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of Mineralogical Societies, Inc.

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OCTOBER 5, 6 AND 7, 2018 (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 4:00 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 4:00PM
Grab bags and gem buckets for sluicing

Dealers interested in participating, please contact
Robert Winstanley, Show Chairman through the Club's Facebook page. (See link below)
Click here for Club Facebook page

October 11, 12,& 13 2019
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.

This is the largest jewelry show in the region and the ONLY rock, mineral, gem, and fossil show and sale.   National and International Dealers will have precious and semiprecious stones, beads, fossils, minerals, jewelry materials and equipment, and custom jewelry and art objects of every type and price.   Bring the whole family!   Kids can look for treasures in the mining flume, opening geodes, and much more!  There will be fascinating displays, demonstrations, hourly drawings, food service, FREE parking, and more.
The Southeast Federation meeting will be held in conjunction with this show.

Adults $3, $5 for a weekend pass
Primary and secondary students $1, under 5 Free.

Contact 256-534-8803.

October 20-22, 2017
26th 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: $6 per person per day or 3 day pass for $10 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 19 - 21, 2018
48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show
Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana, Inc.

Alario Center
2000 Segnette Boulevard
Westwego, LA 70094

Dates and Times:
Friday, October 19        10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, October 20    10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, October 21      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 and Children Under 12 Free

The 48th Annual New Orleans Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show,
Presented by the Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana, Inc. at New Orleans,
Features ~25 dealers exhibiting fossils, minerals, jewelry, Louisiana opal,
beads and cut gems.
Society members 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 and dinosaur bones.
Specials for children include (local!) rock grab bags, “polish your own cabochons”, and sifting for specimens.

The grand prize will be a multi-colored globe with polished stone countries.
There will also be hourly door prizes and a silent auction.

For information, email Levette at: gemshow2018[]

43rd Annual Club Show
October 26th and 27th 2019
Jewelry, Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Beads and More!!
Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4
St. Lucie County Civic Center
9221 S E Civic Center Place
Pt. St. Lucie, FL 34952
Show Contact Marcia Robart 772-340-3841 fmeal[]
Jenny Shibona jenshibona[]
November 2 - 3, 2019
60th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Lapidary Arts Show
Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club

Plant City Strawberry Festival Expo Center
303 N. Lemon Street
Plant City, Florida

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Adults $5; Military $4; Youth & Students $4; Under 12 free (with parent)
Visit our website at for admission discount coupon.

FREE Parking

Directions:  Visit our website at for directions.

The show is a 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, and cabochons. There will be live demonstrations including cabochon cutting, faceting, wire wrapping, gem trees, chainmaille and more.  Patrons can 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.

Contacts:     Jerri Heer – Dealer Chair - jheerx6[]
                      Norma Jackson – Advertising – fireweedarts[]

November 9-10, 2019

Canaveral Mineral and Gem Society 46th Annual Parade of Gems

Saturday, November 9   10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday,   November 10    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Featuring: 40+ dealers displaying & selling Jewelry, Gems, Minerals, Crystals, Fossils, Tools, Rocks & Slabs

Contact.Show Chairman: Don McLamb, CMGS President & Show Chairman

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

Admission $5, Children under 12 free

November 10 - 12, 2017

The 28th Magnolia State Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society

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

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

We will have 35+ vendors selling gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and more.  A gold/silversmith will be available for making repairs and setting stones. We will have several demonstrators showing flint knapping, faceting, cutting and polishing stones, beading, chain making and more.  There will be a sluice for screening gemstones and a kid’s corner where we will teach making gemstone trees. Meals and snacks will be available for purchase in our concession stand. Several educational exhibits will be on display. Come enjoy the fun and take home some treasures of you own!

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

Contacts: Bill La Rue 228-229-8781 wildbill2736[]
                  Barbi Beatty 228-238-9900 mgcgms[] 

The society website is    

November 16th-18th 2018
Marietta, GA
33rd Annual Show and Sale.
Always scheduled for the weekend prior to Thanksgiving

Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society

Friday 11/16: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 11/17: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 11/18: 10:00am-5:00pm

548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta GA 30060
Exit I-75 at Exit #263 and turn west onto Marietta Pkwy|SR 120 Loop. 
Drive 2 miles and turn left onto S Fairground St. and then immediately 
right to the Cobb Civic Center's parking lot.

Calling all collectors, artists, educators, formal/informal students of lapidary and rock hounds alike. Come immerse yourselves in a showcase of rocks, gemstones, minerals and fossils collected and sold all over the world!

