Friday, Feb 03, 2023

Rock & Gem Show Dates

 
 

February 2023

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

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

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

17-19SANTA BARBARA , CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Buy direct from the importers & wholesalers. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: gemfaire.com

17-26INDIO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society of Cabazon, CA; Riverside Co. Fair & National Date Festival, 46350 Arabia Street; Fri. 3-10, Sat. 10-10, Sun. 10-10, Mon. 10-10; Fair admission: $11 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $9 for Youth; Find us in the Gem and Mineral Building along with various vendors and our competitive showcases. Hours: 3-10 p.m. Tues-Friday; contact Peggy Richard, (951) 963-6751; Email: peggylrichard@yahoo.com; Website: SGMGS.org

18-19GEORGETOWN, TEXAS: Annual show; Williamson County Gem & Mineral Society; The Community Center at San Gabriel Park, 445 East Morrow Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults 13 and older $3: Kids 6-12 $2; Under 6 are free. Cash only, no large bills; 52nd Annual WCGMS Gemboree Gem Show! Featuring twelve of the finest vendors, Wheel of Fortune game, silent auctions, hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing for one adult and one youth at 3:30 pm on Sunday. Rolling Rock club meeting at 9 am on Sunday; contact Janet OPella; Email: wcgmsgemboree@gmail.com; Website: www.facebook.com/WilliamsonCountyGemSociety

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

24-26COSTA 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 & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Buy direct from the importers & wholesalers. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: gemfaire.com

24-26CLARKDALE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Mingus Gem & Mineral Club; Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium, 19 N. Ninth Street; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free; Dealers, wire-wrapping and geode-splitting demonstrations, agates, fossils, gems, beads, findings, cabochons, crystals, geodes, rock slabs, tumble-polished minerals, handcrafted jewelry, carvings and unique gift items; Kids Corner offers free mineral specimens for children 12 and under; contact Bill Hedglin, (928) 634-0269; Email: billkarin3@q.com; Website: www.mingusgem.club

24-26GOLDEN, COLORADO: Annual show; Denver Gem & Mineral Guild; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free; Fun for the whole family, with geode cracking, beautiful minerals from around the world, (and meteorites from around the solar system) ancient fossils, fluorescent room with rocks that glow in the dark, gems, opals, custom-made stone tables, magnificent hand-crafted custom jewelry; contact Dr. Beth Simmons, (303) 902-1708; Email: MineralGuild@gmail.com; Website: denvergem.org/February-Show/

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

25-26JACKSON , MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society; Mississippi Trade Mart on State Fairgrounds, 1200 Mississippi Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Adults $8: Students $3: Scouts & leaders in uniform $2: Children 5 & under free; Over 25 dealers of gems, fossils, Minerals, jewelry, lapidary tools, beads, and more. Exhibits and educational opportunities by colleges/ State organizations. Demonstrations of lapidary art : flint knapping, cabochon cutting, jewelry making and displays. Childrens activities; contact Leslie A Lane, (601) 344-8171; Email: rock2lanes@gmail.com

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

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

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

25-26BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA: Rock and Mineral Sale; Buena Vista Museum Tim Elam; Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science, 2018 Chester Ave ; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4; All Ages; Everything from raw to polished rocks, minerals and fossils. There's even a little something for the kids. This will defiantly bring out your inner rock hound or turn you into a collector! Two days filled with beautiful rocks, minerals and fossils of all kinds and from all over the world; contact Jessica Herrold, (661) 324-6350; Email: info@buenavistamuseum.org; Website: www.buenavistamuseum.org/

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

March 2023

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

3-5LARGO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. of St Petersburg, FL; Largo Event Center, 6340 126th Ave N; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adult $6/Student with parent or ID $5/Under 6 Free/Good for all three days; Come experience our world class vendors of Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Slabs, Cabochons, Fossils, Beads and More. Door Prizes, Exhibits, Gem Mining Flume for young and old, Silent Auction every half hour, lapidary demonstrations, and debuting the newly discovered Lapidary Stone, Markonite; contact Breta McGuire, (727) 344-9676; Website: sgams.com

3-5DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Buy direct from the importers & wholesalers. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

4-5MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Canaveral Mineral and Gem Society; Melbourne Auditorium , 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 at the door; Find Coupons on our Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/Canaveralmgs; contact Melissa J Horan , (321) 960-4134; Email: 4memelissa@gmail.com

