Paula Dean has her restaurant about a mile away, the trolley stops at the hotel costing 50 cents for a ride anywhere in town and
or to Gatlinburg.
The Island has a large Farris wheel, Jimmy Buffet restaurant and hotel. Dollywood is always a wonderful place in the smokies,
as is Dixie stampede across the street.

The hotel room comes with free hot breakfast. In the parking lot is a Krispie Kreme and a KFC kiddy kaddy corner in the same
parking lot is a Cracker Barrel.   

Leaves should be wonderful, fall will be in the air. Normally this would be a insane time in Pigeon Forge, but the hotel has said
the Halloween weekend tends to not be so busy, we will see.

Please be sure to confine spraying males (and females!) and clean up after yourself and your cats so we will be welcome here

Closest airport: The closest major airport to Pigeon Forge is McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN (TYS).  Airlines serving TYS
are Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, and United.  
Contact show management for transportation information from the airport.

Show Hours: Check-in Friday will be 2 pm to 3 pm . Judging will begin promptly at 3:00 pm on Friday.
Check-in on Saturday will be from 7:30 am to 8:15 am and show hours will be 8:30 am to 4 pm Saturday
and 8:30 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Advertised show hours for the public are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.
All cats must remain in the show hall during advertised show hours unless permission to leave is given by show management.
No cats may be left overnight in the show hall.

Registration: With the exception of cats competing in the Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Traits classes,
registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in the cat's first show.
However, to be scored for TICA titles and regional / International awards, all cats (other than household pet kittens) must
be registered by their second show.
Please contact TICA for registration forms and information (TICA, P. O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551).

Show Rules: TICA show rules will be strictly enforced. By entering, exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges
and show committee. Official show rules, registration information & forms may be obtained from
TICA, P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551 or viewed on their website at

Benching: One adult or two kittens are allowed per single cage space. Each entry will be assigned a single cage,
approx. 24"L X 22"W X 22 H". You may pay extra with a single entry to have the full (double) cage.
The two sides, back, and top must be covered. For the comfort of your cat(s),
please bring something for the bottom of the cage too!

Grooming spaces: These measure 22 inches x 22 inches x 44 inches.

For Sale: Sales cages will be available to exhibitors.
TICA rules allow no more than two kittens or one cat benched in a single cage.
No kitten under 3 months of age will be allowed in the show hall (be prepared to show proof of age), and no kittens or cats may be
confined to carriers during show hours.

Services: Litter will be available. Please bring your own litter pans, cat food, and bowls. There will be people food available in the
show hall.

Health: This is a non-vetted show. Cats showing signs of ear mites, fleas, fungus, or other illness will be escorted from along
with any other cats owned, housed, or agented by the same exhibitor. All entries should be immunized against feline
rhinotracheitis, calici virus, and panleukopenia, and should test negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDS.
Any feline from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infectious or contagious illness within twenty-one days
prior to the opening day of the show is ineligible for entry.
Any obviously pregnant or lactating cat will be disqualified. TICA show rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to

Kittens: All kittens entered for competition must be at least four (4) and not more than eight (8) calendar months old on the day of
the show. Kittens may be spayed or neutered.

Household Pets: Household pets are very welcome at this show! Household pets over 8 months of age MUST be spayed or
neutered. If you are not sure of the proper class or color of your cat, check out or
send the entry clerk a color photo of your entry. Photo will be returned at check in.

Clerks/Stewards: If you are interested in clerking, please indicate so on the summary sheet, along with any judge preference.
TICA licensed clerks will be given preference and judge requests will be honored to the best of our ability. TICA certified clerks will
be compensated $30 per day plus lunch and a fully marked catalog.
You will be compensated at the end of the show on the day you clerk. Stewards are also needed. They will be paid $20 per day.
Please let us know on the summary sheet if you have someone available.

Awards: Rosettes will be awarded in accordance with TICA Show Rules. This show is scored for TICA Regional and International

Sponsors: A show cannot survive without sponsors and do we have a deal for you!  You can sponsor one judge in one ring for
$20. or, you can sponsor ALL judges in ALL rings for the entire show for $100!  If you are interested in being a show sponsor
please contact Ruth Willett, (919) 477-4221, .

Vendors: If you are interested in vending the show, please contact Ruth Willett, (919) 477-4221, .

Liability: Neither Volunteer Cat Club, TICA, nor Ramada Inn and Suites/Smoky Mountain Convention Center will be held liable for
injury, loss or damage to cats, exhibitors, property of exhibitor, property of exhibitors, vendors, or other such persons or property
in attendance.
Ramada Inn and Suites, 4010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN                 
call 800-523-3919 for reservations, ask for Volunteer Cat Club block
or call 865-453-1823 ask for Nathan