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.

 March 2018  

24-25: Plymouth Meeting, PA - 2018 Mineral Treasures and Fossil Fair Saturday March 24, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, March 25, 10 am to 4 pm. Lulu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA., (PA Turnpike, exit 333; or I-476, exit 20) Free Parking.Adults $5.00. Children under 12 $1.00; Uniformed scouts and troop leaders free.Special Features: On both days a line-up of distinguished professional speakers will be presented. Once again the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia will present a display of minerals from its collection.  In addition, there will be fossil and mineral displays, educational materials, door prizes and a food concession.  Thirty dealers will offer fossils, minerals, crystals, and jewelry from all over the world, as well as books, decorative items, and other merchandise.  Young visitors can enjoy the annual fossil dig for children and the kid's corner with free mineral gifts. Information: Contact: Cheryl Leibold, 

24-25: Chambersburg, PA - 40th Annual Gem-Mineral and Jewelry Show –sponsored by Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, Chambersburg, PA Hamilton Heights Elementary School, 1589 Johnson Road, Chambersburg, PA, Jewelry-Gemstones-Minerals-Fossils-Demonstrations, Displays, Door Prizes, Admission $5.00, Children under 12 free with adult, Contact information: Matt Eldon-Show Chairman,, 120 E. 2nd St., Waynesboro, PA 17268, Phone: 717-765-9770

24-25: Wysox, PA - 49th ANNUAL GEM & MINERAL SHOW By Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, Inc. website: MARCH 24, 2018 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. MARCH 25, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Wysox Vol. Fire Co Social Hall, 111 Lake Rd; Wysox, PA. Info:

24-25: Plymouth Meeting, PA - Mineral  Treasures  and Fossil Fair sponsored  by the Philadelphia Mineral Society & Delaware Valley Paleontological Society.  LuLu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA (PA Turnpike exit 333, or I-476, exit 20). Info: or

April 2018  

7-8: Raleigh, NC - Tar Heel Mineral Club annual show and EFMLS/AFMS Convention, Raleigh, NC  AFMS Annual Meeting - Thursday April 12,  EFMLS Annual Meeting - Friday April 13,  AFMS/EFMLS Awards Banquet - Saturday, April 14,  Breakfast with the Editors & Webmasters - Sun. April 15.  Info:

7–8: Orange, CT - 45th Annual Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil show sponsored by the New Haven Mineral Club. Amity Regional Middle School, 1—Ohman Ave; Orange, CT. Info:

14: Dover, NH - 14th  Annual Earl & Malvina Packard Rock, Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club. Dover Veterans Community Center, 156 Back River Rd, Dover, NH.  Info:  Brian: 207-710-6254 or

14-15: Miami, FL - The MIAMI MINERALOGICAL AND LAPIDARY GUILD (MMLG) is holding a Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show on April 14 & 15 from 10 AM to 5 PM at EVELYN GREER PARK, 8200 SW 124 Street in the Village of Pinecrest (just south of Miami, FL) – one block off US 1 with plenty of free parking. Admission is $6 – children under 12 admitted free (with paid adult admission). There will be exhibits, displays, demonstrations, raffles, and vendors showcasing mineral & fossil specimens, gemstones, fine jewelry, and artisan-crafted collectibles. Children’s activities include jewelry-making sessions, surprise grab-bags, gem prospecting, and geode splitting. For discount admission coupons, a map, travel directions, and full information – go to our website:

14-15: Midland Park, NJ - 29th Annual North Jersey Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show Sponsored by the North Jersey Mineralogical Society April 14 & 15, 2018, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4 at the Midland Park High School 250 Prospect Street Midland Park, NJ (Bergen County, Close to NYC) Website: The North JerseyMineralogical Society

21-22: Pittsburgh PA - 2018 Monongahela Rockhound’s Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show April 21, 2018, Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, April 22, 2018, Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Co., #4 Skyview Hall, 660 Noble Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15122. Bret Howard (show coordinator), 724-327-8618., Monongahela Rockhounds, P.O. Box 18063, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

May 2018  

5-6: Topsfield, MA - New England Gem & Mineral Show. Hosted by the North Shore Rock & Mineral Club Contact: Website: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, May 6, 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm. Topsfield Fairgrounds, Fair Trade Building and Coolidge Hall, Rte. 1, North, Topsfield, MA, 01983. Over 40 retail and wholesale dealers selling minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, and lots more. Games for kids include Spin-A-Gem, Mineral Sifting, Geode Cracking, and Gold Panning. Display Case Exhibits, Mineral and Fossil Identifications and Hourly Door Prizes! General Admission: $6.00 per person ($5.00 with discount coupon available on website) Seniors: $4.00, Children under 12: Free, FREE PARKING.

