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.


15-16: Harrisburg, PA - 53rd Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Rock & Mineral Club. Harrisburg Consistory (beside the old Zembo building), 2701 N Third St; Harrisburg, PA. INFO:

21-23: Fishersville, VA - The Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society presents: The 51st Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show - The Augusta Expo - 277 Expo Road, Fishersville, VA. Friday 9/21/2018 2 pm - 6 pm / Saturday 9/22/2018 10 am - 6 pm / Sunday 9/23/2018 11 am - 5 pm. Admission is $3.00 for Adults ? $2.00 for Students & Seniors ? Children age 12 & under & Scouts in uniform admitted FREE. Admission good for all three days! Additional details: • Exhibits from SVGMS members illustrating the beauty & fascinating aspects of the rocks & minerals found in the Shenandoah Valley & around the world • Minerals, gems & hand-crafted jewelry offered for sale by vendors from the Shenandoah Valley & beyond (Hint - Get your Christmas shopping done early!) • A ‘treasure hunt’ for the wee folks - let the kids hunt for ‘gold’ & ‘rubies’ & actual gem materials! • Panning for gold! Demonstrations will be presented by The Central Virginia Gold Prospectors (tentative) • Ever wanted to see how mineral spheres get made? Check out the process firsthand from a club member who specializes in sphere-making • A flat lapping display/discussion area - there’s more than one way to polish a rock! • A cabochon-making display/discussion area - see how you can turn rocks that interest you into polished stones in the club lapidary shop! • Videos on rockhounding & lapidary topics • Door prizes contributed by our vendors & members - hourly drawings Saturday & Sunday! Check the show website for updates & details:

22-23: West Friendship, MD - Annual Atlantic Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show hosted by the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd; West Friendship, MD 21794. Info:

22-23: Poughkeepsie, NY - 49th Annual Gem & Mineral Show sponsored Gym Family Center, 258 Titusville Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY.  Info:


5–7: Orlando, FL - Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society annual show sponsored by the Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society. Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 S Fern Creek Ave; Orlando, FL 32806.

19-21: Glyndon, MD - 62nd Annual Desautels Micromount Symposium, The Friends School of Baltimore,5114 North Charles St; Baltimore, MD 21210. Info: Registration:  BMS, PO Box 302; Glyndon, MD 21071.

20-21: South Charleston, WV - October 20-21, 2018 - 45th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show and Sale, sponsored by the Kanawha Rock & Gem Club. South Charleston Community Center, 601 Jefferson Road, South Charleston, WV 25309. Just off of the Jefferson Road exit of I-64 in South Charleston, WV. More info at Rock and Gem Club

27-28: East Rochester, NY - Saturday October 27, 2018 from 10a to 6p, Sunday October 28, 2018 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!!


3-4: Plant City, FL - 58th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Lapidary Arts Show Host: Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club Dates: November 3 & 4, 2018 Location:  Plant City Strawberry Festival Expo Center 303 N Lemon Street, Plant City, Florida Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $5; Military $4; Youth & Students $4; Under 12 free (with parent). Parking: FREE. Directions:    Visit our website at Visit our website for a discount admission coupon. The show is great experience for rock hounds and jewelry crafters of all ages! Vendors will exhibit and sell rough stones, slabs, mineral specimens, gemstones, beads 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, 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, or purchase a grab bag full of surprises. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for that special gift for the holidays. 

17-18: Fairfax, VA - 27th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil show, Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mineral Club Inc. Place: The HUB Ballroom, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA, 22030 Hrs: Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4. Admission: Adults $6, Seniors $4, Teens (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under 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: Club website:

17-18: West Palm Beach FL - Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches 51st 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. 17th) 9am-6pm, Sunday (Nov. 18th) 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 561-628-1031

March 2019

23-24 Wysox, PA - The 50th Annual Rock and Mineral Show will be presented by the Cha-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club. Dates are March 23 (9-5) and March 24 (10-4). The event will be  held in the Wysox Volunteer Fire Co. social hall, 111 Lake Rd., Wysox, PA. Contact Bob McGuire at 570-920-9238 or Check the club website for more details.


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.