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

August 2017

26-27: Canton, NY - St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club's 51st Annual Show August 26th & 27th, Canton, NY @ the Pavilion 90 Lincoln St., Canton, NY - FREE ADMISSION - Sat. 9-4:30   Sunday 9-3:00, Friday night at dusk, 25th we hold a fluorescent mineral hunt for kids, lights provided. Contact William deLorraine, President 315-287-4652. visit us @

September 2017

16:17: Harrisburg, PA - Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show sponsored by the Central PA Rock & Mineral Club.  Zembo Shrine, Third & Division Sts; Harrisburg, PA.  Contact: Betsy Oberheim

16-17: Poughkeepsie, NY - 49th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society. Gold's Gym and Family Sports Center, 258 Titusville Rd; Poughkeepsie, NY.  Info:  Carolyn Reynard

22-23: West Friendship, MD -53rd Annual Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show hosted by the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. Howard Co. Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD. Info:

 October 2017

6-8: Orlando, FL - Annual Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society. Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 S Fern Creek Ave; Orlando, FL 32806. Info:

7: Macungie, PA - 2017 Autumn Mineralfest Show sponsored by the Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association. Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie, PA.

13-15: Baltimore, MD - Annual Desautels Micromount Symposium hosted by the Baltimore Mineral Society. Info and Registration

21-22: Bristol, CT - 45th Annual Gem & Mineral Show and 67th Eastern Federation Convention. Beals Community Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol, Connecticut. Info: EFMLS Annual Meeting: Friday, October 20.

21-22: So. Charleston, WV. - 44th Annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show and Sale sponsored by the Kanawha Rock & Gem Club. So. Charleston Community Center, 601 Jefferson Rd; So. Charleston, WV.

28-29: Rochester, NY - NEW LOCATION! Saturday October 28, 2017 from 10am to 6pm Sunday October 29, 2017 from 10am to 5pm  2017 Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show & Sale. At our NEW Location: 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 2017

4-5: Plant City, FL - Annual Show: Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club. Dates:   November 4-5, 2017 Time:    10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. Location:  Plant City Strawberry Festival Expo Center, Address:  303 N. Lemon Street, Plant City, FL. Contact:  Jerri Heer, Dealer Chair – – (Phone) 419-344-9999. Admission:  Adults $5; Military $4 with ID; Youth & Students $4; under 12 free (with parent) Visit our web site at for a discount admission or check the Tampa Bay Times for the advertisement. 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, 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.

11-12: New York, NY - Fall New York City Gem & Mineral Show hosted by the New York Mineralogical Club. Watson Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn at 57th St), 440 West 57th St; New York, NY. Contact: Tony Nikischer: www.

18-19: West Palm Beach FL - 51st Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show sponsored by the Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches. So. Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East, 9067 Southern Blvd; West Palm Beach FL. Info: Walt Triche, 561-628-1031 or

18-19: Fairfax, VA - 26th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mineral Club. NEW LOCATION: George Mason University Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, Braddock Rd & Rte 123; Fairfax, VA. Contact:

18-19: Worcester, MA - 42nd Annual Jewelry, Gem, Fossil & Mineral Show sponsored by the Worcester Mineral Club. Worcester Mass. National Guard Armory, 701 Lincoln St; Worcester, MA. Info: Dave at <>

25-26: Morristown, NJ - Rock and Mineral Weekend sponsored by the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society. Morris Museum, 6 Normany Heights Rd; Morristown, NJ. Info:

February 2018

16-18: Indianapolis, IN - GeoFest, the 16th Annual Indiana State Museum Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show. February 16, 17 and 18 2018. Friday and Saturday 10 - 5, and Sunday 11 - 4. Retail show will include dealers, regional clubs, and adult and kid's activities in a beautiful museum building. Contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204; 317-232-7172;; Website:   GeoFest is included with museum admission: $14.95 for adults, $13.95 for seniors, $12.95 for Indiana college students and $9.95 for children. Group rates are available.

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.