98th Annual ARBA Convention and Show | Louisville, KY
October 23-27, 2021 — Hosted by Crossroads Rabbit & Cavy Show
Important Links & Downloads
2021 ARBA Convention Homepage: click here!
2021 ARBA Convention Facebook Page: click here!
Convention Catalog: Hardcopy ($25) click here! | Digital Download ($20) click here!
Online Entry: click here!
Current Events Schedule: click here!
Show Dates, Deadlines & Important Info
Show Dates: October 24-25, 2021
Mailed Entry Deadline: Postmarked by September 24, 2021
Online Entry Deadline: October 4, 2021
Entry Conformations: Will be mailed/emailed by October 10, 2021 | click here! for assistance
Free Variety, Sex, Class Change(s) Deadline: 11:59 PM (EST), October 15, 2021
Free Ear Number Change(s) Deadline: October 15, 2021
Same Class, Sex, Breed, Fur & Variety Substitutions Deadline: Made at Show by 2:00 PM, Oct. 23, 2021 ($4.00/ea)
Animals Accepted for Cooping: 6:00 PM, October 21, 2021 (Thursday) THRU 3:00 PM, October 23 (Saturday)
Rabbit’s Checked in Deadline: 3:00 PM, October 23, 2021
Judging Begins: Sunday, October 24, 2021 | *Open Hollands 8:00 AM | *Youth Hollands 9:00 AM
Animals Released: 7:00 AM, October 27, 2021 THRU 12:00 PM, October 27, 2021 (Wednesday)
Holland Lop Coop Sizes: Coop Size 15″ x 18″ | Door Size 9″ x 12″
Coop Tags: Business cards or Similar NOT exceeding 4″ x 6″ x 1/4″ thick
Feed & Water Cups: Bring your own cups and bottles this year!
Parking Pass: Available at Convention ONLY—Visit “Cross Roads Rabbit & Cavy Shows” Booth
Louisville Mobility Scooter Rentals: click here! | Call (502)-799-5419 | Mention 2021 ARBA Convention when Renting
Volunteers Needed from October 20th (Clerical, Setup & Breakdown): click here! or email
Rabbicon takes place on Friday, October 22, 2021 & Saturday, October 23, 2021.
*Youth & Open starting breeds subject to change!
Convention Show Committee
- General Chairman: Gordon Williams
- Vice-Chairman: David Freeman
- General Secretary, Catalog: Carl Broady
- General Secretary: Luke Vickrey
- General Treasurer: Bill Hunter
- General Show Superintendent: Doug Harrah
- Open Superintendent: Max Harrison, Jr.
- Youth Superintendent: Joel Marshall
- BIS Program Coordinator: Julie Hanna-Stewart
- Robert Frizzell
- Scott Rodriguez
- Donald Sheets
- Todd Naragon
- Allan Ormond
ARBA Convention Location
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips LN
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
Phone #: (502) 367-5000 | (800) 618-5151
Fax #: (502) 367-5159
Parking Fee: One-Time Entrance Fee
Website: click here!
Location Maps & Directions: click here!
Google Maps: Click here for directions or click the image below!
Accommodations & Lodging
Crown Plaza Hotel—$139+tax / per night
830 Phillips Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
Reservations #: (877) 227-6963 | (502) 367-2251
Reservation Code: RU6
Room/Rates: Double Queen, non-smoking rooms ($250 fee for non-compliancy). Refrigerators and room upgrades may be available upon request. Please inquire with the event coordinator when making your reservation. Other amenities include a restaurant for breakfast and dinner, quench from 6:00 am-9:00 pm, WiFi, free parking for hotel guests, paid airport shuttle, onsite valet, and indoor pool (10:00 am-10:00 pm).
Website: click here!
Maps & Directions: click here!
Distance to Convention Center: 0.7 miles (4-minute drive)
Distance to Louisville Intl Airport: 1.3 miles (3-minute drive)
Pet Info: Dogs/$50 for 3 nights. Inquire for more info.
