If you’d like a preview, 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.
Learn more about the exotic world of orchids and be a host to enhance our visitors’ experience – we welcome your talent and enthusiasm!
The SBIOS mission is to share the joy of orchids through experience and education at our annual show in March. Visitors come from all over California and beyond for one of the longest running and premier international orchid shows in the United States. Friday-Sunday, March 13-15, 2020, marks our 75th anniversary – held at the World Famous Earl Warren Showgrounds Exhibit Hall, located in Santa Barbara at Highway 101 and Las Positas Road.
The three-day Orchid Show highlights bold and beautiful horticultural innovations and feats of evolution represented by more than 50 orchid exhibitors and vendors from around the world. What enhances our visitors’ experience is the warm and welcoming presence of our volunteers!
This is a unique opportunity to be part of the Show by assisting staff in the following areas:
- Plant Hotel: store and maintain purchased orchids so visitors can continue shopping and visiting the Show
- Security: direct visitors and monitor doors and walkways; both sitting and standing positions are available
- Entry: greet guests, take tickets, stamp hands for re-entry, hand out Show programs
Let us know your availability by filling out and submitting the form below. You will receive instructions by email prior to the Show. You will also receive our periodic Show e-newsletter. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show never sells its email list.