Welcome to the Montana Dahlia Society website!

We appreciate your interest in our society and welcome you to our site. This website is run by the society for all those interested in learning about growing and showing dahlias in beautiful Big Sky country.


The Montana Dahlia Society is one of approximately 75 societies affiliated with the American Dahlia Society, dedicated to the research and development of the Dahlia. As a member of MDS you will receive a copy of our monthly Newsletter “Tana Tuber Topics” as well as receive the assistance of experienced Dahlia growers who are very willing to share information. The society usually meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month.

Keep up with the latest happenings and activities. Membership is on a calendar year basis with dues payable by December 10th of each year. American Dahlia Society dues are offered at a reduced rate if paid with MDS dues.

Membership Application


Bill McClaren All for One 5K

The Bill McClaren All for ONE 5K and Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run was held on June 10, 2018 at Flathead Valley Community College. The event celebrates Bill's commitment to a healthy lifestyle and his passion for youth, education and service to the community. The event raised a little over $2000 that will go toward the FVCC ONE campaign for new construction projects on the FVCC campus. Thanks to all who participated!

This year's race results can be found at:







Note: You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in to view and print the PDF files on this site.



Upcoming Events



Note: Check the "Calendar" page for a complete list of events.


30th annual mds show

The Show Schedules for the 30th Annual show hld at the Kalispell Center Mall are now available. Download the pdf here:

2018 30th Annual MDS Show Schedule


Please be advised the Fair schedule has been updated from 2-digit to 3-digit section numbers. Remember to include this change on your entry tags!


Alpen Bill

Alpen Bill Arrangement