SHOW HALL: Holshouser Building at the NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607 Phone: 919-821-7400. The show hall is heated but not air-conditioned. Parking is free. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the Fairgrounds property. A concession service will be available during show hours. There is no smoking in the show hall. The Holshauser Building and Quality Inn meet ADA accessibility guidelines for ramps and wheelchair accessible facilities. The Fairgrounds allows RVs to stay on the property for a fee. For information on RV access, see www.ncstatefair.org/facilities/rvaccess.htm or call 919-612-6767 or 919-821-7400.
SHOW HOURS: The show hall will be open at 7:30 am, all cats must be benched by 8:30 am. or they will be marked absent. Judging will begin promptly at 9 am. Show 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 a Household Pet color class prefix will be scored for CFA awards. Owners of cats/kittens without registration numbers can contact the entry clerk for a Temporary Registration Number.
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 claws of each entry must be clipped prior to benching. Failure to do so will subject the entry to disqualification. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition.
BENCHING: Single cages are approximately 22”x22”x22” and is included with your entry fees. Two (2) kittens or one (1) cat are permitted in a single cage. Double cages 22”x22”x45” are available upon request for an additional fee of $25. Since single width “wire” cages are unavailable, if you are bringing your own cage, even if only a single width cage, you must purchase a double cage space. A grooming space is the same size as a double cage space. Special benching requests will be honored to the best of our ability. For your cat’s comfort, the top, sides and bottom of the cages must be covered. Vending from the benching area is prohibited. Litter will be available. Please bring your own litter pan, water bowl and cat food.
FELINE AGILITY: A CFA scored agility ring run by CFA ringmaster Jill Archibald will be held Saturday. Awards for top 5 cats will be presented.
HOUSEHOLD PETS: All entries must be at least 4 months old; all entries 8 months or older must be neutered or spayed. Entries may not be declawed.
SHOW HOTEL: Quality Inn & Suites Raleigh Durham Airport 1001 Aerial Center Pkwy, Morrisville, NC 27560. Call hotel directly at 919-481-3600 and request booking in the "CAT SHOW" group. Room rate is $59 for all room types + a $15 one-time-per-stay/non-refundable pet deposit. Hotel provides a free hot breakfast. The hotel also provides free transportation to/from the airport. Transportation is not available to/from the showhall.
AIRPORT: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is about 12 miles from the show hall and provides lots of ground transportation options.
LIABILITY: No watchman will be provided during non-show hours. Cats cannot be left in the show hall overnight. Midlantic Persian and Himalayan Fanciers will take reasonable care to safeguard the personal property of exhibitors; however, neither the club, its members nor the NC State Fairgrounds or Quality Inn will be liable for any loss, damage or injury to exhibitors or to their cats.
For more information on this in-conjunction show go to http://vanadis.cnc.net/MPHF-VISION/index.html
CFA Entry Form (PDF)
Link for Directions
Fairgrounds Map (PDF)