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Save The Date!

The 86th Annual Cotton States Cat Show

2-3 November 2024

The Cotton States Cat Show is known for elaborate ring decorations and our next 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 Fanciersโ€™ Association licensed cat shows in the Atlanta area since 1938.

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2023 Show FAQ

๐Ÿ™‹ ๐—™๐—”๐—คโ€™๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„

๐Ÿ’ต Do I need to bring cash to the show? Please bring cash, credit card, or debit card for admission, and be aware that some vendors do not accept credit cards.

๐ŸŽซ Where can I buy tickets for the show? Tickets can be purchased at the door.

๐Ÿ’ธ How much does it cost to visit the cat show?

โœ… Tickets ONLINE ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ or at the door Credit/Debit/Cash
โ€ข Adult admission - $15
โ€ข Seniors 65+ & 5-12 - $10
โ€ข Children 4 and under - Free

โœ… ๐™Ž๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฅ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š:

๐Ÿˆ ๐™’๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™—๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ช๐™˜๐™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ฉ? Some of the cats in the show may be petted. Always ask permission first, and always sanitize between cats. There may even be some cats that will be "Pet Me Cats" and these cats just love to be petted so be sure to look for them!

โค๏ธ ๐™’๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™—๐™š ๐™– ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™˜๐™ช๐™š ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ? Cat Rangers will be on-site meeting people. with adoptable cats!

๐Ÿพ ๐˜ผ๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™™๐™ค๐™œ (๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™, ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™ง ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™˜๐™–๐™ง๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ง)? No, only cats pre-registered may enter the show. There are rules our association has requiring specific vaccinations, health checks, etc. that cannot be investigated or enforced on spectatorsโ€™ cats. It is as much for the safety of your cat as well as those cats competing.

โŒš ๐™’๐™๐™–๐™ฉโ€™๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ? Judging is a continuous format all day. All judges see all of the cats entered. Each judge hosts their own mini-show. There is no overall best of the best.

๐Ÿ“— ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™– ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ? Here's the spectator guide to download and read about before you get to the show!

๐Ÿ“ท ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™„ ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™จ? Photography is permitted but please ask permission first if using a flash or if your camera makes noise when taking a picture. It may scare some cats.

๐Ÿฑโ€๐Ÿ‘ค ๐™’๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™—๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฎ ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ? We will have many cat item vendors. See

๐Ÿ˜ฝ ๐™’๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™—๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™จ๐™–๐™ก๐™š? Some exhibitors will have kittens or adults for sale. Sometimes these cats will have come to the show, but others may be waiting at home to find their perfect home. Look for signs that read Cats or Kittens for sale. Please note that all kittens (except rescue kitties) must be 4 months old to be in the show hall.

๐Ÿด ๐™’๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™—๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™–๐™ซ๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š? People food is provided by Proof of the Pudding. They have salads, sandwiches, chips, candies, and soft drinks.

โŒ› ๐™’๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™„ ๐™œ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ? We recommend planning to arrive at least two hours before the end of the show so you can have time to see everything.

๐Ÿ˜ธ ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™š๐™ก๐™จ๐™š? Have fun! If you have questions, please ask the exhibitors. Some judges will explain what they're looking for throughout their process. There are several of them all judging at once, so find one that you enjoy best from a cat handling or speaking perspective and have a seat.

๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—–๐—”'๐—ฆ ๐—•๐—œ๐—š๐—š๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—–๐—”๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ช๐—ฆ!

๏ฝž ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ช ๐—›๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—š๐—จ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฆ ๏ฝž
Saturday, November 4th โ€ข 9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, November 5th โ€ข 9 AM to 4 PM

๏ฝž ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—–๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๏ฝž
Gas South Convention Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097
Parking is just $5!

~ ๐—”๐——๐— ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๏ฝž
Tickets ONLINE ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ at the door Credit/Debit/Cash
โ€ข Adult admission - $15
โ€ข Seniors 65+ & 5-12 - $10
โ€ข Children 4 and under - Free
โœ… ๐™Ž๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฅ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š:

I love cat shows!

See the complete schedule of CFA cat shows worldwide 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 aboutย showing your cat here...

CFA New Bee group

What About Agility?

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