Events

June 2019 Shows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2019 Shows

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Sunday, July 28th to Sunday, August 4th, 2019 

The 35th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment. This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossil, lapidary equipment and more you might want. Each booth is 20 foot by 40 foot so there are LOTS of items for sale. Parking and admission are free. Food is available. Porta-a-johns are available. This is an outside event so be prepared for rain. Dates: Sunday,July 28th to Sunday,August 4th, 2019 with some vendors open on Saturday 27th. . Hours: 10 to 6 daily with many vendors open earlier and later because they are staying with their booth. Address: 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. This location is on the hill above the previous location. Contact: Donna Collis collisdonna@yahoo.com 828-765-5519. Email: info@grassycreekgemshow. Website is www.grassycreekgemshow.org. Applications and pictures are available on the website. 

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

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

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

7-8—ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Gem City Rock and Mineral Society; McDowell Intermediate High School, 3320 Caughey Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, seniors $3.50, free admission for children under 12; contact James Trimble, 109 miles Avenue, Girard , PA 16417, (814) 460-9299; Email: jtrimble57@gmail.com; Website: http://www.gemcityrockclub.org/

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

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

13-14—TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society; Tulsa Fairgrounds-Exchange Center, 4145 E. 21st St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free admission for children 12 and under with paid adult admission; Vendors offering rocks, minerals, jewelry, fossils, beads, crystals, demonstrations, fluorescence room, and activities for children; contact Martha Rongey, 612 W. 120th St. S., Jenks, OK 74037, (918) 230-1094; Email: m_rongey@sbcglobal.net; Website: www.tulsarockandmineralsociety.org

13-14—MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club and the Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce; Riverside Arena, 20 Earl Ellens Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; free; 50th Annual Carlton County Gem & Mineral Club Agate Days, vendors offering minerals, fossils, jewelry and lapidary equipment, Clark Olsen Agate Stampede - 3 p.m. Saturday (400 pounds of agates, $400 quarters and $100 in half-dollars dumped on Elm Ave. among a truckload of gravel for a scramble game of finders-keepers; contact Lynn Svercl, 5559 Taft Road, Duluth, MN 55803, (218) 721-2679; Email: mlagatedays@gmail.com

13-14—CASPER, WYOMING: Annual show; Natrona County Rockhounds; Ramkota Hotel, 800 North Poplar; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-2; Adults $3, free admission for children 12 and under; 73rd annual show, vendors offering a variety of rocks, gems, and minerals including Wyoming jade and Edwards Black jade, displays, and demonstrations: flint knapping, faceting, lapidary; contact Mac Goss; Email: macogre13@gmail.com

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

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

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

20-21—FRANKFORT, NEW YORK: Annual show; Paradise Outfitters; Herkimer County Fairgrounds, 135 Cemetery Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, free admission for children 12 and under; 5th Annual Herkimer Diamond, Gem, and Mineral Show & Festival, vendors offering gems, minerals, crystals, and fossils, demonstrations, and displays; contact Billie Jo, (518) 568-2914; Email: info@HerkGemShow.com; Website: http://www.herkgemshow.com/

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

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

26-28—TENINO, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Washington Agate and Mineral Society; Parkside Elementary School, 301 Central Avenue East, corner of Central Ave and Stage St. South; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; free admission; Rock and gem show to be held during Oregon Trail Days with a variety of community events; contact Daniel De Boer; Email: keylock1@live.com; Website: wamsolympia.wordpress.com

26-28—KEMMERER, WYOMING: Annual show; Fossil Basin Mineralogical Society; South Lincoln Training & Event Center, 215 HWY 233; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-4; $2 per person or $5 for family admission; contact don stuart, 403 Pearl St., Kemmerer, WY 83101; Email: don.stuart@sgs.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/405646026648659/

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

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

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

July 2019-August 2019

27-4—SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Parkway Fire and Rescue; Parkway Fire and Rescue event grounds, 136 Majestic View; daily 9-6; free; 35th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show, a fundraising event for the Parkway Fire and Rescue unit, featuring more than 60 dealers with a variety of objects; contact Donna Collis, 136 Majestic View, Parkway Fire and Rescue show grounds, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828) 765-5519; Email: collisdonna@yahoo.com; Website: http://www.grassycreekgemshow.org 

August 2019

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

2-4—NORTH BEND, OREGON: 57th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Far West Lapidary; North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $1, free admission for children under 12; Vendors offering gemstones, rough and polished rocks, gemstones, jewelry, fluorescent display, demonstrations; contact Don Innes, (541) 396-5722; Email: doninnes.innes20@gmail.com

