Saturday, Dec 03, 2022

Rock & Gem Show Dates

 
 

December 2022

9-11LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA: Annual show; Bellpoint Gem Show; Gwinnett Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy; Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; Admission $5 Cash Only at the Door; Select dealers from near and far selling extraordinary minerals, jewelry, fossils, healing stones, beads, crystals, rocks; contact BJ; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointpromotions.com

9-11SANTA 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 & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: www.gemfaire.com

10-11COTTONWOOD , ARIZONA: Annual show; Cottonwood Holiday Gem and Mineral Show; Lux Verde Hotel, 301 AZ-89A ; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Free; Amazing vendors inside and outside! Turquoise and many other rare materials. Beautiful Arizona rainbow petrified wood and much more. Food, crafts & raffle; contact Michael Weissenfluh, (480) 280-7557; Email: Michaelweissenfluh@gmail.com

10-11MOUNTAIN HOME, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Ozark Earth Science Club; Baxter County Fairgrounds Educational Building, 1507 Fairgrounds Dr; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $2 Scouts in Uniform and children under 12 free; This year we will be having a Grand prize of a Mineral and a Fossil. (Need Not be Present to win) Childrens games, Hourly drawings; contact Allison, (417) 679-0466

January 2023

6-8MESA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Flagg Mineral Foundation; Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Avenue; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free admission and parking; Please join us for the 50th Flagg Gem and Mineral Show at Mesa Community College, corner of Dobson Road and US 60. Free admission and parking, over 100 dealers, ATM, displays, club booths, food trucks and great weather! Free activities for kids. The largest show in the Phoenix area; contact Dana Slaughter; Email: dsminerals@aol.com; Website: flaggmineralfoundation.org

13-15GLOBE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Gila County Gem & Mineral Society Inc; Gila County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 single adult, $5 a couple and kids free; LOTS OF CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES ** DEMONSTRATORS AND VENDORS LAPIDARY EQUIPMENT/TOOLS **40+ SPECIMEN DISPLAYS HOURLY DOOR PRIZES ** AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!! PRESENTATION FOR ALL AGES SPECIAL GUEST JOHN O'BRIEN - WHAT IS A FOSSIL @ 1PM FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY ; contact Jodi Brewster, (623) 810-9780; Email: jodibrewster66@gmail.com; Website: gilagem.org

14-15DELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society; Volusia County Fairgrounds (Tommy Lawrence Arena), 3150 E New York Ave, 1000 Walker St., Lot 292; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 adults, kids 12 and under free; Free Parking, Grand Prize Drawing, Silent Auction, Over 40 Vendors, Demos, Visit our website for $1 off coupon; contact Mary DeJan, (386) 871-6221; Email: tomokagmsvendor@gmail.com; Website: tomokagms.org

18-22LAUGHLIN, NEVADA: Show and sale; Shows of Integrity; Tropicana Hotel and Casino Pavilion, 2121 Casino Dr; Wed. 10-5, Thu. 10-5, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5; Please check with event for admission details; Sunday 10-5 Daily Door Prize Drawing; contact Terry James, (903) 815-5957; Email: info@showsofintegrity.com; Website: www.showsofintegrity.com

21-22FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS: Annual show; Fredericksburg Rockhounds; Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pioneer Pavilion, Hwy. 16 South; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Free; 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 Frank Rowell, (325) 248-1067; Email: hcgms20@gmail.com; Website: fredericksburgrockhounds.org

27-29TYLER, TEXAS: Annual show; East Texas Gem & Mineral Society; Tyler Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Drive; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, students $1; Rock Food Tables, Florescent Rock Display, Club Member Collection Displays, Lapidary Demonstrations, kids game; contact Ed Grounds, (903) 316-9157; Email: egrds1@gmail.com; Website: www.etgms.org/

January 2023-February 2023

25-5TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; JOGS International Exhibits; Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E Irvington Rd; Fri. 10-6; $15; contact Yelena Masenko, (213) 629-3030; Email: info@jogsshow.com; Website: jogsshow.com/

February 2023

2-4TUCSON, ARIZONA: Show and sale; United States Faceters Guild; Old Pueblo Lapidary Club, 3118 N Dale Ave; Thu. 10-5, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-9; See website for admission details; A great event to learn Faceting, or hone your skills, presentations on dopping, heating, using software, stone evaluation, machine demonstration, door prizes, stone competition, and the Faceters Hob Nob to finish it off Saturday night; contact David Smith, 520-907-5527; Email: David@beadholiday.com; Website: USFacetersguild.org

4-5MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Central Brevard Rock & Gem Club; Kiwanis Recreation Center, 951 Kiwanis Island Park; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $6 adults, $1 off coupon available on website or Fl today advertisement, children under 12 are free with an adult; We will have about 25 vendors selling, rocks, minerals, specimens, gems, slabs, handmade and fabricated jewelry and findings. There will be a sluice and spinning wheel primarily for the kids and those young at heart. Silent auction and raffles will be running both days; contact Roz Mestre, (321) 431-0159; Email: roz.mestre@att.net; Website: www.centralbrevardgems.com

9-12TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, Inc; Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Avenue; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Ticketed event - Open to the Public - Retail Sales - This Show is for all ages - Adults, Seniors, Kids, etc.; 68th Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® THEME: SILICA – Agates and Opals and Quartz, Oh My; contact Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, Inc, (520) 322-5773; Email: tgms@tgms.org; Website: www.tgms.org/show

