In a city where dogs seem to get all of the attention, cat people will have their weekend to shine at the International Cat Show, hosted by the Cat Fancier’s Association, this October. More than 1,000 cats from every corner of the globe will compete at Cleveland’s I-X Center in 16 categories to become Best in Breed in the largest cat show of its kind.
Since starting in 1994, the annual competition has showcased the most diverse range of breeds out of any cat show in the country. This year promises to be no different, with 44 breeds registered in the two-day competition.
Visitors can expect stiff competition, with opportunities to get to know the furry athletes competing in the agility ring and the chance to pet the cats in the Meet the Breeds EduCATion Ring.
The International Cat Show also boasts bonus feline friendly opportunities like a meet and greet with celebrity cat Farrah Pawcett, a stroll down the Meow Mall shopping market and pet education shows for children. Visitors who don’t already own enough cats can take one home from the cat adoption portion of the festivities.
For cat parents interested in registering their pet for the competitions, the deadline for sign-ups is Sept. 25 at noon. Spectators can buy tickets starting at $12 for adults and $6 for children. Learn more here