NEMO PRESS RELEASE: OVER 150 CATS EXPECTED TO COMPETE AT 6TH ANNUAL SHOW IN STURBRIDGE
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OVER 150 CATS EXPECTED TO COMPETE AT 6TH ANNUAL SHOW IN STURBRIDGE
Things are heating up in Sturbridge as New England Meow Outfit (NEMO) cooks up its 6th annual CFA Cat Show! Over 150 pedigreed and mixed-breed cats are expected to attend and compete for top-ten honors (with ribbons) in eight judging rings. It’s not just a beauty contest for cats, though – there are plenty of other activities the whole family will enjoy. Admission is an affordable $8 for adults and $6 for children 5-12 and seniors (sorry, cash only). Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge. Spectators are welcome to attend on Saturday, August 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, August 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What can I expect to see?
- Amazingly beautiful cats and kittens judged in four judging rings each day. From tiny Singapuras to massive Maine Coons and Siberians, each breed is judged to an exacting written standard that specifies the attributes of the ideal example of each breed. Judges come from throughout the U.S. and Canada and this year, one is coming all the way from Hong Kong.
- Cat Agility Competition. Dogs have done it for years – Cats can do it too! Watch as owners coax, lead, or in some cases, follow, as the kitties navigate their way through tunnels, hoops, and up and down stairs. Certified Agility Ringmaster Niki Feniak will preside over two separate competitions, one each day, with top honors going to the fastest cat-and-owner team.
- Pet Me Cats. Everyone wants to pet the cats! But most of the show cats have been specially groomed for the show and the owners are much happier having their darlings admired without touching. Our solution—several retired show cats will be on hand in the show hall, identified by flags on their cages. The public is welcome to pet and interact with these cats and get a “kitty fix.” Come enjoy them!
- Interactive games and family fun. On Saturday, spectators can join exhibitors in the hunt for “NEMO” fish hidden in plain sight throughout the show hall. The first person to find them all wins a $25 Petsmart gift card; others who succeed will get free raffle tickets. On Sunday, at approximately 12:30 p.m., exhibitors and their cats will participate in a Cat-and-Owner Costume Contest. There are official judges, but audience reactions will be taken into consideration. There’s a table for kids with cat coloring books and other fun activities. And everyone gets to vote for their favorite cat as the “Spectators’ Choice” winner.
- Shopping and refreshments. Vendors with all sorts of cat toys and supplies will be on hand and our fabulous raffle table will have a different assortment of prizes each day. The hotel will be offering a concession stand with snacks and lunch items; adult beverages will be available.
What are you waiting for? Make your plans now and come see the cats!
For more information, please see our facebook page www.facebook.com/NEMOcatclub or our website www.newenglandmeowoutfit.com
NEMO is a member club of CFA (Cat Fanciers’ Association), an international organization that is the oldest and largest registry of pedigreed cats. www.cfa.org.