Get Ready for Convention!
September 17, 2015 - Rabbit show people everywhere are getting ready for this year's ARBA Convention in Portland, Oregon. The NWAA is hosting this year's Convention for Angora exhibitors. They have a lot of convention information on their web site.
Margaret Bartold, NARBC secretary, wrote the below packing list for Convention goers headed to the Wichita, KS convention years ago, but it is still relevant today.
Going to Convention?
What to pack for bunnies and owner!
For those of you who are ‘first-timers’ and ‘experienced’ exhibitors packing for convention can always be a challenge, especially if you are flying to the show or are limited on space. So I thought I would compile a list of items I usually take to convention that may assist you. See you soon!
Hay or straw
Bunny treats/toys (cheerios, dried pineapple, dried cranberries, shredded wheat, etc.)
Puppy pads to put under the risers (makes cleaning much easier and helps eliminate odor)
Grooming brush, comb, etc.
Grooming powder or cornstarch
Plastic bags (to put wool in while you’re grooming and some for cleaning cages)
Zip ties-large and small (I use the large ones to attach the water bottles to the cages and small ones to fix the cages)
Locks for cages (can also use zip ties)
Cardboard or feed sacks to put around cages (don’t want the next door neighbor spraying or chewing)
Disinfectant spray for cages before putting the bunny into their new home for the week
Triple antibiotic ointment
Sharpie pen and ink pen
Paper to take notes
And of course…the bunnies!!
Now if you have room for your suitcase, the owner should pack clothing that is comfortable! Of course, you can always buy an NARBC t-shirt or sweatshirt at the booth. Don’t forget your entry confirmation, show catalog, ARBA card, items for the raffle, w/s/g contest entries, and snacks for you! Come prepared to have a good time…meet new friends and reminisce with those you’ve met at other shows.
For more info about 2015 Convention in Portland, go to http://www.arbaoregon2015.com
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