show - it will be our 9th anniversary this year!  

ReefSMART April 21st, 2018

Awesome Vendors

At every ReefSMART we have had some fantastic vendors; but we have never packed so many great ones into one show before this year!  Our vendors list at the bottom of the page lists the ones that have joined in the fun already!  


This year, for the first time in at least 6 years - we will have speakers at ReefSMART.  We already have a few great ones lined up; stay tuned for details!


We set the bar pretty high with our raffle the past two years, and especially last year!  However, we are confident we can do another eight 8ft tables filled with raffle prizes!  Keep an eye on our sponsors list below to see a peek of what's to come, or follow us on one of our social media channels at the bottom of the page - we are most active on Facebook!

Door Bags

We always make around 300 door bags, so be sure to get there when we open if you would like one, because the best ones go first and we have never put on a show with less than 300 people, it is usually more like 500!  

Trading & Selling

Trading is absolutely allowed, and encouraged!  ReefSMART is an expo put on by the non profit Sustainable Reef, and we LOVE hobbyist sales and trades - more aquaculture for us all!  In an effort to protect our valued vendors (the show does not go on without them!) we cannot allow any sales without a paid table or booth.  We do have a Hobbyist Community Tables, however!  For just $10 you can sell whatever you like - trading is always FREE, no pass needed!  These tables do not have electricity, so be sure to bring a blue flashlight to show off the colors of your wares!


  • 11am - VIP Early Entry
  • 12pm - FREE Entry
  • 12:30pm - Raffles Begin
  • 1pm - 3pm - Speakers
  • 4pm - Expo ends, see you next year!                                                                                          

Do you want to be one of the first ones in the door, to scoop up special corals and deals before the crowd comes in - and then be the first at the raffle table?  A VIP Early Entry is "just the ticket"!  You will also recieve a premium door bag - packed with great swag!  

VIP Early Entry Tickets

Click the links below to learn more about our Sponsors and Vendors!

2018 Sponsors

2018 Vendors


NC State Fairgrounds

1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606, United States


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