FERRET BUCKEYE BASH

Public Welcome!

10AM - 6PM

FUN FOR THE

WHOLE FAMILY!


SPEAKER: Bob Church

ABOUT BOB CHURCH

Ohio's Premier Championship Ferret Show

saturday

AUGUST 22nd, 2015

COLUMBUS, OHIO



As seen on the PBS documentary 
FERRETS: "The Pursuit of Excellence!”  
​A PBS Documentary Special from director Mark Lewis, Radio Pictures.  Filmed in part at the 2006 Ferret Buckeye Bash


Sanctioned by The American Ferret Assoc., Inc.

Presented by HOFA

All proceeds benefit our homeless ferrets at 
Heart of Ohio Ferret Assoc. & Rescue
​A 501(c)3.
fun ferret events
Best dressed - Bring a costume and truly humiliate your ferret.
Tube Races - 20' long tubes.. and you get to keep yours!
Elvis & Twiggy - heaviest and lightest ferret
Paper Bag Escape - We roll up the bag..and the ferret to have the fastest time in getting out wins!

ADMISSION

​ADULTS: $5.00

​CHILDREN: $1.00

FAMILY: $12.00

Get a truly special photo of your ferret with Joe and Suzy Digital Photography - there are a multitude of props and backgrounds for you to pick from. Get a photo that is actually in FOCUS!
RAFFLE & SILENT AUCTION
AWESOME raffle with a wide variety of donated items for you to bid on. Take a chance and help raise funds for our shelter. 
​There will also be a Silent Auction with some more unique items -ferret and non ferret related. Wine Baskets, Weasel Boy Beer, pictures, bedding and more!

AS ALWAYS...

3 championship rings
​​companion ring
19 specialty rings
speakers
photographer
​fun ferret tube races
ferret contests
best dressed contest
raffles
lots of vendors
and lots more!

2014 Photo Contest Winner,​Charlie O'Kane

Events

A heartfelt  “THANK YOU”  to the Ferret Community - all our sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, judges, attendees and HOFA Members... we could not have done with without YOU! 

YOU ARE WHAT THIS SHOW IS ALL ABOUT!
​​​This year is our 17th year in Columbus, Ohio.  We are looking forward to another great show year!


​We start out 2015 with our title classes and specialty classes needing sponsorship. To see what your sponsorship dollars can get you, please CLICK on this SPONSORSHIP link. We promise to provide a lot of “Bang for your buck.


We will again be at the Northland Performing Arts Center!  
4411 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus OH 43229
(NE side of Columbus – off Morse Rd.)

​Our new show hall was a success. It was smaller than our old site and vending space was a little tighter but all in all we think it went very well. 

We will be making some adjustments to the layout and again ask that our vendors be space aware as the vendors spaces are smaller. Parking is still free as is the WiFi.  Many enjoyed the nice padded chairs and the projector screen in the lobby was fun to watch…we plan to add some of the pictures from last year, as well as the sponsorship ads and advertisements from this year.  The concession stand had really good food but outside food is allowed. The 2-large projector screens in show hall for posting ferret numbers worked very well.  And we plan to add more signage at the judges stations so there is a little less confusion.  

The location is easy to find, just off Morse Rd., 2 miles East of I-71 North and 3 miles West of I-270 on Eastside. 

HOTEL BLOCK:  We have set up another block of rooms at the Ramada Columbus North hotel.  Unfortunately, a few ferret owners did not follow the show hotel guidelines and allowed there ferrets to run freely in halls and other public areas. Some people had pets in their rooms and failed to inform the hotel and therefore did not pay the pet fee. The Ramada has allowed us to return at $89 a night but has increased the pet fee to a daily $25 fee. 

We are finding it increasingly difficult to find decent pet friendly hotels for our shows. PLEASE, click on the link Show Hotel Guidelines and read carefully. Even if you are NOT showing the ferret(s) you brought with you, are purchasing an new ferret or brought any other pet with you..these guidelines apply to you.


SEE YOU IN AUGUST!

NOTE: 
All ferrets brought into the show hall MUST show proof of a current rabies and sign a waiver stating distemper vaccination is current. Must also have proof of current Aleution Disease Virus (ADV) results within 1 year of show date.
ADV Policy and where to get your ferret ADV Tested
​Franklin County REQUIRES ferrets to have a current rabies vaccination to be legal.


DOWNLOAD Sponsorship, Vendor Information


Donate to Raffle to support the shelter...get an ad/memorial spot in show catalog in exchange!


For sponsorship, vendor or general info: 
email Scarlett Gray-Saling


For registration questions:

email Kay Amrine or call (614) 864-5276

Sponsored by:

Sponsors needed