12: Fairless Hills, PA - The Earth Science Show & Sale, Presented by The Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA.  Christ United Methodist Church, 501 Wistar Road, Fairless Hills, PA; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Lapidary Arts, Jewelry & All Things Related to the Earth Sciences; Admission: $2.00 Donation, Children 12 & Under Free; Dealers: 6' Table $20 - 1/2 Table $10, 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.

19: Chesapeake, VA - 29th Annual Chesapeake Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show hosted by the Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society. Ruhl Armory, York Rd just south of I-695.  Info:

June 2018  

2-3: Canandaigua, NY - GemFest 2018 25th annual mineral, gem, fossil and jewelry show sponsored by the Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club.  Location- Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 N. Bloomfield Rd., Canandaigua,  Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4, Adults $3, Children under  12 are free.  20 vendors, exhibits, free crafts with admission, soapstone carving, wire wrapping, sluice, UVBob fluorescent mineral program, scavenger hunt for kids of ALL ages, geode cutting.  Fun for the whole family.  Info- Fred Haynes (,   WCGMC is:  Always Looking For Places to Dig.

July 2018  

28-29: South Burlington, VT - Burlington Gem and Mineral Club, 39th 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 paying adult. Handicapped accessible. Info: Arden Fendrich at (802) 785-9821 or

August 2018  

25-26: Canton, NY - St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club's 52nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show and Swap. FOR MORE INFO: Bill deLorraine, Club President,, (315) 287-4652. The St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club announces that their 52nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Swap will be held in Canton, NY at the Canton Pavilion at 90 Lincoln St. Show dates are Saturday and Sunday, August 25th & 26th.  General admission for the public is free. This show offers something for everyone:  handcrafted jewelry made with semi-precious stones for the jewelry lover, gemstone beads, jewelry making supplies, free lessons for the crafter, museum quality crystals, fossils, mineral specimens for the nature lover and art collector, handcrafted gift items, free mineral kits for the kids, mineral collecting trips to some of St. Lawrence County's famous rock-hunting sites for the serious and novice rockhound alike, fun and fellowship for rockhounds from all over the Northeast, and a different type of shopping experience for the general public. aDozens of collectors from several Northeastern states and Southeastern Canadian provinces will be set up for selling starting Saturday AM at 9:00.  They'll be offering part of their extensive collections for sale to the public on Saturday and Sunday. A fluorescent, "glow in the dark" mineral hunt for kids will take place after dark on Friday, August 24th in the evening.  Kids, age 11 or less, will be able to borrow a portable black light to search for samples of brightly colored fluorescent minerals.  They will be able to keep all of the minerals that they find.  There is no charge for this popular event. The food concession will be open Saturday and Sunday, featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks. At 5:00 PM on Saturday there will be an auction of donated mineral specimens and other items of interest to rockhounds.  For the convenience of local residents and commuting vendors, it will now be held at the conclusion of Saturday's sales, rather than in the evening. Anyone interested in swapping and/or selling gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals, fossils, etc, may reserve a space for a nominal fee.   (Application forms and fee schedule are posted on the club's website, ) There is no charge for the public to attend the show; everyone is welcome. The Canton Pavilion is located in the village of Canton at 90 Lincoln St.  It has an extensive parking area and is located on the banks of the Grasse River with convenient walking trails and benches, and a playground for children.  For more information, check the club's website at Or contact club president Bill deLorraine at (315) 287-4652, or  Proceeds from events help sponsor mineralogy scholarships at SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University, and the kids' fluorescent mineral hunt.

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
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.