July 5-7—FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO:

Annual show; San Juan County Gem & Mineral Society; San Juan County Fair Grounds McGee Park, 41 Rd 5568; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Vendors offering specimens and materials, rock polishing, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Tory Bonner; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 5-7—RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: 

Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc.; North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5 (tickets are good for the entire weekend), and free admission for youth 16 and under; Vendors offer faceted gemstones, loose stones, beads and findings, rocks, fossils, and lapidary jewelry, demonstrations, displays, and jewelry repairs; contact Ellen White, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 642-2011; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 6-7—PINETOP, ARIZONA: 

Show and sale; White Mountain Gem and Mineral Club; Hon-Dah Casino and Resort, 777 Highway 260; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2.00, and free admission for children under 16; Show and sale of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, fluorescent tent, and activities for children; contact Gary Alves, PO Box 1707, St. Johns, AZ 85936, (928) 679-3644; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 6-7—ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: 

Annual show; Gem City Rock and Mineral Society; McDowell Intermediate High School, 3320 Caughey Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, seniors $3.50, free admission for children under 12; contact James Trimble, 109 miles Avenue, Girard , PA 16417, (814) 460-9299; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 13-14—RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: 

Annual show; Western Dakota Gem & Mineral Society; Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 2111 N Lacrosse St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; $4, free admission for children 12 and under; features vendors, speakers, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, and activities for children; contact Lori Green, PO Box 3620, Rapid City, SD 57709, (719) 207-1038; Email: [email protected]; Website



July 13-14—SYRACUSE, NEW YORK:

Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse, NY; Center of Progress Building New York State Fair, 575 State Fair Boulevard; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $7, free admission for children under 12 and scouts in uniform; More than 60 dealers, several demonstrators, displays, cracking geode opportunities, and activities for children; contact Dick Lyons, c/o GMSS P.O. Box 2801, Syracuse, NY; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 13-14—TULSA, OKLAHOMA: 

Annual show; Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society; Tulsa Fairgrounds-Exchange Center, 4145 E. 21st St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free admission for children 12 and under with paid adult admission; Vendors offering rocks, minerals, jewelry, fossils, beads, crystals, demonstrations, fluorescence room, and activities for children; contact Martha Rongey, 612 W. 120th St. S., Jenks, OK 74037, (918) 230-1094; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 13-14—MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA: 

Annual show; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club and the Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce; Riverside Arena, 20 Earl Ellens Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; free; 50th Annual Carlton County Gem & Mineral Club Agate Days, vendors offering minerals, fossils, jewelry and lapidary equipment, Clark Olsen Agate Stampede - 3 p.m. Saturday (400 pounds of agates, $400 quarters and $100 in half-dollars dumped on Elm Ave. among a truckload of gravel for a scramble game of finders-keepers; contact Lynn Svercl, 5559 Taft Road, Duluth, MN 55803, (218) 721-2679; Email: [email protected]

July 13-14—CASPER, WYOMING: 

Annual show; Natrona County Rockhounds; Ramkota Hotel, 800 North Poplar; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-2; Adults $3, free admission for children 12 and under; 73rd annual show, vendors offering a variety of rocks, gems, and minerals including Wyoming jade and Edwards Black jade, displays, and demonstrations: flint knapping, faceting, lapidary; contact Mac Goss; Email: [email protected]
July 19-20—MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Lakeland Gem and Mineral Club; Lakeland Union High School, 9573 State Highway 70; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5; free admission ; Show themes: Moonstone, Labradorite, and other Feldspars, more than 20 dealers offering a variety of specimens, demonstrations, displays, and raffle; contact Pattie Hartmann, WI 54521, (715) 477-2519; Email: [email protected]

July 19-21—VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: 

Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc; Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (tickets are good for the weekend), and free admission for youth 16 and under; Vendors offer loose stones, mineral specimens, fossils, lapidary jewelry, displays and demonstrations, and geode cutting by two local gem and mineral societies; contact Ellen White, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 642-2011; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 20-21—DARRINGTON, WASHINGTON: 

Annual Rock and Gem Show and Sale; Darrington Rock and Gem Club; Mansford Grange, 1265 Railroad Ave., Behind IGA; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Custom rock cutting, rock collecting maps, used tools, displays, demonstrations, dealer certificates, activities for children, and a collecting field trip planned for 11 a.m. Saturday; contact Ed Lehman, (425) 334-6282; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 20-21—FRANKFORT, NEW YORK: 

Annual show; Paradise Outfitters; Herkimer County Fairgrounds, 135 Cemetery Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, free admission for children 12 and under; 5th Annual Herkimer Diamond, Gem, and Mineral Show & Festival, vendors offering gems, minerals, crystals, and fossils, demonstrations, and displays; contact Billie Jo, (518) 568-2914; Email: [email protected]; Website



July 21-28—ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: 

16th Annual Western North Carolina Rockhound Roundup; Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association; Camp Stephens, 263 Clayton Road; daily 8:30-5; $40 for adults, free admission for children 12 and under; Participate in digs to local mines, visit the numerous gem and mineral shows in Franklin, North Carolina daily, and demonstrations; contact Richard Jacquot, PO Box 542, Leicester, NC 28748, 828-779-4501; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 24-28—FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: 

Annual show; Echo Valley Gem Show; Echo Valley Gem Show (across from GLW), 6456 Sylva Rd.; Wed. 9-6, Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6; free; Additional hours are 9am - 5pm on Sunday.; contact Damian; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 26-28—KEMMERER, WYOMING: 

Annual show; Fossil Basin Mineralogical Society; South Lincoln Training & Event Center, 215 HWY 233; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-4; $2 per person or $5 for family admission; contact don stuart, 403 Pearl St., Kemmerer, WY 83101; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 27-27—CANTON, SOUTH DAKOTA: 

Annual show; Sioux Empire Gem and Mineral Society (SEGAMS); Jack Fox Park, N Main; Sat. 9-2; free admission; The swap site is located in Jack Fox Park directly behind the Lincoln County Courthouse just off of Highway 18; contact Harlan Hoogeterp, 711 W 7th Street, Canton, SD 57013, (605) 214-4410; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 27-28—MATITUCK, NEW YORK: 

Annual show; L.I. Mineral & Geology Society; Mattituck High School, 15125 Main Road (Rte. 25); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free admission for children under 12; More than 30 vendors displaying minerals, gemstones, bead jewelry, fossils, on-site jewelry repair, geode cracking, beads and supplies; contact Karen Lotito, PO Box 209, Aquebogue, NY 11931; Email: [email protected]; Website

July 27-28—ESSEX JUNCTION, VERMONT: 

Annual show; Burlington Gem and Mineral Club; Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $4 adults (16-59), $3 seniors (60+), free admission for children under 16 with paying adult; Dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Christine Smart; Email: [email protected]; Website



 
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