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Colorado Springs Cat Fest 2023

Colorado Springs Cat Fest 2023

July 29, 2023

Colorado Springs Event Center

3960 Palmer Park Blvd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

6 Rings

6 Judges

Insane about of cat stuff

Lots of fun

Garden of the Cats will be hosting another TICA-sponsored cat show on Saturday, July 29, 2023.  This is a purebred and household pet cat show and we are pleased to bring exotic breeds and beautiful non-pedigreed pets to Colorado.

If you would like to show your beautiful purebred or household cat, continue to read below.  If you are a familiar TICA cat exhibitor, this show is already up and open for entries on TOES.

Garden of the Cats is only hosting the cat show portion of this Cat Fest. If you are looking for information on the Cat Fest and its many activities, please check out the Colorado Springs Cat Fest home page here.

If you would like to attend our show and see exotic breeds and championship cats vying for titles and awards, we would be more than happy to have you.

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Join us for a one-day show at the Colorado Springs Cat Fest in Colorado Springs.  No dogs allowed!!!  A great marketing opportunity for your cattery or a fantastic opportunity to work on your cat's titles.  

6 Rings

6 Judges

Kitti Ruttan (AB)

Harley Devilbiss (AB)

Elaine Hawksworth-Weitz (AB)

Charlotte Shea (AB)

Susanna Shon (AB)

Jorge Garnica (SP)

Entry Fees

(Entries close on Monday, July 24, 2023, midnight (MST))

1 cat in a double-size shelter (48")          $75

2 cats in a double-size shelter (48")        $125                      

2 cats in 2 double-size shelters (48")      $135

3 cats in 2 double-size shelters (48")      $190

4 cats in 2 double-size shelters (48")      $240

5 cats in 3 double-size shelters (48")      $300

6 cats in 3 double-size shelters (48")      $350

Household Pet entry                                  $60

Preliminary/Advanced New Breed/New Traits   $25

Exhibition                                                    $0

Free exhibition entries are limited to one per paid entry and must be in the same double shelter as the paid entry; otherwise, the exhibition cat shall be the cost of a grooming space ($20 for 48" space)

Junior exhibitor (limit one entry)           $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.

Our Paypal accocunt is gardenofthecats@gmail.com

Checks can be addressed to Garden of the Cats and mailed to 337 Lost Lake Dr. Divide, CO 80814.  Please let us know if you are paying by check.

Miscellaneous fees

Extra space/grooming space (48") $20

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

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

Ring sponsorship: $20


If you are available to steward or clerk for our show, please email us at wolfpirateprop@aol.com.  Stewards will receive $25 a day and lunch.  Clerks will receive $40 a day and lunch.

Show Catalogue:

We will be using electronic catalogs and you will receive a copy via email prior to the show. Should you require a traditional, hardcopy of the show catalog, please let us know upon entry of your cats.  Hardcopy catalogs will be $5.00.

Club Donations:

Garden of the Cats appreciates any club donations.  Donations may be given through our Paypal account: gardenofthecats@gmail.com.

Times for the show:

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 pm.


Food options will be available within the facility, provided by the Cat Fest. Off-site options are available.

Show Hotel:

Due to this being a one-day show, the club will not be providing a show hotel.  There are many options available within the city of Colorado Springs.

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.

Exhibitor check-in begins at 9 a.m. and judging begins at 10 a.m. All payments must be received prior to entry into the show hall.

  Public show hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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 (July 24, 2023). 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 Colorado Springs Cat Fest 2023. 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 (April 22, 2022).

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:

William Feigt, wifeigt98@gmail.com

Master Clerk:

Catherine Rudy