A calendar of mineral shows

gem shows, fossil shows, symposiums, and other events of interest to the mineralogical community

Mineral show calendar last updated: 28 September 2014

Contact mineralfest@aol.com if you would like your club's show listed.

30 January - 16 February 2014: Tucson 22nd Street Show - Tucson, Arizona

Minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gems, and jewelry

60,000 square feet of exhibitor space; 180 dealers

Corner of I-10 & 22nd Street

14-16 February 2014: Kirkwood, Missouri

Annual Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show

Organized by: Cabin Fever Productions

Kirkwood Community Center (111 South Geyer Road)

15-16 February 2014: Albany, New York

21st Annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale

Organized by: Capital District Mineral Club and the New York State Academy of Mineralogy

New York State Museum (Empire State Plaza on Madison Avenue)

21-23 February 2014: GeoFest - Indianapolis, Indiana

12th Annual Indiana State Museum Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show

Organized by: Indiana State Museum

Indiana State Museum (650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis)

22 February 2014: Lakeland, Florida

Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

Organized by: Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society

First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland (175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive)

22-23 February 2014: Mesa, Arizona

48th Annual Jewelry, Gem & Rock Show

Organized by: Apache Junction Rock & Gem Club

Skyline High School (845 South Crismon Road)

1-2 March 2014: Newark, Delaware

51st Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Organized by: Delaware Mineralogical Society

Delaware Technical & Community College (400 Stanton-Christiana Road)

Theme: Associated Minerals and Mineral Pairs

7-9 March 2014: Kansas City, Missouri

53rd Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Organized by: Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City

KCI Expo Center (11730 NW Ambassador Drive)

8 March 2014: Upper Marlboro, Maryland

24th Annual Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show

Organized by: Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club

Show Place Arena (14900 Pennsylvania Avenue)

8-9 March 2014: Clifton, New Jersey

25th Annual North Jersey Gem & Mineral Show

Organized by: North Jersey Mineralogical Society

Pope John Paul II Center (775 Valley Road)

14-16 March 2014: Jackson, Michigan

Michigan Gem & Mineral Society 52nd Annual Show

Organized by: Michigan Gem & Mineral Society

Jackson County Fairgrounds - American One Event Center (200 West Ganson)

14-16 March 2014: Rome, Georgia

35th Annual Valley and Ridge Gem and Mineral Show

Organized by: Rome Georgia Mineral Society

The Forum (2 Government Plaza)

15-16 March 2014: Gaithersburg, Maryland

50th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

Organized by: Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County, Maryland

Montgomery County Fairgrounds (16 Chestnut Street)

15-16 March 2014: Wheaton, Illinois

2014 ESCONI Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

Organized by: Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois

Dupage County Fairgrounds (2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton)

22-23 March 2014: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

36th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Organized by: Franklin County Rock & Mineral Club

Hamilton Heights Elementary School (1589 Johnson Road)

22-23 March 2014: Sayre, Pennsylvania

45th Annual Rock & Mineral Show

Organized by: Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club

Athens Township Volunteer Fire Hall (211 Herrick Avenue)

22-23 March 2014: Hamburg, New York

46th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show

Organized by: Buffalo Geological Society

Show theme: Lapidary: The Magic of Cut Stones

Erie County Fairgrounds (Marketplace and Grange Buildings)

22-23 March 2014: Des Plaines, Illinois (Chicago area)

49th Annual Jewelry, Gem, Fossil, Mineral and Lapidary Arts Show

Organized by: Des Plaines Valley Geological Society

Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center (2222 Birch Street)

29-30 March 2014: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Philadelphia Mineral Treasures and Fossil Fair

Organized by: Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and Delaware Valley Paleontological Society

LuLu Temple (5140 Butler Pike)

29-30 March 2014: Northampton, Massachusetts

Western Mass Mineral Jewelry & Fossil Show

Organized by: Connecticut Valley Mineral Club

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center (1 Atwood Drive, Northampton)

29-30 March 2014: Hellertown, Pennsylvania

44th Annual Gem and Mineral Show

Organized by: Saucon Valley Lions Club

Saucon Valley High School

4-6 April 2014: Orlando, Florida

Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show

Organized by: Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society

Florida National Guard Armory (2809 South Fern Creek Avenue)

5 April 2014: Portland, Oregon

38th Annual Gemstone and Jewelry Auction

Organized by: Columbia-Willamette Faceter's Guild

Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Highway)

