The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

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Date & Time

Fri, Mar 10 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sat, Mar 11 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sun, Mar 12 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Address (map)

3400 Las Positas Road

Venue (website)

Earl Warren Showgrounds

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is BACK at last!  March 10th – 12th, 2023, but Post-Pandemic, it Needs Public Support to Fully Bloom Again!

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is pleased to announce a triumphant return three years after an abrupt cancellation due to State mandates at the onset of Covid limiting crowds to no larger than 250 at any events within California.  The SBIOS attracts 8-10,000 visitors. There was no alternative other than to cancel. No tickets were sold at the door, and all online ticket purchases were refunded. The exhibit hall was packed with 10’s of thousands of award-winning orchid plants in all their glory.

The 75th Annual International Orchid Show will take place on March 10th to 12th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, California, with the theme “Orchids – The Adventure Returns.”

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is celebrating its 75th year. It is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious orchid shows in the United States, reflecting the rich agricultural and orchid-growing history of Santa Barbara County, which took root at the turn of the century.  Exhibits of orchid art, photography, and floral arrangements and a comprehensive workshop and culture demonstrations schedule provide visitors with a rich and unique orchid experience. The forerunner of the Orchid Show was a flower show organized by the Santa Barbara Horticultural Society, which took place in 1945 at the Montecito Grange Hall.

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