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

May 2016

14-15: Mays Landing, NJ - Cape-Atlantic Rock Hounds Annual Spring Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show.  Located at 2641 Cologne Ave.  Mays Landing, NJ 08330.  Free Parking & Admission,  with food onsite.  Saturday and Sundays show hours are from 9am to 5pm (rain or shine). For more information or to become a dealer please visit our website at :  capeatlanticrockhoundsclub or call Billie Brockhum (show chair & VP) at (609)879-1179.

14-15: Leesport, PA - 48th Annual World of Gems & Minerals sponsored by the Berks Mineralogical Society. Leesport Farm Market, Rt 61; Leesport, PA. Contact: Don Pitkin <>

14: Biglerville, PA - South Penn Rock Swap & Sale sponsored by the Central PA Rock & Mineral Club and Franklin Co. Rock & Mineral Club. So. Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Rd, Biglerville, PA (West of Arendtsville, PA). Contact: <>

21: Towson, MD - 27th Annual Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Show presented by the Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society. Rohl Armory, York Rd at I-695; Towson, MD. Info: <>.

21: Fairless Hills, PA - The Earth Science Show & Sale, Presented by The Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA.  First United Methodist Church, 840 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills, PA; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Lapidary Arts, Jewelry & All Things Related to the Earth Sciences; Admission: $2.00 Donation, Children 12 & Under Free; Dealers: 8' Table $25 - 1/2 Table $15, Registration Required; Send Check to: Brian Schwab, 539 Sycamore Ave., Croydon, PA 19021,  Payable to RMCLBC. For Additional Information call: 215-788-3993 and Leave Message for Brian to return the call.

June 2016

4: Macungie, PA - 2016 Spring Mineralfest – 66th Semi-Annual Show sponsored by the Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association.  Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie, PA.  Info:  Don Pitkin or

4-5: Canandaigua, NY - 23rd Annual GemFest 2016 sponsored by Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club:  Vendors, Exhibits, free crafts including soapstone carving, wire wrapping, gem trees and much more,  UVBob Fluorescent Mineral Show, sluice and geode cutting.   Sat 10-5, Sun. 10-4, Admission $3 for adults, children 12 and under FREE, visit for details, flyers, maps.  Info:

18: La Plata, MD - Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club ( will host a free POTLUCK PICNIC AND ROCK SWAP/SALE for all Eastern Federation (EFMLS) clubs and their families/friends.  9-5 on Saturday June 18th at Gilbert Run Recreational Park located at 13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 which is 8.8 miles east of La Plata, MD. In addition to minerals, fossils and lapidary for swap/sale, each attendee family is asked to bring a potluck dish to share and one (1) labeled specimen donation for an auction after lunch to help defray expenses.  Ample parking for tailgate swapping/selling as well as 15 picnic tables under a covered pavilion.  Onsite restrooms and handicap access.  “Treasure Box” (donations welcome) of excess rocks and related tools for free for anyone to take.  SMRMC will provide plates/cups/plasticware/sodas/bottled water (no alcohol).  $5 per carload Park Entry Fee for all vehicles.  Park has a 60 acre lake and many recreational facilities (playgrounds, boat rentals, trails, etc.) for kids and adults. for further details.  Or contact Dave Lines at or 240-427-7062.

July 2016

30-31: South Burlington, VT - Burlington Gem and Mineral Club, 37th Annual Champlain Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset St., South Burlington, Vermont.  Dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, children's activities, silent auctions, door prizes, refreshments, free parking.  Sat. & Sun., 10AM-5PM. $4 adults (16-59), $3 seniors (60+), children under 16 free with adult. Handicapped accessible.  Info:  Jeff Higgins at (802) 849-6076 or

30–31: Cutchogue, NY - Long Island Mineral & Geology Society. 35th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Sat.., 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm. Adults $6, With flyer $5, Children Under 12 Free. Jewelry, Minerals, Gems, Fossils, Beads, Geodes. Cutchogue East Elementary School, 34900 Main Road (Rte. 25) Cutchogue, NY 11935. Info:

September 2016

3-4: Augusta, ME - Rockhounders Gem and Mineral Show. Sept. 3 and Sept. 4 2016, Labor Day Weekend. 27th Annual Rockhounders Gem and Mineral Show, sponsored by the Kennebec Rocks and Minerals Club. National Guard Armory, Western Ave., Augusta, Maine. Hours; Sat. 10AM-5PM. Sun. 10AM-4PM. Dealers and INFO. 207-873-6270. Doorprizes, daily grand door prize, demonstrations in cabbing and lapidary, mineral displays, dealers in minerals, jewelry, gems and fossils, geode slicing, mineral mine and other games for the kids. Children can win a mineral starter kit and get a free stone just for coming in. Information on rockhounding and how to join a mineral club. See “Rocky” the rockhound dog.

