Annual show; Henderson County Gem & Mineral Society; Whitmire Center, 310 Lily Pond DR; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6, Mon. 9-6; adults $4.00 children under 12 free with adult; Exhibits, Demos, Vendors, Hourly door prizes; contact Diane M Lapp, 22 Foxmoor Ct, ETOWAH, NC 28729, (828) 775-8098; Email:; Website:

September 4-5—AUGUSTA, MAINE:

Annual show; Kennebec Rocks and Minerals; Augusta Armory, 240 Western Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $2; contact Ronald LePage, 37 May St., Watervillle, ME 04901, (816) 667-6; Email: ronlep!

September 10-12—BOWLING GREEN, OHIO:

Annual show; Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club; Pratt Pavilion, Wood County Fairgrounds , 13800 W Poe Rd; Fri. 12-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $6 adults, $12 three day pass; contact Jerri Heer, 9016 122nd Ave, Tampa, FL 33637, (419) 344-9999; Email:; Website:

September 10-12—GREENFIELD, INDIANA:

Annual show; 500 Earth Sciences Club; Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 620 North Apple Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; FREE; 44th Annual Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show Dealers and Swappers in Fossils, Minerals, Gems and Jewelry and Lapidary Equipment ... Plus Silent Auctions, Door Prizes and Much, Much, More! Kids Activities, Demonstrations, Educational Displays and Programs for All!; contact Tom Odom, 650 W. Henry Road, Kirklin, IN 46050, (765) 325-2690; Email:; Website:


Annual show; Forsyth Gem & Mineral Club; The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 421 West 27th Street , Education Building; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. Noon-5; Adults $3, free admission youth through grade 12 when accompanied by an adult ; Show theme: North Carolina Minerals and Gold. Nearly 30 dealers, demonstrations, displays, and activities for children.; contact Ken Reed; Website

September 10-19—DENVER, LOUISIANA:

Annual show; Eons Expos, RLLLP; National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street; daily 10-6; Free admission; Denver area largest show, with 100 tents outside and 400 dealers inside on both floors of the Main Building and on both levels of the adjacent Events Center; contact Lowell Carhart, 106 Horseguards Ave, Bossier City, LA 71111, (804) 291-6357; Email:; Website


Annual Fall Rock Show; Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association; Vern Burton Community Center, 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Kathy Schreiner, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360) 460-0827; Email:


Annual show; Danbury Mineralogical Society; New Milford High School cafeteria, 388 Danbury Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Students/Seniors $4, free admission for children under 11 and scouts in uniform; Wholesale room available with Tax ID.; contact Elizabeth Triano, NY, (845) 319-6089; Email:; "CANCELED"


Annual show; Mt. Baker Rock and Gem Club; Pioneer Pavillion, 2007 Cherry Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; vendors and displays; contact Wes Gannaway , (360) 384-4209; Email:; Website:


51st Gem and Mineral Show and Federation Meeting; Marcus Whitman Gem and Mineral Society of Walla Walla WA; Walla Walla County Fair Grounds, Community Center Building, 831 Orchard St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3 children free; Show has cases, federation cases, dealers, silent auction, kid’s area, raffle drawings and demonstrations.; contact Jack L. Edwards, (509) 520-1182; Email:

September 11-12—RENO, NEVADA:

Annual show; Reno Gem and Mineral Society ; 480 South Rock Blvd. Sparks, NV 89431, 4590 South Virginia Street, Reno Sparks Convention Center (New Location); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5.00 for everyone except kids under 12 free; 56th Annual Show with 40 educational display cases with numerous demonstrations and a silent auction every half hour. Door prizes and a Wheel of Fortune. Gold panning demonstrations, fluorescent minerals booth, and of course vendors from the region of finely selected gems, minerals, and tools.; contact Stephen Norman, 1653, Topeka Circle, Sparks, NV 89434, (177) 560-4782; Email:; Website


Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Society; Siloam Springs Community Building, 110 N. Mt. Olive St in Downtown; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 donation; Dealers in rocks, minerals, cabochons, fossils, finished jewelry, educational exhibit cases, live demonstrations, and activities for children.; contact DeLane Cox, 8152 Spanker Ridge Dr., Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 254-0894; Email:

September 17-19—MARIETTA, GEORGIA:

Annual show; Bellpoint; Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, free admission for children under 15 when accompanied by a paying adult ; Select dealers from near and far selling exquisite minerals, gems, jewelry, beads, rocks, geodes, healing stones, fossils, crystals ; contact Damian; Email:; Website

September 17-19—ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA:

Annual show; MAGMA, Jacquot & Son Mining; Camp Stephens, 263 Clayton Road; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; 14th annual gem, mineral and fossil show, dozens of vendors from across the U.S. offering gems, minerals, fossils, rocks, artifacts, meteorites, trinitite; contact Richard Jacquot, NC 28748, (828) 779-4501; Email:; Website:

September 17-19—LINCOLN, MISSOURI:

Annual show; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Inc.; Mike Hare Memorial Ballfield, Under the water tower; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; free admission; contact Kelly Blum, (816) 835-2044; Email:; Website

September 17-19—HOLLAND, MICHIGAN:

Annual show; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club; Soccer Stop Sportsplex, 5 River Hills Drive; Fri. 3-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3, free admission for children and students with ID; Theme: Canada's Mineral Treasures; vendors selling rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry; displays by the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, GVSU and Hope College; demonstrations and member displays; activities for children; contact Linda Winkelmann, 340 East 24th Street, Holland 49423, (616) 834-6651; Email:; Website:

September 17-19—PAYSON, ARIZONA:

Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club; Mazatzal Hotel and Casino, Mile Marker 251 Hwy 87; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $3, Ages 13 and under free; Club Displays and Silent Auction, Kids Education Corner, Vendors with Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Slabs, Jewelry, Lapidary Equipment, Specimen Rocks & Minerals, Rough Material; contact Rebecca Bagshaw, P.O. Box 1641, Payson, AZ 85547, (928) 476-3419; Email:; Website:

September 18-18—ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS:

Annual show; Rock River Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Odd Fellows Lodge, 6219 Forest Hills Rd.; Sat. 9:30-3:30; free admission; Outdoor Rock Swap, Rain or Shine — buy, sell, trade rocks, minerals, fossils & jewelry, activities for children and social distancing required; contact Duane Cushing, IL, (815) 218-5011; Email:; Website:

September 18-19—CHICO, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; Feather River Lapidary and Mineral Sociaty; Silver Dollar Fair Grounds, 2357 Fair St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $4, and free admission for children 16 and under; contact Manuel Garcia, 22331 Samson Ave., Corning, CA 96021, (530) 586-7052; Email:; Website:


Annual show; Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club; Mesa County Fair Grounds, 2785 US Highway 50; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Adults $5, children $3; 75 anniversary show—diamond celebration; contact Wayne Sims, 622 Glacier Dr., Grand Junction, CO 81507, (970) 516-3870; Email:

September 24-26—CLARKDALE, ARIZONA:

Annual show; Mingus Gem & Mineral Club; Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium, 19 N. Ninth Street; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free; The Semi-Annual Clarkdale Gem and Mineral Show and Sale. Wire-wrapping and geode-splitting demonstrations, agates, fossils, gems, beads, findings, cabochons, crystals, jewelry, unique gift item and so much more; mineral specimens for children 12 and under; Kids can play the Spin-n-Win Wheel.; contact Bill Hedglin; Email:; Website

September 24-26—JOPLIN, MISSOURI: 

Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society and Joplin Park & Recretion; Joplin Historical & Mineral Museum, 504 S. Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free admission; contact Christopher Wiseman, 504 S. Schifferdecker Ave., Joplin, MO 64801, (417) 623-1180; Email:; Website: Christopher Wiseman

September 25-26—NASHVILLE, INDIANA:

