Rock & Gem Show Dates

 
 

March 2019

22-24SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S State St; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, and cleaning and ring sizing while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

22-24HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.; Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave Dr SE; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, free for children under 12, Boy & Girl Scouts in uniform, law enforcement and military with ID, and approved school and youth groups; Theme: “Gems, Minerals and Fossils from the Mountains to the Coast,” focal display and presentations, hands-on displays, mini-mine, faceting, cabochon cutting, identification by geologists; contact Dean Russell, 5254 Olde School Drive, Hickory, NC 28602, (828) 303-14; Email: cvgmcsecretary@aol.com; Website: www.cvgmc.com

22-24LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club; Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-5; Friday $10 per person for Rock Party preview (and Friday admission is good for the rest of the show), Sat/Sun – adults $2, child $1, and free admission for scouts in uniform; Lexington Rock, Gem, and Jewelry Show, with dealers offering minerals, rocks, gems, jewelry, and equipment, along with fluorescent displays and demonstrations; contact Allen Ferrell; Email: kyrock2010kentucky@yahoo.com; Website: www.bggamc.homestead.com

22-24MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Bellpoint Gem Show; Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; $5, free admission for children under 15 with a paying adult ; amazing dealers offering minerals, fossils, jewelry, healing stones, rocks, cabochons, beads, crystals, gems, and geodes ; contact Damian w/ Bellpoint ; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointpromotions.com

22-24LOVELAND, COLORADO: Annual show; Fort Collins Rockhounds, Inc.; Thomas M. McKee Building, Larimer County Fairgrounds, The Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4/day or $7 for a 3-day pass; students (12-18 w/id) $1, free admission for children under 12 accompanied by an adult (cash payment only at door); dealers selling ore-grade specimens, slabs, and fine jewelry; quartz family exhibit presented by the Fort Collins Rockhounds club hands-on rock identification event presented by Metro State University; demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Nancy Howerter, 4655 Player Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525, (970) 206-9569; Email: fcrockhounds@gmail; Website: www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org

23-24ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Roseville Rock Rollers Gem & Mineral Society; @the Grounds (Placer County Fairgrounds), 800 All America Blvd., off Washington; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; ; educational activities, more than 60 vendors, and many exhibits throughout the fairgrounds; contact Gloria, PO Box 452, Roseville, CA 95661, (916) 216-1114; Email: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Website: www.rockrollers.com/show.html

23-24WYSOX, PENNSYLVANIA: Show; Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club; Wysox Vol. Fire Co. Social Hall, 111 Lake Rd. ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, free for children under 8; dealers with minerals, fossils, lapidary, special exhibit by Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, and fluorescent programs by UVBob; contact Bob McGuire, 224 Church St., Lopez, PA 18628; Email: uvbob1942@gmail.com; Website: chehannarocks.com

23-24HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club / Western Mass. Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show; Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St. (Route 9); Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, free for children 12 and under with a paying adult and Boy and Girl Scouts in uniform; minerals, jewelry, fossils, gems, crystals, free mineral specimens for children, exhibits ; contact Helen Rodak; Email: helenrodak@gmail.com; Website: www.cvmineralclub.org

23-24ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society; Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 101 Frogtown Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults and seniors $5, free for children under 12 with a paying adult ; contact Anna Christiansen, 245 N 6th Ave, Oakdale, CA 95222, (209) 847-1173; Email: annachristiansen7132@comcast.net; Website: calaverasgemandmineral.org

23-24CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA: Annual show; Cedar Valley Rocks and Minerals Society; 4400 6th Street SW, Hawkeye Downs Expo Center; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-4; $3, students $1, free admission for children under 12; this year’s show theme is Celebrating Geodes — Iowa’s Mysterious State Rock, held in conjunction with AFMS and Midwest Federation annual shows, features vendors, educational programs, gem sluice, silent auction, and activities for children; contact Marv Houg, 1820 30th Street Drive, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, (319) 364-2868; Email: M_Houg@yahoo.com; Website: Cedarvalleyrockclub.org

23-24JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Badger Lapidary and Geological Society; Rock County Fairgrounds / Craig Center, 1301 Craig Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; 49th Annual Rock, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, dealers, speakers, fluorescent tent, displays, demonstrations; contact Debbie Wehinger, (608) 897-2608; Email: jdrules3@gmail.com; Website: https://www.badgerrockclub.org/

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

29-30ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem Mineral and Fossil Club; Pontotoc County Agriplex, 1710 N Broadway; Fri. 8-6, Sat. 9-5; free; vendors from surrounding states offer a variety of minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, along with flint knapping demonstrations, displays, and activities for children ; contact Bobby Freeman, 1111 East Central Blvd, Ada, OK 74820, (580) 235-5946; Email: bfreeman.1966@yahoo.com

29-31SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 60th Anniversary Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show; Rock Rollers of Spokane, WA; Spokane County Fair and Event Center, N 404 Havana; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6 (good all weekend), seniors and military $5, Scouts in uniform free, children 12 and under free with paid adult; more than 40 dealers, 60 display cases, fossils, crystals, minerals, specimens, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize, free parking; contact MikeShaw, (509) 251-1574; Email: showchair@rockrollers.org; Website: www.rockrollers.org

29-31PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

29-31RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club; State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Kerr Scott building; Fri. 3-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; club display areas, geode booth for purchase and cutting of geodes, demonstrations of gem trees, cabbing, faceting, and wirewrapping, silent auction, and activities for children; contact Cyndy Hummel, 10609 Chelsea Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603, 919-779-6220; Email: mchummel@mindspring.com; Website: tarheelclub.org

30-31CANTON, OHIO: Annual show; Stark County Gem and Mineral Club; Stark County Fairgrounds, 305 Wertz Ave. ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors (55+) $4, children (6-14) $1, free admission for scouts in uniform; 52nd annual show with vendors offering minerals, rocks, gems, lapidary art and supplies, demonstrations, displays, and activities for children; contact Jeffrey Storz, 4547 Brunnerdale Avenue NW, Canton, OH 44718, (740) 680-7714; Email: jstorz42@gmail.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/SCOGMC/

30-31SWEET HOME, OREGON: 71st Annual Rock and Gem Show ; Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society; Sweet Home High School Gym, 1641 Long Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $0.50, free for children 12 and under ; dealers with gem, minerals, slabs, and fossils, cabochon, wirewrapping, flint knapping and geode preparation demonstrations; contact Ed Anderson, (541) 451-1577; Email: ela4rocks@gmail.com

30-31BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: 58th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Mt. Baker Rock and Gem Club; Bloedel-Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free; dealers and club sales of rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, and jewelry, demonstrations, gold panning, auction, activities for kids ; contact Dick Carr; Email: rjcarr@juno.com

30-31PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; The Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society; Lu Lu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, kids under 12 $, free for all Boy and Girl Scouts in uniform ; fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, exhibits and raffles; contact Douglas M Klieger, 26 Cabot Court, Chesterbrook, PA 19087, (610) 316-8052; Email: dklieger@verizon.net; Website: www.philamineralsociety.org

30-31MIDLAND PARK, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; The North Jersey Mineralogical Society; Midland Park High School, 250 Prospect Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $4, free admission for children under 12; more than 20 dealers offering a variety of materials ; contact Jeff Wilson, 14 Beach DR., Montague, NJ 07827; Email: buckwood4@yahoo.com; Website: www.nojms.webs.com

30-31POCATELLO, IDAHO: Annual show; Southeast Idaho Gem and Mineral; Bannock County Fairgrounds, 10588 Fairground Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $2 adults, free admission for children under 12; contact Larry Manhart, (208) 705-7273; Email: mlarry13@msn.com

30-31FORT DODGE, IOWA: Annual show; River Valley Rockhounds, Inc.; Webster County Fairgrounds, 22770 Old Highway 169; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 11-4; $1, free admission for children 12 and under; dealers, displays, free specimens for children, and silent auction; contact Robert Wolf, 3521 10th Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, (515) 955-2818; Email: midnightwriter@frontiernet.net; Website: http://www.amfed.org/mwf/states/Iowa/RiverValley.html

April 2019

4-6WYOMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club; Rogers Plaza Town Center, 972 28th Street SW; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30-9, Sat. 9:30-7; free admission; Expanded number of dealers, demonstrations, exhibits, rock and mineral identification, and a popular table for children featuring mini-collections and grab bags; contact LaDonna Austhof, 3605 Wentworth Dr. SW, Wyoming, MI 49519, (616) 426-7169; Email: ladonnaausthof@gmail.com; Website: http://indianmoundsrockclub.com/

4-7JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree; Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree, 6225 Sunburst Street; daily 9-6; free admission; located near Joshua Tree National Park, a wholesale/retail show with more than 60 dealers offerings a wide variety of items; contact Wayne Hamilton, 6225 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760) 366-2915; Email: jtsportsmans@ymail.com; Website: jtsportsmansclub.com

5-6ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: 46th Annual Atlantic Micromounters’ Conference; The Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area, Inc.; Holiday Inn Express, 6055 Richmond Hwy.; Fri. 6-9, Sat. 8:30-9; $30 - cost for two-day conference; Topics to be addressed include Electron Microscopy: The Final Frontier of Magnification, Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium 3. Orthosilicates discussed by Dr. Robert J. Lauf, and Rare Earth Minerals by Dr. Michael Pabst; contact Kathy Hrechka; Website: www.dcmicrominerals.org

5-7 INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agricluture/Horticulture Building, 1202 E. 38th Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults: $5.00 — ticket good all 3 days. Free admission for children under age 16.; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the country. Gifts for children.; contact Van Wimmer, Sr., 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153-8025, (540) 384-6047; Email: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Website: www.toteshows.com

5-7EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Lane County Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

5-7VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem & Mineral Society; Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Sante Fe Ave; daily 9-5; free admission; contact Kurt Kluey, CA; Email: klueysgems@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.vistarocks.org

5-7VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem and Mineral Society; Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; Largest outdoor show in California with rough, slabs, gemstones, minerals, jewelry and handcrafted items; contact Kurt Kluey, (760) 917-5781; Email: Klueysgems@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.vistarocks.org/

