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SHOW HALL: Infinite Energy Center (formerly Gwinnett Center) 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA 30097. The show hall is air-conditioned and has ample free parking. Handicap access allows for rolling carriers into the show hall. This is a NO SMOKING facility. Directions: Traveling both north and south on I-85, take Exit 108 (Sugarloaf Parkway). Turn right onto Sugarloaf Parkway West. Continue straight through the intersection for Satellite Blvd. The Infinite Energy Center entrance is on the left. If flying to Atlanta and renting a car, the Infinite Energy Center is approximately 1 hour north on I-85, exit 108. Proof of the Pudding offers great lunches and snacks.
SHOW HOURS: Check In will be Saturday 7:30 - 9 am. Judging will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday and at 9 am on Sunday. Advertised show hours for spectators are Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 9 am – 4 pm.
HOTEL INFO: Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center (across the parking lot from the show hall), 6310 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097 Phone: 888-269-9585 Ask for CSS “Cotton States Cat Show” group rate; On-line reservations: Holiday Inn; select arrival/departure dates (contracted rate for CSS rooms will be displayed) $89/night; $25 pet fee per room (Rate available until Oct 21, 2016, or until filled).
Homewood Suites by Hilton 1775 North Brown Rd. Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Phone: 770-277-1243 ask for “Cotton States Cat Show” group rate On-line reservations; $92/night; $25 pet fee per room (Rate available until Oct 17, 2016, or until filled) King Suite with sleeper sofa bed; complimentary shuttle to/from show hall; hot buffet breakfast Approximately 1.25 miles from Infinite Energy Center.
La Quinta Inn Duluth (a pet-friendly hotel) 2370 Stephens Center Dr, Duluth, GA 30096 Phone: 678-957-0500. Approximately 0.5 mile from show hall. Use CFA rate code CATFAN9.
La Quinta Inn Norcross (a pet-friendly hotel) 5945 Oakbrook Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30093 Phone: 770-368-9400. Ask for “Cotton States Cat Show” group rate $77/night (Rate available until Oct 14, 2016, or until filled). Approximately 10 miles from show hall.
Residence Inn Atlanta NE/Duluth Sugarloaf 1940 Satellite Blvd. Duluth GA 30097 Phone: 770-814-2929 - Ask for “Cotton States Cat Show” group rate; for online reservations use the link above. $112/night; $100 pet fee per suite (Rate available until Oct 6, 2015, or until filled) Suites (king bed, pull-out sofa, kitchen); free hot breakfast. Less than 0.5 mile from show hall.
Additional hotels are available in the vicinity; go to http://gcvb.org/visitors/hotels/ for more info.
FLY INS: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATL Note: For those arriving by air, there is no shuttle service to/from the airport. The drive from the airport to the hotel is approximately 1 hour, car rental is recommended.
Cotton States Cat Club, Inc. and Infinite Energy Center will not be responsible for damage, loss, or personal injury during this event. 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, calici viruses and rabies. It is also strongly recommended that cats and kittens be tested and found negative for FeLV before entry. There will be NO veterinary inspection prior to benching. All cats are expected to be free of fleas, fungus, ear mites, and any contagious diseases. All claws of all entries must be clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are ineligible. Kittens under four months of age are not permitted in the Show Hall. Household Pets over the age of 8 (eight) months must be neutered or spayed. Single cage size approximately 22"x22"x22".
CFA RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. Copies of the current Show Rules may be ordered on line at www.cfa.org or by mail from CFA Central Office, 260 East Main Street, Alliance, OH 44601. The cost of $7.00 (includes shipping/handling) must be included with your order.
All entries in Championship (except Novice), Premiership (except Novice), registered Kittens, recorded Household Pets, and registered cats competing as Household Pets with an Household Pet color class prefix will be scored for CFA awards. Owners of novices can contact the entry clerk for a temporary registration number. Kittens may be entered without registration numbers, but will not be scored for CFA awards if a number is not provided at show time. Kittens without a registration number or TRN will not be included in the count. Special prizes and ribbons will be offered in all rings for final awards. Flats will be offered for all other awards in accordance with CFA Show Rules.
Club Web Site
Link for directions to the Show Hall
Hotel Directions (PDF)