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 27th Convention and Show, Fredericksburg, VA
                 "Timeless Violets"
                    Oct 26-28, 2017

The MAAVS 2017 Convention and Show will be held in the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Convention Center  in Fredericksburg, VA.  


Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Convention Center

22801 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Our room rate is $99 per night and includes free WiFi and complimentary breakfast.  The Hotel was the home of our 2008 convention and is newly renovated and under new management. 


Show Schedule

The approved show schedule is here:


​​Convention Team

Sue Hoffmann, Convention Chair        

Sharon Long and Pat Knight, Co-show Chairs

Ways & Means, LaDonna Hopson


Convention Package

The complete package of information for the convention is available here as a single PDF file.  It includes hotel info, schedule of events, trolley tour info and registration form.  There is a separate PDF file available below if you just need the MAAVS Convention registration form.  Print one for each attendee.

MAAVS 26th Convention and Show, Mt Laurel, NJ

"The Garden State of Violets"

Oct 26-29, 2016

The MAAVS 2016 Convention and Show was held in the Hotel ML in Mt Laurel, NJ.  We had beautiful Fall weather under blue skies for the 26th annual Show.  The quality of the Show this year was outstanding with many, many large and super large standard varieties gracing the ballroom of the Hotel. 


The complete list of award winners is here:

Once again the Official Show Photographer was Neal Lipson so there is a fantastic array of quality photos.  Use the left Menu labeled "Mt Laurel 2016" on the 2016 Convention pages to see the photos.



Best in Show, Buckeye Cranberry Sparkler, grown by Sandy Skalski (Neal Lipson photo)



Best Design in Show

Karyn Cichocki, Winner Best Design in Show, "Adventure Aquarium"


Adventure Aquarium

"Adventure Aquarium" by Karyn Cichocki


MAAVS 2016 Awards Table (Neal Lipson photo)