The 23rd annual GemFest event, sponsored by the Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club (WCGMC) will be held June 4-5 at the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 W. Bloomfield Rd. in Canandaigua. Hours are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults, children under 12 are free.
A Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club primary objectives is science education, in particular geology, minerals, fossils and the world around us. At GemFest the gem and mineral club provides multiple hands-on experiences for youngsters (crafts like soapstone carving, a scavenger hunt, an operating sluice to work, a 45 mineral show on fluorescent minerals, educational exhibits by club members, etc.). In addition, the gem and mineral club encourages our 15 mineral, fossil, and jewelry vendors to interact with kids who inquire about things at their booths. The goal is to mix a fun time with learning in a family setting.
This is an excellent group of skilled, knowledgable and fun rockhounds and gem, mineral and fossil professionals. Some of the best in the mineral business will be at this gem and mineral show that attracts the world class dealers and collectors, as well as academics, rockhounds, families and casual collectors.
Be sure to “tell ’em American Geode sen’cha!” The good folks at the entrance will get a kick out of hearing that you are also friends with American Geode. American Geode has spent plenty of time here in New York, on our own proprietary prospecting missions and we attest to the beauty of upstate New York, and the fun you can have at this show. Plan your trip in advance and take advantage of the New York parks, museums and historic landmarks in the area.