71st ANNUAL ORCHID SHOW
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 THROUGH MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018
THE BEHNKE NURSERIES COMPANY
11300 BALTIMORE AVE, BELTSVILLE, MD 20705
(301) 937-1100
WWW.BEHNKES.COM

On Columbus Day weekend, the National Capital Orchid Society will present its 71st annual Orchid Show at the Behnke Nurseries Company — FREE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC! Plan to visit, bring friends, see thousands of unique orchid plants in bloom, partake in our educational lectures, meet our ‘Orchid Doctor’ to answer questions, visit our Sales Area with top-quality vendors for plant and supply sales, unique orchid-themed gifts, and MUCH MORE! Fall is one of the best blooming seasons for orchids in DC, so come prepared for a wonderful selection of orchids to see and buy!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NCOS Fall Show flyer – 2018

SHOW SCHEDULE
(SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH THROUGH MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH)

Saturday 9 AM – 5:45 PM Exhibit and sales area open to the public
Sunday 9 AM – 5:45 PM Exhibit and sales area open to the public
Monday 9 AM – 3 PM Exhibit and sales area open to the public

EDUCATIONAL LECTURES

Every year, the NCOS offers free educational lectures and demonstrations at the Fall Show.  Our presentations are made by members of the society with many years of experience growing orchids successfully in many different environments.  Each presenter brings their own unique view on growing.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018

10:00 AM Guided Exhibit Tour
11:00 AM Sarah Hurdel Orchids 101 – The Basics
12:30 PM Roddy Gabel Get Comfortable with Slippers
1:30 PM Guided Exhibit Tour
2:30 PM Stefanie Jarrell The Dirt on Repotting Orchids

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018

10:00 AM Guided Exhibit Tour
11:30 AM Ken Meier Choosing the Right Orchid for Your Home
1:00 PM Guided Exhibit Tour
2:30 PM Stephanie Jarrell The Dirt on Repotting Orchids

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018

12:30 pm Gene Schurg Home Orchid Growing – The Basics

 

MEMBER SALES

NCOS members who volunteer at least one full day (or equivalent) at the Show can sell plants through the Member Sales spot in the sales area. Additional information about member sales.

SHOW VENDORS

Plants and/or orchid supplies will be sold by Arbec Orchids, Fishing Creek Orchids, J & L Orchids, Little Brook Orchids, NCOS Member Sales, Orchid Enterprise, The OrchidPhile, Quarter Acre Orchids, Steve Arthur Orchids, Waldor Orchids and Woodstream Orchids. Art products will be sold by Sunisa’s Clay Flowers. More detailed information about some of these vendors is available on the following websites:

INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITORS

The 2018 Show Rules can be found here.  The list of plants classes for the 2018 Fall Show can be found here.  Questions on plant registration should be directed to Gary Smith (orchid.impaired@gmail.com).

Judging questions should be directed to Gordon Slaymaker (gordon.slaymaker@verizon.net).

Plant registration information will be sent via email directly to each exhibitor’s point of contact before the show (by September 25th). Please plan to pre-register your plants before show weekend. Questions on plant registration should be directed to Gary Smith (orchid.impaired@gmail.com).

For additional information or to volunteer, please contact:
Louis Ross at ncos.dmv@gmail.com