Regional Awards Banquet: The regional banquet will be held at the Ramsey Hotel and Conference Center, 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 on Saturday night. Seating will be rounds of 8, For more information, click here!
Clerking School/CEU opportunities: There will be a clerking school held on Friday night, July 26, 2019 followed by CEU opportunities for judges. Contact Stephanie Smith (email@example.com or (423) 261-2049) for details.
Show Hall/Hotel: Ramada Inn and Suites / Smoky Mountain Convention Center, 4010 Parkway Pigeon Forge TN 37863 (800-523-3919 or 865-908-3015). Ask for Missy, Andrew or Brenda and the VCC group.
Room rates are as follows. Note that rates differ depending on the nights booked. Rates do not include tax. You must pay one-night deposit at time of reservation.
Call for pricing for dates before and after the show. There is also a Red Roof Inn and a La Quinta are in Pigeon Forge.
We are grateful for NO Pet fees. Please confine spraying males (and females!) and clean up after yourself and your cats, so we will be welcome here again. CATS MUST BE CONFINED WHEN UNATTENDED IN THE ROOM. We are using TICA’s hotel policy!
Rate includes a free hot breakfast. There is also a KFC in the parking lot and a Cracker Barrel next door.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS PERMITTED IN SHOW HALL: A vendor with salads, sandwiches and chips will be available from 11-3 both days
Things To Do: Paula Dean has her restaurant about a mile away, the trolley stops at the hotel costing 50 cents for a ride anywhere in town and or to Gatlinburg. The Island has a large Farris wheel, Jimmy Buffet restaurant and hotel. Dollywood is always a wonderful place in the smokies, as is Dixie stampede across the street.
Travel Information: The closest major airport to Pigeon Forge is McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN (TYS). Airlines serving TYS are Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, and United. Contact show management for transportation information from the airport, we will try to accommodate.
Summer is a insane time in Pigeon Forge, so leave extra time for travel.
Show Hours: Check-in on Saturday will be from 7:30 am to 8:15 am and show hours will be 8:30 am to 4 pm Saturday and 8:30 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Advertised show hours for the public are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. All cats must remain in the show hall during advertised show hours unless permission to leave is given by show management. No cats may be left overnight in the show hall.
Registration: To show a cat in a TICA show your cat might need to be TICA registered or eligible for registration. All cats shown in the following classes must be TICA registered to be entered in a show: Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Traits. All cats shown in the Kitten, Championship, and Alter classes must be TICA registered or eligible for registration. If not registered, proof of registration eligibility is required to enter the show. Contact the entry clerk for more information on how to enter your cat, kitten, or alter without at TICA registration number. Household Pets and Household Pet Kittens do not need to be TICA registered to compete. However, to be scored for TICA titles and regional/International awards, all cats (other than household pet kittens) must be registered by their second show. Please contact TICA for registration forms and information (TICA, P. O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551).
Show Rules: TICA show rules will be strictly enforced. By entering, exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and show committee. Official show rules, registration information & forms may be obtained from TICA, P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551 or viewed on their website at www.tica.org.
Benching: One adult or two kittens are allowed per single cage space. Each entry will be assigned a single cage, approx. 24"L X 22"W X 22 H". You may pay extra with a single entry to have the full (double) cage. The two sides, back, and top must be covered. For the comfort of your cat(s), please bring something for the bottom of the cage too!
Grooming spaces: These measure 22 inches x 22 inches x 44 inches.
For Sale: Sales cages will be available to exhibitors. TICA rules allow no more than two kittens or one cat benched in a single cage. No kitten under 3 months of age will be allowed in the show hall (be prepared to show proof of age), and no kittens or cats may be confined to carriers during show hours.
Services: Litter will be available. Please bring your own litter pans, cat food, and bowls. There will be people food available in the show hall.
Health: This is a non-vetted show. Cats showing signs of ear mites, fleas, fungus, or other illness will be escorted from along with any other cats owned, housed, or agented by the same exhibitor. All entries should be immunized against feline rhinotracheitis, calici virus, and panleukopenia, and should test negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDS. Any feline from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infectious or contagious illness within twenty-one days prior to the opening day of the show is ineligible for entry. An obviously pregnant or lactating cat will be disqualified. TICA show rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to judging.
Kittens: All kittens entered for competition must be at least four (4) and not more than eight (8) calendar months old on the day of the show. Kittens may be spayed or neutered.
Household Pets: Household pets are very welcome at this show! Household pets over 8 months of age MUST be spayed or neutered. If you are not sure of the proper class or color of your cat, check out http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/intro.htm or send the entry clerk a color photo of your entry. Photo will be returned at check in.
Clerks/Stewards: If you are interested in clerking, please indicate so on the summary sheet, along with any judge preference. TICA licensed clerks will be given preference and judge requests will be honored to the best of our ability. TICA certified clerks will be compensated $30 per day plus lunch and a fully marked catalog. You will be compensated at the end of the show on the day you clerk. Stewards are also needed. They will be paid $20 per day. Please let us know on the summary sheet if you have someone available. IF YOUR INTERESTED IN CLERKING AND STEWARDING THE SAME RING you will be paid $60.00 per day plus lunch
Awards: Rosettes will be awarded in accordance with TICA Show Rules. This show is scored for TICA Regional and International awards.
Sponsors: A show cannot survive without sponsors and do we have a deal for you! You can sponsor one judge in one ring for $25. But, if you want to, you can sponsor ALL judges in ALL rings for the entire show for $100! If you are interested in being a show sponsor please contact Stephanie Smith 423-261-2049 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendors: If you are interested in vending the show, please contact Stephanie Smith, 423-261-2049 or email@example.com
Liability: Neither Volunteer Cat Club, TICA, nor Ramada Inn and Suites/Smoky Mountain Convention Center will be held liable for injury, loss or damage to cats, exhibitors, property of exhibitor, property of exhibitors, vendors, or other such persons or property in attendance.
ENTERED by July 20, 2019 or when 250 entries are received
SUPER Early Bird - through March 31, 2019
One entry - entered both days - benched in a double cage - $100
Two entries - entered both days - benched in a double cage - $150
Three entries - entered both days - benched in two double cages - $199
Early Bird - April 1, 2019 - June 1, 2019
One entry – entered both days - benched in a half a cage - $120
Two entries - entered both days - benched in a double cage - $175
Three entries - entered both days - benched in a double cage and a half cage - $245.00
Additional entries - entered both days - each benched in a half cage - $60
Regular - June 2 - July 19, 2019 (or until 250 entries are received)
One entry - entered both days - benched in a half a cage - $135
Two entries - entered both days - benched in a double cage - $200
Three entries - entered both days - benched in a double cage and a half cage - $275
Additional entries - entered both days - each benched in a half cage - $60
One entry - entered one day - benched in a half a cage - $115
Two entries - entered one day - benched in a double cage - $185
Three entries - entered one day - benched in a double cage and a half cage - $305
Additional entries - entered one day - each benched in a half cage - $60
Extra 1/2 cage - $25
Grooming space (LIMITED) - $40
Double sales cage (LIMITED) - $40
End of row benching (free for handicapped) - $15
Marked catalog (sent by email only) - $10
Full page ads $20
All vendors Business card - $5
TICA show flyer (single full page) - $10
$25.00 Allbreed or Specialty for a single judge
$100 for all judges in the show
PAYPAL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org