Friday, Jun 09, 2023

Rock & Gem Show Dates

 
 

June 2023

10-10KENT, CONNETICUT: Show; Connecticut Antique Machinery Museum and Danbury Mineralogical Society; Connecticut Antique Machinery Museum, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route7); Sat. 9-4; Free; Tour the new mining exhibits; contact John Pawloski, (860) 354-029; Email: j.a.pawloski@att.net

10-11ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem and Mineral Club; California Center for the Arts - Convention Center, 340 North Escondido Blvd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5, children under 12 free; Artisans will sell handmade silver, gold, beaded and fabricated jewelry, antique and vintage jewelry, commercial quality gold and silver faceted stone jewelry, handmade specialty cabochons, mineral specimens, gem trees, other lapidary decorative items and rough rock from Africa, Australia as well; contact Toni Floyd; Email: pgmcshow@gmail.com; Website: palomargem.org

10-11SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Retail show; Pacific Crystal Guild; San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 - 9th Avenue (at Lincoln Way), Golden Gate Park; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $14 (good for 2 days- under 12 free); Largest Gem & Mineral Show in San Francisco - celebrating its 37th year; contact Jerry Tomlinson, (415) 383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: www.crystalfair.com

10-11MANSFIELD , OHIO: Annual show; Mid-Ohio Mineral & Fossil Club; Fairhaven Hall Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $5 adults seniors $4 children 6-16 $3 under 6 free, scouts in uniform free; Show theme is trilobites. Sunday paleojoe will be speaking at 1 pm Expanded kid’s zone. Daily silent auction and hourly door prizes with a grand door prize . Geode breaking and demonstrations; contact Tom Kottyan, (419) 561-3595; Email: themineralhouse@netzero.net; Website: rlls.webs.com/

10-11RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; Raleigh, Rocks, Minerals, Fossil and Jewelry Show; Raleigh Fairground, Kerr Scott Building, 4285 Trinity Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; Free Admission; Raleigh Rock, Mineral, Fossil, Crystle, Beads and Jewelry show. Daily Door Prize; contact Ashu Kumar, (919) 257-8915; Email: Jewelpassageshows@gmail.com; Website: JewelPassageshows.com

10-11GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gaston Gem and Mineral Club; Johan Newcombe Event Center/Habitat for Humanity, 1840 E Franklin Blvd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free; This indoor show has approximately 24 Vendors selling rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry and other Earth related items from the USA and all over the world, many of them self-collected. Other attractions include a gem and mineral hunt, a geode cracking station and rock identification; contact Mary Fisher, ; Email: GastonGemAndMineral@gmail.com; Website: gastongemclub.weebly.com/

15-18PRINEVILLE, OREGON: Prineville Rockhound Pow Wow; Prineville Rockhounds; Crook County Fairgrounds, 120S Main Street; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free; Membership required for Field trips $10 per family. Field trips held June 16-18. See Facebook page for details. Field trip contact - Joe Van Cura, jvancura@peak.org; contact Jim McCoy; Email: Jimmcoy57@yahoo.com

16-18BIG PINEY, WYOMING: Annual show; Sublette County Rock Hounds; Sublette County Fairgrounds Event Center, 10937 Hwy 189; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Adults $2, kids free; Vendors, demonstrators, exhibits, Mr. Bones Dinosaur Puppeteer, field trips, kids activities; contact Jim Gray, (307) 260-6442; Email: jimgray@wyoming.com

16-18REEDSPORT, OREGON: Annual Fathers Day Weekend Rock and Gem Show; Lower Umpqua Gem & Lapidary Society; Reedsport Community Center/City Hall, 451 Winchester Ave; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free (donations are accepted and appreciated); This great family show is held over Fathers Day weekend. (if you phone Bambi, please leave a message); contact Bambi Darling, (541) 420-8014; Email: reedsportrockshow@gmail.com ; Website: ReedsportRockandGemShow.com

16-18SWANNANOA, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; MAGMA, Jacquot & Son Mining; Land of the Sky Shrine Club, 39 Spring Cove Road; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free; 22nd MAGMA Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Numerous vendors offering a great variety of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment, old collections and all sorts of other treasures.Our new venue has heat and air. Clean restrooms and fantastic food served daily; contact Richard Jacquot, (828) 779-4501; Email: rickjacquot@gmail.com; Website: www.AmericanRockhound.com

17-17BELLFLOWER, CALIFORNIA: Parking Lot Sale; Delvers Gem & Mineral Society; Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, 14515 Blaine Avenue Bellflower, CA 90706; Sat. 10-4; free; contact Marvin Belcher, (562) 230-9542; Email: scoutermarv@gmail.com ; Website: delversgemclub.wordpress.com/

17-18GRAPEVINE, TEXAS: Annual show; Arlington Gem and Minera lClub; Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $10 - Kids 15 and under are free; contact Rick Allen; Email: rickallen57@sbcglobal.net

17-18HAMILTON, MONTANA: Annual show; Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society; Ravalli County Fairground, Farmers State Bank Event Building, 100 Old Corvallis Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free; We will have vendors, display cases, and speeches given by professionals in their fields; contact Ed Kubu, (406) 273-826; Email: ekubu@yahoo.com; Website: www.bitterrootgemandmineral.org/contact-us

17-18CORVALLIS , MONTANA: Annual show; Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society; Ravalli County Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 622; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $3 each Adult, Children 12 and under are FREE; Gold panning demonstrations. Silversmith demonstrations, Geode cutting of purchase; contact Faith Farley, (406) 961-3347; Email: farley.faith@yahoo.com; Website: Bitterrootgemandmineral.org

22-25MADRAS, OREGON: Annual show; Stone Collector LLC; Jefferson County Fairgrounds - Madras, Oregon, 430 SW Fairgrounds Road; daily 9-6, Sun. 9-2; Free - Field trips $10 per person; Old show, new host! Madras Rock and Gem Show has more than 40 venders and 70-plus years of history. Do not miss this show! Venders offer everything from rough rock to finely crafted jewelry; cabs and slabs to amazing carvings. You will find tools and expertise along with daily field trips; contact Steven Keever, (541) 233-8953

23-25BEDFORD, INDIANA: Annual show; Lawrence County Rock Club; Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Highway 50; Fri. 10-6:30, Sat. 9-6:30, Sun. 10-4; Free & free parking; 58th Annual Gem, Mineral Fossil Show Wide variety of Gems, Jewelry, Beads, Minerals, Fossils, Rocks, Lapidary, Rockhound & Prospecting Supplies, 4-H Project & Science Project Material. A fun, interesting & educational experience for all ages; contact Kathy Shaffer, (812) 929-5367; Website: www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org

23-25ELDON, MISSOURI: Annual show; Osage Rock and Mineral Club; Eldon Community Center, 309 East 2nd. St.; Fri. 2-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-3; No admission cost; Gemstones, jewelry, geodes, fossils, minerals, quartz crystals, custom jewelry by many gifted artists, cabochons, gift items, demonstrations, displays, kids games and prizes, fluorescent mineral display; contact Roger Varvel, (417) 533-2788; Email: ormc2023show@centurylink.net; Website: Osage Rock and Mineral Club (Facebook)

23-25LODI, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; California Federation of Mineralogical Societies; Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fairgrounds, 413 E. Lockeford Street; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $6/day (adults); $5/day (seniors, 60+), $3/day (juniors, 12-17); kids under 12 free with paid adult; Celebrating mineral/fossil collecting, lapidary/jewelry arts, & associated interests, the Annual Show & Convention of CFMS features dealers, kids activities, educational displays (including the famed "Golden Bear" gold nugget), raffles, & more. A fun California tradition since 1936; contact Bob Rush; Email: rocksbob@sbcglobal.net; Website: www.cfmsinc.org

24-25GILSUM, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Gilsum Recreation Committee; Gilsum Steam Academy, 640 Route 10; Sat. 8-6, Sun. 8-4; Free, Donations accepted; Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show is a 2-day event being held from 24th June to 25th June 2023 at the Gilsum STEAM Academy in Gilsum, NH Featuring more than 65 rock and gem dealers, swappers and collectors offering semi-precious stones, gemstones, jewelry, and rocks and minerals of all sorts; contact Jonathan Bialek c/o Gilsum Recreation Committee; Email: publicity@gilsum.org; Website: gilsum.org/rockswap/

June 2023-July 2023

30-2FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; San Juan County Gem & Mineral Society; McGee Park Riding Arena, 41 County Road 5568, P.O. Box 1482; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Please contact club for admission prices; Free door prizes hourly and silent auction, raffle prizes and dealers for all over the Southwest. Demonstrations and a geologist to identify your mystery rocks; contact Jerry Worrell, (505) 360-1903; Email: jerry_worrell@msn.com

30-2SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S State St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

July 2023

6-8NYSSA, OREGON: Annual show; Thunderegg Days Sponsored By: Nyssa Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture; South Park, Reece Ave; Thu. 12-9, Fri. 9-9, Sat. 9-9; Free; contact Stephanie Barnes, (541) 372-3091; Email: nyssachamberofcommerce@gmail.com; Website: www.nyssachamberofcommerce.com/

