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CSDS's 91st Fall Dahlia Show will be held in Burnstein Hall at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17. Hundreds of blooms will be on display by dahlia growers from across the Midwest competing for top honors.

The show will be open to visitors on Saturday from 12 - 4 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. CSDS Dahlia Show is free to visitors but tickets are needed for entrance to the Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG and reciprocal members get in free).​

2023 Dahlia Show Schedule

Thur 9/14     Volunteers set up show from 12 - 4 pm

Fri    9/15     Exhibitors stage blooms from 12 - 7 pm

Sat   9/16     Exhibitors stage blooms from 5 - 10 am 

                     Blooms must be in place by 10 am

Sat   9/16     Judging takes place 10 am until finished

                     Judges and clerks must arrive by 9:30 am

Sat   9/16     Lunch provided for volunteers, exhibitors,

                     clerks and judges 12 - 1 pm

Sat   9/16     Show open to visitors 12 - 4 pm

Sun  9/17     Show open to visitors 10 am - 4 pm

Sun  9/17     All blooms for sale $1 each starting at 3:45 pm

Sun  9/17     Volunteers take down show from 3:30 - 6 pm

Interested in exhibiting?

Download 2023 CSDS Show Schedule

for all the details!

New to exhibiting?

Watch this video for great advice!

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Spring Dahlia Sale and Fall Show:

Video Credit:  Sue Fitzgerald

Photo Credits:  

Dahlias on show bench, Sonia Harmon

Dahlia gallery, Ted Magura

Watch a video from the CSDS 2022 Dahlia Show:

Photos from previous CSDS Dahlia Show:

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