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Meow MeetUp Chicago Cat Expo & Festival

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM (CDT)

Meow MeetUp Chicago Cat Expo & Festival

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Rosemont Amusement T Quantity
**Early Bird ** General Admission - Saturday   more info Ended $17.00 $2.62 $0.59
***Early Bird ** General Admission - Sunday   more info Ended $17.00 $2.62 $0.59
***Early Bird ** General Admission - Weekend   more info Ended $25.00 $3.10 $0.84
Single Day Admission - Adult (16+)   more info Jul 21, 2019 $25.00 $3.10 $0.84
Weekend Admission - Adult (16+)   more info Jul 21, 2019 $35.00 $3.70 $1.16
Adult BOGO Weekend Pass (Buy one, get one)
MUST PURCHASE A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET IN ORDER TO PURCHASE ANY ADD-ON ACTIVITY. Get a ticket now and bring a friend with you... for FREE! This ticket is for general admission for the full weekend - July 20 and July 21. Show hours are 9am-5pm.
Jul 20, 2019 $17.50 $2.64 $0.60
Single Day - Child (Ages 6-15)   more info Jul 21, 2019 $9.00 $2.14 $0.33
Weekend - Child(Ages 6-15)   more info Jul 20, 2019 $12.00 $2.31 $0.43
Toddlers & Infants (Ages 0-5 years)   more info Jul 20, 2019 Free $0.00 $0.00
**VIP** Weekend Pass - Adult
Get VIP access for the full weekend with two of our most popular activities included! This pass INCLUDES VIP Access to all seating, the popular Caturday Night After Pawty and the Sunday Morning Breakfast and Bingo! Snag 'em before they're gone!
Jul 19, 2019 $75.00 $6.10 $2.43
ADD-ON: Kitty Yoga
MUST HAVE A GENERAL ADMISSION PASS TO PURCHASE KITTY YOGA. Enjoy 50 minutes of relaxing yoga with adoptable kittens from Almost Home Foundation. No special attire required. Please, no kids under 16. Choose times on the checkout page.
Jul 20, 2019 $15.00 $2.50 $0.53
ADD-ON: Cat Cafe
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET TO ATTEND ANY ADD-ON ACTIVITIES. Sit back and relax in our cat café. Enjoy refreshments and play with adoptable kittens while you sip on coffee and enjoy a treat! Choose times on the checkout page.
Jul 20, 2019 $20.00 $2.79 $0.68
ADD-ON: After Party (Saturday Only)
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET TO PURCHASE A TICKET TO THE AFTER PARTY. MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD. Enjoy cat-themed drinks, heavy appetizers and live music at Joe's Live - next to Bub City and across from the convention center from 7-9pm Caturday Night (feel free to stay later if you like). Must be at least 21 years old.
Jul 20, 2019 $25.00 $3.10 $0.84
ADD-ON: Kitty Bingo (Sunday Only)
NOTE: YOU MUST PURCHASE A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET IN ORDER TO ATTEND KITTY BINGO. Enjoy breakfast and bingo! Prizes for all winners! This event is for Sunday morning only and will last approximately 90 minutes.
Jul 20, 2019 $30.00 $3.39 $1.00
ADD ON: Paint Your Pet
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET TO ATTEND ANY ADD-ON ACTIVITIES. Channel your inner Meownét, Picasso or Renoir and paint your pet! Ticket sales end when sold out or 7/13 - whichever comes first. Aided by our fun-loving instructors, create an original portrait painting of your pet (dog, cat, lizard, bunny, chicken, etc.) A portion of each ticket will be donated to Almost Home Foundation. All skill levels are welcome! Your ticket includes… 1. A pre-sketched canvas of your pet if you email us a photo of your pet AT LEAST 2 days before class. Only one pet per canvas (you will only have enough time to paint one pet). 2. All art materials provided. 3. An introductory paint tutorial and 2-3 hours of painting. More info on your ticket confirmation.
Jul 15, 2019 $50.00 $4.59 $1.64
ADD-ON: Chicago Black Cat Meet & Greet
NOTE: YOU MUST PURCHASE A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEET & GREET FOR CHICAGO BLACK CAT. Come meet Mikita at Meow MeetUp! Mikita is a Chicago cat legend that you don't want to miss. Net profits from Mikita's meet and greet will benefit homeless cats in Chicago. Choose times on the checkout page.
Jul 20, 2019 $25.00 $3.10 $0.84
ADD-ON: Sinbad the Survivor Meet & Greet
NOTE: YOU MUST PURCHASE A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET IN ORDER TO MEET SINBAD. Sinbad is a kitty hero you have to meet in purrson. Sinbad overcame a horrible past where he was found severely neglected with over 5lbs of matted, dirty fur that weighed this sweet cat down. Sinbad found his fairytale ending with his cat dad, Elliott. Proceeds from Sinbad's meet and greet will benefit homeless pets. Choose times on the checkout page.
Jul 20, 2019 $5.00 $1.90 $0.21
ADD-ON: Chuck the Duck Meet & Greet
NOTE: YOU MUST PURCHASE A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET IN ORDER TO MEET CHUCK. This ginger tabby rescue is quite the character! Together with his cat dad, Cody, he can be found dressing up in crazy costumes or out about town. Chuck even has his own book, aptly named "The Chuck Book." Choose times on the checkout page.
Jul 20, 2019 Free $0.00 $0.00
ADD-ON: Eddie Meownster (The Meownsters) Meet & Greet
NOTE: YOU MUST PURCHASE A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET IN ORDER TO MEET EDDIE. Eddie Meownster is the total ham of the Instagram trio - The Meownsters! A Chicago native, Eddie loves to go out and be among his fans! Come meet this sassy sphynx at Meow MeetUp! Choose times on the checkout page.
Jul 20, 2019 Free $0.00 $0.00
ADD-ON: Moe Grey the Cat Meet & Greet
NOTE: YOU MUST PURCHASE A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET IN ORDER TO MEET MOE GREY. Moe Grey the cat is a sweet blue ragdoll that has a wonderful rescue story. After being "returned" several times to various shelters, Moe Grey found his forever home. A Midwest native, Moe Grey is a super-social cat that loves to meet his over 30,000 adoring fans on social media! Choose times on the checkout page.
Jul 20, 2019 Free $0.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Come Celebrate Cats at Meow MeetUp

