Welcome to the Mid Atlantic African Violet Society (MAAVS) web site. MAAVS is an association of persons with an interest in African violets and is affiliated with the African Violet Society of America (AVSA). Originally formed as a regional African Violet Society for the Middle Atlantic US States, MAAVS has no regional boundaries and now encompasses the Eastern half of the US.  Come join us, all are welcome to grow and show and attend our annual Violet Convention, Show and Sale.


MAAVS 2016 Convention and Show



“The Garden State of Violets”

 Oct. 27-29, 2016

We will be at the Hotel ML in Mount Laurel, NJ.  Come join us October 26-30. The hotel link to get our special MAAVS rate is here:


The MAAVS special rate is $109 per night.

Hotel ML

Hotel ML, Mt Laurel, NJ



Please plan to join us for the Mid Atlantic Afrian Violet Society's 26th annual Convention and Show  Oct. 27-29, 2016.  We will be in Mt Laurel, NJ for "The Garden State of Violets".  Watch this space for more details.

MAAVS 2015!!!


MAAVS 2015 Convention and show

"Violets Visit The Fair"

October 22 - 24, 20145

The MAAVS 2015 Convention and show was held in the Wyndham Garden York in York, PA.  Perfect Fall weather in a glorious setting of  autumanal foliage colors provided the perfect backdrop for beautiful African Violets and related Gesneriads. To see all the pictures, awards, videos from the 2015 Show in York, PA visit the 2015 York, PA link on the left.


The complete list of award winners is here:




Best in Show

Best in Show, "Buckeye Nostalgia" grown by Susan Arnao (click image to zoom)
photo: Neil Lipson


Best Design

Best Design in Show, "Cotton Candy " by: Vicki Carr