THE GREATEST FERRET SHOW ON EARTH #26 HAS EXCITING NEWS!
GUEST SPEAKER: BOB CHURCH Renowned expert of all things ferret, Bob Church, will be at GFSOE this year. Bob has owned ferrets since the 1990’s and has spent many of the past 7+ years studying their diet, behavior and breeding practices—wild and domestic. This mission has taken him all over the world, from the U.S. to Great Britain, to Russia and many stops in between. He has dual degrees in anthropology and biology and attended graduate school studying zoo-archaeology. Why is this cool? Bob will be sharing his knowledge with us during two presentations at our show: “Ferret Husbandry” and “12 Things You Didn’t Know About Ferrets.” I can personally say I’ve seen both at other events I’ve traveled to and the information is interesting and invaluable. You’d think with all this notoriety Bob might be a little pretentious? NOPE! Bob is one of the most down-to-earth, approachable, good-humored individuals I’ve met. (He’s usually the guy wearing the Hawaiian shirt!) His presentations will bring a smile to your face while filling your brain with ferrety knowledge. Plus, he always makes himself available for questions after. If you like to talk ferret, or anything else around the world, he’s your guy. So come to GFSOE on 10/11/14, shop ‘til you drop, and then plop your butt in a seat in front of Bob and prepare to be delightfully entertained! Everyone who attends at least one of the presentations from start to finish will have their name entered into a raffle for a free show t-shirt. Attend both and your name will be entered twice! Drawing will be after the 2nd presentation and you must be present (in the show hall) to win. Presentations will start at approximately 12:30 and 4:30 respectively.
FERRET & VENDOR REGISTRATION DEADLINE is 9/20/14. If you’ve never shown before, but are interested, under the “Registration” tab on the website and “Showing Your Ferret”, there is a “Showing Your Ferret Checklist”. This will help guide you through the process. If you have questions, use the Contact tab of the website, any committee member would be happy to assist. Want to show off your crafts or promote your business? Vend at our show. We will have 200+ people in attendance.
VENDORS GALORE: The vendors at this show will blow your mind in comparison to bedding and products you will normally find in regular pet stores and large online retailers. There IS NO comparison. Come shop for your fuzzies and yourself. New vendors are being added to the website weekly. If you would like to vend, use the Registration Form on the website, spaces are limited. ALSO ANNOUNCING: NEW T-SHIRT DESIGN! We will be debuting a new t-shirt design available for purchase at the show. This shirt is dark heather (dark charcoal) with the word “Ferrets” prominently featured and many adjectives describing these wonderful creatures of mischief and mayhem surrounding. Cost of the shirt is $18 for sizes Sm, Md, & Lg and $20 for XL, 2XL and 3XL. If you are volunteering at the shelter the day of the show or volunteering at the show on 10/11/14, there will be a $2 discount available per t-shirt for both this design and the annual Show T-shirt. If you would like to make sure we have one in your size for pick up at the show, please email me at Valerie.Michalski@gcfa.com to pre-order.
LASTLY: We will not have a food vendor inside the show hall, but we will have “Best Truckin BBQ” food truck available to us from 11:00am to 3:00pm. It was hard to find a business to vend our event, (with no out-of-pocket cost to the shelter), so please bring your appetite and let them know we appreciate them! http://besttruckinbbq.com/
For more information about The Greatest Ferret Show On Earth, go to: www.GreatestFerretShowOnEarth.info
GFSOE Show Director