Roses in the Piney Woods
2014 Fall National Convention and Rose Show
October 15-19, 2014
Each convention participant must complete a registration form and pay appropriate fees.
ARS Member Registration:
- $175 before September 15, 2014
- $225 after September 15, 2014
- $150 for first 100 volunteers** before September 15, 2014
** minimum of two-hours volunteer assignment required.
Inclusive registration includes registration bag & goodies, Opening Festival Reception & Keynote, Rose Show entry for exhibitor, educational seminars on Friday & Saturday, President’s Reception with First-Timers recognition gift, continuous shuttle to Tyler Rose Garden on Friday & Saturday, access to Vendor Hall, ARS Hospitality Suite & snacks, ARS National Awards Banquet. This prices does not include ticketed tours listed separately below.
- $275 for all of the above plus a full one-year ARS membership** and rosebush
**ARS membership commences at time of registration
ARS Member A la Cart Registration:
- $100 registration fee includes registration bag & goodies, rose show entry, educational seminars on Friday & Saturday, access to Vendor Hall and ARS Hospitality Suite with snacks on Friday & Saturday.
- $30 Opening Festival Reception in Vendor Hall & Keynote Address by Robert B. Martin Jr. on Thursday in the Main Ballroom
- $25 President’s Reception & First-Timers Recognition on Friday in Vendor Hall
- $20 Shuttle Pass for continuous shuttle on Friday & Saturday to Tyler Rose Garden beginning at 9:00 a.m.
- $50 ARS National Awards Banquet Ticket on Saturday evening
- Queen’s Coronation: $50
Includes transportation and entrance to the Queen’s Coronation at the R. Don Conwan Fine & Performing Arts Center at UT Tyler. Friday, October 17. Rose Queen’s Coronation event is limited to 36 registered participants and requires participants to use ARS transportation from hotel to UT Tyler and return (tickets for this event go quickly and we will purchase a block of 36 tickets in advance). Time of day for the coronation will be announced as soon as possible based on block ticket availability (we will all go as one group at either 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.).
- ARC 40th Anniversary BBQ Bash: $50
Tour to the Gardens of the American Rose Center for our 40th Anniversary BBQ Bash and garden tours. Sunday, October 19. Includes transportation from/to Tyler. Those not requiring transportation to ARC in Shreveport may purchase a meal ticket for $25 per person. All guests must have a ticket.
- Post Convention Tour: $50
Tour to Farmers Branch Rose Garden, Dallas Arboretum, Ann Belovich Rambler Garden at the Chambersville Tree Farm & Heritage Rose Garden. Monday, October 20. Includes transportation from/to Tyler. The Dallas tour is limited to 50 registered participants and includes transportation, lunch and entry to Dallas Arboretum as a group.
Roses in the Piney Woods t-shirt
Green with convention logo on front. (Photo available on registration form.)
Pre-order available for $20
At convention price: $25 (A limited quantity will be available at the convention.)
ARS long sleeve shirt
Blue with ARS logo on front. (Photo available on registration form.)
Pre-order only for $25
Red vest with ARS logo (Photo available on registration form.)
Pre-order only for $46
- Vendor Fee: $110
Note: The Tyler ARS Vendor Show will take place at the Holiday Inn Broadway South in the main event are of the convention. Our receptions will take place in the Vendor Show are, as well as guests passing through to all events except the ARS National Rose Show, which will take place at the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center.
ARS will offer $5 off coupon for purchases of $10 or more from our Vendors to all registered guests. Vendors may attach their register receipt to the coupon and be reimbursed by ARS for all coupons redeemed. In this manner, the Vendor Fee may be recouped from ARS after the close of the show.
Vendor set up is from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16. The Vendor Show runs through Saturday, October 18, when the show closes at 4:00 p.m.
We appreciate our Vendors and welcome them to the 2014 ARS Fall National Convention and Rose Show in Tyler, Texas.
Please contact Laura Pfender for more Vendor Information: laura[at]ars-hq[dot]org
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Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ARS conventions and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ARS use and distribution — both now and in the future — of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.