Events

  


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

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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. 

 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