7-9HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Westside Commons, 801 NE 34th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

7-9ASHLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Ashland Rocks; Ashland Historic Armory, 208 Oak St; Fri. 3-8, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Friday Admission; contact Tara Bergstrand; Email: terradawnminerals@gmail.com; Website: ashlandrocks.com

8-9SYRACUSE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Gem and Mineral Society of Syracuse; Center of Progress Building, NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $7 for adults, children under 12 free; 56 Quality Retail and 5 Wholesale Vendors, 6 Metaphysical Practitioners On-going Lapidary, Faceting and Jewelry-making Demonstrations Activities for the Children Lectures on Saturday and Sunday; contact Cheryl Brown, (315) 708-9122; Email: gmssrocks@gmail.com; Website: syracusegemsociety.com

8-9CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock and Mineral Club's Fiesta of Gems Show; Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Family fun; Museum Displays, Designer Jewelry, Mineral and Gem Specimens, Fossil Collections GENERAL INFORMATION: Free parking Free admission Childrens games Kids Zone Door Prizes Grand Prize Drawing Over 30 Gem and Jewelry Dealers from California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada Book Sales Tool Dealers; contact Janice Metz; Email: culvercityrocks35@gmail.com; Website: www.culvercityrocks.org/

14-15MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Lakeland Gem Club; Lakeland High School, 9573 State Highway 70; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5; Free; Silent auction, raffle, and kids gem bags; contact Daniel James Erickson, (715) 479-2900; Email: neatrocks@gmail.com

14-16CASPER, WYOMING: Annual show; Natrona County Rockhounds Club; Ramkota Hotel, 800 N. Poplar; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; $3, under age 12 free; Raffles, door prizes, silent auction, cabbing demonstration by Lapidary Gary, vendors; contact Mac Goss, (307) 439-9873; Email: macogre13@yahoo.com

14-16SHOW LOW, ARIZONA: Annual show; White Mountain Gem and Mineral Club; Show Low Elks Lodge, 805 East Whipple; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, Kids with an adult free; contact C E Hickman; Email: carlhickman8@earthlink.net; Website: www.whitemountain-azrockclub.org

14-16RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Treasures of the Earth, Inc; North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 4285 Trinity Rd, Kerr Scott Building; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $8 for adults, 16 and under free; Vendors offer a wide selection of crystals, minerals, fossils, gemstones and jewelry of all types, pearls and beads and beading supplies. Wire-wrappers can design and wrap custom jewelry at the show; contact Ellen White, (757) 641-2124; Email: Ellen@TreasuresOfTheEarth.com; Website: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

14-16EDISON , NEW JERSEY: Wholesale and retail show; Innovative Gems & Beads Show; NJ Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Weekend Pass $10; contact Renu Sawhney, (845) 300-3501; Email: Ibexpo@gmail.com; Website: Ibexpos.com

15-16ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale; Gem City Rock & Mineral Society; Zem Zem Shriners Banquet & Conference Center, 2525 West 38th Street (SE corner 38th Street and Zuck Rd); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4 Children under 12 free; contact Robert Gallivan, (814) 454-6770; Email: gallivan427@gmail.com; Website: www.gemcityrockclub.org/

15-16TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society; Exchange Center at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 for adults and kids 12 and under are free with paid adult admission. Scouts free in uniform. Police, Fire and Military Free with I.D. Two- day pass $10; Show highlights include rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, a fluorescent room, beads, crystals, touch table, working exhibits, displays and a free kids zone; contact Martha Rongey; Email: m_rongey@sbcglobal.net; Website: www.tulsarockandmineralsociety.org

15-16MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club and Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce; Riverside Arena, 20 Earl Ellens Dr; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free admission; 54th Annual Show with vendors of fossils, rocks, minerals, books, jewelry, lapidary supplies. Agate Stampede Saturday 3 p.m. with 600 pounds of agates and $500 of quarters and half-dollars spread along Elm Avenue for a finders-keepers scramble; free kids dig in front of the Arena during the show; contact Lynn Sverci, (218) 721-2679; Email: danlynnsunrisefarm@yahoo.com

15-16FRANKFORT, NEW YORK: Annual show; Joel & Billie Jo Davis; Hometown Minerals; Herkimer County Fairgrounds, 135 Cemetary St; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $5; 12 & Under Free; So many vendors! 50 indoor Gem & Mineral Vendors from around the East Coast; over 60 outdoor vendors with more gems & minerals, arts, crafts, service like massages and psychic readings and SO MANY food trucks; contact Billie Jo Muller, (518) 760-1670; Email: herkgemshow@gmail.com; Website: www.herkgemshow.com

21-23SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

21-23TENINO, WASHINGTON: 2023 Rock & Gem Rendezvous; Washington Agate and Mineral Society; Tenino City Park, On Park Avenue, (next to the Quarry swimming pool); Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; free; Rock and Gem Show held during Oregon Trail Days in Tenino WA. Featuring: Dealer Booths and Demonstrators Learn how to polish rocks, make gem trees, make jewelry, make arrowheads, knives and spear points; contact Daniel De Boer; Email: keylock1@live.com ; Website: wamsolympia.com

22-23FREDERIC, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Indianhead Gem & Mineral Society; Frederic High School Gym, 1437 Clam Falls Dr; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free; 56th Annual Gem and Mineral Show. Door Prizes. Demonstrations of Cabbing, Faceting, Flint Knapping and Sphere Making. Agates, Minerals, Fossils, Gems and Jewelry on display and for sale. Lunch and snacks available by the 4H Club; contact Roy Wickman, (715) 357-3223

22-23PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Monongahela Rockhounds; West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Co. #4, Skyview Hall, 660 Noble Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free; Featuring dealers of minerals, fossils, gem, jewelry, beads, and lapidary items. Lapidary demonstration Free mineral identification Children's activities Geode cutting Food and beverages Door prizes Free grand prize drawing; contact Frank Albert DeWinter, (724) 472-7392; Email: fadewinter@ieee.org

22-23ESSEX JUNCTION, VERMONT: Annual show; Burlington Gem & Mineral Club; Champlain Valley Exposition Expo North Building, 105 Pearl St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; ADMISSION: Adults $4 Seniors 60 and over $3 Kids under 16 FREE with paying adult; 2023 Show Theme: "From Rocks to Gemstones" Quality dealers offering minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment and supplies, and books; demonstrations, exhibits, a fish pond for kids, fossil and mineral identification, hourly door prizes, raffle, and silent auctions. Refreshments available; contact Alice Wack; Email: vtbgmc@gmail.com; Website: www.burlingtongemandmineralclub.org/show.html

26-30FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Three Bears, LLP; Open Air Lot, 1602 Highlands Rd; Wed. 9-6, Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6; Free and open to the public; contact Ruth M. Gibson, (828) 369-6341; Email: vwcompanies@gmail.com

27-30FAIRPLAY, COLORADO: Annual show; Jay Penn; Fairplay River Park Event, 200 Platt Dr, 2324 Alvarado Dr. NE; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-9, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission, Free Parking; Fairplay Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show - 26 Dealers at this outdoor show. There are mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, cabochons, beads; contact Amy J Penn, (505) 203-1900; Email: amypenn246@gmail.com; Website: abqfallshow.wix.com/fairplay

28-30VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Show and sale; Treasures of the Earth, Inc; Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $8 for adults, 16 and under free; Vendors offer a wide selection of crystals, minerals, fossils, gemstones and jewelry of all types, pearls and beads and beading supplies. There will be demonstrations and displays by the two local gem & mineral clubs and a gemologist available for appraisals; contact Ellen White, (757) 641-2124; Email: Ellen@TreasuresOfTheEarth.com; Website: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

28-30FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Franklin Chamber of Commerce & Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin NC; Robert C Carpenter Community Building, 1288 Georgia Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $3 adults; $2 ages 13-18; 12 & Under Free; Demonstrations, door prizes every hour, silver & gold jewelry, rough & polished gemstones, minerals, tools and collectibles; contact Linda Harbuck, (828) 524-3161; Email: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Website: www.visitfranklinnc.com

29-29CANTON, SOUTH DAKOTA: Annual show; Sioux Empire Gem and Mineral Society; Bethany Reformed Church, 702 W 7th St; Sat. 10-5; Adults $2 Children 12 and under Free; contact Harlan Hoogeterp, (605) 987-2446; Email: rockswap@segams.org

29-30MATTITUCK, NEW YORK: Annual show; Long Island Mineral and Geology Society; Mattituck - Cutchogue Sr/Jr High School, 15125 Main Road ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $6 children under 12 free/ $8 for a two-day pass; Over 30 dealers of fine gemstones, jewelry, fossils, minerals, meteorites and related items are displayed. The last entry is at 4:30. With a flyer, postcard or digital entry, entrance is $5 per person; contact Gene Genova, (631) 848-4985; Email: limagsadvertising@gmail.com; Website: limineralandgeology.com/LiMags/Annual_Gem_Show.html

July 2023-August 2023

30-6SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Parkway Fire and Rescue; Parkway Fire and Rescue Event Grounds, 136 Majestic View; daily 10-6; Admission is FREE; contact Parkway Fire and Rescue, (828) 765-2117; Email: info@grassycreekgemshow.org; Website: grassycreekgemshow.org

