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The 80th Annual Cotton States Cat Show

November 3 & 4, 2018 at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, GA.
 Cotton States 2018 Cat Show Announcement
The Cotton States show is known for elaborate ring decorations and this upcoming show will be no exception.

The first Cotton States Cat Show was held on December 2nd & 3rd 1938 at the Atlantan Hotel. There were 118 cats and kittens entered in that first show. Read more in Club History.

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The Cotton States Cat Club, Inc is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization that has been producing Cat Fanciers’ Association licensed cat shows in the Atlanta area since 1938.

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15 October, 2015

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8 October, 2018

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5 September, 2018

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13 August, 2018

  • Add Club Event, CFA Annual Meeting and banquet
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2 August, 2018

  • Add Club Events menu item 
    • Add 2018 Peach pin event
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31 July, 2018

  • Update announcement graphic
  • Update News post
  • Joanne gallery updates:
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    • revolving cats
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30 July, 2018

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    • Add News item
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18 July, 2018

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17 July, 2018

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18 Apr, 2018

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7 Feb, 2018

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21 Jan, 2018

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27 Dec, 2017

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7 Nov, 2017

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9 Oct, 2017

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  • Enable "Force HTTPS" on entire site

3-4 Sep, 2017

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I love cat shows!

See the complete schedule of CFA cat shows here..

CFA Show Schedule

What is a Cat Show?

Cat Shows are a fun occasion for all cat lovers to see many different cat breeds up close. They can become more fun when you know what to expect and can follow the proceedings.

Read More about CFA Cat Shows here ...

Can I Show My Cat?

As well as pedigreed cats, many cat shows, including the Cotton States Cat Show, may also judge the Household Pet Class (HHP). Many of our local rescue groups in fact enter some of their residents in the HHP competition.

Learn more about showing your cat here...

CFA New Bee group

What About Agility?

Some cat shows offer Feline Agility. While Cotton States has offered this in the past we will not offer Agility this year. If you are interested in Feline Agility, see the link to the CFA Cat Show Schedule above for an upcoming show near you.

Learn more about Feline Agility here ...

CFA Feline Agility Program

Is there a Youth Program?

Some cat shows offer the CFA Youth Feline Education Program (YFEP). The program is designed to allow youth to enjoy the cat fancy and excel at their own pace through the activities and age categories while enhancing their appreciation for felines and feline inspired professions. This year Cotton States will not be offering this program.

Learn more about this program here...

CFA Youth Feline Education Program

Where can I learn more about cats?

Do you love cats? Are you curious about cat breeds and personalities? Did a lovable stray stroll into your life and win your heart?
Join us as we celebrate the felines in your life! Learn about cat behavior, health, history and more. Participate in a community where cat lovers like you are the stars - CatsCenterstage!

Learn more about this program here...

Cats Center Stage