11-12OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: 57th Annual Sweetheart of Gems Show; Whidbey Island Gem Club; The Center in Oak Harbor, 51 SE Jerome St; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free; Door Prizes, Member Displays, Vendors, Demonstrators; contact Victoria Lovett; Email: vick_o_rama@hotmail.com

18-19ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antioch Lapidary Club; Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 West 10th Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; ADULTS - $6, Kids 12 and Under and Scouts in uniform Free with Paid Adult, Active Military with ID - free; Variety of Dealers featuring Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Meteorites, Crystals, Beads, Jewelry and more. Activities include Rock & Gem Identification, Demonstrations, Educational Displays, Silent Auction, Free Kids Activities. Something for everyone and every age; contact Kelly Plumb, (510) 693-9075; Email: Kellyplumb900@yahoo.com; Website: Antiochlapidaryclub.com

24-26CLARKDALE, 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; Dealers, wire-wrapping and geode-splitting demonstrations, agates, fossils, gems, beads, findings, cabochons, crystals, geodes, rock slabs, tumble-polished minerals, handcrafted jewelry, carvings and unique gift items; Kids Corner offers free mineral specimens for children 12 and under; contact Bill Hedglin, (928) 634-0269; Email: billkarin3@q.com; Website: www.mingusgem.club

25-25LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Bone Valley GM&FS; First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, P.O. Box 906; Sat. 9-4:30; $3 Adults, Children under 18 and teachers Free; Door prizes, spin & win mineral wheel, kids treasure dig, educational displays, silent and chance auctions, lots of dealers selling rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, hobby supplies; contact Jim Reed, (863) 255-0651; Email: BoneValley.info@gmail.com; Website: www.bonevalley.net/

25-26BOISE, IDAHO: Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show; Idaho Gem Club; Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 kids under 12 free; We offer demonstrations, showcases, kid’s games, silent auction, & loads of vendors; contact Brent Stewart, (208) 342-1151

25-26VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem and Mineral Society; Solano County Fairgrounds, McCormack Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo CA 94589; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, kids under 12 free; Gems, geodes, fossils, beads and minerals from around the globe. Discover lapidary and stone crafts from vendors and live demonstrations. Something for everyone! Silent auction, geode cuttings, and games of chance and discovery for kids; contact Debra Duhon, (415) 254-1506; Email: dduhonvgms@gmail.com; Website: vjgems.co/

25-26JACKSON , MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society; Mississippi Trade Mart on the State Fairgrounds, 1200 Mississippi Street; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-4; Adults $8: Students $3: Scouts & Leaders in Uniform $2: Children 5 & under Free; Over 25 dealers of gems, fossils, minerals, jewelry, lapidary tools, beads, and more. Demonstrations of Lapidary art including flint knapping, cabochon cutting, and jewelry making. Exhibits and educational opportunities by colleges and State organizations. Childrens Activities; contact Leslie A Lane, (601) 344-8171; Email: rock2lanes@gmail.com; Website: www.missgems.org

25-26ANCHORAGE, ALASKA: Spring rock and gem show; Chugach Gem and Mineral Society; Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-6; free; free parking; contact Paul Burger; Email: cavemonpaul@hotmail.com

March 2023

3-5FOREST GROVE, OREGON: Annual show; Tualatin Valley Gem Club; Forest Grove National Guard Armory, 2950 Taylor Way; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $1; children 12 & under free with adult; 64th Annual Rock and Gem Show Vendors, Displays, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Kid’s corner fun, Demonstrations; contact William Harvey Jr; Email: WLHARVEYJR@msn.com; Website: www.tvgc.org

3-5NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley; Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave; Fri. 10-4, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-3; $10/3 day; $6/day; under 13 Free w/adult; Family-friendly, Educational event. 35+ dealers, local & from across the country: Jewelry, Supplies, Gemstones, Rocks, Fossils, Minerals, Crystals, Opals, Faceted Gems, Beads. Fluorescents. Exhibits. Gem ID. Kids Spin Wheel. Geodes. Door Prizes. Auction, Sat. 2 p.m. Hand crafted - Raffle $1; contact Cathy; Email: showchair@mgscv.org; Website: mgscv.org/show.html

3-5PORTLAND, OREGON: Annual show; 71st Oregon Agate and Mineral Society Annual Show; OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) Auditorium, 1945 SE Water Avenue; Fri. 9:30-5:30, Sat. 9:30-5:30, Sun. 9:30-5; free; Demonstrations and exhibits showcasing lapidary and creativity skills, jewelry, kids corner, rock, mineral, and slab sales, rock food table, touch table and much more! (no vendors); contact Sonia Watt; Email: sonywatt@yahoo.com

4-5ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show; East KingCo Rock Club; Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Avenue NW; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free; We have 26 gem, jewelry and mineral dealers, gem and mineral displays, stone sculpture exhibit, kid’s activities, silent auction, Whats My Rock identification and hourly door prizes; contact Kim Villines, (425) 828-3872; Email: earthlightgems@gmail.com; Website: EastKingCo.org

4-5ANCHORAGE, ALASKA: Spring Rock and Gem Show; Chugach Gem and Mineral Society; Midtown Mall, 600 E Northern Lights Blvd; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-6; free; Free Parking, 2-weekend event; contact Paul Burger; Email: cavemonpaul@hotmail.com

