2020 Show
13-15 March

9 am to 5 pm

stunning exhibits & plant sales
orchid art & photography
culture demonstrations
floral arrangements
inside at Earl Warren Showgrounds,
Santa Barbara, CA USA


Orchids – A World of Adventure

75th Anniversary Show, March 13-15, 2020!

The 75th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show will be held March 13-15, 2020, at Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.  ORCHIDS, A World of Adventure – celebrates the Show’s diamond jubilee exploring a plant family boasting over 25,000 species. From the exquisitely magnificent to the fascinatingly grotesque, discover the dizzying diversity of orchid flowers in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture at one of the country’s largest and oldest festivals of orchids.

Your virtual tour begins…

… with Huell Howser’s classic tour of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show and the California Orchid Trail, courtesy of the Chapman College archives.

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The 75th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show will be open 9am to 5pm for three days March 13-15, 2020, at Earl Warren Showgrounds, located in Santa Barbara at Highway 101 and Las Positas Road. General admission is $14; seniors, students with ID and advance group sales (minimum 25) are $12; and children 12 and under are free with an adult.

About Us

Our 75th Show in 2020 makes us one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious orchid shows in the United States. The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show reflects the rich agricultural and orchid-growing history of Santa Barbara County. Visitors from all over the world return each March to delight in our grand orchid displays installed by local, national and international artisans and orchid enthusiasts. Displays of orchid art, photography and floral arrangements, in addition to a comprehensive workshop and demonstration schedule, provide visitors with a rich and unique orchid experience.

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization with the purpose of sharing the joy of the orchid world and educating the public about orchids via its annual Show in March.

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