Saturday Judges
Cathy Dinesen - AB & HHP
Jim Dinesen - AB & HHP
Marsha Ammons - LH/SH SP & HHP
Diana Doernberg - LH/SH SP & HHP
Sunday Judges
Loretta Baugh - AB & HHP
Donna Fuller - AB & HHP
Chuck Gradowski - AB & HHP
Brian Pearson - AB & HHP

FREE Extra 1/2 Cage Space with 4, 5 OR 7 Entries (limit 1/exhibitor)
Entry Clerk
Cathy Dunham
1232 S. Main
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone 217-370-7871 (before 10 pm)

Please leave a message, your call will be returned.
Closing Date
Tuesday April 23, 2019 @ 8 pm CST
or when show fills @ 225 entries
Entry Fees
1st Entry (includes catalog) $60
2nd Entry (same owner) $55
3rd Entries (same owner) $45
EACH Additional Entry (same owner) $30
Shelter Cats for Adoption $10
Extra 1/2 Cage Space $25
Groom Space (full space) $30
Non Handicap End of Row $15
Returned Check Fee $75
Show Manager
Cathy Dunham
Phone: 217-370-7871
Show Manager
Jill Sullivan
Phone: 913-207-1195

Entry & Payment Info: Entries are accepted now. We can not accept faxed entries. Entry Fees include CFA & Regional surcharges. Per show rule 6.21 each entry must be accompanied by the stipulated entry fee. All online/fax entries must be paid in full within 10 days of receipt or prior to the start of the show, whichever is first. Make checks payable to AHL (America’s Heartland) AHL will accept PayPal the information will be provided in your confirmation. No substitutions after the closing date. No refunds after the entry clerk has confirmed your entry or for failure to bench. Check your confirmation for accuracy and contact the entry clerk with any corrections BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.
Show Hall: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Illinois Building, 801 E. Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL 62702 Ph: 217-782-6661. The show hall is handicapped accessible, non-smoking and air-conditioned. Parking is free.
Check in & Show Hours: Check-in Saturday 8:30-9:30 am. Judging will begin at 10 am on Saturday and at 9 am on Sunday. Advertized hours are 9 am - 4 pm (or until end of finals) on Saturday;9 am - 3 pm (or until end of finals) on Sunday.
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.
Local Hotel Info: There is no specific show hotel; all the hotels listed are "pet friendly"; it is up to the exhibitor to call and confirm this with the individual accommodation.
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Springfield 1121 Lejune Dr. Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-697-5686. Use CFA discount code catfan9.
  • Motel 6 Springfield 6011 S 6th St Rd.Springfield, IL 62712 Phone: 217-529-1633. Use CFA discount code OAPHHT.
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Springfield 5871 S Sixth-Frontage Rd. East Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-529-6655.
  • Best Western Clearlake Plaza 3440 E. Clearlake Ave. Springfield, IL 62702 Phone: 217-525-7420. Pet rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning & damage deposit of $50 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair/cleaning.
  • Days Inn Springfield 5970 South 6th Street Rd. Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-718-6860.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Springfield 3050 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-529-7771. A nonrefundable pet fee of $40 will apply.
  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield 2636 Sunrise Dr. Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-753-2636.
  • Quality Inn & Suites 3442 Freedom Dr. Springfield, IL 62704 Phone: 217-787-2250. Pet accommodations: $25 USD per stay. Limit 2 small per room.
  • Sleep Inn 3470 Freedom Dr. Springfield, IL 62704 Phone: 217-787-6200. Pet charge of $25.00 USD per stay with a limit 3 pets per room.
  • Super8 Springfield East 1330 South Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-528-8889.
    Airport: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield (SPI). Lambert St. Louis Airport (STL) is about 1-3/4 hours away.
    Cages: A single cage measures 22" x 22" x 22" and is included with your entry fee. Exhibitors with a single entry using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage. Bring litter pans & food, litter will be provided.
    Rules: This show will be conducted under current CFA rules. Rules are $7 from CFA, 260 East Main St. Alliance, OH 44601.
    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.
    Liability: America's Heartland & Cat'n on the Fox will take reasonable care to safeguard property of exhibitors. Neither the clubs, their members or the Illinois State Fairgrounds will be liable for loss or damage. No guard will be on duty Saturday night, cats must be removed from show hall during the evening.

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