Gem & Mineral Shows in April 2011

Mineral Shows are happening all across the world, even around YOUR TOWN! We list all the gem and mineral shows across America and we update the show calendar every few months with the most complete list of rock gem & mineral shows online!
We weed out all the shows that are mostly just bead and jewelry shows, the shows listed below are for people looking to go to a real gem and mineral show!

April 15-17—ALPINE, TEXAS: “Alpine Agate Festival”; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club; Alpine Civic Center, Hwy. 90W and 13th St. N; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; South Central Federation convention, grand prize, door prizes, silent auctions, field trips, kids’ corner, demo dealers; contact Mary Brogan, P.O. Box 1111, Alpine, TX 79831, (432) 386-2340; e-mail: marybrogan@rocketmail.com; Web site: www.cdgmc.org

April 15-17—RICKREALL, OREGON: 56th annual show; Willamette Agate Mineral Society; Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Hwy. W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; contact Kristi Edwards, (541) 738-6811; e-mail: edwardskk@gmail.com

April 15-17—ROSEVILLE, MICHIGAN: Macomb/Mt Clemens Gem & Lapidary Society; Roseville Recreation Center, 18185 Sycamore; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-4; adults $3, students $1, children free; dealers, lectures, display area, demonstrations, raffle, kids’ area, raffle; contact Jacq Swain, 44314 Macomb Industrial Dr., Clinton Township, MI 48036, (313) 469-7868; e-mail: jacswain018@aol.com

April 15-17—SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: 56th annual show, “The Art of Stone”; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children under 12 free, coupon on Web site; 50 dealers, kids’ area, demonstrations, speakers, fluorescent display, gold panning, displays; contact Marc Mullaney, (408) 265-1422; e-mail: info@scvgms.org; Web site: www.scvgms.org


April 15-17—WICHITA, KANSAS: “World of Wonders”; Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd.; adults $5, ages 12-17 $1, children under 12 free with adult; gemstone jewelry, gems, crystals, beads, agates, polished stones, fossils, rocks, minerals, children’s programs; contact Gene Maggard, (316) 742-3746; e-mail: gandpmaggard@wildblue.net

April 16—WOODBURY, MINNESOTA: St. Croix Valley Rock Hounds; Valley Creek Mall, 175 Weir Dr.; Sat. 9-3; free admission; educational show, no vendors, rock and mineral identification; contact Bill Cordua, (715) 425-3139; e-mail: william.s.cordua@uwrf.edu

April 16-17—BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN: Blossomland Gem & Mineral Society; Orchards Mall, 1800 Pipestone Rd.; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-4; free admission; special presentations on gem faceting and gold panning in Michigan; contact Nancy Wolff, 2816 Thayer Dr., St. Joseph, MI 49085, (269) 983-4900; nancyswolff@hotmail.com

April 16-17—COLUMBUS, OHIO: “Many Facets of Quartz”; Columbus Rock & Mineral Society, Licking County Rock & Mineral Society; Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $7 (2-day pass $12), ages 6-16 $3, under 6, Scouts in uniform, and 4-H free; 27 retail dealers, demonstrations, educational and display exhibits, ID booth, demonstrations, swap area, silent auction, speakers, children’s games, free specimens for children, gold panning; contact Ken Harsh, (614) 433-9778 e-mail: Karmakenha@aol.com

April 16-17—EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: 48th annual show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Eau Claire County Expo Center, Lorch Ave., corner of Hwy. 93 and I94; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; silent auction, minerals, fossils, crystals, gems, rocks, artifacts, jewelry, demonstrations, hands-on booth for kids; contact Mike Schoenfess, (715) 456-0664

April 16-17—FREEPORT, NEW YORK: Ralph Gose; Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5.50, seniors $4, children 12 and under free with adult; dealers, minerals, gems, fossils, beads, meteorites, hand-crafted gold and silver jewelry; contact Ralph Gose, PO Box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-1872; e-mail: ralph_gose@kaleidoscopegemshows.com; Web site: kaleidoscopegemshows.com

April 16-17—IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: Idaho Falls Gem & Mineral Society; Idaho Falls Recreation Center, Memorial St. and B St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children under 12 free; contact Kevin Landon, (208) 357-3847; e-mail: sklandon@bridgemail.com

April 16-17—KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club; Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children 14 and under free; door prizes, exhibits, dealers, fluorescent display, Kids’ Korner, silent auction, geode cracker, demonstrations, gold panning, cabbing, faceting, intarsia, sphere making, wire wrapping; contact Dom Cataldo, P.O. Box 6652, Kennewick, WA 99336; e-mail: dac@bioguardtech.com