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

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

4-5MESA, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Apache Junction Rock & Gem Club; Mesa Community College, 1401 S Dobson Rd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $3, children 18 and under free; Over 100 vendors of rocks, gems, minerals, and other vendors connected with this great hobby. Educational value for children. Dog-friendly event. Food vendors. Come find some great deals and meet some cool people who love rocks; contact Linda Huss, Secretary, (480) 319-1960; Email: secretary@ajrockclub.com; Website: ajrockclub.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11-11SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 72nd Annual Silent Auction; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society; St. Peter's United Church of Christ Gymnasium, 8013 Laramie (at Oakton); Sat. 6-9; Free admission and free parking; Plus a special LIVE auction of high-end specimens during the last half-hour! First table closes at 6:30 p.m. Bid on minerals, fossils, geodes, jewelry, book, magazines, lapidary treasures and more; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (312) 623-1554; Email: jaynine9@aol.com; Website: chicagorocks.org

11-12SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Retail show; Pacific Crystal Guild; San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 - 9th Street, Golden Gate Park; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $14 (good for both days- 12 & under free); It's going to be grand. Best vendors, wonderful merchandise. Gems, jewelry, crystals beads, and metaphysical healing tools, over 50 booths; contact Jerry Tomlinson, (415) 383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: www.crystalfair.com

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

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

11-12SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Retail show; Pacific Crystal Guild; San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 - 9th Avenue (at Lincoln Way), Golden Gate Park; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $14 (good for both days- under 12 free); This is going to be grand. Best vendors, wonderful merchandise. Gems, jewelry, crystals beads, and metaphysical healing tools, over 30 booths; contact Jerry Tomlinson, (415) 383-7837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: www.crystalfair.com

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

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

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

17-19SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Annual show; Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society; Spanish Fork Fair Grounds, 475 South Main Street; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free; Faceting, amethyst, minerals, jewelry, wire wrapping, knapping, rough rocks, petrified wood, opals, fossils, gems, rock sales, educational books, lapidary equipment & supplies, junior club booth, touch table, grab bags, wheel of fortune, door prizes every half hour to one hour, black light display; contact Jerry Davis, (801) 830-92; Email: carpetman405@gmail.com; Website: timprocks.weebly.com

17-19SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Show and sale; Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society; Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, 475 South Main Street; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; Free; Founded in 1958, the Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society is among the oldest and largest in Utah. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at the Springville Senior Center, 65 South 200 East, Springville, Utah. Visitors are welcome! Hope to see you soon; contact Ann Hribal, (801) 851-0283; Email: Hribal@comcast.net

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

17-19SWANNANOA, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; MAGMA Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show; Land of the Sky Shrine Club, 39 Spring Cove Road; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free; Numerous vendors offering a great variety of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment, old collections and all sorts of other treasures. Our new venue has heat and air. Clean restrooms and fantastic food served daily! Free admission, Rain or shine; contact Richard Jacquot, (828) 779-4501; Email: rickjacquot@gmail.com; Website: www.AmericanRockhound.com

17-19PUYALLUP, 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 & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Buy direct from the importers & wholesalers. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: gemfaire.com

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

18-18FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society; Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society, 123 W. Alvarado Street; Sat. 1-4; Free admission, Free parking; Rough N Cut sale - rocks and minerals, gems, equipment and everything related. Bargains galore! No early birds - although you can visit our free admission museum, open Saturday 10-4 before and during the event; contact Miles Smith, (760) 728-1130; Email: Info@fgms.org; Website: www.fgms.org

18-19WINSTED, CONNETICUT: Retail show; Silver Spiral Creations; Whiting Mills, 100 Whiting Street; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; Free; Crystal, minerals, jewelry, cabochons, stone accessories; contact Lynne Patnode, (860) 459-9165; Email: Silverspiralcreations@gmail.com; Website: silverspiralcreations.com

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

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

18-19CENTRAL POINT, OREGON: Annual show; Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society - Crater Rock Museum; The EXPO - Seven Feathers Arena, 1 Peninger Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $5,12 and under free; contact Liz Ellingson, (541) 664-6081; Email: craterrockgemshow@gmail.com; Website: www.craterrock.com

