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 2015

2-3: Topsfield, MA - 52nd Annual New England Gem & Mineral Show.  Hosted by the North Shore Rock & Mineral Club. Tops field Fairgrounds, Rte. 1N, Topsfield, MA. Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4.  Retail and wholesale dealers.  Children activities include geode cracking, mineral sifting, Spin-A-Gem, and gold panning.  Display cases and mineral/fossil identification.  Minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary, beads, jewelry.  Hourly door prizes!.General admission $6.00 ($5.00 with discount coupon), seniors $4.00, kids under 12 free.  Free parking.  Go to website for discount coupon!, or email

16-17: Leesport, PA - 47th Annual “World of Gems & Minerals” Show sponsored by the Berks Mineralogical Society. Leesport Farmers Market Banquet Hall, 312 Gernant’s Church Rd., Leesport, PA.

16-17: 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.

30: Towson, MD - 26th Annual Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Show. Ruhl Armory, I-695 exit 26 south., Towson, MD.   10 am - 4 pm. Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society. 1035 York Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21204. Free Admission & plenty of free parking. Top Mineral Dealers, Original Jewelry, Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, Kids Area, with Kids give-aways. Directions to Ruhl Armory - From Glen Burnie: Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to exit 26B - York Road South, Turn left onto York Rd. The entrance to the Armory is on the right at the first traffic light (West Rd). There is a car dealer on the corner opposite the entrance. From White Marsh: Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to exit 26B - York Road South. At the end of the ramp, turn onto York Road South. The entrance to the Armory is on the left hand side at the first traffic light (West Rd.) There is a car dealer on the corner opposite the entrance.

June 2015

6: Macungie, PA - 64th Semi-Annual Spring Mineralfest Show sponsored by the Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association. Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie, PA

6-7:  Canandaigua, NY - GemFest 2015, sponsored by the Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club.   NEW LOCATION:  Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 N. Bloomfield Road, Canandaigua, NY. <>

6-7: Monroe, NY - 2015 Orange County Mineral Society will host its annual Mineral, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil SHOW SELL & SWAP at Museum Village, 1010 Rt. 17M, Monroe, NY 10950. 10AM-4PM rain or shine. Adults $5.00 Senior & Kids $3.00 Special admission for Show and Museum. All uniformed Scouts are free. On Display, the most complete Mastodon found in NY, Local Minerals, and our new Fluorescent Mineral Display. See our web site for more information and vendor application   or face book.

July 2015

11-12: Syracuse, NY - GemWorld 2015 This 2 day event sponsored by he Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse will be held from July 11th to 12th 2015 at the SRC Arena and Events Center in suburban Syracuse, NY USA. This will be our 49th annual show. The show has 45+ retail dealers and 10+ wholesale dealers. Admission includes hands-on educational exhibits and demonstrations, hourly door prizes, childrens activities, lectures and workshops, fun for the whole family! There will be minerals and fossils galore, beads by the millions, jewelry, cut stones, gold and supplies. Wheelchair accessible. Email contact is Dick Lyons Visit our web site for more details and our show coupon 

11-12: Bethel, ME - Annual show; Oxford County Mineral & Gem Association, Telstar High School; RTE #26; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children under 12 are FREE!; This is our 54th annual show. We offer Mineral displays of local Minerals. We have 14 dealer's selling Jewelry and Mineral Specimens from assorted locations. We also offer guided Field Trips to a locale mine each day. You must be at the show to sign up for the field trip. Field trip's leave each day by 11am.  Contact Dennis Gross, 178 N. Main Street, Bryant Pond, ME 04219, 207-665-2759; e-mail:

25–26: Cutchogue, NY - Long Island Mineral & Geology Society, 34th 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:

25-26: Burlington, VT - Burlington Gem and Mineral Club, 36th 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.  $4 adults (16-59), $3 seniors (60+), children under 16 free with adult. Handicapped accessible.  Info:  Jeff Higgins at (802) 849-6076 or

August 2015

22-23:  Madrid, NY - 50th Annual Rock & Mineral Show sponsored by the St. Lawrence Co. Rock & Mineral Club. Madrid Community Center, Madrid, NY.

September 2015

12-13: Curran Hwy, MA  -The 52nd annual Gem, mineral and fossil show, sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Mineral Club in North Adams, MA will be held Saturday, September 12th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 13th 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.

19-20: Mays Landing, NJ - Cape-Atlantic Rock Hounds Annual Fall Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show.  Located at 2641 Cologne Ave.  Mays Landing, NJ 08330.  Free Parking & Admission,  with food onsite.  Saturday and Sunday 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.

26-27: West Friendship, MD - 51st Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show hosted by the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. Howard Co. Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD.

26-27: Franklin, NJ - Franklin Mineral Museum sponsers this show as their only large fundraising event that helps pay for the operations of the Mineral Museum. The Museum is a non-profit organization that provides educational trips, information and a great museum that explains the history of mininig. 59th Annual Franklin-Sterling Gem & Mineral Indoor Show and Outdoor Show, Sponsored by the Franklin Mineral Museum. When: Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September, 27th 2015. Times: Indoor show: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Outdoor Swap: Saturday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Daily Admission: Adults $7.00/ Children $4.00. Where: Franklin School,               50 Washington Ave., Franklin, NJ 07416. Admission: $7.00 Adult,              $4.00 child (6-16) Our Links: We are always looking for Indoor and Outdoor Vendors please contact us today to reserve your spot!

November 2015

21-22: West Palm Beach, FL - Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches 49th 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 $2 off coupon. ; Saturday (Nov. 21st) 9am-6pm, Sunday (Nov. 22nd) 10am-5pm.  Free Parking, door prizes, hourly prize drawings, Scholarship fund raffle, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Displays, Demonstrations, Speakers, over 80 dealers.  For further information contact show chairman, Jeff Slutzky, 561-585-2080,


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.