August 2023

3-6BILLINGS, MONTANA: 2023 American Federation & Northwest Federation Gem & Mineral Show; Billings Gem and Mineral Club; Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Ln; Thu. 10-5, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5 per day or $15 for 4-day pass (cash only) Children Under 12 free with paid adult; Dont miss this special regional and national show! Featuring vendors and exhibits of gems, minerals, fossils, artifacts, agates, jewelry, and more. Raffles, silent auctions, and lots of fun events for kids! Fun for the whole family includes field trips, banquet, special programs, special exhibits; contact Doug True, (406) 200-8778; Email: https://billingsgemclub.com/contact-us; Website: BillingsGemClub.com

3-6SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce; Mayland Three Peaks Enrichment Center, 97 Pinebridge Ave; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12:30-5; Adults $5, All Festival Bracelet $10, 10 & Under Free; Mine Tours Available. Daily Door Prizes; contact Mandi Polly; Website: www.ncgemfest.com

4-6TONOPAH, NEVADA: Annual show; Town of Tonopah; Tonopah Nevada, 301 Brougher Ave, Joel Friel Sports Complex; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-12; Free to the public; This is our First Rock & Bottle Show. Hosted by the Town of Tonopah. We have a fun weekend planned for the whole family. Come sell or buy we welcome everyone! Want to learn how to Wire Wrap? Make your own jewelry piece? Now you can from the Otteson Brothers Turquoise in Tonopah Nevada; contact Chrissy Pope, (775) 277-0804; Email: chrissy.townoftonopah@gmail.com; Website: www.tonopahnevada.com

4-6NIPOMO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Orcutt mineral society; Nipomo High School, 525 N. Thompson Ave; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free; There will food vendors and parking is free; contact Renea Sutcliffe, (805) 929-2783; Email: nipomocowgirl55@yahoo.com; Website: www.omsinc.org

4-6SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

4-6NORTH BEND, OREGON: 60th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Far West Lapidary & Gem Society; The Mill Casino, The Salmon Room, 3201 Tremont St; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $1 Children under 12 free; Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, Displays, Jewelry, Gemstones, Rough and Polished Rocks, Beautiful Fluorescent Display, Demonstrators; contact Debbie McPherson, (541) 404-4970; Email: Mcdeb1111@gmail.com

4-6PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club; Findlay Toyota Center, 3201 N. Main; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, Seniors, Veterans, Students $4, Children under 12 free w/paid adult; Over 65 vendors from the Southwest featuring everything from rough slabs to fine jewelry. Kids section, demonstrations, displays, and raffle prizes; contact Melanie Capps, (208) 818-2363; Email: melaniecapps123@gmail.com; Website: prescottgemmineralclub.org

5-6ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society; Roebbelen Event Center - @ the Grounds Roseville, 700 Event Center Drive; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; General Admission $8, Seniors 60+ $7, Kids - 12 and under Free. Parking $10. Discount coupon - http://www.rockrollers.com/show.html; Northern Californias BIG Gem and Mineral Show, 65+ vendors, inside and out, featuring: Crystals, Fossils, Minerals, Opal, Amethyst, Beads, Gemstones, Free Scientific Mineral ID, Prospecting equipment/supplies, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Rock Auctions, Youth Activities. Great family fun; contact Gloria Marie; Email: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Website: https://www.rockrollers.com/index.html

5-6VERNAL, UTAH: Show; Crystal Barista; Uintah Conference Center, 313 E 200 S; Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-8; Free Admission; Family-Friendly, Open to the Public, https://www.facebook.com/events/1672094456574094; contact Adrienne Mcelwain, (801) 989-6926; Email: Adrienne@CrystalBarista.com; Website: www.CrystalFestival.org

9-9HANCOCK, MICHIGAN: Quincy mine hoist annual rock swap; Friends of the Quincy Mine Hoist Association; Quincy Mine Hoist, 49750 US Hwy 41; Wed. 10-7:30; free admission; 40+ vendors, most are locals with all of their finds, plus our long-time great dealers. Food, drink available. Mine tours also available at quincymine.com; contact Derek Ellis, Hancock, MI; Email: derekdogg1@gmail.com

10-13BUENA VISTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Buena Vista Contin-Tail Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show; Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds, Gregg Dr; Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6; Free Admission, Free Parking; Visit Colorados largest outdoor gem mineral and fossil show, The Contin-Tail, sets up on the Continental Divide in beautiful Buena Vista, CO. Annually 100 vendors of gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, and more set up in the beautiful valley of Buena Vista Colorado. Social Media @bvrockshow; contact Rachel Ford; Email: bvrockshow@gmail.com; Website: www.bvrockshow.com

11-13PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Port Townsend Rock Club; Port Townsend WA, 4907 Landes; Fri. 10-8; County Fair admission: $8 adult; $6 senior; $2 for children; contact Joan Zimmerman, (360) 809-2097; Email: jzim@gci.net

11-13WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show; Eastern States Expositions, 1305 Memorial Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $10; Resale credentials REQUIRED to enter Wholesale; Wholesale CLOSES at 4 p.m. on Sunday; Hourly door prize giveaways; Free specimen to children under 12; Special Mineral Exhibit by Laura L. Delano; contact Laura L. Delano, President; Email: MineralShowsLLD@gmail.com; Website: www.mineralshowslld.com

11-13SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

12-13EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Maplewood Rock & Gem Club; Maplewood Rock & Gem Club, 8802 196th St SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; FREE; Indoor/Indoor Show & Sale Rocks, gems, jewelry, slabs, cabochons, beads, rough, minerals, specimens, fossils, and more… Each one unique! Family friendly. All ages encouraged to come. Free event. Free Parking. ADA accessible; contact Linda Willemarck, (425) 772-6711; Email: lindaatsea@yahoo.com; Website: maplewoodrockclub.com

12-13EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Annual Summer Show; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th ST SW ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free; Look, learn, admire, shop, enjoy! Rocks, gems, jewelry, slabs, cabochons, beads, rough, minerals, specimens, fossils, and more. Each one unique! Family friendly. All ages encouraged to come. Vendors inside and outside. Free Parking. ADA accessible; contact Linda Willemarck ; Email: info@maplewoodrockclub.com; Website: maplewoodrockclub.com

18-20RICKREALL, OREGON: End of Summer Rock Show; Willamette Agate and Mineral Society; Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S Pacific Hwy W; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free; contact Ken Stubenrauch; Email: wams.riverofgems@gmail.com; Website: www.WAMSI.net

18-20LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, LLC (MAGMA); Lebanon Valley Expo, 80 Rocherty Rd; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $6, Children under 12 and Veterans Free; Gem Miner's Jubilee Show with Gems, Beads, Jewelry, Minerals and Fossils. Outdoor Tailgate area, Wholesale Trade Room, Educational Demonstrations; contact Teresa Soltis Schwab, (301) 807-9745; Email: beadware@rcn.com; Website: www.gem-show.com

18-20LAKE GEORGE, COLORADO: Annual show; Lake George Gem & Mineral Club; Outdoor Show, Hwy 24 (East of Post Office) (4 mi. W of Florrissant); Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; FREE Admission & Parking; 30+ vendors with local specimens, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, beads, jewelry, lapidary & more; contact Carol Kinate, (719) 648-9015; Email: kinatec@aol.com; Website: www.lggmclub.org

18-20SOUTH BEND, INDIANA: Annual show; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society; St. Jpseph 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 South Ironwood Road, Cloverleaf Villas; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3 Kids 6-12 $1, under 6 Free; Free Parking; contact Bob Chapa, (989) 392-25; Email: bobchapa1@gmail.com

18-20SOUTH BEND, INDIANA: Annual show; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society; St Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds, 5117 South Ironwood Road; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3 Kids 6-12 $1 Under 6 free Free parking; Jewelry and mineral dealers, displays, lapidary arts demonstrations, door prizes, and silent auction tables. The kids corner has interactive education displays and children 6-12 get to participate in a mineral collection/identification program and make a craft plus a kids only silent auction; contact Holly Kraftor; Email: geodesandgemstones@hotmail.com; Website: www.facebook.com/MichianaGemandMineralSociety

19-19SHELTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Shelton Rock and Mineral Society, Shelton WA; Mason County Recreation Area, 2100 E. John's Prairie Rd; Sat. 9-5; Free admission and parking; Rocks, minerals, fossils, rock crafts and equipment. All rock hounds and vendors are invited to participate. Food concession, raffle, demos, games and entertainment, restrooms Vendors $40 per tailgate space; contact Susan, (360) 275-9432; Email: SRMS242@yahoo.cp

19-20RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Northwest Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society; Barron County Fair Grounds - Youth Expo Center, 101 Short St, (On Hwy. 48 - North End of Rice Lake); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free; Featuring Fluorescent Minerals. Door Prizes - Kids Activities & Kids Museum. Demonstrations & displays. Museum-quality minerals, specimens, Lake Superior agates, fossils, jewelry & more. Bring in your rocks, fossils, minerals, crystals & artifacts for free identification. Lunch available; contact Roy Wickman, (715) 357-3223

