• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Results 1 to 15 of 15

    Thread: CENTRAL FLORIDA KOI & GOLDFISH SHOW, MARCH 13-15, 2020 ..."The Orlando Show"

    1. #1
      MikeM is offline Super Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2004
      Location
      Orlando, FL
      Posts
      1,115

      CENTRAL FLORIDA KOI & GOLDFISH SHOW, MARCH 13-15, 2020 ..."The Orlando Show"

      It is time to make plans to attend the biggest koi show in the East... and the biggest judged goldfish show in the country. Treat yourself to a spring vacation in Orlando. The Central Florida Koi & Goldfish Show will be March 13-15, 2020 at the Avanti Palms Resort & Conference Center, 6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. "The Orlando Show", as it is known in show circles, is the largest judged koi show in the Eastern U.S., drawing entries from across the country. Plus, the judged goldfish show, now in its eighth year, has become the largest goldfish show in the country. In addition to the judged shows, there are over 30 vendors from across the nation with koi, goldfish, pond supplies, aquatic plants, garden art and more. Seminar presentations on koi, goldfish and ponds are conducted all day Saturday beginning at 9:00am. Show Hours: Fri. March 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. March 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., March 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by ZNA Southern Koi Association and the koi clubs of Orlando, Florida East Coast, Rainbow River and Gainesville. Free admission. (Seminar series on Saturday is $10 for the day.) For more information, including how to become a vendor at the show, visit www.cfks.org .

      For hotel reservations at the group rate: www.avantipalmsresort.com Click ‘Book Now’ and use the 2020 group code: 820190 to get the show rate of $112 per night. (The daily resort fee is waived under the group rate.) After February 25, full rates apply.

      We have a great line-up of vendors already. All spaces for koi dealers have been taken, but there are still spaces available for dry vendors.

      McAdams Designs
      Happy Koi
      Koi Smart Pond Supply
      Razorback Koi
      Koi Market
      Benihanna Nishikigoi
      Schult Koi
      Living Artwork Fish Farms
      Ultra Balance
      Bristol Koi
      Chevy’s Quality Koi
      Ecological Laboratories
      Fish Corner (Gunn Chukasal )
      United Aquatics
      Performance Pro Pumps
      Wonders of Water
      Champion Koi
      Kodama Koi Farm
      Hikari
      Anjon Watergardens
      Embroidery By Denise
      USA Koi
      Aqua-Meds
      Nijikawa Koi Food
      Purdin Koi
      The Koi Store.
      Peters & Sons
      Aquatic Nutrition
      Blackwater Creek
      Deepwater Innovations
      Last edited by MikeM; 01-07-2020 at 11:53 AM.

    2. #2
      Orlando is online now Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2017
      Location
      Orlando
      Posts
      1,231
      Hope all is well with the preparations any idea yet who the judges will be?

    3. #3
      MikeM is offline Super Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2004
      Location
      Orlando, FL
      Posts
      1,115
      The judges line-up for 2020 is: Dale Gingerich, Head Judge; Troy Head, Assistant Judge; Michelle Gravenish, Assistant Judge; and Steve Zimmerman, Student Judge.


      And... My list of vendors left off Genki Koi. Kevin is moving to a space across from the registration room. Plus, it looks like Mike Weynschenk (Southwest Koi & Goldfish) might be able to come. If so, he won't have koi. All koi vendor slots are taken. But, he will hopefully have some of those incredible goldfish ...and all the dry goods for every pond need.

    4. #4
      icu2's Avatar
      icu2 is online now Administrator ~ WWKC President
      ~ WWKC Treasurer
      is feeling pity for trolls
       
      Feeling:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Location
      Poulsbo, WA
      Posts
      33,578
      The WWKC would like to donate a friendship award for the show if the Show Committee would accept?

      Too bad I'm on the other side of the country because it sounds like one heck of a show!
      --Steve
      ..WWKC Treasurer


    5. #5
      MikeM is offline Super Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2004
      Location
      Orlando, FL
      Posts
      1,115
      Absolutely! ..sorry I've been slow to reply. Been out of pocket for a while.

      We would like to have a WWKC member designated to make the choice of the koi given the award. There are always WWKC members at the show. I'm sure someone will volunteer, or accept being drafted. If the award is sent to that person, all they need to do is bring it to the registration room where it will be displayed in advance & let the show chair (Henry Culpepper) know. When the person makes their choice, they tell the registration folks their selection (identify by tank number, variety, etc.). Then the winner of the award will be included on the winner list printed after judging on Sat. If the person (or other WWKC member) attends the banquet, they will be called upon to present it to the winner (if in attendance).

      If necessary, we can arrange for the award to be sent to me. Best to use regular email to contact me. I'm bad about checking messages on the forum. ….michael.mcmahon@akerman.com .

