#Gemshows – Retail and Wholesale Gem & Mineral Shows

by Robyn Hawk on January 29, 2014

Opal Beads from Magpie Gemstones
http://www.magpiegemstones.com/

February 2014

1-28QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Desert Gardens RV Park; Desert Gardens RV Park; 1064 Kuehn St., I-10 Exit 17; Daily 10-6; free admission; Arkansas quartz crystals, rough and polished minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, lapidary equipment; contact Sharon (manager), 1055 Kuehn St., Quartzsite, AZ 85346, (928) 927-6361; e-mail: info@desertgardensrvpark.net; Web site: www.desertgardensrvpark.net
1-28QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Desert Gardens Holdings LLC; Desert Gardens Show Grounds; 1055 Kuehn Rd.; Daily 9-5; free admission; hundreds of dealers; contact Dennis Kuehl, 1055 Kuehn Rd., PO Box 2818, Quartzsite, AZ 85346, (623) 606-0053; e-mail: cad53148@yahoo.com; Web site: desertgardensrvpark.net
30-16TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Eons Expos; Tucson 22nd Street Show; intersection of I-10 and 22nd Street; Daily 9-6; free admission; minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gems, jewelry, rough rock; contact Christine Perner, 38 Fox Ridge Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871, (516) 818-1228; e-mail: Christine@EonsExpos.com; Web site: www.22ndStreetShow.com
31-2PROVO, UTAH: Annual show; Gem Faire Inc.; Utah Valley Convention Center; 220 W. Center St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com
31-16TUCSON, ARIZONA: Miners Co-op Rock Show; independent miners; Kino Sports Complex; 6107 N. Travel Center Dr.; Daily 9:30-5:30; free admission; outdoor show, dealers, jewelry designers and artists, rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry and lapidary supplies; contact Bob Scholl, 6675 Old Ridge Rd., Fairview, PA 16415, (307) 714-0160; e-mail: bob@reallyoldrocks.com; Web site: www.tucsonrockgemmineralshow.com