18-19OLD BETHPAGE, NEW YORK: Show; Island Rockhounds; Bethpage Restoration Village Administration Building, 1307 Round Swamp Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $6 for all, children free with paying adult; Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral Dealers! Club Exhibits! The last entry is 45 minutes before closing. Download a coupon on website IslandRockhounds.org for $1 off each admission; contact Cheryl Neary; Email: IslandRockHoundsAdvertising@gmail.com; Website: IslandRockhounds.org

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

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

24-26HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Westside Commons, 801 NE 34th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Buy direct from the importers & wholesalers. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: gemfaire.com

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

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

24-26HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Inc; Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave. Drive, SE; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission is $6 which is good for all three days. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Law enforcement officers and active or retired military with credentials, Scouts and Leaders in uniform will be admitted free anytime during this 3 day event; The Facebook page with show news is Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Inc. Annual Show; contact Dean Russell, (828) 303-1448; Email: cvgmcsecretary@aol.com; Website: cvgmc.com

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

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

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

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

25-26PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society; LU Lu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $7 per adult, $2 kids 12 and under. Scouts in uniform free; Fossils, minerals, gems, speakers and exhibits. Kids mineral corner and fossil dig with free giveaways.Scouting merit badge information available. Food and door prizes throughout both days; contact Douglas M Klieger, (610) 316-8052; Email: dklieger@verizon.net; Website: phillyrocks.org

25-26HONOLULU, HAWAII: Annual show; Rock and Mineral Society of Hawaii; Hyatt Regency Waikiki Hotel, Main Tower, Kou Ballroom, 2424 Kalakaua Ave; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; FREE Admission; This show is organized by and for the members of the Rock & Mineral Society of Hawaii. We can't wait to welcome you to our first club show of 2023 with a room full of gems, minerals and fossils by 100% local vendors; contact Markus Faigle; Email: hui.pohaku@gmail.com; Website: /hawaiimineralsociety.pohakugalore.net/hawaii-rock-show-spring-2023/

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

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

March 2023-April 2023

31-2EUGENE, 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 & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Buy direct from the importers & wholesalers. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: gemfaire.com

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

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

April 2023

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

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

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

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

1-2LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Lincoln Gem and Mineral Club, Inc; Lancaster Event Center (Lincoln Room), 84th Street and Havelock; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; $6 per adult or $11 2-day pass Children under 11 and with paid adult - FREE; Youth booth, dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, fluorescent display, and a FREE Nebraska Gem Dig. Over 4,000 free parking spaces. Bring the postcard or advertisement or canned food for the Food Bank of Lincoln and receive $1 off admission; contact James Marburger, (402) 430-6703; Email: James.Marburger@outlook.com; Website: www.lincolngemmineralclub.org/

1-2SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Southwest Gem & Mineral Society; Morris Center at Joe Freeman Coliseum, 723 AT&T Center Parkway Gate E; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5 Seniors & Military $3 Kids over 7 $1; 61ST Annual Fiesta of Gems Silent Auction, Make a Cab, Lucky Wheel, 26 dealers, fun for the entire family, Parking $5; contact R A Bowie, (830) 387-1766; Email: krbotx@gvtc.com; Website: swgms.org

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

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

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

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

7-9SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S State St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Buy direct from the importers & wholesalers. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: gemfaire.com

8-9MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club; Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 for adults, kids 14 and under are free, parking is free; We’ll have a large raffle, silent auction, geode cutting, and delicious food, as well as mineral specimens, rough lapidary, jewelry and much other rock-related items; contact Meredith Meehan; Email: mgmc@sti.net; Website: mariposagemclub.org

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

14-16PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Retail show; H & R Gem Shows; Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center, 1601 E Dr MLK Jr Blvd, 9016 122nd Av; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Adults. Kids 12 and Under Free. Teens/Veterans/Military/First Responder $1 off. Admission good for all 3 days; Free Parking. 15,000 sf of fabulous vendors. Jewelry, gemstones, crystals, rocks, minerals, beads, fossils, rough rocks and more; contact Jerri Heer, (419) 344-9999; Email: hrgemshows@gmail.com; Website: hrgemshows.com

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

14-16DANVILLE, INDIANA: Annual show; American Gem, Mineral And Jewelry Shows LLC; Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E Main St; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $7, Ages 11-17 $2, Free admission for age 10 and under; Vendors offering Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Beads, Fossils and Meteorites; contact Alan Koch; Email: agmjs3@gmail.com; Website: www.americangemshow.com

