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OCTOBER 6th, 7th AND 8th, 2017 (FRI. SAT. SUN.)

Presented by the Gaston Gem, Mineral & Faceters Club
of Gaston County, NC

Friday & Saturday: 9 AM TO 6 PM
Sunday 9 AM TO 5:00 PM
Gaston County Park
1303 Leisure Lane (Hwy 279 [Dallas-Cherryville Hwy])
Dallas, NC

Jewelry, wire wrapping, faceting and rough materials.
Minerals from around the world!
Hourly raffles and a grand prize awarded Sunday at 5:00PM
Grab bags and gem buckets for sluicing

PHONE 704-860-1025.  E-MAIL david28054[]

October 7,8, 9, 2016
48th Annual Gem, Jewelry, & Mineral Show
Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society - Huntsville, AL
Fri: 10AM to 6 PM;
Sat:10 AM to 6 PM; Sun: Noon to 5 PM

Jaycees Community Center - 2180 Airport Rd.. Huntsville, AL
Located west of Memorial Pkwy & east of Leeman Ferry Rd.
North of Airport Rd. Turn North at Jaycee Dr @ the traffic light.

The 48th annual Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show, sponsored by the Huntsville
Gem & Mineral Society, is the largest jewelry show in the region, the only
rock, mineral and gem show in the region, and a great resource for the
school earth science curriculum at all levels. Offerings: National and
International Dealers with every type and quality of gem, finished jewelry
(costume to fine), beads, art objects, collector specimens (gems, minerals,
rocks, fossils, etc.), lapidary and jewelry materials and supplies.
Displays and Demonstrations. Children's "gem dig", "mining flume", and
presentations. Hourly drawings. Food service. Ample, convenient, FREE

$3.00 donation at the door, children under 5 - Free.
Contact: 256-534-8803

October 14 - 16, 2016
25th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society
Fri.   10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat.  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kerbela Temple, 315  Mimosa Ave, Knoxville, TN

Admission: $5 per person per day or 3 day pass for $8 per person
                       Children under 12 admitted FREE

 The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will have many vendors that offer great products including a wide variety of jewelry; rare fossil and mineral specimens; meteorites; gems of all colors shapes & sizes; lapidary & jewelry equipment; and much more.

For more information, contact Teresa Polly    teresapolly[]  

October 14 - 16, 2016
46th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana, Inc.

Alario Center
2000 Segnette Boulevard
Westwego LA 70094

Dates and Times:
Friday, October 14         10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, October 15    10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, October 16       10 AM to 4 PM

Adults: $6.00 for a 3-Day Pass
Students w/ID, Military w/ID and Members: $3.00
Scouts in Uniform Free
Children Under 12 Free

The 46th Annual New Orleans Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show presented by the Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana, Inc. at New Orleans, features ~20 dealers exhibiting precious gem stones, Louisiana opals, minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry. 
Members of the Society will be demonstrating jewelry making, cabochon cutting, and computer interpretation of seismic data and well logs applied to oil exploration.

Featured displays will include fluorescent minerals, dinosaur bones and cabochons made from ballast stones, a reminder of New Orleans early maritime history.
Specials for children include rock grab bags and “polish your own cabochons”.
The grand prize to be raffled will be a multi-colored stone swan sculpture carved in Brazil.

For information, email:  gemshow2016[]

October 15-16, 2016

Plant City, Florida
57th Annual Tampa Bay Mineral & Science Club Annual Show:
Hot Rocks, Cool Gems, Fabulous Jewelry
Saturday October 15:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday    October 16:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Strawberry Festival Expo Hall, 2301 W. Oak Avenue, Plant City, FL 33563
Adults $5; Military w/id $4; Youth & Students $4; under 12 free (with parent).
Discount coupon, visit our web site at

There will be live demonstrations including cabochon, 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 to shop for that special gift for the holidays.


Contact:              Kym Hoerr, President – kymjee4[]

                            Jerri Heer, Dealer Chair – jheerx6[]

October 22 & 23, 2016
Stuart FL
Annual Club Show
Sponsored by The St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club

Saturday Oct 23rd from 9-5
Sunday  Oct 24th  from 10-4

Martin County Fair Grounds
2116 Dixie Hwy
Stuart Fl 34996

Rocks, Minerals, Jewelry and Supplies for sale

Demonstrations and Displays by Club Members

for vendor information or more information contact show chairman
Marcia Robart 772-340-3841

email contact
November 12-13, 2016

Canaveral Mineral and Gem Society 42nd Annual Parade of Gems

Saturday, November 12   10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday,   November 13    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Featuring: Gemstones, Minerals, Jewelry, Fossils, Beads, Slabs, Books, Tools, Findings, Pearls, Live Demonstrations, Children's Activities, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Local Artisans, National Vendors, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Displays .
Contact.Show Chairman: Don McLamb Email: fdjmc{}

Location:  Mebourne Auditorium, 625 East Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL

Admission $4, Children under 12 free

November 11 - 13, 2016

The 27th Magnolia State Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society

Friday November 11, 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday November 12, 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday November 13, 10:00 - 5:00

Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Rd., Pascagoula, MS

gems; minerals; fossils; jewelry; and much more.  Two gold/silversmiths doing repairs, several demonstrators doing flintknappping; gold panning; faceting; cutting and polishing stones; beading; and chain making.  Meals and snacks available. Several educational exhibits. 

