SHOW HALL: The show hall is Gateway Hall at The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds at 344 Tully Road, San Jose. From 101 take the Tully Road exit and head west. The Tully Road exit on 101 is just south of the 280/680 interchange. The building is climate controlled with forced-air heating. People food will be available at the show hall. Santa Clara County Fairground rules prohibit bringing in outside food or beverages. The show hall will be locked at night. Tails & No Tales Cat Club, club officers, club members, or the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds will not be liable in the case of personal injury, loss, or damage to personal property.
PARKING: There is a Home and Garden Show the same weekend as our show, but vendors and exhibitors will still be able to park near the show hall. Parking passes are $10.00 for a one day pass or $15.00 for a two day pass. However, the entrance to this parking will be Gate C (near satellite wagering building), which is on Old Tully Road, the road that forks off from Tully road next to the fairgrounds. This should actually be an easier entrance for us. If you desire, parking in Lot A across the street will be free since the Home and Garden Show has bought out the entire lot this year.
GENERAL: Cages are 21” x 21” x 21” single, and 21” x 21” x 45” double (if you purchase an extra half cage or have two entries). Exhibitors providing own cages must purchase an extra half cage. Please indicate if you will be providing your own cage. Litter will be provided. All entries, including exhibition only and for sale, must be entered on an official CFA entry form or facsimile. Each For Sale or Exhibition Only entry must be accompanied by a competitive entry. Only cats entered in the show (for sale or competition) will be allowed in the show hall. All others will be removed.
Exhibitors are advised that all entries should be inoculated by a licensed veterinarian against Feline Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, and Rabies, and tested and found negative for FeLV before entry. All claws must be clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are not eligible for entry. All adult household pet entries over eight months of age must be neutered or spayed. No kitten under 4 months of age will be allowed in the show hall. No entry will be permitted to remain in the show hall overnight.
AWARDS: The show is licensed by THE CAT FANCIERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC. All championship, premiership, and registered kittens will be scored for National and Regional awards. The entry clerk is prohibited from accepting championship, premiership, or AOV entries without a CFA registration number. Ribbons and Rosettes will be awarded in all rings as specified in the show rules. A copy of the show rules may be obtained from The Cat Fanciers Association, 260 E. Main St. Alliance, OH 44601 for $7.00 per copy. The club reserves the right to add judges not named to judge non-championship classes.
HOTEL: We do not have an official show hotel this year, but there are numerous pet friendly hotels in the San Jose area. Near the San Jose Airport there is a DoubleTree 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110 Phone: 408-453-4000, and if you do an Internet search for pet friendly hotels in San Jose you can find many more.
AIRPORT INFO: San Jose International SJC is near the show hall, Oakland International OAK and San Francisco International SFO are about an hour away.
CLOSING DATE: January 2, 2012, or when entry limit of 225 cats has been met. All fees must accompany entries. Make checks payable to Tails & No Tales Cat Club. Benching requests are limited to one. The Entry Clerk will call collect if there are any questions regarding your entry. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.
SHOW PHOTOGRAPHER: Chanan will be our show photographer again this year, but on Sunday only.
CFA Entry Form (PDF)
Link for Directions