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13th Annual New England Show
May 30-31, 2014
Holiday Inn
9 Northeastern Blvd
Nashua, NH 03062

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gerbil show festivitiesLocation

Holiday Inn
9 Northeastern Blvd
Nashua, NH 03062


From Route US Route 3 North, Exit 4 to East Dunstable Road (south/west), right on Harris Rd. which turns into Northeastern Blvd. The Holiday Inn is on your right next to the McDonald's.

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The group rate is $94 per night double, $144 for 2-room suite, plus tax, pets okay, no cleaning fee. Ask for the American Gerbil Society rate.

Deadline for group rate reservations is April 30, 2014.

Holiday Inn Nashua
9 Northeastern Blvd
Nashua NH 03062

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: April 30, 2014
Gerbil ID deadline: Thursday, May 1st
Show Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Quarantine period: May 4 to May 29, 2014


judging at a gerbil show Show Coordinators: Libby Hanna
Animal Health Inspectors:
  Donna Anastasi
  Libby Hanna
  Amy Paben

Show Secretary: Jo Kelley
  Donna Anastasi (NE)
  Emilee Dibden (NE)
  Libby Hanna (NE)
  Katie Johnson (NE)
  Amy Paben (NW)

Pet Class & Gerbil Olympics Judges (Sat):  

Show Highlights

Exotic Zoo

We will welcome some adorable non-gerbil rodent friends and offer information and education on their history, habitats and care as pets. Coordinator: Leslie Balch.

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!

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. Coodinator: Donna Anastasi


Friday, May 30th

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, May 31st

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 P Raffle & Auction results.
5 pm Public Admissions Close
6-6:30 pm Show Results
Champion & Breeder Certificate Presentations
Group Photo
Dinner to follow at Grand Buffet, 350 Amherst St., Nashua NH 03063
group   judging  

Photos from New England Show 2008

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