2-4—PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club; Findley Toyota Center, 3201 N. Main; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, seniors, veterans and students $4, free admission for children under 12 with a paid adult admission; More than 60 vendors from the Southwestern United States offering rough stones to fine jewelry, demonstrations, displays, fluorescence tent, activities for children; contact Melanie, 3201 N. Main, Findley Toyota Center (formerly PV Event Center), Prescott Valley, AZ 86314, (208) 818-2363; Email: melaniecapps123@gmail.com; Website: www.prescottgemmineral.org

2-4—PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass for teens, adults, and seniors, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors from around the world offering gems, beads, gold, silver, minerals, crystals, and jewelry; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

2-4—NIPOMO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Orcutt Mineral Society; Nipomo High School, 525 N. Thompson Ave.; Fri. 10:30-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; More than 50 dealers, displays and lapidary arts demonstrations, and activities for children ; contact Jeanne L. Watkins, 200 Station Way B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, (805) 489-6590; Email: jeanne@thetaxgalsinc.com; Website: http://www.omsinc.org

3-4—SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society; San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue & Lincoln Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $12, seniors and students $10 with coupon, free admission for children under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult; Dealers offering a variety of items, demonstrations, activities for children, and mineral and gem identification; contact Ellen Nott, 4134 Judah St., San Francisco, CA 94122; Email: ellen_nott@yahoo.com; Website: www.sfgms.org

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

9-10—SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Stone Crazy & Ampersand Gem & Jewelry; Rings & Things August Rocks, 304 E 2nd Ave, 2nd Floor Showroom; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5; free admission; The August Rocks event is being held in conjunction with Rings & Things Yearly Anniversary Sale, and features gems, minerals, crystals, finish and rough rocks and stones; contact Arla DeField; Email: arladefield@gmail.com; Website: https://ampersandgemandjewelry.com/

9-11—WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc.; Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $10, free admission for children under 13 ; More than 200 vendors, special exhibit by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources Mineral Museum, lectures, mineral identification, activities for children; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; Email: mineralshowslld@gmail.com; Website: www.mineralshowslld.com

9-11—SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Weekend pass for teens, adults and seniors $7, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

9-11—HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club; Houghton Elementary School, 203 W. Jacker Ave.; Fri. 1-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-3; free admission; Dealers offering gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary, and Copper Country memorabilia, displays, special attraction: Jurassic Park— the Science, Facts, and Myths; contact Norm Gruber, (906) 228-6764; Email: show@ccrmc.info

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

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

10-11—GONZALES, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society; Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9030 South St. Landry Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, children (5-12) $3, $1 off admission for scouts in uniform, free admission for military personnel with identification; Vendors offering rock specimens, fossils, minerals, jewelry, equipment, demonstrations; contact Wanda Gawarecki, 5191 Hwy 19, Ethel, LA 70730, (225)6033870; Email: mercymom3@gmail.com; Website: www.brgemandmineral.org

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

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

16-18—SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Weekend pass for teens, adults and seniors $7, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

16-18—SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions; Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41); daily 10-5; Adults $5 (save $1 when mentioning this listing) good for entire show, free admission for children under 16; Dealers offering gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals, and beads; contact Frank Cox, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941) 954-0202; Email: frankcox@comcast.net; Website: www.frankcoxproductions.com

16-18—CORVALLIS, OREGON: Show; Hans Neukomm & Kira Cleveland; Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St.; Fri. 1-8:30, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, seniors, college students and children over age 13 $2, free admission for children 12 and under ; First Annual Show - dealers offering gems, crystals, minerals, lapidary demonstrations, displays, identification area, and activities for children; contact Kira Cleveland, (541) 257-5741; Email: kira@oregonrockandgemfestival.com

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

17-18—TEHACHAPI, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Society; Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 East 'F' St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free; Gems, minerals, rocks, and jewelry on offer, activities for children; contact Ronald Myrick, 105 Brentwood Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561, (661) 972-1117; Email: travis462@outlook.com; Website: Tvgms.org

17-18—BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Society; Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Daily $4, both days $6, free admission for children under 6; Vendors offering gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, beads, demonstrations, exhibits, activities for children; contact Del Glasner, 2009 Chelsy Dr, Benton, LA 71006, (318) 517-7372; Email: dglasner2001@yahoo.com; Website: larockclub.com

