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Halloween Hiss-teria Cat Show 2019

Halloween Hiss-teria Cat Show

Cat Exhibitors Information

October 12-13, 2019

Play It Now Sports

5025 N. Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

12 Judges

16 Rings

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Saturday AM:

Fate Mays(AB), Vickie Fisher(AB), Amanda Bright(AB), Debbie Lopeman(AB), Kim Chenault(AB)

Saturday PM:

Robin Higgins(AB), Vickie Fisher(SP), Amanda Bright(SP), Robin Austin(AB), Ann-Charlotte Joseph(SP)


Vicki Harrison(AB), Robin Austin(SP), Sandi Mattingly(AB), Kim Chenault(SP), Carol Lawson(AB), Steve Lawson(AB)

What you can expect at our event

Halloween-themed activities and contests

Best Decorated Shelter (with new pop-up shelter for the winner)             

Public participation awards with prizes/awards for winners in 9 categories

Cat costume contest



Safe trick or treating

And more

Entry Fees

Super Early Bird and Early Bird rates have ended. However, we have awesome regular rates!

Regular Entry (ends October 7, 2019, midnight MST)

Two-day entry                                                 Single-day entry

1 cat in a double-size shelter (48")           $95                                    $65

2 cats in a double-size shelter (48")         $170     Each additional cat:   $50

2 cats in 2 double-size shelters (48")        $180

3 cats in 2 double-size shelters (48")        $260

4 cats in 2 double-size shelters (48)         $335

5 cats in 3 double-size shelters (48")        $415

6 cats in 3 double-size shelters (48")        $500

Household Pet entry                               $75                                    $50

Preliminary/Advanced New Breed (ANB)     $75                                    $50

Exhibition (limit one per paid entry, and must be in the same double shelter as the paid entry)                                                   $0                                     $0

Junior exhibitor (limit one entry)               $75                                   $50

(A junior exhibitor must be under the age for 18, be the owner/co-owner of the entry and present their cat to all judging rings)

Miscellaneous fees

Extra space/grooming space (48")                                                     $30

Handicapped space (end of row, limited availability)                          no fee

End of row space, non-handicapped exhibitor, if available                    $10

Ring sponsorship: 1-day/2-day                                                         $25/$50

Show Catalogue Advertisement:

Full page                        $90.00

Half page                       $50.00

Quarter page                   $30.00

Business card                  $10.00

Show announcement         $25.00

Best Decorated Shelter Contest

We are having a best decorated shelter contest for cat exhibitors. There is no requirement to enter and no fee. Simply decorate your shelter in your favorite Halloween theme and it becomes part of the contest. Spectators will vote on their favorite and the winner will receive a new One 4 Pets pop-up shelter as the first prize.  The winner will be announced on Sunday at noon. Good luck to all who enter!

Cat Costume Contest

We will be having a cat costume contest on Saturday, at lunch break. Everyone who wants to partake in the parade of costumed cats can do so. There is no fee to enter. The parade will walk through the vendors, who will be the impartial judge of the best costumed cat. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumed cats.

Dress for the Occasion

This will be a fun-filled weekend based on Halloween. Feel free to dress up or come in costume. We welcome the frivolity.  We are also having a safe trick or treating for spectators, so having more people in costume will suit the kids.

Vendor Information

Vendors will be located in the same area where the cat show will held. Please be aware of this if you have a sensitivity to pets. Space is limited, so get your application in soon.


Non-exhibitor vendors:

6' x 5' (length by depth)                                                            $65

8' x 5' (length by depth)                                                            $75

10' x 10' (length by depth)                                                         $95

20' x 10' (length by depth)                                                         $180

Exhibitor vendors:

Vendors who are also showing cats shall receive a vending space at a discount. The discount is limited to one space. Additional space shall be at the regular space. Space is limited, so get your application in soon.

Exhibitor vendors:

6' x 5' (length by depth)                                                           $55

8' x 5' (length by depth)                                                           $65

10' x 10' (length by depth)                                                        $88

20' x 10' (length by depth)                                                        $150

Basic Show Information

If you want to attend but don’t have a shelter, contact Catherine Rudy at wolfpirateprop@aol.com.

Benching will be assigned. Indicate benching requests in the comments of the entry sheet in TOES. We will make every effort to accommodate you.

Clerks will be benched first, closest to their judging ring.

No vending will be allowed in the benching area.

Early setup for vendors and exhibitors begins at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019, until 11:30 p.m. No late arrivals.

Exhibitor check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. All payments must be received prior to entry into the show hall.

Judging begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Public show hours: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cat litter will be provided; however, you will need to bring your own litter pan.

Show Hotel

TICA offers deals on La Quinta and Motel 6, which are both within range of our show hall. To take advantage of the TICA special deal with La Quinta, click here. To take advantage of the TICA special deal with Motel 6, click here.


From Denver International Airport: When leaving the airport, check your GPS or navigation for the fastest route. Route times vary during the time of day from an hour and a half to two hours. However, if you do not have navigation, the following are your options:

1. Via E-470 (tollway) to I-25

Head north on Peña Blvd. Get on E-470 S in Adams County from E 75th Ave, Jackson Gap Rd and E 56th Ave (6.5 mi). Follow E-470 S (tollway) to I-25 S to Colorado Springs. Take exit 150 from I-25 S (49.7 mi), and follow signs for N. Academy Blvd. Turn left at S. Gate Blvd/N. Keep straight on Co. 83 S/N. Academy Blvd to 5025 N. Academy Blvd. Play It Now Sports.