4-5WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Annual show; Delaware Mineralogical Society; DoubleTree by Hilton, 4727 Concord Pike (Rt-202); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5; Seniors (60+) $5, Adults (18-59) $6 ($5 with coupon), Juniors (12–17) $3, Scouts in Uniform & Children under 12 Free when accompanied by a paying adult; Family Friendly show features educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens; a roster of fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; raffles of interesting specimens and a children’s area, where youngsters may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens; contact Christine Verdi; Email: 1DMS.President@gmail.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/Delaware-Mineralogical-Societys-Annual-Gem-Mineral-and-Fossil-Show-109057331950888

4-5CALDWELL, IDAHO: 69th Annual Show - Rock & Gem Show 2023; Owyhee Gem & Mineral Society; OConner Field House, 2207 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 kids 11 and under free with adult; Dealers, Demonstrators, Blacklight Display, Wheel of Gems, Sand Dig, Grab Bags, Door Prizes Every Half Hour, Raffles, Silent Auction, Grand Prize; contact Paul Deveau, (208) 994-8025; Email: devidaho@q.com; Website: www.OwyheeRocks.com

4-5MERIDEN, CONNETICUT: Annual show; The Lapidary & Mineral Society of Central CT; Maloney High School, Gravel Street; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5; Minerals, gemstones, crystals, exhibits, and much more; contact Tom Benedict; Email: meridenmineralclub@gmail.com; Website: www.lmscc.org

4-5VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society; Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free! Fairgrounds does charge a parking fee; 50 exhibits of gems, minerals, fossils & lapidary arts; on-going demos of lapidary arts & jewelry making; raffle prizes & silent auctions; a Second-Hand Treasures Store & plant sale; 15+ dealers; children's activities & free resources for teachers. A SoCal tradition for 6 decades & counting; contact Richard Slyker, (805) 312-8467; Email: info@vgms.org; Website: www.vgms.org

10-11COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Panorama Gem and Mineral Club; Northeast Washington Fairground, 317 West Astor; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Venders, display cases, black light display, kid’s activities; contact Johnie Pitman; Email: jgpitman@outlook.com; Website: panoramagem.com/

10-11RICHBORO, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Leidy Microscopic Society; Advent Lutheran Church, 45 Worthington Mill Rd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 9-6; $25 half table - $40 full table- Visitors $5 Fri & $10 Sat (includes lunch on Sat.); 46th Leidy Micromount Symposium Study and explore mineral specimens enhanced by magnification through the microscope; contact Donald McAlarnen, (610) 247-5097; Email: donmcalarnen@outlook.com; Website: leidymicroscopical.com

10-12APPLE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club; 47th Annual Stoddard Wells Rockhound Tailgate, Stoddard Wells Rd; daily 9-5, daily 9-5, daily 9-5; Free ; When arriving, please take 1-15 toward Barstow to Bell Mtn Rd / Stoddard Wells Rd Exit 157 & Dale Evans Parkway. Vendors offering slabs and cabs, findings and equipment, minerals and fossils, rough materials, handcrafted and faceted jewelry, family field trip to marble varieties; contact Mark Lantz, (760) 243-2330; Email: president@vvgmc.org; Website: vvgmc.org

10-12VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Retail show; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club - Stoddard Wells Rockhound Tailgate; 15056B Seventh Street, Stoddard Wells Road, 11473 Mint St; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; contact Mark Lantz, 760-243-2330; Email: president@vvgmc.org

10-12KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City; KCI Expo Center, 11730 NW Ambassador Dr, 2102 SE Shale Ridge Dr; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; Adults $7, 2-day pass $12, 3 day pass $18, Child 5-12 $4, Child 4 & under Free,; Free Parking. Special exhibits, fluorescent minerals, flintknapping, lapidary demonstrations, 60+ retail dealers; wholesale dealers, identification booth, gold panning lessons. silent auctions, scholarship benefit auction Saturday evening; contact Bruce Stinemetz, (816) 795-5159; Email: kcgemshow@yahoo.com; Website: kcgemshow.org

10-12AUGUSTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Augusta Gem & Mineral Society and Aiken Gem & Mineral Society; Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $4 Daily Pass or $6 Weekend Pass - Children under 12 FREE with paying adult; Member Display Cases, Lapidary Demonstrations, Educational Resources, Hourly Door Prizes, Treasure Dig, Grab Bags, Geodes Sold & Cut, Grand Door Prize, Snack Bar Dealers: Gold Silver, Fine & Everyday Jewelry, Loose Gemstones, Cabochons, Slabs, Crystals, Minerals, Fossils, Treasures, Beads & More; contact Wayne Parker; Email: agams.club@gmail.com; Website: www.aikengmfs.org or www.agams.club

11-12NEW YORK , NEW YORK: Show and sale; New York Mineralogical Club; Heigh School of Fashion Industries, 225 West 24th Street New York GYM 3rd Floor; Sat. 10-6, Sat. 11-5; Admission $6 per person and 12 years under free with a paid adult; Free lectures and hourly door prices, dealers from far and near with a large selection; contact Mohamed Bary, (347) 247-6568; Email: barygems@gmail.com; Website: barygems.com

