Rock & Gem Show Dates

 
 

September 2018

21-23FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Augusta Expo, 277 Expo Road; Fri. 2-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3; contact ScottGregory, PO Box 324, Waynesboro, VA 22980; Email: sgregory357@hotmail.com; Website: www.shenandoahvalleyrockclub.org

21-23MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Damian w/ Bellpoint Promotions; Cobb County Civic Center , 548 S. Marietta Pkwy; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5, under 16 free; Please join us for an exciting event featuring amazing gem, mineral, jewelry, fossil, bead and metaphysical dealers selling their beautiful finds from all over the globe. ; contact DamianBelgali, (678)-852-8273; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointpromotions.com

21-23OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc.; Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children 16 and under free; This show has something for everyone! Vendors from across the United States bring their merchandise to you. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and beading supplies, pearls, art jewelry. Crystals, mineral specimens, fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs. ; contact JaneWestbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; Email: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

21-23ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: 9th Bi-Annual Asheville, North Carolina Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show; Mountain Area Gem & Mineral Association; Camp Stephens, 263 Clayton Road; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission, rain or shine; indoor and outdoor vendors with rocks, gems, crystals, minerals, fossils, artifacts and meteorites from North Carolina and around the world; contact RichardJacquot, PO Box 542, Leicester, NC 28748, (828) 779-4501; Email: rick@wncrocks.com; Website: www.americanrockhound.com

21-23SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S. State St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and students $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturer prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

22-23AUBURN, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Cascade Mineralogical Society, Kent, WA; Green River College, Student Union Building, 12401 SE 320th St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; An indoor show plus several sheltered outdoor vendors. Beautiful, state-of-the-art, new venue. You will find minerals, gemstones, cabs, fossils, geodes, tools and equipment. Everything from rough rock, supplies, finished jewelry and more. Hourly door prizes plus end of show Grande Prize Raffle. Hands on demonstrations, knapping, faceting, wire wrapping and cabbing. Continuous silent auction. Case displays. Many activities for the kids. A great family event!; contact MarkHohn, 32009 199th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042, (253)-332-3736; Email: showchair@cascademineralogical society.org; Website: www.cascademineralogicalsociety.org

22-23WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND: Annual show; Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore; Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Free Admission for children under 12; contact AnitaMeyers, 3600 Clipper Mill Road Suite 116, Baltimore, MD 21211; Email: marketing@gemcuttersguild.com; Website: www.gemcuttersguild.com

22-23LODI, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Stockton Lapidary and Mineral Club; Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford St; Daily 10-5; Admission $6, Children free 12 and under ; Earth's Treasures Gems, Minerals, & Jewelry Show Vendors, Gold Panning, Demonstrations, Rock Identification, Fluorescent Exhibits, Children's Activities, Lapidary Art Exhibits; contact MikeMathis, (510)-301-3612; Email: mmathis@nwp.org; Website: http://www.stocktonlapidary.com/show.html

22-23POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.; Gold's Gym, 258 Titusville Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $2, Children free under 12 with adult; contact Carolyn Reynard, 110 College Ave.

22-23POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.; Gold's Gym, 258 Titusville Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $2, Children free under 12 with adult; 49th Annual Show & Sale "Fossils of NY". Dealers of minerals, fossils, jewelry, gemstones, meteorites, beads, books, Sluice for special stones at "Garnet Gulch". Six free Rocks for children at "Glitter Mountain". Annual Earth Science scavenger hunt for area High School students, fluorescent mineral display booth, lapidary demonstrations, fossil exhibits by Vassar College Geology Museum, Poughkeepsie and by MHV Club Members.; contact CarolynReynard, 110 College Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, (845)-471-1224; Email: sunstone33@verizon.net; Website: www.mhvgms.org

28-30BEREA, OHIO: 20th annual GemStreet USA wholesale and retail show; GemStreet USA; Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Jr. Fair Bldg., Bagley Road entrance; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults and seniors $7 (good all 3 days), $1 off coupon on website, kids under 12 and Scouts in uniform free; vendors from around the country, rocks, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, meteorites, petrified wood, carvings, tools, supplies, repairs, decorative accessories, free parking, door prizes; contact Jane Strieter Smith, PO Box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107, (617) 512-6510; Email: JaneStrieter1946@gmail.com; Website: GemStreetUSA.com

28-30INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasusres Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agriculture/Horticulture Building, 1202 E 38th Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission $5.00 (Good all three days), Children under age 16 Free; Annual Show. Jewelry makers, goldsmiths & silversmiths from all over the U.S, who can recontruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrapk wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal,mineral meteroite southwestern jewelry and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize. Demonstrations and classes. ; contact VanWimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd, Salem, VA 24153, (540)-384-6047; Email: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Website: www.toteshows.com

28-30BOISE, IDAHO: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and students $5, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturer prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

28-30HAMILTON, ILLINOIS: Geode Fest; Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau; Chaney Creek Boat Access, Highway 96 North; Fri. 6:45 AM-6:00 PM, Sat. 6:45-6, Sun. 7:45-1; Free Admission; Guided Hunts, vendors with Rocks, Minerals, fossils and Jewelry, geode cracking. Registration for up to five guided hunts, $20 individual, $30 for family for the weekend.; contact Kirk Brandenberger, Keokuk Tourism Bureau, 428 Main St., Keokuk , IA 52632, (319)-524-5599; Email: info@keokukiowatourism.org; Website: www.keokukiowatourism.org

28-30JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society; Joplin Historical & Mineral Museum, 504 S. Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free admission; This marks the 20th anniversary of the Rock-A-Thon rock show. In addition to vendors offering rocks, gems, and minerals, this family-friendly event includes door prizes; contact Christopher Wiseman, 504 Schifferdecker Ave., Joplin, MO 64801; Email: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

29-30OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Oshkosh Earth Science Club; Sunnyview Expo Center, 500 E COUNTY RD Y; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $2 Admission Students $1 with ID Kids under 12 FREE; - Member Displays - Rocks, Minerals, Fossils - Door Prizes - Over 80 Vendors Tables - Exhibits and Kids Events - Lapidary Arts and Jewelry - Concessions Available - Free & Easy Parking ; contact WANDA TIMM, 656 BOYD STREET, OSHKOSH, WI 54901, (920) 573-2968; Email: wijit656@msn.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/Oshkosh-Earth-Science-Club-202088083155987/

29-30BELLEVILLE, MICHIGAN: Gem, Mineral & Rock SuperSwap; Midwest Mineralogical & Lapidary Society; Wayne County Fairgrounds, 10871 Quirk Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; free parking, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary material, beads, free minerals for kids, demonstrations, mineral ID; contact WilliamBarr, 1405 Hewett Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103; Email: wbarr@umich.edu; Website: www.mmls.us

29-30SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Siouxland Gem & Mineral Society; South Sioux City Senior Citizens Center, 1501 W. 29th St.; Sat. 9-4; free admission; exhibits, 4 dealers with gems, agates, rough and polished specimens, beads, geodes, minerals, superb faceted jewelry, fossils, door prizes, spin the wheel, silent auction, artifacts, displays; contact BobPowell, Box 278, Kingsley, IA 51028, (712) 378-2775; Email: bobphyl.powell@gmail.com

29-30MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Mystical Crystals; Mylan Park, 500 Mylan Park Lane; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, children 12 and under free; hourly door prizes, free parking, displays of gems, minerals, crystals, fossils, beads, wire-wrapped jewelry, geode cutting, lapidary, demonstrations, shopping; contact TomWatson, PO Box 4414, Clarksburg, WV 26302, (304) 695-1587; Email: mysticalcrystals1@hotmail.com

29-30NASHVILLE, INDIANA: Annual show; Brown County Rock & Mineral Club; Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; There will be demonstrations on gold-panning by the Southeastern Indiana Gold Club of Gatesville, they will have a children’s activity. There will be demonstrations on flint-knapping by a local artisan and wire-wrapping by jewelry artisans. Vendors from all over the Midwest will show and sell everything from gems to geodes to fossils. There will also be rock crafts, jewelry, healing crystals, mineral specimens, turquoise, opals, and agates. All are invited to come to study, browse, or look for that special handmade jewelry. Free event!; contact RhondaDunn, P.O. Box 2023, Nashville, IN 47448, (812)-320-6237; Email: bcrmc2010@gmail.com; Website: http://browncountyrock.webs.com/

October 2018

3-7JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree; Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree, 6225 Sunburst Street; Daily 9-6; Free Admission; This will be our 43rd Annual FALL Gem, Mineral & Craft Show with Dealers in our warm and sunny Joshua Tree, Ca. Our location is only 30 miles North of Palm Springs and right next to the world famous Joshua Tree National Park. This wholesale/retail show offers everything from rugged rough rock, mineral specimens, crystals, precious gemstones, and millions of beads to exquisite fine jewelry. Our outdoor & indoor show has a beautiful Mojave desert setting, plenty of free parking and a more than abundant number of fine vendors offering something for everyone.; contact WayneHamilton, 6225 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760)-366-2915; Email: jtsportsmans@ymail.com; Website: jtsportsmansclub.com

3-7JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; JT Sportsman's Club; JT Sportsman's Club, 6225 Sunburst St; Wed. 8-6, Thu. 8-6, Fri. 8-6, Sat. 8-6; Free; This will be our 43rd Annual Fall Gem, Mineral & Craft Show with dealers in warm and sunny Joshua Tree, Calif.; contact William Sherwood, 74259 St Andrews Dr, PO 713, TwentyninePalms, CA 92277, 7602186137; Email: socaldesert@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.jtsportsmansclub.com/

5-7ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Jay Penn ; Expo NM St. Fairgrounds, 300 San Pedro NE, 87108; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9 -5; Free Admission; Abq. Fall Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show 2018, Open daily 9am -5pm in the Creative Arts Bldg. @ Expo NM State Fairgrounds, 300 San Pedro NE, 87108. Enter Gate 3 @ San Pedro & Copper. Dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, equipment. ; contact Jay Penn, (505)-883-4195; Email: jaypenn246@gmail.com; Website: http://abqfallshow.wix.com/abq-fall-show

