July -August  27-4—SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: 

Annual show; Parkway Fire and Rescue; Parkway Fire and Rescue event grounds, 136 Majestic View; daily 9-6; free; 35th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show, a fundraising event for the Parkway Fire and Rescue unit, featuring more than 60 dealers with a variety of objects; contact Donna Collis, 136 Majestic View, Parkway Fire and Rescue show grounds, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828) 765-5519; Email: [email protected]; Website

August 1-4—SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA:

Annual show; Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce; NC Mineral & Gem Festival, 12121 Hwy 226 S; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12:30-5; adults $3, and free admission for children under 10 ; 60th anniversary celebration of one of the longest running and most popular gem shows in the country, shop for gems, minerals, fossils, finished jewelry and take in anniversary year exhibits; contact Patti Jensen, 11 Crystal Street, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828) 765-9033; Email: [email protected]; Website

August  2-4—NORTH BEND, OREGON: 

57th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Far West Lapidary; North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $1, free admission for children under 12; Vendors offering gemstones, rough and polished rocks, gemstones, jewelry, fluorescent display, demonstrations; contact Don Innes, (541) 396-5722; Email: [email protected]

August 2-4—PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: 

Annual show; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club; Findley Toyota Center, 3201 N. Main; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, seniors, veterans and students $4, free admission for children under 12 with a paid adult admission; More than 60 vendors from the Southwestern United States offering rough stones to fine jewelry, demonstrations, displays, fluorescence tent, activities for children; contact Melanie, 3201 N. Main, Findley Toyota Center (formerly PV Event Center), Prescott Valley, AZ 86314, (208) 818-2363; Email: [email protected]; Website

August  8-11—BUENA VISTA , COLORADO: 

Annual show; Buena Vista Contin-Tail Rock Gem & Mineral Show; Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds, CR 321 Gregg Dr.; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; free admission; more than 100 dealers with gems, minerals, jewelry, cabochons, beads, fossils, petrified wood, slabs, rough, and tools, equipment; contact Rachel Ford-Dingfield, Facebook; Website

August  9-10—SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 

Wholesale and retail show; Stone Crazy & Ampersand Gem & Jewelry; Rings & Things August Rocks, 304 E 2nd Ave, 2nd Floor Showroom; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5; free admission; The August Rocks event is being held in conjunction with Rings & Things Yearly Anniversary Sale, and features gems, minerals, crystals, finish and rough rocks and stones; contact Arla DeField; Email: [email protected]; Website



August  9-11—WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: 

Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc.; Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $10, free admission for children under 13 ; More than 200 vendors, special exhibit by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources Mineral Museum, lectures, mineral identification, activities for children; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; Email: [email protected]; Website

August  10-11—EDMOND, WASHINGTON: 

Summer Rock and Mineral Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club; Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th ST SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206) 714-3922, 2067143922; Email: [email protected]

August 10-11—WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: 

Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $12, free admission for children under 12 ; the Summer Contra Costa Crystal Fair features more than 30 dealers offering gems, jewelry, minerals, and crystals; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-78; Email: [email protected]; Website

August  10-11—GONZALES, LOUISIANA: 

Annual show; Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society; Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9030 South St. Landry Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, children (5-12) $3, $1 off admission for scouts in uniform, free admission for military personnel with identification; Vendors offering rock specimens, fossils, minerals, jewelry, equipment, demonstrations; contact Wanda Gawarecki, 5191 Hwy 19, Ethel, LA 70730, (225)6033870; Email: [email protected]; Website

August  16-18—LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: 

Wholesale and retail show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association; Lebanon County Fairgrounds and Expo, 80 Rocherty Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6 (discount coupon on site), free admission for children under 12; 22nd annual show, vendors from all over the world, exhibitions, displays, and an outdoor tailgate area; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 352, Monrovia, MD 21770, (301) 807-9745; Email: [email protected]; Website



August  16-18—PARRSBORO , NOVA SCOTIA: 

Show and sale; Cumberland Geological Society; Parrsboro Lions Recreation Center, 210 King Street ; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5:30; Adult $5, free admission for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult; 30+ vendors with a broad mix of earth treasures, specimens, jewelry supplies and tools, beads, tumbled stones, geological field trips; contact Sandra Tanner, 162 Two Islands Road, Parrsboro, NS B0M 1S0; Email: [email protected]; Website

August  17-17—SHELTON , WASHINGTON: 

Show and sale; Shelton Rock and Mineral Society; MCRA Park, 2100 E. Johns Prairie Rd; Sat. 9-5; free admission and parking; 10th Annual Tailgate and Swap, 30 vendors offering rocks, minerals, fossils and equipment for sale or swap; displays, and activities for children ; contact Susan Perault; Email: [email protected]; Website

August  17-18—TEHACHAPI, CALIFORNIA: 

Annual show; Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Society; Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 East 'F' St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free; Gems, minerals, rocks, and jewelry on offer, activities for children; contact Ronald Myrick, 105 Brentwood Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561, (661) 972-1117; Email: [email protected]; Website

August  17-18—BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: 

Annual show; Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Society; Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Daily $4, both days $6, free admission for children under 6; Vendors offering gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, beads, demonstrations, exhibits, activities for children; contact Del Glasner, 2009 Chelsy Dr, Benton, LA 71006, (318) 517-7372; Email: [email protected]; Website

August  23-24—TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA: 

Annual show; Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society; Tahlequah Community Center Building, 909 S. College Ave; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5; free; contact Elizabeth Spinks, PO Box 932, Tahlequah, OK 74465-0932

August  24-24—EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: 

5th Annual Rock Swap Meet; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Eau Claire County Expo Center - Outside , 5530 Lorch Avenue; Sat. 8-4; Free; shop and swap event, gems, minerals, and rock related equipment, swap spot $25 ; contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715) 834-5747; Email: [email protected]

August  24-25—CANTON, NEW YORK: 

Annual show; St. Lawrence County Rock and Mineral Club; Canton Recreational Pavilion, 90 Lincoln St., 9 Indian Head Trl.; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-3; $2 for adults; free admission for children 12 and under; contact William deLorraine, 1 Indian Head Trl, Gouverneur, NY 13642, (315) 287-4652; Email: [email protected]; Website

August  24-25—EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS: 

Annual show; Geology Section of Peoria Academy of Science; Eastside Centre, #1 East Side Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free; Vendors selling rocks, gems, fossils, and jewelry, demonstrations, fluorescence display, activities for children; contact Jim Travis, 2812 N. Peoria Ave., Peoria,, IL 61603; Email: [email protected]; Website




 
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