[Edit – 17th February – Seminar schedule added below]

Following a period of uncertainty, the Central Florida Koi Show Society has confirmed that the 2017 Central Florida Koi and Goldfish Show will be staged on 10th-12th March at a new venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 5780 Major Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819, located across from the Universal Studios theme park.

In mid-October the society was hit with the news that the hotel which had been the show’s venue for over a decade had new owners and that they were closing it for refurbishment.

Having searched dozens of potential sites the DoubleTree by Hilton was chosen as the one which could accommodate the show best, and was available on the usual show weekend.

According to the cfks.org website, “‘The Orlando Show’, as it is known in Koi 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 fifth year, has become the largest goldfish show in the country. In addition to the judged shows, there are over 35 vendors from across the nation with Koi, goldfish, pond supplies, aquatic plants, garden art and more.

In addition the following seminars will be given on Saturday 11th:

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9-9.45 – Ernest Driessen – Owner of Yoshikigoi Farm, Poland

10-10.45 – Michelle Gravenish – AKJA Candidate Judge – Components of Nishikigoi conformation

11-11.45 – Steve Childers – Filtration and Pond Design

1-1.45 – Mat McCann – Beni Hanna Nishikigoi – Tategoi and Aquaponics

2-2.45 – Jonathan Keener DVM – Basic Husbandry and Diseases

3-3.45 – Khun Planthong – Fish Corner – Goldfish, Goldfish and Goldfish!

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The show will also host ZNA America and a koi judging seminar accredited by ZNA Japan on the Friday.

For more information, and also preferential rate hotel booking, visit the Central Florida Koi Show Society website – http://cfks.org.

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