Welcome to the Mid-America Orchid Congress 2017 Fall Meeting.
October 20-22.

The meeting is hosted by the Mid-America Orchid Congress and will be held in conjunction with the Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society Biannual Orchid Show and Sale.

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Hotel Reservations

Crowne Plaza 5901 Pfeiffer Road Cincinnati, OH 45242

Mid-America Orchid Congress room rate is
$89 + tax
This rate is available until September 29, 2017.
Call the hotel to make your reservation, (513) 793-4500 or (800) 468-3597.


You can now register online via Paypal. All you need is a credit card.
After successfully completing your Paypal payment you will be returned to the MAOC website to complete your registration.
Your registration is not complete without filling out the online registration form.
Fall 2017 Registration options are per person.
Please submit a separate payment for each person
Fall 2017 Registration options

Saturday Afternoon Orchid Programs


Pendulous Cymbidiums

George Hatfield, Hatfield Orchids


George is the owner of Hatfield Orchids in Oxnard, CA, where he specializes in developing high quality and award winning Cymbidiums. He is the current President of the American Orchid Society, and an accredited judge for both the American Orchid Society and the Cymbidium Society of America. George is a well-known speaker, and eminently qualified to talk about pendulous Cymbidiums since he has produced some of the best ones in this country.

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Big Lip Phalaenopsis

Tom Harper, Stones River Orchids


Tom owns Stones River Orchids in Franklin, TN, and is a senior judge for the American Orchid Society. Tom is a long-time supporter of the Mid-America Orchid Congress, having served as our President, Vice-President and Mid-American Editor. He’s also a founding member of the International Phalaenopsis Alliance and has held many responsible positions in the IPA. Most of us know Tom as a terrific speaker and author on various aspects of Phalaenopsis, and this Mid-America weekend will be no exception as he presents a program on “Big Lip Phalaenopsis”.


Saturday Evening Entertainment


Join us for an entertaining Saturday evening at the Crowne Plaza Cincinnati Blue Ash beginning with the ever-popular Mid-America auction, our main fund-raising event. After the auction we’ll celebrate Cincinnati cuisine with our “Queen City Buffet” featuring Cincinnati chili and other local favorites, and get an update on the AOS.


What’s New at the American Orchid Society

George Hatfield, President, American Orchid Society


George will update us on current projects at the American Orchid Society and the many benefits and resources the AOS offers to fellow orchid growers.


Queen City Buffet Menu

Mixed green salad with Larosa’s style garlic ranch dressing

Fruit Salad

German potato salad

Grippos potato chips

Cincinnati chili 3-way or 4-way

House smoked pulled pork with Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce

Goetta sliders with thinly sliced dill pickles  

Graeters ice cream



Orchid Show


The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society Orchid Show & Plant Sale is October 21-22, 2017 (show set-up on October 20) at Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Hours are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Full registration for the Mid-America Orchid Congress includes admission to the orchid show.


The Mid-America Auction

This auction will raise your spirits as well as funds for Mid-America projects and services. Your donations of auction items are appreciated, and are tax-deductible.  Mid-America is a 501(c)(3) educational organization.


Affiliated Societies Breakfast

The discussion topic will be “Managing the Finances of Your Society”

Attendees always leave this breakfast full of information and ideas to take home to their orchid societies. 


Mid-America Orchid Congress Business Meeting

The business meeting is open to the public.

Anyone wanting more information about Mid-America is welcome to attend.





Mid-America Orchid Congress information:



Beth and Doug Martin




Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society

Biannual Orchid Show information:



Teresa Huesmann, Show Chair



Business Meeting Approved Minutes

Fall 2016

Buffalo, NY.

Spring 2016

Cincinnati, OH.

Fall 2015

Naperville, IL.

Spring 2015

Franklin, TN.

Fall 2014

Columbus, OH.

Spring 2014

Bloomington, MN.

Fall 2013

Dayton, OH.

Spring 2013

Ann Arbor, MI.

Fall 2012

Independence, MO.

Spring 2012

Indianapolis, IN.

Fall 2011

Milwaukee WI.

Spring 2011

Memphis TN.

Fall 2010

Louisville KY.

Spring 2010

Omaha, NE

Fall 2009

Franklin, TN.

Spring 2009

Columbus, OH.