April 16-17—NEWBURY PARK, CALIFORNIA: 37th annual show, “Pageant of a Thousand Gems”; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club; Borchard Park Community Center, 190 Reino Rd., corner of Reino Rd. and Borchard Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; club member exhibits and sales, gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals, fossils, youth activities, lapidary and jewelry-making demonstrations; silent auction, door prizes; contact Richard or Mary Pat Weber, 4290 Misty Meadow St., Moorpark, CA 93021, (805)529-2524; e-mail: rewnews@sbcglobal.net; Web site: wwwcgmc.org

April 16-17—PORTLAND, MAINE: Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society; University of Southern Maine, Sullivan Gymnasium, 96 Falmouth St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, seniors and students $3, children under 12 free; gold panning, gem cutting, microscope table, silent auctions, kids’ mini-mine and spin table, door prizes, grand prize; contact Chad Cramer, (207) 324-8610; e-mail: rocks0102@myfairpoint.net; Web site: mainemineralclub.org

April 16-17—WACO, TEXAS: Waco Gem & Mineral Club; Texas State Technical College, Industrial Tech. Bldg., Crest Dr., off I-35, north of Waco; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 (both days); contact Karen Wood, 2315 Colcord, Waco, TX 76707, (254) 755-7274; e-mail: kwood@hot.rr.com; Web site: www.wacogemandmineral.org

April 16-17—YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: 50th annual show, “Parade of Gems”; Yakima Rock & Mineral Club; Yakima National Guard Armory, 2501 Airport Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, kids 12 and under free with adult, military free with uniform and military ID; dealers, demonstrations, gold panning, silent auction, junior activities, grab bag, door prizes, raffle, spin-a-wheel; contact Marti Sondgeroth, 55 W. Washington Ave. #89, Yakima, WA 98903, (509) 248-6401 or (509) 910-3484; e-mail: marthms@q.com

April 17—WATERLOO, IOWA: “Geodes: Iowa’s Rolling Stones”; Black Hawk Gem & Mineral Society; Waterloo Center For The Arts, 225 Commercial St.; Sun. 12-5; free admission; demonstrations, silversmithing, rock tumbling, sphere making, faceting, cab making, silent auction, special displays, dealers, crystals, agates, geodes, fossils, handcrafted jewelry, minerals, fossil plaster casting, pebble pit, fish pond; contact Dave Malm, (319) 266-6433; e-mail: davidmalm@cfu.net

April 22-24—DECATUR, ILLINOIS: 59th annual show; Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club; Macon County Fair Grounds, 3700 Westlawn Ave.; Fri. 11-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors (59+) $2, children under 15 and Scouts or Armed Forces in uniform free; school groups and home schoolers admitted free Sat. 9-3; exhibitors, dealers, demonstrators, Running Water Sluice, door prizes, exhibits, silent auctions; contact Tony Kapta, (217) 233-1164; e-mail: cigmc@comcast.net; or Larry Albro, (217) 520-3394

April 22-24—DENVER, COLORADO: 2011 spring wholesale/retail show, “Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show”; Martin Zinn Expositions; Holiday Inn – Denver Central, 4849 Bannock St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 80 wholesale and retail dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; contact Martin Zinn Expositions, P.O. Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004-0665; e-mail: mzexpos@aol.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

April 22-24—GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Rogue Gem & Geology Club; Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $1, children free; dealers, silent auction, door prizes, displays, demonstrations, kids’ games; contact Mary Blankeship, P.O. Box 1224, Grants Pass, OR 97528, (541) 862-2989; e-mail: rockhoundclub@yahoo.com; Web site: www.roguegemandgeology.com

April 23-24—CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: “Gemboree: A Celebration of Spring”; Akron Mineral Society, Summit Lapidary Club; Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; adults $5, seniors and students $4, children $1; vendors, door prizes, silent auction, lapidary demonstrations, Gem Mine, make-and-take crafts for children, Easter Egg display; contact Evelyn Tryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd., Kent, OH 44240, (330) 673-9664; e-mail: gemboree76@yahoo.com; Web site: www.lapidaryclubofohio.org

April 23-24—JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: “Greater Southern Event”; Mobile Rock & Mineral Society, Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Nature’s Society of Majestic Arts; Trademart Bldg., Mississippi Fairgrounds; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; dealers, gemstones, minerals, fossils, beads, crystals, rare coins, rough and cut stones, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies, stone carvings, loose precious stones, pearls, gem and gold mining, knapping, faceting, opals, jewelry repairs, demonstrators; contact Sharon McClanhan or Stan Bennett, (601) 898-0407; e-mail: stan@tompkinsdesigngrp.com