5-7SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions; Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail (US. 41); Daily 10-5; Admission $5 ($4 if you mention this listing).; Show & sale of gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads.; contact FrankCox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; Email: frankcox@comcast.net; Website: frankcoxproductions.com

5-7ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual Fall Gem, Mineral, and Bead and Fossil Show; Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society; National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek, 5032 Lido St.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $2, Scouts and children free; demonstrations, 30-minute auctions, kids table, sluice mining for gems, hourly door prizes, see and buy gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils, and more from all over the world, demonstrations of cabochon cutting and wire wrapping, free parking, $1 off coupon at www.cfmgs.org; contact GordonOakley, 5032 Lido St., Orlando, FL 32807, (407) 592-4358; Email: oakleysmall@gmail.com; Website: www.cfmgs.org

5-7SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and student $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturers' prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

5-7DALLAS, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gaston Gem,Mineral and Faceters club; Gaston County Park, Dallas Cherryville Hwy (Hwy 279), 120 Leisure Lane; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Minerals,fossils,cutting material,quality gemstones.geodes,wire wrapping,settings,jewelry: Family Friendly working sluice with $3 and $5 sand buckets containing an assortment of amethyst,quartz crystals, and faceted stones.Hourly prize raffles!; contact Robert Winstanley, (704)-577-3391; Email: www.facebook.com/gastongems; Website: www.gastongemclub.weebly.com

6-6IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: 8th Annual Members Sale - Rocks, Gems and Jewelry; Idaho Falls Gem & Mineral Society; Pinecrest Event Center, 560 East Anderson, (next to Fred Meyer Store); Sat. 9-5; adults $3, children 12 and under free with paid adult; members selling unique jewelry, unusual rough and polished rocks, slabs, minerals, fossils, handcrafted artisan items, gemstones, jewelry-making supplies and beads; contact BillThielbahr, (208) 524-0139; Email: tbar@srv.net

6-6MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association (PESA); Macungie Memorial Park, 70 Poplar St.; Sat. 8:30am-3pm; $2 adults; free admission for children; the Autumn Mineralfest features gems, fossils, lapidary and minerals offered by more than 50 dealers situated indoor and outdoors; along with free gold panning and door prizes; contact PESA; Website: https://www.facebook.com/Pennsylvania-Earth-Sciences-Association-PESA-mineralfest-and-clubs-1555170821375067/

6-7JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Rock River Valley Geological Society; Jefferson County Fair Grounds, Jackson & Peurner RD; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Rock River Valley Geological Society 46th Annual Mineral,Fossil,Gem & Jewelry Show. Demonstrations of Faceting, Rock Cutting and Wire wrapping. Educational programs and activities for children.; contact StevenStreich, Steven's Rocks & Gifts Shop, 134 E. Main Street, Marshall, WI 53559, (608)-655-1011; Email: srockshop@gmail.com; Website: www.StevensRockShop.com

6-7MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Marysville Rock and Gem Club; Marysville Totem Middle School - Gymnasium, 1605 7th Street NE; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission ; At our 44th annual show there will be dealers with rock rough, slabs, and polished cabs to gem quality faceting rough; minerals, fossils, tools, and lapidary equipment; jewelry, beads, gems and books. There will be demonstrators, club displays, and more fun and games for the kids. Door prizes, silent auctions, raffle prizes and food service. Free admission, free parking. ; contact Michael McWilliams, 28028 44th Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292, (360)-631-7469; Email: Michaeltinamcwilliams@gmail.com,; Website: http://www.marysvillerockclub.com/

6-7GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society; Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road; Sat. 10-5; adults $2, students with ID free, children under 12 free; contact MitchellVan Hecke, 14534 Mumford Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945, (530) 575-4252; Email: 4vanclan5@att.net

6-7OMAHA , NEBRASKA: Annual show; Nebraska Mineral and Gem Club; Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $3, Children under 12 free; Gems and Jewelry, Specimens and Collectibles, Demonstrations and Dealers. Check out our many kids activities, Race a Rock, Hunt for fossils, Dig for Gemstones, Win that special prize at the silent auction or wheel of fortune. Check out the many cool displays and purchase that special collectible or piece of custom jewelry or rock art. Show proceeds are used towards geology scholarships for UNL and UNO and for other geology/lapidary related activities. Check out our Nebraska Mineral and Gem Club page on Facebook! and NEROCKGEM.ORG; contact Allan Jeanneret, 7287 N Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402)-873-6515; Email: tjeanneret@hughes.net; Website: nerockgem.org

6-7HONOLULU, HAWAII: Annual show; Rock and Mineral Society of Hawaii; Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Leahi Room, 2335 Kalakaua Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free admission; contact Markus Faigle, HI; Email: hui.pohaku@gmail.com; Website: http://hawaiimineralsociety.pohakugalore.net/17th-annual-hawaii-rock-and-mineral-show-in-waikiki-2018/

6-7VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Vista Gem and Minerial Society; Vista Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Dr; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free; Parking is $5.00. Outdoor show with rough rock, slabs, jewelry and much more. Held in conjunction with the Fiber Arts fair.; contact Kelly Hickman; Email: kellyahickman@hotmail.com

12-13MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 7-4, Sat. 8-4; Admission $100; Join us for the 31st Annual Amateur World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest October 12 and 13! Compete against other miners and maybe even win a cash and a trophy. Keep all you find!Competitors assemble in the Assay Office at the fairgrounds for orientation and registration Friday morning at 7am. Banquet and awards ceremony on Saturday night after the contest. ; contact ChamberDirector, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870)-867-2723; Email: director@mountidachamber.com; Website: mountidachamber.com

12-14CANBY, OREGON: 38th Annual Show of Gems, Minerals, and Fossils; Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Association; Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 NE 4th Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children 12 and under free with paid adult; vendors with fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, beads, tools, jewelry, Kid’s Activity Corner with games and prizes, 100 exhibits of fossils, lapidary arts, and minerals, demonstrations, presentations, silent auction; contact LindaHarvey, (503) 310-3036; Email: lindaharvey2010@gmail.com ; Website: www.PortlandRegionalGemandMineral.com

12-14MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 8-6, Sat. 8-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Dealers from around the country, food, crystals, crystals and more crystals. Free Parking.; contact ChamberDirector, (870)-867 2723; Email: director@mountidachamber.com

12-14VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc.; Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5; Admission $5, Students 16 and under free; This show has something for everyone! Vendors from across the United States bring their merchandise to you. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and beading supplies, pearls, art jewelry. Crystals, mineral specimens, fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs. Display of Virginia rocks and minerals, lapidary arts demonstrations and geode cutting by the two Gem and Mineral societies of the area. Gemologist available for on-site appraisals. ; contact JaneWestbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; Email: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

12-14BUCKEYE, ARIZONA: Annual show; West Valley Rock & Mineral Club; Buckeye Arena, 802 North 1st Street, Miller Road; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-2; Admission $3, Children free; contact LaraSerbin, 11442 South Wilson Lane, Goodyear, AZ 85338-5312, (602)-405-2926; Email: lara@serbinstudio.com; Website: http://www.westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com/

12-14TRONA, CALIFORNIA: Annual Gem-O-Rama; Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society; Show and Lapidary Building, 13337 Main St.; Fri. 1:30 PM-6:30 PM, Sat. 7:30 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 7:30 AM-4:00 PM; free admission; dealers, mineral collecting field trips for rare saline minerals on Searles Lake; contact BonnieFairchild, PO.Box 966, Trona, CA 92592, (760) 372-5356; Email: slgms@iwvisp.com; Website: www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub/

12-14WARREN, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Mineralogical Society; Macomb Community College Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $8, seniors $5, children $4; panning for gold, digging for fossils, cracking geodes, pictures with a dinosaur, lapidary demonstration, 84 exhibits, 60+ dealers, guest lecturers, mineral ID, microscopes for minerals and more; contact DaveLurie, 755 Lakeview Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009, (248) 224-0752; Email: dlurie2001@comcast.net; Website: www.michmin.org

12-14HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA: Annual show; Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society; Jaycee Center, 2180 Airport Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $3 (weekend pass $5), seniors $2, students (through high school) $1, children under 5 free; largest jewelry show in the region and the only rock, mineral, gem, and fossil show and sale, national and international dealers, precious and semiprecious stones, fossils, minerals, jewelry materials and equipment, custom jewelry and art objects of every type and price, kids' gem dig, mining flume, geodes, displays, “rock food” table, demonstrations, hourly drawings, free parking; contact LowellZoller, 3027 Flint Mill Run, Hampton Cove, AL 35763, (256) 534-8803; Email: Lzol@comcast.net; Website: www.Huntsvillegms.org

12-14MOAB, UTAH: Annual show; Moab Points & Pebbles Rock Club; Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; vendors selling rocks, gems, minerals, lapidary rough, beads, equipment and more, displays, demonstrations, spin table. door prizes, field trips to Yellow Cat area for limb casts, petrified wood, etc. and Lisbon Valley for fossils, agate, etc.; contact JerryHansen, PO Box 1459, Moab, UT 84532; Email: moabrockclub@live.com

12-14 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: Annual show; Mineral Collectors of Utah; Trolley Square Shopping Mall, 600 South entrance and 700 East; Fri. 12-9, Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, exhibit showcases, Wheel of Fortune, grab bags, hourly drawings, great family fun and education in the earth sciences, grand prize drawing Sunday; contact CurtForrester, (801) 368-4103; Email: fossilmin@gmail.com; Website: http://m-c-u.org/

12-14COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and students $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturer prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

