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2016 Show Announcements

Dates: August 19-21
Event: Michiana Gem & Mineral Society 53rd Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show and Sale and 76th Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies Convention.
Show hours: Friday Noon - 7 pm; Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
Location: St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, Ester Singer Building, 5117 South Ironwood Rd., South Bend, IN 46614
Admission: Adults $3.00, Kids 6-12 $1.00, Under 6 free, Parking free
Attractions: gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, exhibits, Kid's Korner, and silent auction
Show Chair: John Davis, (574)232-8823;
MGMS website:

Dates: September 3-5
Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society will hold their 33rd Annual Gem & Mineral Show.
Western New Mexico University’s Intramural Gym, 1000 W. College Ave , Silver City, New Mexico
Saturday September 3rd -9am -5pm – Sunday September 4th – 10am – 5pm and Monday – September 5th – 10am – 4pm.
Free Admission – A great family event ! Large assortment of vendors, Wheel of Fortune, Silent Auction, Daily Field trips for Collecting & for Geology and Mining History - Educational Displays. Special displays New Mexico State University Zuhl Collection of Petrified Wood.
Contact: Jeannine Weiner Web site:

Dates: September 16-18
49th Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show
Denver Mart Expo Hall (formerly called the Denver Merchandise Mart), 451 E. 58th Avenue (I-25 at Exit 215)
2016 Show Theme is African Minerals.
Friday, September 16: 9 am – 6 pm; Saturday, September 17: 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday, September 18: 10 am – 5 pm.
Adults $6.00, Junior (13-19 yrs)/Senior (65+)/Military $4.00, Children 12 & under free.
Show has minerals, fossils, meteorites, gemstones, cutting material, decorator items, beads, and more. There are about 100 show cases (competitive and non-competitive), plus educational booths. Featured presentations. Free gold panning for the kids.
Contact e-mail:

Dates: October. 7-9
Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a non-profit educational organization, is hosting a Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show.
Location: Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806.
Show times: Fri. 1 pm to 6 pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 10am to 5pm.
Vendors offering beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones, etc. Silent Auction and Door Prizes. Demonstrations: beading, faceting stones, cabochons and wire wrapping. Family Activities.
Admission: Adults $5, Students $2. Uniformed Scouts Free.
Contact:  Website:

Dates: October. 14–16
The Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society presents its 55th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Lapidary and Jewelry Show and Sale.
Location: Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.
Admission:  Adults - $5.00, Seniors (55+) - $3.00, Students - $1.00; children 12 and under – free.  Free parking. 
Attractions: gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, Viking Knit classes, exhibits, geode cracker, gem sluice, kid’s games, dinosaur models, door prizes, silent auction, fluorescent room, touch ‘n feel table.
For information:  show chairs Russell Greim and Marilyn Russell; 260-403-0450;
Show website:

Dates: November 19-20
Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc. Presents Our Golden Anniversary 50th Annual Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show.
Expo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
Saturday 9AM—6PM, Sunday 10AM—5PM
Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more. 
The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few. Hourly door prizes awarded both days, a show Grand Prize and a Scholarship fundraising drawinge will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. We will have a speaker and exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. 

2017 Show Announcements

Dades: February 17-19
GeoFest, the 15th Annual Indiana State Museum Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show.
Friday and Saturday 10 - 5, and Sunday 11 - 4.
Retail show will include dealers, regional clubs, and adult and kid's activities in a beautiful museum building.
650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 317-232-7172;; Website:
GeoFest is included with museum admission: $13.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors, $9.75 for Indiana college students and $8.50 for children. Group rates are available.

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