Q: How do I get to the Orchid Festival?
A: 10901 S.W. 24th St Miami, FL 33165 For more information, please visit the Directions page.
Q: Is there a map of the event? How about a list of vendors?
A: Yes, and the map and vendor list can be downloaded from the Vendors page. The map can be displayed on a mobile device or tablet, or printed. Copies of the map and vendor list will be posted around the hall, but they will not distributed at the event. Please download and print or save the map!
Q: How much does it cost to attend?
A: Admission is $10 for adults for a single day ticket, or $16 for a two day ticket. Two day tickets can only be purchased in advance, they are not sold at the door. You will be able to buy tickets in advance with Paypal and major credit cards. Advance ticket ordering is not yet available. Cash only at the door. Children under 12 are free.
Q: Can I pre-order tickets online ?
A: You will be able to buy tickets in advance with Paypal and major credit cards. Advance ticket ordering is not yet available.
Q: If I order tickets in advance, how do I receive them?
A: You must print or display your ticket on your phone at the door. There are two doors at the front of the hall. Pre-sale ticket purchases go to the left door, if you are buying a ticket at the door, you stick to the right.
Q: I have a promo or I am volunteering. How do I get in?
A: Promotional coupons are redeemed the same way as advance tickets, go to the left door. Volunteers will have e-tickets mailed to them in advance and redeem them at the left door.
Q: I ordered tickets online, but now I want more tickets. The system won’t let me buy them.
A: The system will not allow additional ticket purchases with the same email address. Please use a different email address that you control..
Q: I ordered a single day pass, but now I want a weekend pass. What do I do?
A: If you bought a single day ticket online, you can pay $6 per ticket at the door when you redeem your entry to upgrade to a weekend pass..
Q: Can I use a promotional code at the gate?
A: No. If you have a print discount coupon, you may use that. Promo codes may only be applied online.
Q: I thought I wanted a day pass, now I want a weekend pass. What can I do?
A: You can pay $6 at the door and you will be upgraded to a weekend pass..
Q: I decided not to come. Can I get a refund?
A: Sorry, all ticket sales are final..
Q: Why should I buy my tickets in advance?
A: Easy! No standing in line..
Q: Do I have to pay for parking?
A: Parking is free.
Q: How much are the classes?
A: The classes are free with paid admission.
Q: Is the Tamiami International Orchid Festival indoors or outdoors?
A: The Tamiami International Orchid Festival is indoors and air-conditioned.
Q: What is the Tamiami International Orchid Festival?
A: The Tamiami International Orchid Festival is Miami’s largest, most diverse winter orchid show, paralleled only by the Redland International Orchid Festival in the Spring.
Q: Who should come to the Orchid Festival?
A: Anyone interested in seeing rare orchids, buying beautiful yet affordable orchids, or learning more about orchids in one of the Festival’s many free classes.
Q: What can I do at the Orchid Festival?
A: The Orchid Festival features the widest selection of affordable and rare orchids available anywhere to admire and purchase. See the schedule of free classes for your chance to learn about the world of orchids. And be sure to enter your entrance ticket into the free raffle for over FIFTY beautiful orchids.
Q: Who puts on the Orchid Festival?
A: The Orchid Festival is the brain child of Martin Motes and Warren Kelly. the Miami Orchid Society and Motes Orchids host the event, supported by local orchid societies. The AOS provides volunteers and Richard Fulford, a distinguished AOS judge, is Chair of Judging, and assists in the smooth operation of the show. Fifty national and international orchid growers join us to display their plants and sell to the general public.
Q: Is there lodging available nearby?
A: Comfort Suites is conveniently located five minutes away. Ask for the orchid expo rate. The Best Western at 8560 SW 124th Avenue Kendall, FL 33183-4600 is offering an excellent rate. Call 305/271-4848 and ask for the “Orchid Show” rate. The Fair Expo can also provide parking for recreational vehicles for only $50 per night. This includes full water, sewage and electrical hook ups. The site is fenced with night time security. If you wish to bring a RV, please contact the Fair directly at (305) 223-7060. January 10, 2015 update: both of the nearby hotels may be booked completely. Priceline and Hotels.com may be your best bet. The La Quinta at NW 36th Street has good reviews from visitors.
Q: I grow orchids commercially. How can I display and sell my plants at the Festival? I have an orchid related product. How can I participate?
A: The Committee accepts applications to the the Orchid Festival year round through the Contact page.
Q: My business has nothing to do with orchids, but I would like to partner with the Orchid Festival. How do I contact you?
A: The Orchid Festival partners with local and national businesses that recognize the value in having their brand associated with beautiful, exotic plants. Send your proposal to the Orchid Festival through the Contact page.
Q: I want to take plants to another country. Will USDA be on site to provide CITES documents?
A: Yes. USDA will be on site on Saturday. Motes Orchids and other growers will have CITES documentation available for a modest fee.
Q: I love animals. Can I bring them to the Festival?
A: No. We love animals too, but the County controls the venue and only allows service animals.
Q: I want to get lunch. Can I leave and come back?
A: Yes. Same day re-entry is permitted with a hand stamp. If you want to enter the next day, you need to buy another ticket or buy a two day ticket in advance.
Q: Hmmm. What about food at the Festival?
A: There are two concessions serving excellent Cuban coffee. They also serve a limited selection of sandwiches. There is also a Coldstone Creamery..
Q: I want to volunteer at the Festival. How do I do that?
A: Thanks! Volunteers get free admission the entire weekend and a discount coupon that can be used at the Festival. Send an email via theContact page.