Show Hall: Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20153 (Rt. 28 at Willard Road). The phone number is 703-378-0910. The show hall is air conditioned and wheelchair accessible. People food is provided and there is plenty of free parking. This is a non-smoking facility.
Check In & SHow Hours: Friday evening from 5 to 7 pm and Saturday from 7:30 - 9:00 am. Judging will start at 9:30 am Saturday; 9 am Sunday. Advertised show hours are 9:30 am - 5 pm Saturday; 9 am - 4 pm Sunday. No entries, with the exception of kittens, may leave the show hall before the end of the advertised show hours without the permission of the Show Manager.
Local Hotel Info: Best Western Battlefield Inn 10820 Balls Ford Rd, Manassas VA 20109. Discounted room rate of $72 plus tax with the pet fee waived. Rate includes hot breakfast buffet, free wi-fi. Refrigerator, and microwave in every room! Restaurant and lounge on site for convenienceCall 703-361-8000 & mention National Capital Cat show, make reservations by Aug 29 to receive this rate. 9 miles from the Expo Center on I-66. Towneplace Suites 703-709-0453, Residence Inn Chantilly South 703-263-7900, Extended Stay Dulles South 703-263-7173, Homestead Suites Chantilly 703-263-3361, Wyngate 571-203-0999, Red Roof Manassas (CFA discount code 526223) 703-335-9333. Each of these has Pet Friendly rooms, some have shuttles, check individual websites to confirm. The Holiday Inn Select, Chantilly-Dulles Expo Center is located within walking distance of the show hall. HOWEVER this year they are NOT waiving the pet fee, please contact them for pricing. The hotel provides transportation to and from Dulles International Airport (IAD).
Fly-Ins: Dulles International Airport (IAD) is a 15-20 minute drive. Reagan National Airport (DCA) is a 45-60 minute drive. Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is about 1 1/2-2 hours away.
Awards: All championship, premiership and kitten entries with registration numbers or temporary registration numbers will be scored for CFA National and Regional points. Owners of novices can contact the entry clerk for a temporary registration number. Rosettes will be awarded and permanent flats will be used in accordance with CFA show rules. This is a CFA licensed show; show rules will be strictly enforced. Show rules are available at no cost online at www.cfa.org or send $7 to CFA 260 E Main St Alliance OH 44601.
Kittens & Kittens For Sale: Sales cages will be available only if you have an entry in the show. Please keep in mind the show rule which limits two kittens per single cage. No kitten under 4 months of age is permitted in the show hall. No kittens may be kept in carriers under the cage or in your car. All kittens being sold at this show must be sold from a Sales Cage which you purchased for that purpose, the fees are listed above. You must have proof of age for all kittens being sold; (i.e., a CFA registration, blue or yellow slip) and a Rabies certificate. A Rabies certificate is required by Virginia state law for all kittens that are 4 months of age.
Health: All cats and kittens entered or present in the show hall should be inoculated against feline enteritis, feline rhinotracheitis, calici viruses, and rabies (required by Virginia state law - bring proof of vaccination), and tested negative for FeLV. All cats should be free from fleas, fungus, or other health problems. Any cat suspected being ill, of having fleas, etc., is subject to removal from the show hall in accordance with CFA show rules. All claws must be clipped prior to benching.
General: CFA rules will be strictly enforced. A copy of the Show Rules may be obtained for $7 from CFA by ordering online at www.catalog.cfa.org/pubs.shtml#showrules. There is a free download at http://www.cfa.org/Portals/0/documents/forms/13-14showrules.pdf. All Championship, Premiership, and registered Kitten entries will be scored for CFA National and Regional awards. Registration numbers must be printed in the catalog. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to check entry confirmation and notify entry clerk of any errors.
Breed Showcase: Breed Showcase presentations will be on Saturday and Sunday. If you are able to bring a cat for the presentation, please contact our coordinator, Lisa-Maria Padilla via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet-Me Cats: All breeds needed. We especially need breed representatives who are not entered in the show to be available to meet and greet the public. Supervision and secluded "down time" cage space (not in regular benching area) will be provided. Please contact Bob Dubit at email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.
Supplies and Miscellaneous: Litter will be provided at the show hall. You should bring litter boxes, food, bowls, and any other supplies needed by your feline friend. Single cage size is 22" x 22" x 22".
Is This Your First show? Please indicate on your entries! We will try to bench you with someone experienced. Visit www.cfanewbee.org for information on showing a cat in CFA.
Household Pet Entries: All Household Pets must be over 4 months old and those over the age of 8 (eight) months must be neutered or spayed and may not be declawed. Additional info
Agility Entries: All are welcome to enter agility cats. For cats not entered in the show it is mandatory you pre-enter your agility cat using the form on the CFA Agility web site. The Fee for cats not entered in the show is $25; which includes a single cage (22”x2”x22”) you can purchase an Extra ½ cage space for an additional $15. For cats entered in the show it is preferred that you pre-enter your agility cat using the form on the CFA Agility web site. Entries will also be accepted at the show. The fee for cats entered in the show is $10.
Breed Booths: Breed Booths are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to bring a breed booth to showcase your breed, please contact our booth coordinator, Linda Peterson, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Each breed will be provided up to two double cage spaces (must be reserved in advance) free of charge to set up your booth. 8-foot unskirted tables may be rented for a fee (to be determined). One booth/display per breed - must be authorized by the Breed Council Secretary. If you are bringing a booth to showcase your breed, please have your Breed Council Secretary contact our booth coordinator. You must indicate “Breed Booth” on the entry form for appropriate benching. Also indicate the number of spaces – one or two – and whether you will rent a table.
National Capital reserves the right to substitute judges in case of emergency.
Directions to the Show Hall (PDF)
Link to Google Directions
YFEP Entry Form (PDF)