15-16IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: 57th Annual Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Show; Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Society; Idaho Falls Recreation Center, Corner of Memorial Drive and B Street, 520 Memorial Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $3, Children under 12 free; Vendors selling everything from rough rock and mineral specimens to finished jewelry, several kids' activities (a sand dig, thunder egg hunt, wheel of fortune, etc.), demonstrations by several club members, and the show cases filled by our members, most vendors, and the club itself. Food available; contact Tom Strong, (337) 384-6820; Email: wildlandlapidary@gmail.com; Website: ifrockhounds.com

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

15-16ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Lucia Rockhounds; Atascadero Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Trafic Way; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Contact the club for admission information; contact Kim Noyes; Email: kimnoyes@gmail.com; Website: slrockhounds.org

16-16WATERLOO, IOWA: Annual show; Blackhawk Gem & Mineral Society; Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St; Sun. 11-5; Admission is free. Donations appreciated; Iowa Rockhounds: Rock, Mineral and Fossil Collecting! Demonstrations and presentations throughout the day. Flintknapping, faceting, silversmithing, crystals and geodes for sale, hand-crafted jewelry, gems and minerals will be found during the show. Silent Auctions held throughout the day; contact Dave Malm; Email: davidmalm@cfu.net

21-23SANTA 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 & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Buy direct from the importers & wholesalers. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: gemfaire.com

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

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

22-22WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND: Annual show; Chesapeake Gem and Mineral Society; Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd; Sat. 10-4; Admission is FREE; Minerals, Original Jewelry, Fossils, Rough & Cut Gemstones Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, Free Minerals for Kids; contact Lynne Emery; Email: Chesapeakegemandmineral@gmail.com; Website: chesapeakegemandmineral.org

22-23MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society; Memphis Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Road; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6 (2 day pass $8), 12 & Under $2, Scouts in uniform free; Over 50 dealers and exhibitors selling rocks, fossils, minerals, crystals, gemstones, opals, beads and jewelry. Kids Areas with gem and fossil dig, geode bowling and Rocks around the Clock. Includes the original Memphis Rock Banquet, a full table display of rocks that look like real food; contact WC McDaniel, (901) 490-3575; Email: info@theearthwideopen.com

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

22-23SANDFORD, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society, Inc; City of Sanford Center, 401 E. Seminole Blvd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, Kids 6-15 $2, Scouts in uniform Free; Vendors offering minerals, rocks, fossils, beads, gemstones, hand-crafted cabochons and jewelry, etc. Also available; silent auction, door prizes, demonstrations and family activities; contact Salvatore Sansone, (321) 278-9294; Email: ssfossilhunter@aol.com; Website: www.cfmgs.org

22-23THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club; Borchard Park, 190 N. Reino Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission and Parking; Jewlery, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Rocks, Hobby Supplies, Exhibits, demonstrations, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Plant Sales and Youth Activities; contact Diane Cook, (805) 647-8517; Email: conejogemandmineral@gmail.com; Website: cgamc.org

22-23WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Retail show; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center, 1371 Civic Drive (at Broadway); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $14 (good for both days -under 12 free); Minerals, gems, jewelry - over 30 booths; contact Jerry Tomlinson

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

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

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

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

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

29-30ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Searchers Gem & Mineral Society; Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Free; contact Nancy J. Bird, (562) 697-0636; Email: nancyjbird68@gmail.com

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

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

May 2023

5-6YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Yucaipa Valley Gem and Mineral Society; Music and Arts Festival, Adams Street and Yucaipa Blvd; Fri. 6-10, Sat. 12-10; FREE; Rock, gem, and jewelry show with 15 dealers, kids activities, geode cracker, store, and raffle. The show is held in conjunction with the city sponsored Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival with kids rides, various artisans, food, and othervendors, music, and beer/wine garden ; contact Lee Peterson; Email: grandpasgems@gmail.com

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

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

5-7MCPHERSON, KANSAS: Annual show; McPherson Gem and Mineral Club; 4-H Fairgrounds, 710 Woodside St; Fri. 9-5:30, Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-3:30; Free Admission; Kids Spin-N-Win Hourly Door Prizes; contact Emily Nelson, (785) 906-0553; Email: mgmcswap@gmail.com; Website: www.mcphersongemandmineralclub.org

