Entry & Payment Info: Entries are accepted now. 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 Capital Cat Fanciers; sorry no PayPal. No substitutions after the closing date. No refunds after the entry clerk has confirmed your entry or for failure to bench. Please confirm online entries by email with the entry clerk. 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 CLOSING DATE. Entry Fees include CFA/SR surcharges.
Show Hall: Montgomery County Agricultural Center 16 Chestnut St. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Phone: 301-926-3100. The show hall is handicapped accessible and is heated/air-conditioned, as needed.
Benching: Check in: Saturday 8:30-9:30 am. Sunday 7:30-8:15 am. Cats not benched by end of check in will be marked absent. Judging starts at 10 am Saturday andat 8:30 am on Sunday. Advertised show hours 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 8:30 am – 3 pm 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 novices can contact the entry clerk for a temporary registration number. All show rules will be strictly enforced; show rules are available for $7 from CFA 260 East Main St. Alliance, OH 44601.
Household Pets: All Household Pets over the age of 8 (eight) months must be neutered or spayed and may not be declawed.
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.
Supplies: Bring your own litter pans. Club will provide litter. Individual cage size is 22” X 22” X 22” 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.
Local Hotels: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Ph: 301-977-8900. This hotel is 1 mile from the show hall. Red Roof Plus+ Washington DC/Rockville 16001 Shady Grove Rd. Rockville, MD Phone: 301-987-0965. CFA discount code 526223.
Fly-ins: Dulles International Airport (IAD) is the closest. When making travel plans please keep in mind the airport is a 30 to 45 minutes away. Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) & Reagan National Airport (DCA) are other alternatives.
Official CFA Entry Form