Saturday Judges
Larry Adkison - AB & HHP
Pam Bassett - AB & HHP
Mary Auth - LH/SH SP & HHP
Teresa Sweeney - LH/SH SP & HHP
Sunday Judges
Marsha Ammons - AB & HHP
Rachel Anger - AB & HHP
Karen Godwin C Dinesen - AB & HHP
Jim Dinesen - AB & HHP

Entry Clerk
Cathy Dunham 1232 S. Main Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone 217-370-7871 (before 10 pm). Please leave a message, your call will be returned.
Show Manager
Sueann Spinder
Phone 309-369-3683
(Before 9 p.m. CST)
Show Manager
Cathy Dunham
Phone: 217-370-7871
(Before 10 p.m. CST)
Vendor Coordinator
Jan Pitelka
Entry Fees
1st Entry (includes catalog) $60
2nd Entry (same owner) $55
3rd Entries (same owner) $35
EACH Additional Entry (same owner) $30
Shelter Cats for Adoption $10
Extra 1/2 Cage Space $25
Groom Space (full space) $30
End of Row Benching $15
No EOR charge for handicapped exhibitors
Returned Check Fee $75
Closing Date
Tuesday April 24, 2018 @ 8 pm CST
or when show fills @ 225 entries

Open Breed Summary

Show Photographer: Renee Farley
Entry & Payment Info: Entries are accepted now. No faxed entries. Entry Fees include CFA & Regional surcharges. Per show rule 6.21 each entry must be accompanied by the stipulated entry fee. All online/fax entries must be paid in full within 10 days of receipt or prior to the start of the show, whichever is first. Make checks payable to AHL (America’s Heartland). No substitutions after the closing date. No refunds after the entry clerk has confirmed your entry or for failure to bench. Check your confirmation for accuracy and contact the entry clerk with any corrections BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.
Show Hall: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Illinois Building, 801 E. Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL 62702 Ph: 217-782-6661. The show hall is handicapped accessible, non-smoking and air-conditioned. Parking is free. Enter the Fairgrounds through Gate 1 or 12 off of Sangamon Avenue.
Check in & Show Hours: Check-in Saturday 7:30-8:30 am. Judging will begin at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday. Advertized hours are 9 am - 4 pm.
Scoring: All entries in Championship (except Novice), Premiership (except Novice), registered Kittens, recorded Household Pets, and registered cats competing as Household Pets with an Household Pet color class prefix will be scored for CFA awards. Owners of novices can contact the entry clerk for a temporary registration number. Kittens may be entered without registration numbers, but will not be scored for CFA awards if a number is not provided at show time. Kittens without a registration number or TRN will not be included in the count.
Local Hotel Info: There is no specific show hotel; all the hotels listed are "pet friendly"; it is up to the exhibitor to call and confirm this with the individual accommodation.
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Springfield 1121 Lejune Dr.Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-697-5686. Use CFA discount code catfan9.
  • Red Roof Inn Springfield 3200 Singer Ave, Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-753-4302. Use CFA discount code 526223.
  • Motel 6 Springfield 6011 S 6th St Rd.Springfield, IL 62712 Phone: 217-529-1633. Use CFA discount code OAPHHT.
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Springfield 5871 S Sixth-Frontage Rd. East Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-529-6655.
  • Best Western Clearlake Plaza 3440 E. Clearlake Ave. Springfield, IL 62702 Phone: 217-525-7420. Pet rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning & damage deposit of $50 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair/cleaning.
  • Days Inn Springfield 5970 South 6th Street Rd. Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-718-6860.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Springfield 3050 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-529-7771. A nonrefundable pet fee of $40 will apply.
  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield 2636 Sunrise Dr. Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-753-2636.
  • Quality Inn & Suites 3442 Freedom Dr. Springfield, IL 62704 Phone: 217-787-2250. Pet accommodations: $25 USD per stay. Limit 2 small per room.
  • Sleep Inn 3470 Freedom Dr. Springfield, IL 62704 Phone: 217-787-6200. Pet charge of $25.00 USD per stay with a limit 3 pets per room.
  • Super8 Springfield East 1330 South Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-528-8889.
    Airport: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield (SPI). Lambert St. Louis Airport (STL) is about 1-3/4 hours away.
    Cages: A single cage measures 21" x 21" x 21" and is included with your entry fee; a double cage measures 21" x 21" x 42". Bring litter pans & food, litter is provided. Exhibitors with an odd number of entries using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage.
    Rules: This show will be conducted under current CFA rules. Rules are $7 from CFA, 260 East Main St. Alliance, OH 44601.
    Health: It is strongly advised that all cats or kittens entered or present in the show hall be inoculated before entry by a licensed veterinarian against feline panleukopenia (formerly known as feline distemper or feline infectious enteritis), feline rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and rabies. It is also strongly recommended that cats and kittens be tested and found negative for FeLV before entry. All cats/kittens must have all claws clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition.
    Liability: America's Heartland & American Gothic Cat Club will take reasonable care to safeguard property of exhibitors. Neither the clubs, their members or the Illinois State Fairgrounds will be liable for loss or damage. No guard will be on duty Saturday night, cats must be removed from show hall during the evening.

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