11-12KALISPELL, MONTANA: Gold, Gem, and Mineral Show; Northwest Montana Rock Chucks; Flathead County Fairgrounds, Expo Building, 265 North Meridian Road; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $2 high school age and up, children middle school and younger - free; Our rock show features a wide variety of items from our vendors; demonstrations and displays by our club members and the local gold prospectors group; silent auctions featuring items from local rockhounds, fossil collectors, and flint knappers. Our kids corner is one of the most popular attraction; contact Lloyd Fager , (608) 436-0780; Email: oldgrayelf@sbcglobal.net

11-12FILER, IDAHO: 73rd Annual Rock, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show; Magic Valley Gem Club; Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, 215 Fair Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2 children under 12 get in free if accompanied by an adult; Member display cases, dealers rough and jewelry work, door prizes, youth games, demonstrations, polished rock grab bags, silent auction and more; contact Sam Marsh; Email: bigdawg66@yahoo.com ; Website: magicvalleygemclub.org

11-12TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mother Lode Mineral Society; Stanislaus Fairgrounds, 900 North Broadway; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $8, kids 12 and under free; Animatronic dinosaur for kids to touch; contact Belinda Wendland; Email: bwendx2@yahoo.com

17-19MARIETTA , GEORGIA: Annual show; Bellpoint Gem Show; Cobb Civic Ctr, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy; Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; $8 Admission (cash only); Select dealers from near and far selling extraordinary minerals, jewelry, gems, fossils, healing stones, beads, crystals, rocks; contact BJ; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointpromotions.com

17-19JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem and Mineral Society; Jackson County Fairgrounds - American 1 Event Center, 128 W. Ganson; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5; Adults: $4, Seniors $2, Students $1 - 4 and under FREE. Veterans FREE on Friday and Boy/Girl Scouts in uniform Free; Everyone Welcome! Family Fun for All! We have: GEMS, MINERALS, ROCKS, FOSSILS, HOURLY RAFFLE, BIG RAFFLE, EXHIBITS, LAPIDARY SUPPLIES, HUGE SILENT AUCTION, DEMONSTRATORS, DOOR PRIZES, BEADS AND JEWELRY. We also have fun activities for the kids in the family. Would love to see you; contact Sally, (517) 522-3396; Email: saltoosal2@yahoo.com; Website: mgmsrockclub.com Facebook: Michigan Gem and Mineral Society

17-19ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club; Expo NM State Fairgrounds, 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 10-6, Thu. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Fri. $2, Sat. & Sun. $5, kids under 13 Free; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Expo, in the Creative Arts Bldg. Enter Gate 3 @ San Pedro and Copper. 50 + dealers, mineral specimens, jewelry, cabochons, beads, fossils, slabs, rough, petrified wood, tools, equipment Door prizes, silent auctions, junior table, displays; contact Paul Hlava, 505-850-7524; Email: paulhlava@q.com; Website: www.agmc.info

18-19MISSOULA, MONTANA: 28th Annual Hellgate Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Lapidary Sale; Hellgate Mineral Society; Hilton Garden Inn, 3700 North Reserve St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $3, children 14 and under free with adult admission; Vendors selling all aspects of the lapidary trade. Demonstrating cab making, faceting, wire wrapping & flint knapping. One table especially for the kids, where they dig through the gravel and pick out gemstones. We also have a club table, selling grab bags, a florescent mineral tent, and cases; contact Neil Maier or Lora Hall; Email: info@hellgatemineralsociety.org; Website: hellgatemineralsociety.org

18-19SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, 16344 Shady View Lane; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults: $6, Kids 12 & under Free, Military & first responders & their dependents free with valid ID Free Parking; Beautiful gems and minerals, kids discovery corner, demonstrations, exhibits, hourly prizes, and touch table; contact James Fox, (408) 356-7711; Email: jfox152@comcast.net

18-19LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem & Mineral Show; Trinity Hall, 470 Champion St; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free; Featuring gems & minerals from around the world! Fossils, Jewelry, Beads, Stone Carvings, Lapidary Rough, Geode Cutting, and Artisan Jewelry; contact Dave Morrell, (559) 362-8904; Email: lemooregemandmineralclub@gmail.com; Website: www.facebook.com/AndLemoore

24-26CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Fresno Gem and Mineral Society; Clovis Rodeo Grounds, 748 Rodeo Drive; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission, all ages; The 3rd Annual Central Valley Gem & Mineral Show, sponsored by the Fresno Gem & Mineral Society, presents a great show for viewing, learning about and purchasing minerals, fossils, gems, beautiful handmade jewelry & much more; contact Peggy J Keating-Bolm, (708) 822-0361; Email: peggykeatingbolm2@gmail.com; Website: www.facebook.com/events/941764213213343/?ref=newsfeed

24-26SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 62nd Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show; Rock Rollers Club of Spokane WA; Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana at Broadway; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; General Admission $8; Seniors and Military $7; Scouts in uniform and Children 12 and under FREE; Dealers, showcases, children’s activities and door prizes! Admission good all weekend Free Parking See us on Facebook: Spokane Rock Rollers Gem Mineral & Jewelry show; contact Steve Koon; Email: silakoondioxide@yahoo.com; Website: www.rockrollers.org