13-14SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club; Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Geode cutting/sales, free gem stone identification, family friendly, all handicapped accessible, free parking; contact MaudieBailey, 5036 S. San Carlos Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, (520)-249-1541; Email: gmbailey@msn.com; Website: huachucamineralandgemclub.info

13-14WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Fair; Civic Park Community Center, 1371 Civic Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $12 (good for both days), children under 12 free; The Crystal Fair: rocks and minerals, gems and jewelry, metaphysical arts, find the crystal that's right for you, get a massage, have a psychic reading, free parking in the Civic Park parking lot, pay lots close by; contact JerryTomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: www.crystalfair.com

13-14TOPEKA, , KANSAS: Annual show; Topeka Gem & Mineral Society; KS Expocentre Agriculture Hall, 17th & Topeka Blvd, 1934 SW 30th St; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5, $1 ages 13-18, under 13 free with adult; Theme: Opal It Is! featuring Ron Wooley of Dreaming Down Under who will be giving lectures each day. Discount coupons available at our website www.topekagms.org, free demonstrations, silversmithing, sphere making, polishing rocks, wire wrapping & faceting. 4H displays, lapidary supplies, rock & fossil dealers.; contact MillieMowry, 1934 SW 30th St, Topeka, KS 66611-1917, (785)-267-2849; Email: rock2plate@aol.com; Website: www.topekagms.org

13-14LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Peninslua Gem and Geology Society; Los Altos Youth Center, One No. San Antonio Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Kids Treasure Wheel, geode cutting, rock and mineral ID, poppy jasper, meteorites, fossils, beads, jewelry, minerals, quality slabs. We are a small show, but we are a great show!; contact SteveJobe, 1023 Delna Manor Lane, San Jose, CA 95128-3473, (408)-834-5384; Email: steve_jobe@sbcglobal.net; Website: pggs.org

13-14AMARILLO, TEXAS: Annual show; Golden Spread Gem, Mineral & Treasure Society; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchannan St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults and seniors $3, students and children free; vendors selling jewelry, beads, petrified wood, agate, fossils, jasper, minerals, opals, meteorites, cabochons, and more, flint knapping demonstration, silent auction, wheel of fortune, hourly door prizes; contact Patricia Foster, PO Box 367, Fritch, TX 79036, (806) 681-7950; Email: patfoster2@hotmail.com; Website: amarillotreasure.com

13-14TEMPLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Tri-City Gem & Mineral Society; Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, 3303 N. Third St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $3, children free; vendors with rocks, slabs, minerals, geodes, cabochons, and fine jewelry, demos of wire-wrapping, cabochon making, and gold panning, touch table of large rock specimens, silent auctions, hourly door prizes and grand prize raffles, kids' treasure wheel, grab bags, where to rock hunt in Texas, fluorescent rocks and minerals, personal displays, cabochon contest; contact (Lols) Ruth Rolston, 106 Ottoway Drive, Temple, TX 76501, (254) 773-1039; Email: lrolston@hot.rr.com

14-14FALLBROOK , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society ; Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum, Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum, 123 W Alvarado St.; Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Raffle, mineral panning, rock painting, gem identification, mineral, gem and fossil sales, rock sphere polishing demonstration, & more! ; contact JaniceBricker, Fallbrook Gem &Mineral Society , 123 W Alvarado St., Ste B, Fallbrook , CA 92028, (760)-728-1130; Email: Info@fgms.org; Website: Www.fgms.org

19-21FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Annual show; Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Seniors $3, Students $1, Children 12 and under free; Gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, Viking Knit classes, exhibits, geode cracker, gem sluice, kid's games, door prizes, silent auction, fluorescent room, touch 'n feel tables.; contact RussellGreim, 7619 CR 68, Spencerville, IN 46788; Email: rotaryracer@comcast.net

19-21AUSTIN, TEXAS: Annual show; Austin Gem & Mineral Society; Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $8, seniors $7, ages 13-18 $2, ages 12 and under free; Theme: Copper Minerals, 30+ vendors of jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils and spheres, exhibits (touch table of rocks and fossils, members’ collections), silent auction, demonstrations of faceting, cabbing, fossil cleaning, and polymer clay, "Youth Education Day" Friday, field trips sponsored by Silicon Labs, Gem Mine, Wheel of Fortune, Jewelry Making, Illumination Station, hourly door prizes, grand prize; contact SabrenaWright, 6719 Burnet Lane, Austin, TX 78757, (512) 458-9546; Email: showchariman@austingemandmineral.org; Website: www.agms-tx.org

19-21DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and students $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturer prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

19-21 WEST JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Rockhounders Outreach for Community Knowledge (R.O.C.K.); Viridian Library and Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children free; The annual Rockhounders Outreach for Community Knowledge (R.O.C.K.) Gem & Mineral show is occurring Oct. 19th, 20th & 21st, 2018 - Fri., Sat. and Sun. at the Viridian Library and Event Center - 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, UT. There will be fossils, minerals, gems and  jewelry on display and for sale. Hands-on activities for everyone. Come build your own rock collection. Door prizes and a Silent Auction will be going on daily. Admission is $2 except for Scouts in Uniform and children under 12 are free admittance. ; contact Angela Dieter, (801)-634-5167; Website: http://www.rockhoundersock.com

19-21KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society; Rothchild Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $ 6.00/day; Show Pass $10.00; Children under 12 free; Free activities: Gem ID, and Rock and Mineral ID; Meet a geologist- Tennessee Division of Geology - displays, pamphlets; fossil casting and displays provided by East Tennessee State University - Department of Geosciences; hourly door prizes; children's grab bags of rocks, fossils and minerals. ; contact Travis Paris, P.O. Box 51554, Knoxville, TN 37954; Email: taparis@msn.com; Website: knoxrocks.org

19-21MASON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Central Michigan lapidary and Mineral Society; Ingham County Fairgrounds main Arena, 700 East Ash Street; Fri. 6-9, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3, Teens $1, children under 12 free with paying adult; Club and guest displays, working demonstrations, fluorescent booth, door prizes, silent auction, children's table, Petoskey stone polishing, free parking; contact Lyle Laylin, 1417 Center St, Lansing, MI 48906, (517) 485-7908; Email: lyle18@gmail.com; Website: Michrocks.org

19-21WESTWEGO, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana, Inc.; The Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; All Weekend Pass: Adults - $6, Members and Students or Military w/ID -$3, Kids under 12 and Scouts in Uniform - Free; Vendors of mineral and fossil specimens, cabochons, faceted gems, slabs, rough, jewelry, beads, spheres and findings. Displays include fluorescence, dinosaurs, cabochon-making, wire wrapping, oil and gas exploration and hobby-related videos. Kids polish cabochon, get grab bags and sieve for specimens.; contact Levette Carlos, (504) 214-3205; Email: gemshow2018@gmail.com; Website: facebook.com/GemAndMineralSocietyOfLouisiana

19-21FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce, INC; Community Center, 1288 Georgia Road; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, free for kids under 12; 28th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE, Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show, dealers with cut gems to collect or to set in jewelry, minerals and fossils from all over the world, some rough materials to cut into stones, with hourly door prizes; contact Linda Hardbuck, 425 Porter Street, Franklin, NC 28734, (828) 524-316; Email: info@franklin-chamber.com; Website: www.franklin-chamber.com

20-20WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Woodland Hills Rock Chippers, Inc.; First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way; Sat. 10-5; FREE; Crafts, jewelry, dealers, gems, minerals, rocks, fossils, displays, demos, silent auctions, gold panning, hands-on activities throughout the day.; contact Paty Mejorado; Email: info@rockchippers.org; Website: www.rockchippers.org

20-21BRISTOL, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Bristol Gem & Mineral Club; Beals Community Center, 240 Stafford Ave.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $4, children free; gems, jewelry, mineral specimens and crystals, fossils and more, displays, hands-on educational exhibits, free games and activities for kids, complimentary raffle ticket for grand door prize with paid admission, free parking; contact DavidKorzendorfer, 208 Westledge Rd., West Simsbury, CT 06092, (860) 490-4370; Email: dkorzend27@comcast.net; Website: www.bristolgem.org

20-21DES MOINES, IOWA: Annual show; Des Moines Lapidary Society; Iowa State Fairgrounds Elwell Family Food Center, 3000 E Grand Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children 12 & under free; Gemstones, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, silver, crystals, cabochons, slabs, rough, specimen, tools, findings, children's activities, demonstrations, displays, and speakers.; contact ShowCommittee, P.O. Box 470, Des Moines, IA 50302; Email: DMLS.2018@DMLapidary.org; Website: www.DMLapidary.org/OurShow

20-21SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society; Springfield Expo Center, 635 East St. Louis Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; adults $6, students $3, children $1; rock and mineral specimens, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, grab bags, educational displays, silent auctions, guest speakers, free Rock Hound Starter Kit for children under 12 (while supplies last); contact LarryLillich, (417) 501-9690; Email: omgms.57@gmail.com; Website: www.omgms.rocks/show.html

20-21SOUTH CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Kanawha Rock & Gem Club; South Charleston Community Center, 601 Jefferson Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3.50; one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry, crystals, gemstones, fossils and more, free kids' activity table, pick a geode and be the first person to see inside, hourly door prizes, free parking; contact RobbinMaxwell, PO Box 4414, Clarksburg, WV 26302, (304) 695-1587; Email: mysticalcrystals1@hotmail.com

20-21COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club; National Guard Training and Community Center, 8180 Belden Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children $1; exhibits, tailgate sales, vendors, speakers, Kids' Corner, demonstrations, rock and mineral ID, agates, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads; contact MarthaMiss, 8445 Grange Blvd., Cottage Grove, MN 55016, (651) 459-0343; Email: info@rock-biz.biz; Website: www.MinnesotaMineralClub.org