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

6-7TOPSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; North Shore Rock & Mineral Club; Topsfield Fairground, 207 Boston Road, Rte.1; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $6 per person; $5 with card; Children under 12 free; Free parking; contact Joe Weisberg, (781) 861-6653; Email: northshorerockandmineral@gmail.com; Website: www.northshorerock.org

6-7BOULDER CITY, NV, NEVADA: Annual show; Southern Nevada Gems and Mineral Society; Bicentennial Park Gym, 999 Colorado Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free; contact Amber Palecek; Email: sngmsjamboreeshowchair@gmail.com; Website: www.snvgms.org

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

6-7KINGMAN, ARIZONA: Annual show; Mohave County Gemstoners; Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free to All; Rock & Gem and Mineral Show, Indoors, Lots of Free Parking, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Treasure Box Raffle; contact Daina Sandhop, (425) 268-9983; Email: ddaes1961@hotmail.com

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

12-14COSTA 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 & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Buy direct from the importers & wholesalers. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: gemfaire.com

12-14SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; West Coast Gem & Mineral Show; Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport, 2726 S. Grand Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission/Free Parking at HI-OCA; Admission to Wholesale Section requires resale credentials; Wholesale closes at 4 p.m. on Sunday; contact Laura Delano; Email: MineralShowsLLD@gmail.com; Website: www.mineralshowslld.com

12-14COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Annual show; Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary Club; Knights of Columbus Hall, 2525 N. Stadium Blvd. (Route E); Fri. 12-7, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; 3-day pass: Adults $6-Seniors (60+) and youth (12-16) $3-children 11 and under free; Door prizes, silent auctions, Kids Mine, minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry, geodes, beads and much much more; contact Mary Wozny, (573) 999-3058; Email: lmwoz@msn.com; Website: cmrlc.org

12-14CHILLIWACK, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Annual show; British Columbia Lapidary Society; Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults: $6; Students: (6-17) $2; Under 6 with Adult: Free; 3 Day Pass: $12; The BC Gem Show is British Columbia's largest rock and gem show. On the Saturday of our show weekend, we also host the Rocklovers-Round-Up Tailgate Sale, an additional building of dozens of informal sellers; contact Andrew Danneffel, (604) 323-4273; Email: president@bclapidary.com; Website: www.bclapidary.com

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

13-14BOZEMAN, MONTANA: Annual Gem, Jewelry, Fossil, and Bead Show – Mother’s Day Weekend; Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club; Gallatin County Fairgrounds, 901 North Black; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3 Children under 12 free with adult admission; Gem and Mineral Display Cases featuring Best of Montana and World Wide Specimens; Spectacular Raffle Item; Silent Auctions; 18 Vendors; Garnet Sorting; Club Rocks; contact Linda Johnson, (406) 580-3419; Email: lindajohnson.montana@gmail.com

13-14SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Show and sale; Southwest Gem and Mineral Society; Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free; Free parking; contact John Speck, (210) 596-1611; Email: jspeck2@att.net; Website: www.swgms.org

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

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

19-21FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; The Franklin Gem & Mineral Society; The Robert C. Carpenter Community Building, 1288 Georgia Rd; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults: $3; There will be demonstrations of lapidary machines and art including Cabochon making, and faceting. There will be daily presentations by guest speakers on exciting and educational topics related to gems and minerals There will be hourly door prizes and a grand prize at the end of the show; contact Chandra Fox, (706) 982-0402; Email: fgmshows@gmail.com; Website: fgmm.org

19-21TULSA, 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 & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Buy direct from the importers & wholesalers. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: gemfaire.com

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

20-21BUTTE, MONTANA: Annual show; Butte Mineral and Gem Club; Butte Civic Center Main Arena, 1340 Harrison Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 Children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult; 38 displays, 18 dealers, a silent auction, and kid’s area; contact Pete Knudsen, (406) 490-5828; Email: PKnudsen@mtech.edu

20-21BENNINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Southwestern Vermont Mineral & Gem Club, Inc; Grace Christian School, 104 Kocher Dr; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3; Adults $5. Kids FREE; Mineral booklets for the Kids (complimentary); contact Bill Cotrofeld, (802) 375-6782; Email: cotrofeldauto@comcast.net

