Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

Rock & Gem Show Dates

 
 

February 2020

22-23VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society; Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Drive; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6 ($1 off admission coupon at www.vjgems.org), free admission for children under 12; 55th Annual Vallejo Gem & Mineral Show, 40 vendors offering jewelry, gems, fossils, minerals, meteorites, demonstrations, displays, and activities for children ; contact Debra Duhon, Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society, P.O. Box 706, Vallejo, CA 94590-0706, (415) 254-1506; Email: dduhonvgms@gmail.com; Website: vjgems.org

February 2020-March 2020

28-1COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 (all-weekend access); Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

March 2020

6-8NEWARK , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley; Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Cost of admission TBD; Auction 2 p.m. Saturday ; contact Beth Farmer, PO Box 2145, Castro Valley, CA 94546, (510) 887-9007; Email: Info@mgscv.org; Website: MGSCV.org

6-8DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 (all-weekend access); Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

7-8VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society; Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; A southern California tradition for 58 years, featuring more than 15 vendors, 50 exhibits of gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary arts, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Richard Slyker, CA; Email: info@vgms.org; Website: www.vgms.org

7-8SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 - 9th Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $12 for adults, free admission for children under 12; Over 50 vendors from the U.S. and internationally offering minerals, crystals, beads, gems, and jewelry; contact Jerry Tomlinson, 415-383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: http://www.crystalfair.com

13-15VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club; Stoddard Wells Rock Hound Tailgate, Stoddard Wells and Bell Mountain Roads, Cross St. Dale Evans Parkway; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; Slabs and cabs, findings and equipment, minerals and fossils, rough, jewelry, activities for children, auction; contact Ruben Martinez, 15056-B Seventh Street, Victorville, CA 92395, (760) 490-8263; Email: rmstonewalk54@gmail.com; Website: vvgmc.org

14-15TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; The Mother Lode Mineral Society; Stanislaus Fairgrounds, 900 North Broadway; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, free admission for children under 12 and military personnel; Educational and interactive show with 45 dealers offering minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, tools and equipment, meteorites, with 60 exhibits including Tethys Ocean Project, speakers, a fluorescent room, gem identification, hands-on kids activities - including an animatronic dinosaur; contact Terry McMillin, (209) 484-4416; Website: http://www.turlockgemshow.com

21-22LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club; Trinity Hall, 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free admission; Dealers offering minerals, fossils, beads, stone carvings, gems, lapidary rough and artisan jewelry, and activities for children; contact Georgina Silva, P.O. Box 443, Lemoore, CA 93245; Email: lemooregemandmineralclub@gmail.com; Website: http://lemooregemandmineralclub.org

21-22SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, free admission for children 12 and under, active military and dependents, veterans, and first responders with valid ID; View a large display of petrified wood, arrowheads, displays, demonstrations; contact Missy Fox, 16344 Shady View Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95032, (408) 356-7711; Email: jfox152@comcast.net; Website: www.scvgms.org

28-29ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society; Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, seniors (60+) $5, visit www.rockrollers.com/show for a discount coupon for admission, free admission for children 12 and under; parking $10; More than 60 vendors offering a variety of materials, demonstrations, displays, and free mineral and gem identification, and activities for children; contact James Hutchings; Email: jhutchings22@hotmail.com; Website: http://www.rockrollers.com/show.html

28-29TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society; Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; Various rough and polished stones for sale, demonstrations, displays, and activities for children; contact Nancy Pekarek, 2122 W. 233rd Street, Torrance, CA 90501, (310) 561-8152; Email: pekareks@hotmail.com; Website: https://southbaylapidaryandmineralsociety.com

April 2020

3-5VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem & Mineral Society; Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2940 N Santa Fe Ave.; Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; free admission; Open-air rockhound event, rain or shine, with jewelry, rocks, gems, minerals, rough, cabochons, slabs, tools; contact Ray Pearce, 753 Abbywood Drive, Oceanside, CA 92057, (760) 726-7570; Email: raysrocks@cox.net; Website: http://www.vistarocks.org/

4-5CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Paradise Gem and Mineral Club; Silver Dollar Fair Grounds, 2357 Fair Street; Sat. 9-5; Adults $4, free admission for children 12 and under; Celebrating the club's 70th birthday! Show theme is "From the Fire, We Rise," features vendors, displays, and activities for children; contact Trish Haggerty, 15267 Northlake Rd, Magalia, CA 95954, (530) 966-5112; Email: Hagboyz5@gmail.com; Website: www.ParadiseGem.org

11-12MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club; Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, free admission for children 14 and under; Dealers selling gems, minerals, gold, rock rough, slabs, jewelry, supplies with a silent auction, geode cutting, speakers, demonstrations, and admission to the California State Mining and Mineral Museum is free during the show; contact Meredith Meehan, CA

17-19SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire ; Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 (all-weekend access); Vendors offering fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, beads, crystals, gold and silver, and minerals, jewelry repair and cleaning, demonstrations and displays; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

