The 2017 BCCA National Specialty Committee and members of Great Plains Bearded Collie Club, together with the Officers and Directors of the Bearded Collie Club of America, welcome you to the 39th BCCA National Specialty held at Purina Farms, Gray Summit, Missouri from September 30 - October 6, 2017. Our logo and theme for this national specialty say it all — "At the Farm". So be prepared to be busy from dawn to dusk, eat well, and raise the roof, as we celebrate our amazing breed. See you at the Farm in 2017!
Purina Farms and Purina Event Center are nestled on 38 acres of lush Missouri countryside just outside of Saint Louis, Missouri. Beautifully appointed, Purina Farms and Event Center is one of the premier destinations for breed clubs who are hosting a national specialty. All BCCA performance, conformation, and special events will be held in the Purina Event Center, with the exception of herding.
One of the perks of hosting the Specialty at Purina is that you do not have to "sell the farm" to attend! Lodging is a good example. While there is not a designated host hotel, there are three hotels that we are recommending: the Wildwood, the Holiday Inn West at Six Flags, and the Comfort Inn Suites. We have worked with sales staff at each hotel to reduce room rates and pet fees for 2017 BCCA Specialty attendees. More to come about rates.
And, for the more outdoorsy who like community living, Purina offers a number of prime RV sites right next to the Event Center. You literally walk out your front door into the Center. You can either travel in your RV or rent an RV through one of the dealers that Purina recommends. More coming soon.