Annual show; Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree; Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree, 6225 Sunburst Street; daily 9-6; FREE ADMISSION; club is located next to the world famous Joshua Tree National Park, features a number of vendors offering a variety of items; contact Wayne Hamilton, 6225 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760) 366-2915; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agriculture/Horticulturre Building, 1202 E. 38th Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults: $5.00 — ticket good all 3 days. Free admission for children under age 16.; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the country. Class available and gifts for the children.; contact Van Wimmer, Sr., 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153-8025, (540) 384-6047; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Jay Penn; Expo NM State Fairgrounds, 301 San Pedro Dr. NE, Creative Arts Bldg.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; 60 dealers offering mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, cabochons, beads, and fossils; contact Jay Penn, (505) 883-4195; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Gaston Gem, Mineral & Facetor's Club; Gaston County Park, HWY 279 Dallas-Cherryville HWY; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free admission; Minerals, fossils, cutting material, quality gemstones, wire wrapping, settings, geodes, jewelry, real working sluice, and activities for children; contact Bob Winstanley, 148 Hampshire Drive, Mooresville, NC 28115, (704) 577-3391; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Rock River Valley Geological Society; Jefferson County Fair Park, Jackson & Peurner Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free will offering; Dealers offering minerals, fossils, gemstones, demonstrations of faceting, wire wrapping and lapidary, and activities for children; contact Steven Streich, Steven's Rocks & Gifts, 134 Main Street, Marshall, WI 53559, (608) 655-1011; Email: [email protected]; Website

October 5-6—OMAHA, NEBRASKA: 

Annual show; Nebraska Mineral and Gem Club; Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors (12-18) $4, free admission for children under 12 with a paying adult; vendors offering gems, jewelry, and specimens, demonstrations and displays, carvings, activities for children, UNO/UNL scholarships; contact Tammy Jeannret, 7287 N Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402) 873-6515; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Marysville Rock and Gem Club; Totem Middle School - Gymnasium, 1605 7th Street NE; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission Free Parking; Rough, slabs, and polished cabs; minerals, fossils, tools, and lapidary equipment, jewelry, demonstrators, club displays, and activities for children; contact Brian Murril; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society; Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road; Sat. 10-5; adults $3, free admission for students with identification and children 13 and under accompanied by a paying adult; More than 22 vendors, 26 exhibitor displays, gold panning lessons, cave bear and other Pleistocene fossils on view, activities for children; contact Mitchell Frank Van Hecke, 14534 Mumford Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945, (530) 575-42; Email: [email protected]; Website

October 11-12—MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: 

32 Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 7-4, Sat. 7-4; $100 (entry fee and banquet meal); 2018 World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig, part of the 39th Annual Quartz, Quiltz, & Craftz Festival, for more information call Gail at the Chamber office number listed, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday. (R&G, please call GAIL for confirmation, at 870-867-2723, b/w 10am and 2pm M - F, only. These are normal Chamber business hours) ; contact Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, 124 US 270 W, PO Box 6, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870) 867-2723; Email: [email protected]; Website


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 good for the weekend), 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

October 11-13—MOAB , UTAH: 

Annual show; Moab Points & Pebbles; Old Spanish Trails Arena, 3641 S. Highway 191; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free; 60th Annual Show, vendors selling items related to lapidary arts, geology, rocks, gemstones, fossils, demonstrations, field trips, and activities for children; contact Jerry Hansen; Email: [email protected]


Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive (at Broadway); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $12, free admission for children under 12; the Fall Contra Costa Crystal Fair features more than 30 vendors carrying gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals, and beautiful crystals; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Huachuca Mineral And Gem Club; Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free; inside and outside vendors, handicapped accessible, free gemstone identification, geode sales and cutting, and activities for children; contact Maudie Bailey, 5036 S. San Carlos Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, (249) 154-1; Email: [email protected]

October 12-13—TOPEKA, KANSAS: 

Annual show; Topeka Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.; KS Expocentre Agricultural Hall, 17th & Topeka Blvd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, students (13-17) $1, free admission for children under child under 13 with paid adult admission; Show theme is -Many Shades of Turquoise- with a lecture each day lead by Greg Purdy, dealers offering rocks, lapidary supplies/equipment, jewelry and beads, 4-H geology club students displaying geology boxes for judging and demonstration; contact M. Mowry, 1934 SW 30th St, Topeka, KS 66611, (785) 267-2849; Email: [email protected]; Website