6-6MADISON, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Middle Tennessee Rockhounds; Amqui Station, 303 Madison Street; Sat. 10-4; free admission; The ‘Dig It! Gem, Mineral and Fossil Festival features vendors offering various items, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Wayne Ramsey, Goodlettsville, TN 37072, 6154912293; Email: wramsey205@comcast.net; Website: http://rockhound.org

6-7ORANGE, CONNETICUT: Annual show; The New Haven Mineral Club; Amity Regional Middle School, 100 Ohman Ave.; Sat. 9:30am-5pm, Sun. 9:30am-5pm; $6 donation for adults and free admission for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult; 46th annual show featuring minerals, gems, jewelry and fossils offered by dealers, along with door prizes, lectures, and demonstrations; contact A. Doyle; Email: president@newhavenmineralclub.org; Website: http://newhavenmineralclub.org/

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

6-7SPRINGFIELD, OREGON: 62nd Annual Rock and Mineral Show; Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club; Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-3; free; contact Dean Burkhart, (541) 744-1919; Email: burkhaks@aol.com

6-7JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: Show and sale; New York Southern Tier Geology Club; Johnson City Senior Center, 30 Brocton St. ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10:30-4; adults $4, and free admission for children under 12; 50th anniversary show, dealers, displays, ultra violet show, and silent auction; contact Thomas Ogden, 96 West Main St., Bainbridge, , NY 13733; Email: stonecuttertom@yahoo.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/New-York-Southern-Tier-Geology-Club-571826199572927/

6-7CENTRAL POINT, OREGON: Annual show; Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral Society; Jackson County Expo - Olsrud Arena, 1 Peniger Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $5, seniors $3, and students $2; 64th annual show with a wide variety of vendors selling everything from jewelry to rough rock slabs, plus, demonstrations, thunder egg putting, silent auctions, and raffles; contact Elizabeth Ellingson; Email: elizabeth@silverrockdesign.com; Website: www.craterrock.com

6-7PINECREST, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild; Evelyn Greer Park, 8200 SW 124 Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, and free admission for children under 12 (with paid adult admission); vendors offering mineral and fossil specimens, gemstones, and fine jewelry; exhibits, displays, demonstrations, raffles, geode splitting, and activities for children; contact Sandy Mielke; Email: webguy@mmlg-inc.org; Website: www.miamigemandmineral.com.

6-7DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Des Plaines Valley Geological Society; Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center, 2222 Birch St.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, seniors $2, students $1, free admission for children under 12 with a parent; dealers offer fine gem, mineral, fossils and jewelry, demonstrations, exhibits, gold panning, fluorescent display, activities for children; contact Frank Lavin, 9942 Montrose Ave, Schiller Park, IL 60176, (815) 298-9178; Email: nival42@hotmail.com

6-7SPRINGFIELD, OREGON: Annual show; Springfield Thunder egg Rock Club; Willamalane Adult center, 215 W C St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-3; free admission; 62nd annual rock and mineral show, rocks, slabs, minerals, jewelry; demonstrations; activities for children, and proceeds benefit student scholarships; contact Dean Burkhart, 1244 Delrose Dr, Springfield, OR 97477, (541) 744-1919; Email: Burkhaks@aol.com

7-7WATERLOO, IOWA: Show and sale; Black Hawk County Gem and Mineral Society; Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St.; Sun. 12-5; free, but donations are accepted; dealers offering gem, minerals, fossils, and gemstone jewelry, as well as exhibits, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Dave Malm, (319) 266-6433; Email: davidmalm@cfu.net

12-14SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions; Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41); daily 10-5; $5, and $4 if you mention this listing; show and sale of gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads; contact Frank Cox Productions, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941) 954-0202; Email: frankcox@comcast.net; Website: http:www.frankcoxproductions.com

12-14OGDEN, UTAH: Annual 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; adults $3; children 12 - 18 $2, free for kids under 12; contact Margie Miller, (385) 205-9187; Email: gemshow@goldenspikegem.org; Website: goldenspikegem.org

12-14ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society; National Guard Armory, 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, kids (grade school age) $2; visit www.cfmgs.org to obtain a $1 discount coupon on admission; contact Gordon Oakley, 5032 Lido Street, Orlando, FL 32807, (407) 592-4358; Email: oakleysmall@gmail.com; Website: www.cfmgs.org

12-14DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; RMGM Promotions; Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 15500 E. 40th Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Wholesale and retail sales, gold panning lessons, wire wrapping classes, and activities for children; contact Sandra Gonzales ; Website: https://www.rmgmpromotions.com/

13-14EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: April Rock Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th St. SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206) 714-3922; Email: collma1@comcast.net

13-14MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club; Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5005 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, free for children under 14 ; speakers and presentations, geode cutting, and a silent auction ; contact Meredith Meehan, CA; Email: mgmc@sti.net; Website: http://mariposagemclub.org

13-14KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club; Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 South Oak; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, free for children 12 and under ; 40 collectors’ exhibits, dealers, demonstrations of sphere making, silversmithing, and wirewrapping, fluorescent displays ; contact Larry Hulstrom, (509) 308-8312; Email: rockhound132@charter.net; Website: www.lakesidegemandmineralclub.com

13-14IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: Annual show; Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Society; Recreation Center, Memorial and B St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults 3, free for kids 12 and under ; contact Tom Strong, (337) 384-6820; Email: knappingtom@hotmail.com; Website: http//ifrockhounds.com

13-14ABILENE, TEXAS: Annual show; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society; Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N 6th; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $4, children (6-12) $2, free admission for children under 6 and scouts and military personnel in uniform; dealers, fluorescent display, geode cracking, exhibitions, raffles and auctions, activities for children ; contact Kay, 3118 Woodglenn Cove, Abilene, TX 79606, (325) 668-8558; Email: kmcdaniel23@suddenlink.net; Website: http://www.new.calichetimes.com/page13.html

13-14WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Parck Comunity Center, 1375 Civic Drive, (at Broadway); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $12, free admission for children under 12; more than 35 dealers offering crystals, minerals, gems, and jewelry; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-78; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: http://www.crystalfair.com

13-14PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Lucia Rockhounds; Paso Robles Event Center , 2198 Riverside Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, and free admission for children and active duty military; more than 30 dealers offering a range of minerals, fossils, crystals, meteorites, jade, jewelry, lapidary rough, displays, demonstrations, geode-cracking, and activities for children; contact Kim Noyes, P.O. Box 1672, Paso Robles, CA 93447, (805) 610-060; Email: kimnoyes@gmail.com; Website: slrockhounds.org

13-14DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club; Dover Elks Lodge , 282 Durham Rd. (Rte 108); Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, free admission for children under 12 with a paying adult; 15th Annual Earl & Malvina Packard Rock, Gem & Mineral Show, larger venue with more dealers than previous years, gems, minerals, rocks, jewelry, rock saws running to open geodes, and cabbing demonstrations; contact Brian, (207) 710-6254; Email: cshore108@yahoo.com; Website: www.senhmc.org

13-14STANDISH, MAINE: Annual show; Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society; Saint Joseph's College, 278 Whites Bridge Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors and teens $4, free admission for children 12 and under; more than 50 wholesale and retail dealers, displays of mineral specimens, fossils, beads, meteorites, fluorescent rocks, stone art, activities for childrenf; contact Steven Bridge, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, ME 04084, (207) 893-7953; Email: sbridge@sjcme.edu; Website: https://www.mainemineralclub.org/annual-gem-show

13-14SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society; City of Siloam Community Building, 110 N Mt Olive St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, free admission for children under 12; Vendors offering a variety of rocks, minerals, jewelry and supplies, demonstrations, displays, and auctions; contact Aubrey Reynolds, 3607 Edward Ave, Springdale, AR 72762; Email: aubreyreynolds49@gmail.com; Website: https://www.nwarockhounds.org/

13-14COLUMBUS, OHIO: Annual show; Columbus Rock and Mineral Society and Licking County Rock and Mineral; Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd., ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $7, seniors (60+) $6, youth (6-15) $3, free admission for children under 6, teachers, scouts and 4-H members with ID; 25 dealers, the largest children’s area in the Midwest, competitive exhibits, demonstrations of lapidary, cabbing, faceting, flint knapping, and gold panning; contact Craig Kramer, 628 Sanbridge Cir E, , Worthington, OH 43085, (614) 436-4511; Email: show-info@ColumbusRockAndMineralSociety.org; Website: https://www.columbusrockandmineralsociety.org/

19-21SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

19-21SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Wasatch Gem Society; Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Events Center, 2100 West 11400 South; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, free for kiids 12 and under; dealers with rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, crystals, fossils, rock home décor, demonstrations, museum displays, and educational events ; contact Roberta Chase, (801) 966-0639; Email: roberta.chase@outlook.com; Website: www.wasatchgemsociety.com

19-21RICKREALL, OREGON: 64th Annual River of Gems - The Strange, Odd, and Curious; Willamette Agate and Mineral Society; Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S Pacific Hwy. W; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2; free admission for children 11 and under ; dealers offering various rocks, gems, and minerals, with demonstrations, displays, and exhibits, an auction, and activities for children; contact Mimi Surgeon, (503) 602-9405; Email: wams.riverofgems@gmail.com; Website: www.WAMSI.net

19-21ALPINE, TEXAS: Annual show; Chihuahuan Desert Gem and Mineral Club; Alpine Civic Center, 901 West Holland Avenue; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free; regional geology presentation, and activities for children; contact Judith Brueske, PO Box 195, Alpine, TX 79831, (432) 244-9503; Email: ocoent895@gmail.com

26-28GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Annual show; Rogue Gem and Geology Club; Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $2, free admission for children under 11 ; free admission on Friday only, vendors offerings rough and mineral specimens, finished lapidary work, displays, demonstrations, and activities for children ; contact Janet Fields, 378 Dexter Way, Grants Pass, OR 97527, (541) 415-1720; Email: jfields123@outlook.com

26-28SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

26-28WICHITA, KANSAS: Annual show; Wichita Gem & Mineral Society; Cessna Activity Center, 2744 S. George Washington Blvd; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($4 with coupon), children 12 to 17 $1, and free admission for children 12 and under when accompanying a paying adult; dealers offering various rocks, minerals, fossils, and gems, club exhibits, demonstrations, silent auctions, and activities for children; contact Peggy Duggan Maggard, 8318 SE Highway 77, Leon, KS 67074, (316) 742-3746; Email: gandpmaggard@gmail.com; Website: www.wgmsks.org

