Join us in Orlando at the Avanti Palms Resort for a free exhibition of show koi and vendor fair. Plan your calendar now for the second weekend in March, the 8th - 10th.  Our 26th show in Orlando!    



Show Schedule


Vendor Fair




Slide show Goldfish

Where: Avanti Palms Resort in 2024

Recent Grand Champions









Henry Culpepper

Show chair

Steve Childers

Co Chair

Hotel - Avanti Palms Resort

Address: 6515 International Drive, Orlando, Florida

Reservation Details and Online Booking Link Details

Making Hotel Reservations Online

Group Direct Booking Link - No login/Attendee Code needed

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Making Reservations Over the Phone

Provide the group name “2024 Central Florida Koi and Goldfish Show” or code #3896236.

• Call our local reservations team at (866) 994-3157

• Monday thru Friday, 9am – 5pm EST

• Calls outside of above hours will be directed to our offsite reservations

• They do not have access to group information and will not be able to add reservations to room block or answer questions about room blocks

About our show...

"The Orlando Show," as it is known in koi circles, is one of the largest judged koi shows in the Eastern U.S., drawing entries from across the country. The goldfish show, now in its eighth 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. Usually we have over 200 Koi entered and over 100 Goldfish.

We are honored this year to host the ZNA America Chapter Presidents and the ZNA Judges Seminar open to the public by limited special registration. Contact Henry Culpepper.

Show Hours: Fri. March 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. March 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., March 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Free admission.

The show is sponsored by four central clubs including the Florida East Coast Koi and Water Garden Club, Orlando Koi and Pond Club, the Rainbow River Koi Club, the Gainsville Koi Club, and the ZNA Southern Koi Association. These member clubs incorporated the show as the Central Florida Koi Show Society Inc. Click on club logos at the bottom of the page to visit club websites

Our 2024 Koi and Goldfish Show Judges

Head Judge - Duc Nguyen, ZNA CJ

Assistant Judge - Anja Albertsboer ZNA LCJ

Assistant Judge - Richard Albertsboer ZNA LCJ

Assistant Judge - Ray Alexander ZNA LCJ

Candidate Judge - Michelle Gravenish ZNA LCJ Candidate

Goldfish Head Judge - David Hardcastle

All of the koi pictured on the banner are examples of many of the fine show koi on exhibition at the Central Florida Koi Show. We hope you will drop by over the weekend to enjoy the many fine specimens, and stay a while to participate in our seminar and shop the vendor fair area. All are free to the public except a small charge for judgeing seminar on Friday.

Show Registration - To sign up and find information for the koi and goldfish shows and banquet see   Registration. Most all information is available at the pages on our menu bar, however if you do not see an answer to a question here, please select link below for email contact

Sign-Up for the saturday night Banquet click here!

Sponsor a trophy - Read more...contact Henry Culpepper if you would like to sponsor a CFKS 2024 Trophy.

Please contact us if you need more information in the following areas:

Goldfish Show -

Show Donations -

Koi Show Registration - Bill Story

Goldfish Show Registration - Karen Hardcastle

Note: We need a volunteer intern to learn computer data entry for the show. Please contact Henry if you are interested in learning this important show task. Familiarity with koi classifications would be helpful but not a necessity.

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