October Gem and Mineral Shows

OCTOBER GEM AND MINERAL SHOWS

American Geode
American Geode

Great mineral shows in October are as much fun as great food, great comedy shows, and great nightlife.
Here is a list of upcoming mineral shows in October. October is a VERY popular month for gem and mineral shows!
Contact American Geode through email if you are in charge of mineral shows, and we will post them. Contact American Geode if you would like to learn more about gem and mineral shows. American Geode are the mineral show experts.

If you would like more info on local Mineral shows and rockhound clubs click on the American Geode News page for up to date listings and links to Gem Show, Mineral Show, and Fossil Show announcements. American Geode updates our rockhound news twice an hour and showcase the top mineral shows and rockhound news in the USA and the World. Also, follow American Geode on Twitter for even more rockhound events, commentary, and laughable quips from American Geode. https://twitter.com/AmericanGeode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 12-13—CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY:
2nd Annual Show; South Jersey Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, & Fossil Show; Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey Annex Building; 1721 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children (6-17) $4, Free admission for children 5 and under and scouts in uniform; Contact Elise Benson with any questions, PO Box 1432 Mount Laurel, NJ 08054, 609-432-5370, Sjmineralshow@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September Gem and Mineral Shows

Tucson Gem Show

SEPTEMBER GEM AND MINERAL SHOWS

American Geode
American Geode

A great mineral show in September is as much fun as great food, great comedy shows, and great nightlife.
Here is a list of upcoming mineral shows in September.
Contact American Geode through email if you are in charge of mineral shows, and we will post them. Contact American Geode if you would like to learn more about gem and mineral shows. American Geode are the mineral show experts.

If you would like more info on local Mineral shows and rockhound clubs click on the American Geode News page for up to date listings and links to Gem Show, Mineral Show, and Fossil Show announcements. American Geode updates our rockhound news twice an hour and showcase the top mineral shows and rockhound news in the USA and the World. Also, follow American Geode on Twitter for even more rockhound events, commentary, and laughable quips from American Geode. https://twitter.com/AmericanGeode
September 6-8—GREENFIELD, INDIANA:
Annual show; 500 Earth Sciences Club; Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, Greenfield, Indiana, 620 N. Apple Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; 43rd Annual Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, dealers and swappers offering a variety of specimens, jewelry, and equipment, demonstrations and displays, and activities for children; contact Tom Odom, 650 W. Henry Road, Kirklin, IN 46050, (765) 325-2690; Email: tomo1@hughes.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 21-22—LODI, CALIFORNIA:
Annual show; Stockton Lapidary and Mineral Club; Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free admission for children 12 and under; More than 30 gem and mineral dealers and activities for children; contact Mike Mathis, CA; Email: mmathis@nwp.org

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

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

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

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

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

September 28-29—WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND:
Annual show; The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore; Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free admission for children 12 and under with adult; contact Anita Meyers, 1211 Hoff Road, Hanover, PA 17331, (465) 113-3; Email: marketing@gemcuttersguild.com

August Gem and Mineral Shows

Rock Show

AUGUST GEM AND MINERAL SHOWS

American Geode
American Geode

A great mineral show in August is as golden as great food, great sporting events, and great nightlife.
Here is a list of upcoming mineral shows in August.
Contact American Geode through email if you are in charge of mineral shows, and we will post them. Contact American Geode if you would like to learn more about gem and mineral shows. American Geode are the mineral show experts.

If you would like more info on local Mineral shows and rockhound clubs click on the American Geode News page for up to date listings and links to Gem Show, Mineral Show, and Fossil Show announcements. American Geode updates our rockhound news twice an hour and showcase the top mineral shows and rockhound news in the USA and the World. Also, follow American Geode on Twitter for even more rockhound events, commentary, and laughable quips from American Geode. https://twitter.com/AmericanGeode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July Gem and Mineral Shows

American Geode

JULY GEM AND MINERAL SHOWS

If you would like more info on local Mineral shows and rockhound clubs click on the American Geode News page for up to date listings and links to Gem Show, Mineral Show, and Fossil Show announcements. American Geode updates our rockhound news twice an hour and showcase the top mineral shows and rockhound news in the USA and the World. Also, follow American Geode on Twitter for even more rockhound events, commentary, and laughable quips from American Geode. https://twitter.com/AmericanGeode