26-28YAKIMA , WASHINGTON: Annual show; Yakima Rock and Mineral Club; Central Washington State Fair Park, The Modern Living Building, 1301 South Fair Avenue; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $5 adult, $2 student and three-day bands available, free admission for children under 12; dealers offering a variety of rocks, gems, minerals, and fossils, silent auctions, and activities for children; contact Marti Sondgeroth, (509) 248-6401; Email: marthams@q.com; Website: www.yakimarockclub.com

26-28CONROE, TEXAS: Annual show; RMGM Promotions; Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; New Show! Wholesale and retail sales, demonstrations and classes, and activities for children; contact Sandra Gonzales; Website: https://www.rmgmpromotions.com/

27-27CORNVILLE, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Verde River Rockhounds; Windmill Park, 9950 E. Cornville Road; Sat. 9-5; free admission; New Show! Wholesale and retail sales, demonstrations and classes, and activities for children; contact Jan Avery, Po Box 653, Cornville, AZ 86325-0653; Email: jaelav334@gmail.com; Website: http://www.verderiverrockhounds.com

27-28KENT, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Crystallography Gem + Mineral Market; Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N, 3801 S. Alaska St., #208; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission, children must be accompanied by an adult; more than 50 vendors, crystals, rocks, minerals, gems, fossils and jewelry, beads, metaphysical tools, unique art, live painters, natural products, artists, crafters and healers, kids are welcome, but please do not leave them unattended (there are lots of fragile items here); contact Michelle Ferris, 117 E. Louisa St., PMB 169, Seattle, WA 98102, (206) 582-9157; Email: crystallographygems@gmail.com; Website: crystallographygems.com

27-28SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; West Seattle Rock Club; Alki Masonic Temple, 4736 40th Avenue SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free; contact Annette Nelson; Email: wsrc.show@gmail.com; Website: www.westseattlerockclub.org

27-28MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society; Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.; Fri. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (two-day pass $8), children 12 and under $2, free admission for scouts in uniform; more than 50 dealers and exhibitors, activities for kids, inclusion of the popular Memphis Rock Banquet, which is a display of rocks that looks like food; contact W.C. McDaniel; Email: info@theearthwideopen.com; Website: www.theearthwideopen.com

27-28SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society; Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St; daily 10-5; adults $6, free for children under 12, scouts and military in uniform; 30 vendors, demonstrations, geode cutting, ‘Pick Your Prize’ raffle to support the club’s educational offerings; contact Sarah Hawklyn; Email: shawklyn@yahoo.com; Website: www.scrockngem.org

27-28ELMA, WASHINGTON: 51st Annual Gem and Geology Show - Earth's Treasures; Grays Harbor Gem and Geology Society; Grays Harbor County Fair and Event Center, 43 Elma-McCleary Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; free; silent auction, vendors, demonstrations, and activities for children ; contact Gary Emberley, 624 Faimont Place, Aberdeen, WA 98520, (360) 533-6196; Email: melissa624@hotmail.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/GraysHarborGeologyandGem/

27-28TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Miami County Gem & Mineral Club; Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N County Rd 25A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2; contact Dewey Buck, 160 Windmere Dr., Troy, OH 46371, (937) 308-3012; Email: dewey.buck@pcmg.com

27-28EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Eau Claire County Expo Center, 5530 Lorch Avenue ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free; 56th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society Show & Sale, featuring gemstones, minerals, agates, geodes, fossils, petrified wood, rock art, beads, supplies, copper, silver, and rough rock, with activities for children, and demonstrations ; contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715) 834-5747; Email: CVGMS2017@gmail.com

27-28CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Annual show; Akron Mineral Society and Summit Lapidary Club; Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Rd, 2028 Tallmadge Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors (over age 55) and students age 15 and older $4, children age 7-14 $1, and free admission for children six and under, and scouts and military in uniform; more than 30 vendors presenting minerals, rocks, fossils, gemstones, beads, and tools, with demonstrations, displays, and activities for children ; contact Evelyn Tryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd, Kent, OH 44240, 3306739664; Email: gemboree76@gmail.com; Website: gemboree.org; Facebook: Gemboree

27-28LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H (Hwy. 14 & Ave. H); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; dealers offer rock, gem, and mineral specimens, fossils, and jewelry, gold panning, geodes, silent auctions, demonstrations, displays, and activities for children; contact Susan Chaisson-Walblom, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Lancaster, CA 93536, 6614060143; Email: slchaisson@yahoo.com; Website: www.avgem.weebly.com

28-28SEVERNA PARK , MARYLAND: Annual show; Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Inc.; 169 Defense Highway Annapolis, MD 21401, Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway; Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free for children under 10 and military veterans, visit patuxentlapidary.org to obtain a $1 coupon of admission; vendors will offer fossils, minerals, Jewelry, and cabochons; contact Laura Block, 169 Defense Highway , Annapolis, MD 21401, (443) 398-1840; Email: lmblock2001@yahoo.com; Website: patuxentlapidary.org

28-28SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND: Annual show; Patuxent Lapidary Guild , Inc.; Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway; Sun. 10-5; $6 ($1 off coupon available on the site), free admission for children under 10 and veterans; Vendors offering minerals, jewelry, cabochons, and fossils; contact Laura Block, MD, (443) 398-1840; Email: Lmblock2001@yahoo.com; Website: Patuxentlapidary.org

28-28SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND: Annual show; Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Inc.; Earleigh Heights VFC Fire Hall, 161 Ritchie Hwy.; Sun. 10-5; $6, free admission for veterans and children under 10 ; contact Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Inc., (410) 929-3742; Email: patuxentinfo@gmail.com; Website: https://www.patuxentlapidary.org/

May 2019

3-5SACRAMENTO, 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 and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

3-5MCPHERSON, KANSAS: Annual show; McPherson Gem and Mineral Club; McPherson County Fairgrounds, 710 W. Woodside; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10:30-3; free; free rock identification, raffles, and activities for kids; contact Alan Hedrich, 761 4th Ave., Inman, KS 67546, (620) 747-2265

3-5KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society; Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, free for children 12 and under ; 60th show, occupying 40,000 sq. ft. of space, hands on activities, lectures and demonstrations ; contact Wrifton Graham, (269) 615-7073; Email: KGMSvendors@gmail.com; Website: KalamazooRockClub.org

3-5YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Yucaipa Valley Gem and Mineral Society; Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival, Yucaipa Blvd and Adams St.; Fri. 6-10, Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; free admission; More than 17 rock, gem and jewelry dealers, demonstrations, and activities for children will take place during the combined Yucaipa Music and Art Festival and Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show; contact Chuck Barlick, PO Box 494, Yucaipa, CA 92399, 813-767-6718; Email: chuckbarlick@gmail.com; Website: YVGMS.org

4-5CINCINNATI, OHIO: Annual show; Cincinnati Mineral Society, Cincinnati Dry Dredgers; Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults $9, $12 two-day pass; $3 for children. Free admission for scouts in uniform and teachers with ID with one paid adult admission. ; contact Terry Huizing, 5341 Thrasher Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45247, (513) 574-7142; Email: tehuizing@fuse.net; Website: www.geofair.com

4-5KINGMAN, ARIZONA: Annual show; Mohave County Gemstoners; Kingman Academy of Learning, 3420 N Burbank; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; Featuring hand crafted jewelry and art, turquoise, fire agate, many slabs and cabs in a range of prices will be offered; educational displays, silent auction and door prizes, and numerous activities for children; contact Mary Gann, 928-757-8121; Email: quadpol@aol.com; Website: www.gemstoners.org

4-5TOPSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; North Shore Rock & Mineral Club; Topsfield Fairgrounds, Coolidge Hall and Trade Building, Rte. 1A, ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6 (save $1 with presentation of ad), seniors $4, free admission for children under 12; retail and wholesale dealers. minerals, fossils, beads, gem stones, jewelry, lapidary, mineral and fossil identification, and hands-on activities; contact Joe Weisberg, 29 Justin St., Lexington, MA 02420, (781) 861-6653; Email: mw29@verizon.net; Website: www.northshorerock.net

4-5ROSEBURG, OREGON: 49th Annual Show - ; Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club; Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Frear Avenue, I-5 exit 123; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free; contact Janet Stringfellow; Email: rjstringfellow@gmail.com

4-5WACO, TEXAS: Annual show; Waco Gem And Mineral Club; Extraco Events Center (General Exhibits Building), 4601 Bosque Blvd; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 for anyone over the age of 10, and $1 for children 10 and under ; 59th annual show, vendors offering precious stones, geodes, crystals, fossils, rare minerals, jewelry, plus demonstrations and displays, and activities for children; contact Alison Redding, (254) 707-1341; Email: Alison.redding@ctxwifi.net; Website: https://www.wacogemandmineral.org

4-5MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN: Annual show; The Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society; Marshfield High School Fieldhouse, 1401 Becker Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free; dealers, displays, speakers, continuous silent auctions, and activities for children ; contact Cynthia Kelman, 1403 N Broadway Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449; Email: kelman@tznet.com; Website: heartofwisconsinrocks.com

4-5EVERETT, WASHINGTON: 66th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show; Everett Rock and Gem Club; Everett Community College, Walt Price Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free; displays, exhibits, demonstrations, sales, auctions, and activities for children; contact Fritz Mack, (425) 232-0809; Website: Everettrockclub.com

4-5BILLINGS, MONTANA: Billings Gem and Fossil Show; Billings Gem and Mineral Club; Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3, free admission for children under 12 ; vendors offering gems, minerals, fossils, artifacts, agates, and jewelry, demonstrations, exhibitions, silent auctions, and activities for children; contact Doug True, (406) 670-0506; Email: dtruefossils12@yahoo.com

4-5RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Show and sale; Richmond Gem and Mineral Society; Performance Hall and Atrium, Richmond Art & Cultural Center & Library, 7700 Minoru Gate; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; admission by donation; Vendors, displays, and rock-related games; contact Lisa Kew; Email: rgms.bc.ca@gmail.com; Website: richmondbclapidary.wordpress.com

