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61st Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition


Feb 21, 2013 to Feb 24, 2013

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


The Pacific Orchid Exposition is the largest orchid show in the United States, and on February 21-24, the event will return to San Francisco to showcase over 150,000 unique orchids from across the globe.


This year the theme for the 61st annual event is "East Meets West", which will be reflected in the displays and exhibits in the show.


Attendees will be immersed in Eastern culture from the moment they walk into Fort Mason Center and view the elaborate front entrance display, lavishly adorned with traditional Taiwanese lanterns. These beautiful decorations will illuminate the space and are designed remind attendees of the global celebration of orchids.


Throughout the weekend there are docent tours, horticultural demonstrations, a silent auction and the chance to troubleshoot Orchid care issues with the Orchid Doctor.


The event opens with the Gala Benefit Preview night on February 21st and features live music, a silent auction, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and wine tasting from some of Northern California's most premiere wineries. The Gala Benefit also gives true orchid enthusiasts and collectors the first chance to purchase their favorite plants before the show opens to the general public.


The Pacific Orchid Exposition is hosted by the non-profit San Francisco Orchid Society and serves as the organization's largest fundraiser.




View map Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion
Marina Blvd at Buchannan
San Francisco , CA

Additional Information


San Francisco Orchid Society



Contact name

Liz Rosinski

Contact email

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