CatFest 2019, the 5th annual Cat Art and Film Festival celebrating all things feline, happens August 31, 2019 at Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson Ave. in Covington.
- Funny Cat Videos
- Cat Agility and Training
- Fabulous Feline Themed Jewelry and Art
- Cat Furniture & Accessories
- Adorable cats and kittens for adoption in the Purrr Parlour
- Kitty themed cocktails and punch, cookies and treats
- Jambalaya prepared by a secret celebrity chef (vegan options too)
- "Why does my cat do that?" Ask the Vet Booth
- Celebrity Cats and Cat Book Authors (TBA)
Presented by Art for Cats' Sake and Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation, proceeds will support research for feline illnesses. The event will feature funny cat videos from the New York Cat Film Festival, "Boo the Deaf Kitty" on site to meet his fans, a series of workshops and seminars for cat owners and advocates, a photo contest, and a beautiful gallery of cat-themed art, jewelry and tasty treats.
General Admission tickets are $15 for ages 16 and up, $10 for ages 7-15, free for ages 6 and under with a paying adult, $30 for VIP, $30 for Family Package B and $55 for Family Package A. Also available for $10 is a "Cat Yoga" session. Advance purchase tickets are available on EventBrite. All advance-purchase tickets include online-handling fees.
VIP admission includes premier seating for Funny Cat Video viewing, access to all seminars, a VIP cat pin and discount vendor coupons. See website for deadline for reduced rate.
For information on how to enter photo and video contests, and to learn more about Art for Cats' Sake festival and its foundation, visit artforcatssake.org. This year's photo categories are: Best Friends, Power Napper, Festive Felines and If I Fits, I Sits.
The mission of co-host Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation is to advance and promote improved health and wellbeing of cats by raising funds to help find cures for feline diseases, specifically FIP, lymphoma and kidney disease. Big Sky encourages all friends of the nonprofit to attend the event to learn ways to help Louisiana’s most vulnerable (and furry) community members.