GSBF Upcoming Events

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CANCELLED June 6 - 7, 2020 San Mateo, California

Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 37th Anniversary Bonsai Show located at the San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way (at Beresford Park). Hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, both days. Saturday demonstration performed by Gordon Deeg from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Sunday demonstration performed by Valerie Monroe from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Demo trees for raffles! Also, there will be door prizes, tree clinic, vendor sales, plant sales. Free Admission. Contact Marsha Mekisich for more information at Visit our web site at

CANCELLED June 13 - 14, 2020 Oakland, California

Suiseki Societies of Northern California, California Shohin Society and Bay Area Shohin Society enthusiastically present The Second Annual Bay Area Suiseki and Shohin Show at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This show will feature Suiseki viewing stones and Shohin bonsai from clubs around the San Francisco Bay Area. There will be demonstrations and large vendor and club sale areas. For more information, contact Lisa Harper at

CANCELLED June 20 - 21, 2020 Livermore, California

Valley Bonsai Society: 12th Annual Show at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane. Show hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM with a demonstration at 1:00 PM on both days. The finished tree will be raffled off at the end of the demonstrations. Bonsai pots, soil, etc. available for purchase. Admission is free.

CANCELLED August 8, 2020 Mateo, California

Bonsai Society of San Francisco, East Bay Bonsai Society, Kusamura Bonsai, Midori Bonsai, San Jose Betsuin Bonsai, and Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: sponsoring a Bonsai Flea Market/Swap Meet at the San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo. Saturday only, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission is free to the public. To reserve a table for $10 contact Bill McDonald at or (650) 678-5517.

CANCELLED August 22 - 23, 2020 Santa Rosa, California

Redwood Empire Bonsai Society: 37th Annual Bonsai Show at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave. Hours are Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Featuring Kathy Shaner bonsai demonstration, both days from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Demo trees to be raffled. See largest bonsai exhibit, San Francisco Suiseki Kai stone exhibit, large vendor area, large member sales, and exciting silent auctions. Free admission and parking. Free refreshments. Contact Bob Shimon for additional information or visit our website

CANCELLED September 19, 2020 Modesto, California

Modesto Bonsai Club: 38th Annual Spring Show at the Stanislaus County Harvest Hall, 3800 Cornucopia Way. Show hours are Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, with a demonstration at 1:00 PM by Sam Adina. Exhibits, sales, plants, pots, tools and more, multiple raffles. Free admission and parking. Benefit drawing Saturday, will include demonstration tree and many bonsai and bonsai related items. For additional information visit our Club Facebook Page Modesto Bonsai Club, or contact our Club President Peter Camarena, 209-529-1759 or email

CANCELLED September 19 - 20, 2020 San Andreas, California

Mother Lode Bonsai Club: Sixth Annual Bonsai Show at the San Andreas Public Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road (off Mt. Ranch Road.), San Andreas. Show hours on both days are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Demonstrations at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM with prize drawings immediately following. Vendor and member bonsai-related items will be available for sale. Open to the public with free admission and free parking. For more info, contact Richard McKinstry (209) 288-2330 or email Visit club website at

CANCELLED October 3 – 4, 2020 Thousand Oaks, California

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society: 17th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Resource Center at the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oak Blvd. Hours are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM both days. Demonstrations in the Bandstand at 1:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. Free Admission. No sales of bonsai related items. For information, call Marj Branson at 805-373-1330 or visit our web site at

CANCELLED October 30 - November 1, 2020 Nella, California

Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF): 2020 Convention 43 " MISSION: BONSAI " to be held at the Hotel Mission De Oro, 13070 S. Highway 33. Hotel rooms $121 + tax (two night minimum). Featuring headliner Yasuo Mitsuya of Japan. A full slate of workshops, seminars and critiques. There will be two banquet dinners, Friday and Saturday evenings with live auction and raffle. Vendors from northern and southern California in one huge location. Online Registration Date: July 1, 2020. Reduced convention price of $199.00 (watch for early bird and club bundle registration discounts). For further information, contact Bob Hilvers at

New Magazine Submission Deadlines, effective October 1, 2019

Winter issue Deadline is December 1
Spring issue Deadline is March 1
Summer issue Deadline is June 1
Fall issue Deadline is September 1

It is recommended that all club events be submitted early enough to be posted in two issues of the Golden Statements Magazine.

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