The Steel City Kitties (cat show and convention, as recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association) takes place Feb. 8 & 9
The Steel City Kitties cat show is the Cat Fanciers Association recognized cat club for the Pittsburgh area. The annual Steel City Kitties cat show takes place on February 8 & 9, 2020. Note that the show has moved to a new location for 2020 – The Willows Event Center in Industry, PA (Beaver County).
Unlike other artists, Cheryl Kirsch doesn’t find inspiration in people, landscapes or fruit. Her muses have four legs, purr and will knock over a houseplant if given the chance.
“I have three Maine Coons cats at home, and they’re my inspiration, so I paint them a lot, and I love to paint cats,” she tells Very Local Pittsburgh.
Kirsch and other cat fanciers convene yearly for Steel City Kitties cat show. Equal parts cat show and convention, the event provides an opportunity for cat lovers to show their stripes, from competitors vying for best in show to vendors selling feline-inspired wares, like cat portraits and handmade toys and cat beds.
Steel City Kitties is a nonprofit, Cat Fanciers Association-recognized cat club. The Cat Fanciers Association, or CFA, is the world’s largest pedigreed cats registry and is recognized as the most prestigious pedigreed cat registering association in North America.
More than 200 cats are judged during Steel City Kitties cat show on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Monroeville Convention Center. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette) pic.twitter.com/prQlvywX7Z
— Steph Chambers (@StephChambers76) February 9, 2019
Know before you go: Steel City Kitties 2020
The event is open to the public. Expect lots of cats big, small, furry, hairless and everything in-between.
- Dates: February 8 & 9, 2020
- Time: 9 am – 4pm
- Location: Willows Event Center – 1830 Midland Beaver Rd, Industry, PA 15052-1408 (Note this is a new location for 2020)
- Facebook event
What to expect at Steel City Kitties
Looking to add to your furry family? The show has a shelter present featuring kitties in need of a new home. You can even take part in the action by showing your cat in the Household Pet Division.