WELCOME to the 2022 Show Information site! We are happy you are here and hope you will join us at the show!
You may view or print the 2022 Show Program (scroll down below the Challenge Class info). Printed program books will be available during Setup at the show.
The Registration Form is also available to download and print. Please note that the registration fee covers setup materials, snacks, Saturday lunch, Saturday night Awards Banquet, and gift bag.
Exhibitors of all experience levels are welcome! Enter your blooms in the show and compete with other dahlia gardeners of a similar experience level and garden size. Prizes will include cash awards and Dahlia Medals.
If you are interested in showing your dahlias, and have questions, please contact us through CONNECTIONS in the menu bar at the top of the page.
September 9 - Setup
September 10 - Setup, Judging, lunch, Public Show, Awards Banquet
September 11 - Public Show, Clean-up
Location - Farmstead Expo Barn
368 S Van Buren Street
Hotel Reservations - Farmstead Inn
370 S Van Buren Street
Ask for Dahlia Show special rate.
*Phone number was incorrect on the Registration Form in The Bulletin. Apologies to all who tried to use that number.
Challenge Classes are special awards that are sponsored by members to honor a specific bloom/bloom type, or to honor a person. Your bloom must be entered into this section in order to be awarded these special prizes.
For example, your bloom of a Marcella Louise could be entered in Section 12-Open to All, to compete against other Single-type, light blend colored dahlias for a $25 prize, OR it could be entered in Section 9-Challenge Class to compete only against other Marcella Louise dahlias for a $50 prize.
Badger Twinkle, Crazy 4 Jessie, Ferncliff Midnight, Islander, Kelvin Floodlight, Manor Jane, Manor Jubilee, Marcella Louise, Vernon Rose, any 2022 new introduction bloom, any JS bloom, any OlDoc bloom, any Rock Run bloom, any Michigan Introduction, a "Blue" dahlia, and the best three bloom entry of any Midwest origination.
For more information on Challenge Classes see the Show Program or contact Steve or Rusty.
Update: AC Ben has been added
1. Grow the best challenge class bloom and enter it! Be sure to add these dahlias to your shopping list!
2. You can sponsor an award. You choose the bloom, which can be a personal favorite, or the favorite of someone you wish to honor. You also provide the prize that will be awarded. The award can be money or a gift. Contact Steve or Rusty to make the necessary arrangements.