• Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets for the Show are available at the box office during show hours. You may buy advance tickets via our secure website here. Be sure to print your advance ticket and bring it to the Show!

Parking is available at the Showgrounds for $5 per vehicle, collected by Earl Warren Showgrounds to support the facility.

Absolutely Not! Orchids love rain! But our visitors will be comfortable, too; all displays are indoors within the main hall and all Orchid Show vendors are located in an adjacent building.

Mike’s Diner is adjacent to the Exhibit Hall.  We encourage you to bring a bottle of water, since there are no drinking fountains in the Exhibit or Vendor Halls. Those looking for restaurants outside the Show will find many excellent options in Santa Barbara.

Pets of any kind, including dogs, are not allowed in the Show. For the safety of your pet, please leave it at home rather than in your car while you are at the Show; there is no shade in the parking lot. Service animals are, of course, allowed with proper documentation.

A limited number of non-motorized wheelchairs are available for check-out at the Show on a first-come, first-served basis.

We welcome you to photograph our beautiful Show! However, you may not touch the plants or enter the exhibits except on marked paths. Tripods are discouraged; the Show reserves the right to request photographers to put away equipment that may pose a tripping hazard.

Local, national and international vendors will have thousands of blooming orchid plants for sale at the Show. Sign up for our Newsletter to receive announcements about the 2020 Vendors, or view last year’s List for a representative sample of vendors and exhibitors.

The Show provides a plant hotel free of charge to visitors. The plant hotel is conveniently located just outside the exit of the Vendor Hall.

Come to one of the Show’s workshops and demonstrations on everything from repotting orchids to orchid identification! The Orchid Doctor and Master Gardeners also will be on hand to answer your questions on orchid care.

Your single-day ticket allows for same-day readmission to the Show. Be sure to get your hand stamped before leaving the Show to insure your readmission.

You may also purchase a 3-day pass wristband, which allows you multiple re-entries to the Show on subsequent days. Wristbands are not transferable.

Local orchid nurseries hold open houses in conjunction with the Show. For more information, visit The California Orchid Trail web site at www.californiaorchidtrail.com.

Visitors to the Show benefit from packages with our local hotel partners. Additionally, a number of online sites have excellent listings of available hotels and motels, including www.santabarbaraca.com.

Earl Warren Showgrounds is just over three miles from the Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. The fastest transportation is a six to seven minute trip by taxi.

Please email your question to: info@sborchidshow.com; we may add it to the FAQs!

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