#Gemshows Retail & Wholesale Jewelry, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Shows for August 2016

by Robyn Hawk on July 28, 2016

At LUXURY by JCK  in Las Vegas
August 2016

6-6ISHPEMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club, Ishpeming Elks Club Hall; 597 Lake Shore Drive; Sat. 9:30-4:30; Free Admission; 41st Annual Show. There will be a kid's table, displays, silent auctions, dealers, raffle, hourly door prizes, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, hourly door prizes. There will also be working demonstrations throughout the day.; contact Charlie Richardson, P.O. Box 102, Ishpeming, MI 49849, (906)-458-5534; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ishpemingrocks.org


4-7SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce, The Former Food Lion Building; 12121 Hwy. 226 S ; Thu. 10:00-6:00, Fri. 10:00-6:00, Sat. 10:00-6:00, Sun. 12:30-5:00; $3, Free; The 2016 NC Mineral and Gem Festival will be held in the Spruce Pine, NC August 4-7 at the former Food Lion Building on Hwy 226 S. For over 50 years rock hounds and gem lovers have flocked to Spruce Pine, the most important mining district in the world. Visitors will find aisles of beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, fossils and more. Hours are Thursday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12:30-5:00 PM. Admission is $3 with kids under 10 admitted free. Don't miss Senior Citizen Day on Thursday when seniors are admitted for $1. ; contact Patti Jensen, (828)-765-9033; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.ncgemfest.com


5-7PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, Prescott Valley Event Center; 320.1 N. Main St; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 12 free; 13th annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show & Sale. Minerals, fossils, meteorites, slabs, tools, jewelry, exhibits and demonstrations. Child friendly demonstrations, displays, games, face painting, geode cutting, gold panning, spinning wheel, fluorescent rocks and minerals.; contact Melanie Capps, P.O. Box 3923, Chino Valley, AZ 86323, (208)-818-2363; e-mail: [email protected] ; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org


5-7NORTH BEND, OREGON: Annual show; Far West Lapidary Club, North Bend Community Center; 2222 Broadway; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $1, Children under 12 free; Silent auctions, door prizes, displays, jewelry, gemstones, rough and polished rocks. ; contact Don Innes, (541)-396-5722; e-mail: [email protected]


5-7PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Prescott Valley Event Center; 3201 N. Main St.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-9, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 12 free; Over vendors displaying fine mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, tools, lapidary equipment etc. Daily demonstrations with various vendors, raffle drawing every 30 min. for valuable prizes, gold panning demonstration, face painting for the kids of all ages, geode splitting, exhibition cases and much more.; contact Melanie Capps, P.O. Box 3923, Chino Valley, AZ 86323; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org


5-7PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


6-7WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1375 Civic Drive, at Broadway; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $10, Children 12 and under are free; Get ready for the August 6-7 SPRING CONTRA COSTA CRYSTAL FAIR which includes a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, and jewelry. Whether it’s stone beads from Nepal, amethyst geodes from Madagascar, jade from China, or jewelry from northern California artisans –you’ll find it at the Crystal Fair at below market prices. You’ll also find an aura camera, tarot reader, sound healer, massage therapist, reiki master and many others – 30 booths in all. The exact location is the Civic Park Community Center at 1375 Civic Drive at Broadway in Walnut Creek. The hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, August 6; and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 7. Admission is $6 (under 12 free). There is plenty of free parking and the downtown Walnut Creek BART station is only 4 blocks away. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.crystalfair.com


11-14BUENA VISTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Greg Tunnicliff, Buena Vista, CO; Rodeo Grounds; Thu. 9 -5 , Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 9 -5 ; Free Admission; Over 100 dealers with gems, mineral specimens, beads, jewelry, cabochons, fossils, petrified wood, slabs, rough, tools, equipment. Buena Vista, CO Rodeo Grounds at Rodeo Drive and Gregg Drive. ; contact Greg Tunnicliff, (720)-491-0689; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://abqfallshow.wix.com/contin-tail


12-14DALTON, GEORGIA: Annual show; Mohammad Tahir, Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center; 2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $4, Free admission for children; There will be door prizes daily and a grand door prize of a 1/2 carat gold diamond ring! This will be the 25th year for our annual show! Many of the finest bead, pearl. fossil, mineral and jewelry merchants in the country will be there. Custom work and repairs will you wait. This show is fun for the kids and the whole family!; contact Mohammad Tahir, PO Box 4046, Alton, GA 30719, (706)-537-8960; e-mail: [email protected]


