2020 National Specialty Show - New Location Announced

November 27, 2019

It is Thanksgiving and we all have some good news to be thankful for - The NSS Executive Committee has been able to secure a location and dates for our 2020 National Specialty Show!!!!!!

The Embassy Suites by Hilton - Hotel and River Front Conference Center
100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, Illinois, 61611, USA

May 3rd to May 10th (Our original dates)

Peoria Airport - General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport (Free Airport Shuttle)
Bloomington, IL - 44 miles
Springfield, IL - 65 miles
Moline, IL – 91 miles
Chicago O’Hare - 155 miles
Chicago Midway - 152 miles
St. Louis, MO - 175 miles

The plan is to hold a GSPCA regional on Tuesday May 5th, Sweeps on May 6th, Futurity on May 7th, Regular class judging May 8th and Best of Breed judging on May 9th. The Annual Banquet will also be that evening. The complete schedule of events is still being worked out. Further details will be posted on the website as soon as they are firmed up.

PLEASE hold off contacting the hotel for reservations and/or questions until they have a chance to get their systems set up for us. Remember to cancel your reservation at Pheasant Run if you haven’t already.

Thank you to all the folks that offered suggestions. The committee reviewed over 20 facilities throughout the Central Section. MI, OH, IN, IL, KY, TN, OK, KS, NE, MO, TX. Most of the issues were lack of dates available.

Thank you to everyone for your patience during this difficult time.

But the biggest THANK YOU goes to the NSS EC team for getting us a new location so quickly!

Anyone who has worked on a local club, all breed or national event knows how much effort goes into putting these events together. I can’t imagine the stress these folks have felt having to change locations twice in such a short time frame. With the compressed schedule for planning when the time comes, please think about volunteering to help them get all the details and work on the ground complete.

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

Sharon Fitzpatrick
GSPCA President