National Dahlia Show

September 22-25, 2022
Sheraton Reston Hotel – Reston, VA

American Dahlia Society – National Capital Dahlia Society





About 2022 National Dahlia Show










The National Capital Dahlia Society extends a warm THANK YOU to all who participated in the 55th ADS National Show at the Sheraton Reston Hotel this past weekend.

We appreciated everyone who volunteered to make this show possible and all exhibitors who entered blooms in the horticulture sections. We were amazed by the West Coast people who traveled by air with a case of blooms in their lap! We also thank the photography exhibitors and the floral designers who created imaginative interpretations of the D.C, Maryland and Virginia themes.

Thanks for all your contributions to make the show a success!

Kathleen Hoxie & Rich Gibson, Show Co-Chairs

August 25 – 29, 2023

Portland Dahlia Society is host to the 2023 ADS National Show, August 25-29, 2023, to be held at the newly renovated Holiday Inn-Columbia Riverfront in Portland, Oregon. The show will be presented in the Grand Ballroom, the largest pillar-free hotel ballroom in the region at 18,000 sq ft with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Columbia River. Bus tours of spectacular dahlia plantings and other regional sites will be available to registered guests, so plan to join us for an extended vacation in Portland.



Thursday, September 22nd

  • Show registration:  4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Hospitality Suite:  4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Hospitality Reception:  6:00pm – 10:00pm; light refreshments/Cash Bar
  • Boutique Hours:  7:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday, September 23rd

  • Set-up Show Rooms:  12 noon – 5:00pm
  • Show Registration:  9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Hospitality Suite:  10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Friday Tour:  Gardens and Air & Space Museum Annex:  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Boutique Hours:  10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Receive Entries, Horticulture and Design:  4:00pm – Midnight

Saturday, September 24th

  • Show Registration:  7:00am – 9:30am
  • Receive Entries, Horticulture and Design:  6:00am – 9:30am
  • Clerks and Judges Meetings:  9:30am – 10:00am
  • Judging:  10:00am -12:30pm
  • Judges/Clerks Luncheon:  12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Speakers Roster:  2:00pm – 5:15pm
  • Show Open to Public:  2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Hospitality Suite:  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Boutique Hours:  2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Awards Banquet:  6:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner/Awards/Cash Bar

Sunday, September 25th

  • ADS Classification Meeting:  8:00am – 9:00am
  • Judging Seminar and Update:  9:00am – 10:00am
  • ADS Annual Meeting:  10:00am – 12 noon
  • Show Open to Public:  9:00am – 3:00pm
  • All-Around DC Bus Tour:  12:30pm – 5:00pm (Lunch provided)
  • Hospitality Suite:  1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Boutique Hours:  10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Bloom Sale:  3:00pm
  • Show Teardown/Cleanup:  Beginning at 3:00pm
  • Sunday Evening Speaker:  7:00pm – 8:30pm