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Carrara Cat Carnival 2017

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Australia's First Ever Cat Carnival
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Photo taken from the Carrara Cat Carnival's official website.


We all know how many doggy events there are out there... especially if you're subscribed to my articles! For the cat lovers who are feeling left out, don't waste your energy doing so because... there's a Cat Carnival coming up real soon. Seriously!

Carrara Cat Carnival is Australia's first ever Cat Carnival, and promises to be "a cat-tastic weekend celebrating everything feline". What's even better is that not only is entry free, parking is free too! The event is held over two days; on Saturday 7th October and Sunday 8th October, from 9am to 3pm.

There are a wide range of cat-themed activities; there's bound to be something that interests you and the rest of the family! This includes...

1. Meeting Famous Cats from the Internet
We're all guilty of watching cute animal videos when we have other things we're supposed to do... who here "knows" a famous cat from Instagram or Youtube (or other social media sites) that they'd love to meet? Look no further, because here's your chance!
CATMANTOO (Didga & Boomer) - 180,000 subscribers - 10am & 1pm
@winstonsmushface - 50.1k followers - on stage from 11am

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The infamous cat from CATMANTOO. Photo taken from CATMANTOO's official Facebook page.


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Winston Smushface. Photo taken from Winston Smushface's offical Facebook page.



2. Cat Showcase
From Shorthairs to Siamese, Burmese to Bengals, cats come in all shapes and sizes, characters and temperaments. The Carrara Cat Carnival will give you the opportunity to browse all the wonderful cat breeds there are out there in the Cat Showcase area, where you'll be able to see a variety of beautiful cats as well as meet and chat with the proud cat owners.


3. Cat-centric Merchandise
The Carrara Cat Carnival has generously put in the hard work and effort and sourced a wide range of cat-fabulous specialty products for both you and your cat, which come from a large range of specialty exhibitors including:


4. Cosplay Cat Purr-ade
Are you a fan of cats? And a fan of cosplay? The Carrara Cat Carnival invites all cosplay fans to come dressed as their favourite cat character, and participate to purr-ade the catwalk with a heap of great prizes to be won. All ages are welcome!

The purr-ade takes place on the Sunday, starting at 12pm and located on the centre stage; however, participants are asked to assemble from 11:30am.

Register your participation in advance, by emailing your name, email & mobile phone number to mia@carraramarkets.com.au.

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Photo taken from the Carrara Cat Carnival's official website.



5. Cat-icatures
Bring a photo of your cat (on a phone is fine) and hand it over to our talented Caricature Sketch Artist who will capture your unique kitty in you! It's like a Cat Mash-Up!

It will only cost you a gold coin donation for each Cat-icature. Money collected will be donated directly to the Cat Rescue Groups at the event - so it'll be going to a good cause!

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Photo taken from the Carrara Cat Carnival's official website.



6. Kitty Face Painting
Bring the kids for a meow-zing kitty face painting. It's free! However, you may choose to kindly donate a gold coin towards the Cat Rescue Groups which would be much appreciated.


7. Crazy Cat Vids
Who doesn't love a funny cat video? Carrara Cat Carnival have put together a compilation of the most entertaining Cat Vids you've ever seen! Pull up a stool and hang out in the Crazy Cat Vid zone for the finest feline offering of our crazy, loveable cats!


8. Feline Health & Grooming Advice
Free feline health advice is provided at the Carrara Cat Carnival courtesy of the Pet Wellness Clinic. Located in Burleigh, the Pet Wellness Clinic is certified as the Gold Coast's only 'Cat Friendly Clinic', an internationally recognised accreditation.

Free feline grooming advice is provided courtesy of the team from Animal Magic Grooming, who believe in the importance of grooming your cat on a regular basis. Whilst cats lick themselves they don't groom which is where the experts come in. Learn more and see live cat grooming demonstrations on the day!


9. Free Cat Magazine

Courtesy of OZZI CAT MAGAZINE, Australia's leading Cat publication, visitors to the Carrara Cat Carnival can pick up a FREE copy of Ozzi Cat Magazine. These magazines are available each day until stocks last.

Ozzi Cat is the ultimate cat guide with cat news, feature stories, cat product reviews, cat health care advice and a ton of interesting cat info! What's even better is that they love cats so much they donate $1 from every magazine for rescue Cats in need.

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Photo taken from the Carrara Cat Carnival's official website.



10. Adopt a cat!
Lucky last! Cats make wonderful companions and there are many cats and kittens looking for a loving home. Adopting a cat via a recognised cat shelter or rescue group is a fantastic place to find a feline friend that's perfectly matched to you.

Cats available for adoption have undergone health and behaviour assessments to make sure they are suitable for adoption as companion pets. All cats are desexed, microchipped and vaccinated to help give them the best possible fresh start. The adoption cats are perfectly healthy and sociable and are simply waiting for a new home and a loving family.

There will be a number of available felines available for adoption from the RSPCA and Happy Tails.


Please note this message from the organisers:
"With advice from the RSPCA, we don't recommend you bring your own cat to the Cat Carnival. Not only for the well-being of your own cat which would have to cope with large crowds, loud noises etc. But also for the well-being of the cats involved in the event via the Cat Showcase Area, Adoption Cats & the Special Guest Cats. Your lovely fur-baby will be much happier seeing you come home bearing lots of kitty goodies for them!"



It's going to be a great weekend for all cat lovers! Time to start cracking on perfecting those outfits, and really becoming a crazy cat lady or gentleman!
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Why? Australia's first ever cat carnival!
When: 9am - 3pm
Phone: 07 5579 9388
Where: Carrara Markets Corner Gooding Drive & Manchester Road Carrara, Gold Coast Queensland 4211
Cost: Free entry
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Good news for cat lovers😍
by lokyl (score: 2|408) 75 days ago
Excellent event! Too late to know and sorry to miss it
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