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March 2019 Shows

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March 2019

1-3—SHARONVILLE , OHIO: Annual show; Gem Street USA; Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults and seniors $7 (good for all three days), free admission for children under 12; vendors offering gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, findings, silver, gold, precious stones, tools, and displays; contact Jane; Email: JaneStrieter1946@gmail.com

1-3—LARGO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Suncoast Gem and Mineral Society (SGAMS); Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. N.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 donation for adults and $4 for students good for all three days, free admission for children under 6, save $1 by presenting flier, military ID, or an ad from the Tampa Bay Times or website; 49th annual show and sale featuring finished and rough gems presented by dealers and SGAMS members, also on offer is jewelry, beads, minerals and tools; additional highlights include a grand prize drawing, silent auction, member display cases, demonstrators, gem mining and grab bags; contact Bill Schmidt, Suncoast Gem and Mineral Society, P.O. Box 13254, St Petersburg, FL 33733-3254; Email: SGAMSgemshow@gmail.com; Website: www.sgams.com

1-3—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; $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

1-3—RICHMOND, INDIANA: Annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society; Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $5/ Seniors $3/ 7-18 $1/Under 7 Free; contact Judy Burton, 912 kent Ln., Troy, OH 45373, 937-339-1966; Email: jleeburton@woh.rr.com; Website: EIGGS.weebly.com

2-3—ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: Annual show; East KingCo Rock Club; Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. NW; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; gem, jewelry and mineral dealers offering metaphysical crystals, collector specimens, cabbing material, jewelry-making supplies, lapidary equipment, stone sculpture exhibit presented by the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association, free "What's my rock?" identification, door prizes, silent auction, kids' activities; contact CindySmith, PO Box 2203, Redmond, WA 98073; Email: showchair@eastkingco.org; Website: www.eastkingco.org

2-3—WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Show and sale; Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc.; DoubleTree by Hilton, Wilmington, DE, 4727 Concord Pike (Rt-202); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5; $6, $5 for seniors, $4 for children between age 12 and 16, and free for children under 12 and scouts in uniform when accompanied by an adult; educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, displays from regional and university museums, a roster of fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing and a children’s sales table; contact Eugene Hartstein, DE; Email: Fossilnut@yahoo.com; Website: www.delminsociety.net

2-3—CALDWELL , IDAHO: Annual show; Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society; O'Connor Field House, 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $4 kids 11 and under free w/adult; Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society’s 65th annual rock and gem show will feature dealers and demonstrators, display cases, silent auction, wheel of gems, sand dig, and door prize; contact Darell Ehlers, 1301 Anderson Corner Rd, Parma , ID 83660, (674) 121-3; Email: ddehlers@fmtc.com; Website: www. Oyheerocks.com

2-3—VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society; Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Blvd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free; 55-year tradition, exhibits of gems, minerals, fossils and lapidary arts; on-going demos of lapidary arts and jewelry making; contact Diane Cook, P.O. Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002, (805) 312-8467; Email: info@vgms.org; Website: www.vgms.org

2-3—CALDWELL, IDAHO: 65th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society; O'Connor Field House, 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $4 and free admission for kids 11 and under; dealers, demonstrators, show cases, black light display ; contact Darell Ehlers; Email: ddehlers@fmct.com; Website: www.OwhyeeRocks.com

2-3—BIG SPRING, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Big Spring Prospectors Club; Howard County Fair Barn, Howard County Fair Grounds, Big Spring Texas; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; displays, dealers, and working demonstrations; contact Lola Lamb, 2200 Cecilia, Big Spring, TX 79720, (432) 528; Email: lolabellelamb@yahoo.com

2-3—MESA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Apache Junction Rock & Gem Clut; Skyline High School, 845 S Crismon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1 (with ID), and free admission for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult; jewelry, gem, bead, rock, slab, and fossil dealers, with lapidary equipment, a gem-tree making activity, silent auction, and activities for children; contact Ed Lindsey, PO Box 712 , Apache Junction, AZ 85117-0712; Email: Apachejrgc@ajrockclub.com

2-3—ROBSTOWN, TEXAS: Annual show; Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society; Richard M Borchard Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $6, free admission for children under 12 ; 57th annual show, featuring vendors offering rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry, lapidary material and equipment, displays and demonstrations, exhibits, raffles, auctions, and activities for children; contact Russell Wheeler, PO Box 60781, Corpus Christi, TX 78466, (361) 944-7877; Email: president@gcgms.org; Website: www.gcgms.org