17-18—SPOKANE VALLEY, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Crystallography Gem + Mineral Market; Spokane County Fairgrounds, 404 N Havana St, (In the Plaza); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; Adults $2, free admission for children under 12 and seniors over 65; More than 30 dealers offering minerals, gems, beads, crystals, fossils, and various art; RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/CGMMspok19; contact Michelle Ferris, 117 E. Louisa St. , PMB 169, Seattle, WA 98102, (206) 582-9157; Email: crystallographygems@gmail.com; Website: www.crystallographygems.com

23-24—TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society; Tahlequah Community Center Building, 909 S. College Ave; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5; free; contact Elizabeth Spinks, PO Box 932, Tahlequah, OK 74465-0932

23-25—COSTA 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; Weekend pass for teens, adults and seniors $7, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

24-24—SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Retail show; Southwest Gem and Mineral Society of San Antonio; Wonderland of the Americans Mall, I10 and Loop 410 on Fredericksburg Road; Sat. 10-5; free admission; contact John Speck, 9515 Potters Point, Helotes, TX 78023, 210-372-9722; Email: jspeck2@att.net

24-24—RACINE, WISCONSIN: Rock Swap and Sale; Racine Geological Society; Bartlet Youth Foundation, 1120 N. Stuart Road; Sat. 10-4:30; free admission; Rock Swap & Sale; contact Johnny, WI; Email: rgswisconsin2@outlook.com; Website: www.racinegeologicalsociety.weebly.com

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

24-25—EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geology Section of Peoria Academy of Science; Eastside Centre, #1 East Side Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; Vendors selling rocks, gems, fossils, and jewelry, demonstrations, fluorescence display, activities for children; contact Jim Travis, 2812 N. Peoria Ave., Peoria,, IL 61603; Email: boatnik@aol.com; Website: pasgeology.com

August 2019-September 2019

30-1—SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Weekend pass for teens, adults and seniors $7, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

30-2—PENSACOLA, FLORIDA: Annual show; Southeastern Gem And Mineral Shows; Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Hwy; Fri. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sun. 9-6, Mon. 9-6; free; Dealers offering minerals, crystals, gemstones, fossils, meteorites, exhibit, demonstrations; contact Lee Baker, 2172 W Nine Mile Road, #356, Pensacola, FL 32534, (850) 999-9865; Email: support@segms.org; Website: www.segms.org

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

31-1—HANFORD , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Diggin’s Productions; Hanford Civic Auditorium, 400 Douty St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, free admission for children 13 and under; 5th Annual Gem & Mineral Show, with vendors offering gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, and finished and rough material, museum quality exhibit, demonstrations, activities for children; contact Kathy Corbett , 341 cedar st, Hanford, CA 93230, (559) 904-4795; Email: Corbett1@sbcglobal.net; Website: https://www.facebook.com/Gem-Mineral-Show-Hanford-by-Diggins-Productions-1560396140867556/

31-1—CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Capital Mineral Club; Douglas N. Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, free admission for children 15 and under ; 56th Annual Show, with dealers offering retail and wholesale minerals, crystals, lapidary rough rocks, faceted gems, fossils, jewelry, books, and activities for children; contact Capital Mineral Club , 7133 Oak Hill Road , Loudon, NH 03307; Website: www.capitalmineralclub.org

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

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

6-8—WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Forsyth Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.; Winston-Salem Fairgrounds —Education Building , Enter at Gate 9 off 27th Street; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5; Adults $3, free admission for children in senior year of high school and under with accompanying adult; 48th annual show - theme: Minerals, Gems, and Fossils of Mexico; contact W. A. Marion - Show Chairman, 1163 Bear Creek Church Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028; Email: mariona1@yadtel.net; Website: www.forsythgemclub.com

6-8—ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Shasta District Fair & Events Center, 1890 Briggs St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Weekend pass for teens, adults, seniors $5, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

7-8—NEW MILFORD, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Danbury Mineralogical Society; New Milford High School, 388 Danbury Road (Rt 7); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, seniors and full-time students with ID $4, free admission for children 11 and under and scouts in uniform; Various vendors, club displays, mineral identification, activities for children; contact Elizabeth Triano, 11 Stage Coach Ln, Patterson, NY 12563, (845) 319-6089; Email: lizziewriter@comcast.net; Website: https://www.facebook.com/Danbury-Mineralogical-Society-PAGE-157499457596134/

