Visit a Show in Your Area

If you are an EFMLS member club and would like to have your show or swap listed in the calendar, please contact me at

April 2014

19-20: Standish, ME - 31st Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show sponsored by the Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society. St. Joseph’s College, Alfond Center, 278 White’s Bridge Rd; Standish, ME

24-27: Rochester, NY - 41st Rochester Mineralogical Symposium April 24-27, 2014 Early Registration Deadline March 20, 2014 Contact:, (315) 682-0387. Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport 175 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623 Hotel ph# (585) 475-1910. Click for Registration Form. Click for Schedule of Speakers.

26-27: West Mifflin (Pittsburgh), PA - Monongahela Rockhounds Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Saturday, April 26, 2014  10:00 to 6:00. Sunday, April 27, 2014  10:00 to 4:00. West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Co. #4 Skyview Hall, 660 Noble Drive, West Mifflin (Pittsburgh), PA 15122. Free Admission and parking. For more information and directions go to

26-27: Franklin, NJ - 42nd Annual NJESA Gem & Mineral Show (plus outdoor swap and sell) sponsored by the New Jersey Earth Science Association, Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society and Sterling Hill Mining Museum (NJ). Franklin School, 50 Washington Ave., Franklin, NJ

May 2014

3–4: Topsfield, MA - Annual show sponsored by the North Shore Rock & Mineral Club. Topsfield Fairgrounds, Rt.1 (207 Boston Street), Topsfield, MA.

3 – 4: Pittston, PA - Annual Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Mineral Society of NE Pennsylvania. St Josephs Oblates Seminary, 1880 Hwy 315; Pittston, PA

17-18: Leesport, PA - 46th Annual “World of Gems & Minerals” sponsored by the Berks Mineralogical Society. Leesport Farmers Market Banquet Hall, Rt 61; Leesport, PA

24: Towson, MD - 25th Annual Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Club. Ruhl Armory, I-695 at exit 26, Towson, MD.

May 31 - June 1, 2014: Riverdale, NJ - The North Jersey Mineralogical Society's Annual Spring Outdoor Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show and Swap At The Glenburn Estate - 211 Hamburg Tpk., Riverdale, NJ.

June 2014

7: Macungie, PA - Spring Mineralfest – Mineral, Fossil and Gem Show sponsored by the Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association. Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie, PA

7-8: Monroe, NY - The Orange County Mineral Society will be hosting its annual Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil SHOW SELL AND SWAP Sat. June 7 & Sun. June, 8 2014   10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Museum Village, 1010 Rt. 17M Monroe, NY 10950. On Display is the most complete Mastodon found in New York State Museum collection of local minerals. New Fluorescent Mineral Display. We will also have a Sluice. Special admission for the Museum and Show. Adults $5.00 seniors and Kids $3.00. Scouts in uniform and Kids under 6 free. Vendor Spaces are still available at $15.00 per table per day  Tables are not provided. Check our Web site for vendor application: E-mail:

July 2014

26-27: South Burlington, VT - Burlington Gem and Mineral Club, 35th Annual Champlain Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset St., South Burlington, Vermont.  Dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, children's activities, silent auction, door prizes, refreshments, free parking. Sat. & Sun., 10AM-5PM. $3 adults, $2 seniors and students 6-16, children under 6 free with adult.  Handicapped accessible.  Info:  Jeff Higgins at (802) 849-6076 or

26-27: Mattituck, NY - The Long Island Mineral & Geology Society, Sponsoring our 34th Annual Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show, Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mattituck High Schoolm 15125 Main Road (Rte 25A), Mattituck, NY 11952. Door Prize: Smoky Quartz Crystal Cluster. Over 30 vendors displaying minerals, gemstones, bead jewelry, fine jewelry, fossils, meteorites and more from around the world. Also: gemstone wire wrapping, jewelry repair, geode cracking, geology displays, and a geology scavenger hunt. Air Conditioned. Refreshments available. Admission: $6.00  Under 12 free. Discounted admission with website flyer and postcards. Website at LIMAGS sponsors educational programs and scholarships.

August 2014

23-24: Madrid, NY - 47th Annual Rock & Mineral Show sponsored by the St. Lawrence Co. Rock & Mineral Club. Madrid Community Center, 1835 St Hwy 345; Madrid, NY

September 2014

13-14: North Adams, MA - The 51st annual Gem, mineral and fossil show, sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Mineral Club in North Adams, MA will be held Saturday, September 13th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 14th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #310, 515 Curran Highway, MA. This is one mile north of Walmart on Route 8. The show will feature choice minerals, gems, jewelry, gifts, activities for children, door prizes and refreshments. Admission is $4.00 and children 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. For more details contact Larry Michon, Show Chairman at P.O. Box 297, North Adams, MA 01247. Phone 413-663-8430.

October 2014

3-5: Dallas, NC - 36th Annual Gaston Gem & Mineral Show Hours: Fri & Sat, 9am - 6pm - Sunday 9am - 5pm. Gaston County Park, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas NC. 28034 (HWY 279) or GPS 120 Leisure Lane, Dallas, NC 28034. From North, 321 south, exit at Dallas and turn right, it is on the left. From South, 321 north and take the 2nd exit to "Cherryville". Go over 321 and drive 1/2 mile on left. FREE ADMITTANCE and FREE PARKING. Minerals and Fossils from around the world. Cutting material, Quality Gemstones, Wire wrapping, settings, Geodes, Jewelry, etc. SLUICE - A real working sluice, $3 & $5 sand buckets; perfect for children and adults. Amethyst, Quartz Crystals, Faceted Stones mixed at random in buckets; you must might get that special stone or treasure! Hourly Raffles for Prizes, not just a jewelry show, FUN FOR ALL. Additional information on the show can be directed toward this years Show Chairman, Rick Perkins, at 704-825-9456. Also, we have set up a website page online at where you may be able to get more information or answers to any questions you may have.

18-19: Charleston, WV - 41st Annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show sponsored by the Kanawha Rock & Gem Club. So. Charleston Community Center, So.. Charleston, WV

25-26: Rochester, NY - 45th Annual Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show sponsored by the Rochester Lapidary Society. 2014 will be at the same location as 2013: The Main Street Armory, 900 East Main Street, Rochester, NY. Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. Web site: Click here for show flyer, including directions.

from Carolyn Weinberger, Editor, EFMLS Newsletter
From EFMLS Newsletter, 10/04

In recent months I’ve had several inquiries from Eastern Federation clubs asking for a list of hobby related publications that have a calendar of events that can be used to publicize club shows and swaps.

Here’s the list which I have. Remember, most of these publications have a 3 - 4 month “lead time” so you’ll have to get your information in to them early enough to meet their deadline.

Mineral News
Send to: The Editor, Mineral News
PO Box 2088
Peekskill, NY 10566-2088

Send to: Matt Charsky 
 2430 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

EFMLS Website
Dan Imel

Rock & Gem
Send to: Rock & Gem Show Dates
290 Maple Ct; Suite 232
Ventura, CA.>.

Rocks & Minerals
Send to: Coming Events, Rocks & Minerals
1319 Eighteenth St NW
Washington, DC 20036-1802

Include date, place, sponsoring club, name and address of show chair or contact for info. Some also allow space for listing of speakers, admission and show times.