–The 2017 Central Coast Orchid Show and Sale will return for the 22nd year at the South County Regional Center, located at 800 West Branch Street in Arroyo Grande.
The weekend of festivities kicks off Friday evening, March 31 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with an Orchid Show Preview Benefit for the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center to support their educational outreach. This elegant evening includes Central Coast wines, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, live music, a silent auction and an awards presentation. As guest judges, local celebrities will select their favorite orchid. Attendees get the first selection of orchids for purchase, and will have the opportunity to talk with the vendors prior to the show opening to the general public. Tickets for the benefit are $50. You may purchase them online at
www.dunescenter.org or by calling (805) 343-2455 or (805) 801-6850. A portion of the ticket sales goes to the Dunes Center.
The show and sale will be held Saturday, April 1 from 9-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 from 10-5 p.m.
General admission is $6 and includes a door prize ticket. Children 12 and under are free. The American Orchid Society will judge plants being exhibited. Vendors will offer a large variety of orchids, orchid books and orchid supplies for sale. Orchid culture re-potting demonstrations and plant doctors will provide valuable information to orchid enthusiasts. Have a coffee break or enjoy lunch at the show. Don’t miss the fun in the kids’ activity area.
Go to www.fcos.org for updated show information.