19-20BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Arklatex Gem & Mineral Society; Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Daily $5, Two Day Pass $7 Children under 12, Scouts in uniform, Students with I.D. Free; There will be a kids scavenger hunt on Saturday with prizes for the first 60 participants. Door prizes will be awarded hourly throughout the event; contact Del Glasner, (318) 517-7372; Email: larockclub@gmail.com; Website: larockclub.com

25-27MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Bellpoint Gem Show; Cobb Civic Center, 548 S Marietta Pkwy; Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; Admission $8 Cash Only at Door; Select dealers from near and far selling extraordinary minerals, jewelry, gem, fossils, healing stones, beads, crystals, rocks; contact BJ; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointpromotions.com

25-27COSTA 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 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

26-27ELK MOUND, WISCONSIN: Rock Swap Meet; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Town of Wheaton Ball Parks - South Field, 3900 38th St.; Sat. 8-4, Sun. 8-4; Free; Vendors Spots - 20' x 20' - $25.00 per day. Gems & Minerals & Rock Related Equipment. Make payment the date of the show. Payable to: Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society. Rain or Shine! Something for everyone! Shop & Swap. No Overnight Camping. Food & drink available; contact Paul Tubbs, (715) 834-5747; Email: CVGMS2017@gmail.com

26-27CANTON, NEW YORK: Annual show; St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club; The Canton, NY Pavilion, 90 Lincoln St; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-3; Adults $4, Children 12 & under free; contact William de Lorraine, (315) 287-2560; Email: wdellie@gmail.com; Website: www.stlawrencecountymineralclub.org

26-27EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Show and sale; Geology Section of Peoria Academy of Science; EastSide Center, #1 EastSide Dr; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission and Parking; 59th Annual Show; Dealers in Gemstones, Minerals, Fossils, Slabs, Demonstrations, Lapidary, Wire wrapping, Fossil Preparation, Geode Cracking, Fluorescent Display, Kids' Area, Jewelry, Silent Auctions, Door Prizes and more; contact Sandi Lawson; Email: bixbite62@gmail.com; Website: pasgeology.com

26-27SANDY, UTAH: Show; Crystal Barista; Mountain America Exposition Center, 9575 State St; Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-8; Free; The Crystal Festival is a celebration of the love of crystals. Started by The Crystal Barista to build a community of Rockhounds and now traveling around Utah this rock, gem and mineral show has grown into an exciting event for all ages; contact Adrienne Mcelwain, (801) 989-6926; Email: Adrienne@CrystalBarista.com; Website: www.CrystalFestival.org

26-27ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pasadena Lapidary Society; Arcadia Masonic Lodge, 50 W. Duarte Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; FREE admission, FREE parking; Our 63rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show with Dealers selling everything rock, gem, geology, lapidary and jewelry related. Sand Scoop and Wheel of Fortune for the kids, grab bags, silent auction, demonstrations, minerals, gemstones and lapidary exhibits, prize raffle, snack bar, free parking; contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239; Email: marcia.pls.emails@gmail.com; Website: www.pasadenalapidary.org

September 2023

1-3ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Retail show; H & R Gem Shows; St Petersburg Coliseum, 535 4th Ave N; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Adults. Kids 12 and under Free. Teens/Veterans/Military/First Responder $1 off. Admission good for all three days; Free Parking. 15,000 sf of fabulous vendors. Jewelry, gemstones, crystals, rocks, minerals, beads, fossils, rough rock and more; contact Jerri A Heer, 419-344-9999; Email: hrgemshows@gmail.com; Website: hrgemshows.com

1-3SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Grant County Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society; Grant County Veterans' Memorial Business and Conference Center, 3031 US-180; Fri. 11-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Field Trips, Educational Speakers, Kids Activities Area, Wheel of Fortune, Silent Auction Baked Goods, Food & Beverages 4+ rooms of Vendors We are excited to welcome the Silver City Makers Market this year as we present Gems, Minerals & Art together for the first time; contact Brenda Holzinger; Email: grantcountyrollingstones@gmail.com; Website: rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com/

1-3IRONDALE, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society; NEW VENUE! Irondale Civic Center (former Zamora Shrine Temple), 3521 Ratliff Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults: $5; Teens: $3; 12 & under: FREE; Family-friendly show with 100+ tables from artists & collectors: gems, minerals, fossils, cabochons, slabs, rough, beads, handcrafted jewelry and more. Lapidary demos, door prizes, geode cracker, kids' activities; contact Ben Beadore; Email: amlsgemshow@gmail.com; Website: facebook.com/events/s/amls-2023-gem-show/1307348173327314/?mibextid=RQdjqZ

1-4RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc; North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 4285 Trinity Road, Kerr Scott Building; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; $8 for adults, 16 and under free; Vendors offer a wide selection of crystals, minerals, fossils, gemstones and jewelry of all types, pearls and beads and beading supplies. Wire-wrappers can design and wrap custom jewelry at the show; contact Ellen White, (757) 641-2124; Email: Ellen@TreasuresOfTheEarth.com; Website: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

2-3AUGUSTA, MAINE: Annual show; Kennebec Rocks and Minerals Club; Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3; Rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gems, and gifts. Visual displays, silent auctions, hourly drawings, and demonstrations; contact Sharon E Wright, (207) 577-3770; Email: moondanc3r@roadrunner.com

2-3HURRICANE, UTAH: Show; Crystal Barista; Wasatch County Legacy Park, 5500 West 700 South; Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-8; Free; The Crystal Festival is a celebration of the love of crystals. Started at Rockpick Legend Co, and now traveling around Utah this rock, gem and mineral show has grown into an exciting event for all ages! Sponsors: Crystal Barista, Earth's Treasures Crystal Shop, Minerals 4 U; contact Adrienne Mcelwain, (801) 989-6926; Email: Adrienne@CrystalBarista.com; Website: www.CrystalFestival.org

8-10BOWLING GREEN, OHIO: Annual show; Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club; Wood County Fairgrounds, Pratt Pavilion, 13800 W Poe Rd; Fri. 12-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $5 Adults, $4 Teens, 12 and under free; 30,000 sf of fabulous vendors, display, kids activities, demos and more! Something for everyone; contact Jerri Heer, (419) 344-9999; Email: jheerx6@aol.com; Website: rockyreader.com

8-10LONGVIEW, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Southern Washington Mineralogical Society; Cowlitz County Fairgrounds, Event Center, 1900 7th Avenue; Fri. 11-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free; Dealers, Member Display Cases, Food, Door Prizes, Gem Dig, Demonstrators, Spin Table, free parking; contact Crystal Teel, (360) 355-6424; Email: swmineralogicalsociety@gmail.com

8-10WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Forsyth Gem & Mineral Club, Inc; Educational Building Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, Gate 9 - 412 27th Street, NW; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $ 3 - kids thru grade 12 free with accompanying adult; Theme: My Favorite Mineral Color Various demonstrations of: Wirewrapping, Cabachon Cutting, Beading, Faceting and Jewelry Making. Buy a geode from the club and watch it cut! Exhibits by local collectors We are on Face Book @ Forsyth Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry Show; contact Arvil Marion; Email: mariona1@yadtel.net; Website: forsythgemclub.com

9-10PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association; Vern Burton Community Center, 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free; family-friendly event; contact Kathy Schreiner, (360) 460-0827; Email: kmsjes@olypen.com; Website: sequimrocks.org

9-10PINE ISLAND, NEW YORK: Annual show; Earth Bling Mineral and Music Festival; Blue Arrow Farm, 86 Glenwood Rd; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $8 and kids under 10 free; contact Sherry Moore, (973) 865-2793; Website: www.earthblingfestival.com

9-10WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Marcus Whitman Gem and Mineral Society; Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, Community Center Building, 831 Orchard St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $3 children under 12 free (last year); Show has cases, dealers, silent auction, kid’s area, raffle drawings and demonstrations; contact Warren Rood ; Email: warrenrood@yahoo.com

9-10NEW MILFORD, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Danbury Mineralogical Society, Inc; Sarah Noble Intermediate School, 25 Sunny Valley Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 adults $4 seniors and full-time students with ID Free admission for kids 11 and under and Scouts in uniform; 16 (or more) professional dealers with minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, related crafts and much more! Uphill behind the McDonald’s on Rt 7 (*AKA the former high school.) Plenty of free parking. Handicapped accessible HOURLY DOOR PRIZES * GRAND PRIZE * FUN GRAB BAGS; contact Elizabeth A Triano; Email: lizziewriter@comcast.net; Website: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064428019876

9-10AMANA, IOWA: Rock Auction; Cedar Valley Rock & Mineralogical Society; Cedar Valley Rock & Mineralogical Society, 39 38th Avenue ; Sat. 8-8:30, Sun. 9-4; No admittance fee; Many specimens, machinery, rocks galore, Agates, geodes, plus too many to mention. The auction will go on until we are done. Dinner available at 5:30 pm. Food truck available during the day; contact Marvin Houg, (319) 350-9453; Email: M_Houg@yahoo.com; Website: Cedarvalleyrockclub.org

