VOLUNTEER CAT CLUB

October 29-31, 2021


"Jack-O'-Lantern Cats!"



Evergreen Lodge
Smoky Mountain Convention Center
4010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863

All in one location!  18 Rings!  250 entry limit!

Popcorn and pajama party on Friday night.
(Show is closed to the public on Friday night.)

Halloween costume costume party
for cats and people on Saturday.
 
(Dress up yourself and your cats and decorate your cages!)

Junior Exhibitor's ring on Saturday.

Friday Saturday Sunday
Al Walbrun - AB
Debbie Lopeman - AB
Chris Unangst - AB
Harley DeVilbiss - AB
Jamie Christian - AB
Charlotte Shea - AB
Robin Higgins - AB
Kim Chenault - AB
Carol Lawson - AB
Steve Lawson - AB
Laurie Patton - AB
Rick Hoskinson - AB
Marilyne Gregg - AB
Barbara Ray - AB
Robby Whyte - AB
Angela Sherzer - AB
Christina Baumer - AB
TBA - SP


SPONSOR ONE RING FOR $25 OR ALL JUDGES FOR THE ENTIRE SHOW FOR $100!!


Co-show Managers
STEPHANIE SMITH  – volcatclub@aol.com  or (423) 261-2049
VANADIS CRAWFORD vanadis_ec@nc.rr.com or (919) 426-5250

Entry Clerk
VANADIS CRAWFORD
vanadis_ec@nc.rr.com or (919) 426-5250

Vendors
STEPHANIE SMITH  – volcatclub@aol.com  or (423) 261-2049
Click here for a vendor contract (Microsoft Word format)

Please - No calls before 9:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. eastern time!


ENTER ONLINE:
Please submit a summary sheet covering all your entries so we can understand your space and other show needs.

Then use the TICA Online Entry System (TOES) to submit your cat's entry information.  



PRICING

Paypal: volcatclub@aol.com


Super Early Bird - Through August 23, 2021

One entry - entered all three days - benched in a double cage -- $150
Two entries - entered all three days - benched in a double cage -- $225
Three entries - entered all three days - benched in two double cages -- $300
Addiitional entries - entered all three days - each benched in a half cage -- $50

One entry - entered two days - benched in a double cage -- $100
Two entries - entered two days - benched in a double cage -- $150
Three entries - entered two days - benched in two double cages -- $250
Additional entries - entered all three days - each benched in a half cage - $30


Early Bird - Through September 20, 2021

One entry - entered all three days - benched in a double cage -- $175
Two entries - entered all three days - benched in a double cage -- $250
Three entries - entered all three days - benched in two double cages -- $350
Addiitional entries - entered all three days - each benched in a half cage -- $75

One entry - entered two days - benched in a double cage -- $125
Two entries - entered two days - benched in a double cage -- $175
Three entries - entered two days - benched in two double cages -- $300
Additional entries - entered all three days - each benched in a half cage - $50


Regular - Through October 22, 2021 - or when 250 entries received or cage space full

One entry - entered all three days - benched in a double cage -- $175
Two entries - entered all three days - benched in a double cage -- $250
Three entries - entered all three days - benched in two double cages -- $350
Addiitional entries - entered all three days - each benched in a half cage -- $75

One entry - entered two days - benched in a double cage -- $125
Two entries - entered two days - benched in a double cage -- $175
Three entries - entered two days - benched in two double cages -- $300
Additional entries - entered all three days - each benched in a half cage - $50


SHOW SERVICES

Extra 1/2 cage - $25
Grooming space (LIMITED) - $50
Double sales cage (LIMITED) - $50
End of row benching (free for handicapped) - $20
Marked catalog (sent by email only) - $15


CATALOG ADVERTISING
Black and white copy only

Full page - $25
Half page - $15
Business card - $10
TICA show flyer (single full page) - $15


RING SPONSORSHIPS

Allbreed or specialty for a single judge - $25
Sponsor all judges in the show - $100



Show Hall / Hotel  - Evergreen Lodge and Convention Center, 4010 Parkway Pigeon Forge TN 37863. Call (865-453-1823) or email evergreenlodge.sales@gmail.com. Ask for the VCC group.  A credit card will be required fo make your reservation, however no deposit will be charge at the time you make your reservation.

Room rates are as follows.  Note that rates differ depending on the nights booked.

ROOM RATES COMING SOON!

NO OUTSIDE FOOD PERMITTED IN SHOW HALL

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.

Depending on Covid restrictions, the hotel may or may not provide breakfast. There is a KFC in the hotel parking lot and a Cracker Barrel is within walking distance next door.

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 again. CATS MUST BE CONFINED WHEN UNATTENDED IN THE ROOM. We are using TICA’s hotel policy!

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 Stephanie Smith 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: To show a cat in a TICA show your cat might need to be TICA registered or eligible for registration.  All cats shown in the following classes must be TICA registered to be entered in a show: Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Traits.  All cats shown in the Kitten, Championship, and Alter classes must be TICA registered or eligible for registration.  If not registered, proof of registration eligibility is required to enter the show.  Contact the entry clerk for more information on how to enter your cat, kitten, or alter without at TICA registration number.   Household Pets and Household Pet Kittens do not need to be TICA registered to compete. 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 www.tica.org.

Benching:One adult or two kittens are allowed per single cage space. A single cage (also noted in the pricing as an extra 1/2 cage) is approx. 24"L X 22"W X 22"H. Most entry fees include full double cages spaces (approx. 44"L x 22"W x 22"H). Anyone using their own cages must have even full-double cage spaces. For those using wire cages, 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 44"L x 22"W.

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. An obviously pregnant or lactating cat will be disqualified. TICA show rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to judging.

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 http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/intro.htm 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: Awards will be awarded in accordance with TICA Show Rules. This show is scored for TICA Regional and International awards.

Sponsors: A show cannot survive without sponsors and do we have a deal for you!  You can sponsor one judge in one ring for $25.  But, if you want to, you can sponsor ALL judges in ALL rings for the entire show for $100!  

 Liability: Neither Volunteer Cat Club, TICA, nor Evergreen Lodge/Smoky Mountain Convention Center will be held liable for injury, illness, loss or damage to cats, exhibitors, property of exhibitor, property of exhibitors, vendors, or other such persons or property in attendance.