​​​​​​Southtown Dahlia Club

A Participating Member of the American Dahlia Society and The Midwest Dahlia Conference

Chicago, Illinois, South Suburbs

 Southtown Dahlia Club


  86th  Annual Dahlia Show 2023

Saturday, Sept 2 and Sunday, Sept 3, 2023 

 Show Set-up and Exhibitor Set Up Friday, 9/1/2023

At the NEW Crestwood Civic Center

13820 S. Cicero, Crestwood, IL 60418

              A truly enjoyable experience! We encourage all to participate as competitors, to view with friends and family, or to photograph and share the beauty of our incredible dahlia displays.

Growers from all over the Midwest will enter Show Dahlias to compete for prizes rewarding 

Best in Show, World's Largest Dahlia, and People's Choice Selections. 

A special President's Choice Competition will honor the most perfect  "tba"  

Competitor Setup: Friday, 9/1/2023, 6pm-10pm & Saturday 9/2/2023 5-10am 

contact SDC for any special needs: Sue Fitzgerald 708-307-9198

Blooms must be "On the Table" by 10 am Sat 9/2/2023. Judging will take place from 10 am until completed, generally around 12 noon. Please see the Show Chair Robin Hill, SDC President, to confirm your Section as listed in the Show Booklet. Please see Judging Chair, Jerry Landerholm to confirm your participation as a Judge or Clerk, and if entering a seedling for evaluation. SDC provides standard ADS vases and Oasis, pegs, Show Tags and rings. ​A selection of containers for multiples will be available.

Competitors in Basket Sections need to provide your own basket which must include a handle.

All blooms except Vase Entries must be disbudded and include a set of true leaves.

The Southtown Dahlia Club looks forward to your participation so the community can enjoy the splendor of this dahlia display which typically features over 600 blooms.

For more information Email: SouthtownDahliaClub1@gmail.com