24-26LOVELAND, COLORADO: Annual show; Fort Collins RockHounds Club 60th Annual 2023 Club Gem & Mineral Show; The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds, Thomas M McKee Building, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO 80538; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adult admission is $4 for one day or $7 for a 3-day pass. Student (12-18 years old) admission is $1. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. (Admission is cash only. The dealers take plastic.); Club exhibits will feature Jade and petrified wood. Metro State University hosts rock identification educational experience. Door prizes, two grand prizes, grab bag sales, children's activity table, demonstrations, and the silent auction are ongoing. Our dealers have everything for rockhounds; contact Nancy Howerter, (970) 206-9569; Email: fcrockhounds@gmail.com; Website: www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org

25-26POCATELLO, IDAHO: Annual show; South East Idaho Gem and Mineral Society (SEIGMS); Bannock County Fairgrounds, 10588 Fairground Dr; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $3 Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult; We will feature vendors, silent auction, demonstrations, fossil dig, spin the gem wheel, door prizes, awesome displays, and more; contact Joe Rodriguez; Email: rodrider4@msn.com

25-26WYSOX, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, Inc; Wysox Vol. Fire Hall, 111 Lake Road, PO Box 224; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults - $3, Students - $1, Under 8 free; Special exhibit by Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, fluorescent mineral program, kids mini-mine, geode cutting, dealers selling minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry; contact Bob McGuire, (570) 928-9238; Email: uvbob1942@gmail.com; Website: www.chehannarocks.com

25-26FERNDALE, WASHINGTON: 61st Annual Rock and Gem Show; Mt. Baker Rock and Gem Club; Pioneer Pavilion, 2007 Cherry Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free; Vendors and displays on hand; contact Wes Gannaway; Email: debnwes@comcast.net; Website: www.mtbakerrockclub.org

25-26CANTON, OHIO: Annual show; Stark County Gem and Mineral Show; Stark County Fairgrounds, 305 Wertz Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors 55 and older $4, kids (6 to 14) $1, Scouts in uniform free; Door prizes, gem and mineral dealers with lapidary items, jewelry, beads, rock slabs, gem and mineral specimens. We have a fluorescent display, kids games, silent auction for kids and adults; contact Vicky Waltz, (330) 862-2162; Email: fvwaltz46@live.com

25-26JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society; Craig Center, Rock County Fairgrounds, 1301 Craig Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free admission, Goodwill donations appreciated; Please join us for our 52nd Annual Rock, Gem, Fossil & Mineral Show. Tons of kids activities, Speakers throughout the weekend, Vendors in beautiful minerals, fossils, gems & jewelry, Club displays, Demonstrations & our Amazing Fluorescent Display; contact Laurie A Trocke, (608) 935-0597; Email: laurie.trocke@landsend.com; Website: Badgerrockclub.org

25-26TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Sierra County Rock and Gem Society; Sierra County Fair Barn, S Broadway St @ Hyde; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free; Rough & Finished Rock, Slabs, Cabs, Beads, Jewelry, Petrified Wood, Fossils. Field Trips, Presentations, Demos. Gold and Sapphire Panning. Wheel of Fortune. Family Friendly. Door Prizes; contact Dan Lorimier, (575) 740-2927; Email: scragssierracounty@gmail.com; Website: scrags.org

March 2023-April 2023

31-2RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club; Kerr Scott Bldg, NC Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd; Fri. 3-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free; Club areas – Hospitality with grab bags, free magazines, membership and raffle prize tickets, Geode of club purchased geodes, cut open, Silent Auction for both children and adults of minerals, fossils and jewelry and Demonstration with artists wire wrapping, making gem trees and cutting stones; contact Cyndy Hummel, (919) 779-6220; Email: mchummel@mindspring.com; Website: tarheelclub.org

31-2WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Retail show; H & R Gem Shows; South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $8 Adults. Kids 12 and Under Free. Veterans/Military/First Responders $1 off regular admission. One admission good for all 3 days; Free Parking. 24,500 sf of fabulous vendors including jewelry, gemstones, crystals, rocks, beads, minerals, rough, fossils and more; contact Jerri A Heer, (419) 344-9999; Email: hrgemshows@gmail.com; Website: hrgemshows.com

April 2023

1-2ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA: Show; Dales Rocks & More; Furniture and Things Community Event Center, 1000 School St NW; Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; $1 Adults / 14 and under Free with Adult; Come & enter an exciting world where artisans are showing their one-of-a-kind pieces! We are coming together to present unique Rocks, crafts and collections! It is amazing; contact Dale Fure, (612) 708-82; Email: dalesrocks_more@outlook.com

1-2SILOAM SSPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Society; Siloam Springs Community Building, 110 N. Mt. Olive Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults, $3. Children under 10, free; Arkansas Rocks! is our theme, with rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry galore. Kids Corner area features childrens activities. Educational displays featuring club members findings. Lapidary Demonstrations to show how rocks are cut and polished. Silent auction and door prizes all day; contact DeLane Cox, (479) 254-0894; Email: delanec3@earthlink.net; Website: Facebook: NWAGMS

1-2SWEET HOME, OREGON: 73rd Annual Sweet Home and Mineral Show; Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society; Sweet Home High School Gym, 1641 Long Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults - .50, Children 12 and under free with adult; Displays by skillful artisans and devoted hobbyists. Demonstrations by lapidary artists, such as cabochon creation, wire wrapping, flint knapping, and geode preparation. Vendors offer a wide variety of gems, minerals, fossils and slabs. Activities for adults include raffles and door prizes; contact Ed Anderson, (541) 451-2740; Email: ela4rocks@gmail.com

