Chapter Flower Shows

The Siuslaw Chapter holds two flower shows annually. The early show is usually the third weekend in April. (Not if it falls on Easter weekend) The Rhododendron Days Flower Show is held in conjunction with the Rhododendron Days Celebration held annually on the third full weekend of May. The festival coordinators define a full weekend as one including a Friday.

Our flower shows are held at the Florence Events Center at 715 Quince Street. The center is located, up the hill, directly behind the Safeway Store.

The Siuslaw Chapter Flower Shows are a judged show. We strongly encourage all chapter members and the community at large to participate by bringing many entries. Our aim is to educate and introduce to the show viewers the many selections available in the Rhododendron world. We believe the larger the presentation the greater the learning.
Entries to the show are accepted on Saturday morning from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. An
entry card must be filled out for each entry entered. Entry cards may be obtained at a chapter meeting just before each flower show or at the flower show on Saturday morning. To save time, you may want to use one of your "stick on" mailing return address labels in the entry card name and address section.

If you wish to bring entries to our show you will find our
show key and show schedule by clicking on these PDF links. The show key lists the name of the plant and the proper classification number. If you don’t know the name or can’t find it on the key, the show schedule can be used to determine a class number. The schedule is arranged by flower color. If you still can’t determine the proper classification number we will have chapter members available to assist you at the show entry table Saturday morning. Please don’t wait till the last minute because it can become quite busy!

Judging of the shows begins as soon after 9:00 AM as possible. To note how judging is done, see the Rhododendron Flower Show
Rules & Regulations link.

Viewing of the show is open to the public – without charge – as soon as judging is completed. (Typically around 12:00 – 12:30 PM) On Saturday the show will be open to the public until 5:00 PM. On Sunday the show is open from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Entries and any ribbons may be retrieved no sooner than 4:30 PM Sunday. Only the person who delivers the entry will be allowed to remove it without previous arrangements. All entries remaining at 5:00 PM will be removed by the show break-down committee.

A Rhododendron Flower Show is a great place to find what flowers would look great in your garden! The Siuslaw Chapter also has an outdoor plant sale during both shows. Many selections of Rhododendrons and Azaleas are available for a reasonable price. You can usually get access to the plant sale around 10:00 AM on both Saturday morning and Sunday Morning. (Cash or credit card)

Show dates for 2017 are held on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 and May 20-21, our 110th Annual Rhododendron Festival Show.

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