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July 17th KCDS Annual Picnic

Our annual picnic is Thursday, July 17 at the scenic Brownsville pavilion, from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Our club will be providing hamburgers and hotdogs and Drew Brant has volunteered to be our “grill master”. Bring a side dish and enjoy a beautiful summer evening with the club. Friends and family are welcome – hope to see you there!

Check out the Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers events for this summer.

Our 90th Kitsap County Dahlia show is coming soon

The Kitsap Dahlia Society has been holding meetings since its inception in 1923. In 1925, under the guidance of President Henry Hatfield, KCDS became affiliated with the American Dahlia Society and held its first sanctioned dahlia show. We host an annual Dahlia show that is sanctioned by the American Dahlia Society at Kitsap County Fairgrounds, this year’s show will be held on August 2 – 3, 2014.  This show will attract Dahlia enthusiasts from all over the state, both Dahlia growers and Dahlia admirers, so if you’re either a grower or an admirer we hope to see you at the show.

The National Dahlia Show

This year’s big event will be the 48th Annual American Dahlia Societies national show, which will be held in Washington, at the Tacoma convention center on August 28 through September 1, 2014. There will be thousands of dahlias to see and many Dahlia related events, keep in mind the national show doesn’t come to Washington very often.

Who is the Kitsap Dahlia Society?

The Kitsap Dahlia Society is an active group of people committed to improving their knowledge and skill of growing dahlias. There is a wide range of membership experience, from beginners, to nationally known growers who have introduced many new varieties through the arduous process of introducing new varieties as required by the American Dahlia Society. There are over 100 members, willing to share their hard-earned knowledge and experience with each other. If you’re interested in learning more about dahlias and hanging out with people that share a common interest, come check us out.