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

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Show Schedule

The show is open to the public on May 18th from
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Show admittance is $5 per person. Kids 5 and under are free!

Schedule of Events for Guests!

Times are tentative and subject to change.

  • 10:00 am - Doors open to public!
  • 11:00 am - Kitten Class judging begins
  • 12:00 pm - Pet Show and Fun Classes
  • 12:45 pm – First Raffle
  • 1:00 pm – Adult Rat Judging begins
  • 3:00 pm – Final Raffle
  • 3:30 pm– Announcement of show winners

    Come enjoy our rattastic raffle, rat merchandise, rat related crafts, and more!
Located at Thurston County Fairgrounds - Sokolik Building
3054 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Agenda for Exhibitors

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Check-in / Health check (cannot guarantee check-in after this time)

Payment for entries and tables due at this time. All rats entering will go through a health and age check before entering building regardless if showing, exhibit, or for adoption. Age of all rats entering must be at least 6 weeks or they will not be admitted. Breeders, who are members in good standing, may have babies available for prearranged pick up only. Pedigrees with birth dates must be supplied for all rats to be picked up.

Health checkers will check for any visible signs of sickness including by not limited to: mites, lice, rough coat, wheezing, sneezing, etc. If a rat is found with problems deemed contagious, the entire cage will be asked not to enter, including cage-mates. in the case of a dry sneeze, the rat will be placed in "hold" and re-examined as we understand dust, perfume or airborne items can irritate.

Please see our rules and policies page for full details:
RatsPacNW Rules and Policies

10:00 am
Doors open for admittance

11:00 am
Rat Show (two - three tables of judging at once)
Will be judged by Solids and Marked varieties broken down by sections.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Show ends, depending on number of rats to be shown. Venue clean-up.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RatsPacNW Meeting. Everyone is welcome, but only current members can vote.