    6. #6
      icu2's Avatar
      icu2 is online now Administrator ~ WWKC President
      ~ WWKC Treasurer
      is feeling pity for trolls
       
      Feeling:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Location
      Poulsbo, WA
      Posts
      33,578
      I'll get on it!
      --Steve
      ..WWKC Treasurer


    7. #7
      MikeM is offline Super Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2004
      Location
      Orlando, FL
      Posts
      1,115
      All vendor spaces have been taken. ...I might be able to create a space for one dry goods vendor if they can work with a long, narrow display. Also, it looks like all tanks for entries into the koi show have been reserved. Someone wanting to enter koi in the competition will need to get with Henry Culpepper to see if there has been a cancellation. The vendor line-up:

      2020 VENDOR SPACE ASSIGNMENTS

      ATRIUM

      1. McAdams Designs
      2 & 3. Happy Koi
      4 & 5. Koi Smart Pond Supply
      6. Razorback Koi
      7 & 8. Koi Market
      9. Benihanna Nishikigoi
      10. Sam Schult Koi
      11. Schroettinger Goldfish
      12. Chevy’s Quality Koi
      13, 14 & 15. Bristol Koi
      16 & 17. Champion Koi
      18. United Aquatics
      19. Fish Corner
      20. Performance Pro Pumps
      21. Genki Koi
      22. Wonders of Water
      23. Living Artwork Fish Farm
      24 & 25. Kodama Koi Farm
      26. Southwest Koi & Pond
      27. Hikari
      28. Southwest Koi & Pond
      29. Raffles
      30. Ultra Balance
      31& 32. Anjon Watergardens
      33. Rainbow River Koi Info/Club Info table
      34. MicrobeLift/Ecological Laboratories
      35. Christen Hauenstein
      36. Embroidery By Denise


      TENT

      First Row
      T-1. USA Koi
      T-2. Aqua-Meds
      T-3. Aquatic Equipment & Design
      T-4 & T-5. Purdin Koi

      Middle Row
      T-6, T-7, T-8 & T-9. The Koi Store.
      T-10. Nijikawa Koi Food

      Third Row
      T-11. Peters & Sons
      T-12. Aquatic Nutrition
      T-13 & 14. Blackwater Creek
      T-15 & 16. Deepwater Innovations

    8. #8
      lukef's Avatar
      lukef is offline king of the lilliputians
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2006
      Location
      florida
      Posts
      4,305
      Cool.
      The weather report for the weekend seems very boring, but great for the health of the koi.... 60's at night 80's in the day....
      "Those aren't poodles. They're Dobermans with afros."

    9. #9
      Rob Forbis is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Nov 2008
      Location
      Orlando, FL
      Posts
      429
      Trophies
      Attached Images Attached Images   

    10. #10
      Rob Forbis is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Nov 2008
      Location
      Orlando, FL
      Posts
      429
      More
      Attached Images Attached Images   

    11. #11
      stephen's Avatar
      stephen is offline Koiphen Member
      WWKC Lifetime Charter Diamond Member #2
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2004
      Location
      Koiphenville
      Posts
      34,215
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Forbis View Post
      More
      Nice Pics Rob thx! How is the attendance?

    12. #12
      Rob Forbis is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Nov 2008
      Location
      Orlando, FL
      Posts
      429
      Attendance may be down slightly, Saturday will tell. Vendors, like Taro and Carl say business is good.
      Attached Images Attached Images     

    13. #13
      DarleneD's Avatar
      DarleneD is offline Supporting Member
      is crocheting
       
      Feeling:
      Meh
       
      Join Date
      Nov 2004
      Location
      Tampa FL
      Posts
      13,900
      Love those goldfish!

    14. #14
      Orlando is online now Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2017
      Location
      Orlando
      Posts
      1,231
      So far the show has been a succes a few weeks ago icu2 (Steve) asked me if I could represent this entire group (Koiphen) to select an friendship award and I accepted his invitation. As I walked around these tanks there was one koi that to me it deserved this award, after I walked and looked at all the koi it came down to two koi and me being a backyard breeder I get to see a large group of young koi every year. I like different, unique and when a koi catches my eye it's because I see something special. I might add it was the first time this couple has show koi and they brought this koi to the show just to find out what variety it was. The interesting part of this story was that after I had made the selection and submitted my ppwk a lady comes by my booth and she's looking at the koi I had for sale we strike a conversation and she began to tell me about this koi that her and her husband had brought to the show in hopes that they could find out what type it was when she described her koi to me I immediately knew that our entry was her koi I said nothing to her about what I had done earlier well we get to the banquet and low and behold when I looked at the winners sheet the judges had also selected the same koi as the most unique in the show, Hikarimoyo 24 to 28" here she is I hope you all enjoy our selection.Name:  20200313_183647.jpg
Views: 142
Size:  36.1 KB
      Last edited by Orlando; 03-14-2020 at 11:55 PM.

    15. #15
      icu2's Avatar
      icu2 is online now Administrator ~ WWKC President
      ~ WWKC Treasurer
      is feeling pity for trolls
       
      Feeling:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Location
      Poulsbo, WA
      Posts
      33,578
      Well done Orlando!
      They must have been so excited to get two awards at their first show!

      Thanks for sharing and volunteering to pick the winner for us!
      --Steve
      ..WWKC Treasurer


    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •