“SoyToy” to be at the Cincinnati Flower Show

Posted By on April 20, 2006

SoyToy at Cincy Flower Show
The Tri-State Clean Fuel Network along with Ohio farm groups will be displaying the ‘SoyToy’ at the Seventeenth Cincinnati Flower Show this year. The show runs from April 22nd to April 30th this year as will span two weekends and is nationally recognized as one of the finest shows of its kind. Better Home and Gardens commented that the “Cincinnati Flower Show – This is the king of all flower shows.”

Coney Island Map

Lake Como at Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

FAQs for those interested in attending this years show:
What are the Show hours?
Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday-Tuesday, 9 am to 7 pm
Wednesday 12 noon to 7 pm
Thursday-Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm
Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm

Where can I purchase tickets in advance and during the Show?
All admission and event tickets are available on line-click on Show events. General admission tickets are also available at all local Kroger and National City locations.
What are the admission prices?
$15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Children 3-12 are $5. 2-day passes are $25.
What are the directions to Coney Island?
Coney Island is conveniently located off of I-275, exit #72 and east on Kellogg Avenue
What hotels should we consider and do they offer special show rates?
Preferred Hotels can be found be clicking on Visitors.
Can you leave the Show and re-enter?
Yes, be sure your hand is stamped here to re-enter.

Are the tickets valid for more than one day?
Tickets are valid for one day only. Special 2-day passes are offered for $25.

Where do I buy Gala tickets and how much are they?
The Gala Preview Party is a benefit for projects of the Horticultural Society. Admission is $150 per person; reservations can be made on the web site-click Show Events.
Are video and still photography allowed?
When is the most comfortable time to attend the Show?
After 3pm.
Are strollers provided?
Yes, at Gate #1.
Are there dining options and what are they?
Jean Robert Café de Fleur offers relaxed fine dining in a garden setting. There is also a casual café with soups, sandwiches, wraps, desserts and drinks. Beer and wine are also available.
Is the whole Show wheelchair accessible?
Yes, at Gate #1.
Do you have handicapped parking?
Yes, enter Gate #1, the West Gate.
How do I get large purchases to my vehicle?
Valets are available to assist you with plants and larger purchases to your vehicle.
What is the parking fee?
How do I get a program / site map?
Programs are available for $1, which includes a complimentary issue of Horticulture Magazine.
Are the exhibits all outside?
Most of the Show exhibits are under cover, inside pavilions.

How many hours should I allow to see the entire Show?
Allow at least four or five hours.
Will I have access to an ATM?
Yes, one will be available just inside the main gate to Coney Island.

What is available for purchase at the Show?
Over 100 vendors offer a variety of flower- and garden-related products, including clothing, jewelry, tools, household items, etc.; about 25 artists offer paintings, photographs, pottery, hand-crafted jewelry, etc.; and a variety of plants are available for your home, patio and garden in the Plant Market.

What public transportation is available to get me to the Show?
Available public transportation is limited to taxi service, which can be arranged at the airport or at area hotels; arrangements can also be made by calling for service to any of the companies listed under “Taxicabs” in the Yellow Pages. Be sure to specify a time for the driver to return for pickup or obtain a telephone number for later contact.
Are there public telephones at the site?
Yes, they are located near the administrative offices of Coney Island on the south side of Lake Como.
Are restroom facilities readily available?
Yes, they are conveniently located throughout the site. All are handicap accessible and equipped with changing stations for infants. Is emergency medical help available on site? Yes.
Can I bring my pet(s) to the Show?
No, except that animals trained to aid the visually-, hearing- and physically-handicapped may accompany a guest so long as they are appropriately restrained.
Would my younger children enjoy the Show?
Will there be any entertainment for them? Toddlers in strollers are likely to enjoy the view and the bustling activity surrounding them. Young children may also enjoy the several rides available for them at the center of Coney Island.
Do you have a question?
Email them: CHSEvents@aol.com

EDIT: Article in the Cincinnati Post: Bloomin’ Extravaganza PDF


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