3. Via I-225 to I-25 (no tolls)

Head north on Peña Blvd. Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn slightly left toward Parking – Terminal W (signs for Terminal West) (0.2 mi). Slight right toward E 84th Ave (0.2 mi). Turn right onto E 84th Ave. Continue onto Peña Blvd (11.1 mi). Merge onto I-70 W. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 282 to merge onto I-225 S toward Colorado Springs/Aurora (12.7 mi). Take exit 150 from I-25 S (49.7 mi), and follow signs for N. Academy Blvd. Turn left at S. Gate Blvd/N. Keep straight on Co. 83 S/N. Academy Blvd to 5025 N. Academy Blvd., Play It Now Sports.

From Colorado Springs Airport: The route from Colorado Springs Airport to the show hall is thirty (30) minutes. Colorado Springs Airport is a small airport and pleasant to use. You can get in and out very quickly. However, flights may not be as economical as flying into Denver Airport. If coming in from Colorado Springs Airport, take the following route to the show hall:

Take Milton E Proby Pkwy to CO-21 N (1.9 mi). Keep right toward S. Powers Blvd. Turn right onto S. Powers Blvd. Head north on Powers Blvd for approximately 6 miles. Turn left onto Barnes Road (1.6 miles). Bear left onto Austin Bluffs Parkway.  In less than a mile, turn right onto N. Academy Blvd. Drive on N. Academy Blvd. for 1.3 miles to Play It Now Sports (5025 N. Academy Blvd.)


Rental cars can be leased for the weekend at either Denver International Airport or Colorado Springs Airport.

Show Terms & Conditions

Entry Fees:

All entry and miscellaneous fees are due and payable to Garden of the Cats within 72 hours of submission of your entry.  By entering the show, you agree to pay ALL fees, whether or not you attend the show or bench any cats/kittens. Regardless of the date of entry, ALL fees must be paid or postmarked prior to the closing date of the show (October 7, 2019). No payments will be accepted at check-in unless approved in advance by show management. Approved payments at check-in must be made IN CASH ONLY. Money orders and personal checks must be made payable to Garden of the Cats. Payments made to PayPal shall be done to gardenofthecats@gmail.com only. No other PayPal account is authorized to receive payment for entry fees intended for the Halloween Hiss-teria Cat Show 2019. Returned payments FOR ANY REASON will incur a $50 fee. Additionally, all relevant information will be forwarded to the TICA Executive Offices for appropriate action. Garden of the Cats will pursue any money owed the club by entrants to the extent that TICA Show Rules and Colorado State Law allows. Pursuant to TICA Show Rules 23.6.1 through, Garden of the Cats Show Committee may, at its discretion, refuse to accept any entry for listed reasons.


Once an entry or service has been received, only substitutions may be made. Withdrawal from the show does not entitle the entrant to a refund of any kind.


No kittens under the age of three (3) months old are allowed in the show hall. Be prepared to show proof of age.

Household pets eight (8) months of age and older must be spayed/neutered.  

Kittens entered into the show must be at least four (4) months of age, but less than eight (8) months of age on the first date of the show (October 12, 2019).

Cats for Sale: Sales spaces will be available to exhibitors ONLY and must be owned by the same, paid exhibitor.  Kittens for sale must be three (3) calendar months of age. Proof of age must be provided, upon request of the Show Manager.

No cats/kittens may be confined to carriers during the show hours.  Any exhibitor disregarding these rules will be asked to leave the Show.

Health Requirements:

This is a non-vetted show.

TICA Standing Rule 205.3-205.3.5: Any cat/kitten showing signs of illness, parasites, or fungus will be escorted from the Show Hall. All entries should be vaccinated against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and feline enteritis. All entries should test negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDS. Any cat or kitten from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infectious or contagious illness within 21 days prior to the first day of the show is ineligible for competition. Cats over the age of four (4) months old must be vaccinated against rabies. Proof of vaccination is required and must be provided if asked by the Show Management. TICA Show Rules require all claws (front AND back) be clipped prior to benching.

Show Rules:

TICA show rules will be strictly enforced. By entering this show, ALL exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and Show Committee. Official show rules, registration information and forms can be obtained from TICA, P. O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX  78551, or online at www.tica.org.


TICA Show Rules The Show Management shall take all reasonable care of cats, carriers, and other personal property of exhibitors, however, it is expressly stipulated that neither the Show Management, nor any member of the club, sponsor of the show, the City of Colorado Springs, nor TICA and its officers can be held liable for the loss of, or accident to the cats, carriers, or other personal property of any exhibitor. Neither Garden of the Cats, City of Colorado Springs, nor TICA may be held liable for loss, theft or damage to animals or personal property of exhibitors or their guests.

Entry Clerk:

Catherine Rudy, wolfpirateprop@aol.com, 719-687-4484, 337 Lost Lake Drive, Divide, CO 80814

PayPal account: gardenofthecats@gmail.com

Show Manager:

Catherine Rudy, wolfpirateprop@aol.com, 719-687-4484, 305-333-3186

William Feigt wifeigt98@gmail.com

April Leitte, april80915@gmail.com

Vendor Coordinator:

Catherine Rudy, wolfpirateprop@aol.com, 719-687-4484, 305-333-3186

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