4-5ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Anaheim Searches Gem & Mineral Society; Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; free admission; Vendors, displays, and a silent auction; contact Margaret Hogarth, 3435 Whirlaway Lane, Chino Hills, CA 91709-2583, (909) 815-3045; Email: hogarth,m@gmail.com; Website: https://www.searchersrocks.org/

4-5PITTSTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Mineralogical Society of N.E. Pennsylvania; Oblates of St. Joseph, 1880 Highway 315; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, free admission for youth under 13 and all scouts in uniform; contact George Walko, 319 Main Street, Swoyersville, PA 18704, (570) 200-5987; Email: Anthracitecoin@gmail.com; Website: http://msnepa.org/

8-12FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Echo Valley Gem Show ; Echo Valley Gem Show (across from GLW), 6456 Sylva Rd. ; Wed. 9-6, Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6; free; dealers from around the world selling minerals, fossils, rough rock, slabs, cabochons, jewelry, beads, crystals, gems, and geodes Sunday open 9-5pm ; contact Damian w/ Bellpoint ; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointinc.com

9-11LOGAN, UTAH: Annual show; Cache Rock and Gem Club presents 2019 A Rock Odyssey; Cache County Event Center, 490 S 500 W.; Thu. 10-8, Fri. 10-8, Sat. 9-6; free admission; a new venue with a hearty selection of rocks, minerals, fossils, and jewelry; demonstrations, displays, and activities for children; contact LuAnn, Willmore; Email: momouse@gmail.com; Website: cacherockgemclub.weebly.com

10-12SANTA 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 and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

10-12COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Annual show; Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary Club; Knights of Columbus-1529, 2525 N Stadium Blvd. (Route E) ; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; 3-day pass adults $6, seniors (60+) and youth (12-18) $3, free admission for children children 11 and under; Dealers offering agates, crystals, cabochons, slabs, beads, fossils, petrified wood, geode cracking, ‘Kidz mine’; contact Mary Wozny, 404 W. Leslie Ln., Columbia, MO 65202; Email: LMWOZ@msn.com; Website: cmrlc.org

10-12MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Show and sale; Georgia Mineral Society; Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; free admission; 51st annual Mother’s Day Weekend Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show, 30 dealers, demonstrations, auctions, door prizes for students; contact Shelley Stubbs; Email: mayshow@gamineral.org; Website: www.gamineral.org

11-12BRAINERD , MINNESOTA: Annual show; Cuyuna Rock, Gem and Mineral Society; Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, 2000SE 13th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; admission $1.00 donation, free for kids on Sunday; contact Sharon Smith, (218) 343-7037; Email: Sharon@agatesrock.com; Website: www.cuyunarockclub.org

11-12HERMISTON, OREGON: Annual Show, Nature's Treasures Under Foot; Hatrockhounds Gem and Mineral Society; Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center (EOTEC), 1785 East Airport Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 children 12 and under free; dealers offering a variety of rocks, gems, minerals, demonstrations, exhibitions, silent auction, activities for children, and door-prize drawings for mothers on Sunday; contact Mike Filarski, (541) 571-2593

11-12BOZEMAN, MONTANA: Annual Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, Bead and Fossil Show; Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club; Gallatin County Fairgrounds, 901 North Black; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $3 (Mother's Day Special: $1 off admission on Sunday), free admission for children under 12; 25 gem and mineral display cases showcasing many -Best of Montana- minerals, raffle drawing featuring a spectacular specimen, 18 vendors offering a variety of items that make unique gifts, garnet sorting table, silent auctions, and free polished rocks for children; contact Brad Somers, (406) 548-1776; Email: bgmcmt@gmail.com; Website: http://bozemangemandmineralclub.com

11-12BRAINERD, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Cuyuna Rock, Gem, and Mineral Society; Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, 2000 SE 13th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children $1, Sunday: adults $2, and free admission for children and mothers free; 17th annual show, more than 60 vendors, demonstrations, rock cutting and geode cracking, exhibits, activities for children; contact Sharon Smith, 2630 Beauty Lake Rd. S.W., Nisswa, MN 56468, (218) 343-7037; Email: sharon@agatesrock.com; Website: www.cuyunarockclub.org

17-19COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

17-19PORTLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Mt Hood Rock Club; Jackson Armory, 6255 NE Cornfoot Rd, (Take NE Alderwood Rd. from NE Columbia Blvd (just south of PDX); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free - donations appreciated; more than 24 vendors offering minerals, rocks, beads, fossils, and tools, demonstrations in lapidary and wirewrapping, displays, and activities for kids ; contact Wayne King, (503) 284-7195; Email: mhrcdc@gmail.com; Website: www.mthoodrockclub.com

17-19JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; TriState Gem & Mineral Society; Joplin Historical & Mineral Museum, 504 S. Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; free admission; contact Christopher Wiseman, 504 S. Schifferdecker Ave., Joplin, MO 64801, (417) 623-1180; Email: joplinmuseum@sbcglobal.net

18-18FAIRLESS HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, Inc.; Christ United Methodist Church, 501 Wistar Rd.; Sat. 9-3; $2 donation, free admission for children 12 and under; Earth Science Show & Sale, rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary arts, and jewelry; contact Brian Schwab, 539 Sycamore Ave., Croydon, PA 19021; Email: holschw2@aol.com; Website: https://sites.google.com/view/lowerbucksparocks/home

18-19WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN: Show and sale; Wisconsin Geological Society; Muellner Building - Hart Park , 72nd and State Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $3 or 2 for $5, Children free, parking free; The show features 20+ dealers from all over the Midwest who sell lapidary supplies, tools, books, rough material, slabs, finished specimens, cabochons, jewelry, carvings, fossils, and more. Children’s activities, exhibits, displays and presentations round out the show. ; contact Paul Schmidt, 8213 Red Arrow Ct., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, (414) 771-8668; Email: pvs@wi.rr.com

18-19HAMILTON, MONTANA: Annual show; Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society; Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Old Corvallis Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3; More than 18 vendors, display cases, and speeches ; contact Deb Strickland, (406) 363-3194; Email: mtpiper@gci.net

18-19SAINT JOSEPH, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Blossomland Gem & Mineral Society; Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School, 3165 Washington Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 12-6; free; various vendors presenting crafted jewelry, fossils, rocks from around the world, as well as demonstrations about cutting, polishing, and jewelry making ; contact Pam Kriegsmann, Saint Joseph, MI 49085; Email: blossomlandrockclub@gmail.com

18-19BENNINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Southwestern Vermont Mineral & Gem Club; Grace Christian School, 104 Kocher Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3; adults $5, free admission for children; gem and fossil sluice, gold panning demonstration, and mineral identification by a geologist; contact J W COTROFELD, PO Box 235, East Arlington, VT 05252, (802) 375-6782; Email: cotrofeldauto@comcast.net

18-19LAKEVIEW, OREGON: Annual show; Tall Man Rock Chippers; Lakeview Fairgrounds, 1900 N 4th ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; vendors offering wide variety of specimens, field trips to view local collection sites, activities for children; contact LeRoy Johnson or Mark Deidrich, Lakeview, PA 97630, (154) 194-7426715418808787; Email: lostmymarblesor@yahoo.com

18-19NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO: Annual show; Parma Lapidary Club; Soccer Sportplex, 31515 Lorain Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6 (mention this ad for $1 off), and free admission for children under 12 and scouts in uniform free; 51st annual show, gems, minerals, beads, fossils, live demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Parma Lapidary Club, 2130 W110th St., Cleveland , OH 44102; Email: parmalapidaryclub@gmail.com; Website: Parmalapidary.org

18-19PATCHOGUE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Celinka Gem Shows/Suffolk Gem and Mineral Club; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Auditorium, 495 No. Ocean Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free admission for youth under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult; Vendors, demonstrations and displays, geode cracking, activities for children; contact Elaine Casani, 1522 Walnut Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716, (631) 567-3342; Email: lavenderlady@optonline.net; Website: http://www.suffolkgem.com

24-26SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Boulevard; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults: $5.00 — ticket is good all 3 days. Free admission for children under age 16.; Memorial Day weekend. Dealers include jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the country, who can repair or make original designs. Custom work done while you wait. Opals, gem stones, pearls, gem trees and crafts with stones. Gifts for children.; contact Van Wimmer, Sr., 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153-8025, (540) 384-6047; Email: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Website: www.toteshows.com

25-26ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS: Annual show; CGMA (Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association); Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5; Seniors (62) $3; Students $3; Two-day Passes available. Free admission for active Military Service Personnel with ID, scouts in uniform, and kids under 13.; Over 30 Dealers, Special Exhibits, Demonstrators, Kids Korner, Door Prizes, and More. Wholesale Room (requires current state taxID and trade credentials). Free Parking - Air Conditioned - Food Available ; contact Debby Ballot, 4N605 Snowbird Ct., Campton Hills, IL 60175, (630) 272-8275; Email: demarrex1@att.net; Website: www.cgma.rock

25-26FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Annual show; Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club; Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors, students, and military personnel $4, and free admission for children 16 and under; dealers with gems, minerals, fossils, beads, fine jewelry, and crystals, auctions, and activities for children; contact Janice Craddock; Email: fwgmc.info@gmail.com; Website: www.fortworthgemandmineralclub.org

May 2019-June 2019

31-2BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Puyallup Valley Gem and Mineral Club; Swiss Park, 9205 198th Avenue East; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; vendors, demonstrations, junior’s activities, auctions, gem identification, lapidary rough and finished materials; contact Jim Christian, (253) 987-6751; Email: pvgamc@gmail.com

31-2TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Expo Square, 4145 E 21st St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

31-2WAUSEON, OHIO: Annual show; State Line Gem & Mineral Society; Fulton County Fairgrounds, JR Fair Building, 8514 SR 108; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; adults $4, seniors, military (current and former) and students $3, free admission for children 12 and under; Mine Safety Class by Joel Vicary on Saturday, soap stone carving class by Sandy Cline, demonstrations on cutting and shaping cabochons, wire wrapping, flint knapping; contact Glenda Gafner, 3720 Britton Hwy, Britton, MI 49229, (517) 403-6310; Email: ggafner@frontier.com; Website: statelinegms.com

