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Jesse gets a workout lifting Jasper, one of our heaviest and friendliest reptile ambassadors, for a packed house at Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill.

Make your event GO WILD!

Each year Jesse and his rescued reptiles slither into more than 150 live events. Our program is very popular with schools, churches, scouts, libraries, community events, and regularly appears on television and radio. Jesse and the reptiles have performed at the governor’s mansion, for the U.S. Congress, with Jay Leno, and at many other venues, from crowded theaters and stadiums, to more intimate gatherings within backyards and living rooms. We love people, nature, and live events, and it would be our pleasure to serve your group.

Check our Event Calendar below to see where we will be, then come out and join us. Or email us to schedule our reptile program at your event.

Event Scheduling FAQ

Can you do more than one show per day?

Yes. If you see a date with only one show scheduled, we may be available to do a second show on the same date.

How far ahead do I have to book my event?

Some shows are scheduled over a year in advance, but some are booked only weeks or months in advance. We’ve even scheduled shows the day before the event, if we’re not already booked.

How far will you travel?

We travel wherever we can serve, typically within Pennsylvania. Events outside of PA require a little extra planning to make sure we have all the correct state and federal permits.  For a quote to your location, please email info@forgottenfriend.org.

Are reptiles appropriate for my event?

YES! Your audience will laugh and learn as they exchange their fears for enlightenment. Forgotten Friend provides nature programming for countless venues and Jesse has performed over 1,000 shows. We are glad to customize each program to fit your event. We do many custom setups each year for events of all sizes, ages, and themes.

How big are your shows?

Every event is unique, and we work with audiences over 1,000 at times. But we recommend audiences of 100 or less when possible. For school programs we insist on a little more structure. But for other events we plan to serve audiences of all sizes.

How much does it cost?

If you’re looking for the cheapest entertainment you can find, that’s not us. But if you want a great value on reliable and professional family programming, we are here to serve you! We offer affordable options starting around a few hundred dollars. We have standard rates for a 60-minute-program, and discounted rates for longer shows or multiple show times. School districts, libraries, and larger organizations can ask about multi-booking discounts for scheduling shows at two or more locations. For a quote to your location, please email info@forgottenfriend.org.

Is it worth it?

More than half of our programs are for repeat-customers, some of whom are so happy with our service that they schedule our program several times a year. It is our pleasure to serve our customers in all aspects as we introduce each audience to the magical and mysterious reptile world. We know you’ll be glad you scheduled us!

To schedule your event:

Please email info@forgottenfriend.org.

A crowd looks on in wonder and admiration as Jesse supervises a “python stretch” at Penn Township Community Day.

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