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

  • One Day Workshops: Friday, October 8th, 2021.
  • Good Sam Academy of Miniatures
  • Saturday Children's Pre-registered Workshops
  • 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**
After Dark Miniatures - Eve Raven, UK
All Dolled up TDS - Kim Henderson
Aristocratic Attic - Julia Stewart
Artofmini.com - Janny Warnaar, Germany
Atomic Miniature - Michael Yurkovic*
Autumn Leaf Studio - Jan Patrie**
A WeeBitTeeny Modern Minis - Lisa Hicks
BJ Miniatures - Bruce & Judy Steinke
Barb Jones
Barbara Stanton's Fine Art in Miniature
Barbara Stanton** & William Maranville*
Beth Freeman-Kane -
Beth Freeman-Kane**, South Africa
Betinha Murta Miniatures - Betinha Murta
Bitty Bits and Bobs - Jasmin Schwarz
Bjarnesonn's - Karl Blindheim - Karl Blindheim, Canada
Bobbie Johnson - Bobbie Johnson & Betsey Reno
Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets - Bridget McCarty
Carla Gaustad - Carla Gaustad
Carol Sherry Miniatures - Carol Sherry
Cashmere's Collectables - Jack Cashmere
Cea's Garden - Christina O'Neill
Cinderella - Silvia Leiner, UK
Henry Gold
Cristina Noriega - Cristina Noriega, Spain
D. Sierck Ltd. - Debbie Heard
Dawn Adams Porcelain Portraits - Dawn Adams
Debra Hammond - Debra Hammond
Delightfully Small - Judith D Orias
Dollhouse Land - Laura Crain
Dragonfly International - Deb Laue
Ellen Braby - Books - Ellen Braby
The Ferd Sobol Editions - Ferd & Millie Sobol**
Fern Vasi Dolls - Fern Vasi*
Gilbert Mena
Ginger Landon Siegel
Gothic Miniatures - Athena Koeppel
Henny Staring-Egberts**, Portugal
Holodeck 3D Studios
IGMA Gallery of the Guild**
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 Larson Designs - Jim Larson
Jim Pounder Sculptures - Jim Pounder
Johannes Landman*, Canada
Karon Cunningham Miniatures
Karon Cunningham, UK
Katrina's Doll Shoppe - Cathy Skeris
Kreative Acrylics - Bruce Krietzman
LA miniWorld - Angela Lee
Lady Hamilton Miniatures - Judi Hamilton
Layne Halliday Fine Miniatures - Layne Halliday
Lighting Bug Ltd. - Linda & Jim Orleff
Lola Originals - Lola Renner
LongfellowesDesigns/Dr. G's Brasshole - Bev Gelfand
Lori's Little Things - Lori Turner-Dolinsek
Maria K. Bevill Miniatures - Maria Bevill
Maritza Miniatures - Maritza Moran
Mark Murphy** & Mary Grady O'Brien**
Meehan Miniatures (Chandeliers) - Don Meehan*
Michael R Miniatures - Michael Robbins, UK
Microdolls - Daniela Kiefhaber*, Germany
Mini Moons Ago - Brian Tepper
mini-gems - Barbara Ann Meyer
Miniature Miniatures - Nell Corkin**
Miniatuurboekbinden Tine Krijnen - Tine Krijnen**, Netherlands
Minis by Karen - ML - Karen Laisure
Mkminiatures - MeShelle Keel
Moe Miniatures - Ruth Moe
My Little Dream Miniatures - Brandaen Jones
Natalia's Fine Needlework - Natalia Frank*
Oil Miniatures by Jon Olson - Jon Olson
Pat Boldt Dolls - Pat Boldt*
Patricia's Mini Mania - Patricia Perlhefter
Puppenstuebchen - Silke Fichtner, Germany
Red Dragon Pottery - Troy Schmidt**
Sandra Wall Rubin - Sandra Rubin**
Seaside Miniatures - Mike & Alison Thomas, UK
Shaker Works West - Ken Byers
Small Creations - Mzia Dsamia
Smaller Than Life - Pete Boorum* & Pam Boorum*
Stained Glass by Barbara Sabia - Barbara Sabia**
Stewart Dollhouse Creations - Ruth Stewart
Such Things - Joan Such Liponi
Susie O's Dollhouses - Susan Overtoom
Sylvia Mobley & Stephanie Blythe
Sylvia Mobley** & Stephanie Blythe***
Taller Targioni - Alvaro Rodrigues & Paola Ojeda, Spain
Theresa “Tammy” Slezak - Tammy Slezak
Tiny Towne Hawaii - Janet Uyetake**
true2scale - Carol M Kubrican
Twin Heart - Pat Richmond
Valerie Anne Casson - Valerie Casson, France
Vegas AIRS - Diane Zammito
Versailles Fashion Dolls - Tish Tierney
Vilia Miniature - Alma Di Andrea, Italy
Volker Arnold, Germany
Wild Wolf Miniatures - Gideon Wolf**
Williamson Walton Marble - Nicole Walton Marble
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.  

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.


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.


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 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.


Pre-Registered Children's Workshops


We have special classes for children at the show on Saturday. Children must be pre-registered for these classes. Information about our 2021 classes should be posted by early September.

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.


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 11th

Good Sam Academy of Miniatures


The Good Sam Academy of Miniatures offers multi-day 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 2021 Good Sam Show.

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. Workshops will be announced in June 2021.
  • Good Sam Academy of Miniatures, Mon, Oct 11th, 2021. Workshops will be announced in June 2021.
  • Children's Pre-registered Workshops, Saturday, October 9th, 2021 - To be announced early September 2021.
  • 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 2020 Exhibit Entry Form will be available summer of 2020.

 

Video created by TASTEMADE at the 2018 Good Sam Show.

News flashes as we prepare for the 2021 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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