Saturday, April 20, 2013
Gilbertsville Fire Company
1454 East Philadelphia Avenue
Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania 19525
Our 13th Annual Ferret Fandango Ferret Show is right around the corner! Ferret Fandango, 2013 will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Gilbertsville Fire Company in Gilbertsville, PA. The show is sanctioned by the American Ferret Association, and will be conducted in accordance with AFA Show Rules & Standards.
Registration will be accepted through WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2013. To register, please first be sure to read our registration information or download the printable registration packet in PDF format. Registration can be submitted online or by mail, and payment can be made online via PayPal or you can mail a check. See all of the links to the right for information about registration, directions, ADV testing, area hotels, and sponsorship and advertising.
Early Registrant Contest
We are once again offering an incentive to registrants to be among the first to submit their registration! If you are among the first lucky registrants to submit & finalize your registration, and you could WIN RAFFLE TICKETS for the raffle table at Fandango! Click here for the details!
General Admittance (For the Public/Non-Exhibitors)
The show is open to the public on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10AM to 5PM (though some events end prior to 4pm so we suggest visiting between 10am and 3pm). There is no admission fee, but a donation at the door is appreciated. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to observe the judging process, learn about ferret shows, meet judges, ferret owners, breeders, and shelter/rescue operators. Visitors can also shop at the vendor tables where many ferret-related supplies, crafts, and one-of-a-kind items will be for sale. Don’t miss out on our ever-popular Chinese Auction-style raffle table, where there are TONS of great items up for grabs! Raffles will be drawn at 1:00 and 4:00 pm.
For the health and safety of your ferrets as well as those being exhibited, we ask that you do not bring your personal ferrets when visiting the show hall as a non-exhibitor. All ferrets in the show hall must be checked-in during exhibitor check-in (8:00 am – 9:30 am) and must bring the required proof of vaccination and Aleutian’s Disease testing (see registration packet for information). No ferrets will be permitted in the show hall after check-in closes. There are plenty of things to see and do even without your ferrets… and you can buy some special presents for your ferrets that you can take home with you!
Never Showed Your Ferrets Before/First-Time Ferret Exhibitor?
Ferret Fandango caters to first-timers! Over the years we have heard many times that people felt intimidated about showing their ferrets or were afraid to attend their first show. The PFCS wants everyone to feel comfortable coming to our Fandango shows for their first time out. You can come out to the show the first time as a visitor, or just take the plunge and enter your ferrets and come on out! Ferret shows are not at all like the stereotype that some may hold about cat, dog, or horse shows; ferret shows are not pretentious, they are not only for the “private bred pedigreed” animals. All ferrets can be show ferrets! Even ferrets purchased from pet stores or rescued from shelters are eligible. We have had numerous “Best in Show” winners be first-time ferret show exhibitors over the years!
Feel free to e-mail our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are at all apprehensive about showing for the first time. She will answer all of your questions and hopefully put your mind at east. On the day of the show, there will be numerous PFCS representatives on hand, all of which will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.
We hope to see you at the show!