20-21LEWISTON, IDAHO: Annual show; Hells Canyon Gem Club; Nez Perce County Fair Building, 1229 Burrell Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children 12 and under free with paid adult; displays, demonstrations, dealers, kids' corner, silent auction, door prizes every hour, grand prize Sunday; contact Mary LouNorthrup, (208) 743-6944; Email: mlandjl@yahoo.com; Website: www.hellscanyongemclub.com

20-21SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Rosa Mineral and Gem Society; Santa Rosa's Veteran's Building, 1351 Maple St; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6; Gold Panning demos, wire wrapping classes, 30+ many wonderful dealers!!!; contact JoleenCoon, (707)-849-9551; Website: www.SRMGS.org

20-21SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Sedona Gem and Mineral Club; Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children free ; Dealers, displays, kid's adventure, hourly and grand raffle prizes, minerals, rocks, agates, gemstones, crystals, jewelry, beads, and lapidary supplies.; contact PattiPolk, 3534 E. Bellevue St., Tucson, AZ 85716, (520)-237-0421; Email: webstuff1954@hotmail.com; Website: www.sedonagemandmineral.org

20-21CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS: Show and sale; South Suburban Earth Science Club - Prairie State College Natural Science Department; Prairie Center Gym, Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted St.; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; free; exhibits featuring fossils from Mazon Creek and Thornton Quarry, minerals, jewelry, lapidary, crystals and artifacts, as well as handmade jewelry, precious stones, fossils, crystals available for purchase; contact Jan Podbielski, (708) 625-5876; Email: ssescus@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.prairiestate.edu

20-21WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Whittier Gem & Mineral Society; Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Displays of collections, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations, educational children's activities, vendors, snack bar, silent auction, and raffle with hourly drawings; contact Yvonne Morton, 11319 Telechron Ave., Whittier, CA 90605, (562) 895-8667; Email: will.yvonne.morton@verizon.net; Website: wgmsca.com

26-28HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Rockingham County Fairgrounds - Commercial Exhibits Building, 4808 S. Valley Pike; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 (good all three days), children under age 16 free; jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals, wire wrap wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, minerals, meteorites, Southwestern jewelry and fossil dealers, hourly door prizes, precious stone ring grand prize; contact VanWimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; Email: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Website: www.toteshows.com

26-28SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and students $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturer prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

26-28GLEN ROSE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Dallas Paleontological Society; Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Biggs Blvd., Apt. 10208; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; free admission; contact MarkRandall, 2200 Uecker Drive, Apt. 10208, Lewisville, TX 75067, (469) 371-5309; Email: markrandall00@sbcglobal.net; Website: dallaspaleo.org

26-28CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Karmic Beads & Gems; Cloverdale History Center, 215 N. Cloverdale Blvd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; FREE; Karmic Beads & Gems Presents “Crystals 4 Critters” Cloverdale Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. FREE ADMISSION. Crystals, Minerals, Jewelry, Fossils, Beads, Singing Bowls, Cabachons, Australian Opal, Turquoise, Sugilite, Variscite & more! For show info : Jenny 619-261-8765 or karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com; contact Jennifer Macias, (619) 261-8765; Email: Karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com; Website: www.karmicbeadsandgems.rocks

27-28CANBY, OREGON: Rock and Mineral Show; Clackamette Mineral and Gem Society; Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 NE 4th Avenue; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free; Door prizes, raffle, special meteorite exhibit, gem tree making, demos, silent auction, slab and bargain lapidary rock sales.; contact BethHeesacker, 4145 NW Heesacker Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116; Email: heesacker@coho.net

27-28BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: "Octoberfest of Gems" club-retail show; Bellevue Rock Club; Vasa Park, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 20 dealers in minerals, fossils, tools, equipment, slabs, faceting rough, finished stones, children’s activity, door prizes, silent auction; contact BruceHimko, PO Box 1851, Bellevue, WA 98009; Email: bellevuerockclub@comcast.net; Website: www.bellevuerockclub.org/

27-28CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Annual show; Summit Lapidary & Akron Mineral Society; Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 E Bath Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children $1; Vendors, silent auction, demonstrations, gemstone ID, fluorescent minerals, geode cracking, Gem mine and crafts for children, Many displays, some are by our "GeoJunior" students, door prizes. handicap accessible and free parking.; contact EvelynTryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd, Kent, OH 44240, (330)-673-9664; Email: gemboree76@gmail.com; Website: gemboree.org

27-28OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Oklahoma City Mineral & Gem Society; Oklahoma State Fair Park, Modern Living Building, General Pershing Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children under 12 free; children’s crafts, door prizes, auctions, lapidary demos, fluorescent room; contact DougPollitt, Oklahoma City, OK 73151, (405) 719-8477; Website: OMGS-minerals.org

27-28SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: 82nd Annual Gem, Jewelry, Mineral and Rock Show; Sacramento Mineral Society; Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors $5, children under 12 free with a paid adult; minerals, fossils, beads, gemstones, meteorites, jade, gold, opals, slabs, cabochons, equipment, raffle, rough rock, demonstrations, kids' games and crafts, trick-or-tricking stations, come in Halloween costume, get a free prize, coupon for $1 off admission on website; contact AltyssaMeiszinger, PO Box 279291, Sacramento, CA 95827, (916) 662-5819; Email: gemshow@sacramentomineralsociety.org; Website: www.sacgemshow.com

27-28EVANSVILLE, INDIANA: Annual show; Evansville Lapidary Society; C K Newsome Community Center , 100 East Walnut Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults: $1, Kids 12 and Under: Free; 52 Annual show offering minerals, fossils, specimens, carvings, tools, cabochons, tumbled stones, jewelry, crystals, slabs, and rough, among others. Activities: hourly door prizes, silent auction, raffle, fluorescent display, & working demos. Plus, there will be a junior rockhound's booth, arrowheads and artifacts, and food trucks.; contact Sara Rappee, 413 North Park Dr., Evansville, IN 47710, (812) 589-3079; Email: sararappee@gmail.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Lapidary/

27-28PORT MOODY, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Annual show; Port Moody Rock and Gem Club; Kyle Centre, 125 Kyle Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission by donation; 2018 show theme is, "Fascination - Personal Stories Behind the Passion for Stone". There are many different facets to a rockhound. At our 2018 show, club members and special guests will be displaying what aspects of the earth sciences rock their worlds.; contact Andrew Danneffel; Email: rock.show@portmoody.rocks; Website: http://www.portmoody.rocks

November 2018

2-3HURRICANE, UTAH: Annual show; Southern Utah Rock and Gem Show; Washington County Legacy Park, 5500 West 700 South; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7; Free admission.; Vendors from all over displaying rocks, fossils, gems, opal, gold, petrified wood, dinosaur bone, lapidary rough, slabs, cabs, and crystals. Plus, there will be a silent auction and door prizes. There will be learning and hands on booths for kids on Friday morning. This is a great event for all ages.; contact Eric and Antonell Funk, (435) 609-9265; Email: antonellalr@yahoo.com

2-4SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions; Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail (US. 41); Daily 10-5; Admission $5.00 ($4.00 if you mention this listing)., Children under 16 free; Show & Sale of Gems-Jewelry-Crystals-Minerals and Beads.; contact FrankCox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; Email: frankcox@comcast.net; Website: frankcoxproductions.com

2-4EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Lane County Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and students $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturers' prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

2-4BLACK CANYON CITY, ARIZONA: Annual show; High Desert Helpers; High Desert Park, 19001 E. Jacie Lane, 20687 E Tara Springs Rd; Fri. 9-4; Free Admission; Located at the foot of the beautiful Bradshaw mountain range is our desert community park. Vendors will be selling rough rocks, minerals precut cabs, slabs, and jewelry. Inside the Desert Helpers Club house were our raffle is held you can get a bite to eat and have cold soda. ; contact BonnianneMartin, AZ, (509)-421-5242; Email: bonnim68@gmail.com

3-4ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: 51st Annual Opal, Gem & Jewelry Show; American Opal Society; Business Expo Center, 1960 S. Anaheim Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $3, children free; 11,000 square feet of opal, gem and jewelry dealers, displays, rough and cut stones, wire wrapping and jewelry making demonstrations, books and equipment, gemstone identification, geodes, gifts, gold panning, prize drawing, handicapped parking in front of the building; contact VeronicaPurpura, (714) 501-9959; Email: info@opalsociety.org; Website: http://opalsociety.org

3-4BREWER, MAINE: 14th Annual Rock & Gem Show; Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club; Brewer Auditorium, 318 Wilson St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults, seniors and students $2, children under 12 free; 20 vendors selling rocks, mineral specimens, fossils, gemstones, beads, gold and silver jewelry, and related products, special and unique Maine minerals, jewelry and products, hourly silent auction, door prizes; contact LanceShope, 38 Sunset Strip, Brewer, ME 04412, (207) 989-3342

3-4PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club; Plant City Strawberry Expo Hall, 303 N. Lemon Street, Plant City Strawberry Festival Expo Center, 303 N. Lemon Street, Plant City Strawberry Festival Expo Center; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5 - Teens 12-16 & Students with ID $4 - Active Military $4 - Kids under 12 FREE (with parent); Over 40 Vendors - Gems & Minerals - Beads - Fossils - Jewelry - Silent Auction - Tools & Lapidary Supplies - Jewelry-Making Supplies - Hourly Door Prizes - Life Demonstrations - Kid's Touch Table & Sluice Mining. For more information, visit us at TampaBayRockClub.com Discount coupon available.; contact Norma Jackson, 6036 Golf and Sea Blvd., APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572, (813) 695-0637; Email: fireweedarts@gmail.com; Website: TampaBayRockClub.com

3-4RIDGECREST, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Indian Wells Gem and Mineral Society; Desert Empire Fairgrounds, 520 South Richmond Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; 63rd Annual Show - free admission, display cases, door prizes, geode cutting & Field trip to Rainbow Ledge agate claim, Sunday at 9:30 AM.; contact John DeRosa, (760) 375-7905; Email: jfrocks@dslextreme.com