15-17LINCOLN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Inc; Lincoln City Park, 20 Miles South of Sedalia on Hwy 65; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; Public Digs for Mozarkite daily during show; contact Larry & Joyce Grinstead, (660) 827-3888; Email: jgrnstd@sbcglobal.net; Website: Mozarkite.com

15-17PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club; Mazatzal Hotel and Casino, HWY 87 and Mile Marker 251; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Children under 13 Free, Adults $3 Friday, $5 Saturday -Sunday; Club Displays and Silent Auction, Education Corner w/Beading, Sandstone Painting, a Treasure Hunt, Spinning Wheel, and more! Plus a beautiful Fluorescent Display-Rocks that GLOW! Vendors with Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Slabs, Jewelry, Lapidary Equipment, Specimen Rocks & Minerals, Rough Material; contact Rebecca Bagshaw, (928) 476-3419; Email: paysonrimstones@aol.com; Website: www.rimstonesrockclub.org

15-17HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club; Soccer Stop Sportsplex, 5 River Hills Dr; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults - $5 Children & Students with ID - Free Military & Scouts in Uniform - Free; This year is the 53rd Annual Tulip City Gem and Mineral Show. Professional dealers, minerals, exhibits and specimens, jewelry, gems, rocks, beads, club member sales, artisan market, sluice, silent auction, kid's games, demonstrations, fossils, Petoskey stones, and geode cracking ; contact Bill McDonald; Website: https://www.tulipcity.org/

16-16ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Rock River Valley Gem and Mineral Society; A-American Companies, 1665 Elmwood Rd; Sat. 9:30-3:30; Free; Rocks, minerals, fossils, and jewelry. Buy, swap, and sell. Activities for kids. One day only. Rain or shine. $25 donation for a 10 ft. x 10 ft. space; contact Duane Cushing; Email: rrvgms@gmail.com

16-17AUBURN, WASHINGTON: Cascade Gem and Mineral Show; Cascade Mineralogical Society; Green River College, Phys. Ed. Facility, 12401 SE 320th Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free; You will find everything from rough to finished gemstone jewelry! Free polished rock for every child and free kids activities. Great Family Event. Free Parking. Mark your calendar now and plan on attending; contact Kat Koch, (425) 765-5408; Email: vendorchair@cascademineralogicalsociety.org; Website: www.cascademineralogicalsociety.org

16-17MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Carmel Valley Gem &N Mineral Society; Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 kids under 12 free with adult; contact Susie Harlow, (831) 637-0735; Email: susieharlsow@gmail.com; Website: www.cvgms.rocks

16-17HOWELL, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Livingston Gem and Mineral Society; Hartland Educational Support Service Center, 9525 East Highland Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $5 Adults, Ages 12 - 18 $1 each, under Age 12 Free; Diverse Vendors, Lapidary Displays, Fluorescent Rocks, Jewelry Creations, Michigan Specimens, Club Table, Rock Slabs, Kids Table. Family Friendly, affordable, educational and fun for all ages. Silent Auctions. Drawings. Workshop Tours. Demos; contact Sandra Jo Wrestler, (248) 875-5921; Email: sjwrestler@gmail.com; Website: https://livingstongems.com/

16-17POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc; Gold's Gym & Family Sport Center, 258 Titusville Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors / Students $4, Children Under 12 FREE With Adult; 30 Dealers: Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Beads & Gems. Sluice for minerals at "Garnet Gulch". Six free rocks for kids at "Glitter Mountain". Lapidary demonstrations. Earth Science "scavenger hunt" for area HS students. Displays of USA Rocks & Minerals by Vassar Geology Museum & MHVG&MS members; contact Linda Wuest; Email: garnet327@hvc.rr.com; Website: www.mhvgms.org

16-17RENO, NEVADA: Annual show; Reno Gem & Mineral Society; Reno Convention Center, 4390 S. Virginia St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $8, Children under 12 years old Free; Silent Auction-deals, Wheel of Fortune-Fun, Kid's Corner-surprises, Fluorescent Tent-marvels, Demonstrators-knowledge, 30 Vendor-deals, Display-showcases, Door Prizes-galore; contact Dan Ellis , (775) 229-4420; Email: jpog@renogms.org; Website: renogms.org

16-17CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Feather River Lapidary and Mineral Society Inc; Silver Dollar Fair Gounds, 2357 Fair St; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; $5 Adults, all kids under 16 Free; Jade, Opal, Rough Rock, Crystals Fossils, Mineral, Demonstrations Jewelry making, Wire Wrapping, Rock Carving and Painting, and Geode cutting. Display cases, Kid's Wheele of Fortune, Treasure Hunt, Grab Bags, Fossilized Shark Tooth Necklace to the first 250 Kids both days; contact John Scott III, (153) 032-16331; Email: jweazel@sbcglobal.net

22-24RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Show and sale; Treasures of the Earth, Inc; Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave, Old Dominion Building; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $8 for adults, 16 and under free; Vendors offer a wide selection of crystals, minerals, fossils, gemstones and jewelry of all types, pearls and beads and beading supplies. The Richmond Gem and Mineral Society provides displays of Virginia rocks, minerals, fossils and many dinosaur bones; contact Ellen White, (757) 641-2124; Email: Ellen@TreasuresOfTheEarth.com; Website: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

22-24SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S State St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

22-24CLARKDALE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Mingus Gem & Mineral Club; Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium, 19 N. Ninth Street; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free; Geode-splitting demonstrations, crystals, specimens, fossils, gems, beads, handcrafted jewelry, carvings and much more; Kids Corner offers free mineral specimens for children 12 and under; Kids can play the Spin-n-Win Wheel. Daily raffles, get minerals ID'd and experience great family fun; contact Bill Hedglin, (928) 634-0269; Email: billkarin3@q.com; Website: http://www.mingusgem.club

23-24SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Show and sale; Southwest Gem and Mineral Society; Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free; Free parking; contact John Speck, (210) 596-1611; Email: jspeck2@att.net; Website: www.swgms.org/

23-24LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Show and sale; Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Age 13 and up $5, Age 6 - 12 $3, 5 and under Free; We will have dealers from around the country, selling things from around the globe. Member demonstrations, Presentations, Door prizes and 2 Grand Prizes. Silent Auction, Displays, and a big Kids area; contact Walt Beneze; Email: walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Website: www.lubbockgemandmineral.org

23-24NASHVILLE, INDIANA: Annual show; Brown County Rock & Mineral Club, Inc; Brown County 4-H Fairgrounds, 802 Memorial Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free admission & parking; Demonstrations on wire-wrapping, gold-panning, and children's activities. Fossil and mineral identification by resident experts. Silent auction and door prizes; contact Rhonda A Dunn, (812) 320-6237; Email: radunn1972@aol.com; Website: browncountyrock.webs.com/

23-24OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Oshkosh Earth Science Club; Sunnyview Exposition Center, 500 East County Road Y (Sunnyview Rd.); Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $2 Adults - $1 Student with ID - Under 12 Free; Member Displays - Demonstrations Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry Over 20 Vendors filling over 80 Tables Door Prizes - Raffles Fun Children's Area; contact Bob Fox, (920) 235-4669; Email: foxbooks@att.net; Website: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064428711904

23-24BENNINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Southwestern Vermont Mineral & Gem Club, Inc; Grace Christian School, 104 Kocher Dr.; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-3; Adults $5. Kids free; contact Bill Cotrofeld, (802) 375-6782; Email: cotrofeldauto@comcast.net

23-24GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO: Annual show; Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club, Inc; Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 US-50; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors and Military $4, Kids under 12 Free; Fluorescent Rock Display by the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum; contact Pam Bersch, (970) 260-2982; Email: mpbersch@gmail.com; Website: grandjunctionrockclub.org

23-24SANFORD, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society, Inc; Sanford Civic Center, 401 E. Seminole Blvd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $6, Kids $3, Scouts in uniform Free; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society, Inc., a nonprofit 501(C)3 education organization, is hosting Rock, Mineral, Gem & Fossil Show with Vendors offering rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, beads, jewelry, artifacts, metaphysical stones, handcrafted stones, etc. Silent auction & family activities; contact Salvatore Sansone, (321) 278-9294; Email: ssfossilhunter@aol.com; Website: www.cfmgs.org

23-24ST PAUL, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club; Dairy Building Mn State Fairgrounds, 1694 Judson Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free for all - $2 Donation Requested of adults; Kids Corner, Food Trucks, Rock Identification Table, Demonstrations, Exhibits, Indoor & Outdoor Vendors; contact Earl Netwal, (612) 408-9924; Email: enetwal@gmail.com; Website: minnesotamineralclub.org/minnesota-mineral-club-annual-show/

23-24WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND: Annual show; Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore; Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children under 12 free; Award-winning displays of jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, and lapidary art. Choice rough, slabs,tools, finished gems, minerals, fossils, beads, and jewelry for sale. Interactive Gem mine for the kids and door prizes every hour! Food available on premises; contact David Mitchell , MD; Email: myokenite@gmail.com; Website: www.gemcuttersguild.com

