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2nd Annual Show & Sale

Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 6
10 am to 3 pm each day

7209 County Rd 12, Naples NY  14512

Public welcome, no admission, free parking


  • Judged show with 100+ exhibition quality plants
  • 100's more for sale
  • Educational information
  • Refreshments
  • Live music

Comments from last year's event:

"It was like traveling to AV mecca for me".

"Although visiting required a 10 hour, round trip drive, it was so worth it!"

"Drive 300 miles each way?  Why not?  Love it.  Thanks so much"

"What a happy place to spend a day."


Last year's event was a huge success, with visitors travelling from far and wide.  We've expanded the event to two days and, with a full year to prepare, are planning an even better show.  There will be both large (standard violets, streptocarpus) and small (miniatures), among others, displayed as fully grown specimens (we started growing them as soon last years show ended).  

Sales plants will be available of the displayed, and not displayed, plants.  The "show" plants will be for sale as well and can be taken home at the end of the event. (Sorry, we cannot ship the larger plants--these must be picked up in person at the shop).  If you come on Sunday, you will not miss out!  We will have unique plants available both days and will restock the sales items.

Our staff, as well as members of our local African violet club will be on hand an happy to answer questions, should you have them, or provide advice, should you request it.

Complimentary refreshments (pizza, finger foods, beverages and other "goodies") provided.  New for this year's event will be live music--when not viewing or shopping, sit back, have a snack, and enjoy!

As we don't have regular visitor hours, we hope that you attend this event.  We plan to make it worth your time.  If you do plan on attending, let us know so we can plan accordingly.  

Contact us at: comments@violetbarn.com

Enjoy fall in Naples and the Finger Lakes!

There are many things to do and see in our area. For information on recreation, shopping, dining, and lodging visit: explorenaplesny.com

Our area is know for:

Nature's beauty by land:  We are within a short drive (or long walk) of the High Tor nature area, Grimes Glen, and are literally next door to scenic overlooks of Canandaigua lake and the valley.  A paradise for hikers (dozens of trails nearby) and bicyclists.  Or, take in a round of golf at Resevoir Creek, a championship level course built into the hills at the south end of the village!

Nature's beauty by water:  We overlook Canandaigua lake, and are a short drive/long walk from it and Naples Creek and the West River.  Great for canoeing, kayaking, or trout fishing.

Grapes!  Naples is home to wineries (Hazlitt's Red Cat and others) and is the birthplace of "grape pie" (don't go home without one, they're delicious) and the "grape festival".

Arts and crafts.  Many creative people make their home here.  Potters, painters, glass blowers, and the like.  Check out some of the galleries in the area.

Shopping.  We have no shopping centers or malls, but do have boutiques and markets where you can find unique, locally crafted or grown, products.

Dining.  No franchises.  All with a local touch.  From "fast" food, to "family" dining, to "fine" dining.  All can be found in and around the village of Naples.