Scenes from the 48th Annual Birmingham Cat Show at Zamora Shrine Temple (Photos)

Birmingham Feline Fanciers (Cat Show), January 25, 2020 at the Zamora Shrine Temple. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Cat lovers unite!

Bham Now visited the opening day of the 48th Annual Birmingham Feline Fanciers Show (or the Cat Show) at the Zamora Shrine Temple on Saturday January 25th.

About the Birmingham Feline Fanciers

Birmingham Feline Fanciers (Cat Show), January 25, 2020 at the Zamora Shrine Temple. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

According Becki Vance, VP of Birmingham Feline Fanciers, the members of t our local Feline Fanciers is made up of a wide variety of folks, including    people who show cats, household cat lovers and cat rescue supporters.

48 Years

Birmingham’s “Cat Show” is one of the most popular shows in the southeast because they have such a large gate and lots of vendors (about 20, including six nonprofit organizations and 3 rescue groups).  There are cats up for adoption at the show too.

Birmingham Feline Fanciers (Cat Show), January 25, 2020 at the Zamora Shrine Temple. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Entering its 48th year, the show attracts approximately 2000 attendees, and the monies raised supports not only the Feline Fanciers, but local non-profits, especially rescue groups.

Why to Expect

At the show, more than 150 cats and their owners will be competing for ribbons and trophies.

Birmingham Feline Fanciers (Cat Show), January 25, 2020 at the Zamora Shrine Temple. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The breakdown of kinds of cats competing:

  • 50 household cats
  • 100 pure breed cats, including long hair, short hair and no hair cats.The judging can be intense and fun to watch.

    Ticket Price

    The last day of the Cat Show is Sunday, January 26th. Doors open at 9:00am. and the show ends at 4:00pm.  Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for seniors $4 for children under 10.  


  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.