July 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

July 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

July 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

July 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

July 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

July 27-4 August—SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA:
Gem and Mineral Show and Sale; Parkway Fire and Rescue; ParkwAy Fire and Rescue Event Grounds; 136 Majestic View; Daily 9AM to 6PM; Admission FREE to all; This is the 35th year and there are over 60 dealers with gemstones, fossils, lapidary equipment, mineral specimens, and jewelry; contact is Donna Collis, 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC 28777; phone 828-765-5519; Email collisdonna@yahoo.com

July 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

July 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

From attending, hosting, volunteering, and selling at gem and mineral shows in New York, Texas, Arizona, and Indiana, we consider ourselves gem and mineral show aficionados. So whether you are attending a gem and mineral show for the first time that perhaps you found on our Events page, or you are a veteran of gem and minerals shows, this primer on shows will prove to be a valuable resource of tips to make your experience more efficient and more fun.

First, your best bet is to bring cash. You spare and save the dealer from having to pay 3-6% in credit card fees when you pay in cash. Sometimes that savings will earn you a free gift, or discount toward your second purchase. We sell geodes and gems ourselves, and can tell you from the experience of running a small business that cash is simply easier for the dealer or seller to manage and administer. So bringing cash is a “win win” for you, and for the dealers, whom you will likely see at another show!
Now the prices that dealers and small businesses such as ours charge are 99.9% of the time going to be lower and better than any retail store or shop. Consider here in New York City, where American Geode has one of our offices, and think about the difference, or “spread” between New York City prices, to those of a gem and mineral show in Long Island, or on the West side of Manhattan where the New York Gem and Mineral Show is held. We have attended shows in Arizona, Indiana, Long Island, and Texas, brought back gems, minerals and fossils for our private collections, and for clients and customers for whom we buy, and when you consider what you spent at the show,,,,”You ain’t gonna find that in New York City!”
What are the benefits of buying your gems, minerals, and fossils at a show? The answer is provenance. What does that mean? That means the dealer or seller knows the origin, travels, and story behind the mounted gemstone or fossil you are about to purchase. They can tell you its origin, how they acquired it, how long they have held it, and other interesting facts. Now does that make the piece more valuable than one whose only fact you know is what country it came from? For the serious collector or museum curator, who attend shows, the provenance is everything.
Prepare before the show. Always bring a cloth bag, one of the reusable and recyclable grocery bags you can pick up at a market. They fold up nicely; you can even fold up 2-3 of them and carry them in your back pockets. Remember that you may be walking out, or walking the rest of the day with 5 to 25 pounds of gems, minerals, and fossils. You need something in which to carry them, and that something needs to have handles. Other suggestions would be a back-pack, or the kind of messenger or Pony Express bag you can sling diagonally across your torso. Do not rely on the bags that a dealer or seller has. While they would, and do, and should offer you a bag, they will not be able to give each customer a cloth bag with handles and may not have big bags, and you may want to consolidate your gem, mineral, and fossil finds to a single bag.
Now while you are at the show, go around the booths one more time before you step out. You know that feeling of angst and frustration thinking what you should have bought, or could have bought someone for a birthday, Christmas, or other holiday? Since each gem, mineral, or fossil is the ultimate one-of-a-kind, get it now, and be at peace.
If you have other suggestions for organizing your time and your pocketbook at a gem, mineral, and fossil show, please click the “Contact Us” button to the left of the screen and tell us. Be sure to continue checking our Events page for the most up to date gem, mineral, and fossil show announcements along with breaking news in geology, paleontology, and natural history. #GetOutandRockhound

New York and New Jersey Gem and Mineral Show Summer Calendar

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A great mineral show in New York and New Jersey as much as great food, great shows, and great nightlife.
Here is a list of upcoming mineral shows in New York, New Jersey, and nearby states.
Contact American Geode through email if you are in charge of mineral shows, and we will post them. Contact American Geode if you would like to learn more about gem and mineral shows. American Geode are the mineral show experts.

Enjoy!

June 20-21 Mineralogical Society of America
Centennial Symposium
Carnegie Institution Building,
Washington, DC Info: https://msa.minsocam.org/Centennial.html

June 22 – 23 Summer NYC Gem, Mineral,
Jewelry & Fossil Show
Grand Ballroom, Watson Hotel,
New York City
25+ High Quality Dealers; NYMC Booth;
Lecture on Both Days; Wholesale Section

August 9-11 East Coast Gem, Mineral &
Fossil Show
Better Living Center, Eastern States
Exposition. West Springfield, MA
Largest Show in the East! 200+ Dealers!
Info: www.mzexpos.com/east-coast-show

August 17 Gem and Mineral Show and Sale
Morris Museum , Morristown,
New Jersey
Sponsor: Morris Museum Mineralogical Society

September 21 – 22 Mid-Hudson Valley Gem and
Mineral Show & Sale
Gold’s Gym, Poughkeepsie, NY 50th
Anniversary Show!; Theme: “Pyrite . . . Don’t be
Fooled”; Pyrite Exhibit by Vassar College


If you would like more info on local Mineral shows and rockhound clubs click on the American Geode News page for up to date listings and links to Gem Show, Mineral Show, and Fossil Show announcements. American Geode updates our rockhound news twice an hour and showcase the top mineral shows and rockhound news in the USA and the World. Also, follow American Geode on Twitter for even more rockhound events, commentary, and laughable quips from American Geode. https://twitter.com/AmericanGeode
From attending, hosting, volunteering, and selling at gem and mineral shows in New York, Texas, Arizona, and Indiana, we consider ourselves gem and mineral show aficionados. So whether you are attending a gem and mineral show for the first time that perhaps you found on our Events page, or you are a veteran of gem and minerals shows, this primer on shows will prove to be a valuable resource of tips to make your experience more efficient and more fun.

First, your best bet is to bring cash. You spare and save the dealer from having to pay 3-6% in credit card fees when you pay in cash. Sometimes that savings will earn you a free gift, or discount toward your second purchase. We sell geodes and gems ourselves, and can tell you from the experience of running a small business that cash is simply easier for the dealer or seller to manage and administer. So bringing cash is a “win win” for you, and for the dealers, whom you will likely see at another show!
Now the prices that dealers and small businesses such as ours charge are 99.9% of the time going to be lower and better than any retail store or shop. Consider here in New York City, where American Geode has one of our offices, and think about the difference, or “spread” between New York City prices, to those of a gem and mineral show in Long Island, or on the West side of Manhattan where the New York Gem and Mineral Show is held. We have attended shows in Arizona, Indiana, Long Island, and Texas, brought back gems, minerals and fossils for our private collections, and for clients and customers for whom we buy, and when you consider what you spent at the show,,,,”You ain’t gonna find that in New York City!”
What are the benefits of buying your gems, minerals, and fossils at a show? The answer is provenance. What does that mean? That means the dealer or seller knows the origin, travels, and story behind the mounted gemstone or fossil you are about to purchase. They can tell you its origin, how they acquired it, how long they have held it, and other interesting facts. Now does that make the piece more valuable than one whose only fact you know is what country it came from? For the serious collector or museum curator, who attend shows, the provenance is everything.
Prepare before the show. Always bring a cloth bag, one of the reusable and recyclable grocery bags you can pick up at a market. They fold up nicely; you can even fold up 2-3 of them and carry them in your back pockets. Remember that you may be walking out, or walking the rest of the day with 5 to 25 pounds of gems, minerals, and fossils. You need something in which to carry them, and that something needs to have handles. Other suggestions would be a back-pack, or the kind of messenger or Pony Express bag you can sling diagonally across your torso. Do not rely on the bags that a dealer or seller has. While they would, and do, and should offer you a bag, they will not be able to give each customer a cloth bag with handles and may not have big bags, and you may want to consolidate your gem, mineral, and fossil finds to a single bag.
Now while you are at the show, go around the booths one more time before you step out. You know that feeling of angst and frustration thinking what you should have bought, or could have bought someone for a birthday, Christmas, or other holiday? Since each gem, mineral, or fossil is the ultimate one-of-a-kind, get it now, and be at peace.
If you have other suggestions for organizing your time and your pocketbook at a gem, mineral, and fossil show, please click the “Contact Us” button to the left of the screen and tell us. Be sure to continue checking our Events page for the most up to date gem, mineral, and fossil show announcements along with breaking news in geology, paleontology, and natural history. #GetOutandRockhound