1-2DULUTH, GEORGIA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Gwinnett Center-Grand Ballroom; 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com
1-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC; Hotel Tucson City Center; 475 N. Granada; Daily 10-6; free admission; 300 dealers, Gallery of Artists displays; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com
1-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions LLC; Ramada Ltd.; 665 N. Freeway; Daily 10-6; free admission; fossil dealers and displays; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com
1-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC; Mineral & Fossil Marketplace; 1333 N. Oracle; Daily 10-6; free admission; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com
7-9ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Placer County Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-11) free; jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com
7-10TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual Westward Look Show; Fine Mineral Shows; Westward Look Resort; 245 E. Ina Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-5; free admission; Al and Sue Liebetrau collection display; contact Dave Waisman, Fine Mineral Shows, PO Box 8543, Spokane, WA 99203, (509) 998-5987; e-mail: dave@finemineralshow.com; Web site: www.finemineralshow.com
8-9BEREA, OHIO: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Cuyahoga Fairgrounds-Multi-Purpose Bldg. 25; 164 Eastland Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com
8-9MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA: 37th Annual Symphony of Gemstones; Central Brevard Rock & Gem Club; Kiwanis Island Recreation Center; 951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), children (12 and under) free; minerals, gems, fossils, beads, jewelry, demonstrations, kids' sluice, door prizes, grand prize, showcase displays; contact Roz Mestre, PO Box 542742, Merritt Island, FL 32954, (321) 431-0159; Web site: www.centralbrevardgems.org
8-9OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Whidbey Island Gem Club; Oak Harbor Senior Center; 51 SE Jerome St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; member exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, rough and finished rock and gems, slabs, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, spinning wheel; contact Keith Ludemann, (360) 675-1837; e-mail: rock9@whidbey.net
13-16TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Tucson Gem & Mineral Society; Tucson Convention Center; 260 S. Church Ave.; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $10, seniors and active military get $2 off on Fri., children (under 14) free; contact TGMS Staff, PO Box 42588, Tucson, AZ 85733, (520) 322-6031; e-mail: tgms@tgms.org; Web site: www.tgms.org
14-16KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Cabin Fever Productions, Inc.; Kirkwood Community Center; 111 S. Geyer Rd.; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults (19-61) $3, seniors (62+) and students (13-18) $2, children (12 & under) free; rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gems, on-site wire wrapping, daily attendance prizes; contact Bruce Vick, 1801 Barbary Way, Swansea, IL 62226, (618) 973-7222; e-mail: cabinfeverprod@aol.com; Web site: www.cabinfeverprod.com
14-16PORTLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Oregon Agate & Mineral Society; OMSI; 1945 SE Water Ave.; Fri. 9:30-5:30, Sat. 9:30-5:30, Sun. 9:30-5:30; free admission; contact Sonia Watt, 4821 Grant St., Portland, OR 97215; e-mail: soniawatt@yahoo.com
14-16QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: 1st Quartzsite Gold, Treasure and Craft Show; Quartzsite Improvement Association, Miners Depot, Natures' Nuggets, Quartzsite Metal Detector Club; QIA Bldg.; 235 E. Ironwood St.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children free; dealers, Quartzsite Metal Detector Club hunt, gold panning contest, speakers, author table, demonstrations, metal detecting and prospecting equipment Q&A; contact Richard Trusty, PO Box 4051, Quartzsite, AZ 85359-4051, (928) 927-5479; e-mail: QuartzsiteGoldShow@gmail.com; Web site: QuartzsiteAZGoldshow.com
14-23INDIO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society; Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival; Gem & Mineral Bldg., Bldg, #1, 46-350 Arabia St.; Daily 10-10; adults $8, seniors $7, children $6; more than 100 display, lapidary demonstrations, free rocks for kids, dealers; contact Bert Grisham, 1029 N. 8th St., Banning, CA 92220, (951) 849-1674; e-mail: bert67@verizon.net
15-16ALBANY, NEW YORK: Annual show; Capital District Mineral Club; New York State Museum; Empire Plaza, 260 Madison Ave.; Daily 10-5; adults $5, children free; guided museum mineral gallery tours; contact Michael Hawkins, 3140 CEC, Albany, NY 12230, (518) 486-2011; e-mail: mhawkins@mail.nysed.gov
15-16ANTIOCH, CONNECTICUT: Annual show; Antioch Lapidary Club; CC County Fairgrounds; 1201 W. 10th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, children (12 and under), active military with ID, and Scouts in uniform free; jewelry, gems, findings, supplies, silent auction, exhibits, hands-on projects for kids; contact Brenda Miguel, 800 Bluerock Dr., Antioch, CA 94509, (925) 301-6957; e-mail: brenda.miguel@yahoo.com; Web site: www.antiochlapidaryclub.com
15-16NILES, ILLINOIS: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; White Eagle Banquets-Allison Room; 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sat. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com
15-16PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi Plains Gem & Mineral Society; Ollie Liner Center; Business I-27S; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children $1; silent auction, kids' wheel, hourly door prizes, grand prize, beads, rocks of all kinds, geode cutting, silversmithing, demonstrations, wire wrapping, sphere shaping, faceting; contact Josephine Macha, 2298 FM 788, Plainview, TX 79072, (806) 293-8572; e-mail: josefcmacha@aol.com
21-23INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Retail show; Indiana State Museum; Indiana State Museum; 650 W. Washington St.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $10, seniors $9, children $5.50; dealers, adult and kids' activities; contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-7172; e-mail: pfisherkeller@indianamuseum.org; Web site: www.indianamuseum.org
21-23SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com
21-23VERO BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society; Vero Beach Community Center; 2266 14th Ave.; Fri. 12-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3 ($1 off with this notice), children (under 12) free; faceted gems, cabochons, gold and silver jewelry, rough slabs, faceting material, beads, craft supplies, hourly drawing; contact David Wayment, PO Box 531, Vero Beach, FL 32961-0531
22LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society; First Presbyterian Church; 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.; Sat. 9-4:30; adults $3, students, children and teachers free; door prizes, Spin & Win Mineral Wheel, kids' Treasure Dig, demonstrations, educational displays, silent and Chinese auctions, more than 30 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, hobby supplies, lapidary demonstrations, wire wrapping, cabochon making; contact Kim Price, PO Box 2054, Auburndale, FL 33823, (863) 412-9156; e-mail: IBVGMFS@gmail.com; Web site: www.bonevalley.net
22-23BOISE, IDAHO: Annual show; Idaho Gem Club; Expo Idaho; 5610 Glenwood; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; contact Brent Smith, (208) 342-1151; e-mail: rocksbybrent@gmail.com
22-23JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society; Mississippi Trade Mart; State Fairgrounds; Sat. 9-6; adults $5, students $3; dealers, gems, fossils, minerals, beads, jewelry, demonstrators, faceting, flint knapping, wire wrapping; contact Keith Peacock, 176 Tazan Ave., Florence, MS 39073, (601) 863-6535
22-23LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Friends of the NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum; New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum; 4100 Dripping Springs Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (under 2) free; gems, jewels, raw stones, finished stones; contact Diane McMellen, PO Box 15150, Las Cruces, NM 88004, (575) 522-1232; e-mail: diane@helpinghandsevents.com; Web site: www.lcmuseumrocks.com
22-23MESA, ARIZONA: 48th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show; Apache Junction Rock & Gem Club; Skyline High School; 845 S. Crismon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children free; dealers, jewelry, gems, cabochons, beads, rocks, specimens, slabs, fossils, lapidary equipment and supplies, door prizes, silent auction, gem tree-making activity, wheel-of-rocks, raffle; contact Katy Tunnicliff, (918) 440-9152; e-mail: katydidnt2007@gmail.com; Web site: www.ajrockclub.com
22-23MESA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Apache Junction Rock & Gem Club; Skyline High School; 845 S. Crismon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children free; dealers, handmade jewelry, gems, beads, opals, cabochons, fossils, slabs, rocks, lapidary equipment and supplies, hourly door prizes, silent auction, gem tree-making, Wheel-of-Rocks, raffle; contact Katy Tunnicliff, (918) 440-9152; e-mail: katydidnt2007@gmail.com; Web site: www.ajrockclub.com
22-23PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; David L. Lawrence Convention Center-Hall D; 1000 Fort Dusquesne Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com
28-2COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com
Photo Credit:  Szarka, Magpie Gemstones http://www.magpiegemstones.com/
Information via MJSA and Rock & Gem

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