1-2TAMPA, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tampa Bay Mineral & Science Club; FL State Fairgrounds - Special Events Center, 4800 US 301, Enter through MLK Jr. entrance; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $10 at the door, $8 if purchased in advance, through club website; Parking is free. ATM out front. Inside event with A/C. Concession stand. Over 63 vendors, offering rough, slabbed, cabbed, rocks, geodes, minerals, crystals, jewelry, and fittings. A special kids section with: a sluice, rock IDing, blacklights, microscope, cornhole and rock painting; contact Greig Lundergan, (813) 684-2039; Email: tbmscshow@gmail.com; Website: tampabayrockclub.org

1-2DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Des Plaines Valley Geological Society; Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center, 2222 Birch St, 530 Timber Dr; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Please check with club for admission details; Rocks, Gems, Fossils, Jewelry. Childrens Area. Free Parking. Silent Auction. Door Prizes. Raffle Prizes. Mineral identification available; contact Frank Edward Lavin, (815) 222-8197; Email: Nival42@hotmail.com

1-2CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club; Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 9:30-3:30; Adults $5, kids 12 & under free with paid adult, scouts in uniform free with paid adult; Free parking, free mineral specimen for kids, Door Prize Drawings, Exhibits, Food available onsite. CVMC is a non-profit educational organization; contact Barbara Meyer, (978) 394-3144; Email: bjmeyer56@yahoo.com; Website: www.cvmineralclub.org

7-9OGDEN, UTAH: 70th Gemstone Junction Rock and Gem Show; Golden Spike Gem and Mineral Society; Golden Spike Event Center, Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N 1200 W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; (Donation) Adults $5; Students 12 – 18 $3; Children under 12 free with an adult; EXPLORE: Wheel of Fortune, gem search, touch & See area with rock specimens, visit dinosaur park fossil experts, buy a grab bag, watch lapidary demonstrations, see Mr. Bones walking dinosaur puppets VISIT: OVER 25 DEALERS selling Fossils, Rocks, Minerals, Gold, Jewelry, Beads, Gemstones, Supplies; contact Margie Miller, (385) 205-9187; Website: goldenspikegem.org

7-9PENSACOLA, FLORIDA: Retail show; H & R Gem Shows; Pensacola Interstate Fair, 6655 Mobile Hwy, 9016 122nd Av; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Adults. Kids 12 and under Free. Teens/Veterans/Military/First Responders $1 off. Admission good for all three days; Free Parking. 20,000 sf of fabulous vendors. Jewelry, gemstones, crystals, rocks, minerals, beads, fossils, rough and more; contact Jerri Heer, (419) 344-9999; Email: hrgemshows@gmail.com; Website: hrgemshows.com

14-16RICKREALL, OREGON: WAMS River of Gems 66th annual rock show; Willamette Agate and Mineral Society; Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S Pacific Hwy W; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 per person 18 and older, 17 and younger are free; There will be dealers, demonstrators, display cases, silent auctions, oral auction, a fluorescent exhibit, and games for the kids; contact Ken Stubenrauch; Email: wams.riverofgems@gmail.com; Website: www.WAMSI.net

14-16DANVILLE, 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

14-16PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Retail show; H & R Gem Shows; Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center, 1601 E Dr MLK Jr Blvd, 9016 122nd Av; 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 3 days; Free Parking. 15,000 sf of fabulous vendors. Jewelry, gemstones, crystals, rocks, minerals, beads, fossils, rough rocks and more; contact Jerri Heer, (419) 344-9999; Email: hrgemshows@gmail.com; Website: hrgemshows.com

14-16SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Wasatch Gem Society; Bastian Agricultural Center, 2100 West 11400 South; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $2 adults, kids 12 and under free; Door Prizes, Wheel of Fortune, Kids Table, Show and Tell, Demonstrations, Show Case Displays, Crystals, Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Wood, Gemstones, Jewelry, Dino Bone and more; contact Roberta Chase, (801) 541-7569; Email: roberta.chase@outlook.com

15-16MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Inc; Pavilion of the City of Marion, 1602 Sioux Dr; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $2, Children 18 and under free; Educational displays, rocks, minerals, fossils and jewelry. Fluorescent displays, silent auctions, raffle, spin-n-win artifacts and more; contact Michael Chontofalsky, (618) 532-0455; Email: chontofalsky@att.net; Website: siesclub.org

21-23WICHITA, KANSAS: Annual show; Wichita Gem & Mineral Society; Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults: $5; Young People: 13-17: $1; Children 12 and under (with adult): FREE; Wichita’s 69th annual Gem & Mineral show is themed Earth’s Hidden Treasures. April 22 is Education Day; contact Gene Maggard, (316) 742-3746; Email: gandpmaggard@gmail.com; Website: www.wgmsks.org

21-23YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Yakima Rock and Mineral Club; Central Washington State Fair Park Modern Living Building, 1301 South Fair Avenue; Fri. 10-4, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, $1 off with coupon, Students $2, K – 12 years old free with paying adult; Sparkling Parade of Gems - 2023 - Celebrating our 60th Show. Jewelry Dealers, Children’s Activities, Rock, Mineral & Fossil Dealers, Grab Bags, Wheel of Fortune, Door Prizes, Raffle, Silent Auctions, Special exhibits and displays. Food will be available, Free Parking at Gate #5. There are nearby RV parks; contact Marti Sondgeroth, (509) 910-3484; Email: marthams@q.com; Website: www.yakimarockclub.com

