Shows and Sales:

AIS affiliate clubs usually have at least one show per year, generally at peak tall bearded iris bloom season.  Peak bloom is usually mid April through the second weekend in May, although there is often considerable variation across the region.

Shows approved (as of 4/22) for 2018:

April 21 Jackson Area Iris Society
May 5 Greeneville Iris Society
May 5 Twin States Iris Society
May 6 Mid State Iris Association
May 12 Louisville Area Iris Society
May 12 Bluegrass Iris Society
Listed below are a few resources that Region 7 clubs have found useful in running shows:

Some clubs have rhizome sales in conjunction with their annual show or later in the summer.  Sales or auctions vary among clubs. Read The Irisarian for alerts on many of these as well as your local club's newsletter.
See, for example, information on the MTIS sale.

Garden tours are often also a feature of regional spring meetings and an offering of some local clubs. These provide an opportunity to see gardens as well as sometimes to sample refreshments provided by members.

Jackson TN Iris Show, 2017

Greeneville TN Iris Show, 2017

Greeneville Iris Festival, 2015

Getting there is at least half the fun, . . .but winning is good too. PHOTOS: Earnie Royal

PHOTO: Chuck Winters

Best Specimen and Honor Court display, WTIS, Spring 2007. PHOTO: Chuck Winters