12-14WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Eastern States Exposition, Better Living Center; 1305 Memorial Dr; Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -5 ; $8 Admission, Children free; 200 Wholesale and Retail Vendors. Speakers, free door prize drawings, mineral identification, free mineral specimens for children. 2016 Special Exhibit: Minerales Mexicanos...The Peter Megaw Collection; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, 505-867-0425; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.mzexpos.com


12-14PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON: annual show in conjunction with the Jefferson County Fair; Port Townsend Rock Club, Jefferson County Fair; 4907 Landers Street; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-6; Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students $6, children ages 6-12 $2 / Children 5 and under free; contact Marge Roark, PO Box 1383, Port Townsend, WA 98368; e-mail: [email protected]


12-14SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admisssion $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


13-14RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Northwest Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society, Youth Expo Building, Barron County Fairgrounds; Hwy 48 N.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission ; contact Roy Wickman, 1127 7th st, Almena, WI 54805, (715)-357-3223; e-mail: [email protected]


13-14SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society, San Francisco County Fair Building; 9th Ave & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students $8, Children under 12 free; 62nd Annual Golden Gateway to Gems Show & Sale, "Fiesta of Gems & Minerals." Featuring demonstrations, kids' activities, mineral and gem identification. Convenient transit access and parking garage nearby.; contact Ellen Nott, 4134 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA 94122, (415)-564-4230; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.sfgemshow.org, www.sfgms.org


13-14GONZALES, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Trademart Building; 9039 S Saint Landry Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children $3; Demonstrations: Cabbing, Faceting, Wire wrapping, and more. Door Prizes all day. Silent auctions going on both days. Scouts and educational groups are welcome. Vendors will be selling rock specimens, fossils, minerals, tools & jewelry. $5 Adults • $3 Children 12 & under Children 4 and under free $1 off for Scouts in uniform Military personnel free with military ID; contact Wanda Gawarecki, 5191 Hwy 19, Ethel, LA 70730, (225)-603-3870; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.brgemandmineral.org


13-14EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: 10th Annual 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 Admission; contact Bev Ryder, (425)-338-4184; e-mail: [email protected]

18-21WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO: Annual show; Rock Gypsies, Woodland Park Saddle Club Grounds; 19570 E Hwy.24; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; We have over vendors with mineral specimens from all over the world. Many of the specimens are self collected. We also have faceted stones, with the faceter on site to talk to you about his craft if you are interested. Gold, silver, crystals, cabochons, fossils, petrified wood and local minerals can all be found! We have a kids area and lots of free rock for kids. Many of our vendors are artists, creating beautiful custom jewelry that you can’t find anywhere else. ; contact Kim Packham, 87 Plum Creek Rd., Woodland Park , CO 80814, (179)-360-9665; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: woodlandparkrockandgemshow.com


19-20TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society, Tahlequah Community Buidling; 300 W. First St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5; Adults $3, Seniors $3, Students under 18 free, Children free; This year's Show features vendors with rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry and lapidary equipment. There are children's activities and special educational exhibits. Snack Bar provided.; contact Sara Brasel, P. O. Box 932, Tahlequah, OK 74465, (918)-284-5770; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: tramsok.webs.com


19-21SEASIDE, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller, Seaside Convention Center; 415 1st Ave.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Seaside Gem, Jewelry, & Fossil Show Free Admission, Wheelchair Accessible, Raffle Prizes, and Fun for the Whole Family. Free strand of pearls for the first 75 women through the door each morning. Free tumbled stone for each child through the door! Great times to be had shopping for and experiencing a wide variety of gems, minerals, crystals, enhydros, beads, petrified wood, slabs, rough and polished rock, sunstones, lapidary tools and equipment, stone carvings, opals and more. Treasures from all over the world.; contact Jennifer Macias, 1839 Ryan Court, Prescott, AZ 86301, (619)-261-8765; e-mail: [email protected]


19-21LAKE GEORGE, COLORADO: Annual show; Lake George Gem & Mineral Club, Field next to Lake George Post Office; 37380 US Hwy 24; Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 9 -5 ; Free Admission; Good selection local Pikes Peak Region minerals from local miners including Club Member Rich Fretterd and others. Vendors have mineral specimens, fossils and jewelry items. Dealer Contact: Becky Blair [email protected]; contact Steve Woje, P.O. Box 171, Lake Geroge, CO 80827, (719)-258-8293; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: LGGMClub.org


