2018 Exhbition Show FAQ

Everyone! All ages are welcome, too!

If you are curious about daylilies and the different colors, sizes, and shapes of them, you should come!

If you're a garden enthusiast and already grow daylilies, you should come see what else is growing locally!

If you're a daylily enthusiast, come with caution -- you're going to suddenly have a LONG wishlist of daylilies to add to your collection!
If you are planning to participate in the competition portion of the show, you will need to arrive around 9:30am. The rooms will be setup and we will be ready to accept entries by 9:30am.

If you are simply wanting to view all of the daylilies on display, plan to arrive around 1:00pm. The judging should be completed by then, and the doors will open for all to view the daylilies that have been brought to the show.
No, there will not be any daylilies for sale at the show. The policies for the East Peoria Civic Complex prohibit any sales on-premises, so we cannot sell any daylilies at the show.

HOIDS will hold their annual plant sale at the ICC Landscape Garden Day in East Peoria on Saturday, September 8th.

Any daylilies that will be available for purchase at our sale will be marked at the show.
There is a very details write-up about this topic over at the American Daylily Society website.

In brief, you'll need to cut off the flower scape (the stem that holds the blooms) and carefully bring it to the show. Vases will be available at the show to hold your entries.

We will be holding a how-to class at our June 2018 Club Meeting, which is open to the public. At that class, we will discuss everything that a new participant should expect, so you won't want to miss it!