This event is hosted by New Vision Cat Club, Cat Club of the Palm Beaches and Classy Cats Society. There will be over 100 cats comprising of at least 35 breeds and household pets competing for "Best Cat in Show". There will be 10 judging rings, so each cat has one chance to get "Best in Show" for their division. Judges from the USA, Europe and Japan have been invited to judge this cat show extravaganza. This is a family friendly event that will be fun for all ages!
The Cat Show will be on Saturday, September 16, 2023 and Sunday, September 17, 2023. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. The show will be held at the Ocean Center at Daytona Beach. 101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118. Parking by the day is available in the lot next to Ocean Center, parking by the hour is in the lot to the north of Ocean Center, and by meters across the street. Note: The County recently raised the parking rate to $15.00 per day for parking from $10.00.
We will have several vendors that will have items for your cats and your needs. Cat trees, cat toys, everything a cat lover would want. Browse around and bring gifts home for yourself and your furry friend!.
Watch the fastest cats zip around an agility course. This course is open to the public.Your cat does not need to be entered in the show. If you have a speedy feline in your home, bring them down and see how fast they can cover the course! Cost is $20.00 if your cat is not entered in the show.
We are partnering with local cat rescues and CFA rescue and we will have separate adoptables judging and exhibition area. Come watch the adoptables being judged and consider adopting one and give a deserving kitty a wonderful forever home.
We will have a Cat Costume Contest both days! Come and watch the exhibitor's cats show off in their finest attire and cheer on your favorites. Audience gets to vote on which cat they think has the best costume. The contest will be around 1:00 p.m. both days..
With over 94,000 square feet of space at the Ocean Center, we are looking for vendors our "Meow Mall". Please contact our vendor coordinator,
David Boyce at the email or phone number above to book your vendor booth at the biggest Cat Show in Florida!
Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors (60+), military and first responders, $10.00 for children (5-12), $45.00 for a family of four. Children 4 and under have free entry. Parking is $10.00 for the day. Please bring cash, credit card or debit card for admission and be aware that some vendors do not accept credit cards. We are currently setting up our online ticket sales but we expect it to be live shortly!
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. There is a link on this website where you can buy tickets in advance for the show, so you can skip the line!
There will be Ambassador Cats to meet and pet. These are "Pet Me Cats" and they just love to be petted, so be sure to look for them. Some of the cats being shows may be petted, but ALWAYS ask for permission first, and always sanitize between cats
NO. Only pre-registered pets may enter the show. There are rules our association has requiring specific vaccinations, health checks, etc. that cannot be investigated or enforced onto spectators’ cats. It is as much for the safety of your cat as well as those cats competing.
We recommend planning to arrive at least two hours prior to the end of the show so you can have time to see everything.
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.
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.
People food will be available! A tasty food concession is on location.
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 handling or speaking perspective and have a seat.
Do you have questions or comments about the event? Send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.