Biannual Cacti and Succulent Show and Sale Held This Weekend in San Juan

For the past 27 years, the Monterey Bay Area Cactus and Succulent Society has held its biannual event in San Juan Bautista.

The Monterey Bay Area Cactus and Succulent Society (MBACSS) held the second installment of its biannual cactus and succulent show and sale over the weekend in San Juan Bautista. 

For the second straight year, the city’s community center served as the event’s venue.

Featuring scores of plants grown by society members or purchased wholesale from Southern California nurseries, this weekend’s event began on Saturday, Sept. 30 and concluded on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Society member and the show’s coordinator, Gary Stubblefield, explained to BenitoLink that the show and sale has taken place every April and October in San Juan for the past 27 years.

Stubblefield added that 25-percent of the proceeds from each sale go back to MBACSS, funding the non-profit’s monthly luncheons.

For more information:

Contact Gary Stubblefield at, 831.663.4411 or visit the society’s website.

Monterey Bay Cactus and Succulent Society membership fees are $15 per person or $20 per family.

The organization meets every third Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Freedom, Ca.


Frank Pérez

I’m a lifelong resident of San Benito County. I reside in Hollister with my wife, Brenda. For over two decades, I've been a faculty member at San Benito High School, where I teach world history, Mexican-American history, and Ethnic Studies. I've been reporting for BenitoLink since 2015. My passion is delving deeper into the nuances of the local, historical record, while including lesser-known stories of our past. My hope is that county residents will have a greater appreciation for the diversity and complexity of San Benito County, realizing that its uniqueness depends upon our responsibility as its stewards.