7-8—ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Luis Obispo Gem and Mineral Club; South County Regional Center, 800 West Branch Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-7; free admission; Dealers selling gems, minerals, fossils, carvings, jewelry, beads, jade, crystals, meteorites, and lapidary, also including demonstrations and displays; contact Millie Chalk, President; Email: info@slogem.org; Website: http://www.slogem.org

13-15—HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club; Soccer Stop Sportsplex, 5 River Hills Drive; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3, free admission to students with ID, as well as uniformed scouts and military personnel; 50th Anniversary Show! Dealers offering rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, displays by A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, GVSU and Hope College, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Linda Winklemann, 340 East 24th Street, Holland, MI 49423, (616) 834-6651; Email: lindawinkelmann@att.net; Website: www.tulipcity.org

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

13-15—SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

13-15—CEDAR CITY, UTAH: Show and sale; Southern Utah Rock Club; Cross Hollow Event Center (Diamond Z Arena), 11 N. Cross Hollow Road; Fri. 11-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free admission; Dealers offering rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and beads; exhibits and demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Jeff; Email: surc.show@gmail.com; Website: http://www.southernutahrockclub.org

13-15—CEDAR CITY, UTAH: Show; Southern Utah Rock Club, Inc; Cross Hollow Event Center, 11 N Cross Hollow Rd; Thu. 11-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free admission; Dealers selling rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, exhibits and demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Glenn; Email: surc.show@gmail.com; Website: http://www.southernutahrockclub.org

13-15—ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association (M.A.G.M.A.); Camp Stephens, 263 Clayton Road; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free admission; 11th Bi-Annual Show, dealers specializing in gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and artifacts from North Carolina and around the world will be offered; contact Richard Jacquot, PO Box 542, Leicester, NC 28748, (828) 779-4501; Email: rick@wncrocks.com; Website: www.americanrockhound.com

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

14-15—NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Northern Berkshire Mineral Club; American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, free admission for children 15 and under; 56th Annual Show, dealers offering gems, jewelry, crystals, and activities for children; contact Lawrence J. Michon, 385 West Main St., North Adams, MA 01247, (413) 663-8430; Email: LMICHON@RCN.COM; Website: https://nbmclub.webs.com/

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

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

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

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

20-22—SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S State St; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Weekend pass for teens, adults, and seniors $7, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors from around the world offering gems, beads, gold, silver, minerals, crystals, and jewelry; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

20-22— FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society; The Augusta Expo, 277 Expo Road; Fri. 2-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3, seniors and students $2, free admission for children 12 and under and scouts in uniform; 52nd Annual Show - dealers, displays, exhibits, and activities for children; contact Scott Gregory, 508 West Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980; Email: show-info@shenandoahvalleyrockclub.org; Website: http://www.shenandoahvalleyrockclub.org/

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

21-22—HOWELL, MICHIGAN: Show and sale; Livingston Gem & Mineral Society; Hartland Education Services Center, 9525 E. Highland Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults and seniors $3, students $1, free admission for children under 12; 46th Annual Rockhound's Dream Show - Home of the 2020 Midwest Federation Convention, dealers offering rough rock to finished jewelry, fossils, demonstrations and displays, activities for children; contact Sherlynn Everly, 314 Hadley St., Holly, MI 48442, (810) 965-5899; Email: everly55@gmail.com; Website: www.livingstongems.com

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

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

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

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

21-22—CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society Inc.; Silver Dollar Fair Grounds, 2357 Fair St.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 9:30-4; Adults $4, free admission for children 14 and under; Dealers offering opals, rough rock, crystals, fossils, jewelry and minerals, demonstrations, activities for children and free copper nugget necklace for the first 200 children to attend the show each day; contact Lori Millard, 2660 Cherokee Rd., Cherokee, CA 95965, (530) 533-2968; Email: lorimillard58@yahoo.com; Website: featherriverrocks.org

21-22—MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society; Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, free admission for children with an adult; 15+ dealers offering jewelry, cut and uncut gemstones, crystals, rough and polished rocks, mineral specimens, fossils, beads, 50+ displays, and demonstrations; contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt St, Monterey, CA 93940, 8313721311; Email: janis12@sbcglobal.net; Website: cvgms.rocks

21-22—CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON: 54th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Southern Washington Mineralogical Society; Castle Rock Fairgrounds, 120 Fair Lane, SW Corner of Highway 411 and Cowlitz River; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; Dealers, member displays, demonstrations, auction, and activities for children; contact Vicki Johnson, (360) 751-8031; Email: vickijrocks@msn.com

