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15th Annual New England Gerbil Show
June 3-4, 2016
Seekonk, MA

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About the New England Show

The AGS's flagship New England Show is the largest gathering of gerbil breeders and enthusiasts in North America. Educational displays and presentations, available animals, gerbil care tips from breeders, and fun pet-class competitions for the whole family at this day-long, kid-friendly event.


Ramada Inn
213 Taunton Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771

GPS address: 213 Taunton Ave, Seekonk MA 02771


Ramada Seekonk is offering a group rate of $109 for a one-bed room and $119 per night for a two-bed room, before taxes, group code American Gerbil Society. Gerbils are allowed in rooms but must stay in cages. Group rate deadline is May 3rd.

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Show Hours:


Friday 5-8 pm
Saturday 8 am - 9 pm

Open to the Public

Saturday, June 4, 11 am to 5 pm

Admission Fee

$5 per person, $25 family max


Membership deadline: May 4, 2016
Gerbil ID deadline: Sunday, May 15
Show Registration Deadline: Saturday, May 21st
Quarantine period: May 8 to June 3, 2016
Refund deadline: Saturday, May 21

judging at a gerbil show Officials

Show Coordinators: Libby Hanna & Beth Taylor
Animal Health Inspectors:
  Donna Anastasi (NE)
  Cathy Bickel (MATL)
  Libby Hanna (NE)
  Amy Paben (NW)
  Sabrina Hundley (training)
  Vanessa Tarasuik (training)
Show Secretary: KJ Johnson
On-Site Show Secretaries: KJ Johnson
Emcee: Tracy Kukkonen
  Donna Anastasi (NE)
  Libby Hanna (NE)
  Amy Paben (NW)

Pet Class & Gerbil Olympics Judges:


Friday, June 3rd

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. Gerbil Agility demonstrations.

Saturday, June 4th

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 I - for kids 8 & under
Hamtrack races
Tube chew races
1:30-2:30 pm Pet Class II - Mock Show - for kids 9 & up
AGS Youth Asst. Judge will judge pet gerbils using Exhibition Format.
Hamtrack races
Tube chew races
4:30 pm Raffle & Auction results.
5 pm Public Admissions Close
6-6:30 pm Show Results
Champion & Breeder Certificate Presentations
Group Photo
Dinner to follow at:
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet
58 Newport Ave, East Providence, RI 02916 (a few minutes away)

Sunday, May 3rd

8-9 am Member breakfast
Location TBD
sleeping hanging out   group w ribbons  

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