18-19WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $12, free admission for children under 12; Contra Costa Crystal Fair, over 35 vendors of gems, minerals, jewelry; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: www.crystalfair.com

24-26SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire ; Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 (all-weekend access); Vendors offering fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, beads, crystals, gold and silver, and minerals, jewelry repair and cleaning, demonstrations and displays; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

25-26LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; More than 30 vendors, daily field trips, demonstrations, displays, and activities for children; contact Susan Chaisson-Walblom; Email: slchaisson@yahoo.com; Website: www.avgem.weebly.com

25-26ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pasadena Lapidary Society; Arcadia Masonic Center, 50 W. Duarte Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Show theme: “Inspiration Unearthed,” 63rd Annual Tournament of Gems, featuring gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry displays, dealers, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Ellen Ferrell, President, (727) 512-0381; Email: Ellenbf2007@aol.com; Website: www.pasadenalapidary.org

25-26SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society; Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $6; Spring show with a variety of vendors, jewelry, gemstones, lapidary supplies and rough stone, fossils, mineral specimens, and displays; contact Dave Duncan; Website: http://www.scrockngem.org

May 2020

1-3PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 (all-weekend access); Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

1-3YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Yucaipa Valley Gem and Mineral Society (YVGMS); Downtown Yucaipa, Yucaipa Blvd and Adams St ; Fri. 6-9, Sat. 12-9, Sun. 12-6; free admission; Part of the Yucaipa city-wide Music and Arts Festival, show features more than 15 vendors, raffles, activities for children including geode cracking; contact Lee Peterson, PO Box 494, Yucaipa, CA 92399, (909) 794-0731; Email: grandpasgems@gmail.com; Website: yvgms.org

8-10SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 (all-weekend access); Vendors offering fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, beads, crystals, gold and silver, and minerals, jewelry repair and cleaning, demonstrations and displays; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

15-17COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire ; OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 (all-weekend access); Vendors offering fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, beads, crystals, gold and silver, and minerals, jewelry repair and cleaning, demonstrations and displays; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

22-24SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 (all-weekend access); Vendors offering fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold and silver, and minerals, jewelry repair and cleaning, demonstrations and displays; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

June 2020

6-7SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $12, free admission children 12 and under; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: www.crystalfair.com

19-21SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 (good for the weekend); Vendors offering fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, beads, crystals, gold and silver, and minerals, jewelry repair and cleaning, demonstrations and displays; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

26-28LOKE, CALIFORNIA: Show; California Federation of Mineralogical Societies; Like Grape Festival & Harvest Fair, 413 East Lockeford Street; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, seniors $5, free admission for children 12 and under, military personnel active and veterans and dependents with valid military ID card; Dealers offering rocks, gems, lapidary supplies and tools, beads, demonstrations, rock and mineral identification service, exhibitions, and activities for children; contact Margaret Kolaczyk; Email: Markolaczyk@gmail.com; Website: cfmsinc.org

27-28CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Culver City Rock & Mineral Club; Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free admission; Featured gemstone of the show is amazonite; dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, and displays; contact Janice Metz, CA, (310) 850-4398; Email: culvercityrocks35@gmail.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/972433519805471/

August 2020

8-9WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive (at Broadway); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $12, free admission for children under 12; More than 35 dealers; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371 , Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: www.crystalfair.com

September 2020

12-13ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Luis Obispo Gem and Mineral Club; South County Regional Center, 800 West Branch Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, free admission for children 12 and under; Dealers selling an array of gems, minerals, fossils, carvings, jewelry, lapidary, and demonstrations and displays; contact Mary Rafferty, P. O. Box 563, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406; Email: show@slogem.org; Website: http://www.slogem.org/show.htm

26-27LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club; Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Ave. H.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; Dealers, demonstrations, presentations, and activities for children; contact Allison McClung, (661) 839-7403; Email: ali_cares@aol.com; Website: palmdalegemandmineral.org

26-27LODI, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Stockton Lapidary And Mineral Club; Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6 (Save $2 with this listing or a photo of the mention), free admission for children 12 and under; contact Anne Nishioka, 3136 East Anita Street, Stockton, CA 95205, (209) 598-4027; Email: annehnishioka@yahoo.com; Website: stocktonlapidary.org

October 2020

10-11WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive (at Broadway); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $12, free admission for children under 12; More than 35 dealers for the Fall Contra Costa Crystal Fair; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: www.crystalfair.com

11-11FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society; Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Museum, 123 W. Alvarado St.; Sun. 9-4; free admission; Annual "Festival of Gems," featuring jewelry, gems, fossils, minerals, displays, activities for children; contact Michelle Shearer, 123 W. Alvarado Street, Fallbrook, CA 92028, (760) 728-1130; Email: info@fgms.org; Website: www.fgms.org

November 2020-March 2020

7-8SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199-9th Avenue (at Lincoln Way) in Golden Gate Park; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $12, free admission for children under 12; San Francisco's biggest gem mineral and crystal show with over 50 vendors; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (414) 383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com