22-23CUYAHOGA FALLS,, OHIO: Show and sale; Akron Mineral Society and Summit Lapidary Club; Emidios Expo Center, 48 E Bath Rd, 2028 Tallmadge Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors (55+) $4, Children 7-14 $1. 6 and under and Scouts Free; Our vendors will feature Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Gemstones, and Jewelry plus supplies. We have lapidary displays, youth activities, demonstrations of lapidary arts and mineral identification. We have geode cracking, silent auction, door prizes, food trucks. Free parking, handicap accessible; contact Evelyn Tryon, Vendor Chair, (330) 673-9664; Email: Gemboree76@gmail.com

29-30TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Miami County Gem & Mineral Club; Miami County Fairgrounds, 650N. Co. Rd. 25-A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3 - Free admission for age 17 and under; Dealers selling minerals, fossils, specimens, jewelry and gems; Demonstrations and displays; Activities for children; contact Dewey Buck, (937) 308-3012; Email: deweybuck12@gmail.com; Website: www.mcgamc.org

29-30KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club; Benton County Fairgrounds, Building 2, 1500 South Oak Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 children 14 and under free with paid adult; Exhibits; Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Dealers; demonstrations including cabochon fashioning, gemstone faceting, gem trees, sphere making, silversmithing, wire wrapping; silent auction; junior activities; door prizes; raffle; Fluorescent displays; Geode cracking; tailgating Sunday morning; contact Larry Hulstrom, (509) 308-8312; Email: rockhound132@charter.net; Website: www.lakesidegemandmineralclub.com

29-30ELMA, WASHINGTON: 55th Annual Rock Show; Grays Harbor Rock and Gem Club; Grays Harbor County Fair and Event Center, 43 Elma-McCleary Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; free; Silent auction. Kids spin a wheel. Demonstrations. 1/2 hour drawings. Vendors. RV parking; contact Gary Emberley , (360) 533-6196; Email: melissa624@hotmail.com

29-30DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club; The Dover ELKS LODGE, 282 Durham Road (Route 108); daily 10-4, daily 10-4; $5 Adults, children under 12 Free (must be accompanied by adult); Large venue with many fine dealers of Gems, Minerals, Jewelry and more. Silent auction every ½ hour and door prize drawing every hour. Rock saws running to open your geode treasures, cabbing demonstrations both days and a Kids Dig area; contact Brian, (207) 606-972; Email: cshore108@yahoo.com; Website: https://www.senhmc.org/

29-30EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Eau Claire County Expo Center, 5530 Lorch Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free; 59th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society Show & Sale. Featuring Fluorescent Minerals, Jewelry, Gemstones, Minerals, Agates, Geodes, Fossils, Petrified Wood, Rock Art, Beads, Supplies, Copper & Silver Finds, Crystals, Amethyst, Books & Rough Rock. Activities for Children. Demonstrations; contact Paul Tubbs, (715) 834-5747; Email: CVGMS2017@gmail.com

29-30IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; SE KY Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Club; Estill Co. Schools Central Office, 253 Main St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-3; free; contact David Davis; Email: redandblackrocks@yahoo.com; Website: www.mountainmushroomfest.org

29-30WEST SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; West Seattle Rock Club; Alki Masonic Temple (West Seattle), 4736 40th Avenue SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free; Silent Auction, Vendors, Demonstrations, Activities for Kids; contact Annette Nelson, (206) 379-3677; Website: www.westseattlerockclub.org

May 2023

5-7KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society; Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adult admission: $5, Children under 12 are free. Scouts, free when in uniform; The 2023 show is bigger — 50,000+ sq. ft. New vendors. Play a game, polish a Petoskey stone, crack open a geode, build a mineral collection, search out fossils, buy some beads. Learn about geology through the many KGMS member displays; hands-on educational activities provided by Western MI University; contact Dave Haas, (269) 625-5909; Email: stonehouserock@cs.com; Website: kalamazoorockclub.org

6-7IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; North Shore Rock & Mineral Show; Topsfield Fairground, 207 Boston Road, Rte.1; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $6 per person; $5 with card; Seniors $5; Children under 12 free; Free Parking; contact Kenneth Barrie Cooper, (978) 337-4486; Email: drkencoop@comcast.net

6-7WACO, TEXAS: Annual show; Waco Gem And Mineral Club; Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Children 6 and under- Free; Scouts in Uniform- Free; Youth 7 thru 17-$3; All others-$5; contact Roy G. Cooper, (254) 749-9961; Email: Coopersfarmstore@yahoo.com; Website: www.WacoGemandMineral.org

6-7MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society; Marshfield High School Fieldhouse, 1401 Becker Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free; contact Cynthia Kelman, (608) 347-1765; Email: kelman@tznet.com; Website: www.heartofwisconsinrocks.com

6-7LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club; Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W AVE H ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission and Parking; The Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Clubs Annual show is right around the corner. Our annual show will be held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. We will have lots of vendors, displays and activities for individuals and families. Please note that dogs are only allowed if they are service animals; contact Jamie, (661) 526-3564; Email: marylandoriole@gmail.com; Website: avgem.weebly.com

6-7KINGMAN, ARIZONA: Annual show; Mohave County Gemstoners; Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2900 Fairgrounds Blvd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free to All; Rock & Gem and Mineral Show, Indoors, Lots of Free Parking, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Treasure Box Raffle; contact Daina Sandhop, (425) 268-9983; Email: ddaes1961@hotmail.com