Annual show; Brown County Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.; Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free; Demonstrations on gold-panning by the SE Indiana Gold Club, flint-knapping by world-renowned artisan, Ed Mosher, wire-wrapping, lapidary demonstrations, and activities for children; contact Rhonda Dunn, 6033 S Poplar Grove Road, Columbus, IN 47201, (812) 320-6237; Email:; Website

September 25-26—LUBBOCK, TEXAS:

Annual show; Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, seniors $3, ages 6-12 $2, and free admission for children 5 an under; Vendors selling rough rock and minerals, fossils, lapidary tools; demonstrations and displays; silent auctions; and activities for children; contact Walter Beneze, PO Box 6371, Lubbock, TX 79493, (806) 797-5832; Email:; Website:


Annual show; Lakeside Gem and Mineral; Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 South Oak; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, free admission for children 12 and under with a paid adult; More than 40 collectors’ exhibits; gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers; demonstrations including cabochon fashioning, gemstone faceting, gem trees, sphere making, silversmithing, wire wrapping and jewelry fabrication; and activities for children; contact Larry Hulstrom, (509) 308-8312; Email: ; Website:


Annual show; Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club, Inc; Harrisburg Consistory, 2701 North Third Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, ($1 discount on each of 2 adult admission when presenting flyer or postcard), free admission for children 12 and under with a paying adult; Dealers offering rocks, fossils, minerals, and activities for children; contact Betsy Oberheim, 7952 Appalachian Tr. E, Harrisburg, PA 17112, (717) 439-6549; Email:; Website:


Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club; Dairy Building, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1694 Judson Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $4 Adults $2 Seniors Free 16 and Under; New Larger Location, New Date. Rock Identification, Demonstrations, Vendors, Kids Corner, Exhibits, Food Trucks - September in Minnesota is Awesome, Come & Join Us!; contact Earl Netwal, 1694 Judson Ave, MN; Email:; Website:

September 25-26—SPRINGFIELD, OREGON:

63nd Annual Rock and Mineral Show; Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club; Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3; free - donations appreciated; Snack Bar *Kid’s Corner *Arrowhead Napping Demos *Free Parking *Grab Bags *Jewelry *Rocks *Minerals *Silent Auction *Door Prizes *Rock Shop Tours Children get a free rock. Proceeds go toward a $750 Scholarship for a Springfield student ; contact Dean Burkhart , , (541) 744-1919; Email:

September 25-26—LIVERPOOL, NEW YORK:

Retail show; Syracuse Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.; Holiday Inn (Changing to Ramada Inn effective July 1st.), 441 Electronics Parkway (Exit 37 of New York State Thruway); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $5.00 Adults. Children under 12 free with an adult. Scouts in uniform free.; This is a mini show replacing our annual show in July which is at the New York State Fairgrounds.; contact Cheryl Brown, c/o GMSS P. O. Box 2801 , Syracuse, NY 13220; Email:; Website:

September 25-26—SANFORD, FLORIDA:

Show and sale; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society, Inc; 6100 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32809, Sanford Civic Center, 401 E. Seminole Blvd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, Kids $2, Scouts in uniform Free; Offering: minerals, rocks, fossils, beads, gemstones, hand crafted cabochons, etc. Hosing silent auction, door prizes and family activities.; contact Salvatore Sansone, 6100 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 190A, Orlando, FL 32809, (321) 278-9294; Email:; Website:

September 25-26—IRVINE, KENTUCKY:

Show and sale; Southeast KY Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Club; Estill Co. Fairgrounds, Hwy. 89, 38 South Irvine Road; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-3; Free admission; contact Francine Bonny, P.O. Box 121, Irvine, KY 40336, (859) 200-46; Email:

September 25-26—BENNINGTON, VERMONT:

Annual show; SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT MINERAL CLUB; Grace Christian School, Kocher Drive; Sat. 10-3, Sun. 10-3; Adults $5. Kids Free; contact Bill Cotrofeld, P.O. Box 235, East Arlington, VT 05252, (802) 375-6782; Email:; Website: Bill Cotrofeld