31-2COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: Annual show; Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society; Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5 (3-day pass $8), free admission for children 8 and under; 56th annual show, featured Colorado specimens, exhibits, auctions, activities for children; contact Lisa Kinder; Email: ppgmjshow@gmail.com; Website: http://www.csms1936.com/

June 2019

1-1MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Pennsylvania Earth Science Association (PESA); Macungie Memorial Park, 70 Poplar St.; Sat. 8:30am-3pm; admission $2 for adults, free for children; the Spring Mineralfest features gems, fossils, lapidary and minerals offered by more than 50 dealers situated indoor and outdoors; along with free gold panning and door prizes; contact PESA; Website: https://www.facebook.com/Pennsylvania-Earth-Sciences-Association-PESA-mineralfest-and-clubs-1555170821375067/

1-1DELTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Delta County Rock Wranglers; Heddles Recreation Center, 531 North Palmer St.; Sat. 9-5; free admission; numerous dealers offering rocks and minerals, jewelry; exhibits; activities for children; contact Harry Masinton, 24662 Sorrento Lane, Cedaredge, CO 81413, (970) 865-3861; Email: masinton@tds.net

1-2SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Minerals Society; Missouri Institute of Natural Science Museum Grounds, 2327 W Farm Road 190; Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; free; annual outdoor event, with vendors selling rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry, and lapidary equipment, with a public auction on June 1; contact Mike Hackeson c/o OMGMS, 2131 West Republic Road, Box #35, Springfield, MO 65807, (417) 501-9690; Email: omgms.57@gmail.com; Website: www.omgms.rocks

1-2CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK: Annual show; Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club; Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 N. Bloomfield Rd., ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, free admission for children under 12; 20 vendors, exhibits, soapstone carving, wire wrapping, sluice, UVBob fluorescent mineral program, fossil corner, activities for children; contact Fred Haynes; Email: fredmhaynes55@gmail.com; Website: http://www.wcgmc.org/

1-2LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Show and sale; Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, seniors $3, students (6-12) $2, free admission for children 5 and under; vendors offering loose stones, rough, cabs, slabs, geodes, beads, gemstones, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, and lapidary supplies; display; and activities for children; contact Walter Beneze, PO Box 6371, Lubbock, TX 79493, (806) 797-5832; Email: walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Website: www.lubbockgemandmineral.org

1-2COEUR D\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ALENE, IDAHO: Annual Rock, Mineral, Gem, and Jewelry Show and mid-year NFMS meeting ; North Idaho Mineral Club; Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 North Government Way, Jacklin Building; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, and free admission for children 12 and under with a paid adult; Vendors, displays, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Mike Rose; Email: NIMCshowchairman@gmail.com.

1-2MONROE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Orange County Mineral Society of New York; Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M; Sat. 10-4, Tue. 10-4; Adults $5, seniors $3, and free admission for children under 12 and scouts in uniform; Annual show featuring artisans, craftsmen, collectors, dealers, and exhibitors, demonstrations, displays, and activities for children; contact Ron Nelson, 26 McBride Road, Chester, NY 10918; Email: rn33@optimum.net; Website: http://www.orangecountymineralsocietynewyork.com

6-9FAIRPLAY, COLORADO: Annual show; Jay Penn; Fairplay, CO River Park Event Site , 300 Platte Dr., Platte drive west of Rt. 285; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free admission, Free Parking; Fairplay Gem, Mineral & Jewelry, Show, June 6-9, 2019, @ Fairplay, Colorado River Park Event Site. This outdoor event is open 9am - 5pm daily. FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING. 24 dealers with gemstones, mineral specimens, slabs, rough, jewelry, cabochons, beads, fossils, petrified wood, and equipment.; contact Jay Penn, 2324 Alvarado Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 883-4195; Email: amypenn246@gmail.com; Website: http://abqfallshow.wixsite.com/fairplay

6-9FAIRPLAY, COLORADO: Annual show; Jay Penn; Fairplay River Park Event Site, Platte Dr. west of Rt. 285, Platte drive west of Rt. 285; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free; Fairplay Gem, Mineral & Jewelry, Show, June 6-9, 2019, @ Fairplay, Colorado River Park Event Site. This outdoor event is open 9am - 5pm daily. FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING. 24 dealers with gemstones, mineral specimens, slabs, rough, jewelry, cabochons, beads, fossils, petrified wood, equipment.; contact Jay Penn, 2324 Alvarado Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 203-1900; Email: amypenn246@gmail.com

6-9AUSTIN, TEXAS: Show and sale; Natures Treasures of Austin; Norris Conference Center, 2525 W Anderson Lane , Ste 365; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; General admission day pass $15, general admission day pass and lecture $20; general admission all four day, $60; general admission for four days and lecture $70; VIP full access all four days, $120; International Exposition of Agate presents speakers, exhibitors, more than 30 vendors from around the world, author book signing, live auction, and activities for children; contact Robert Cooper, 4103 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78722, (512) 833-7760, 3; Email: austinagates@ntrocks.com; Website: https://ntrocks.com/international-exposition-of-agate

7-9SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S State St; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

7-9CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA: Annual show; Bellpoint Gem Show; Clarence Brown Conference Center, 5450 State Route 20; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, and free admission for children under 15 accompanying a paying adult; gem dealers from near and far selling beautiful minerals, fossils, jewelry, healing stones, rocks, cabochons, beads, crystals, gems and geodes; contact Damian w/ Bellpoint, GA; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointinc.com

7-9RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc.; North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (tickets are good for the weekend), free admission for youth 16 and under; Vendors offering custom faceted gemstones, loose stones, mineral specimens, rocks, fossils, demonstrations, displays, and jewelry repair work; contact Ellen White , PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 642-2011; Email: Ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website: http://www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

8-8KENT, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Danbury Mineralogical Society; Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, 31 Kent Cornwall Rd; Sat. 9am-4pm; free; vendors offering rocks, minerals, fossils, and jewelry, and exhibits in the mining museum, event is a partnership between Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Inc. and the Danbury Mineralogical Society to benefit the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science; contact John Pawloski, (860) 927-0050; Website: www.ctamachinery.com

8-9MANSFIELD, OHIO: Annual show; The Richland Lithic & Lapidary Society; Richland County Fairgrounds, Arts and Crafts Building, 750 N. Home Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, seniors $4.00, students $3.00, free admission for scouts in uniform and children under 6; show theme: Fluorites!, more than 10 dealers selling gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, and fossils, along with speakers, demonstrations, displays, and silent auction; contact Tom Kottyan, (419) 562-1152; Email: themineralhouse@netzero.net ; Website: WWW.RLLS.WEBS.COM

8-9SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Fort Mason Center, Gallery 308, 2 Marina Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $12, free admission for children under 12; the Summer in San Francisco Crystal Fair will feature 30 vendors offering crystals, minerals, gems, and jewelry; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: http

14-15LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club; Hoffman Bullding, Solanco Fairgrounds, Quarryville Pa, 172 South Lime Street, Quarryville Pa 17566; Fri. 9:30-5:30, Sat. 9:30-4; Adults $4.00 Kids K through grade 12 $1.00; Kids activities daily. A world-class display of trilobites and other fossils. Minerals from around the world. Engaging vendors. Speeches on Saturday in adjacent building as part of admission; contact Christopher Haefner, 762 Harper Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601, (717) 606-4450; Email: silverfordinc@yahoo.com

14-15QUARRYVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club; Solanco Fairgrounds, Hoffman Building, 172 South Lime Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4; $3; seeking vendors of fossils, minerals, jewelry, and Native American artifacts ; contact Eric Miller; Email: admin@millersmineralmine.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/LancasterFossilandMineralClub/

14-16REEDSPORT, OREGON: Annual show; Lower Umpqua Gem and Lapidary Society; Reedsport Community Building, 451 Winchester Avenue; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free; sales by vendors, demonstrations, and raffles will take place during this show, which includes Kids Day on Saturday ; contact Bill Hendrickson, (541) 271-6816; Email: agatelicker44@outlook.com; Website: ReedsportRockandGemShow.com

14-16PARK HILLS, MISSOURI: Annual show; Mineral Area Gem Mineral Society; Missouri Mines State Historic Site — St. Joe State Park, 4000 State Highway 32; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free; rock, gem, fossils, and jewelry, activities for children; contact Boneta Hensley, 411 Allen Street, Farmington, MO 63640, (573) 760-0488; Email: mojellybean63@yahoo.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1249800061698210/

14-16BIG PINEY, WYOMING: Annual show; Sublette County Rock Hounds; Sublette County Fairgrounds, Event Center, 10937 Hwy 189; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Adults $2, free admission for children under 18; Vendors with rough rock, slabs, cabochons, beads, jewelry-making supplies, fossils, and jewelry, demonstrations and displays, field trips, and activities for children; contact Jim Gray, Show Chairman, PO Box 1351, Big Piney, WY 83113; Email: jimgray@wyoming.com

15-16BUTTE, MONTANA: Annual show; Butte Mineral and Gem Club; Butte Civic Center Annex, 1340 Harrison Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, free admission for children under 12 when accompanying an adult; more than 15 dealers offering fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, and cutting rough, more than 20 exhibits, a silent auction, and activities for children; contact Pete Knudsen, (406) 490-5828

20-23MADRAS, OREGON: Annual show; All Rockhounds Pow Wow Club of America; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 Fairground Rd.; daily 8-6; free admission; field trips require club membership: $7 Individual and $15 for a family; special events scheduled for each night; contact Sandra Vess, 14213 141st Avenue NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98329, (253) 228-4460; Email: MadrasPowWow@Hotmail.com; Website: Allrockhoundspowwowclubofamerica.com

21-23CODY, WYOMING: Annual show; Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Society and Cody 59ers Rock Club; Cody Auditorium, 1240 Beck Ave; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, children (K-12) $2; multiple vendors offering lapidary supplies, rough, slabs, cabs, jewelry, gemstones, and fossils; demonstrators and speakers, field trips, and activities for children; vendor space still available; contact Nella Flurkey, PO Box 1251, Cody, WY 82414, (307) 899-0940; Email: wystaterockshow@wsmgs.org; Website: http://www.wsmgs.org AND https://www.cody59ers.com/