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30-1EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Worthen Earth Searchers; Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; $1, 12 and under free; 2nd annual Worthen Earth Searchers Rock Show. The largest rock, gem, mineral and fossil show in the Quad Cities returns! Please join us for the fun! Includes silent auction, gem sluice for kids of all ages, geode cracking, indoor and outdoor vendors; contact Cindy Cottrell, (563) 210-4744; Email: cc31068@yahoo.com; Website: worthenearthsearchers.org

30-1ANCASTER, ONTARIO: Annual show; Individual; Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $8, 2 day $14, Under 12 Free; A great family event. Over 30 vendors selling rocks, minerals, beads, jewellery supplies and Canadian Made Jewellery. Food vendor and free parking. Visit our website or see us on facebook to keep up to date; contact Betty Parry; Email: inquiry@ancastergemshow.com; Website: www.ancastergemshow.com

30-1OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Nebraska Mineral and Gem Club; UNO Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6; Seniors, UNO Students and Faculty, and Students 12-18 $4, under 12 free with a paying adult; Demonstrations & Dealers, Kids Activities, Displays. Gems, Jewelry, Fossils, Specimens, Collectibles and Gift Items, Rough rock slabs & lapidary materials, Rock paintings & Carvings. Check out the Silent auction and Rock Pile for bargains. Proceeds for Scholarships, etc; contact Tammy Jeanneret, (402) 873-6515; Email: tjeanneret@hughes.net; Website: nerockgem.org

October 2023

6-8ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; ABQ Fall Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show; Expo NM State Fairgrounds, 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; 70 dealers, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, findings, cabochons, bead, fossils, petrified wood; contact Jay Penn, (505) 883-4195; Email: jaypenn246@gmail.com; Website: abqfallshow.wix.com/abq-fall-show

6-8HILLSBORO, OREGON: 42nd Annual Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show; Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Show Association; Wingspan Event Center Building, At the Westside Commons, 801 NE 34th Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 kids 12 and under free with paying adult (venue charges for parking); 45 Dealers with fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, beads, tools, jewelry. Kids Activity Corner. Many Exhibits/Educational Displays. Demonstrators showing cutting of creating precious stones, wire wrapping, cabochons Door & Raffle Prizes, Silent Auction. Interactive fossil discovery area; contact Linda Harvey; Email: lindaharvey2010@gmail.com; Website: www.PortlandRegionalGemandMineral.com

6-8PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Retail show; H & R Gemshows; Sadye Gibbs Martin Community center, 1601 E Dr MLK Jr Blvd; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Adults. Kids 12 and under Free. Teens/Veterans/Military/First Responder $1 off. Admission good for all three days; Free Parking. 15,000 sf of fabulous vendors. Jewelry, gemstones, crystals, rocks, minerals, beads fossils, rough rock and more; contact Jerri A Heer, (419) 344-9999; Email: hrgemshows@gmail.com; Website: hrgemshows.com

6-8VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Show and sale; Treasures of the Earth, Inc; Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $8 for adults, 16 and under free; Vendors offer a wide selection of crystals, minerals, fossils, gemstones and jewelry of all types, pearls and beads and beading supplies. There will be demonstrations and displays by the two local gem & mineral clubs and a gemologist available for appraisals; contact Ellen White, (757) 641-2124; Email: Ellen@TreasuresOfTheEarth.com; Website: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

6-8SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

7-7IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: 12th Annual Members Rock, Gem and Jewelry Sale; Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Society; Bonneville County Fairgrounds, Event Center Bldg, 1542 East 73rd South; Sat. 9-5; Admission - $3, Children 12 and under free; This year's event will be exceptional with the return of Lion Punch Forge's Chris Anderson demonstrating both his and PepeTools equipment; contact Monique Lake, (208) 757-8036; Email: moniquelake1@gmail.com

7-8MONROE, WASHINGTON: 47th Rocktoberfest; Marysville Rock and Gem Club; The Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Display Bldg #500, 14405 179th Ave, SE; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free; Rough, slabs, polished cabs, minerals, fossils, tools, and lapidary equipment, jewelry, demonstrator, club displays and activities for children, free parking. Facebook - www.facebook.com/Marysville-Rock-and-Gem-Club-213484905338173; contact Christina Morrissey; Email: cmvw@frontier.com; Website: www.marysvillerockclub.com

7-8SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Annual show; LOESS Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society; Orr Building Illinois State Fair Grounds, Orr Building Illinois State Fair Grounds; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $2 Seniors and Kids $1; Kids Activities, Door prizes; contact Ed Wagner. Club President, (309) 838-7782; Email: LOESSpresident@gmail.com

7-8SPRINGFIELD, OREGON: 65th Annual Show; Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club; Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3; Free admission (donations appreciated), Free parking; Snack Bar, Kids Corner, Arrowhead Napping Demos, Grab Bags, Jewelry, Rocks, Minerals, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Rock Shop Tour; contact Dean Burkhart, (541) 744-1919; Website: www.springfieldthundereggrockclub.org/

7-8GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society; Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, Children Ages 12 and Under Free With A Paid Adult; 57th Annual Earth's Treasurers Show. 25+ Vendors. Rock, Gem , and Mineral Exhibits. Lapidary and Jewelry Demonstrations. Raffles, Silent Auction, Gold Panning Kids Corner Hot Dog and Ice Cream Trucks and PLENTY of FREE PARKING; contact Mitchell Frank Van Hecke, (530) 575-6134; Email: 4vanclan5@att.net

13-15WARREN, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Mineralogical Society; Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults: $8 online $9 at door; Seniors 62+: $4 online $5 at door, Children 12 and under: $4 online, $5 at door; Uniformed Scouts $3 and Military with ID FREE; The Greater Detroit Gem Mineral & Fossil Show celebrates 78 years with 30+ educational exhibits, 10 guest lecturers, 72 vendors, FREE Mineral ID, FREE panning for real gold flakes, Fossil Dig, $1 Grab Bag, FREE, fluorite crystal to the first 250 attendees each day, Silent Auctions and MUCH MORE; contact David Lurie; Email: dlurie2001@comcast.net; Website: www.michmin.org/show-info

13-15BUCKEYE, ARIZONA: Annual show; West Valley Rock & Mineral Club; Buckeye Arena, 802 N 1st Street; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-2; Adults $3 kids under 13 free; Rocks, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, slabs, cabs, gold panning, scavenger hunt and rock painting; contact Kim Orizaga, (503) 739-1635; Email: kporizaga@yahoo.com; Website: westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com/

13-15COSTA 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 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

14-15SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club; Sierra Vista Mall, 2200 El Mercado Loop; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission & Parking; 49th annual show. Handicapped accessible. Multiple vendors, inside and outside. Jewelry, mineral specimens, rock art, kid's activities. Small show, but well worth the visit; contact Maudie E. Bailey, (520) 249-1541; Email: gmbailey@msn.com; Website: hmgc.site

14-15BRISTOL, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Bristol Gem & Mineral Club; Bristol Community/Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave, 127 Herschel Ave; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, kids under 12 free with paid adult; contact Michael Zagielski; Email: mzagielski@comcast.net

14-15PORT MOODY, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Annual show; Port Moody Rock & Gem Club; Kyle Centre, 125 Kyle Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission by donation; contact Andrew Danneffel, (604) 323-4273; Email: adanneffel@atomation.com; Website: www.portmoody.rocks

14-15TEMPLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Tri-Ciity Gem and Mineral Society; Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, 3303 N. 3rd Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5, Sun. Select Start Time-Select End Time; Adults $5/Juniors $3/ Children 12 and Under Free; "llanite and Topaz and Beryl, Oh My", 53rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show. Features Grand Prize, Door Prizes, Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Kids Activities; contact Ruth Rolston, (254) 718-2559; Email: lrolston@hot.rr.com

14-15TOPEKA, KANSAS: Annual show; The Topeka Gem & Mineral Society; Stormont Vail Event Center - Agricultural Hall, 17th & Topeka; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adult $6, Student (13-17) $2, Child under 13 with Adult Free, $1 off coupon available on website; Special exhibit of locally collected Lake Superior Agates from the Bill Boltz collection on loan from Washburn University and other personal collectors. Kansas Geological Survey, speakers, 4-H displays and more; contact Millie Mowry, (785) 267-2849; Email: rock2plate@aol.com; Website: www.TopekaGMS.org

14-15REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Peninsula Gem and Geology Society, Sequoia Gem and Mineral Society; Redwood City Communities Activity Building, 1400 Rosevelt Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Adults, kids under 12 Free; Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Gems, Jewelry, Beads, Demonstrations, Kids Activities; contact Cliff Imprescia; Email: cci@pacbell.net

14-15FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Annual show; Artisans by the Trinity; CERA, 3300 Bryant Irvin Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free admission and parking; This annual event includes the sale of gems, minerals, fossils, handmade fine jewelry, stained and fused glass art, and a wide variety of pottery. All jewelry, pottery, and art pieces are made by club members of CERA and/or local artists; contact Steve Shearin, (817) 733-5368; Email: steve.l.shearin@lmco.com; Website: www.facebook.com/ groups/CowtownGMG/

20-22DANVILLE, INDIANA: Annual show; American Gem, Mineral And Jewelry Shows LLC; Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E Main St; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $7, Ages 11-17 $2, Free admission for age 10 and under; Vendors offering Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Beads, Fossils and Meteorites; contact Alan Koch; Email: agmjs3@gmail.com; Website: www.americangemshow.com

20-22SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Mid America Paleontology Society MAPS; Illinois State Fair Grounds ORR Building, 66 4H Rd; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 8-5, Sun. 8-3; Free Admission; Talk Friday 5:30 pm Northfield Inn 3280 Northfield Drive. Saturday Live Auction There are talks on fossils given on both Friday and Saturday during the show; contact Thomas Williams, Show Chairman, (815) 228-5083; Email: paleotom234@gmail.com; Website: www.midamericapaleo.org

20-22MASON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Central Michigan Lapidary & Mineral Society (Lansing area club); Ingham County Fairgrounds, Main Arena, 700 East Ash St; Fri. 1-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Teens $3, 12 & under FREE with Adult, Scouts in uniform Free, $1 off coupon on website; 56th Annual Show. Free Parking, Vendors, Raffle, Silent Auction, Fluorescent Display, Children's Activities, Working Demonstrations, Petoskey Stone Polishing, Club & Guest Rock Displays, etc; contact Ruth Ann Lehner, (517) 643-4406; Email: Geacie48@gmail.com; Website: www.MichRocks.org

20-22DEL 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 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

20-22FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Franklin Chamber of Commerce & Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin NC; Robert C Carpenter Community Building, 1288 Georgia Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3; Age 13-18 $2; 12 & Under FREE; Rough & Cut Gemstones, Gold & Silver Jewelry, Minerals, Tools, Demonstrations, Door Prize Drawings every hour ; contact Linda Harbuck, (828) 524-3161; Email: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Website: www.visitfranklinnc.com

20-22AUSTIN, TEXAS: Annual show; Austin Gem and Mineral Society; Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Kids 12 and under free, Ages 13-19 $2, Adults $8, Military and Seniors (60+) $7; Over 30 vendors of jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils & spheres. Exhibits, Touch Table of Rocks and Fossils, Fluorescent Minerals. Silent auction Sat & Sun, demos in faceting, cabbing, and wire wrapping. For the kids Gem Mine and Wheel of Fortune. Theme is Minerals of India; contact Laird Fowller, (512) 458-9546; Email: showchairman@austingemandmineral.org; Website: www.agms-tx.org

21-22SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Sedona Gem and Mineral Club; Sedona Red Rock High School, Hwy 89A at Upper Red Rock Loop Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5 Children 12 and under free; contact Marge Schwartz; Email: bschwar13@msn.com; Website: sedonagemandmineral.org

21-22DES 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 $6, Children 12 & Under FREE and FREE Parking; Vendors selling Gemstones, Beads, Jewelry, Silver, Crystals, Cabochons, Slabs, Rough, Minerals, Specimens, Fossils, Tools, Findings. This event is family-friendly, with activities, speakers, demonstrations, displays, and much more to see; contact Show Committee; Website: www.DMLapidary.org/OurShow

21-22SOUTH CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Kanawha Rock and Gem Club; South Charleston Community Center, 601 Jefferson Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $2 13 years old and up; Free 12 years old and under; Free Military ID; $2 Family with discount postcard; Door prize drawings hourly - must be present to win. Grand Prize drawing: 1st prize $150 gift certificate to use in 2024 show and 2nd prize is $75 to use at 2024 show and do not have to be present to win. Geode cracking Childrens sandbags with rocks and gems Demonstrations; contact Robert Campbell, (304) 925-3974; Email: nancamp54@hotmail.com; Website: kanawharockandgemclu.org

21-22LEWISTON, IDAHO: Annual show; Hells Canyon Gem Club; Nez Perce County Fair Grounds, 1229 Burrell Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5 for the weekend school aged free with paid adult; We have a silent auction, kid's activities, a raffle, hourly door prizes, various vendors; contact Mary Lou Northrup, (208) 816-8329; Email: mlandjl@yahoo.com

21-22SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society; Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6 and children under 12, FREE; Free Parking. Gold Panning. Fluorescent Minerals Display. Children's Activities Area. 35 Vendors. Raffle Prizes. On-going Silent Auction; contact Jolene Coons; Email: jolene4srmgs@gmail.com; Website: srmgs.org

27-29CRANBROOK, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Annual show; Cranbrook Rock & Lapidary Club; Colombo Lodge, 2550 - 8th Avenue South; Fri. 3-9, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Children Under 12 Free. Families with more than three paying members, Max $15; Rocky Mountain Gem, Fossil & Mineral Expo, show and sale. Educational exhibits, vendors, demonstrations, and children's activities; contact Cranbrook Lapidary Club, (250) 464-4427; Email: cranbrooklapidaryclub@gmail.com; Website: cranbrooklapidaryclub.ca, Facebook Cranbrook Lapidary Club

27-29OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Oklahoma Mineral & Gem Society; Oklahoma State Fair Park - Modern Living Bldg, 608 Kiamichi Place; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $8 for Adults; Under 12 - Free; "GEMS & STONES & PETRIFIED BONES" Come see and purchase Treasures of the Earth. Minerals, Gems, Crystals, Fossils, Artisan Jewelry, Tools and Rough Rock. There will be Exhibits, Demonstrations, Education, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Fluorescent Display and a new and bigger Children's Area; contact Doug Pollitt, (405) 537-1997; Email: douglas.pollitt@yahoo.com; Website: omgs-minerals.org

27-29SANTA 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 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

28-29CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show and sale; Summit Lapidary Club and Akron Mineral Society; Emidio's Expo Center, 48 East Bath Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors (55+) $4; contact Summit Lapidary Club, Akron Mineral Society and Gemboree Network

28-29ORANGE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; American Opal Society; Velvet Rose Event Center, 300 S. Flower St; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 admission, kids under 15 free; Opal and Gem Dealers from around the world. Rough and cut opals and other gems, jewelry, & supplies Huge drawing with a custom design grand prize by Stan McCall Free demonstrations: gemstone cutting, identification, gold panning, & more; contact Veronica Purpura; Email: info@opalsociety.org; Website: http://opalsociety.org

28-29SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Diego Mineral And Gem Society; Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Road; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; FREE ADMISSION; FREE PARKING Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Crystals, Jewelry, Carvings, Beads, Equipment, Tools, Slabs, Rough, Books, Demos, Door Prizes, > 20 exhibits, and Free Gem ID. Food in area share same parking lot. There will be 2 food trucks as well on both days; contact LuAnn H Benton, (858) 945-4762; Email: luannz@att.net

28-29ANCHORAGE, ALASKA: Annual show; Chugach Gem and Mineral Society; Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-6; free; Two Large Showrooms, Free Parking; contact Paul Burger; Email: cavemonpaul@hotmail.com

November 2023

3-5HONOLULU, HAWAII: Annual show; Honolulu Show, LLC; Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-6; Adults $10 | Children $5; Brought to you by the founder of the Denver Show, the 22nd Street Show and the NJ Show. See your Asian sellers and buyers halfway instead of hoping they come to Tucson! Hotel is $190 / night; UPS Freight starts at $450 / pallet; the booth fee is $1,200, and flights are free with your FF miles; contact Lowell Carhart, (804) 291-6357; Email: lowellcarhart@yahoo.com; Website: www.Honolulu.Show

3-5EUREKA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Humboldt Gem & Mineral Society; Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris Street; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults-$4, Kids (6-12)-$1, Free admission for kids 5 and under; 68th Annual Humboldt Gem & Mineral Society Show. Live Demonstrations, Silent Auctions, Geode Cutting, Kids Games. Come see our "All Rock Dining Table". A full auditorium of vendors with Rocks, Gems, Gemstones, Fossils, Jewelry, Equipment and Tools. You need (want) it? we have it; contact Toni L Tyson, (707) 502-9574; Email: bluiis911@msn.com

3-5LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Show and sale; Southern Nevada Gem and Mineral Society; Santa Fe Hotel & Casino, 4949 N. Rancho Dr; Thu. 1-7, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; $10 for adults and minors 13-17 which covers all 3 days. Children 12 and under have free entry with adult; VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKS! We invite you for collectible gems and minerals, one-of-a-kind holiday shopping, exceptional lapidary crafts, sparkling jewelry, home decor, demonstrations, and silent auctions Don't miss our kids' corner; contact Dale Bright, (206) 751-3311; Email: SNGMSshowchair@gmail.com; Website: www.SNVGMS.org

3-5EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

4-5CONCORD, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society; Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $7, Under 16 FREE, Active military and first responders with ID; Celebrating 73 years as a club; contact Michael Hopkins, CA; Email: mike@DiabloRocks.com

4-5AMARILLO, TEXAS: Annual show; Golden Spread Gem, Mineral & Treasure Society; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 South Buchanan; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 Adults, under 13 Free, First Responders, & Boy Scouts in Uniform get in Free; Follow Us on FaceBook Golden Spread Gem, Mineral and Treasure Society; contact Roger Wells, (806) 626-4895; Email: Gooseaa88@yahoo.com; Website: www.goldenspreadgemmineraltreasuresociety.com

