What Is It?
A two-day extravaganza of plant show and plant sale. Bring a
friend and a box!
The show will be People’s Choice, which means
that you will help pick the winning plants! Grab some
voting dots at the Membership Table and tag your favorite
For sale, meanwhile, will be a wide variety of cacti and
succulents, along with pots and assorted accessories; the
vendors who raised the plants from seeds and pups will be
there to answer your questions and provide suggestions.
When Is It?
Saturday, June 24th, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and
Sunday, June 25th, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
To automatically add the event to your calendar, pick the
day or days of interest from the set below.
Where Is It?
At the Fammatre Elementary School in San Jose.
What Are The Rules For The “People’s Choice” Show?
You must be a current member of CSSSJ.
You must have owned the plants you exhibit for at least six months.
Because it is a People’s Choice show, rather than a judged show, you
may choose to be a bit more relaxed in selecting your
entries. However, we encourage you to enter your best as you want to
garner the most votes from the public.
Each member is allowed a maximum of 10 plants to
show, as we have a limited amount of space for
them. Please provide a list of what you are entering, with
your name on it, to assist with our recordkeeping.
Entries need to arrive by 6:30 PM Friday for the
show. You will find entry tags for each classification
(see below for details). Write up your tags, putting the
information on both halves. Fold in half, leaving your
name on both halves for the counting of points.
Novice: If you are under 18, have not won a total
of 50 first place ribbons in previous CSSA affiliated
shows, or have been competing for less than 5 years.
Advanced: You must exhibit in this class if you
no longer qualify for the above class.
Open: If you possess or have possessed a
nurseryman’s license, or earn a substantial income from
the sale of plants, you must exhibit in this class.
What Else Do I Need To Know?
A few things to make your visit as much fun as possible:
Keep up to date with the announcements on our Facebook
No early birds, please. The doors open at 10:00 on
Saturday, and not before.
Saturday morning tends to be extremely busy! If
you’d like a quieter time to visit, we’d recommend
Saturday after 2 pm, or Sunday.
Pets, in particular dogs, are not allowed. (Sorry. It’s
not that we don’t love them. It’s just that it’s safer for
everyone if they stay home, and in any case, school rules forbid
To make shopping safer and more pleasant, the aisles will be
wider than in pre-pandemic days.
Even though the aisles are wider than in years past, and
you’re welcome to bring your cart to help transport all of
your purchases, please keep your cart out of the aisles
You may want to take advantage of our Plant Hotel to hold
your plants while you continue shopping. Be sure to hang
on to your claim check, so you can retrieve your plants.
For more details on the Plant Hotel, see
the Plant Hotel
You can sign up for CSSSJ membership at the Show and Sale.
Please note, however, that we will not be taking
membership signups at the door during early access.
Ask questions! Many of our members are highly-regarded
experts, and are more than happy to talk about cactus and
You may pay for your purchase using cash or a credit card.
Our systems support Apple Pay and Google
Pay. Unfortunately, we will not be able to take checks.
How Can I Help?
Thanks for asking! There are several things you can do
before and during the event.
Volunteer! If you’re a member, please consider
volunteering. You get to interact with customers, as well
as fellow club members, in a fun environment.
Tell your friends. Point them at our website and this
page, as well as at the club’s Facebook
Bring your own boxes or reusable containers. While
we amass a large set of boxes for your use before each
sale, their numbers tend to dwindle as the day progresses.
Scrap paper — old newspaper, or packing paper — is also
immesely useful for padding purchases securely.