Friday, August 3, 2012

Hilo Orchid Society’s 60th annual show spotlights exotic species, Big Island hybrids by Maureen O'Connell | HAWAII Magazine | Hawaii news, events, places, dining, travel tips & deals, photos | Oahu, Maui, Big Island, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai: The Best of Hawaii

Hilo Orchid Society’s 60th annual show spotlights exotic species, Big Island hybrids

The 60th annual Hilo Orchid Society Show and Sale, dubbed Islands of Orchids — the state’s largest orchid show — features exotic species, beautifully grown specimen plants and the latest hybrids, many created by Big Island orchid breeders.

The three-day event is slated for Fri., Aug. 3 (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Sat., Aug. 4 (9 a.m.- 5 p.m.), and Sun., Aug. 5 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) at Edith Kanakaole Stadium in Hilo, on the Big Island. Judging of plants will be conducted on Thurs. Aug. 2 by certified American Orchid Society judges.