3-4OLD GREENWICH, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Stamford Mineralogical Society; Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Adults $6 Under 12 free with adult; Hourly door prizes, show grand prizes, mini-mine for kids. Free parking and discount tickets available at stamfordmineralsociety.org.; contact Howard Heitner; Email: info@stamfordmineralsociety.org; Website: stamfordmineralsociety.org

3-4ODESSA, TEXAS: Annual show; Midland Gem and Mineral Society Show; Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway, Building D; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults: $5; Children (6-18) $2; Children 5 and under Free admission; contact Linda, (432) 242-7057; Email: mgmstx@gmail.com

3-4CONCORD, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society; Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6. Kids under 16 free with adult. Free admission for scouts and military service personnel with ID.; Bring copy of Rock & Gem magazine for $1.00 off each person's admission fee. Kid activities. Demonstrators. T Rex skull. Grab bags and more. Free parking.; contact Mary Hicks, 9257790698; Email: maryhicks@comcast.net

9-11COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions Inc.; Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; $5 per day for parking; wholesale and retail show with 70 dealers; contact ReginaAumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; Email: mineralshowslld@gmail.com; Website: www.mineralshowslld.com

9-11SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc.; Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport, 2726 S. Grande Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Fossils, gems, jewelry, meteorites, beads, gift items and metaphysical supplies. Local, national, and international vendors include many miners and artisans.; contact ReginaAumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505)-867-0425; Email: MineralShowsLLD@gmail.com; Website: http://www.MineralShowsLLL.com

9-11BEREA, OHIO: 20th annual GemStreet USA show and sale; GemStreet USA; Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Jr. Fair Bldg., Bagley Road entrance; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults and seniors $7 (good all 3 days), $1 off coupon on website, kids under 12 and Scouts in uniform free; gemstones, minerals, fossils, jewelry, tools, beads, supplies, petrified wood, carvings, decorative items, free parking, door prizes; contact Jane Strieter Smith, PO Box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107; Email: JaneStrieter1946@gmail.com

9-11HAMBURG, NEW YORK: Annual show; GemStreet USA; Fairgrounds in Hamburg, 5600 McKinley Pkwy., Grange Bldg.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults and seniors $7 (good all 3 days), $1 off coupon on website, kids under 12 free; gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, beads, petrified wood, tools, supplies, carvings, metaphysical items and much more, free parking, hourly door prizes; contact Jane Strieter Smith, PO Box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107, (617) 512-6510; Email: Janestrieter1946@gmail.com; Website: GemStreetUSA.com

9-11PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and students $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturer prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

9-11HUMBLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Houston Gem and Mineral Society; Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults, Seniors, Children, Scouts; contact Scott Singleton, Show Chairman, 10805 Brooklet, Houston, TX 77099, (281) 530-0942; Email: show@hgms.org; Website: hgms.org

10-10MOUNTVILLE PA, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club; Trinity Church of Christ, 450 West Main Street, Mountville, Pa.; Sat. 8:30-4:30; $3.00 adults...$1.00 kids K though 12th grade; Very interactive show for visitors to engage with club members. Many experts in geology and paleontology will be present to answer questions. ; contact Christopher Haefner, 762 Harper Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601, (717) 606-4450; Email: silverfordinc@yahoo.com; Website: Facebook: Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club

10-11HESPERIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mining Supplies and Rock Shop; Hesperia, 16808 Main St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; contact Cyndy Mandell, 16808 Main St., Suite D-381, Hesperia, CA 92345, (760) 244-9642; Email: cynmandell@me.com; Website: miningsuppliesandrockshop.com

10-11EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Annual Fall Show; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th ST SW ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Mary AnnCollins, (206)-714-3922 ; Email: collma1@comcast.net

10-11FREEPORT, ILLINOIS: Annual show; North West Illinois Rock Club; Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, , Student Conference Center / Parking Lot A; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Donations; contact BrianGreen, (815)-745-2228; Email: bgreen57@hotmail.com; Website: nwilrockclubfrpt.blogspot.com

10-11SEDRO WOLLEY, WASHINGTON: ; Skagit Rock and Gem Club; Sedro Woolley Community Center, 703 Pacific Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free; Beautiful displays, kid's activities, silent auction, rock slab sales, lapidary demonstrations, raffle and door prizes along with our wonderful dealers.; contact Debbie Frank; Email: skagitrockandgem@gmail.com

10-11HESPERIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mining Supplies and Rock Shop; Midtown Square, 16808 Main St. Ste F; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; 2018 Rock, Mineral, Gem, Gold, and Jade Show. Come visit our many vendors selling jewelry, rocks, slabs, beads, etc. Cross Street is "C" Ave. For more information visit our web site at www.miningsuppliesandrockshop.com; contact Lois Papner, 16808 Main St. Ste D-381, Hesperia, CA 92345, (760) 508-1081; Email: lpapner@me.com

16-18COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; The Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society; Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; ages 16 and up $5, children under 16 free; jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, and tools for sale, geodes sold and cut, club members' rock collections on exhibit, lapidary demonstrations, South Carolina amethyst on display; contact SueShrader, PO Box 6333, Columbia, SC 29210, (803) 736-9317; Email: ashrader@mindspring.com; Website: www.cgms.rocks

16-18PORTLAND, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and student $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturers' prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

16-18EUREKA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Humboldt Gem and Mineral Society; Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris Street; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3 Children Ages 6-12 $1 Students Free on Friday; The Humboldt Gem & Mineral Society presents A 'Rainbow of Gems' featuring a large array of quality vendors selling gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, crystals, opal, cabs, and slabs. Fun and interesting lapidary demonstrations and a silent rock auction will also be held.; contact Diane Reed, CA, (707) 839-2079

16-18MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society; Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free; 33rd Annual Gem & Mineral Show; rocks, gemstones, minerals and fossils collected and sold all over the world, live lapidary and artisan demonstrations, mineral identification and instruction, buy and crack open your own geode, and hourly door prizes; contact Mary Ingram, (404) 915-3588; Website: http://www.cobbcountymineral.org/

17-18PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club; Longhorn Gym, W. Longhorn Rd. and N. McLane Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults, seniors and students $2, children 12 and under free; 18 vendors, fluorescent mineral display, silent auction, children's treasure hunt, spinning wheel, and activities; contact Becky Bagshaw, 8962 Fossil Creek Rd., Strawberry, AZ 85544, (928) 476-3419; Email: LBagsfam@aol.com

17-18WEST PALM BEACH 33411, FLORIDA: Annual show; Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches; Expo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00 or 2 day pass $14.00 Children under 12 are FREE; Over 80 dealers. Demonstrations. Hourly prize drawings. Grand Prize drawing. Raffle. Speakers. Geode cracking. Fossil Dig. Gem Mining.; contact Walt Triche, P. O. Box 18095, West Palm Beach, FL 33416, (561) 585-2080; Email: wtriche@gmail.com; Website: www.gemandmineralsociety.org

17-18LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Gem Miner's Holiday; Mid-Atlantic Gem & Mineral Association; Lebanon Valley Expo Center, 80 Rocherty Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; admission $5, children under 12 free; vendors with gems, jewelry, beads, minerals and fossils, gift and craft-related items, wholesale section available, hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing, handicap accessible; contact JillFeder, (908) 720-1774; Email: jillfeder.jf@gmail.com; Website: www.gem-show.com

17-18OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society; Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way; Sat. 10-5; free admission; contact StephanieHagiwara, PO Box 246, Oxnard, CA 93032, (805) 394-8002; Email: webmaster@oxnardgem.com; Website: www.oxnardgem.com

17-18MESQUITE, TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem & Mineral Society; Rodeo Center Exhibition Hall, 1800 Rodeo Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and students $8, family of 4 $20, children $4, Scouts in uniform free; door prizes, grand prize drawing, silent auction, fluorescent display, kids' area, demonstrations of wire wrapping, cabbing, knapping, gold panning, jewelry, slabs, rough, beads; contact DianaCase, PO Box 550395, Dallas, TX 75355, (469) 688-4057; Email: dgmscontracts@yahoo.com; Website: www.dallasgemandmineral.org

17-18CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Mystical Crystals; Harrison County Parks and Recreation Complex, 43 Recreation Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, children 12 and under free; gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals crystals and wire wrapped jewelry, high-quality displays; contact TomWatson, PO Box 4414, Clarksburg, WV 26302, (304) 695-1587; Email: mysticalcrystals1@hotmail.com

17-18LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA: Annual Rock and Gem Round Up; El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; free parking, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary supplies and craft vendors, free gem and mineral identification, gold panning, great raffle prizes, grand prize is a large amethyst cathedral (you don't need to be present to win), demonstrations, activities for the kids; contact MaryNess, 10101 Allenwood Way, Santee, CA 92071, (619) 449-0759; Email: ecvgms@gmail.com; Website: ecvgms.org

17-18SHORELINE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Crystallography Gem + Mineral Market; Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N, Pagoda Union Building; Sat. 10-6:30, Sun. 11-5; free admission, children must be accompanied by an adult; more than 35 vendors, rocks, minerals, crystals, gems, jewelry, beads, metaphysical tools, unique art, live painters, natural products, artists, crafters and healers, kids are welcome, but please do not leave them unattended (there are lots of fragile items here); contact Michelle Ferris, 117 E. Louisa St., PMB 169, Seattle, WA 98102, (206) 582-9157; Email: crystallographygems@gmail.com; Website: crystallographygems.com

17-18MADISON , WISCONSIN: Annual show; Madison Gem & Mineral Club; Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-5; $3.00-Adults, children age12 &under-free , parking is additional (2017 was$7.50 per car) ; 30 plus vendors displaying, along with demonstrations of cabochon making, gold panning, flint napping, gemstone faceting, and soapstone carving. A large club sales area will offer an extensive selection of cutting rough, slabs, fossils & mineral specimens. Plus, there will be a silent auction and hourly door prizes.; contact Burnies Rock Shop, 901 E. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53703, (608) 251-2601; Email: see show contact at our website; Website: www.madisonrockclub.org