21-23BEDFORD, INDIANA: Annual show; Lawrence County Rock Club; Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Highway 50; Fri. 10-6:30, Sat. 9-6:30, Sun. 10-4; free admission; 54st annual show, wide variety of gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, rock, and lapidary supplies, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Dave Treffinger, 13101 E 250 N, Loogootee, IN 47553; Website: http://www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org/

22-23GILSUM, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Gilsum Recreation Committee; Gilsum Elementary School & Community Center, 640 Route 10; Sat. 8-6, Sun. 8-4; free with donations appreciated; more than 65 dealers, swappers, distributors, wholesalers, and collectors, demonstrations, displays, activities for children; contact Robert Mitchell, (603) 357-9636; Email: gilsumrocks@gmail.com

28-30SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6:30; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

28-30CASCADE LOCKS, OREGON: Annual show; Karmic Beads & Gems; Port of Cascade Locks - Marine Park, 395 Portage Road; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; Dealers offering unusual gems, minerals, crystals, rough and polished material, beads and jewelry, and demonstrations ; contact Jennifer Macias, Prescott, AZ 86303, (619) 261-8765; Email: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com; Website: www.karmicbeadsandgems.rocks

29-30CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock and Mineral Club; Veterans Memorial Auditorium , 4117 Overland Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; show theme is ‘Opal,’ vendors fossils, gems and mineral exhibits, demonstrations; contact Janice Metz, (310) 850-4398; Email: culvercityrocks35@gmail.com; Website: http://www.culvercityrocks.org/

29-30ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem and Mineral Club; California Center for the Art, 340 N. Escondido Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, military and seniors $3; 65th annual show, mineral specimens, cut gems, gem rough, fossils, and lapidary jewelry; contact Michele Shepard, (858) 243-7241; Email: pgmcshow@palomargem.org; Website: www.palomargem.org

29-30GRAPEVINE, TEXAS: Annual show; Arlington Gem and Mineral Club; Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, seniors and children over 12 $5, free admission for children under 6, boy and girl scouts in uniform, and active and retired military with ID ; Vendors selling artisan and fine jewelry, gemstones, geodes, minerals, rough cut polished rocks, petrified wood, fossils, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Amy Kubes, 1408 Gibbins Rd., Arlington, TX 76011, (817) 300-6946; Email: agmcadvertising@gmail.com; Website: www.agemclub.org

July 2019

5-7FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; San Juan County Gem & Mineral Society; San Juan County Fair Grounds McGee Park, 41 Rd 5568; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Vendors offering specimens and materials, rock polishing, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Tory Bonner; Email: torycbonner@gmail.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/SJCGMS/

5-7RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc.; North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5 (tickets are good for the entire weekend), and free admission for youth 16 and under; Vendors offer faceted gemstones, loose stones, beads and findings, rocks, fossils, and lapidary jewelry, demonstrations, displays, and jewelry repairs; contact Ellen White, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 642-2011; Email: Ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website: http://www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

6-7PINETOP, ARIZONA: Show and sale; White Mountain Gem and Mineral Club; Hon-Dah Casino and Resort, 777 Highway 260; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2.00, and free admission for children under 16; Show and sale of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, fluorescent tent, and activities for children; contact Gary Alves, PO Box 1707, St. Johns, AZ 85936, (928) 679-3644; Email: garyalves.chairman@gmail.com; Website: www.whitemountain-azrockclub.org

6-7ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Gem City Rock and Mineral Society; McDowell Intermediate High School, 3320 Caughey Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, seniors $3.50, free admission for children under 12; contact James Trimble, 109 miles Avenue, Girard , PA 16417, (814) 460-9299; Email: jtrimble57@gmail.com; Website: http://www.gemcityrockclub.org/

13-14RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: Annual show; Western Dakota Gem & Mineral Society; Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 2111 N Lacrosse St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; $4, free admission for children 12 and under; features vendors, speakers, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, and activities for children; contact Lori Green, PO Box 3620, Rapid City, SD 57709, (719) 207-1038; Email: westdakota.rocks@gmail.com; Website: www.wdgms.org

13-14SYRACUSE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse, NY; Center of Progress Building New York State Fair, 575 State Fair Boulevard; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $7, free admission for children under 12 and scouts in uniform; More than 60 dealers, several demonstrators, displays, cracking geode opportunities, and activities for children; contact Dick Lyons, c/o GMSS P.O. Box 2801, Syracuse, NY; Email: membership@gmss.us; Website: http://www.gmss.us

19-20MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Lakeland Gem and Mineral Club; Lakeland Union High School, 9573 State Highway 70; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5; free admission ; Show themes: Moonstone, Labradorite, and other Feldspars, more than 20 dealers offering a variety of specimens, demonstrations, displays, and raffle; contact Pattie Hartmann, WI 54521, (715) 477-2519; Email: gypsy1120@coslink.net

19-21VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc; Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (tickets are good for the weekend), and free admission for youth 16 and under; Vendors offer loose stones, mineral specimens, fossils, lapidary jewelry, displays and demonstrations, and geode cutting by two local gem and mineral societies; contact Ellen White, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 642-2011; Email: Ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website: http://www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

20-21DARRINGTON, WASHINGTON: Annual Rock and Gem Show and Sale; Darrington Rock and Gem Club; Mansford Grange, 1265 Railroad Ave., Behind IGA; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Custom rock cutting, rock collecting maps, used tools, displays, demonstrations, dealer certificates, activities for children, and a collecting field trip planned for 11 a.m. Saturday; contact Ed Lehman, (425) 334-6282; Email: wsmced@hotmail.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/DarringtonRGC/

21-28ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: 16th Annual Western North Carolina Rockhound Roundup; Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association; Camp Stephens, 263 Clayton Road; daily 8:30-5; $40 for adults, free admission for children 12 and under; Participate in digs to local mines, visit the numerous gem and mineral shows in Franklin, North Carolina daily, and demonstrations; contact Richard Jacquot, PO Box 542, Leicester, NC 28748, 828-779-4501; Email: rick@wncrocks.com; Website: https://www.rockngem.com/ShowDatesFiles/admin-update.php?ShowDateID=6010

24-28FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Echo Valley Gem Show; Echo Valley Gem Show (across from GLW), 6456 Sylva Rd.; Wed. 9-6, Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6; free; Additional hours are 9am - 5pm on Sunday.; contact Damian; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointinc.com

27-27CANTON, SOUTH DAKOTA: Annual show; Sioux Empire Gem and Mineral Society (SEGAMS); Jack Fox Park, N Main; Sat. 9-2; free admission; The swap site is located in Jack Fox Park directly behind the Lincoln County Courthouse just off of Highway 18; contact Harlan Hoogeterp, 711 W 7th Street, Canton, SD 57013, (605) 214-4410; Email: rockswap@segams.org; Website: www.segam.org

27-28MATITUCK, NEW YORK: Annual show; L.I. Mineral & Geology Society; Mattituck High School, 15125 Main Road (Rte. 25); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free admission for children under 12; More than 30 vendors displaying minerals, gemstones, bead jewelry, fossils, on-site jewelry repair, geode cracking, beads and supplies; contact Karen Lotito, PO Box 209, Aquebogue, NY 11931; Email: threelabsmum@yahoo.com; Website: www.limineralandgeology.com

27-28ESSEX JUNCTION, VERMONT: Annual show; Burlington Gem and Mineral Club; Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $4 adults (16-59), $3 seniors (60+), free admission for children under 16 with paying adult; Dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Christine Smart; Email: csmart813@gmail.com; Website: http://www.burlingtongemandmineralclub.org/show.html

August 2019

1-4SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce; NC Mineral & Gem Festival, 12121 Hwy 226 S; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12:30-5; adults $3, and free admission for children under 10 ; 60th anniversary celebration of one of the longest running and most popular gem shows in the country, shop for gems, minerals, fossils, finished jewelry and take in anniversary year exhibits; contact Patti Jensen, 11 Crystal Street, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828) 765-9033; Email: pjensen@mitchellcountychamber.org; Website: www.ncgemfest.com

8-11BUENA VISTA , COLORADO: Annual show; Buena Vista Contin-Tail Rock Gem & Mineral Show; Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds, CR 321 Gregg Dr.; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; free admission; more than 100 dealers with gems, minerals, jewelry, cabochons, beads, fossils, petrified wood, slabs, rough, and tools, equipment; contact Rachel Ford-Dingfield, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BuenaVistaContinTailMineralShow/; Website: https://bvrockshow.com/

10-11EDMOND, WASHINGTON: Summer Rock and Mineral Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th ST SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206) 714-3922, 2067143922; Email: collma1@comcast.net

10-11WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $12, free admission for children under 12 ; the Summer Contra Costa Crystal Fair features more than 30 dealers offering gems, jewelry, minerals, and crystals; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-78; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: http://www.crystalfair.com

16-18LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association; Lebanon County Fairgrounds and Expo, 80 Rocherty Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6 (discount coupon on site), free admission for children under 12; 22nd annual show, vendors from all over the world, exhibitions, displays, and an outdoor tailgate area; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 352, Monrovia, MD 21770, (301) 807-9745; Email: beadware@rcn.com; Website: www.gem-show.com

16-18PARRSBORO , NOVA SCOTIA: Show and sale; Cumberland Geological Society; Parrsboro Lions Recreation Center, 210 King Street ; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5:30; Adult $5, free admission for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult; 30+ vendors with a broad mix of earth treasures, specimens, jewelry supplies and tools, beads, tumbled stones, geological field trips; contact Sandra Tanner, 162 Two Islands Road, Parrsboro, NS B0M 1S0; Email: sandra.tanner@novascotia.ca; Website: fundygeological.novascotia.ca

