International Silken Windhound Society

About SilkenFest

SilkenFest is the name for the International Silken Windhound Society's national specialty event. The first organized conformation show was held in 2000 and it has grown to include racing and coursing events in addition to health clinics and breed-related seminars.

Contact the SilkenFest committee:


SilkenFest 2018

SilkenFest 2018 will be held June 8-12, 2018 at the Purina Event Center in Gray Summit, MO

Breed Judge: Eleanor Main

Sweepstakes Judge: Luanne Williams

ASFA Judges:

UKC Obedience Judge: James Comunale

Rally Obedience Judge: Charlotte Mielziner

Event chairman is Jerilynn Adin Safran.


SilkenFest 2018

News and Updates


Thursday, June 7

Check in at host hotel

Meet and greet party

Friday, June 8

NWSWS UKC Obedience and Rally Obedience Trial

Health Testing Schedule TBA

ISWS Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes

Annual ISWS Member Meeting

Saturday, June 9th

ISWS Specialty Show

SF Banquet at Purina Farms

Silent Auction

Sunday, June 10


Monday, June 11


Tuesday, June 12


Hotel Information

Holiday Inn - Six Flags

Silken Windhound
June 7-12, 2018

Thank you for your interest in Holiday Inn Six Flags St. Louis West 2018 Silken Windhound Show.  We feel confident you will find our hotel to be the perfect location for your show at Purina Farms. 

We have hosted over 60 dog shows in the last 15 years and are very happy to be a part of the dog show community.  The Holiday-Inn Six Flags is an ideal location for your show.  We have over 60 acres of green space and a 600 square foot dog grooming facility that has 2 step-up tubs and electric.  There are over 65 drive up rooms that allow for parking right outside the guestrooms.  We have a total of 179 rooms at the Holiday Inn.

The room rate we are extending to your show is $119.95 plus tax per night. There is a onetime non-refundable pet show fee of $35.00 per stay for all rooms booked under the group block.  Room rates are subject to applicable tax.  We will waive the pet show fee for any judge rooms provided by room list and billed to the master account.

Purina Farms is located 10.5 miles from our facility.  We have a great relationship with Kaite Flamm at Purina.  Many clubs use his facilities for the show competition and utilize our facilities for sleeping rooms, meetings and banquets.  We do not provide shuttle service to and from Purina Farms or the St. Louis Airport.  We have worked with a third party airport shuttle service that will charge $60.00 one way trips to our hotel.  They utilize large SUV’s and are equipped to transport dogs.

I will be happy to speak with you at any time to discuss further your needs or to move forward with your show arrangements.  Please feel free to call me anytime with questions.   Please visit our Website at


Our goal at the Holiday Inn at Six Flags is to provide a pleasant place for all guests.  We want to be successful at hosting your dog show, and all dog shows, so that we can continue to hold similar events in the future.  Please help us by following the guidelines listed below. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please contact a member of our management team.  We hope that you enjoy your stay with us, and we look forward to serving you!

1)  There will be a maximum of 4 dogs allowed per room.

2)  The guest will be charged a one-time dog fee of $35.00 per stay. This fee applies to all guests with the group block. This fee is fixed, and will not  change even if the guest stays one night or five nights. This fee is also non-refundable.   

3)  Dogs left unattended in a guest room must be in a crate. Plastic sheeting should be placed under each crate in the guest room area.

4)  Hotel guest with dogs in the room need to use the special door hanger provided by the hotel. This hanger will leave instructions to the housekeeping staff. Housekeeping will not enter the room unless the door hanger is present.

5)  Housekeeping must be allowed to clean a guest room (with dogs) at least every two days. Guests who have special requests (i.e. a certain time of the day that the room will be vacant) can discuss them with the housekeeping staff upon arrival.

6)  Owners/exhibitors should bring their own toweling for bathing the dogs. A daily inventory for missing or damaged towels will be taken. Any necessary charges will be applied to the guest.

7)  Bathing and/or grooming of dogs in or right outside the guest room is not allowed. The hotel will impose a $100 penalty to anyone found grooming in this manner. The hotel has a grooming house on the grounds, which will be available for use. Grooming is not allowed on any sidewalks.

 8) The individual guest will be responsible for any damage to a guest room or any hotel property.  This includes, but not limited to,


      replacement cost for carpeting if odors or stains cannot be removed

      with traditional cleaning methods.


9)  Dogs are to be leashed at all times when out of the guest room.


         10) The hotel and the show committee will investigate any problem areas

                that are outlined above. Any guest not following the above guidelines

                will be asked to check out of the hotel without refund.


         11) Dogs will not be allowed in the following public areas:  the lobby,

               restaurant, lounge, Holidome, and the respective hallways to the

               areas listed.


         12) There will be a $100 fee for any removal of guest room furniture. All

                furniture must remain in the room at all times.


         13) Extension cords are not allowed to be plugged in to rooms from a

               vehicle, trailer, or camper in the parking lot.



The following apply to the guest room reservation policies:


A)  Room assignment is at the discretion of the hotel. Special request,

      such as drive up rooms, will be granted on a first come first serve

      basis. This basis is in reference to the date the room was reserved,

      not the date the guest arrives.


B)  Our hotel cannot guarantee any special request. We will, however,

      try our best to meet your wishes.