Tickets go on sale Thursday for the annual Cat Video Festival, again being held outdoors at the home stadium of the St. Paul Saints baseball team.

Last year, more than more than 10,000 people hit CHS Field to watch videos that regular folks post online of their furry friends’ hijinks, ranging from adorable to acrobatic to hilarious.

This year’s event, on Aug. 8, is again hosted by myTalk 107.1 and the St. Paul Saints, with $1 from every ticket sold benefiting the Home for Life animal sanctuary. General admission is $10 and VIP $75. Children under 5 get in for free.

Hundreds of videos were submitted last year and fell under such categories as “Dogs vs. Cats” and “Cats and Boxes.”

Nominations of cat videos are being accepted now by organizers for possible showing at the festival. Many festivalgoers last year got gussied up for the gathering, strutting on the field in cat-inspired clothing and makeup. Whiskers and ears were the cat’s meow. The Walker Art Center started the quirky festival four years ago and it became an overnight sensation.

Paul Walsh