Entry Info: Entries are accepted now. Entries must be typed or printed clearly on an official CFA entry form or online. No phone or fax entries will be accepted. If sending entries online, confirm receipt by email with the Entry Clerk. All entries, except online entries must be accompanied by full entry fee payment. All online entries MUST be paid in full within 10 days of receipt or prior to the start of the show, whichever is first as per CFA Show Rule 6.21. Make checks payable to Garden State. All checks must be paid in U.S. funds. No postdated checks or Canadian checks will be accepted. We encourage all payments made at check-in to be in cash. By entering, exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and the show committee and to adhere to CFA show rules. Single entry with ANY size security cage must purchase an extra 1/2 cage space. *Handicapped exhibitors will not be charged for end of row.
Show Hall: New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 PH: 732-417-1400. Grand Parties welcomed, please be discrete. AIR CONDITIONED and Handicap-accessible NO SMOKING!
Check in is from 5 - 7 pm on Friday and 7:30 - 9 am on Saturday. Any cat not benched by 9 am will be marked absent. Judging will begin at 9:30 am (SHARP) on Saturday and 9 am on Sunday. Advertised hours are 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday and 9:30 am - 4 pm on Sunday. No entries, except kittens may leave the show hall before the end of the advertised hours without permission of the show manager.
Hotel Info: Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center 125 Raritan Center Pkwy, Edison, NJ 08837 PH: 800-325-3535. Show rate is $99 and initial cut off date is June 13. There is a $50 REFUNDABLE pet deposit. Call and ask for the Garden State Cat Club block or go to https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/GardenStateCatClub to book under the Cat Show rate.
Exhibitor Info: Cage size is approximately 22”x22”x22” Please inform the entry clerk if you have your own security cage. Litter will be provided, but not litter pans.
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.
Household Pets: Household pets must be at least 4 months old on the day of the show, cats 8 months and older MUST be spayed/neutered. No declawed entries are allowed.
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.
Garden State Cat Club, Inc. reserves the right to substitute judges in case of illness or emergency. By entering, exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and the show committee and to adhere to CFA show rules. Copies of CFA show rules can be obtained for $7 each from CFA 260 East Main St. Alliance, OH 44601.
Link for Directions to the Show Hall
PDF CFA Entry Form