The 60th Annual Hilo Orchid Society Show and Sale: ISLANDS OF ORCHIDS takes place August 3rd (9am-6pm), 4th (9am-5pm) and 5th (10am-2pm). Thousands of orchids in displays created by top notch growers and amateurs entice audiences in this three day spectacle at Edith Kanaka’ole Stadium. Visitors can expect to see exotic species, beautifully grown specimen plants and the latest hybrids, many created by Big Island orchid breeders. Judging of plants will be conducted on Thursday August 2nd by certified American Orchid Society judges with dozens of trophies and ribbons awarded. There will also be a preview party Thursday night. Information about orchids and their cultivation will be offered in free mini-classes conducted by experts during the show. Islands of Orchids will feature a refreshment area with a silent auction, and entertainment each afternoon. Sales areas offer orchid and plant related products plus, of course, magnificent orchids for purchase, including many you won't find in your typical retail garden store or nursery. Purchases may be shipped to the mainland. Funds raised support HOS Scholarship Fund and HOS. For more information, call 333-1852 or go to www.hiloorchidsociety.org.
August 3, 2012 - 9:00am to August 5, 2012 - 2:00am
Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium
350 Kalanikoa Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720
$5 donation for adults, keiki 12 and under free