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

27-29—TOOELE, UTAH: Annual show; Tooele Gem and Mineral Society; Dow James Building, 400 North 400 West; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free; Vendors offering rocks, gems, fossils, jewelry, displays, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Robert Vigil, P.O. Box 348, Tooele, UT 84074; Email: tooelegemandmineralsociety@gmail.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/Tooele-Gem-Mineral-Society-1742342656045404/

27-29—BOISE, IDAHO: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Expo Idaho, 5610 N Glenwood; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Weekend pass for teens, adults, and seniors $5, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors from around the world offering gems, beads, gold, silver, minerals, crystals, and jewelry; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

27-29—CLARKDALE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Mingus Gem and Mineral Club; Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium, 19 N. Ninth Street; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; Dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, free gift and activities for children; contact Mike Kavanaugh, (928) 634-0269; Email: kavanagh1368@yahoo.com; Website: http://mingusclub.org/upcomingshow.html

28-29—WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND: Annual show; The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore; Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, free admission for children under 12; More than 35 vendors, lapidary demonstrations, exhibits, interactive Gem Mine, activities for children; contact A. Meyers; Email: marketing@gemcuttersguild.com; Website: http://www.gemcuttersguild.com

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

28-29—SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Siouxland Gem and Mineral Society; South Sioux City Senior Citizens Center, 1501 W 29th St.; Sat. 9-4, Sun. 10-4; free admission; Dealers offering gems, agates, rough and polished stones, geodes, faceted jewelry, fossils, and demonstrations; contact Bob Powell, 406 Brandon, Kingsley, IA 51028, (712) 378-277; Email: bobphyl.powell@gmail.com

28-29—OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Oshkosh Earth Science Club; Sunnyview Expo Center, 500 E County Road Y; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, students with identification $1, free admission for children under 12; Vendors selling rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, displays, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Susan Bellmer, 2579 W. Palisades Drive, Menasha, WI 54952, (920) 740-8985; Email: sbellmer@new.rr.com

28-29—LODI, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Stockton Lapidary and Mineral Club; Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 East Lockeford St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, free admission for children 12 and under; contact Mike Mathis, Galt, CA 95632, (510) 301-3612; Email: mmathis@nwp.org; Website: https://stocktonlapidary.org/show 

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

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

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

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

4-6—SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Weekend pass for teens, adults, and seniors $7, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

4-6—ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society; Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 S. Ferncreek Ave.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, students (grade school) $2 ($1 off coupon on club site); More than 30 dealers, displays, exhibits, and activities for children; contact Gordon Oakley, 5032 Lido Street, Orlando, FL 32807, (407) 592-4358; Email: oakleysmall@gmail.com; Website: www.cfmgs.org

5-5—IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: Annual show; Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Society; Pinecrest Event Center, 560 East Anderson; Sat. 9-5; Adults $3, free admission for children 12 and under; Club members selling unique jewelry, rough and polished rocks, slabs, minerals, fossils, gemstones, and jewelry-making supplies; contact Bill Thielbahr, (208) 524-0139; Email: tbar@srv.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

11-13—MOAB, UTAH: Annual show; Moab Points & Pebbles; Old Spanish Trails Arena, 3641 S. Highway 191; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free; 60th Annual Show, vendors selling items related to lapidary arts, geology, rocks, gemstones, fossils, demonstrations, field trips, and activities for children; contact Jerry Hansen; Email: moabrockclub@live.com

11-13—COSTA 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; Weekend pass for teens, adults, and seniors $7, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

11-13—TRONA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society; SLG&MS Lapidary and Show building, 13337 Main St.; Fri. 1:30-6:30, Sat. 7:30-5, Sun. 7:30-3; free admission; Dealers, demonstrations, and displays, and a special afternoon dealer trip ($100 per vehicle+$50 per person), field trip Saturday $15 per car, $20 per car for Sunday field trip reservations required for field trips; contact Bonnie Fairchild, PO Box 966, Trona, CA 93592-0966, (760) 372-5356; Email: slgms@iwvisp.com; Website: www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub/

11-13—SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: Annual show; Mineral Collectors of Utah; Trolley Square, 602 South 700 East; Fri. 12-9, Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Curt Forrester, UT, (801) 368-4103; Email: 801-368-4103; Website: http://m-c-u.org/

