Thursday, September 9, 2010

Find Your Local Gem Show!

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:

Show Listings: Rock & Gem Magazine
Photo: Robyn Hawk of Tom Wolfe Minerals