26-28MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: Retail show; H & R Gem Shows; Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E Hibiscus Blvd, 9016 122nd Av; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Adults. Kids 12 and under Free. Teens/Veterans/Military/First Responder $1 off. Admission good for all three days; Free Parking. 16,000 sf of fabulous vendors. Jewelry, gemstones, crystals, rocks, minerals. beads, fossils, rough rock and more; contact Jerri Heer, (419) 344-9999; Email: hrgemshows@gmail.com; Website: hrgemshows.com

26-28SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; American Gem, Mineral And Jewelry Shows LLC; Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Blvd; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $7, Ages 11-17 $2, Free admission for age 10 and under; Vendors offering Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Beads, Fossils and Meteorites; contact Alan Koch; Email: agmjs3@gmail.com; Website: www.americangemshow.com

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

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

June 2023

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

2-4DULUTH, GEORGIA: Annual show; Bellpoint Gem Show; Gas South Convention Center (New Location), 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy; Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; Admission $8 Cash Only at Door; Select dealers from near and far selling extraordinary minerals, jewelry, gem, fossils, healing stones, beads, crystals, rocks; contact BJ; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointpromotions.com

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

3-3DELTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Delta County Rock Wranglers; Heddles Recreation Center, 531 North Palmer Street; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Indoor shows with thirty vendors, Silent Action, Rock Bags for sale for children, and specific activities for children; contact Harry Masinton, (970) 856-3861; Email: hpmasinton@gmail.com

3-4MARION, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum; Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, 205 Walker Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Please check with the museum for admission prices; Hourly Door Prizes Silent Auction Vendor Tables Museum Tours/Gift Shop Children’s Activities Midwest Chapter of the Fluorescent Mineral Society and SHOW & Sale; contact Jackie Dismore, (270) 965-4263; Website: ClementMineralMuseum.org

3-4COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO: Annual show; North Idaho Mineral Club; North Idaho State Fairgrounds, Jacklin Building, 4056 North Government Way; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 daily entrance fee Children under 12 free with paid adult; Kid Friendly ATM on Site Food on site Gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and more. Raffles and door prizes. NIMC is on Facebook; contact Diane Rose, (208) 659-6173

3-4WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND: Annual show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, LLC; Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; $6; Gem Miner's Spring Gem, Mineral and Bead Show; Discount Admission available online; contact Teresa Soltis Schwab, (301) 807-9745; Email: beadware@rcn.com; Website: gem-show.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2023-July 2023

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

July 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 2023

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

3-6BILLINGS, MONTANA: 2023 American Federation & Northwest Federation Gem & Mineral Show; Billings Gem and Mineral Club; Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Ln; Thu. 10-5, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5 per day or $15 for 4-day pass (cash only) Children Under 12 free with paid adult; Don’t miss this special regional and national show! Featuring vendors and exhibits of gems, minerals, fossils, artifacts, agates, jewelry, and more. Raffles, silent auctions, and lots of fun events for kids! Fun for the whole family includes field trips, banquet, special programs, special exhibits; contact Doug True, (406) 200-8778; Email: https://billingsgemclub.com/contact-us; Website: BillingsGemClub.com

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

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

11-13WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show; Eastern States Expositions, 1305 Memorial Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $10.00; Resale credentials REQUIRED to enter Wholesale; Wholesale CLOSES at 4 p.m. on Sunday; Hourly door prize giveaways; Free specimen to children under 12; Special Mineral Exhibit by Laura L. Delano; contact Laura L. Delano, President; Email: MineralShowsLLD@gmail.com; Website: www.mineralshowslld.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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30-1EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Worthen Earth Searchers; Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; $1, children 12 and under are free; Vendors from all over the midwest! Indoor and outdoor show. Geode cracking, mining sluice, kid activities; contact Cindy Cottrell, (563) 210-4744; Email: cc31068@yahoo.com

October 2023

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

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

6-8BUCKEYE, ARIZONA: Annual show; West Valley Rock & Mineral Club; Buckeye Arena, 802 N 1st Street; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-2; Adults $3 kids under 13 free; Rocks, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, slabs, cabs, gold panning, scavenger hunt and rock painting; contact Lara Serbin, (602) 405-2926; Email: lara@serbinstudio.com; Website: westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2023

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

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

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

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

December 2023

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