Furry Takeover


September 16-18th, 2022

TAKING OVER Fontana Dam North Carolina!


Transportation Notice for Furry Takeover

Furry Takeover is a camping style convention, located in the mountains and will rely on your transportation in order to get around the resort for different events.  We leave a lot of the day hours open so that our attendees can go out and enjoy the resort, rivers, lakes, amazing driving roads, and much more!

Concerning COVID-19...

For questions and concerns relating to Fontana Dam's handling of social distancing measures and events held therein, refer to their site's statement here.

If an attendee pays for FTO registration and subsequently contracts COVID-19 by the time of the con, we will gladly refund all guests' and/or dealers' registration fees, so that we can continue to place the safety of our attendees first. Attendance during this time, however, remains at your own risk. No proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test will be required in order to attend, as this is largely an outdoor event.


Furry Takeover was established in 2018, holding the first event during the weekend of August 24-26. Unlike a traditional convention, FTO largely takes place in the scenic outdoors of Fontana Dam. Here, not only can you have fun as your furry self by fursuiting or hanging out, but you can also enjoy all the amenities and beauty of the natural setting in this primarily outdoor con. Join us for fun by the bonfire, playing minigolf, enjoying movie nights with friends, or just relaxing in nature! There's always lots to do and plenty of furries to hang out with. We hope you will join us in seeing just what makes Furry Takeover so much fun!

What is FTO?

Who are we?


We have a wonderful staff, and founder/chairman Kyle Hicks who is working hard to encourage and expand our team. If you are interested in becoming a staff member for FTO, please email us at Furrytakeover@gmail.com.

If you are interested in volunteering during the weekend of FTO, please fill out the application here.


Wanna lend a helping paw?


Furry Takeover leaves most of the daytime available so that our attendees can enjoy the convention as well as the venue in a variety of ways. In addition to hanging out in FTO con spaces, attendees can also enjoy the local attractions, such as driving on the Tail of the Dragon (US-129), exploring various walking trails, or visiting the dams.


Log into Discord or head over to our Schedule page for more details.

We are excited for you to join us for another year at Fontana Dam!

Why Attend FTO?

What makes us different from other conventions?