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2013 Midwest Show
Oct. 18-19, 2013
Elyria, OH

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Ramada Inn Elyria
1825 Lorain Blvd.
Elyria, OH 44035


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The Ramada Inn is offering a rate of $74.99 plus tax per night. This rate includes a $10 pet fee. Call the hotel directly and ask for "American Gerbil Society" block rate. Reservations must be made by Thursday, October 10.

Ramada Inn Elyria
1825 Lorain Blvd.
Elyria, OH 44035

Show Hours:

Friday, 5-9 pm
Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm

Open to the Public:

Saturday, 11 am-5 pm

Admission Fee

$2 per person, $10 family max


Membership deadline: September 19, 2013
Gerbil ID deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Show Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Quarantine period: September 27 to October 18, 2013

Publicize the Show!

Show Flyer


judging at a gerbil show

Show Coordinator: Diane Nott

Animal Health Inspectors:
  Donna Anastasi
  Libby Hanna

Show Secretary: Jo Kelley
On-site Secretary: Michele Rush

  Donna Anastasi (NE)
  Libby Hanna (NE)
  Katie Johnson (NE)

Pet Class & Gerbil Olympics Judges (Sat):  
  Anise H.

Show Highlights

Weigh Your Gerbils! Data Gathering Project

Junior member Nabil H. will be gathering data about gerbil ages and weights at the show. He hopes to get the maximum amount of information, so please stop by his table with a few representative samples of gerbils of different ages from your kennel.

Photo Contest

Can't come to the show in person? Send in a photo of your gerbil and we'll let the visiting public choose a winner! Email your photo to Diane Nott to be included in a day of show display!

Silent Auction & Raffle

Beautiful craft items, useful gerbil supplies, adorable novelties and more, to benefit the AGS! In past years we have had wonderful items from books to jewelry to quilts to gerbil supplies. We need your donations large and small! Coordinator: Joann Nott

Gerbil Agility

Watch this fast-growing new "sport" within the gerbil showing world. Ch. Twin Squeaks' Herman was the first to bring gerbil show jumping to the national consciousness with his famous You Tube Video. In this event, we'll follow up on previous highly entertaining live agility demonstrations. Coodinators: Donna Anastasi and Diane Nott


Friday, October 18th

5:00-9:00 pm Set-up
Health inspections
Member Activities
Favorite night-before activities include socializing, snacking, and arts and crafts for gerbils and their people.

Saturday, October 19th

8-10 am Health inspections
10:30 am Show Call: All gerbils who will compete in the show should be placed on the judging tables.

(Please check the Show Rules & Regulations page ahead of time to make sure that your gerbils have the proper size of show carrier. All gerbil show pens should be filled with white carefresh and contain some food and a baby carrot as a substitute water source. It is important that show pens be as indistinguishable as possible for the sake of fairness. Please remove any obvious markings or distinguishing characteristics from show cages other than the AGS-provided show ID tag.
10:30-11:00 Judges' meeting and lunch.
11 am Judging starts
Floor inspection
Open to the Public
11:30 am-12:30 pm Pet Class
Hamtrack races
Tube chew races
Mock Show Demonstration
2:30 PM Agility Training Demonstration
4:30 pm Photo contest & People's Choice Award announcements.
Raffle & Auction results.
5 pm Public Admissions Close
6-9 pm Show Results
Champion & Breeder Certificate Presentations
Group Photo
Dinner (area restaurant TBD)
9-11 pm Hall Clean-up
Member socializing
group   judging  

Photos from New England Show 2008

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