11-13—PORTLAND, OREGON: 39th Annual Show of Gems, Minerals, and Fossils; Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Association; Jackson Army National Guard, 6255 NE Cornfoot Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, free admission for children 12 and under with a paying adult; Vendors with fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, beads, tools, jewelry, exhibits, demonstrations, presentations, activities for children ; contact Linda Harvey, (503) 310-3036; Email: lindaharvey2010@gmail.com; Website: www.PortlandRegionalGemandMineral.com

12-13—TEMPLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Tri-City Gem and Mineral Society; Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, 3303 N. Third Street; Sat. 9-6, Sat. 10-5; Adults $5, teens $2; Dealers offering rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, demonstrations of wire wrapping and cabochon carving, and fluorescence; contact Ruth Rolston, 106 Ottoway Drive, Temple, TX 76501; Email: lrolston@hot.rr.com; Website: http://drarhie.wixsite.com/tcgme

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

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

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

12-13—SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Crystallography Gem + Mineral Full Inventory Show: Seattle; OmCulture (Wallingford), 2210 N Pacific St.; Sat. 12-7, Sun. 10-4; free admission; Full shop inventory show featuring crystals, minerals, and gems; RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/om2019wall; contact Michelle Ferris, 117 East Louisa Street, PMB 169, Seattle, WA 98102, (206) 582-9157; Email: crystallographygems@gmail.com; Website: www.crystallographygems.com

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

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

18-20—DEL 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; Weekend pass for teens, adults, and seniors $7, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

18-20—AUSTIN, TEXAS: Annual show; Austin Gem and Mineral Society; Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $8, military personnel (with ID) and seniors (60+) $7, students age 13-18 $2, free admission for children 12 and under; Show theme: Canadian minerals; more than 30 dealers, exhibits, displays, fluorescent minerals area, demonstrations in faceting, cabbing, and wire wrapping, and activities for children; contact Laird Fowler, Show Chair, 6719 Burnet Ln, Austin, TX 78757, (512) 458-9546; Email: showchariman@austingemandmineral.org; Website: www.agms-tx.org

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

19-19—ALBANY, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Saco Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Albany town Hall, 1972 B NH RT 16; Sat. 9-5; Adults $2 donation, free admission for children under 12 with a paying adult; Local dealers, demonstrations, displays, and activities for children; contact Jonathan Herndon, 197 Rice Hill Rd., Freedom, NH 03836; Email: ossipeemtsminerals13@outlook.com; Website: sacovalleygemandmineralclub.org

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

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

19-20—COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club; National Guard Training & Community Center, 8180 Belden Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, children $1, $5 for family admittance; Exhibitions, demonstrations, tailgate sales, vendors selling agates, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, and activities for children; contact Martha Miss, 8445 Grange Boulevard, Cottage Grove, MN 55016, (763) 717-1641; Email: info@rock-biz.biz; Website: https://mnmineral.org/

19-20—DES MOINES, IOWA: Show and sale; Des Moines Lapidary Society (DMLS); Iowa State Fairgrounds - Knapp Learning Center, 3000 East Grand Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, free admission for children 12 and under; Vendors offering gemstones, beads, silver, crystals, slabs, rough, minerals, fossils, lapidary tools, jewelry, demonstrations, displays, and activities for children; contact Show Committee; Email: DMLS.2019Show@DMLapidary.org; Website: www.DMLapidary.org/OurShow

19-20—SEDONA, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Sedona Gem and Mineral Club; Sedona Red Rock High School, Hwy89A and Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, free admission for children under 12; contact Bill Schwartz, 75 Sheath Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336, (928) 203-0356; Email: bschwar13@msn.com; Website: sedonagemandmineral.org

19-20—LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club; Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Ave. H; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; contact Allison McClung, 18343 West Ave. F, Lancaster, CA 93536, (661) 839-7403; Email: ali_cares@aol.com; Website: palmdalegemandmineral.org

19-20—CLIO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Flint Rock And Gem Club; Carter Middle School, 300 Upland Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3, children age 6-18 $1.50, free admission for children under 6 with a paying adult and scouts in uniform; Dealers offering minerals, fossils, jewelry, gems, displays, demonstrations, and activities for children ; contact Diana Dady, 2120 Christner Street, Burton, MI 48519, (810) 406-2144; Email: ddady@comcast.net; Website: www.flintrockandgem.org

25-27—SANTA 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; Weekend pass for teens, adults, and seniors $7, free admission for children through age 11; Exhibitors offering various minerals and rocks, jewelry, crystals, gems, beads and crystals; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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