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

The 2022 Good Sam Show - Our 46th Annual Show & Sale

October 8th and 9th, 2022 Countdown to 2022 Show

Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm

Show Admission Adults $7
Children (5-12) $3, Children under 5 free (no strollers please)
Free Door Prizes!
A special children's drawing each day!

  • Over 100 Sales Tables • International Dealers • IGMA Artisans & Fellows
  • One Day Workshops: Friday, October 7th, 2022.
  • Good Sam Academy of Miniatures
  • Saturday & Sunday Children's Pre-registered Workshops
  • Free Tools & Techniques Seminar: Sunday, October 9th, 2022 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
 
2022 Hotel Reservation Details will be available in the Spring 2022
 
2022 Dealer List will be available in the Spring 2022
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
Anderson Originals - Maggie Anderson
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
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
Jewels, Crystals, Rocks & Shells - Lynn O'Shaughnessy*
Jim Pounder Sculptures - Jim Pounder
Josephine Meyer - Josephine Meyer*
Kim's Mini Scene - Kim Chaplan
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
Shaker Works West - Ken Byers
Small Creations - Mzia Dsamia
Such Things - Joan Such Liponi
Susie O's Dollhouses - Susan Overtoom
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 7th

Friday Workshops


Registration for the 2022 workshops will open in June 2022!   Join us for exciting workshops on Friday, October 7th, featuring prominent teachers from all over the world. Friday Workshops are held at the hotel.  

Saturday, October 8th & Sunday, October 9th

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 2022.


Free Fun for Kids!  Children can make a miniature project of their very own at our free Children's Workshops Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 3 pm. They can try building, landscaping, or soar with their imagination before going over to the Children's Sales Table where we have priced miniature items for a child's budget.


Pre-Registered Children's Workshops


We have special classes for young people at the show on Saturday & Sunday. Pre-registration required for these classes.

Dealer Donation Drawings Tickets will be on sale for the Dealer Donation Drawings to be held Sunday at 3:15 pm.  You do not need to be present to win.

Saturday, October 8th Only

Silent Auction The Silent Auction will be Saturday, October 8th from 10 am to 2 pm There will be wonderful miniatures to bid on. Bid early, bid often.


Sunday, October 9th Only

Tools and Techniques Sunday, October 19th 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.


Dealer Donation Drawings Our spectacular dealers donate items to a special Dealer Donation Drawing.   Tickets may be purchased at the show and winners will be drawn Sunday at 3:15pm.  You do not need to be present to win.

After the Show, Monday October 10th

Good Sam Academy of Miniatures


The Good Sam Academy of Miniatures offers classes taught by miniaturists that are leaders in their selected fields and have been teaching their skills to miniaturists for several years.  Classes will take place immediately after the 2022 Good Sam Show.

2022 Workshops

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

  • Friday Pre-registered Workshops, Fri, Oct 7th, 2022. Workshops will be announced in June 2022.
  • Children's Pre-registered Workshops, Saturday, October 8th, 2022 - To be announced early September 2022.
  • Good Sam Academy of Miniatures, Mon, Oct 9th, 2022.
  • 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? The 2022 Exhibit Entry Form will be available summer of 2022.

 

Video created by TASTEMADE at the 2018 Good Sam Show.

News flashes as we prepare for the 2022 Showcase of Miniatures



 
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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