Saturday, Jan 28, 2023

Rock & Gem Show Dates

 
 

February 2023

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

18-19ANTIOCH, 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

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/

March 2023

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

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

10-12VICTORVILLE, 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

10-12APPLE 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

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

11-12SAN 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

11-12TURLOCK, 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

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

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

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

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

April 2023

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

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

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

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

29-30ANAHEIM, 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

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 other vendors, 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

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

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

June 2023

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, 41615 Chaparral Dr; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5, children under 12 free; Artisans will sell handmade silver, gold, beaded and fabricated jewelry, antique and vintage jewelry, commercial quality gold and silver faceted stone jewelry, handmade specialty cabochons, mineral specimens, gem trees, other lapidary decorative items and rough rock from Africa, Australia as well; contact Toni D Floyd; Email: pgmcshow@gmail.com; Website: palomargem.org

10-11ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem and Mineral Club; California Center for the Arts - Convention Center, 340 North Escondido Blvd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 Adults, Children under 12 free; contact Toni Floyd; Email: tonifloyd41615@gmail.com; Website: palomargem.org

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