SAN JOSE -- Some of the finest felines around will be on display this weekend at the Tails and No Tales cat show at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.

Competing for the "top cat" award will be various popular and exotic breeds as recognized by the Cat Fanciers' Association -- short-haired, long-haired and even no-haired specimens, all groomed and ready for judging.

The public can see the cats up close while they are waiting to be judged, and those curious about particular cats or cat shows can ask exhibitors any questions they may have. There will also be various booths selling cat-related items, and for children there will be an ongoing coloring contest and a Plush Toy Cat competition, in which the first 25 children to bring a stuffed toy cat to the show each day can compete for ribbons.

The San Jose Animal Care Center, Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter and Nine Lives Foundation will be at the show, offering cat adoption opportunities.

Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children under 12. The competition runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the fairgrounds' Gateway Hall, 344 Tully Road in San Jose.

For more information, visit www.tailsandnotales.com or call 408-36-8673 or 408-778-6318.