13-14SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Show and sale; Southwest Gem and Mineral Society; Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 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

13-14BRAINERD, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society; Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, 2000 S.E. 13th Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults- $2, Children Under 12- $1, Mothers- Free on Sunday (Mothers Day); 80+ Vendors, Lake Superior Agates, Rocks, Minerals, Crystals, Jewelry, Displays, Sluicing, Kids Activities including an Agate laced rock pile, Rock & Geode Cutting, Flint Knapping Demonstrations, Rock Wizard, Concessions; contact Ed Opatz, (320) 250-1363; Email: cuyunarockgemclub@gmail.com; Website: www.cuyunarockclub.org

13-14HERMISTON, OREGON: Hatrockhounds Annual Show – Natures Treasures Under Foot; Hatrockhound Gem and Mineral Society; Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center (EOTEC), 1705 East Airport Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 children 12 and under free with an adult; Dealers, displays, kid’s corner, silent auction, demonstrations; contact Mike Filarski, (541) 571-2593; Email: stonemorlin1@netscape.net

19-21PORTLAND, OREGON: Mt Hood Rock Club’s Rock and Gem Show; Mt Hood Rock Club; Kliever Memorial Armory, 10000 NE 33rd Dr; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3; free; 30+ Vendors selling: minerals, rocks, beads, jewelry, fossils, and more. Kids corner with games and activities, Raffle prizes, door prizes and hourly prizes, Demonstrations in lapidary & wire wrapping, silent auction table with bargains, displays of fossils, minerals, lapidary etc; contact Darrell Engelhard; Email: mhrcdc@gmail.com; Website: www.mthoodrockclub.com

20-21WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN: Show and sale; Wisconain Geological Society; Muellner Building, Hart Park in Wauwatosa, 72nd and State Street (Park Entrance); Sat. 10-4:30; Adults $3 or two for $5, Children Free, Parking Free; Geology Displays Dealer Sales of Gems, Mineral, Fossilds, Jewelry Children's Activities Door Prizes Food Available; contact Paul Schmidt, (414) 771-8668; Email: pvs@wi.rr.com; Website: wigeo.org

26-28MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: Retail show; H & R Gem Shows; Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E Hibiscus Blvd, 9016 122nd Av; 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. 16,000 sf of fabulous vendors. Jewelry, gemstones, crystals, rocks, minerals. beads, fossils, rough rock and more; contact Jerri Heer, (419) 344-9999; Email: hrgemshows@gmail.com; Website: hrgemshows.com

26-28SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; American Gem, Mineral And Jewelry Shows LLC; Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Blvd; 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

27-28MONROE, WASHINGTON: 68th Annual Gem, Jewelry, & Mineral Show; Everett Rock and Gem Club; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Weikel Event Center, 18359 Cascade View Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free; Crystals and geodes; displays and exhibits; tools and equipment; kids’ activities; silent auction; Club Sales table; hourly door prizes; dealers; and demonstrations. Free Parking; contact Fritz Mack, (425) 232-0809; Website: www.everettrockclub.com

27-28CANBY, OREGON: 59th Annual Gem and Rock Show - “Rock Jamboree in 2023”; Clackamette Mineral and Gem Corp; Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 NE 4th Ave; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; free; Vendors, door prizes, demonstrations, kid’s korner, guess the weight, slabs, raffle, bargain rocks, displays, silent auction, free parking; contact Karen McAllister; Email: gmaktmc@gmail.com; Website: www.clackamettegem.org

June 2023

2-3SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozarks Gem & Mineral Society; Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 815 E Farm Rd 182 (Planview); Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5; Admission is Free; Vendors with a variety of treasures to sell - there is something for everyone, including rough, slabs, cabs, jewelry, minerals, display specimens, geodes, gems, fossils and more. Its an outdoor event and fun for the entire family; contact Amy Hinkler, (417) 597-4657; Email: omgms.57@gmail.com; Website: ogms.rocks

2-4BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Puyallup Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Swiss Park - Bonney Lake, 9205 198th Ave. E; Fri. 12-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free; contact Jillian Higgins, (253) 987-6751; Email: pvgamc@gmail.com; Website: puyallupvalleygemandmineralclub.com/

9-11MILACA, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Dales Rocks & More; Hairy Mosquito Trading Co, 21287 US-169; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; This is the 4th Annual Rock N Gem & Artisan Show. There are adventures for everyone!! There will be over 65 vendors set up in an outdoor park-like setting selling Everything Rock & Gem Related! There will also be other Artisans that are offering their own personal creations just for you to choose from; contact Dale Fure, (612) 708-8279; Email: dalesrocks_more@outlook.com

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 Adults, Children under 12 free; contact Toni Floyd; Email: tonifloyd41615@gmail.com; Website: palomargem.org

10-11ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem and Mineral Club; California Center for the Arts - Convention Center, 340 North Escondido Blvd, 41615 Chaparral Dr; 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 D Floyd; Email: pgmcshow@gmail.com; Website: palomargem.org

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 Father’s 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

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)

July 2023

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

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

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

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; Don’t 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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

October 2023

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

6-8HILLSBORO, 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. Kid’s 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

6-8ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Jay Penn; 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

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

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

20-22DANVILLE, 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

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