7-10—DEMING, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Deming Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.; SWNM State Fairgrounds in Deming, 4300 Raymond Reed Blvd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free admission; 54th Annual Rockhound Roundup. Everything from rough rock to finished jewelry and equipment for sale. Plus, there will be demonstrations, silent and live auctions, guided field trips, activities for youth, raffle and gift drawings, and a variety of food. There is something for everyone; contact Marilyn Page, P.O. Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031, (575) 544-9019; Email: thedgms@gmail.com; Website: thedgmsclub.com

8-9—COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Panorama Gem and Mineral Club; Colville Fair Grounds, Colville Ag and Trade Center; Fri. 8:30-6, Sat. 9-5; free; contact Johnie Pittman, (509) 684-8887

8-10—BEREA, OHIO: Annual show; GemStreet USA; Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Bagley Road Entrance; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults & seniors $7, kids under 12 free, scouts in uniforms free; GemStreet USA show & sale will be have gemstones, minerals, fossils, geodes, beads, jewelry, tools, petrified wood, sculptures, gold, silver, turquoise, chains, findings, meteorites and so much more. The ticket is good all three days, plenty of free parking, and hourly door prizes.; contact Jane Smith, PO box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107, (617) 512-6510; Email: Janestrieter1946@gmail.com; Website: GemstreetUSA.com

8-10—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; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, and cleaning and ring sizing; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

8-10—KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Greater Kansas City Association of Earth Science Clubs; KCI Expo Center, 11730 NW Ambassador Dr., , Exit 112th St. off I-29 or KCI Exit (Cookingham Dr.) off I-435; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, ages 5-12 $3, free for children 4 and under; 60 retail and wholesale dealers, special exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, scholarship benefit auction 7 p.m. Saturday ; contact Bruce Stinemetz, 2706 S. Cherokee St., Independence, MO 64057, (816) 795-5159; Email: brucestinemetz@att.net; Website: www.kcgemshow.org or www.gemshowkc.org

8-10—POMONA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pasadena Lapidary Society hosting California Federation of Mineral Societies Annual Show; Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Building #6; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults: $5, teens (12-17), active military, seniors (60+): $4, and free for kids under 12; more than 50 vendors, display cases, live lapidary demos, special exhibits, gold panning, grab bags, and a silent auction; contact Mona Ross, 523 S. Alta Vista Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 437-0150; Email: info@pasadenalapidary.org; Website: www.pasadenalapidary.org

8-10—VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club; 43rd Annual Stoddard Wells Rockhound Tailgate, I-15 towards Barstow to Bell Mtn Rd/Stoddard Wells Rd Exit 157 & Dale Evans Parkway, 15056B Seventh Street; daily 9-5; free; vendors offering slabs and cabs, findings and equipment, minerals and fossils, rough material, handcrafted and faceted jewelry, family field trip for marble varieties on Saturday 9am-1pm; contact Brett Ward, 15056B Seventh Street, Victorville, CA 92395, (760) 243-2330; Email: president@vvgmc.org; Website: vvgmc.org

8-10—FOREST GROVE, OREGON: 61st Annual Rock and Mineral Show; Tualatin Valley Gem Club; Forest Grove National Guard Amory, 2950 Taylor Way; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $1, free admission for children 12 and under with a paying adult; vendors, displays, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Rose Jackson, (503) 349-7418; Email: 1jeweledrose@gmail.com; Website: www.tvrgc.org

9-9—SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 70th Annual Silent Auction; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society; St. Peter's United Church of Christ gymnasium, 8013 Laramie (at Oakton); Sat. 6-9; free admission; first table closes at 6:30 p.m.,foran evening of fun and bidding on rocks, minerals, fossils, geodes, jewelry, books, magazines and lapidary treasures; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (312) 623-1554; Email: jaynine9@aol.com; Website: www.chicagorocks.org

9-10—FILER, IDAHO: 69th Annual Show; Magic Valley Gem Club; Twin Falls County Fairground, 215 Fair Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $2 children under 12 years old free if accompanied by an adult; Displays by: Herrett’s Museum, Hagerman Fossil Beds, and Snake River Gold Prospector’s Association. A group of 11 dealers will present items for sale, while silent auctions, door prizes, and demonstrations will take place. A hands-on mineral table, educational exhibits, wheel of fortune, polished rock grab bags, geode cracker, and a grand prize drawing will also be presented.; contact Chris Funk, (208) 539-5369; Email: rmetts@magicvalleygemclub.org

