Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition (POGE)

Announcing the 1st Annual Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition

Due to its success, the society’s number one fundraiser, the Pacific Orchid Exposition, is becoming the Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition (POGE). Next year’s show will have thousands of orchids from around the world, but also specialty plants, gardening supplies, equipment and landscaping materials from only the best suppliers. As a result of this expansion, we are MOVING to the Cow Palace. (View more information).

Save the Dates: Feb. 24-26, 2017

POE 2016 Best Commercial Tabletop and Theme Trophies

2016 Pacific Orchid Exposition (POE)


Pacific Orchid Exposition’s 64th Annual Show, “A Legacy of Orchids,” Delights Crowds

The 2016 Pacific Orchid Exposition, which took place February 26-28, was a huge hit. Crowds flocked to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center to view, purchase and learn about all kinds of orchids. The Festival Pavilion was alive and blooming with color and activity over the three full days of the exposition.

Upon entering the venue, attendees could view the many award-winning orchids, including the Best of Show: Dracula Raven. Beautiful and intricate displays illustrated the show theme, “A Legacy of Orchids,” which explored the history, tradition, folklore behind these fascinating flowers. George Tortorelli and Lisa Lynne were also near the front, setting the ambience with their soothing Celtic harp and flute music, while artist Kevin Woodson did live paintings of orchids nearby.

Attendees enjoyed browsing the diverse orchids on sale from orchid growers all over the world. Vendors sold coffee, pastries, frozen custard, sandwiches, salads, beer and wine, giving attendees something delicious to eat while they soaked in the experience.

The Orchid Doctor was available throughout the event to help numerous show-goers to diagnose and treat problems growing their orchids. In addition, orchid experts led a number of informative docent tours around the exposition, providing attendees with a deeper look into the history of orchids and this year’s show winners.

To top it all off, a highly successful Silent Auction also featured exotic trips, paintings, photographs, event tickets, and even “BiOrb” spherical terrariums for specialized orchid growing.

All in all, the show was a great success. We look forward to another great Pacific Orchid Exposition in 2017! Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s show, which will take place February 24-26, 2017.

2016 POE Ticket Information

San Francisco Orchid Society
64th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition, “A Legacy of Orchids”


February 26-28, 2016
Fri.& Sat.: 9am-6pm, Sun.: 10am-5pm


Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, California


General Admission: $14 advance online/$15 at the door
Seniors (65+): $11 advance online/$12 at the door
3 Day Pass: $25
Children 16 and under are free


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