Where I will be

MAAVS  2019 Convention and Show


“Violets Along the Boardwalk”

November 7 – 9, 2019


Make plans now to join all your violet-loving friends November 7-9  in Virginia Beach at the Holiday Inn & Suites, North Beach for the MAAVS 2019 Convention. You will enjoy the hotel, with its ocean-view rooms, indoor pool, and hot tub. Be sure to bring a swim suit!

Hotel Reservations

We have a special rate for our group under “Mid Atlantic African Violet” with a rate of $109.00 per night before taxes.

To make reservations please call 1-757-419-3672 and use our special block code “MAV” to get your discount!


Or click on this link to reserve on-line:  Reserve a Room

Reserve your room before October 16th!


Registration Form


Show Schedule


Event Schedule


There is a lot to see and do in Virginia Beach, and a Saturday trip to the Virginia Aquarium is planned. Additional activities on your own could include visits to the Cape Henry Lighthouse or the King Neptune Statue. For those interested in history, there is The Military Aviation Museum or the Old Coast Guard Station. Or maybe the Francis Land House, a plantation manor built in the early 19th century and furnished with antiques would be of more interest. The more adventurous in the group might want to try indoor Skydiving at iFly. And, with average day-time  temperatures in the low sixties, walks along the beach or boardwalk could be delightful! Whatever your interest – outside of violets, that is – you’re sure to find something to do with any spare time you might have.  

You can find the complete show schedule in the May 2019 edition of the MAAVS Memo. Design categories will reflect the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show, a 4 day festival celebrating its 64th year in 2019, featuring artists from across the nation and beyond. Art exhibits include work in ceramics, digital art, fiber, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, wood, painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.  And it’s not too early to set aside those plants that might prove show-worthy and begin the grooming routines. Who knows? You might be able to defray some of the convention cost with your prize money!!!!!

Even if you just come to be awe-struck and inspired by the exhibits of some of the best growers and designers in the violet world, don’t miss the chance to enjoy time with old friends and maybe make a few new ones. Oh, and indulge yourself with a few or 20  new plants for your collection when you visit the Sales room. You’ll be glad you came.


AVSA 2020 Convention and Show

"Violets Go Hog Wild in Arkansas"

Little Rock, Arkansas Sunday, May 24 – Sunday, May 31, 2020

2020 Convention

Little Rock Marriott Hotel
3 Statehouse Plaza
Little Rock Arkansas 72201

Show & Sales Area Open to the Public
Friday May 29 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday May 30 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Admission is $5.
AVSA Members are free with proof of membership (cover wrap of recent magazine.)


AVSA 2020 Convention Details

AVSA's 74th Consecutive Convention and Show will be hosted by the Central Arkansas AVS.  Registration for convention attendees will begin in January 2020.
Convention activities include:

  1. The National African Violet Show, which is judged on Thursday with the top US amateur and commercial exhibitors in the nation vying for awards. The show is open to the public on Friday and Saturday.
  2. The Salesroom, with vendors from across the US, offers hard to find plant material & supplies. The Salesroom opens to convention registrants on Thursday and to the public on Friday and Saturday.
  3. Educational Presentations, covering all aspects of growing and showing African violets, are offered to convention registrants on Thursday through Saturday.

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