Rock & Gem Show Dates


November 2018

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:

March 2019

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:; Website:

May 2019

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: