Friday, August 27, 2010

September Show Schedule...Support Your Local Clubs!

3-6--CRAWFORD, NEBRASKA: 24th annual show, "Crawford Rock Swap"; Northwest Nebraska Rock Club; Crawford City Park, 1st St. and Main St.; Fri. 8-6, Sat. 8-6, Sun. 8-6, Mon. 8-12; free admission; buy, sell, trade, swap, rocks, minerals, fossils, agates, free agate bed field trips; contact Wade Beins, 120 Gordon Ave., Box 569, Chadron, NE 69337, (308) 432-8950; e-mail:

3-6--FORT BRAGG, CALIFORNIA: 48th annual show; Mendocino Coast Gem & Mineral Society; Town Hall, Main and Laurel; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-4; free admission; contact Don McDonell, P.O. Box 868, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, (707) 964-3116, or Jane Webb, (707) 964-7182

3-6--HENDERSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: 20th annual show, "Gem & Mineral Spectacular"; Henderson County Gem & Mineral Society; Whitmire Bldg., 301 Lily Pond Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-5; adults $3 (free faceted gemstone), children under 12 free with adult (free grab bag); dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, supplies, fossils, beads, bench jeweler, educational programs, displays, lapidary demonstrations, geode cracking, door prizes, free shuttle to Hendersonville Apple Festival; contact Ken Gillon, (828) 606-1353; Web site:

4-5--ARLINGTON, TEXAS: 53rd annual show, "Texas Treasures"; Arlington Gem & Mineral Club; Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, seniors and children $3; Kids' Korner, Rock Food Table, gem identification, silent auction, Grand Prize, hourly door prizes, vendors, jewelry, beads, gems, minerals, fossils; contact Karen Cessna, 2213 Hackberry Dr., Arlington, TX 76013, (817) 860-5232; e-mail:; Web site:

4-5--AUGUSTA, MAINE: 21st annual show; Kennebec Rocks & Minerals Club; National Guard Armory, Western Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; door prizes, lapidary demonstrations, fluorescent display, mineral displays, dealers, minerals, jewelry, gems, fossils, geode slicing, mineral mine, kids' games, free kids' stones, "Rocky" the rockhound dog; contact KRMC, (207) 873-6270

4-6--BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA: Show; Golden Isles Gem & Mineral Society; Glynn Place Mall, 100 Mall Blvd.; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-6, Mon. 10-5; adults $2, children under 5 free; grab bags, kids' treasure dig, door prizes, exhibits, demonstrations, educational resources, gold, silver, gemstones, mineral specimens, fine jewelry, hand-crafted jewelry, beads, findings, tools; contact Beverly Johnson, 1007 Fountain Lake Dr., Brunswick, GA 31525, (912) 267-7850; e-mail:

4-6--CANBY, OREGON: Show, "Willamette Valley Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show"; Oregon Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows; Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 N.E. 4th Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6, Mon. 9-4; free admission; contact Jean Miller, P.O. Box 136, Molalla, OR 97038, (503) 829-2680; e-mail:; Web site:

4-6--SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO: 27th annual show; Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society; Grant County Business and Conference Center, 3031 Hwy. 180 E, next to ACE Hardware; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; free admission; more than 55 dealers, daily free field trips, silent auction, wheel of fortune; contact Marcia Andre, 1311 Peterson Dr., Silver City, NM 88061, (575) 534-0006; e-mail:; Web site:

10-12--FERNDALE, CALIFORNIA: 6th annual show, "Wildcat Gem Fest"; Wildcat Gem & Mineral Society; Humboldt Co. Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free admission; door prizes, raffles, kids' games, demonstrations, classes, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, silent auction; contact Mike Martin/The Stonery, P.O. Box 189, Miranda, CA 95553, (707) 499-6194; e-mail:

10-12--GREENFIELD, INDIANA: 34th annual show, "Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show"; 500 Earth Sciences Club of Indianapolis; Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 802 Apple St.; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, swappers, fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, silent auctions, door prizes, kids' activities, demonstrations, educational displays and programs, special fossil exhibit by the Children's Museum of Indianapolis; contact Don Mahoney, 17914 Juniper Rd., Argos, IN 46501, (574) 892-5264; e-mail:; Web site:

10-12--TOLEDO, OHIO: 39th annual show and sale; Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club; Stranahan Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.; Fri. 2-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors and students $3, children under 12 free; free kids' mineral kits and games, exhibits, demonstrations, mini classes, Touch & Feel Area, scholarship raffle, silent auction, club sales, more than 20 dealers, beads, jewelry, gems, precious metals, fossils, minerals, carvings, gem trees, tools, equipment; contact Jerri Heer, 247 Decatur, Toledo, OH 43609, (419) 531-8124; e-mail:; Web site:

10-12--WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: 39th annual show; Forsyth Gem & Mineral Club; Educational Bldg., Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, Gate #9; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5; contact W.A. Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028; e-mail:

11-12--DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA: Show; Delvers Gem & Mineral Society; Woman's Club of Downey, 9813 Paramount Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Fred Dexling, (562) 425-0192; e-mail:

11-12--FAIRFIELD, IOWA: Show; The Sac & Fox Lapidary Club; The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Main & Briggs; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, students $1, children under 6 free; children's activities, demonstrations; contact Betty Morris, 618 N. Lincoln St., Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641; e-mail:; Web site:

11-12--POWNAL, VERMONT: 47th annual show; Northern Berkshire Mineral Club; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; American Legion Post #90, Rte. 7, one mile north of the old Green Mountain Race Track; adults $4, children 15 and under free with adult; minerals, gems, jewelry, gifts, children's fish pond, prizes; contact Larry Michon, P.O. Box 297, North Adams, MA 01247, or (413) 663-8430

11-12--RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: 50th annual show, "Gold 'N' Opportunities"; Richmond Gem & Mineral Club; Richmond Arts & Cultural Center; 7700 Minoru Gate; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; dealers, club boutique table, member show cases, kids' corner; contact Livia Waterson, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9

11-12--ROSEBURG, OREGON: Show, "Rough to Gems"; Umpqua Gem & Mineral Club; Douglas County Fairgrounds, I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; free admission; dealers, rough, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, tools, equipment, books, display cases, demonstrators, knapping, UV mineral exhibit, silent auction, wheel of fortune, geode cutting, raffle, door prizes, gold panning, kids' rock hunt; contact Bob Sampson, 752 Cooper Creek Rd., Sutherlin, OR 97479, (541) 459-1755; e-mail:

11-12--SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual fall swap; Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Society; clubhouse, Hwy. 43N; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; auction, kids' gem wash, silent auctions, grab bags; contact Dave Leininger, (479) 787-5619; e-mail:; Web site:

11-12--WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: Show, "Walla Walla Gem & Mineral Show"; Marcus Whitman Gem & Mineral Society; Walla Walla County Fair Ground, Community Center, 9th St. and Orchard; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; dealers, opal, petrified wood, jasper, agate, sunstone, wire wrapping, faceted gems, slabs, rough, jewelry, silent auction, demonstrations, kids' section; contact Warren Rood, (509) 522-2330; e-mail:

17-19--COOS BAY, OREGON: Show, "South Coast Rock & Gem Fest 2010"; Far West Lapidary and Gem Society; 4th St. parking lot, across from Outdoor-In, downtown; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; dealers, rockhound sales, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, rough and finished rocks, tumbled rock, geodes, faceted stones, cabochons, thunder eggs; contact Rocky Pribble, P.O. Box 251, Coos Bay, OR 97420, (541) 572-8301

17-19--ENID, OKLAHOMA: Show; Enid Gem & Mineral Society; Oak Wood Mall, 4125 Owen K. Garriot (Hwy. 412); Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; contact Billy E. Wood, (580) 234-5344

17-19--HILLSBORO, OREGON: 30th annual show; Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Show Association; Washington County Fairgrounds, 873 NE 34th Ave., Hwy. 26 Shute Rd. exit; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Josh Heater, (971) 570-5456; e-mail:

17-19--HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Show, "Rockhounding: A Green Hobby"; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club; Holland Civic Center, 150 W. 8th St.; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $2, students 50 cents; more than 50 club member, museum and college displays, "green" demonstrations, Petoskey stone polishing, kids' games, touch display, fluorescent mineral display, lapidary demonstrations, silent auction, club sales, children's silent auction, 8 dealers, fossils, minerals, jewelry, lapidary equipment, contact Rebecca Cistaro, 1162 Wintergreen Dr., Holland, MI 49424, (616) 393-9307; e-mail:; Web site:

17-19--LINCOLN, MISSOURI: Show and swap; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Missouri; Lincoln City Park; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; beading, public digs for Mozarkite; contact Ted Bollick, 1201 S. St., Clinton, MO 64735, (660) 890-4983; e-mail:; Web site:

18-19--CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON: Show; Southern Washington Mineralogical Society; Castle Rock Fairgrounds; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; spin table, gem dig, country store, magnetic sand, gold panning, rock cutting, silent auction, live auction Sat., demonstrations, door prizes, scholarship raffle, black light display, dealers; contact Fran Wolff, P.O. Box 1492, Kalama, WA 98625, (360) 560-2987; e-mail:

18-19--CLARKSVILLE, INDIANA: Show, "Falls Fossil Festival"; Indiana Society for Paleontology; Falls of the Ohio State Park, 201 W. Riverside Dr.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; vendors, fossils, minerals, books, jewelry, polished stones, guided Devonian fossil bed hikes, Silurian and Devonian fossil collecting piles, Cave-in-Rock mineral collecting pile, children's craft activities, guest speakers, fossil and rock ID, fossil park and museum brochures; contact Alan Goldstein, 201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129, (812) 280-9970; e-mail:; Web site:

18-19--HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: 45th annual show; Central Pennsylvania Rock & Mineral Club; Zembo Auditorium, 2810 N. 3rd St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children 12 and under and youth Scouts in uniform free; Scouting programs, educational displays and talks; contact RJ Harris, 1109 Gunstock Ln., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, (717) 795-0922; e-mail:; Web site:

18-19--HARTLAND, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Livingston Gem & Mineral Society; Old Hartland High School, 9525 Highland Rd.; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students 50 cents, children free; dealers, demonstrators, flint knapping, children's games, wire wrapping, show cases; contact Chuck Amberger, 20815 Dixboro, South Lyon, MI 48178, (248) 446-0818; e-mail:

18-19--PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA: 19th annual show, "Rockhound Roundup"; Santa Lucia Rockhounds, Pioneer Park, 2010 Riverside Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; exhibits, raffle prizes, silent auction, demonstrations, youth activities, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites, crystals, beads, carvings, lapidary equipment; contact Kim Patrick Noyes, 7343 El Camino Real #301, Atascadero, CA 93422, (805) 610-0603; e-mail:

18-19--REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA: 44th annual show, "Harvest of Gems"; Sequoia Gem & Mineral Society; Community Activity Bldg., 1400 Roosevelt Ave.; Sat/ 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; kids' activities, dealers, member displays, silent auction, earth science room; contact Carol Corden, P.O. Box 1245, Redwood City, CA 94064, (650) 248-7155; e-mail:; Web site:

18-19--RHINEBECK, NEW YORK: 41st annual show and sale, "The Hidden Beauty of Stone"; Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Dutchess County Fairgrounds; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $4, students $2, children 12 and under and Scouts in uniform free with adult; 30-plus dealers, minerals, gemstones, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, 6 free rocks for kids, exhibits, fluorescent booth, lapidary demonstrations, wholesaler; contact Carolyn Reynard, (845) 471-1224; Web site:

18-19--SCARBOROUGH, TORONTO, CANADA: 42nd annual show, "Wonders of the Earth"; Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough; Don Montgomery Community Centre, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, children $1; dealers, jewelry, minerals, fossils, displays, lapidary demonstrations, live auction, silent auction, kids' auction, door prizes, kids' quarry; contact GMCS, (416) 282-5319; Web site:

24-26--JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Show; Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society; Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society; Morocco Temple, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; displays; contact Tom Frame, 3133 Chapelwood Ln., Jacksonville, FL 32216, (940) 737-9867; e-mail:

24-26--JOPLIN, MISSOURI: 12th annual show, "Rock-a-thon"; TriState Gem & Mineral Society; Joplin Museum Complex, 504 Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6; free admission; demonstrations, door prizes, dealers; contact Chris Wiseman, P.O. Box 555, Joplin, MO 64802; e-mail:

24-26--SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "OBMS Tail Gate Gem & Mineral Show"; Orange Belt Mineralogical Society; Western Regional Little League Ball Park, 6707 Little League Dr.; Fri. 9-dusk, Sat. 9-dusk, Sun. 9-dusk; free admission; rocks, jewelry, tools, lapidary display, education, kids' event, kids' club, silent auction, raffle, workshop; contact Shane Ripley, 205 W. Benedict #8, San Bernardino, CA 92408, (909) 557-3605; e-mail:; Web site:

25-26--FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: 54th annual show; Franklin Mineral Museum; Franklin School, Washington Ave.; contact Lee Lowell, (973) 827-6671

25-26--MISSOULA, MONTANA: Show, "Big Sky Rocks"; Hellgate Mineral Society; Ruby's Reserve Street Inn, 4825 N. Reserve St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Bob Riggs, 14 Holiday Ln., Missoula, MT 59801, (406) 543-3667

25-26--MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: 51st show; Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3.50, senior $2.50, children free with adult; exhibits, kids' stuff, grab bags, door prizes, wheel of fortune, demonstrations (fossil impressions, sphere making, silver jewelry making, grinding and polishing gemstones); contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt St., Monterey, CA 93940, (831) 657-1933; e-mail:; Web site:

25-26--OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN: 39th annual show; Oshkosh Earth Science Club; Sunnyview Expo Center, 500 E. County Rd. Y; Winnebago County Fair Grounds; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students with ID $1, children under 12 free; rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary arts, jewelry, more than 80 vendors, private collections, Weis Earth Science Museum exhibits, kids' rock polishing and painting, take-home specimen kits, grab bags; contact Bob Fox, (920) 235-4669; e-mail:; Web site:

25-26---SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA: 45th annual show; Siouxland Gem & Mineral Society; South Sioux City Senior Center, 1501 W. 29th St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun.10-4; adults $1.50, students (12 and older) 50 cents, children under 12 free; exhibits, four dealers, agates, rough and polished specimens, gems, beads, geodes, minerals, superb faceted jewelry, fossils, door prizes, spin the wheel, silent auction, displays, Siouxland dinosaur hunters' exhibits; contact Bob Powell, (712) 378-2775

25-26--TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Grand Traverse Area Rock & Mineral Club; Grand Traverse Heritage Center, 322 Sixth St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $2, children free with adult; dealers, rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, demonstrations, jewelry making, rock cutting and polishing, kids' area; contact Cynthia Vaughn, (231) 276-6150; e-mail:

28-3--IDABEL, OKLAHOMA: Show and sale; McCurtain Gem & Mineral Club; Museum of the Red River, 812 SE Lincoln Rd., Hwy. 70 S. bypass; Tue. 9-5, Wed. 9-5, Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-4; free admission; contact Doris Perkins, 405 SE Ave. G, Idabel, OK 74745, (580) 286-3133; e-mail:

Show Listings: Rock & Gem Magazine
Photo: Robyn Hawk at Nipomo Gem & Mineral Show