April 23-24—MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: 32nd show; Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society; Memphis International Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children 12 and under $2, Scouts free; dealers, exhibits, kids’ area, speakers; contact W.C. McDaniel, (901) 274-7706; e-mail: info@theearthwideopen.com; Web site: www.The EarthWideOpen.com

April 23-24—TROY, OHIO: Brukner Center Gem & Mineral Club; Miami County Fairgrounds, North End Activity Bldg., County Road 25-A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, children free; dealers, specimens, gems, jewelry, demonstrations, displays, silent auction, door prizes, free rock for children, mineral identification, children’s activities; contact Gene Davis, (937) 667-4160 APRIL-MAY 2011:

April 29-1–IRVINE, KENTUCKY: 4th annual show; City of Irvine, Mountain Mushroom Festival Committee, Blue Grass Gem & Mineral Club; Estill County School’s Central Office, 253 Main St.; Fri. 9-3, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Kentucky agate display, fossil and mineral sales, Kentucky agate field trips (register online), 21st Annual Mountain Mushroom Festival; contact Jane Volk, 3133 Dale Hollow Dr., Lexington, KY 40515, (859) 263-9879; e-mail :Jane.volk@insightbb.com; Web site: http://mountainmushroomfestival.org/

April 30-1—ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Searchers Gem & Mineral Society; Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; free admission; special exhibit, gold panning, jewelry making for kids, silent auction, gemstones, hobby supplies, books, demonstrations, displays, door prizes; contact Beth Pelfrey, (714) 774-2754; e-mail: martin.swiderski@jacobs.com; Web site: www.searchersrocks.org

April 30–1—CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: 20th annual show; Lowcountry Gem & Mineral Society; North Charleston Convention Center Complex Exhibit Hall A, 5001 Coliseum Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Karen Havenstein, 518 Woodland Shores Dr., Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 795-2956; e-mail: fossils@comcast.net

April 30-1—FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: 39th annual show and swap; New Jersey Earth Science Assn., Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, Sterling Hill Mining Museum; Franklin School, 50 Washington Ave.; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children under 14 free with adult; contact Sterling Hill Mining Museum, (973) 209-7212

April 30-1—LUBBOCK, TEXAS: 53rd annual gem and mineral show; Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults (13+) $4, seniors (65+) $3, ages 6-12 $2, under 6 free with adult; wire-wrapped stones, precious stones, jewelry, minerals, fossils, rough rock, dealers, demonstrators, exhibits, hourly door prizes, silent auction, grand prizes; contact Archie Scott, 2709 Belvedere Rd., Levelland, TX 79336, (806) 894-1584; e-mail: archie.scott73@yahoo.com

April 30-1—MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN: 38th annual show; Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society; Marshfield High School Fieldhouse, 1401 Becker Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; displays, dealers, demonstrations, kids’ activities, silent auctions; contact Cynthia Kelman, 1403 N. Broadway Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449, (715) 387-8782; e-mail: kelman@tznet.com; Web site: www.fromtherockroom.com

April 30-1—MEDFORD, OREGON: “Diamonds Are Forever”; Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society; Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Hwy.; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; exhibits, dealers, demonstrations, gold panning, silent auction, children’s activities, door prizes; contact Janet Fields, 378 Dexter Way, Grants Pass, OR 97527, (541) 476-8937, or Sandy Roney, 1431 Elaine Way, Medford, OR 97501, (541) 734-0838; e-mail: msroney@prodial.us

April 30-1—SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: West Seattle Rock Club; Alki Masonic Temple, 4736 40th Ave. SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Audrey Vogelpohl, (206) 932-3292; e-mail: avogelpohl@comcast.net; Web site: www.westseattlerockclub.org

April 30-1—TOPSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: North Shore Rock & Mineral Club; Topsfield Fairgrounds, Trade Bldg. and Coolidge Hall, Rte. 1 N.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $3, children under 12 free, coupon on Web site; retail and wholesale dealers, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, lapidary and jewelry supplies, mineral identification, demonstrations, displays, children’s gold panning, geode cutting, mineral sifting, spin-a-gem; contact Michele Weisberg, 29 Justin St., Lexington, MA 02420; e-mail: nsrmc@verizon.net; Web site: www.nahant.com/nsrmc

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