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Join us for "A Walk On The Wild Side" January 30-31, 2016

The show will be held in conjunction with the World of Pets Expo at the Maryland Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. 

The show consists of an eight ring ACFA show, four rings on Saturday and four on Sunday. There will also be a Fun show anyone can enter on Sunday with cat trees awarded to the top 10 cats.  Fun Ring flyer

Enter the ACFA show and Fun Ring online:

If you want to enter the Fun Ring only please use the Fun Ring flyer
ACFA Show Flyer

Is this your first show? Click here


Dorie Eckhard AB
Doug Blackmore AB
Vicky Merrill  (CFF) AB 
Dona St. Hillaire SP

Judy Eastwood AB
Ron Summers AB  
Susan Sanderlin-Berry AB
Debra Isidorio (CFF) AB 

Closest airport: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshal (BWI)

Show Hotel:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Baltimore North. 4 Philadelphia Ct, Baltimore (Rosedale), MD 21237
Phone: 410-574-8100. Use code ACFAC4 to get the special ACFA rate.

The Pet Expo has a special rate at the Red Roof Inn, 111 West Timonium Road, Timonium MD 21093 Ph 410-666-0380.Use rate code VP 611949 (World of Pets Expo code)



YOU MUST WEAR THE WRIST BAND PROVIDED TO ENTER WITHOUT PAYING!!  If you're staying at the show hotel find me and I'll give you your wristband. If not you can get it at check-in. It isn't needed to come in the back door during the check-in time.

The show is being held in the Cow Palace building. The picture below is the floor plan for the show hall. We can park in the back and enter through the ‘back door’ on the upper right of the picture marked with a red X, which is near our area.

 Check in time is between 9:00 – 9:30 for the ACFA show. If you are just in the Fun Ring, please check in by noon on Sunday.


This is My First Show

There's just a few things you need to know.
1. Transport your cat to the show in a carrier.
2. Try to arrive within a half hour of the start of check-in. For our show that is by 10:30. This will give you plenty of time to check-in, find your spot and setup.
3. The wire cages provided need to be covered to keep the cats calm and provide a better looking area. For your first show I suggest a disposable large oblong table cloth. Party stores are a good source and have many colors.
4. Bring a towel or small bed from home for your cat. Its familiar scent will help calm them and it will provide a soft stop to nap between rings.
5. Bring a small litter box. The shows provide litter, usually clay. If your cat uses something else, like pine, you may want to bring it too.
6. Small bowl for water and food and the food.
7. Let the folks around you know it is your first time. They'll give you some more hints and tips to make it a great weekend.

ACFA rules and procedures:

Champion status: Whole cats and Alters need to win FOUR Winners Ribbons to become a Champion. Winners Ribbons are given to the best cat of each breed, sex, color, and status within a class. That means if you cat is just starting out and is in Open status they only compete against other cats in Open status. If your cat receives four Winners Ribbons on Saturday you will need to fill out the confirmation form, included in the catalog, to promote it to Champion and pay the $7 fee to be able to show the cat on Sunday. Because the criteria include status and color, it is very easy for the breeds that come in many colors to obtain the four Winners Ribbons on Saturday.