Largest Miniature Show West of the Mississippi - Benefiting The Auxiliary of Good Samaritan Hospital

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!

  • A NEW feature this year will be “Sidewalk Sale on Good Samaritan Drive”. Click Sidewalk Sale tab above.
  • Over 90 Sales Tables • International Dealers • IGMA Artisans & Fellows
  • One Day Workshops: Friday, October 7th, 2022. Friday class listing.
  • Saturday & Sunday Youth Pre-registered Workshops. Youth class listing.
  • Children’s Roundtables of simple projects on Saturday & Sunday 12-3pm
  • Free Tools & Techniques Seminar: Sunday, October 9th, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
  • White Elephant Sales both days during show.
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 2022
Show room rate is $137 per night for single or double, plus taxes, October 5 - October 10, 2022. Parking is an additional $15 per day with in and out parking privileges. This room rate is available until September 14th or until the group block is sold out. Make reservations early since our hotel block has traditionally 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 "Good Sam Show 2022" and the group code of   SAM.
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.
2022 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
Aristocratic Attic - Julia Stewart - Janny Warnaar, Germany
Aurearte Miniatures - Aurea Segura, Spain
Autumn Leaf Studio - Jan Patrie**
AW Creations - Amy White
A WeeBitTeeny Modern Minis - Lisa Hicks
Barb Jones
Barbara Stanton's Fine Art in Miniature
Barbara Stanton** & William Maranville*
Betinha Murta Miniatures - Betinha Murta
Bitty Bits and Bobs - Jasmin Schwarz
Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets - Bridget McCarty
Carla Gaustad - Carla Gaustad
Carol Sherry Miniatures - Carol Sherry
Cea's Garden - Christina O'Neill
Cinderella - Silvia Leiner, UK
Cristina Noriega - Cristina Noriega, Spain
D. Sierck Ltd. - Debbie Heard
Dawn Adams Porcelain Portraits - Dawn Adams
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
Ginger Landon Siegel
Gothic Miniatures - Athena Koeppel
HanaMini - Hong McKinsey
Henny Staring-Egberts**, Portugal
Holodeck 3D Studios
I Just Bought a Few Little Things - June Tooley
Itty-Bitty Builder - Larry & Betty Herman
Jan's Flower Shop & More - Janice Kimbro
Jeannie Lindquist - Jeannie Lindquist*
Jim Pounder Sculptures - Jim Pounder
Johannes Landman*, Canada
Josephine Meyer - Josephine Meyer*
Karon Cunningham Miniatures
Karon Cunningham, UK
Katrina's Doll Shoppe - Cathy Skeris
Kreative Acrylics - Bruce Krietzman
LA miniWorld - Angela Lee
Lola Originals - Lola Renner
Lori's Little Things - Lori Turner-Dolinsek
Marie's Mini Shoppe - Marie Petrik
Mark Murphy** & Mary Grady O'Brien**
Miniature Oils by Jon Olson - Jon Olson
Miniatuuren Boekbinden - Tine Krijnen*, Netherlands
Minis by Karen - ML - Karen Laisure
Mkminiatures - MeShelle Keel
Pat Boldt Dolls - Pat Boldt*
Rainbow Hand - Brian Tepper
Samantha Creations - Samantha Murray
Seaside Miniatures - Mike & Alison Thomas, UK
Smalls Mini Mall - Sherry Taylor*
Stewart Dollhouse Creations - Ruth Stewart
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
Toby St. John - Miniature Needlepoint Oriental Rugs
true2scale - Carol M Kubrican
Thurston Estate
Twin Heart - Pat Richmond
Vegas AIRS - Diane Zammito
Versailles Fashion Dolls - Tish Tierney
Vilia Miniature - Alma Di Andrea, Italy
Volker Arnold, Germany
Warren Richardson Chandeliers
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

Join us for exciting workshops on Friday, October 7th, featuring prominent teachers from all over the world. Friday Workshops are held at the hotel.   Workshop registration is now open. Friday class listing.

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.


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.

Sidewalk Sale

Located in the foyer of the hotel, “Good Samaritan Drive“ will be a series of tables where you will be able to buy or sell miniature items such as : houses, room boxes, domes, partially assembled projects, and kits still in the box.

Kid's Roundtables  Children can make a simple miniature project of their very own at our Kid's Roundtables Saturday & Sunday from Noon until 3 pm, $5 fee.

Pre-Registered Youth Workshops

We have special classes for young people at the show on Saturday & Sunday. Pre-registration required for these classes. Workshop registration is now open. Youth class listing.

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 9th 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.
Academy registration is now open. Academy class listing.

2022 Workshops

We have a variety of fun workshops every year. We offer workshops for youths ages 9 to 14 and Friday workshops for adults. All workshops are pre-registered.

Video of the 2021 Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures Exhibits.

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 2022 Exhibit Entry Packet.

A NEW feature this year will be “Sidewalk Sale on Good Samaritan Drive”.

Located in the foyer of the hotel, “Good Samaritan Drive“ will be a series of tables where you will be able to buy or sell miniature items such as : houses, room boxes, domes, partially assembled projects, and kits still in the box.

As the area is outside of the sales room, the items will be on sale at any time, not just during show hours.

For Sellers---Complete and submit the “Listing Agreement” along with a check by Sept. 15. Bring your item to the show for set-up on Friday October 7 from 4pm to 7pm or Saturday October 8 from 7am to 9am.

For Buyers--Bring money! As the transactions will between the buyer and seller you should not expect the seller to accept a credit card.

Download the Listing Agreement below and submit it along with your check by September 15th.

Download Listing Agreement


Video created by TASTEMADE at the 2018 Good Sam Show.

News flashes as we prepare for the 2022 Showcase of Miniatures

A NEW feature this year will be “Sidewalk Sale on Good Samaritan Drive”. Click Sidewalk Sale tab above.

New Feature: Kid's Roundtables - simple projects for children on Saturday & Sunday.

For more information contact:
Ruth Heisch, Chairman
Dealer information contact:
Michael Puff, Dealer Chairman
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.
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