Admission is $3.00 for adults,  children 12 & under are free with adult.
3 day ticket available for $5.00

Contact Bill La Rue, 228 229 8781, wildbill2736[]  for information.

The society website is    

November 18 - 20, 2016

The Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society will hold its

49th  Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show

Fri.   Nov. 18, 10:00 - 6:00
Sat.  Nov. 19, 10:00 - 6:00
Sun. Nov. 20, 12:00 - 5:00

Jamil Temple
206 Jamil Rd.       
Columbia, SC 29210

Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale
Geodes sold & cut
Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations.
Lots of fun for the whole family.
South Carolina amethyst on display.
Sponsored by The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society
$5.00 for adults, Sixteen & under free with adult.
All military & their dependents free.
Sue Shrader   803-736-9317 
Dealers;  Sharon Sterrett  803-356-1472

November 19 - 20, 2016
West Palm Beach,  Florida
Always held the weekend before Thanksgiving

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc. Presents Our
Golden Anniversary 50th Annual
Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

Saturday (Nov. 19) 9am-6pm, Sunday (Nov. 20) 10am-5pm.
SExpo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds,
9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead 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.

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.

Admission $9, children under 12 free.  Visit website for $2 off coupon. 2 day admission $12.  Free Parking

Contact: Show Chairman Barbara Ringhiser,
Coupon available at :

November 25 - 27, 2016
Salem, VA
37th Annual Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society Show
Friday, Nov 25, 2015 - 2pm to 7pm
Saturday, Nov 26, 2015 - 10am to 6pm
Sunday, Nov 27, 2015 - Noon to 5pm

Salem Civic Center, 1001 Boulevard, Salem, VA 24153
Free Parking

Hobby related exhibitors, Fluorescent Mineral Display, Club Member
Displays, Geode Cutting, New this year is a video room showing gem and
mineral related videos all day

Admission is $5.00 ticket good for all three days
14 and under free with adult
Door prizes drawn hourly
Grand prizes drawn 4:30pm Sunday

For further info, CKWLT[]

December 2,3 and 4th 2016
Hudson, Florida
42nd Annual Rock and Mineral  Show

10-5 all three days                                                                                                                  
Withlacoochee Rockhounds, Inc.
Veterans Memorial Park
14333 Hicks, Road
Hudson, Fl. 34669
Educational Exhibits and Demonstrations
Entrance fee
Chairman: Ralph Barber (352) 200-6852
email: barbersbloomers[]

Dec 2,3 and 4, 2016
The 46th Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society

Garrett Coliseum
1555 Federal Drive
Montgomery, Alabama

Show Times:
Friday, December 2:  9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, December 3:  10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, December 4:  11 AM - 5 PM

$2/Adults or $3 for weekend pass
Free/18 & Under with student ID and 1 paid adult ticket.

Free Parking.

Free door prize ticket with each paid adult admission.

Dealers will have beads, crystals, geodes, rough, cabochons, gem stones,
finished jewelry, tools, supplies and mineral & fossil specimens. Club
members will display their individual collections and will give
demonstrations on gem and rock cutting, faceting, cabochon making, and

$1 Wheel of Fortune.

Web Site:!annual-gem-show

E-mail Contact: GemShow[]

December 10-11, 2016 

Franklin, TN
2nd weekend each December

Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, Fossil Show & Sale
Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society

Sat: 9AM to 6PM; Sun: 10AM to 5PM

Williamson County AgExpo Park,
4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN 37064
Exit I-65 at exit #61 (20 miles south of Nashville) and turn east onto Peytonsville Road.
Drive mile and turn left onto Long Lane and then right into AgExpo Park’s parking lot.

Classes, Speakers, Exhibits, Demostrations, Silent Auction, Hourly Door Prizes,  Grand Prize, and OVER 30 DEALERS

Beads, crystals, geodes, lapidary & faceting rough, slabs, cabochons, gem stones, finished jewelry, Native American jewelry, tools, supplies, mineral & fossil specimens, and stone carvings.

Admission $4 (2-Day Pass $6.00), students 18 and under $1, children under 12 free with adult.

For additional information and maps visit

Show contacts: Mardy Smith, Show Chair (show[]
Or Steve Henegar, Dealer Chair (show[]
Email contact: show[]

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