Portland Dahlia Society Show Information
When: August 31st & September 1st 2013
Entries accepted Friday, August 30th from
6:00PM to 9:00PM and the day of the show
Saturday, Sept. 1st, from 6:00AM to
9:00AM. Open to the Public 10:00AM to
5:00PM on Saturday and 10:00AM to
3:00PM on Sunday. Free admission!
Where: Clackamas County Fairgrounds
694 NE 4th Avenue
Information about the show:
Contact: Ted Kennedy
Admission and Parking is Free
Below is a map of the facility. Note that there are three areas
where exhibitors can park while unloading their entries. (1) In front
of the building (2) On the West side of the building (3) the back of
the building. To access the West and back locations, go through
the gate West of the building. Note that all of the parking in these
locations is only to be used while unloading entries. The regular
parking lot is located across the street.
What is a dahlia show and why would I want to participate?
Dahlia shows are events where dahlia growers exhibit their best blooms in various classes. Exhibitors
may win some prizes, including a small amount of money. Attendance at dahlia shows is free to both
the exhibitors and the general public. Clubs sponsor the shows to promote their favorite flower, the
As a spectator, it is an opportunity see the hundreds of varieties of dahlias displayed at their very
best. A typical visitor will write down the names of numerous dahlias that they may want to grow.
Spectators also appreciate the artistic presentation of the flowers in the multi flower exhibits such as
the dahlia baskets and flower arrangements. Also, club members are available to answer just about
any question concerning dahlias. Dahlia publications are available and some of the handouts are
free. Information about where dahlias can be purchased commercially is also available.
As an exhibitor, it is an opportunity to show your flowers in competition with other growers. Certified
dahlia judges evaluate the entries and determine the winners. In addition to prizes for individual
entries there are awards for higher levels of competition that lead to the selection of the best entries
in the show. The best entries in the show are placed on a "head table" with very best entries at the
top of the table.
|Portland Dahlia Society
2013 Annual Show
August 31 & September 1st
Swan Island Dahlia Festival
Swan Island Dahlias allows visitors to their dahlia farm all summer and they host their Swan
Island Dahlia Festival the last week end in August and the Labor Day week end. The Portland
Dahlia Society has their annual show on the Labor Day week end (the second week end of the
Swan Island Dahlia Festival). The Portland Dahlia Show is held at the Clackamas County
Fairgrounds which is just a mile or two from the Swan Island Festival. If you love dahlias, you
should plan on seeing both events and both events are free and have free parking!