17-17SHELTON , WASHINGTON: Show and sale; Shelton Rock and Mineral Society; MCRA Park, 2100 E. Johns Prairie Rd; Sat. 9-5; free admission and parking; 10th Annual Tailgate and Swap, 30 vendors offering rocks, minerals, fossils and equipment for sale or swap; displays, and activities for children (https://www.facebook.com/Shelton-Rock-and-Mineral-Society-466380453375783); contact Susan Perault; Email: kc7ift@wave.com; Website: https://sheltonrockclub.weebly.com/

24-24EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: 5th Annual Rock Swap Meet; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Eau Claire County Expo Center - Outside , 5530 Lorch Avenue; Sat. 8-4; Free; shop and swap event, gems, minerals, and rock related equipment, swap spot $25 ; contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715) 834-5747; Email: CVGMS2017@gmail.com

24-25CANTON, NEW YORK: Annual show; St. Lawrence County Rock and Mineral Club; Canton Recreational Pavilion, 90 Lincoln St., 9 Indian Head Trl.; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-3; $2 for adults; free admission for children 12 and under; contact William deLorraine, 1 Indian Head Trl, Gouverneur, NY 13642, (315) 287-4652; Email: wdellie@gmail.com; Website: www.stlawrencecountymineralclub.org

August 2019-September 2019

30-2RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc.; North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; adults $5 (tickets are good for the weekend), and free admission for youth 16 and under; vendors offering mineral specimens, rocks, fossils, lapidary jewelry, crystals, demonstrations, remount of stones and repairs; contact Ellen White, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 642-2011; Email: Ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website: http://www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

31-2SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Grant County Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society; Grant County Veterans Memorial Conference Center, 3031 Hwy 180 East; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; free admission; Vendors with a large assortment of offerings, displays including the New Mexico State University Zuhl Collection of petrified wood, and daily field trips; contact Jeannine Weiner, P.O Box 1555, Silver City, NM 88061, (575) 654-4424; Email: jweiner2011@hotmail.com; Website: https://rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

September 2019

6-8GREENFIELD, INDIANA: Annual show; 500 Earth Sciences Club; Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, Greenfield, Indiana, 620 N. Apple Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; 43rd Annual Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, dealers and swappers offering a variety of specimens, jewelry, and equipment, demonstrations and displays, and activities for children; contact Tom Odom, 650 W. Henry Road, Kirklin, IN 46050, (765) 325-2690; Email: tomo1@hughes.net; Website: 500earthsciencesclub.org

7-8PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association; Vern Burton Community Center, 308 East Fourth St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Kathy Schreiner, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360) 681-3811

7-8WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: 50th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Marcus Whitman Gem and Mineral Club; Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, Community Center, 363 Orchard Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3 and free admission for children; 15 dealers, silent auction, activities for children, and raffle drawings; contact Jack Edwards, (509) 520-1182; Email: jcedwards1475@hotmail.com

13-15RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc.; Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (tickets are good for the weekend), and free admission for youth 16 and under; Vendors offering mineral specimens, crystals, loose stones, beading supplies, pearls, displays of dinosaur bones and Virginia rocks and minerals presented by the Richmond Gem & Mineral Society; contact Ellen White, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 642-2011; Email: Ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website: http://www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

14-14ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS: Rock Swap - Buy, Sell, Trade; Rock River Valley Gem and Mineral Society; Odd Fellows Club, 6219 Forest Hills Rd.; Sat. 9:30-4; free; vendor space still available (10 x 10 for $25) and activities for children; contact Duane Cushing, 11717 Waidi Avenue, Machesney Park, IL 61115, (815) 218-5011; Email: tcdc78@comcast.net; Website: https://www.facebook.com/Rock-River-Valley-Gem-Mineral-Society-122878604534001

20-22MARIETTA , GEORGIA: Annual show; Bellpoint Gem Show; Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5, free admission for children under 15 accompanied by a paying adult; dealers from near and far will be offering minerals, fossils, jewelry, healing stones, rocks, cabochons, beads, crystals, gems and geodes; contact Damian; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointinc.com

20-22LINCOLN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Inc.; Under the water tower, 2 blocks east of Bullseye; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; free admission; public digs for Mozarkite during the show, proceeds benefitting scholarship fund; contact Karl Parsons, (301) 641-6188

20-22OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc.; Roland E Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5 (tickets good for the weekend), free admission for youth 16 and under ; Vendors offering custom faceted gemstones, loose stones, mineral specimens, rocks, fossils, demonstrations, displays, and jewelry repair work; contact Ellen White, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 642-2011; Email: Ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website: http://www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

20-22PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club Inc.; Event Center Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, Highway 87, Mile Marker 251; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; general admission $3, free admission for children 12 and under; Vendors offering gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, slabs, lapidary equipment, tools and equipment, demonstrations, and activities; contact Becky Bagshaw, 8962 W Fossil Creek Rd, Strawberry, AZ 85544-2623, (928) 476-3419; Email: paysonrimstones@aol.com

21-21LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Long Beach Mineral & Gem Society; Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave; Sat. 10-5; free; this years show theme is Gems By the Beach; contact Carol Kron, (562) 577-9044; Email: lbmineralgemsociety@gmail.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/LBMGS

21-22WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND: Annual show; The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore; Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; adults $6, free admission for children 12 and under with adult; contact Anita Meyers, 1211 Hoff Road, Hanover, PA 17331, (465) 113-3; Email: marketing@gemcuttersguild.com; Website: www.gemcuttersguild.com

21-22MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Mystical Gifts; National Guard Readiness Center, 90 Army Band Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5, free admission for children under 13; Vendors offering minerals, fossils, crystals, beads and findings, geode cutting, lapidary, demonstrations and displays; contact Robbin Maxwell, PO Box 4414, Clarksburg, WV 26302; Email: mystical.gifts@hotmail.com

21-22LODI, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Stockton Lapidary and Mineral Club; Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free admission for children 12 and under; More than 30 gem and mineral dealers and activities for children; contact Mike Mathis, CA; Email: mmathis@nwp.org; Website: https://stocktonlapidary.org/show

21-22GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO: Annual show; Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club; Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; $5, seniors and military personnel $4, free admission for children under 12 ; Dealers presenting rocks and minerals, equipment, jewelry, beads, fossils; interactive exhibits; activities for children; contact Deidre O-Callaghan; Email: docallaghan01@gmail.com; Website: www.grandjunctionrockclub.org

21-22POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.; Golds Gym Family Sports Complex, 258 Titusville Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $4, students $2, and free admission for children under 12 with paying adult; 50th annual show: “Pyrite….Don’t Be Fooled,” more than 25 dealers offering a variety, fluorescent mineral display and lapidary demonstrations, pyrite exhibit presented by Vassar College Museum and MHV Society members, activities for children; contact Linda Wuest, PO Box 327, Accord, NY 12404; Email: garnet327@hvc.rr.com; Website: www.mhvgms.org

21-22AUBURN, WASHINGTON: Cascade Gem and Mineral Show; Cascade Mineralogical Society; Green River College, 12401 SE 320th Street, Phys. Ed. Facility; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free; More than 35 dealers, demonstrations, displays, and activities for children; contact Mark Hohn; Email: markhohn@gmail.com; Website: www.cascademineralogicalsociety.org

27-29JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; TriState Gem & Mineral Society; Joplin Historical & Mineral Museum, 504 S. Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; free admission; contact Chris Wiseman, 504 S. Schifferdecker Ave., Joplin, MO 64801, (417) 623-1180; Email: joplinmuseum@sbcglobal.net

28-29NASHVILLE, INDIANA: Annual show; Brown County Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.; Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free; Demonstrations on flint-knapping, wire-wrapping, and gold-panning, vendors from across the Midwest, silent auction, and activities for children; contact Rhonda A. Dunn, P. O. Box 2023, Nashville, IN 47448, (812) 320-6237; Email: bcrnc2010@gmail.com; Website: https://browncountyrock.webs.com/

October 2019

2-6JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree; Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree, 6225 Sunburst Street; daily 9-6; FREE ADMISSION; club is located next to the world famous Joshua Tree National Park, features a number of vendors offering a variety of items; contact Wayne Hamilton, 6225 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760) 366-2915; Email: jtsportsmans@ymail.com; Website: jtsportsmansclub.com

4-6INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agriculture/Horticulturre Building, 1202 E. 38th Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults: $5.00 — ticket good all 3 days. Free admission for children under age 16.; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the country. Class available and gifts for the children.; contact Van Wimmer, Sr., 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153-8025, (540) 384-6047; Email: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Website: www.toteshows.com

4-6ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Jay Penn; Expo NM State Fairgrounds, 301 San Pedro Dr. NE, Creative Arts Bldg.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; 60 dealers offering mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, cabochons, beads, and fossils; contact Jay Penn, (505) 883-4195; Email: Jaypenn246@gmail.com; Website: http://abqfallshow.wixsite.com/abq-fall-show

4-6DALLAS, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gaston Gem, Mineral & Facetor's Club; Gaston County Park, HWY 279 Dallas-Cherryville HWY; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free admission; Minerals, fossils, cutting material, quality gemstones, wire wrapping, settings, geodes, jewelry, real working sluice, and activities for children; contact Bob Winstanley, 148 Hampshire Drive, Mooresville, NC 28115, (704) 577-3391; Email: Machine66man@gmail.com; Website: http://gastongemclub.weebly.com/

5-6JEFFERSON , WISCONSIN: Annual show; Rock River Valley Geological Society; Jefferson County Fair Park, Jackson & Peurner Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free will offering; Dealers offering minerals, fossils, gemstones, demonstrations of faceting, wire wrapping and lapidary, and activities for children; contact Steven Streich, Steven's Rocks & Gifts, 134 Main Street, Marshall, WI 53559, (608) 655-1011; Email: srockshop@gmail.com; Website: www.stevensrockshop.com.