Cat Festival & Expo 

July 20-21, 2019

Come celebrate cats with us on July 20-21, 2019 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Meow MeetUp Cat Expo & Festival is an immersive experiential event where cat lovers from all over Chicago and the Midwest come to enjoy all things cat – kitty yoga, a cat café, presentations by cat experts, paws-on workshops, celebrity cat meet & greets, shopping, entertainment and so much more!

Show Days and Hours

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 -  9am - 5pm 

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019 -  9am - 5pm


Activities 

In addition to an amazing assortment of cat-themed merchandise - you can enjoy the following activities:

Included in General Admission

  • Vendor Village - Expo Center
  • Kitty Adoption Lounge with cats and kittens from Almost Home Foundation
  • Pampurr Pawlor (free temporary cattoos and kitty nail decals)
  • Live Clicker Training Demonstrations
  • "Meet the Breeds" by Cat Fanciers' Association
  • Cat-lebrity Meet & Greets with Chicago's most famous cats* including: Chicago Black Cat*Chuck the DuckThe Meownsters (Eddie), Sinbad The Survivor*, and Moe Grey the Cat
  • Purresentations from more than a dozen cat experts and veterinarians
  • More! See Full Schedule

Ameowzing Activities - Can't Miss Expurriences (extra fee may apply)

  • Kitty Yoga Studio*
  • Cat Café*
  • Kitty Breakfast & Bingo*
  • New! Paint Your Pet's Portrait Class
  • After Party*
  • See Full Schedule

 

Ticket Prices 

  • Adult (Ages 16+) - $25 Single Day/ $35 Weekend
  • Children (Ages 6-15) - $9 Single Day/ $12 Weekend
  • Toddler/Infants (Ages 5 and under) - FREE

Our presenting sponsors are KittyShield and The Catnip Times. Proud supporters of Almost Home Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. 

* Activities marked with an asterisk (*) have additional fees due to limited availability. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. 

 

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Everyone is welcome! The only activity that has an age requirement is the After Party - participants must be 21 years of age. 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is really easy. Park in the huge garage across from the convention center for easy access to the venue.  

What can I bring into the event?

Please just bring yourself, your family and your friends. Do not bring your cat, though. Anyone who brings a non-human will be turned away...

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email us at hello@meowmeetup.com

What's the refund policy?

Sorry, no refunds.  

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will scan your ticket barcode/QR code either on your phone or on your printed ticket. It's always a good idea to have a back-up, particularly if you're registered for extra activities. 

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your registration at any time.  


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Donald E Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM (CDT)


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