CNYOS 2017 Fall Show and Sale

Each Fall the Central New York Orchid Society holds its annual show and sale in the Greater Syracuse, NY area. Many groups and individuals enter displays of plants, educational exhibits, artwork and/or photographs with orchids being their main or dominant theme.

Our 2017 Fall Show and Sale will be held at the Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville, NY on September 30th- October 1st with setup on Friday September 29th. Directions to the Nature Center can be found on the B.L. Nature Center page and clicking the Contact tab to the upper right

This year's vendors at our Show likely will be:
Marlow Orchids
Main Street Orchids (if Paul Sheetz is again not able to attend the show)
Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies
Piping Rock Orchids

In previous years we had JustPat Orchids vending, and Paul Sheetz proprieter as one of our AOS Orchid Judges. Paul couldn't make it last year, so Mike Kauffman stepped in and likely will again this year. Main Street doesn't have a traditional website as his main orchid business is supplying orchid plants as interior decorating supplies to businesses.

Main Street Orchids
Sharon and Mike Kauffman
222 Blue School Road,
Perkasie, PA 18944

Setup will be on Friday Sept. 29th from 10a.m. until 8p.m.

Judging will take place on Saturday the 30th from 8a.m. to 12 noon. Judges and Clerks should meet at Beaver Lake at 8a.m. for orientation and judging will commence at 8:30a.m.

The Show will be open to the public on Saturday the 30th from 12 noon to 5p.m. and Sunday the 1st from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Takedown will commence immediately after the closing of the Show to the Public.

Club members who want to enter their flowering orchids (pre-registered and properly cleaned/labeled) in the club display should contact
Judi Witkin 315-422-0869 in the Syracuse (university) area;
Janet Woodworth 315-687-7207 Syracuse(Kirkville) area, or
Sue and Jerry Finger 315-458-3040 North Syracuse area before Friday after making prior arrangements with the collector, or
bring them to Beaver Lake Friday before 2p.m. It is highly suggested that plants be registered well-beforehand with Sue Finger, though later entries will be accepted.

The Beaver Lake Nature Center is a fascinating place in its own right, so make it a destination stop for the afternoon.

We will have educational exhibits and informative displays along with many photographs and artistic works on display; we will also have handouts of cultural information and raffles of plants and other items.

The American Orchid Society judges the displays, plants and artwork/photos; AOS flower-quality (based on the AOS's standard of floral excellence), cultural and botanical awards are given in several categories, as well as club ribbon awards (also in several categories). Whole displays also receive awards, as well as 'Best Flower' and 'Best Display in Show' awards for the most deserving entries.

We will also have sales vendors who will offer many
exotic and tantalizing orchid plants/supplies that you can purchase. This year, Our vendors will be Main Street Orchids, Marlow Orchids, Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies and Piping Rock Orchids.
CNYOS Club Members will be on hand to answer your questions or talk with you about any orchid-related issues that you may have interest in. We will also be accepting new members at our show, so feel free to stop by and say hello!


If you would like to print out and put up flyers for the Show, please click on and download/print out a copy of the flyer below. (if there are any problems with doing this please contact Charles Ufford)


If you are a club member who would like to enter plants in the club displays or are interested in entering a display in our show, there are important rules and regulations that can be downloaded below.

The information sheets include registration info that can be downloaded, printed out and then submitted to one of our Show Registrars Sue Finger (

The forms are in pdf format, which can be read by using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click on the link to download and print/view the form.


Show Rules

Show Schedule

Instructions for Exhibitors

Registration Form

Completed entry forms for the 2017 Fall Show and Sale should be completed and filled out and then submitted by email to Sue Finger if at all possible the weekend before setup September 29th, 2017. If by mail, please submit at least a week prior to this date. Entries for displays/exhibits should be submitted at least two weeks before the show. After your registration information is submitted, Sue will complete the registration and send you a copy for your records. You must then find out who will be collecting the plants to be included in our CNYOS exhibit, or you are registering for your own exhibit, all pertinent information will be sent to you after your registration is complete. Important note: submit all plant names that could possibly be entered in the show, and when reporting for setup or submitting your plants to the person collecting plants to take to the show display (give the collector a list of deleted plants) delete the extras from your entry form. It is much easier to delete extra plant entries than it is to add them later.
Register early!


Pictures from our past shows


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