Cancellation Fee: Free, if canceled by 6:00 pm one month before arrival date. If not, a one-night stay fee ($139 + taxes) will be charged.
Kentucky Exposition Center (RV Parking Only)
Address: 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209
Reservations #: (502) 367-5380
Service Type: 30 amp Only
Rate: $75 night fee plus $75 deposit (applied to 1st night stay)
More Info: click here!
Other Area Links & Downloads
Louisville Visitor Center
Louisville Travel Guide
Louisville Campgrounds & RV Parks
HLRSC Convention Events
Please join us for Holland Lop events surrounding the ARBA Convention & Shows included a HLRSC Trio Raffle, 50/50 Stock Auction, and Convention Awards & Banquet packed with a fun auction, and the HLRSC General Membership Meeting.
HLRSC 50/50 Stock Auction
Donate and bid to help support the HLRSC and its membership. Proceeds go to the HLRSC to help offset awards for 1-10 placements in 8 classes helping to recognize & celebrate the accomplishments of our membership. Donations made early to the FB HLRSC Auction page enjoy the spotlight all year, but donations will be taken at convention also.
Date: Monday, October 25th, 2021
Auction Time: 1:00 pm — Be early! Action stock will begin loading preview for preview at 12:00 pm.
Location: Kentucky Exposition Center | Holland Lops Area
FB Auction Page: To follow or donate early & enjoy the spotlight all year, click here!
HLRSC Trio Raffle
Twice each year, generous members of the Holland Lop Rabbit Specialty Club carefully select and donate special Holland Lop rabbits to the HLRSC’s National Trio Raffle Fundraiser Event. The HLRSC would like to thank the following donors for sharing their beautiful stock to help support our club and members at this year’s 98th ARBA Convention Show in Louisville, KY:
Todd Naragon (IN) — Buck | Visit Online
Dwayne Scott (OH) — Doe | Visit on FB
Bonnie & Kathy Norton (MI) — Doe | Visit on FB
Tickets are available for a $5 donation fee per ticket entered in the raffle. The HLRSC Trio Raffle Ticket donations can be made on our website (automatically entered) for a limited time and then
in person at the 98th ARBA Convention where the winning ticket will be drawn. The lucky winner must pick up the trio at Convention or arrange for transportation for the trio.
HLRSC General Membership Meeting
Our general membership meeting is held each year before the HLRSC Convention Awards Ceremony. A Board of Directors conducts business during the meeting.
Date: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Location: Kentucky Exposition Center | West Wing | Room W3
Expo Floor Plans: Link
HLRSC Convention Awards Brunch – Open & Youth
Open & Youth Brunch will be held together. Join the celebration!
Hello Hollanders! You are cordially invited to join friends and fellow Holland Lop breeders from around the country and abroad in the celebration of our breed’s top ARBA Convention accomplishments at the HLRSC Annual Convention Awards Brunch. The afternoon will begin with socializing followed by brunch, award presentations, and beautiful auction donations that help to support the HLRSC. Make sure to reserve your tickets for this special event!
HLRSC Convention Brunch Details
Date: October 26th, 2021
Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Crown Plaza Louisville (ARBA Headquarters)
Room: Coronet B
Order Tickets By: Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.
Questions? Click to email Dwayne Scott
Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs
Crisp Peppered Bacon
Golden Fried Hash Browns
Seasonal Melon and Berry Display
Baskets of Warm Buttermilk Biscuits
Fresh Coffee (Regular and Decaf)
Hot Herbal Tea
Brunch Ticket Price: The HLRSC would like to thank the Hallmark Holland Lop Rabbit Club for their generous donation which helped reduce the cost of our meals this year. $30.00/Ticket
Ticket Purchases: Purchase Tickets Online (link below) — PayPal & Credit Card Payments.
Auction Donations: If you would like to bring a donation for the auction, please do! Each donation is greatly appreciated.
Seating will be limited so buy your tickets early.
Order your banquet tickets (ONLINE ONLY) by Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.
Tickets will NOT be sold at convention!