5-6 April 2014: Orange, Connecticut

41st Annual Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show

Organized by: The New Haven Mineral Club

Amity Regional Middle School (100 Ohman Avenue)

5-6 April 2014: Johnson City, New York

45th NYST Geology Club Mineral & Fossil Show

Organized by: New York Southern Tier Geology Club

Johnson City Senior Center (30 Brocton Avenue)

5-6 April 2014: Columbus, Ohio

40th Annual Central Ohio Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

Organized by: Columbus Rock & Mineral Society and the Licking County Rock & Mineral Society

New location: Northland Performing Arts Center (4411 Tamarack Boulevard)

Theme: Diggin' Ohio

5-6 April 2014: Dothan, Alabama

7th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Organized by: Dothan Gem & Mineral Club

New location: Houston County Farm Center (1701 East Cottonwood Road, Dothan)

11-13 April 2014: NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show - Edison, New Jersey

2014 NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

350 to 400 exhibitor booths with minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gems, jewelry, gold, silver, turquoise

Special exhibit: The Best of the Best of the Northeast

New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center (97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison)

11-13 April 2014: Portland, Oregon

57th Annual Rock and Gem Show

Organized by: Mt. Hood Rock Club

Kliever Memorial Armory (10000 NE 33rd Drive)

12-13 April 2014: Abilene, Texas

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Organized by: Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society

Abilene Civic Center (1100 North 6th Street)

18-19 April 2014: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

North Museum Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Show

Organized by: North Museum of Natural History and Science

Farm and Home Center (1383 Arcadia Road)

24-27 April 2014: Rochester, New York

41st Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

Organized by: Rochester Academy of Science, Mineral Section

Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport (175 Jefferson Road)

26 April 2014: Sterling Hill Super Dig - Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Sterling Hill Super Dig 2014

Organized by: Sterling Hill Mining Museum and Delaware Valley Earth Science Society

Sterling Hill Mining Museum (30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg)

26-27 April 2014: Franklin, New Jersey

42nd Annual New Jersey Earth Science Association Gem & Mineral Show

Organized by: Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society and the New Jersey Earth Science Association and Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Franklin Borough School  (50 Washington Avenue, Franklin)

Indoor / outdoor

26-27 April 2014: West Mifflin, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh area)

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

Organized by: The Monongahela Rockhounds

Skyview Hall, West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Company #4 (660 Noble Drive)

3-4 May 2014: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Treasures of the Earth: 11th Annual Show and Sale

Organized by: The Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Oblates of St. Joseph (1880 Highway 315)

3-4 May 2014: Topsfield, Massachusetts

51st Annual New England Gem & Mineral Show

Organized by: North Shore Rock & Mineral Club

Topsfield Fairgrounds (Route 1 North)

3-4 May 2014: Geofair 2014 - Cincinnati, Ohio

49th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show of Greater Cincinnati

Organized by: Cincinnati Mineral Society and Dry Dredgers

Cincinnati Gardens (2250 East Seymour Avenue)

Theme: Fossils and Minerals from Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana

17-18 May 2014: Leesport, Pennsylvania

46th Annual World of Gems and Minerals: Gemstone, Jewelry, Bead, Mineral and Fossil Show

Organized by: Berks Mineralogical Society

Leesport Farmer's Market (Route 61)

17-18 May 2014: Mays Landing, New Jersey

Annual Spring Rock, Gem & Mineral Show

Organized by: Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds

2641 Cologne Avenue

24 May 2014: Towson, Maryland

25th Annual Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Show

Organized by: Chesapeake Gem and Mineral Society

Ruhl Armory (1035 York Road)

24-25 May 2014: Wheaton, Illinois

38th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show – Retail and Wholesale

Organized by: Chicagoland Gem & Mineral Association

DuPage County Fairgrounds (2015 W. Manchester Road)

31 May - 1 June 2014: Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Annual Spring Outdoor Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show & Swap

Organized by: North Jersey Mineralogical Society

New location: Sterling Hill Mining Museum (30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg)

7 June 2014: Spring Mineralfest - Macungie, Pennsylvania

62nd semi-annual Mineralfest

Organized by: Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association

Macungie Memorial Park (Poplar Street)