17-18WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; worcester mineral club; national guard armory, 710 Lincoln st.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5. students and seniors $4. 12 and under free; 43 ed annual show exhibits demos hourly door prizes snack bar; contact ken Gliesman, 235 Brookfield rd, fiskdale, MA 01518, (508) 347-2155; Email: kgliesman@charter.net; Website: www.worcestermineealclub.org

17-18LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Livermore Valley Lithophiles Gem & Mineral Society; The 'BARN', 3131 Pacific Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5.00 Kids 12 and under FREE; The Glow Room, Children's Corner, Polished Rock Panning $1.00 Off coupon on website, also FREE return with hand stamp. Dealer space filled.; contact Bill Bish; Email: bcbish@att.net or info@lithophiles.com; Website: www.lithophiles.com

17-18MESA, ARIZONA: Show; Apache Junction Rock and Gem Show; Skyline High School, 845 S. Crimson Rd.; Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm; Adults $3, students with ID $1, free admission for youth under 12; This show benefits a scholarship fund for local students. Vendors from across Arizona will present rocks, gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals, jewelry supplies, and rare and unusual crystals. Plus, there will be activities for all ages and raffles and a silent auction; contact Tom Mortensen, (480) 620-8178; Email: tmorteno75@hotmail.com

23-25ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions; The Coliseum, 535 - 4th Ave. N.; Daily 10-5; adults $5 ($4 if you mention this listing), children under 16 free; show and sale of gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads; contact FrankCox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941) 954-0202; Email: frankcox@comcast.net; Website: frankcoxproductions.com

24-25SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Christmas In San Francisco Crystal Fair; Pacific Crystal Guild; Hall of Flowers, 1199-9th Avenue, Golden Gate Park; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $12 (good for both days), children under 12 free; contact JerryTomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966

24-25MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturers' prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

November 2018-December 2018

30-2ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: Christmas Show; Mountain Area Gem & Mineral Association; Camp Stephens, 263 Clayton Road; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; rain or shine, indoor and outdoor vendors, rocks, gems, crystals, minerals, fossils, artifacts and meteorites from North Carolina and around the world; contact RichardJacquot, PO Box 542, Leicester, NC 28748, (828) 779-4501; Email: rick@wncrocks.com; Website: www.americanrockhound.com

30-2SPRINGFIELD, OHIO: Annual show; GemStreet USA; Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, I-70 and S. Charleston Pike; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults and seniors $7 (good all 3 days), $1 off coupon on website, kids under 12 and Scouts in uniform free; gemstones, minerals, fossils, jewelry, tools, supplies, beads, decorative items, petrified wood, carvings, door prizes, free parking; contact Jane Strieter Smith, PO Box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107; Email: JaneStrieter1946@gmail.com

30-2SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions; Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail (US. 41); Daily 10-5; Admission $5.00 ($4.00 if you mention this listing)., Children under 16 free; Show and Sale of gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads.; contact FrankCox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; Email: frankcox@comcast.net; Website: frankcoxproductions.com

30-2COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and student $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturers' prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

30-2MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA: Show and sale; Montgomery Gem and Mineral Society; Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Federal Drive; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $2.00 daily or $3 for a weekend pass, free for children 18 and under with a student ID and one paid adult ticket; dealers will offer beads, crystals, geodes, rough, cabochons, gem stones, finished jewelry, tools, supplies, and mineral and fossil specimens, while club members display their individual collections and provide demonstrations on gem and rock cutting, faceting and cabochon making, free parking; contact Terry Fetzer; Email: gemshow@montgomerygemandmineralsociety.com; Website: montgomerygemandmineralsociety.com

30-2HUDSON, FLORIDA: Annual show; Withlacoochee Rockhounds 44th Annual Jewelry, Fossil, Mineral, & Gem Show; Veterans Memorial Park Gymnasium, 14333 Hicks Rd; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Adults $3, teens $1, under 12 free; Variety of dealers offering mineral and fossil specimens for beginners to advanced collectors, as well as gemstones, artisan jewelry, artisan stone and fossil knives, lapidary equipment, and cabochons, among others Also featuring hands-on activities for children, educational displays, and speakers/lecturers; contact Ralph Barber, (352) 200-6852; Email: barbersbloomers@hotmail.com; Website: https://www.withlacoocheerockhounds.com/annual-gem-show.html

December 2018

1-1CORNVILLE, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Verde River Rockhounds; Windmill Park, 9950 E. Cornville Road; Sat. 9-4; free admission; mineral specimens, crystals, decorative yard rock, cabochons, spheres, petrified wood, rough rock, slabs, loose gems, jewelry, rock art, meteorites, lapidary equipment and more, parking is free; contact Jan Avery; Email: jaelav334@gmail.com; Website: www.verderiverrockhounds.com

1-2BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society; Cora Harper Fitness Center, 840 S. Barstow Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers of rough rock, slabs, unique jewelry and lapidary gifts and minerals will be present. Demonstrations, a petrified wood display by Walt Wright, along with 30 displays will be featured. Grab bags and a 'Wheel of Fortune' for the kids are scheduled. Plus, silent auctions will take place both days, including a Genie & Raffle. ; contact Danny Watts, P.O. Box 138, Barstow, CA 92312, (760) 373-1309; Email: dvwatts@msn.com; Website: www.mdgms.net

1-2BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society; Cora Harper Fitness Center, 841 S. Barstow Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers of rough rock, slabs, unique jewelry & lapidary gifts, minerals. Demonstrations. Petrified Wood display by Walt Wright +30 displays. Famous Grab Bags & Wheel of Fortune for the kids. Silent auctions both days including a Genie & Raffle. Barstow is the home of Diamond Pacific. ; contact Danny Watts, P.O. Box 138, Barstow, CA 92312, (760) 373-1309; Website: www.mdgms.net

1-2PINECREST, FLORIDA: Show and sale; MIAMI MINERALOGICAL AND LAPIDARY GUILD; EVELYN GREER PARK, 8200 SW 124 Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $6, free for children under 12 with paid adult admission; exhibits, displays, demonstrations, raffles, and vendors showcasing mineral and fossil specimens, gemstones, fine jewelry and artisan-crafted collectibles, children’s activities include jewelry-making sessions, surprise grab-bags, gem prospecting, and geode splitting; contact Sandy Mielke, 2434 Swanson Avenue, Miami, FL 33133; Email: webguy@mmlg-inc.org; Website: www.miamigemandmineral.com

7-9LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA: 22nd Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show; Mammoth Rock Shows; Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, entrance on Davis Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (good for 3 days), children under 16 free; more than 40 dealers, collector minerals, fossils, rough rock specimens, gold and silver findings, tools and lapidary equipment, beads, jewelry creations, loose and mounted precious stones, on-site jewelry repairs, $20 gift certificates given out every hour, Treasure Chest, grand door prize drawing Sunday, free parking; contact RichardHightower, 78 Emerald Hill, Franklin, NC 28734, (828) 369-7226; Email: staff@mammothrock.com; Website: www.mammothrock.com

7-9SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and student $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturers' prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

8-9EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: 7th Annual Winter Rock and Mineral Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th ST SW ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Mary AnnCollins, (206)-714-3922 ; Email: collma1@comcast.net

8-9FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Mid-Tennesse Gem & Mineral Society; Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $1, children 11 and under free; more than 30 dealers, plus classes, speakers, exhibits, demonstrations, silent auction, hourly door prizes, handmade silver, stone, and Native American jewelry, lapidary and faceting rough, slabs, fossils and mineral specimens, supplies, tools, jewelry-making classes; contact JohnMartin, 1212 Firefly Road, Hermitage, TN 37076, (615) 210-5385; Email: mbdjewelry@aol.com; Website: www.mtgms.org

8-9FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Middle Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society; Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $1, children under 12 free; door prizes approximately every hour, grand prize at the conclusion of the show; contact TeresaEstes, 2329 Rader Ridge Road, Antioch, TN 37013; Email: showmtgms.org; Website: mtgms.org

8-9LEESVILLE, LOUISIANA: Annual show; DeRidder Gem and Mineral Society; Leesville Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 276 HM Stevens Blvd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors-$2; Children under 12-Free; contact Bridget, (318) 730-7725; Email: bmjoubert@aol.com; Website: https://rockngemswla.com

14-16SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and student $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturers' prices, exhibitors from all over the world, jewelry repair and ring sizing while you shop, free hourly door prizes; contact YooyNelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

January 2019

11-13GLOBE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Gila County Gem & Mineral Society; Gila County Fair Grounds, 900 E. Fairgrounds Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3; more than 40 displays, numerous vendors, lapidary equipment, jewelry, books, mineral specimens, copper art, demonstrations of bead making, silver smithing, wire wrapping, Fossil and Gem Pit; contact JodiBrewster, (623) 810-9780; Email: jodibrewster66@gmail.com; Website: gilagem.org

11-13LARGO, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Pinellas Geologial Society; Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5; Free - $2.00 donation for hourly drawing; Free Kids Rock Bags, Silent Auction, Hourly drawings; contact Leona Feldhausen, 2655 Nebraska Ave #247, Palm Harbor, FL 34684; Email: sheffieldleona@gmail.com; Website: www.PGS.Rocks

25-27TYLER, TEXAS: Annual show; East Texas Gem and Mineral Show; Tyler, Texas, 420 Rose Park Dr; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5.00, Students $1.00. Free admission for kids under 12 and scouts in uniform.; Our 23rd Annual Show features outstanding vendors offering gemstones, jewelry, minerals, fossils, wire wrapping, decorator items, geodes, and meteorites. The renowned Rock Food Table will be on display, and attendees can enjoy demonstrations and show cases. Fun for the whole family. ; contact Keith Harmon, Show Chairman, 9116 US Highway 84 West, Rusk, TX 75785; Email: keithharmon19@yahoo.com; Website: etgms.com

