Largest Miniature Show West of the Mississippi - Benefiting Plane Tree Health Library

The 2021 Good Sam Show - Our 45th Annual Show & Sale

October 9th and 10th, 2021 Countdown to 2021 Show

Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm
Show Admission $7

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and masking required. Click Covid-19 tab above for more information.
Vaccinated adolescents age 12 to 17 are welcome. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children under 12 this year.

  • One Day Workshops: Friday, October 8th, 2021. Workshop registration is now open. Friday class listing.
  • Saturday & Sunday Children's Pre-registered Workshops Workshop registration is now open. Children's Workshop listing.
  • Saturday 7pm - 9pm - NAME night at the Good Sam Show (see the Events tab)
  • Free Tools & Techniques Seminar: Sunday, October 10th, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
Show Location
Doubletree Hotel San Jose (1/2 Mile from San Jose International Airport)
2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110-1047
(408) 453-4000
 
 
Hotel Information 2021
Show room rate is $133 per night for single or double, plus taxes, October 6 - October 11, 2020. Parking is an additional $5 per day with in and out parking privileges. This room rate is available until September 9th or until the group block is sold out. Make reservations early since our hotel block has been sold out several months in advance of the show every year since 2013.
 
Make hotel reservations online. You may also call the hotel for reservations at 408-453-4000 with the name "2021 Good Sam Show" and the group code of   CDTSAM.
 
Daily Show Parking
$5 per day - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Validation
Parking is only available in the hotel lot, street parking is not available. Bring your parking ticket to the show entrance and use the self-service validation machine to validate your parking ticket. Pay for your parking at any parking kiosk. Kiosks accept cash or credit cards. If your ticket is not validated, parking can cost as much as $22.00 for a full day.
2021 Showcase of Miniatures Dealer List
Click on a dealer’s business name for a link to their web site or email.
A & R Miniatures - Rose & Alvin Schultz
Acquisto Silver - Pete Acquisto**
all dolled up the doll shop - Kim Henderson
Autumn Leaf Studio - Jan Patrie**
A WeeBitTeeny Modern Minis - Lisa Hicks
Barbara Stanton's Fine Art in Miniature
Barbara Stanton** & William Maranville*
Betinha Murta Miniatures - Betinha Murta
Bobbie Johnson - Bobbie Johnson & Betsey Reno
Cashmere's Collectables - Jack Cashmere
D. Sierck Ltd. - Debbie Heard
Debra Hammond - Debra Hammond
Dollhouse Land - Laura Crain
Donna Lee Miniatures - Donna Durham
Dragonfly International - Deb Laue
The Ferd Sobol Editions - Ferd & Millie Sobol**
Fern Vasi Dolls - Fern Vasi*
Gilbert Mena
Gothic Miniatures - Athena Koeppel
Henry Gold
Holodeck 3D Studios
Itty-Bitty Builder - Larry & Betty Herman
Jan's Flower Shop & More - Janice Kimbro
Jeannie Lindquist - Jeannie Lindquist*
Jewels, Crystals, Rocks & Shells - Lynn O'Shaughnessy*
Jim Pounder Sculptures - Jim Pounder
Josephine Meyer - Josephine Meyer*
Kim's Mini Scene - Kim Chaplan
Kreative Acrylics - Bruce Krietzman
LA miniWorld - Angela Lee
Lady Hamilton Miniatures - Judi Hamilton
Laurel Gross' Estate
Lola Originals - Lola Renner
Lori's Little Things - Lori Turner-Dolinsek
Maria K. Bevill Miniatures - Maria Bevill
Marie's Mini Shoppe - Marie Petrik
Mark Murphy** & Mary Grady O'Brien**
Moe Miniatures - Ruth Moe
My Little Dream Miniatures - Brandaen Jones
Oil Miniatures by Jon Olson - Jon Olson
Pat Boldt Dolls - Pat Boldt*
Patricia's Mini Mania - Patricia Perlhefter
Rainbow Hand - Brian Tepper
Red Dragon Pottery - Troy Schmidt**
Shaker Works West - Ken Byers
Small Creations - Mzia Dsamia
Such Things - Joan Such Liponi
Susie O's Dollhouses - Susan Overtoom
Taller Targioni - Alvaro Rodrigues & Paola Ojeda, Spain
Theresa “Tammy” Slezak - Tammy Slezak
Teeny Trains - Ed Lopatinsky
true2scale - Carol M Kubrican
Twin Heart - Pat Richmond
Vegas AIRS - Diane Zammito
Versailles Fashion Dolls - Tish Tierney
Wild Wolf Miniatures - Gideon Wolf**
Young at Heart - Debbie Young & Jeff Packard

** Denotes Dealer is a current International Guild of Miniature Artisans Fellow
* Denotes Dealer is a current International Guild of Miniature Artisans Artisan
*** Denotes Dealer is a current NIADA Artist

Interested in being a dealer at our show? Click Here.