9-10—WEST BEND, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Kettle Moraine Geological Society; Washington County Fair Park and Convention Centre, 3000 Hwy PV - Pleasant Valley Road, Exit 65 off Hwy 45 - (Just 25 minutes north of Milwaukee) Just ½ Block East of Hwy 45 / 2.5 Miles North of Hwy 60 / 6 Miles South of Hwy 33; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3.00 Adults / Children under 12 free / Armed Services & Scouts and 4-H in Uniform free; Come See, Learn and Experience about: Agates, minerals, gem stones, fossils, jewelry, lapidary, wire wrapping, cabochons and “cabbing”, fluorescent minerals, Native American artifacts, flint knapping, geological and earth history displays, speakers and demonstrations, and club sales.; contact John Rettler, 1921 West Sumner Street, Rubicon, WI 53078, 2626170022; Email: johnrettler@gmail.com; Website: kmgsrocks.com

9-10—TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mother Lode Mineral Society of California; Stanislaus Fairgrounds, 900 North Broadway; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free admission for children 12 and under; more than 50 vendors offering rocks, gems, crystals, minerals, fossils, lapidary; Prehistoric Adventures - Walking with Giants exhibit; lectures and demonstrations; extensive fluorescent display; and various activities for children; contact Bud and Terry McMillin, (209) 484-4416; Email: terry.mcmillin@yahoo.com; Website: http://turlockgemshow.com/

9-10—KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON: Annual show; Rock and Arrowhead Club of Klamath Falls; Klamath County Fairgrounds, 3531 South 6th Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $2 donation; contact Kristin Sayles, (541) 539-1452; Email: kristinsayles@hotmail.com

9-10—SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Avenue (at Lincoln Way); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $12, free admission for children under 12; more than 45 vendors offering a wide variety of materials; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, , Sausalito, CA 94966, 4153837837; Email: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website: http://www.crystalfair.com

9-10—KALISPELL, 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; $2 high school age and older, free admission for children middle school age and younger; vendors offering a wide variety of materials, demonstrations and displays by club members and local prospecting groups, silent auctions, and activities for children ; contact Lloyd Fager, (608) 436-0780; Email: oldgrayelf@sbcglobal.net

9-10—SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Southwest Gem and Mineral Society; San Antonio Event Center, 8111 Meadow Leaf Dr. (N/E Corner of Marback and Loop 410); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, senior/military $3, students with ID $2, and children under 12 $1; 58th Annual Fiesta of Gems – Gem and Mineral Show, with dealers offering crystals, minerals, fossils, exhibits, jewelry, and demonstrations, with an opportunity to make your own cab with proceeds to support earth science scholarships; contact Robert Bowie, 1324 Kings Pt. Dr., Canyon Lake, TX 78133, (830) 387-1766; Email: krbotx@gvtc.com; Website: swgms.org

15-17—JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem and Mineral Society; Jackson County Fairgrounds, 200 W. Ganson St.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free; Activities for kids, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, demonstrators, raffle, exhibits, displays, lapidary supplies, door prize drawings, and three days of silent auctions. ; contact Sally Hoskin, (517) 522-3396; Email: info@mgmsrockclub.com; Website: http://www.mgmsrockclub.com

15-17—ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Abq. Gem & Mineral Club; Expo NM State Fairgrounds, Creative Arts. Bdg. , 300 San Pedro NE, 87108; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $3, Kids under 13 are Free, Friday is DOLLAR DAY; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Expo, Mar. 15-17, 2019. $3 Admission and free admission for kids under 13. Door prizes, raffle, silent auctions, displays, junior table. 50 dealers offering gemstones, mineral specimens, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, and equipment. ; contact Jay Penn, 2324 Alvarado Dr. NE, Albuquerque, CO 80440, (505) 883-4195; Email: jaypenn246@gmail.com

15-17—RENO, NEVADA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 N Wells Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 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

15-17—SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Parade of Gems Annual Rock, Gem and Mineral Show; Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society; Spanish Fork Fairground, 475 South Main St; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free; find examples of faceting, amethysts, minerals, jewelry, wire wrapping, rough, petrified wood, fossils, gems, lapidary equipment and supplies, black light display, and activities for children; contact Keith Fackrell, (801) 592-0410; Email: krfackrell@gmail.com; Website: timprocks.weebly.com

