Before you come out to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand to see who made the final cut for this year’s Internet Cat Video Festival reel (and who will walk away with the Golden Kitty), here is some basic information:
6 pm: Grandstand gates open
7 pm: Music starts, with Brian Laidlaw and Koo Koo Kangaroo
8 pm: Our special guests take the stage, including your hosts Julie Klausner and Scott Stulen, Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, and our very own State Fair Butter Cat!
9 pm: Official Internet Cat Video Reel begins
10:15 pm: Hall of Fame induction and Golden Kitty Award presentation
10:30 pm: Fireworks
There are several interactive artist projects throughout the event, including live painting Rudy Fig, letterpress printing (get a free State Fair kitty print) by Lunalux, and an interactive cat video project with Maria Mortati.
Meet the celebricats as they wander around the festival, along with the crew from Animal Planet, who will be on the lookout for the best cat costumes and outfits. Dance over to Funny or Die’s silent disco, and stop by the Animal Humane Society and Caring for Cats tents. Walker members: bring your member card to the Walker Shop tent to get a free special sticker pack.
Be sure to pick up a bookmark and limited-edition #catvidfest pin from our volunteers roaming the Grandstand—it’s your chance to register to win the ultimate Internet Cat Video Festival prize pack.
I love cats, but I'm more of a dog person. DON'T MATTER. I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!