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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.


Membership for the Rhode Island Dahlia Society is now available  online

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Schedule of Events Next Meeting

North Kingstown Community Center

30 Beach St, North Kingstown, RI 02852 ·

The next meeting will be the Member's Annual 

Picnic on Aug 4, 2024.  Time, place and directions will be sent by email.  

The Washington County Fair Show will take place on 

Saturday Aug 17,2024. See details below.

To see the schedule of events for 2024 click here

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Annual Spring Tuber Sales  

This year there were two sales. The first was held  Sunday May 5 2024 at 1:00- 3:30PM. at the North Kingstown Community Center.

There was also be a second sale on

Saturday May 11, 2024 10am-3pm, Held at  Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Rd,, Bristol, RI 02809

A partial list of tubers in this years  sale   are listed here.

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 Click on the PDF button 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


Show at the Washington County Fair

The 2024 Washington County Fair Dahlia Show  will take place  August 17, 2024 on Saturday and Sunday August 18, 2024   To see the 2024 show schedule click the PDF button below. To see last years 2023 show results click here


The 58th Annual RIDS  Dahlia Show including Artistic Arrangements and Photo Contest 

will take  place  on Saturday 9/7/24 at 3:00 PM -7:00 PM and Sunday 9/8/24 at 10:00 AM-4:00 PM  and will be free to the public as a community service. The show schedule will be post here when available.

For the results of the 2023 RIDS Photo Contest click on the photo below

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