19-21SOUTH BEND, INDIANA: Show and sale; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society, St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, Ester Singer Building; 5117 South Ironwood Rd.; Fri. 12-7 , Sat. 10-6 , Sun. 10-5 ; Admission $3.00, Children 6-12 $1.00; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society 53rd Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show and Sale and 76th Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies Convention. Attractions include gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, exhibits, Kid's Korner, and silent auction.; contact John Davis, (574)-232-8823; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.michianagms.org


19-21LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon Co Fairgrounds and Expo; 80 Rocherty Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4, Sun. -; Adults $6, Children free; The Gem Miner's Jubilee is the Mid-Atlantic's premier Gem, Jewelry, Bead, Mineral and Fossil Show featuring some of the finest vendors in the country. There is an extensive wholesale Trade section and outdoor Tailgate area. ; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 352, Monrovia, MD 21770, (301)-807-9745; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gem-show.com


19-21SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


20-20SHELTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Shelton Rock and Mineral Society, MCRA Park; 2100 E Johns Prairie Road; Daily 9 -5 ; Free Admission; 7th Annual Tailgate Rock Sale and Swap. All rock hounds and vendors are invited to participate and bring rocks, minerals, fossils, rock crafts and equipment to sell and swap. Raffle, door prizes, and displays.; contact Susan Perrault, WA, (360)-272-9432; e-mail: [email protected] yahoo.com; Web site: sheltonrockclub.weebly.com


20-21BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Arklatex Gem & Mineral Society, Bossier City Civic Center; Old Benton Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4; 40th annual show, Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Society. Custom and unique jewelry, gems and minerals, fossils, educational exhibits and demonstrations/speakers, and door prizes. ; contact Del Glasner; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: larockclub.com


20-21CANTON, NEW YORK: Annual show; St. Lawrence Co. Rock & Mineral Show, Canton, NY Pavilion; 90 Lincoln St.; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; Friday August 19th at dusk - fluorescent mineral hunt for kids, free, lights provided. Presentation before hand 8:30 ; contact William deLorraine, 1 Indian Head Trail, Gouverneur, NY 13642, (315)-287-4652; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.stlawerncecountymineralclub.org


26-28COSTA 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; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


27-28PEORIA,, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geology section of Peoria Academy of Science, Travel Lodge; 4400 N. Brandywine Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; 53rd Annual Show. There will be displays, demonstrations, bead making, flint knapping, fossil preparation, fluorescent display, lapidary, gemstones, minerals, fossils, jewelry, slabs, fluorescents, carving, wire wrapping, beading, silent auction, door prizes, games, special interest area for children, and much more. ; contact Jim Travis, 2812 N. Peoria Ave., Peoria,, IL 61603, (309)-645-3609; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: pasgeology.com


27-28CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Capital Mineral Club, Everett Arena, Concord NH; Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, carvings, displays, faceting demonstration ; contact Chris Nye, (603)-493-5411; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org


27-28JASPER, TEXAS: Annual show; Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society, The Event Center; 6258 Highway 190 West; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10 -5; Adults/Seniors $3.00, Students/Children free; Lapidary demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, silent auction, grand prize raffle and spinning wheel featured. Vendors from across the country will offer rough rock, lapidary equipment and finished jewelry for sale.; contact Jonetta Nash, 737 FM 254 South, Jasper, TX 75951, (409)-384 3974; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.pinecountry-gms.org


27-28CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Capital Mineral Club, Everett Arena; 15 Loudon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, carvings, displays, and more.; contact Steffen Hermanns, (603)-783-4121; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org


27-28ASHLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Scott Blair, First United Methodist Church; 175 N. Main St. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5; Admission $2, Children free; Quality crystals, minerals, beads, hand crafted gemstone jewelry, fossils, precious opals, and much more. Silent auction. Free field trip on Monday, Aug. 29, after the show. ; contact Scott Blair, 1009 Talent Ave., Talent, OR 97540, (541)-621-2558; e-mail: scottsr[email protected]; Web site: www.scottsrocks.com


1-18WORCESTER , MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Worcester Mineral Club, Worcester National Guard Armory; 701 Lincoln Street; Sat. 9:30 -5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children 12 & under free; contact Phllip Papoujian, MA, 508 737-1711; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: [email protected]


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