February 2019

2-3MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Brevard Rock and Gem Club; Kiwanis Recreation Center, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5, $1 off coupon in Florida Today or website (centralfloridagems.org), free for kids under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult; will include more than 20 vendors selling hand made and finished jewelry, rocks, minerals, slabs, gemstones, and gem trees, sluice and spinning wheels, a silent auction, door prizes and a grand prize, and faceting and cabbing demonstrations.; contact Rosalind Mestre, 1867 Longleaf Rd, Cocoa, FL 32926-6449, (321) 431-0159; Email: roz.mestre@att.net

8-10QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Quartzsite Gold, Treasure and Craft Show; QIA Building, 235 N. Ironwood; Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-3; $5 Admission good for all three days; Vendors, inside and out, selling and demonstrating gold prospecting equipment, nuggets, jewelry, coins and more. Speakers demonstrations, questions and answers regarding metal detectors and other prospecting equipment. Plus, there will be door prizes including gold nuggets, and metal detectors, among others.; contact Richard Trusty, (651) 587-6136; Email: QuartzsiteAZGoldShow@gmail.com; Website: QuartzsiteAZGoldshow.com

9-10OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: 54th Annual ; Whidbey Island Gem Club; Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free; We are honored to be hosting local artist's offering rare and one-of-a-kind jewelry. As well as dealers with spectacular earth made gem's and precious mineral specimens, along with pre-cut slabs to make your own masterpiece at home. Additional activities include a silent auction for rough materials and a spinning wheel.; contact Keith Ludemann, (360) 675-1837; Email: rock9@whidbey.net

15-17INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites; Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; GeoFest is included with museum admission: $14.95 for adults, $13.95 for seniors, $12.95 for Indiana college students and $9.95 for children. Group rates are available.; Retail show will include dealers, regional clubs, and adult and kid's activities in a beautiful museum building.; contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-7172; Email: pfisherkeller@indianamuseum.org; Website: www.indianamuseum.org

16-17ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antioch Lapidary Club; Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 West 10th Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and students $6, children under 12, Scouts in uniform and active military with ID free; jewelry, gems, findings, supplies, auction grab bags, exhibits, hands-on projects for kids, free parking; contact BrendaMiguel, 1201 West 10th Street, Antioch, CA 94509, (925) 301-6957; Email: brenda.miguel@yahoo.com; Website: www.antiochlapidaryclub.com

23-24VALLEJO 94589, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society; Mc Cormack Hall, Solano county fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, , Mc Cormack Hall Solano County Fairgrounds; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6.00, children under 12 free , $1 off coupon @vjgems.org; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society proudly presents its 53rd annual gem & mineral show and sale, February 22nd & 23rd 10AM-5PM. 40 artisan dealers, with jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, crystals, jade, turquoise, opals and meteorites. Free hourly drawings, demonstrations, free parking, grab bags, and geo-cracking.; contact Dan Wolke, 255 Essex Way, Benicia, CA 94510, (707) 334-2950; Email: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Website: Vjgems.org

23-24JACKSON , MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society ; Mississippi Trade Mart on State Fairgrounds, 1200 Mississippi St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5:30; Adults $6, students $3, scouts and leaders in uniform $2, and free admission for children 5 and under; More than 25 dealers of gems, fossils, minerals, jewelry, lapidary tools, beads, and more; demonstrations of lapidary art including flint knapping, cabochon cutting, and jewelry making; exhibits and educational opportunities by colleges and state organizations; youth activities; hands-on exploration table; displays by MGMS members of their own collections or lapidary work; hourly door prizes, and a grand prize drawing ; contact Leslie Lane, 176 Tazan Avenue, Florence, MS 39073-8720, (601) 344-8171; Website: http://missgems.org

23-24ALBANY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York State Museum; New York State Museum, Empire Plaza, 222 Madison Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5 and free admission for children under 12; featuring minerals, fossils, gems, and books offered by 30 dealers, and displays and museum tours; contact michael hawkins, 3140 CEC, Albany, NY 12230; Email: mhawkins@mail.nysed.gov; Website: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/

March 2019

1-3SHARONVILLE , OHIO: Annual show; GemStreet USA; Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults & Seniors $7, Kids under 12 free; GemStreet USA show & sale will have gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, findings, silver, gold, precious stones, tools, display items, metaphysical items, cords, Kazuri beads and crack your own geodes. Ticket good all 3 days, free parking, hourly door prizes.; contact Jane; Email: JaneStrieter1946@gmail.com

1-3SHARONVILLE, OHIO: Annual show; GemStreet USA; Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $7 Adults & seniors; Kids under 12 free; GemStreet USA show & sale will have gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, tools, supplies, silver, gold, cords, metaphysical items, meteorites, crack your own geodes. Free parking, ticket good all day hourly door prizes.; contact Jane Strieter Smith, PO box 770680, lakewood, OH 44107, (617) 512-6510; Email: Janestrieter1946@gmail.com; Website: GemstreetUSA.com

1-3LARGO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Suncoast Gem and Mineral Society (SGAMS); Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. N.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 donation for adults and $4 for students good for all three days, free admission for children under 6, save $1 by presenting flier, military ID, or an ad from the Tampa Bay Times or website; 49th annual show and sale featuring finished and rough gems presented by dealers and SGAMS members, also on offer is jewelry, beads, minerals and tools; additional highlights include a grand prize drawing, silent auction, member display cases, demonstrators, gem mining and grab bags; contact Bill Schmidt, Suncoast Gem and Mineral Society, P.O. Box 13254, St Petersburg, FL 33733-3254; Email: SGAMSgemshow@gmail.com; Website: www.sgams.com

2-3ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: Annual show; East KingCo Rock Club; Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. NW; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; gem, jewelry and mineral dealers offering metaphysical crystals, collector specimens, cabbing material, jewelry-making supplies, lapidary equipment, stone sculpture exhibit presented by the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association, free "What's my rock?" identification, door prizes, silent auction, kids' activities; contact CindySmith, PO Box 2203, Redmond, WA 98073; Email: showchair@eastkingco.org; Website: www.eastkingco.org

2-3WILMINGTON 19803, DELAWARE: Show and sale; Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. ; DoubleTree by Hilton, Wilmington, DE, 4727 Concord Pike (Rt-202); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5; $6, $5 for seniors, $4 for children between age 12 and 16, and free for children under 12 and scouts in uniform when accompanied by an adult; educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, displays from regional and university museums, a roster of fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing and a children’s sales table; contact Eugene Hartstein, DE; Email: Fossilnut@yahoo.com; Website: www.delminsociety.net

2-3CALDWELL , IDAHO: Annual show; Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society; O'Connor Field House, 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $4 kids 11 and under free w/adult; Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society’s 65th annual rock and gem show will feature dealers and demonstrators, display cases, silent auction, wheel of gems, sand dig, and door prize; contact Darell Ehlers, 1301 Anderson Corner Rd, Parma , ID 83660, (674) 121-3; Email: ddehlers@fmtc.com; Website: www. Oyheerocks.com

7-10DEMING, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Deming Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.; SWNM State Fairgrounds in Deming, 4300 Raymond Reed Blvd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free admission; 54th Annual Rockhound Roundup. Everything from rough rock to finished jewelry and equipment for sale. Plus, there will be demonstrations, silent and live auctions, guided field trips, activities for youth, raffle and gift drawings, and a variety of food. There is something for everyone; contact Marilyn Page, P.O. Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031, (575) 544-9019; Email: thedgms@gmail.com; Website: thedgmsclub.com

8-10BEREA, OHIO: Annual show; GemStreet USA; Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Bagley Road Entrance; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults & seniors $7, kids under 12 free, scouts in uniforms free; GemStreet USA show & sale will be have gemstones, minerals, fossils, geodes, beads, jewelry, tools, petrified wood, sculptures, gold, silver, turquoise, chains, findings, meteorites and so much more. The ticket is good all three days, plenty of free parking, and hourly door prizes.; contact Jane Smith, PO box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107, (617) 512-6510; Email: Janestrieter1946@gmail.com; Website: GemstreetUSA.com

9-10FILER, IDAHO: 69th Annual Show; Magic Valley Gem Club; Twin Falls County Fairground, 215 Fair Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $2 children under 12 years old free if accompanied by an adult; Displays by: Herrett’s Museum, Hagerman Fossil Beds, and Snake River Gold Prospector’s Association. A group of 11 dealers will present items for sale, while silent auctions, door prizes, and demonstrations will take place. A hands-on mineral table, educational exhibits, wheel of fortune, polished rock grab bags, geode cracker, and a grand prize drawing will also be presented.; contact Chris Funk, (208) 539-5369; Email: rmetts@magicvalleygemclub.org

9-10WEST BEND, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Kettle Moraine Geological Society; Washington County Fair Park and Convention Centre, 3000 Hwy PV - Pleasant Valley Road, Exit 65 off Hwy 45 - (Just 25 minutes north of Milwaukee) Just ½ Block East of Hwy 45 / 2.5 Miles North of Hwy 60 / 6 Miles South of Hwy 33; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3.00 Adults / Children under 12 free / Armed Services & Scouts and 4-H in Uniform free; Come See, Learn and Experience about: Agates, minerals, gem stones, fossils, jewelry, lapidary, wire wrapping, cabochons and “cabbing”, fluorescent minerals, Native American artifacts, flint knapping, geological and earth history displays, speakers and demonstrations, and club sales.; contact John Rettler, 1921 West Sumner Street, Rubicon, WI 53078, 2626170022; Email: johnrettler@gmail.com; Website: kmgsrocks.com

