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 Please include "EFMLS" in your subject line.

September 2019

20-22: Fisherville, VA - The Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society will have its 52nd annual show at Augusta EXPO in Fishersville, VA from Friday September 20 to Sunday September 22, 2019. Show times are 2-6 Friday, 10-6 Saturday, 11-5 Sunday. For updates and info please see

21-22: Poughkeepsie, NY - Show & Sale. Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.; Gold's Gym & Family Sports Center, 258 Titusville Rd.; Sat.10-5, Sun.10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $2, Children under 12 Free with Adult; 50th Annual Show & Sale, "Pyrite...Don't Be Fooled". Dealers of minerals, fossils, jewelry, gemstones, meteorites, beads and books. Sluice for special stones at "Garnet Gulch". Six free rocks for children at "Glitter Mountain". Annual Earth Science "scavenger hunt" for area HS students. Fluorescent mineral display booth & Lapidary demonstrations. Pyrite exhibits by Vassar College Geology Museum, Poughkeepsie, and by M-HV Club members. Contact Linda Wuest, PO Box 327, Accord, NY 12404; (845) 626-7136; Email:

28-29: West Friendship, MD - 55th Annual Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show hosted by the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD.  Info:

October 2019

19: Albany, NH - The SACO VALLEY GEM AND MINERAL CLUB is holding its annual show and auction on October 19th, 2019. The show/auction will be held at the ALBANY TOWN HALL, 1972 B NH RT 16, ALBANY, NH 03818. There will be local dealers, silent auction, displays, and main auction at 1 PM. The show will be on Saturday from 9AM to 5 PM. Donation is $2 for adults, children under 12 free with an adult. Contact person is: JONATHAN HERNDON, 197 RICE HILL RD, FREEDOM, NH 03836

19-20: So. Charleston, WV - 47th annual Kanawha Rock & Gem Club show and sale. So. Charleston Community Center; 601 Jefferson Road, So. Charleston, WV; Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5; Admission $3.50.  Children 12 & under free.  Gemstones, minerals, plant and animal fossils, beading supplies and one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewelry. Lapidary demos, soapstone carving instruction, gold panning, mini-mine, scavenger hunt with prizes, geode cracking, free kids crafts. Parking is free.  Contact Robbin Maxwell, PO Box 4414, Clarksburg WV 26502, (304) 695-1586; e-mail:

26-27: East Rochester, NY - Saturday October 26, 2018 from 10a to 6p, Sunday October 27, 2019 from 10a to 5p 2018 Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show & Sale, Total Sports Experience, 435 West Commercial Street, East Rochester, NY 14445. Kids Activities, Educational Displays, Demonstrations, Raffle, Beads, Crystals, Fossils, Minerals, Jewelry, Carvings, Spheres, Straw Draw, Hourly Door Prizes, & Much More! Admission $6 for Adults, Kids 12 & Under free with an Adult. Students receive a half price daily admission with valid student ID. There is also a 2-day pass available for $9.00. Tickets sold at the door only. Visit our Facebook page ( for more updates as they become available!!

November 2019

2-3: Oaks, PA - Annual show; Tuscarora Lapidary Society; Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center, 100 Station Avenue, Hall D; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $6, two-day ticket $9, children under 12 $1, free admission for scouts in uniform when accompanied by scoutmaster ; 50th anniversary show: Gemarama 2019 - All That Glitters, featuring 27 vendors, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, and activities for children; contact Linda Green, Tuscarora Lapidary Society, 24 Upland Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015, (610) 490-5252; Email:; Website:

2-3: Stamford, CT - The Stamford Mineralogical Society 31st Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show and Sale is Saturday, Nov. 2nd 9:30a -5p and Sunday, Nov 3rd, 10a to 4:30p at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT 06870 Free Parking, short walk from Old Greenwich RR station on the New Haven line. Hourly Door Prizes - Grand Door Prizes - Mini-Mine for Kids. Donation $6.00 - Under 12 Free with Adult; Scouts in uniform free Visit for more info and $1 discount coupon with maps. 24 retail dealers and 1 wholesaler -please have your CT sales tax number

23-24: Fairfax, VA - 28th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show Sponsored by The Northern Virginia Mineral Club, Inc. Show site: Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 Club website: Hrs: Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4, Admission: Adults $6, Seniors $4, Teens (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under FREE, scouts in uniform FREE. Featuring: Over 20 Dealers with Gems, Minerals & Fossils. Also, Demonstrations, Exhibits, Door Prizes, Kid's Activities & Mini-mines. Silent Auction on Sunday. Use parking lot A at Nottoway River Lane on campus. Contact Tom Taaffe (703)-281-3767; e-mail: GMU Map:

23-24: West Palm Beach FL - Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches 53rd annual gem, mineral, jewelry, bead and fossil show.  South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach Florida 33411.  Admission $9, children under 12 free.  Visit website for $1 off coupon. ; Saturday (Nov. 23rd) 9am-6pm, Sunday (Nov. 24th) 10am-5pm.  Free Parking, door prizes, hourly and other prize drawings, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Displays, Demonstrations, Speakers, over 80 dealers.  For further information contact show chairman, Walt Triche 561-585-2080

March 2020

7-8: Wilmington, DE - Delaware Mineralogical Society -57th Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show Location --  DoubleTree by Hilton; 4727 Concord Pike (Rt-202); Wilmington, Delaware 19803. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 11-5. Admission is $6.00, $5.00 for seniors, $4.00 for youngsters between 12 and 16, and free for children under 12 and scouts in uniform when accompanied by an adult. The show features educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, displays from regional and university museums, a roster of fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies, demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing, a Symposium on Related Topics  and a children's table, where youngsters may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens. Info and Coupons at or contact  or Elaine Kipp (show Chair)  410-392-6826

21-22: Gathersburg, MD - March 21, 2020. 10am-6pm, March 22, 2020. 11am-5pm. 56th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show. Gem, Lapidary & Mineral Society of Montgomery County, MD. Montgomery County Fairgrounds 16 Chestnut St. Gaithersburg MD 20877More than 40 exhibits, 20 dealers, hourly door prizes.  Learn how to pan for Gold and make a finished gem at the workshop, Free specimens for kids, Mini mine for kids, Fluorescent mineral tent, Demonstrations of Faceting, Beading, Jewelry Making.  Plenty of free parking.   Visit for a $1 off admission coupon. 

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
1885 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901-1160

EFMLS Website
Dan Imel
Please include "EFMLS" in your subject line

Rock & Gem

Rock & Gem Magazine has been sold & Moved to Dallas

Dear Newsletter Editors & Rockhounds, You may have heard about the sale of Rock & Gem to Beckett Media LLC at the beginning of May. It is important to note that we are no longer at the Maple Street address in Ventura. Please do not send any mail to that address, as it will not be forwarded.

I am in the process of setting up a mailing address for Rock & Gem editorial. I will get that information to you as soon as possible.

Any mail related to Rock & Gem advertising and print or digital subscriptions should be sent to Rock & Gem,  Beckett Media LLC, 4635, McEwen Rd., Dallas, TX 75244.

E-mail subscription address changes to

Back issues may be ordered from for the cover price, plus shipping.

The new Rock & Gem phone number is (972) 448-4626.

This information will not appear in the magazine until the July issue, so I would appreciate it if you could help spread the word through your newsletters. I'd like to minimize the confusion on the part of our readers.

Thank you,
Lynn Varon
Managing Editor
Rock & Gem magazine

Rocks & Minerals
E-mail only:

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.