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

The 2024 Good Sam Show - Our 48th Annual Show & Sale

October 12th and 13th, 2024 Countdown to 2024 Show

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

Show Admission Adults $8 (sold at the door only)
Youth (5-12) $3, Children under 5 free (no strollers please)
Free Door Prizes!
A special Youth drawing each day!

  • Over 100 Sales Tables • International Dealers • IGMA Artisans & Fellows
  • One Day Workshops: Friday, October 11th, 2024.
  • Saturday & Sunday Youth Pre-registered Workshops.
  • Saturday & Sunday - Miniature Exhibits.
  • Youth Roundtables - a variety of projects on Saturday & Sunday 12-3pm
  • Sidewalk Sale on Good Samaritan Drive – Click Sidewalk Sale tab above.
  • Free Tools & Techniques Seminar: Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
  • White Elephant Sales both days during show. Instagram Facebook
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 2024
Show room rate is $150 per night for single or double, plus taxes, October 9 - October 14, 2024. Parking is an additional $15 per day with in and out parking privileges. This room rate is available until September 20, 2024 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 2024" 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.
2024 Dealer List will be available in the Spring 2024
2023 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
A Little Something for Everyone - Bill West
all Dolled Up T.D.S. - Kim Henderson
Anderson Originals - Maggie Anderson*
Arjen Spinhoven Miniaturen, Netherlands
Asta Minis - Kathryn Gooding
Autumn Leaf Studio - Jan Patrie**
AW Creations - Amy White
Betinha Murta Miniatures - Betinha Murta
Bitty Bits and Bobs - Jasmin Schwarz
The Book Lair - Kim Herrick
Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets - Bridget McCarty
Butterfly & Blue - Jennifer Whittlesey, Canada
Carl's Miniatures' - Carl Bronsdon
Carla Gaustad - Carla Gaustad
Cinderella - Silvia Leiner, UK
Craftoptics - Jeff Caplan
Cristina Noriega - Cristina Noriega*, Spain
David Iriarte - David Iriarte, Spain
D. Sierck Ltd. - Debbie Heard
Dollhouse Land - Laura Crain
Dragonfly International - Deb Laue
The Ferd Sobol Editions - Ferd & Millie Sobol**
Fine Art in Miniature by Barbara Stanton
Barbara Stanton** & William Maranville*
Gilbert Mena
Ginger Landon Siegel
Gothic Miniatures - Athena Koeppel
HanaMini - Hong McKinsey*
Handmade - Caroline Krolick
Henny Staring-Egberts**, Portugal
Hephaesta, Hillary Lee*
Itty-Bitty Builder - Larry & Betty Herman
Jan's Flower Shop & More - Janice Kimbro
Jeannie Lindquist - Jeannie Lindquist*
June Clinkscales**
Katrina's Doll Shoppe - Cathy Skeris
Kreative Acrylics - Bruce Krietzman
The Little Dollhouse Company - Maria Fowler, Canada
Live a Little Miniatures - Hoanie Yong, Canada
Lori's Little Things - Lori Turner-Dolinsek
Marie's Mini Shoppe - Marie Petrik
Marilyn's Mini Studio - Marilyn Taylor
Mark Murphy** & Mary Grady O'Brien**
Melvin's Miniatures - Kelly Trichter
Michael R Miniatures - Michael Robbins, UK
Miniature Oils by Jon Olson - Jon Olson
Minimal X Animal - Takumi Takanashi, Japan
Minis by Karen - ML - Karen Laisure
Mkminiatures - MeShelle Keel
Modern Miniature Magic - Valerie Hearst
Molly Cromwell collection
Mountain Creek Miniatures - Beth Pothen
Newton's Apple - Leslie Starker
On the Road with Donna, Donna Huggins
Pat Boldt Dolls - Pat Boldt*
Rainbow Hand - Brian Tepper
Raptoor Crafting - Angela Kinnunen, Finland
Red Dragon Pottery - Troy Schmidt**
Seaside Miniatures - Mike & Alison Thomas, UK
Sondra Krueger Antiques - Sondra Krueger
Stewart Dollhouse Creations - Ruth Stewart
Susie O's Dollhouses - Susan Overtoom
Sylvia Mobley & Stephanie Blythe
Sylvia Mobley** & Stephanie Blythe***
Talina Melenchenko
Taller Targioni - Alvaro Rodrigues & Paola Ojeda, Spain
Theresa “Tammy” Slezak - Tammy Slezak
Twin Heart - Pat Richmond
Vegas AIRS - Diane Zammito
Versailles Fashion Dolls - Tish Tierney
Vilia Miniature - Alma Di Andrea, Italy
vitreus Ignis - Mario Ramos Pastrana*, Spain
Volker Arnold, Germany
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 11th

Friday Workshops

Registration for the 2024 workshops will open in June 2024!   Join us for exciting workshops on Friday, October 11th, featuring prominent teachers from all over the world. Friday Workshops are held at the hotel.  

Saturday, October 12th & Sunday, October 13th

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 2023.

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.

Youth Roundtables  Young people can make a miniature project of their very own at our Youth 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. Information about our 2024 classes should be posted in August.

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 12th Only

Silent Auction The Silent Auction will be Saturday, October 12th from 10 am to 1 pm There will be wonderful miniatures to bid on. Bid early, bid often.

NAME Night
Foyer: 7pm - 9pm
NAME Night will be Saturday, Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 pm. Come back to the foyer after dinner. It’s free! You don’t need to be a NAME member to attend. We’ll have Artisans teaching Make & Takes, Goodie Bags, and Door Prizes!

Sunday, October 13th Only

Tools and Techniques Sunday, October 13th 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 16th

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 2023 Good Sam Show.

2024 Workshops

We have a variety of fun workshops every year. We offer workshops for youths ages 7 and older, and Friday workshops for adults. All workshops are pre-registered.

  • Friday Pre-registered Workshops, Fri, Oct 11th, 2024. Workshops will be announced in June 2024.
  • Youth Pre-registered Workshops, Saturday, October 12th & Sun Oct 13th.- To be announced August 2024.
Video of the 2023 Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures Exhibits.
There were many delightful exhibits, it may take a few minutes for the video to load.

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 2024 Exhibit Entry Form will be available summer of 2024.

Again 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. 29. Bring your item to the show for set-up on Friday October 13th from 4pm to 7pm or Saturday October 14th 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.

The Listing Agreement will be available the Summer of 2024.


Video created by TASTEMADE at the 2018 Good Sam Show.

News flashes as we prepare for the 2024 Showcase of Miniatures

Check here for breaking news.

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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