15-17—ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; MAGMA Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association; Camp Stephens, 263 Clayton Road; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; free; 10th Bi-Annual Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association North Carolina Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show — vendors specializing in gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and artifacts ; contact Richard Jacquot, PO Box 542, LEICESTER, NC 28748, (828) 779-4501; Email: rick@wncrocks.com; Website: www.americanrockhound.com

16-17—SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd, Pavilion Building; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, kids 12 and under free, military free; Get $1 off admission with coupon from website: www.scvgms.org. Active & retired military & their dependents free with Military ID.; contact Sonia Dyer, CA, (408) 629-5735; Email: sonia.dyer@sbcglobal.net; Website: www.scvgms.org

16-17—MISSOULA, MONTANA: Annual show; Hellgate Mineral Society - Missoula MT; Hilton Garden Inn, 3720 North Reserve St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2 children under 14 free; We will have 14 vendors selling all aspects of the lapidary trade. We will be demonstrating cab making, faceting, wire wrapping & flint knapping. We have 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, mineral; contact Neil Maier, (406) 240-1079; Email: attitoodz@yahoo.com

16-17—DOTHAN, ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem and Mineral Club; Houston County Farm Center, 1701 East Cottonwood Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission.; The Dothan Gem and Mineral Show is the place to find minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary rough, beads and handcrafted items, such as cabachons, jewelry and knapped knives; hourly door prizes, on-going silent auction, and grab bags for children; contact Jeff DeRoche, 121 W. Crawford St., Dothan, AL 36301, (334) 673-3554; Email: arlambert@comcast.net

16-17—LEMOORE , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club; Trinity Hall, 470 Champion St; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission for all; show will feature gems, mineral, jewelry, beads, carvings and lapidary rough materials; contact Dave Morrell, P.O. Box 443, Lemoore, CA 93245, (559) 362-8904; Website: https://lemooregemandmineralclub.wordpress.com

16-17—VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Annual show; Hastings Centre Rockhounds; Hastings Community Centre, 3096 East Hastings Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; by donation; the show theme is Crystals and Their Friends, vendors will offer jewelry, crystals, gems, rocks, books, buckets, grab-bags and beads, while lapidary demonstrations and workshops take place and art will be displayed; contact Sante Gasparin, (604) 805-0623; Email: squintog10@gmail.com; Website: http://www.hastingscentrerockhounds.com

16-17—ANTHEM , ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club; Boulder Creek High School, 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, seniors and students $2, free for kids under 12; jewelry, minerals, fossils, fluorescents, beads, wire wrapping, geodes, and activities for kids; contact Ed Winbourne, 1717 west Medinah ct, Anthem, AZ 85086, (978) 460-1528; Email: ewinbourne@gmail.com; Website: Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club

22-24—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, and cleaning and ring sizing while you shop; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2019 Shows

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April 2019

4-7—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; located near Joshua Tree National Park, a wholesale/retail show with more than 60 dealers offerings a wide variety of items; contact Wayne Hamilton, 6225 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760) 366-2915; Email: jtsportsmans@ymail.com; Website: jtsportsmansclub.com

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

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

5-7—VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem & Mineral Society; Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Sante Fe Ave; daily 9-5; free admission; contact Nancy Bird, 1001 W Lambert Rd Spc 18 Space 18, Space 18, La Habra, CA 90631, (562) 697-0636; Email: nancyjbird@verizon.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12-14—OGDEN, UTAH: Annual show; Golden Spike Gem and Mineral Society; Golden Spike Event Center, Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N 1200 W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3; children 12 - 18 $2, free for kids under 12; contact Margie Miller, (385) 205-9187; Email: gemshow@goldenspikegem.org; Website: goldenspikegem.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19-21—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; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

26-28—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; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


May 2019 Shows

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 3-5—SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc; Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8-12—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; dealers from around the world selling minerals, fossils, rough rock, slabs, cabochons, jewelry, beads, crystals, gems, and geodes Sunday open 9-5pm ; contact Damian w/ Bellpoint ; Email: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Website: www.bellpointinc.com

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

10-12—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; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

17-19—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; $7 weekend pass; fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; Email: info@gemfaire.com; Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

17-19—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 Christopher Wiseman, 504 S. Schifferdecker Ave., Joplin, MO 64801, (417) 623-1180; Email: joplinmuseum@sbcglobal.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2019-June 2019

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

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

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

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

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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.