FAQ

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: How much does it cost to attend?

A: Admission is $10 for adults. Children under 12 are free.

Q: Can I pre-order tickets online ?

A: Yes, tickets will soon be available for pre-order.

Q: Can I use a promo 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: 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 airconditioned.

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. Motes Orchids hosts the event, supported by local orchid societies. 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.

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 is open to partnerships with local businesses. 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.