Welcome to the Rhode Island Dahlia Society (RIDS)

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An American Dahlia Society Participating Organization

Promoting the Growing, Showing, and Beauty of the Dahlia

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Established in 1964 in North Kingstown, the Rhode Island Dahlia Society (RIDS) was initially comprised of 12 members who enjoyed growing dahlias and wished to spread the word about this beautiful flower.

Schedule of Events

Next RIDS Meeting 

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North Kingstown Community Center

30 Beach St, North Kingstown, RI 02852 · 

There are no formal member meetings for July-September.  There is a member picnic in August and the RIDS Washington County Fair Show is 8/20/2022. The  RIDS 56th Annual Show is in September10-11, 2022.  The next regular membership meeting is October 2, 2022.

Annual Spring Tuber Sale

Sunday May 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM the annual RIDS INC Tuber Sale basically sold out in 2 hrs. The sale provided an incredible variety  and volume of award winning cultivars and bargains for those who just want pretty blooms.  If you if you were one of our lucky customers who braved the lines to come to our sale, click on the PDF button to the right for basic instructions on how to store your tubers until it is time to plant them outdoors in late May.  Join us as a member to learn much more about these remarkable plants. 

Dahlia Shows

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Show at the Washington County Fair

The 2022 Washington County Fair Show will be Saturday 8/20/2022 in the Agriculture Building 78 Richmond Townhouse Rd, Richmond RI.   

Click below for 2022 Show Schedule.

The 56th Annual Dahlia Show will take place on 9/10/22 from 4-7 PM and 9/11/22 from 10 AM to 4 PM 

Show  Location

North Kingstown  Community Center

30 Beach St, North Kingstown, RI 02852 · Directions on Contact Us Page


            Click below for 2022 Show Schedule

The 55th Annual RIDS Annual Dahlia Show completed successfully

The September 2021 Show was a success which was particularly enjoyable since the 2020 show was cancelled because of the pandemic.

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