10-11: North Adams, MA - The Northern Berkshire Mineral Club will hold its 53rd Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show on Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11th at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #310, 515 Curran Highway, Rte. 8, North Adams, MA.  The hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday.  The event will include gems, minerals, crystals, fossil, gifts, door prizes, refreshments, and activities for children.  The cost of admission is $4 and children under 15 are free with an adult.  For questions, please contact the club president, Larry Michon, at 413-663-8430.

October 2016

15-16: Plant City, Fl - The Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club is hosting their 57th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Lapidary Arts show on October 15 - 16 at the Strawberry Festival Expo Center, 303 N. Lemon Street, Plant City, Florida. The show is great experience for rock hounds and jewelry crafters of all ages! Over forty vendors will exhibit and sell rough stones, slabs, mineral specimens, gemstones and finished jewelry. Club members will showcase their talents selling handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry, gem trees, opals and cabochons. There will be live demonstrations including cabochon and opal cutting, wire wrapping, flint napping, gem trees, chainmaille and more. Bid for bargains at our silent auction and win door prizes throughout the day. Kids can explore the touch table and prospect for treasure at our sluice box. The perfect opportunity shop for that special gift for the holidays. Hours:  Saturday, October 15 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 16 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission:  Adults $5; Military $4 with ID; Youth and Students $4; under 12 free (with parent).  Visit our website for a discount admission coupon. Parking:  FREE .Directions:  Visit our website at The Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club is a non-profit organization for the charitable and educational purposes of associating persons who are interested in natural science to work together as an organization in the gathering, displaying, and studying of rocks, shells, jewelry arts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the organization and to promote community interest in these subjects. We are affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

22–23: Rochester, NY - Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show & Sale and 66th Annual EFMLS Convention hosted by the Rochester Lapidary Society.  Main Street Armory, 900 E Main St; Rochester, NY.   Info:  <>.  EFMLS Annual Meeting, Friday, October 21.

November 2016

5-6: Oaks, PA - Gemarama 2016, Tuscarora Lapidary Society’s 47th annual fine gem, jewelry and mineral show, will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 10am – 6pm and Sunday, Nov. 6, 10am-5pm. This will be Gemarama’s second year at its new location:  HALL C at The Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center at Oaks. “Down Under” is this year’s theme. More than 25 dealers will offer treasures from all over the world, including precious and semiprecious gemstones, beads, and minerals.  There will be continuous demonstrations in lapidary and jewelry arts, and special activities for children. Food is available and parking is free. The Tuscarora Lapidary Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of the lapidary hobby (the cutting and polishing of gemstones).  The proceeds from the annual Gemarama are used to operate Tuscarora’s Education Center in Brookhaven for teaching lapidary and related jewelry arts to its members and interested public. Come explore gem cutting, jewelry making, and related arts and sciences with us! We teach the journey from rocks to gems to jewelry. For more information and for show discount coupons, please visit the Society’s web site at

12-13: Melbourne, FL - Canaveral Mineral & Gem Society 43rd Annual Parade of Gems. Dates: November 12 & 13, 2016. Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm. Location: Melbourne Auditorium, 625 East Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901. Action: 40+ dealers displaying and selling Jewelry, Gems, Minerals, Crystals, Fossils, Tools, Slabs and Rocks. Admission; $5 Donation. Contact:  Don McLamb, CMGS President & Acting Show Chairman. Web:

19-20: West Palm Beach, FL - Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc. Presents Our Golden Anniversary 50th Annual Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show November 19-20, 2016. Expo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33411 - November 19-20, 2016. 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, 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 drawing 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. Guest speakers will present a variety of educational topics.


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

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

EFMLS Website
Dan Imel

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.