15-17JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem and Mineral Society; Jackson County Fairgrounds, 200 W. Ganson St.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free; Activities for kids, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, demonstrators, raffle, exhibits, displays, lapidary supplies, door prize drawings, and three days of silent auctions. ; contact Sally Hoskin, (517) 522-3396; Email: info@mgmsrockclub.com; Website: http://www.mgmsrockclub.com

15-17ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Abq. Gem & Mineral Club; Expo NM State Fairgrounds, Creative Arts. Bdg. , 300 San Pedro NE, 87108; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $3, Kids under 13 are Free, Friday is DOLLAR DAY; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Expo, Mar. 15-17, 2019. $3 Admission and free admission for kids under 13. Door prizes, raffle, silent auctions, displays, junior table. 50 dealers offering gemstones, mineral specimens, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, and equipment. ; contact Jay Penn, 2324 Alvarado Dr. NE, Albuquerque, CO 80440, (505) 883-4195; Email: jaypenn246@gmail.com

16-17SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd, Pavilion Building; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, kids 12 and under free, military free; Get $1 off admission with coupon from website: www.scvgms.org. Active & retired military & their dependents free with Military ID.; contact Sonia Dyer, CA, (408) 629-5735; Email: sonia.dyer@sbcglobal.net; Website: www.scvgms.org

16-17MISSOULA, MONTANA: Annual show; Hellgate Mineral Society - Missoula MT; Hilton Garden Inn, 3720 North Reserve St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2 children under 14 free; We will have 14 vendors selling all aspects of the lapidary trade. We will be demonstrating cab making, faceting, wire wrapping & flint knapping. We have one table especially for the kids, where they dig through the gravel and pick out gemstones. We also have a club table, selling grab bags, mineral; contact Neil Maier, (406) 240-1079; Email: attitoodz@yahoo.com

16-17DOTHAN, ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem and Mineral Club; Houston County Farm Center, 1701 East Cottonwood Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission.; The Dothan Gem and Mineral Show is the place to find minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary rough, beads and handcrafted items, such as cabachons, jewelry and knapped knives; hourly door prizes, on-going silent auction, and grab bags for children; contact Jeff DeRoche, 121 W. Crawford St., Dothan, AL 36301, (334) 673-3554; Email: arlambert@comcast.net

22-24SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 60th Anniversary Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show; Rock Rollers of Spokane, WA; Spokane County Fair and Event Center, N 404 Havana; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6 (good all weekend), seniors and military $5, Scouts in uniform free, children 12 and under free with paid adult; more than 40 dealers, 60 display cases, fossils, crystals, minerals, specimens, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize, free parking; contact MikeShaw, (509) 251-1574; Email: showchair@rockrollers.org; Website: www.rockrollers.org

23-24ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Roseville Rock Rollers Gem & Mineral Society; @the Grounds (Placer County Fairgrounds), 800 All America Blvd., off Washington; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; ; educational activities, more than 60 vendors, and many exhibits throughout the fairgrounds; contact Gloria, PO Box 452, Roseville, CA 95661, (916) 216-1114; Email: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Website: www.rockrollers.com/show.html

23-24HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS: Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club; Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St. (Route 9); Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5 - 12 and under free with paid adult - scouts in uniform free; exhibits, FREE rock and mineral identification, complimentary mineral specimen for children, and drawings; contact Helen Rodak, MA, (413) 586-6691; Email: helenrodak@gmail.com; Website: www.westernmassmineralshow.com

29-31 INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agricluture/Horticulture Building, 1202 E. 38th Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults: $5.00 — ticket good all 3 days. Free admission for children under age 16.; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the country. Gifts for children.; contact Van Wimmer, Sr., 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153-8025, (540) 384-6047; Email: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Website: www.toteshows.com

April 2019

6-7ORANGE, CONNETICUT: Annual show; The New Haven Mineral Club; Amity Regional Middle School, 100 Ohman Ave.; Sat. 9:30am-5pm, Sun. 9:30am-5pm; $6 donation for adults and free admission for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult; 46th annual show featuring minerals, gems, jewelry and fossils offered by dealers, along with door prizes, lectures, and demonstrations; contact A. Doyle; Email: president@newhavenmineralclub.org; Website: http://newhavenmineralclub.org/

13-14EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: April Rock Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th St. SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206) 714-3922; Email: collma1@comcast.net

27-28KENT, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Crystallography Gem + Mineral Market; Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N, 3801 S. Alaska St., #208; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission, children must be accompanied by an adult; more than 50 vendors, crystals, rocks, minerals, gems, fossils and jewelry, beads, metaphysical tools, unique art, live painters, natural products, artists, crafters and healers, kids are welcome, but please do not leave them unattended (there are lots of fragile items here); contact Michelle Ferris, 117 E. Louisa St., PMB 169, Seattle, WA 98102, (206) 582-9157; Email: crystallographygems@gmail.com; Website: crystallographygems.com

27-28SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; West Seattle Rock Club; Alki Masonic Temple, 4736 40th Avenue SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free; contact Annette Nelson; Email: wsrc.show@gmail.com; Website: www.westseattlerockclub.org

May 2019

4-5CINCINNATI, OHIO: Annual show; Cincinnati Mineral Society, Cincinnati Dry Dredgers; Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults $9, $12 two-day pass; $3 for children. Free admission for scouts in uniform and teachers with ID with one paid adult admission. ; contact Terry Huizing, 5341 Thrasher Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45247, (513) 574-7142; Email: tehuizing@fuse.net; Website: www.geofair.com

18-19WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN: Show and sale; Wisconsin Geological Society; Muellner Building - Hart Park , 72nd and State Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $3 or 2 for $5, Children free, parking free; The show features 20+ dealers from all over the Midwest who sell lapidary supplies, tools, books, rough material, slabs, finished specimens, cabochons, jewelry, carvings, fossils, and more. Children’s activities, exhibits, displays and presentations round out the show. ; contact Paul Schmidt, 8213 Red Arrow Ct., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, (414) 771-8668; Email: pvs@wi.rr.com

24-26SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Boulevard; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults: $5.00 — ticket is good all 3 days. Free admission for children under age 16.; Memorial Day weekend. Dealers include jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the country, who can repair or make original designs. Custom work done while you wait. Opals, gem stones, pearls, gem trees and crafts with stones. Gifts for children.; contact Van Wimmer, Sr., 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153-8025, (540) 384-6047; Email: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Website: www.toteshows.com

25-26ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS: Annual show; CGMA (Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association); Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5; Seniors (62) $3; Students $3; Two-day Passes available. Free admission for active Military Service Personnel with ID, scouts in uniform, and kids under 13.; Over 30 Dealers, Special Exhibits, Demonstrators, Kids Korner, Door Prizes, and More. Wholesale Room (requires current state taxID and trade credentials). Free Parking - Air Conditioned - Food Available ; contact Debby Ballot, 4N605 Snowbird Ct., Campton Hills, IL 60175, (630) 272-8275; Email: demarrex1@att.net; Website: www.cgma.rock

June 2019

1-1MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Pennsylvania Earth Science Association (PESA); Macungie Memorial Park, 70 Poplar St.; Sat. 8:30am-3pm; admission $2 for adults, free for children; the Spring Mineralfest features gems, fossils, lapidary and minerals offered by more than 50 dealers situated indoor and outdoors; along with free gold panning and door prizes; contact PESA; Website: https://www.facebook.com/Pennsylvania-Earth-Sciences-Association-PESA-mineralfest-and-clubs-1555170821375067/

6-9FAIRPLAY, COLORADO: Annual show; Jay Penn; Fairplay, CO River Park Event Site , 300 Platte Dr., Platte drive west of Rt. 285; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free admission, Free Parking; Fairplay Gem, Mineral & Jewelry, Show, June 6-9, 2019, @ Fairplay, Colorado River Park Event Site. This outdoor event is open 9am - 5pm daily. FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING. 24 dealers with gemstones, mineral specimens, slabs, rough, jewelry, cabochons, beads, fossils, petrified wood, and equipment.; contact Jay Penn, 2324 Alvarado Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 883-4195; Email: amypenn246@gmail.com; Website: http://abqfallshow.wixsite.com/fairplay

6-9FAIRPLAY, COLORADO: Annual show; Jay Penn; Fairplay River Park Event Site, Platte Dr. west of Rt. 285, Platte drive west of Rt. 285; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free; Fairplay Gem, Mineral & Jewelry, Show, June 6-9, 2019, @ Fairplay, Colorado River Park Event Site. This outdoor event is open 9am - 5pm daily. FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING. 24 dealers with gemstones, mineral specimens, slabs, rough, jewelry, cabochons, beads, fossils, petrified wood, equipment.; contact Jay Penn, 2324 Alvarado Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 203-1900; Email: amypenn246@gmail.com

14-15LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club; Hoffman Bullding, Solanco Fairgrounds, Quarryville Pa, 172 South Lime Street, Quarryville Pa 17566; Fri. 9:30-5:30, Sat. 9:30-4; Adults $4.00 Kids K through grade 12 $1.00; Kids activities daily. A world-class display of trilobites and other fossils. Minerals from around the world. Engaging vendors. Speeches on Saturday in adjacent building as part of admission; contact Christopher Haefner, 762 Harper Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601, (717) 606-4450; Email: silverfordinc@yahoo.com

August 2019

10-11EDMOND, WASHINGTON: Summer Rock and Mineral Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th ST SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206) 714-3922, 2067143922; Email: collma1@comcast.net

September 2019

27-29INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agriculture/Horticulturre Building, 1202 E. 38th Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults: $5.00 — ticket good all 3 days. Free admission for children under age 16.; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the country. Class available and gifts for the children.; contact Van Wimmer, Sr., 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153-8025, (540) 384-6047; Email: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Website: www.toteshows.com

November 2019

9-10EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th ST SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206) 714-3922; Email: collma1@comcast.net

December 2019

7-8EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Winter Rock and Mineral Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th ST SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206) 714-3922; Email: collma1@comcast.net