Free admission and Free parking provide the option of a weekend of shopping, live lapidary and artisan demonstrations, mineral identification and instruction, the chance to buy and crack open your very own geode and much more. Be sure to listen for the hourly door prizes!

Contact information:  Mary Ingram  Show Chairman, 404-915-3588
Email: mandmingram[]

November 20-21, 2021
West Palm Beach,  Florida
54th annual gem, mineral, jewelry, bead and fossil show
Always held the weekend before Thanksgiving

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches
Sat: 9AM-6PM; Sun: 10-5PM
South Florida Fairgrounds, Expo Center East,
9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Over 70 dealers, Demonstrations, Exhibits, Geode Cracking, Gemstone Mining, Spin-the-Wheel Game, Kiddie Korner, Face & Rock Painting, Grand Prize Drawing, Door Prizes and several other drawings, Speakers, FREE Parking

Adults/Seniors $9; Children under 12 free; 2-day pass $14; see website for $1 off coupon

Show contact: Barbara Ringhiser, 561-585-2080
Email contact: bar5678[]

November 22 - 24, 2019

The Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society will hold its

52nd  Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show

Fri.   Nov. 22,     10:00 - 6:00
Sat.  Nov. 23,     10:00 - 6:00
Sun. Nov. 24,     12:00 - 5:00

Jamil Temple
206 Jamil Rd.       
Columbia, SC 29210
Exit 106 off I26

Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale
Geodes sold & cut
Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations.
Education 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. 3 day pass - $10
All military & their dependents free with ID
Sue Shrader   803-736-9317 
Dealers;  Sharon Sterrett  803-356-1472

November 29 - December 1, 2019
Mobile, AL
25th Annual Mobile Rock & Gem Society Show

Friday, November 29: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 30: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday December 26: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday & Saturday FREE admission after 5PM

ABBA Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Rd, Mobile, AL 36695

Many Wonderful Door Prizes
Admission: $4.00
Children 12 and under FREE with Adult

Raffle tickets $1.00, You do not have to be present to win
Drawing on Sunday 12/01/2019, 4:00 PM

30+ Vendors
Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Fossils and
Jewelry from around the World
Silent Auction, bid, bid again, WIN, New Auction every hour.

See our website:

November 23 - 25, 2018
Salem, VA
39th Annual Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society Show
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 - 2pm to 7pm
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 - 10am to 6pm
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 - 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 6, 7, & 8, 2019


he show is open from 9:00 AM until 5:00PM Friday and Saturday.
Sunday from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Admission: $3.00 adults, $1.00 teens, 12 and under FREE
Veterans Memorial Park,
14333 Hicks Rd.,
Hudson FL 34669.
Follow State Road 52 to Hicks Road, go north 2.5 miles
to Veterans Memorial Park

Minerals, Gemstones, Fossil, Handcrafted jewelry, Lapidary equipment,  Fluorescent minerals
Demonstrations, Educational displays, Children’s Activities, Lectures, Door prizes, Famous diamonds of the world
Replica of Aaron’s Breastplate

Show Information Judith Birx   352-587-1702

Check our website for vendor information and applications

Nov. 30, Dec 1 and 2, 2018
The 48th Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society

Garrett Coliseum
Show Times:
Friday, November 30: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, December 1: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, December 2: 11 AM - 5 PM

Garrett Coliseum
1555 Federal Drive
Montgomery, Alabama

$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 and cabochon making.

$1 Wheel of Fortune.

Web Site:
Click HERE for admission coupon

E-mail Contact: GemShow[]

DECEMBER 14 & 15, 2019 ( SAT.& SUN.)

2nd weekend each December
Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, Fossil Show & Sale
Presented by the Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society
Saturday: 9 AM TO 6 PM Sunday 10 AM TO 5 PM
Williamson County Ag Expo Park 4215 Long Lane Franklin, TN., 37064
Exit I-64 at exit 61 (20 miles south of Nashville) and turn east onto Peytonsville Road.
Drive mile and turn left onto Long Ln. and then right into AgExpo Park’s parking lot.

ADMISSION: Adults $5 (2-day pass $7), Students 18 and under $1.00,
                        Children under 12 with adult free
Over 30 Dealers plus classes, speakers, exhibits, demonstrations, silent auction, and door prizes hourly. Show features handmade silver, stone, and Native American jewelry, lapidary and faceting rough, slabs, fossils and mineral specimens, supplies, tools, and more.
Classes at the show:
All classes are on Saturday 12/14 and start at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Class information will be updated closer to the show.
For more information on the classes send email to: classes[]

For additional information and maps visit

Show contacts: Linda Cartwright, Show Chair (show[] or Steve Henegar, Dealer Chair (show[] Email: show[]

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