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May 18th, 2024 - 10am - 4pm - Thurston County Fairground

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About the Show



Ratapalooza has been a yearly event since 2000. Due to the Covid pandemic, we had to delay the show between 2020 and 2023. However, starting in 2024, we are back on track for yearly shows again!

We’ve moved around from various venues but the show’s format has stayed largely the same. Ratapalooza involves a standards show (think cat or dog show on a much smaller scale) and a fun pet show as well as plenty of learning and socializing opportunities with other rat lovers. We have many breeders from across the Northwest, as well as several rescue groups who would love to fix you up with your new best friend. Additionally, there are lots of vendors of hammocks, supplies and unique arts and crafts that celebrate rats as pets not pests.

Ratapalooza is organized and funded by volunteers from RatsPacNW Rat Fanciers Club, a social organization for rat lovers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and British Columbia. For more information visit the club’s Facebook page or website.

RatsPacNW Rat Fanciers Club Website

RatsPacNW Rat Fanciers Club Facebook Page

Ratapalooza Facebook Page