VOLUNTEER CAT CLUB

October 27-29, 2017

"Halloween in the Hills"




Ramada Inn and Suites
Smoky Mountain Convention Center
4010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863

All in one location!  18 Rings!  250 entry limit!

Pajama party on Friday night. (Show is closed to the public on Friday night.)
Halloween Party and Costume Contest on Saturday
Junior Exhibitor's ring on Saturday.

Junior Exhibitor bake sale!

Friday Saturday Sunday

Al Walbrun
Debbie Lopeman
Chris Unangst
Rene Knapp
Barbara Kissinger
Steven Meserve
AB
AB
AB
AB
AB
SP
Marilyne Gregg
Robin Higgins
Fate Mays
Kim Tomlin
Brenda Russo
Laurie Patton
AB
AB
AB
AB
AB
AB
Barbara Ray
Robby Whyte
Carol Lawson
Steve Lawson
Angela Sherzer
Steven Meserve
AB
AB
AB
AB
SP
SP


SPONSOR ONE RING FOR $25 OR ALL JUDGES FOR THE ENTIRE SHOW FOR $100!!



Show Manager: STEPHANIE SMITH  – holyfold@aol.com  or (423) 261-2049

Entry Clerk: VANADIS CRAWFORD, vanadis_ec@nc.rr.com or (919) 426-5250

Sponsor/Vendor Contact: RUTH WILLETT – Elizwillet@aol.com or (919) 477-4221

Please - No calls before 9:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. eastern time!

ENTER ONLINE:

Please submit a summary sheet 
covering all your entries so we can understand your space and other show needs.

Then use the TICA Online Entry System (TOES) to submit your cat's entry information.  

If you need help getting started with TOES, click here for tutorial information. 



PRICING:

ENTERED by October 20, 2017 or when 250 entries are received

$10 discount for all  exhibitors who attended our October 2016 Pigeon Forge show!

SUPER Early Bird - through July 31, 2017

One entry - entered all three days - benched in a double cage - $110
Two entries - entered all three days - benched in a double cage - $175
Three entries - entered all three days - benched in two double cages - $199


Early Bird - August 1, 2017 - September 15, 2017

One entry - entered all three days - benched in a half a cage - $120
Two entries - entered all three days - benched in a double cage - $225
Three entries - entered all three days - benched in a double cage and a half cage - $310
Additional entries - entered all three days - each benched in a half cage - $50


Regular - September 16, 2017 - October 20, 2017 (or until 250 entries are received)

One entry - entered all three days - benched in a half a cage - $135
Two entries - entered all three days - benched in a double cage - $240
Three entries - entered all three days - benched in a double cage and a half cage - $325
Additional entries - entered all three days - each benched in a half cage - $50

One entry - entered two days - benched in a half a cage - $115
Two entries - entered two days - benched in a double cage - $185
Three entries - entered two days - benched in a double cage and a half cage - $305
Additional entries - entered two days - each benched in a half cage - $50

Show Services

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

Catalog Advertising

Full page - $20
Half page - $10

Business card - $5
TICA show flyer (single full page) - $15

Ring Sponsorships

$20.00 Allbreed or Specialty for a single judge
$100 for all judges in the show

PAYPAL ADDRESS: volcatclub@aol.com


Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner and Show- Volunteer Cat Club has made arrangements with Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner and Show for a super discount, Saturday night, October 28th.  Show starts at 6:30 p.m. . If you order your tickets through the club by  October 21,  the price is $49. If you have never been to the show, you should try to plan on going this year!  You can request, and pay for, tickets through our summary sheet.  Due to Dolly Parton's show being closed in preparation for their Christmas show, we will be going to the Dixie Stampede (below) instead.

Dixie Stampede Dinner Show - WOW!  Check this out!  Volunteer Cat Club has made arrangements with Dixie Stampede (Click here for show information for Dixie Stampede Pigeon Forge, TN) for a super discount on their dinner show, Saturday night,October 28th at 8:00pm. The price is $49.  If you have never been to the Stampede, you should try to plan on going this year! You can request, and pay for, tickets through our summary sheet.

Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner and Show- Volunteer Cat Club has made arrangements with Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner and Show for a super discount, Saturday night, October 28th.  Show starts at 6:30 p.m. . If you order your tickets through the club by  October 21,  the price is $49. If you have never been to the show, you should try to plan on going this year!  You can request, and pay for, tickets through our summary sheet.

SE JE's .... VCC has a special PJ party event planned for you. Kids PJ costume contest, Halloween movies and popcorn, bring your pillow and sleeping bags, plus you get a scavenger hunt and a JE ring....JE fund raiser... bake your favorite Halloween cookies for a bake sale fund raiser....plus we are giving the JE's the opportunity to show off their completed advancement assignments..., if your not ready, or don't know what you need to do, contact Ms Stephanie.

Please let the entry clerk know if you have JE interested in participating.


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.  Ask for VCC group.


Room rates are as follows.  Note that rates differ depending on the nights booked.

October 21 - October 25
Standard 2 queen beds - $74 per night plus tax
Jacuzzi Room - $93 per night plus tax
3 queen beds - $105 per night plus tax
4 queen beds - $114 per night plus tax

October 26
Standard 2 queen beds - $74 per night plus tax
Jacuzzi Room - $102 per night plus tax
3 queen beds - $114 per night plus tax
4 queen beds - $122 per night plus tax

October 27 - October 28
Standard 2 queen beds - $79 per night plus tax
Jacuzzi Room - $102 per night plus tax
3 queen beds - $114 per night plus tax
4 queen beds - $122 per night plus tax

October 29 - October 31
Standard 2 queen beds - $74 per night plus tax
Jacuzzi Room - $93 per night plus tax
3 queen beds - $97 per night plus tax
4 queen beds - $114 per night plus tax


NO OUTSIDE FOOD PERMITTED IN SHOW HALL

 
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.
 
The hotel room comes with free hot breakfast. In the parking lot is a Krispie Kreme and a KFC kiddy kaddy corner in the same parking lot is a Cracker Barrel.
 
Leaves should be wonderful, fall will be in the air. Normally this would be a insane time in Pigeon Forge, but the hotel has said the Halloween weekend tends to not be so busy, we will see.
 
Please be sure to 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!

Closest airport: 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.
 
Show Hours: Check-in Friday will be 2 pm to 3 pm . Judging will begin promptly at 3:00 pm on Friday. 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: With the exception of cats competing in the Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Traits classes, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in the cat's first show. 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.
 
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 $20.  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 Ruth Willett, (919) 477-4221,
Elizwillet@aol.com .
 
Vendors: If you are interested in vending the show, please contact Ruth Willett, (919) 477-4221,
Elizwillet@aol.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.