"The Pacific Orchid Exposition Wraps Up a Successful Three Day Run”
The San Francisco Orchid Society wrapped up another successful event, seeing booming crowds come through the 62nd Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition, which ran February 21-23 at Fort Mason Center.
Thousands of people turned out to take part in the largest orchid show in the United States. Attendees enjoyed viewing over 150,000 rare and unique orchids from around the world and took in educational seminars, potting demonstrations and special docent tours let by "The Orchid Doctor".
One of the highlights of the show was the spectacular front entrance exhibit by the show's presenting sponsor, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. A beautiful gong and two giant golden lions were adorned by a sea of colorful Phalaenopsis orchids.
On Friday, the Orchid Expo welcomed a special group from the San Francisco League of the San Francisco Symphony, hosting an exclusive luncheon and private tour. On Saturday, the event welcomed the musical stylings of DJ Mary Stewart who played lively and upbeat Jazz compilations.
The Silent Auction portion of the Pacific Orchid Exposition proved to be a wonderful addition to fundraising efforts and helped raise thousands of dollars to support orchid education and research. Guests bid on fine wine, art, trips, entertainment packages and more.
Dunkin' Donuts provided a little extra warmth by sampling some of their new, delicious coffees and Acura thrilled attendees by offering exciting test drives of the new Acura RLX model.
All of us here at the San Francisco Orchid Society would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors, donors, members, volunteers and supporters. We work tirelessly to make this event a spectacular experience for all those who attend, and we rely on all our fans to make sure we can keep it going year after year.
Don't forget to save the date for the next year's event, scheduled for February 19-22, 2015 at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion. See you there!