Open Breed Summary
Show Hall: Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds TECO Expo Hall 303 North Lemon St. Plant City, FL 33563 Ph: 813- 752-9194. The show hall is air-conditioned and is handicapped accessible. Parking is FREE!!!
Check-in: 7:30-8:30 am, any cat not benched by 8:30 will be marked absent. Please report any transfers or absentees at check-in. Judging will begin at 9 am both days. Advertised hours 9 am–5 pm (or until completion of judging) Saturday; 9 am–3 pm (or until completion of judging) Sunday.
Scoring: 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 cats/kittens without registration numbers can contact the entry clerk for a Temporary Registration Number.
Local Hotel Info: Below is a list of hotels within 20 miles of the showhall. There are no negotiated rates. Each hotel says pets stay free, but some have certain rooms allowing pets; please check with the hotel for their pet policy. The CFA discount program with LaQuinta hotels is now with the Wyndham hotel brand. Book online and use the Corporate Booking Code 1000026977 or call 877-999-3223 and ask for the discount code CFA CAT FANCIERS ASSOCIATION. Wyndham hotels are pet friendly, however, various locations may have slightly different policies. A hotel may charge $20 per room per night with a maximum charge of $40 per stay. You will be asked to sign a pet acknowledgement statement at check-in. Please contact hotels directly to confirm your pet-friendly room availability and any fees prior to arrival.
Local Airport Info: Tampa International (TPA)-30 miles/45 minutes. Orlando International (MCO)- 65 miles/90 minutes.
Household Pets: All Household Pets over the age of 8 (eight) months must be neutered or spayed. HHPs may not be declawed.
Benching: Single cage size is approximate 22"x22"x22"; and is included with your entry. Exhibitors with a single entry using any size security cage are required to purchase an extra 1/2 cage. * Sales Cages is a full capce and are only available with a paid entry. Please bring cage curtains (or coverings) to cover the sides, top and bottom of cage. Cat litter will be provided; please bring litter box.
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 claws of all entries must be clipped prior to benching. Declawed cats are not eligible for competition.
By entering exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and the show committee and to adhere to CFA show rules. CFA show rules may be obtained for $7 each from CFA, 260 E. Main St. Alliance, OH 44601. Please advise the entry clerk if this is your first show.
Directions to the Show Hall
CFA Entry Form (PDF)