On Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December this year, the Royal Exhibition Building will host an even bigger Cat Lovers Show!
Our team has gathered as much feedback as possible from the 2018 Exhibitors and Visitors and after a lot of detailed planning we are excited to return with a much bigger and better event for 2019. The show will be approximately 70% larger with wider aisles and across three main zones – so much better equipped to handle the huge crowds expected again. The new date also ensures you won’t need to pick between us and any AFL finals or any school or public holidays. It is guaranteed to be the ‘best place to shop for all your pets in the lead up to Xmas’.
The Show will present over 12 feline-inspired visitor attractions and lots of opportunities to meet a wide array of beautiful Cats. Our objectives continue to raise awareness for Cat rescue and increase adoption whilst educating you about responsible and committed cat ownership, so we encourage you to visit the Cat Adoption Zone and dedicated Cat Adoption Stage.
Add a little feline-flair to your outfits on the day to make it the biggest Cat-dress up party in Australia! The Kitty-Cosplay CATwalk Fashion Purrade will be returning with a daily cash prize for the best outfit!
We know you love meeting so many Cats under one roof, so please respect their personal space and always ask the handler before approaching or touching any Cats at the event.
It will be heaven for Cat lovers with everything you see and do at the Show being FREE after you have purchased your tickets!
Key attractions at the 2019 Show will include:
- Discovering everything you needed to know about providing a loving home for a Cat in need in the Cat Adoption Zone with even more rescue groups taking part than 2018, experts on hand and the dedicated Cat Adoption Stage returning with talks from leading shelters.
- Entertaining and educational demonstrations in the BLACK HAWK COLOSSEUM showcasing some amazing Cat-talents that you have to see to believe including trainer-extraordinaire Kelly Gill and her TV star kitty ‘Tigger’.
- Sit back and relax and watch some of most entertaining and popluar cat videos from around the work in the Cat Cinema!
- EduCATional talks on the ROYAL CANIN STAGE from some of Australia’s most renowned experts, vets and behaviorists!
- The Breed Showcase is returning and tripling in size with over 200 cats and 50 breeds being represented. This is your opportunity to meet and learn more about a wide array of wonderful cats and kittens from respected breeders and owners to better understand lifestyle requirements, temperament and characteristics.
- The purfect place to see, compare and buy all the latest and greatest Cat products and services to spoil your kitty with 120+ exhibitors, stacks of new product launches and exclusive show specials. It’s the best place to shop for all your pets in the lead up to Xmas!
- No festival is complete without an offering of yummy food trucks and mouth watering culinary delights. The new Feline-Food Truck Park will present some of Melbourne most popular food trucks for you to take a break and enjoy throughout your day.
- The Purrfect Paws & Prosecco Parlour will return to create a nail art polishing paradise with visitors being able to enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst their paws are pampered by the best nail technicians in the world from Clara H Nails who has collaborated with notable names in the fashion industry. Clara H is the ‘go-to’ nail artist for her nail art in Melbourne for Serena Williams and Katy Perry!
- Kids and grown-ups will love the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with felines of all shapes, sizes and breeds from kittens to adults in the Pat-A-Cat zone.
- If you are looking for your next fur-friend then you can’t miss the Purrfect Match Zone to compare and learn more about over 50 Cat breeds on giant posters that help gather all the information needed to make an informed decision on selecting your next Cat.
- Free vet, behaviour, grooming and training advice is available all day and every day in the Ask-The-Experts zone – without the bill!
- Free Feline Face Painting, a Funny Photo Wall and Cat-art & Craft activities in the GET CATTY! Kitty-Kids Zone!
- Enter the Major Door Prize at the show via iPads at the entry points and go into the draw to WIN a cat-pack full of fantastic goodies for your Puss worth over $1,500.
CATcha in November!
Cat Lovers Show Creator