Show Events


Friday, October 8th

Friday Workshops


Registration for the 2021 workshops will open in June 2021!   Join us for exciting workshops on Friday, October 8th, featuring prominent teachers from all over the country. Friday Workshops are held at the hotel.   Workshop registration is now open. Friday class listing.


Saturday, October 9th & Sunday, October 10th

Sales Tables



Shop with 100+ dealers featuring artisans from all over the country and several international dealers, including a number of IGMA Artisans and Fellows! You'll find everything you need to finish that special miniature project including dollhouses, room boxes, unique furniture, beautiful dolls, food that looks good enough to eat, holiday items and much more. List posted in early March.


Exhibits


Unique and one-of-a-kind exhibits on display outside the sales floor. First-time and long-time exhibitors are strongly encouraged to bring their room boxes, structures and unusual containers to share in 2021.


Pre-Registered Children's Workshops


We have special classes for children at the show on Saturday & Sunday. Children must be pre-registered for these classes. Workshop registration is now open. Children's class listing.

Saturday, October 9th Only

Silent Auction The Silent Auction will be Saturday, October 9th from 10 am to 2 pm There will be wonderful miniatures to bid on. Bid early, bid often.


NAME Night
Foyer: 7pm - 9pm
COME ONE, COME ALL!   NAME Night at the Good Sam Show
Free Make ‘n Takes, Demonstrations, Games, Goodie Bags, Door Prizes.

This year introduces NAME Night to the West Coast. This is an evening of relaxation and visiting with our fellow miniaturists, sponsored by NAME. You do not have to be a member to join in the camaraderie.
For many years, NAME has sponsored a NAME night at the Philadelphia Show so now we have a similar evening here on the West Coast. Please join us for an evening of fun in the Kids workshop outside of the Salesroom.

Sunday, October 10th Only

Tools and Techniques Sunday, October 10th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am we will have a FREE "Tools and Techniques" seminar for all. It is held at the show venue and will cover a number of power and hand tools, as well as information on roofing, flooring, wall treatments, basic landscaping, and other aspects of making miniatures. Please join us.

2021 Workshops

We offer a variety of fun workshops every year. We have free ones for little children, pre-registered workshops for children ages 9 to 14, and Friday workshops for adults.

  • Friday Pre-registered Workshops, Fri, Oct 8th, 2021. Registration is open. Friday class listing.
  • Children's Pre-registered Workshops, Sat, Oct 9th & Sun Oct 10th. Registration is open. Children's class listing.
  • Good Sam Academy of Miniatures will return at the 2022 show.
  • Free Children's Workshops Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 3 pm.

Each year talented miniaturists exhibit their exciting creations at our show. All of you make the show very special with your exhibits. Our thanks to you for exhibiting includes one free ticket to the show for you.

Would you like to be an exhibitor? Download the Exhibit Entry Form.

 

Video created by TASTEMADE at the 2018 Good Sam Show.

Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination and Photo ID as well as masks required.

To create the safest possible environment for our 45th Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures, all dealers and their helpers, the Good Sam Show volunteer staff and our public patrons will be required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entry to the show foyer and the showroom floor. A photo ID matching the name on the proof of vaccination will also be required. Vaccinated adolescents age 12 to 17 are welcome. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children under 12 this year.

What do we mean by proof of vaccination? Any of the following:

  • vaccination card, photocopy, or photo of vaccination card (with all the relevant data visible), or
  • CA electronic vaccination record, or
  • other state electronic vaccination record;
  • And also a photo ID

The County of Santa Clara continues to have a Universal Indoor Face Covering Order in place. It requires the wearing of a well-fitting mask in all indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. We will require face masks in the foyer and showroom. The Doubletree Hotel will require face masks in all public spaces of the hotel. Click >HERE< for more information on the Santa Clara County Universal Indoor Face Covering order.

As you may know, San Francisco now requires proof of vaccination for restaurants, theaters, bars and indoor large gatherings. They City of San Jose is requiring proof of vaccination for events held at any city owned property. As of September 20, the State of California will require proof of vaccination for events of 1000 people or more. We feel that taking this additional precaution provides the opportunity to offer the safest environment for you and our show patrons.

 
For more information contact:
Ruth Heisch, Chairman
grouchybeartoo@aol.com
408-997-1004
Dealer information contact:
Michael Puff, Dealer Chairman
michael@mpuff.com
650-728-3228
Volunteers Welcome!
Would you like to be part of the community that helps make the Good Sam Show a success? We are looking for volunteers to help during the show. Volunteer shifts are available for Saturday or Sunday and you will receive free entry to the show. Please contact our Show Chairman, Ruth Heisch for more information.
Donations to the Show
For all donations, including the Silent Auction, contact Ruth Heisch to arrange for delivery. Donations may also be brought to the show. Donations are tax deductible. We are also looking for power and hand tools to support the Good Sam Academy of Miniatures.
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