Rock & Gem Show Dates


March 2019

23-24WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois (ESCONI); Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Dianna Lord; Email:; Website:

April 2019

6-7MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club; Pavilion of the City of Marion, 1602 Sioux Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, free admission for children 18 and under ; vendors offering gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary art, and displays; contact Michael Chontofalsky, 1019 E. Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801, (618) 367-0046; Email:; Website:

6-7DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Des Plaines Valley Geological Society; Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center, 2222 Birch St.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, seniors $2, students $1, free admission for children under 12 with a parent; dealers offer fine gem, mineral, fossils and jewelry, demonstrations, exhibits, gold panning, fluorescent display, activities for children; contact Frank Lavin, 9942 Montrose Ave, Schiller Park, IL 60176, (815) 298-9178; Email:

May 2019

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:; Website: www.cgma.rock

September 2019

14-14ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS: Rock Swap - Buy, Sell, Trade; Rock River Valley Gem and Mineral Society; Odd Fellows Club, 6219 Forest Hills Rd.; Sat. 9:30-4; free; vendor space still available (10 x 10 for $25) and activities for children; contact Duane Cushing, 11717 Waidi Avenue, Machesney Park, IL 61115, (815) 218-5011; Email:; Website:

November 2019

9-10FREEPORT, ILLINOIS: Annual show; North West IL. Rock Club; Highland Community College, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Student Conference Center / Parking Lot A; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free will donation; contact Brian Green, PO Box 396, Warren, IL 61087; Email:; Website: