Portland Dahlia Society Show Information
When: August 26 & 27th 2017
Entries accepted Friday, August 25th from
7:00PM to 9:00PM and the day of the show
Saturday, August 26th, from 6:00AM to
9:00AM. Open to the Public 12:00 PM to
5:00PM on Saturday and 10:00AM to
3:00PM on Sunday. Free admission!
Where: Oaks Amusement Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way,
Portland, OR 97202
Map of Show Tables
Information about the show:
Contact: Ted Kennedy
Admission is free.
Parking is free but since this is an
amusement park, the lots may be crowded.
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.
2017 Challenge flower