October 18-20—LEWISTON, IDAHO: 

Northwest Federation Show and Hells Canyon Gem Club Annual Show; Hells Canyon Gem Club; Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, 1229 Burrell Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $3 per day and $8 for a 3 day pass; wide variety of vendors, speakers, exhibits, silent, actives for children; contact Mary Lou Northrup, (208) 743-6944; Email: [email protected]; Website

October 18-20—FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: 

Annual show; Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors (55+) $3, students: $1, free admission for children 12 and under; Vendors offering gems, fossils, minerals, and lapidary jewelry, demonstrations, displays, fluorescent room, activities for children; contact Russell Greim; Website


Annual show; Woodland Hills Rock Chippers; First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way; Sat. 10-5; free; crafts, dealers, jewelry, dealers, minerals, rocks, silent auction, gold panning, displays, games, demos and geode cutting; contact Virginia Rotramel, 3598 Chestnut Dr., Norco, CA 92860, (951) 403-2634; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Woodland Hills Rock Chippers; First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way; Sat. 10-5; free; Displays, demonstrations, dealers offering gems, minerals, jewelry, rocks, fossils, and activities for children; contact Virginia Rotramel; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society; Springfield Expo Center, 635 East St Louis Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; adult $6, student $3, children under 12 $1; 52nd Annual Springfield Rock, Gem & Mineral Show will feature rock and mineral specimens, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, displays, speakers, and activities for children ; contact Mike Hackeson, 2131 West Republic Road, Box #35, Springfield, MO 65807, (417) 501-9690; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Kanawha Rock and Gem Club; So. Charleston Community Center, 601 Jefferson Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3.50, free admission for children under 12; a well selected group of dealers offering a wide variety of gems, minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry, activities for children; contact Robbin Maxwell, PO Box 4414, Clarksburg, WV 26302; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club; National Guard Training & Community Center, 8180 Belden Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, children $1, $5 for family admittance; Exhibitions, demonstrations, tailgate sales, vendors selling agates, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, and activities for children; contact Martha Miss, 8445 Grange Boulevard, Cottage Grove, MN 55016, (763) 717-1641; Email: [email protected]; Website

October 19-20—DES MOINES, IOWA: 

Show and sale; Des Moines Lapidary Society (DMLS); Iowa State Fairgrounds - Knapp Learning Center, 3000 East Grand Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, free admission for children 12 and under; Vendors offering gemstones, beads, silver, crystals, slabs, rough, minerals, fossils, lapidary tools, jewelry, demonstrations, displays, and activities for children; contact Show Committee; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.DMLapidary.org/OurShow

October 19-20—SEDONA, ARIZONA: 

Show and sale; Sedona Gem and Mineral Club; Sedona Red Rock High School, Hwy89A and Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, free admission for children under 12; contact Bill Schwartz, 75 Sheath Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336, (928) 203-0356; Email: [email protected]; Website

October 26-27—CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: 

Show and sale; Summit Lapidary Club and Akron Mineral Society; Emidio's Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors ( 55+) $4, children 7-14 $1.00, free admission for children 6 and under, and scouts and military in uniform ; 32 vendors presenting beads, gemstones, jewelry, minerals, rocks, and tools, among other items; demonstrations of lapidary arts, gem mine, silent auction, and activities for children; contact Evelyn Tryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd, Kent, OH 44240, 3306739664, 3306739664; Email: [email protected]

October 26-27—CANBY, OREGON: 

Annual show; Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club; Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 649 NE 4th Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Dealers offering slabs and bargain rocks, free fluorescent show, demonstrations, silent auction, displays, raffles, and activities for children; contact Bob Oblack; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Bellevue Rock Club; Vasa Park, 3560 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 20 dealers offering minerals, fossils, slabs, faceting rough, tools, activities for children ; contact Bruce Himko, PO Box 1851, Bellevue, WA 98009; Email: [email protected]; Website


Annual show; Oklahoma Mineral & Gem Society; State Fair Park, 608 Kiamichi Place, Modern Living Bldg.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, free admission for children under 12; More than 30 vendors offering minerals, gems, crystals, rough rock, fossils, and lapidary tools, demonstrations, exhibits, auction, and activities for children; contact Doug Pollitt, Oklahoma City, OK 73151, (405) 719-8477; Email: [email protected]; Website