4-5TAMPA, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tampa Bay Mineral & Science Club of Tampa FL Inc; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4008 US Hwy 301, 10207 Fisher Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission- $10, Seniors and Military $8, Kids under 10 Free; We offer a great diversity of vendors. A fun-filled kids section, a Sluice, a kids Bean Bag game, and a Microscope to view your rocks up close. Plus someone in the kids section available to answer all of your rock questions. We also have a concession stand open during the show and an ATM out front; contact Greig Lundergan, (813) 684-20; Email: tbmscshow@gmail.com; Website: tampabayrockclub.org/

4-5GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Show and sale; Rogue Gem & Geology Club, Inc; Josephine County Fairgrounds Pavilion Building, 1451 Fairgrounds Rd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Vendors, Demonstrators, Silent Auction, Raffle, Kids Corner, Display Cases, Fluorescent Room & Food Truck ; contact Michelle Wheeler, (541) 955-0173; Email: 1313althouse@gmail.com; Website: www.roguegemandgeology.org/

4-5NEW YORK , NEW YORK: Show and sale; New York Gems, Jewelry & Mineral Show; The School of Fashion Industries, 225 West 24Th Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission Fee $6, 12 Years and Under Free with a Paid Adult; The Participants entitled Also entitled to hourly door prices and Attend free lectures organized by the New York Mineralogical Club; contact Bary Gems Inc, (347) 247-6568; Email: barygems@gmail.com; Website: barygems.com

10-12SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; West Coast Gem & Mineral Show; Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport, 2726 S. Grand Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Free Parking at Holiday Inn-OCA; Resale credentials REQUIRED to enter Wholesale; Wholesale closes at 4 p.m. on Sunday; contact Laura L. Delano, President; Email: MineralShowsLLD@gmail.com; Website: www.mineralshowslld.com

10-12GRAY, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Kingsport Gems & Minerals Society; Appalachian Fairgrounds, Building #1, 100 Lakeview Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $ 3, Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult; contact Laura Darsch, (757) 681-2338; Email: laura@tennesseeridgearts.com

10-12PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

10-12HUMBLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Houston Gem and Mineral Society; Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, 10805 Brooklet; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $10 adults, seniors children 10 and under free; Dino Dig Youth Section Swap Area; contact Scott Singleton, (281) 530-0942; Email: show@hgms.org; Website: hgms.org

11-12FREEPORT, ILLINOIS: Annual show; North West Illinois Rock Club; Eagles Club, 1200 Galena Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Will Donation; contact Brian Green, (815) 821-2208; Email: bgreen57@hotmail.com

11-12LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Lake Havasu Gem & Mineral Society; Aquatic Center, 100 Park Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; $2, children 12 and under free; 53nd Annual Lake Havasu Gem & Mineral Show. Minerals, fossils, rock collections and demonstrations. Vendors offer jewelry, faceted and cabochon jewels, fossils, tools, slabs etc. Door prizes. Raffle baskets for scholarships. Food available. Fun and educational for all the family; contact Sandi Willis , (928) 733-6270; Email: willissandie318@gmail.com; Website: lakehavasugms.com

17-19MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society; Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free; Free Admission and Parking! Door Prizes! Geode Cracking! Live Lapidary Demonstrations! Grab Bags! Fun for the whole family! Over 30 dealers with gemstones, crystals, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies, minerals and fossils from all over the world! Come see our club display cases to see what we do; contact Jim Haege; Email: showchair@ccgms.org; Website: ccgms.org

17-19RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Treasures of the Earth, Inc; North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 4285 Trinity Road, Kerr Scott Building; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $8 for adults, 16 and under free; Vendors offer a wide selection of crystals, minerals, fossils, gemstones and jewelry of all types, pearls and beads and beading supplies. Wire-wrappers can design and wrap custom jewelry at the show; contact Ellen White, (757) 641-2124; Email: Ellen@TreasuresOfTheEarth.com; Website: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

17-19HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire; Westside Commons, 801 NE 34th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

18-19LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, LLC (MAGMA); Lebanon Valley Expo, 80 Rocherty Rd; Sat. 10-5; $6, Children under 12 and Veterans Free; Gem Miner's Holiday Show of Gems, Jewelry, Beads, Minerals, Fossils, Gift and Craft Items. Demonstrations and Wholesale Trade Room; contact Teresa Schwab, (301) 807-9745; Email: beadware@rcn.com; Website: www.gem-show.com

18-19MESQUITE, TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem and Mineral Society; Dallas TX, 1700 Rodeo Drive, Convention Center; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults - $8, Kids to 12 - $4, Family of 4 - $20, Teachers-Vets-Srs w/ID - $5, Scouts in uniform - Free; Grand Prizes - Silent Auction - Raffles - Wheel of forturne - Kids Area - Fluorescent display. Vendors from around the world, jewelry, Slabs, Rough, Beads. Demonstrations of Wire Wrapping - Stone Polishing - Knapping - Faceting; contact Diana Case, (214) 349-2022; Email: dgmscontracts@yahoo.com; Website: www.dallasgemandmineral.org

18-19WEBSTER, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Worcester Mineral Club; Richard Novak Gymnasium, 50 Lincoln Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5; Contact club for more information on admission prices; Live Demos, gemologist identification, raffles, door prizes, geodes cracking, gift bags, educational displays, and much more; contact Darlene Fohlin, (860) 428-4148; Email: Hunzo.dgf@gmail.com; Website: Worcestermineralclub.org

18-19BREMERTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Kitsap Mineral & Gem Society; Presidents Hall, Kitsap Fairgrounds, 1250 Fairgrounds Rd. NW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Come join us for our annual Fall Festival of Gems! Demonstrators, Vendors, Juniors Activities, Silent Auction and so much more! Fun for the whole family, come find out about field trips and club activities; contact Danielle Foss; Email: kmgsfallshow@gmail.com; Website: www.kmgsrockclub.com

18-19LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; El Cajon Valley Gem and Mineral Society; Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview St; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free; contact Cheryl Boney, (619) 277-4981; Email: ecvgms@gmail.com; Website: ecvgms.org

18-19WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches; South Florida Fairgrounds, Expo Center East, 9067 Southern Blvd; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $10, 2 day pass $15, Children under 12 are free. Visit gmspb.org for a $1 off coupon; Dealers from all over the country offering jewelry, beads , rocks, minerals, loose gemstones, settings, findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and more. Educational activities and exhibits. Demonstration area. Hourly prized and a grand prize; contact Richard Tracey, (803) 518-1385; Email: rtracey@gladesassociates.com

December 2023

1-3DULUTH, GEORGIA: Annual show; Bellpoint Gem Show; Gas South Convention Center (New Location), 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy; Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; Admission $8 Cash Only at Door; Select dealers from near and far selling extraordinary minerals, jewelry, gem, fossils, healing stones, beads, crystals, rocks; contact BJ; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointpromotions.com

1-3COSTA 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 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

2-3BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society; Cora Harper Community and Fitness Center, 841 Barstow Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 48th annual gem show. Free parking; contact Judith Livingston, (760) 617-5300; Email: j.livingston1950@yahoo.com; Website: mdgms.net

8-10WEST JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; R.O.C.K. (Rockhounders Outreach for Community Knowledge); Viridian Library and Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Entry donation is $2 except for Scouts in Uniform and children under 12 are free admittance; 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; contact Angela Dieter (801-634-5167)/Janica Wright (801-641-8588)

8-10SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fashion accessories & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

9-10MOUNTAIN HOME, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Ozark Earth Science Club; Baxter County Fairgrounds, 1507 Fairgrounds Dr, Education Bldg; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Boy scout uniform $1; Demonstrators, Minerals, fossils, gems, Jewelry. Kids corner with lots of games; contact Allison; Email: OzarkEarthClub@gmail.com

March 2024

15-17MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Bellpoint Gem Show; Cobb Co. Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy ; Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; Admission $8 cash only at the door; Select dealers from near and far selling extraordinary minerals, jewelry, gem, fossils, healing stones, beads, crystals, rocks; contact BJ; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointpromotions.com

15-17ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Abq. Gem & Mineral Club; Expo NM State Fairgrounds, 300 San Pateo Dr. NE; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Fri. $2, Sat & Sun $5, kids 12 and under are free; 60 dealers, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, findings, cabochons, beads, fossils, petrified wood ; contact Paul Hlava, (505) 850-7524; Email: paulfhlava@gmail.com; Website: http://www.agmc.info

23-24CEDAR RAPIDS , IOWA: Annual show; Cedar Valley Rock And Mineralogical Society; Cedar Valley Rock And Mineralogical Society, Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, 4400 6th Street SW; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-4; Adults over 18 $3, student 12-18 $1,children under 12 free, youth groups with an adult free; Child-friendly and excellent opportunities for homeschooling. Gem sluice, Rock and pebble kit, dinosaur bones, geodes, lots of vendors, raffle prizes, and door prizes. Silent auction; contact Marvin Houg, (319) 350-9435; Email: M_Houg@yahoo.com; Website: Cedarvalleyrockclub.org