2019 46th Annual Show & Sale

General Information

April 6 – 7
9 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
10 am to 4:30 pm Sunday

Summit Event Center
411 Sable Blvd, Aurora, CO 80011

CCSS Members and children: Free

Admission: $5 for adults 13 and over BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

The CCSS Member discount applies to members in good standing who have volunteered at least 6 hours. Thanks for understanding and supporting our fundraiser!


Members Only Sale

Friday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
(must be a member by January 31, 2019 to gain early access)

Drawing of raffle tickets for 10min early head start in sale will begin around 6:30pm

Show and Sale

Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am  to 4:00 pm

2019 Vendors

Rio Grande Cacti

Blazing Star Greenhouse

Southwest Gardens

Laporte Nursery

Kelly Grummons & Jorge Lopez,
ColdHardyCacti.com & Prairie Storm Nursery

The Emerald Leaf Wholesale Greenhouse

Precision Cactus Growers – Cacti and Haworthia

Carol Wichern (Missouri) – Pottery and gifts

The Clay Center of Northern Colorado

ALL ITS OWN – William Haggerty

Edie Marie Ceramics

Ethical Desert specializing in Agave, Cold Hardy Cactus and Succulents

Mile High Urban Farming

Free Workshops

Check back for Workshop Details!

Cactus and Succulent Care – Harriet Olds

11:00 am

Seed Propagation – Bob Webb, Arid Lands Greenhouses

12:00 pm

Staging and Repotting – Pedro Galvez

1:00 pm

Colorado Native Cacti – Donnie Barnett, Ethical Desert

2:00 pm

Soils & Water – Jorge Lopez, Prairie Storm Nursery

3:00 pm

Cactus and Succulent Care – Harriet Olds

11:30 am

Soils & Water – Jorge Lopez, Prairie Storm Nursery

12:30 pm

Show Rules

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2019 Show Judges

Dr. Robert Webb

Judge - Open Division

Dr. Robert H. Webb is retired as a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He is the owner and manager of Arid Lands Greenhouses in Tucson, Arizona, for the last 13 years and grows something like 5,000 species. He's travelled to Africa and Arabia many times looking for succulent plants.

Jackson Burkholder

Judge - Novice Division

Jackson Burkholder has a BS in Floriculture from Colorado State University and will soon be studying the cacti of Texas in Graduate School. He owns Precision Cactus Growers Ltd., and specializes in Seed Production and growing plants with collection and location Data

Dwight Davidson

Judge - Photo Contest

Dwight Davidson, bachelors of fine art 1977, 40 years experience as a professions sculptor and photographer. Avid collector of cacti and succulents since 1977

Kelly Grummons

Judge - Open Division

Kelly studied Botany at the University of Wyoming. He got degrees in Horticulture and Landscape Horticulture at Colorado State University. Kelly wrote for the Denver Post for many years and now writes a column in the Colorado Gardener magazine.

Kelly owns the mail order website (coldhardycactus.com) where he sells over 150 varieties of winter hardy cacti and other succulents to customers all over the United States. Find the website now as prairiestormnursery.com. Kelly with his business partner biochemist Jorge Lopez are building a tissue culture lab to clone rare plants.

Rod Haenni

Judge - Novice Division

Rod Haenni has been growing cacti and succulent plants for over 40 years and is interested in winter hardy species.

Volunteering for the Show & Sale

The Colorado Cactus Show and Sale needs your help! Your volunteer hours help our annual fundraiser run smoothly – we can’t do it without you.

To receive the 20% Discount, we’ve now implemented two requirements:

  • You must be a good standing member of the club by February 28, 2019, and
  • you must volunteer 6 hours during the weekend, & signed off by a team lead.

Volunteer shifts are 3 hours each & you can replace 1 three hour shift with one hot dish (until filled) Please coordinate with Food Committee.

Thanks for your understanding as we streamline our volunteer and member discount policies.

A few additional housekeeping items:

  • Please sign up prior here.
  • All volunteer shift check-ins are at the plant check table, head there before your station.

Often the crowd comes in waves and there might be a few minutes where you can be helpful in other areas! Thank you in advance!

Sign Up Here