5-6OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Nebraska Mineral and Gem Club; Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors (12-18) $4, free admission for children under 12 with a paying adult; vendors offering gems, jewelry, and specimens, demonstrations and displays, carvings, activities for children, UNO/UNL scholarships; contact Tammy Jeannret, 7287 N Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402) 873-6515; Email: tjeanneret@hughes.net; Website: http://www.nerockgem.org

5-6MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Marysville Rock and Gem Club; Totem Middle School - Gymnasium, 1605 7th Street NE; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission Free Parking; Rough, slabs, and polished cabs; minerals, fossils, tools, and lapidary equipment, jewelry, demonstrators, club displays, and activities for children; contact Brian Murril; Email: bmurril@aol.com; Website: https://www.marysvillerockclub.com/page/

5-6GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society; Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road; Sat. 10-5; adults $3, free admission for students with identification and children 13 and under accompanied by a paying adult; More than 22 vendors, 26 exhibitor displays, gold panning lessons, cave bear and other Pleistocene fossils on view, activities for children; contact Mitchell Frank Van Hecke, 14534 Mumford Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945, (530) 575-42; Email: 4vanclan5@att.net; Website: www.ncgms.org

11-12MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: 32 Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 7-4, Sat. 7-4; $100 (entry fee and banquet meal); 2018 World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig, part of the 39th Annual Quartz, Quiltz, & Craftz Festival, for more information call Gail at the Chamber office number listed, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday. (R&G, please call GAIL for confirmation, at 870-867-2723, b/w 10am and 2pm M - F, only. These are normal Chamber business hours) ; contact Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, 124 US 270 W, PO Box 6, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870) 867-2723; Email: director@mtidachamber.com; Website: www.mtidachamber.com

11-13MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: 39th Annual Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Show; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9-5:30, Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-4; free; More than 20 dealers ; contact Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, 124 US HWY 270 W, PO Box 6, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870) 867-2723; Email: director@mtidachamber.com; Website: www.mtidachamber.com

11-13VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc.; Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (tickets good for the weekend), free admission for youth 16 and under; Vendors offer loose stones, mineral specimens, fossils, lapidary jewelry, displays and demonstrations, and geode cutting by two local gem and mineral societies; contact Ellen White, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 642-2011; Email: Ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website: http://www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

12-13WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive (at Broadway); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $12, free admission for children under 12; the Fall Contra Costa Crystal Fair features more than 30 vendors carrying gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals, and beautiful crystals; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: http://www.crystalfair.com

12-13SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Huachuca Mineral And Gem Club; Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free; inside and outside vendors, handicapped accessible, free gemstone identification, geode sales and cutting, and activities for children; contact Maudie Bailey, 5036 S. San Carlos Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, (249) 154-1; Email: gmbailey@msn.com; Website: huachucamineralandgemclub@info.com

12-13TOPEKA, KANSAS: Annual show; Topeka Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.; KS Expocentre Agricultural Hall, 17th & Topeka Blvd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, students (13-17) $1, free admission for children under child under 13 with paid adult admission; Show theme is -Many Shades of Turquoise- with a lecture each day lead by Greg Purdy, dealers offering rocks, lapidary supplies/equipment, jewelry and beads, 4-H geology club students displaying geology boxes for judging and demonstration; contact M. Mowry, 1934 SW 30th St, Topeka, KS 66611, (785) 267-2849; Email: rock2plate@aol.com; Website: www.TopekaGMS.org

18-20LEWISTON, IDAHO: Northwest Federation Show and Hells Canyon Gem Club Annual Show; Hells Canyon Gem Club; Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, 1229 Burrell Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $3 per day and $8 for a 3 day pass; wide variety of vendors, speakers, exhibits, silent, actives for children; contact Mary Lou Northrup, (208) 743-6944; Email: mlandjl@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.hellscanyongemclub.com/

18-20FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Annual show; Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors (55+) $3, students: $1, free admission for children 12 and under; Vendors offering gems, fossils, minerals, and lapidary jewelry, demonstrations, displays, fluorescent room, activities for children; contact Russell Greim; Website: http://3riversgem_mineral.tripod.com/

19-19WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Woodland Hills Rock Chippers; First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way; Sat. 10-5; free; crafts, dealers, jewelry, dealers, minerals, rocks, silent auction, gold panning, displays, games, demos and geode cutting; contact Virginia Rotramel, 3598 Chestnut Dr., Norco, CA 92860, (951) 403-2634; Email: ginigem@gmail.com; Website: www.rockchippers.org

19-20SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society; Springfield Expo Center, 635 East St Louis Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; adult $6, student $3, children under 12 $1; 52nd Annual Springfield Rock, Gem & Mineral Show will feature rock and mineral specimens, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, displays, speakers, and activities for children ; contact Mike Hackeson, 2131 West Republic Road, Box #35, Springfield, MO 65807, (417) 501-9690; Email: omgms.57@gmail.com; Website: www.omgms.rocks

19-20SOUTH CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Kanawha Rock and Gem Club; So. Charleston Community Center, 601 Jefferson Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3.50, free admission for children under 12; a well selected group of dealers offering a wide variety of gems, minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry, activities for children; contact Robbin Maxwell, PO Box 4414, Clarksburg, WV 26302; Email: mystical.gifts@hotmail.com; Website: http://kanawharockandgemclub.org

26-27CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show and sale; Summit Lapidary Club and Akron Mineral Society; Emidio's Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors ( 55+) $4, children 7-14 $1.00, free admission for children 6 and under, and scouts and military in uniform ; 32 vendors presenting beads, gemstones, jewelry, minerals, rocks, and tools, among other items; demonstrations of lapidary arts, gem mine, silent auction, and activities for children; contact Evelyn Tryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd, Kent, OH 44240, 3306739664, 3306739664; Email: gemboree76@gmail.com

26-27CANBY, OREGON: Annual show; Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club; Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 649 NE 4th Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Dealers offering slabs and bargain rocks, free fluorescent show, demonstrations, silent auction, displays, raffles, and activities for children; contact Bob Oblack; Email: oblackbob@gmail.com; Website: http://www.clackamettegem.org

26-27BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Bellevue Rock Club; Vasa Park, 3560 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 20 dealers offering minerals, fossils, slabs, faceting rough, tools, activities for children ; contact Bruce Himko, PO Box 1851, Bellevue, WA 98009; Email: bellevuerockclub@comcast.net; Website: www.bellevuerockclub.org

26-27CANB, OREGON: 55th Annual Gem and Mineral Show - Nature Art; Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club; Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 NE 4th Ave., ; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Vendors, demonstrations, displays, auction, fluorescent area, activities for children; contact Karen McAllister, (503) 656-2527; Email: gmaktmc@aol.com; Website: www.clackamettegem.org

26-27OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Oklahoma Mineral & Gem Society; State Fair Park, 608 Kiamichi Place, Modern Living Bldg.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free admission for children under 12; More than 30 vendors offering minerals, gems, crystals, rough rock, fossils, and lapidary tools, demonstrations, exhibits, auction, and activities for children; contact Doug Pollitt, Oklahoma City, OK 73151, (405) 719-8477; Email: show@omgs-minerals.org; Website: omgs-minerals.org

November 2019

1-3KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Shows of Integrity; Kansas City International Expo Center, 11730 NW Ambassador Dr.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6:30; adults $6, children 6 to 12 $3; contact Terry James, 3522 Brazos St, Melissa, TX 75454, (903) 815-5957; Email: tt_james78@hotmail.com; Website: www.showsofintegrity.com

2-3OAKS, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Tuscarora Lapidary Society; Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center, 100 Station Avenue, Hall D; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $6, two-day ticket $9, children under 12 $1, free admission for scouts in uniform when accompanied by scoutmaster ; 50th anniversary show: Gemarama 2019 – All That Glitters, featuring 27 vendors, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, and activities for children; contact Linda Green, Tuscarora Lapidary Society, 24 Upland Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015, (610) 490-5252; Email: Information@lapidary.org; Website: www.lapidary.org

2-3CONCORD, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Contra Costa Mineral and Gem Society; Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; General admission $6 ($1 off with flyer), free admission for scouts in uniform, active military and first responders with ID; Vendors, activities, demonstrations, displays, and questions with gemologists; contact Mike Hopkins; Email: mhopkins@ironhorsedesign.net; Website: https://contracostamineralandgemsociety.org/

9-10EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th ST SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206) 714-3922; Email: collma1@comcast.net

9-10YUBA CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral Society; Yuba/Sutter Fairgrounds, Franklin Hall Franklin Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free; contact Karen Horita, 1364 Golden Plover St., Plumas Lake, CA 95961-8730, (916) 677-6696; Email: horita@comcast.net; Website: https://sutterbuttesgemmin.org

9-10FREEPORT, ILLINOIS: Annual show; North West IL. Rock Club; Highland Community College, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Student Conference Center / Parking Lot A; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free will donation; contact Brian Green, PO Box 396, Warren, IL 61087; Email: bgreen57@hotmail.com; Website: nwilrockclubfrpt.blogspot.com

16-17LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association; Lebanon County PA Fairgrounds and Expo, 80 Rocherty Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-4; General admission $5 (discount coupon at website), free admission for children under 12; Vendors from across the U.S. offer a variety of specimens, displays, exhibitions, materials, and jewelry; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 352, Monrovia, MD 21770, (301) 807-9745; Email: beadware@rcn.com; Website: www.gem-show.com

22-24WEST JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Rockhounders Outreach for Community Knowledge (R.O.C.K.); Viridian Library and Event Center , 8030 South 1825 West; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $2, free admission for children under 12 and scouts in uniform; Vendors offering fossils, minerals, gems, and lapidary jewelry, auctions, demonstrations and displays; contact Angela Deiter, (801) 634-5167; Website: http://www.rockhoundersock.com

23-24MISQUITE, TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem and Mineral Society; Mesquite Rodeo Center Exhibition Hall, 1800 Rodeo Dr; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; dults $8, seniors (65 and older) $6, kids $4 Kids-4, free admission for veterans and scouts in uniform; Rough, polished stones, slabs, and finished rocks and minerals, fluorescent display, demonstrations, auction, and activities for children; contact Lynn Couvillion, PO Box 550395, Dallas, TX 75355, (214) 349-2022; Email: lynncouvillion@gmail.com; Website: www.dallasgemandmineral.org

December 2019

7-8EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Winter Rock and Mineral Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th ST SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206) 714-3922; Email: collma1@comcast.net

13-15LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA: Annual show; Bellpoint Gem Show; Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, free admission for children under 15 when accompanied with paying adult; dealers selling beautiful gems, fossils, jewelry, crystals, geodes, minerals, healing stones, cabochons, beads and rocks; contact Damian ; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointpromotions.com