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14th Annual New England Gerbil Show
May 1-2, 2015
Bedford, 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.


Middlesex Commuity College, 591 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA


Take I-95 to US Route 3 Exit 27B toward Bedford. Turn left onto Springs Road then left onto Orchard Street at the flashing light. Middlesex Community College is on your right. The show is in the Campus Cafeteria, Building 8.


Courtyard by Marriott
270 Concord Rd
Billerica, MA 01821

$89.00 per night, group code American Gerbil Society. Gerbils are allowed in rooms but must stay in cages. Group rate deadline is April 17.

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Show Hours:


Friday 5-8 pm
Saturday 8 am - 7 pm

Open to the Public

Saturday, May 2, 11 am to 5 pm

Admission Fee

$5 per person, $20 family max


Membership deadline: April 2, 2015
Gerbil ID deadline: Saturday, April 11
Show Registration Deadline: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Quarantine period: April 5 - May 1, 2015

judging at a gerbil show Officials

Show Coordinators: Libby Hanna & Kaitlyn Cepeda
Animal Health Inspectors:
  Donna Anastasi (NE)
  Cathy Bickel (MATL)
  Libby Hanna (NE)
  Amy Paben (NW)
Show Secretary: KJ Johnson
On-Site Show Secretaries: Kaitlyn Cepeda & Steve Hanna
Emcee: Tracy Kukkonen
  Donna Anastasi (NE)
  Leigh Dibden (NE)
  Libby Hanna (NE)
  Amy Paben (NW)

Probationary Judges:
Danielle Cromer
Dana Halbert
Caroline Hanna

Pet Class & Gerbil Olympics Judges:
Anise H.
Thomas W.


Friday, May 1st

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 2nd

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 in the Show Hall

Sunday, May 3rd

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

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