Indoor / outdoor

7 June 2014: Kent, Connecticut

12th Annual Mineral, Gem, and Jewelry Show

Organized by the Danbury Mineralogical Society and the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association

Museum grounds of the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association (1 mile north of Kent on Route 7)

14 June 2014: Skokie, Illinois

3rd Annual Rock Swap

Organized by: Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society

St. Peter's United Church of Christ (8013 Laramie Avenue, across the street from the public library on Oakton)

28-29 June 2014: Culver City, California

53rd Annual Fiesta of Gems

Organized by: Culver City Rock and Mineral Club

Veterans Memorial Auditorium (4117 Overland Boulevard)

4-6 July 2014: Farmington, New Mexico

1st Annual Gem & Jewelry Show

Organized by: Catholic Charities of San Juan County, New Mexico

119 W. Broadway, Farmington

11-13 July 2014: Tulsa, Oklahoma

2014 AFMS / RMFMS Convention & Show

Organized by: Tulsa Rock & Mineral Society

Central Park Hall, Tulsa Fairgrounds (4145 E 21st Street, Tulsa)

Theme: Rocks and Gems of the Indian Territory

12-13 July 2014: Syracuse, New York

48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show

Organized by: Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse

SRC Arena and Event Center at Onondaga Community College (4585 West Seneca Turnpike)

Theme: Minerals & Fossils of the Lockport Formation

12-13 July 2014: Casper, Wyoming

Gem & Mineral Show

Organized by: Natrona County Rockhounds and Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Society

Parkway Plaza (123 West E Street)

26-27 July 2014: Mattituck, Long Island, New York

34th Annual Mineral, Gem, Fossil & Jewelry Show

Organized by: Long Island Mineral and Geology Society

Mattituck High School (15125 Main Road)

26-27 July 2014: South Burlington, Vermont

35th Annual Champlain Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Organized by: Burlington Gem & Mineral Club

Tuttle Middle School (500 Dorset Street)

Theme: New Hampshire Minerals Featuring the Palermo Mine

2 August 2014: Morristown, New Jersey

20th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Sale

Organized by: Morris Museum Mineralogical Society

Delbarton School

16 August 2014: Shelton, Washington

5th Annual Tailgate Rock Sale and Swap Meet

Organized by: Shelton Rock and Mineral Society

Shelton Soccer Park (2102 E. Johns Prairie Road)

22-24 August 2014: South Bend, Indiana

51st Annual Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral Show and Sale

Organized by: Michiana Gem and Mineral Society

St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds - Esther Singer Building (5177 South Ironwood Road)

5-7 September 2014: Orlando, Florida

Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show

Organized by: Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society

Florida National Guard Armory (2809 South Fern Creek Avenue)

central penn

6-14 September 2014: Denver Coliseum Gem Show - Denver, Colorado

2014 Denver Coliseum Gem Show

Minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gems, jewelry, gold, silver, turquoise and more

Denver Coliseum (4600 Humboldt Street)

20-21 September 2014: Poughkeepsie, New York

45th annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil Show & Sale

Organized by: Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society

Gold's Gym & Family Sports Complex (258 Titusville Road)

Theme: Prospecting for Mineral Treasure in New York

27 September 2014: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Third Annual Tailgate Sale and Swap - rocks, minerals, jewelry, lapidary equipment

Organized by: Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society

St. Michael Lutheran Church (7211 Oakland Drive, Portage, Michigan)

27-28 September 2014: Franklin, New Jersey

58th Annual Franklin-Sterling Hill Mineral, Gem, and Jewelry Show

Organized by: Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society and the Franklin Mineral Museum

Franklin Borough School  (50 Washington Avenue, Franklin)

Indoor / outdoor

Upcoming Shows

4 October 2014: Autumn Mineralfest - Macungie, Pennsylvania

63rd semi-annual Mineralfest

Organized by: Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association

Macungie Memorial Park (Poplar Street)

Indoor / outdoor

10-12 October 2014: Hillsboro, Oregon (Portland area)

34th Annual Portland Regional Rock and Mineral Show

Organized by: Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Show Association

Washington County Fair Complex (873 NE 34th Avenue, Hillsboro)

10-12 October 2014: Warren, Michigan (Detroit area)

70th Annual Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show

Organized by: Michigan Mineralogical Society

Macomb Community College Expo Center, South Campus (12 Mile Road & Hayes Road)

10-12 October 2014: Wausau, Wisconsin

8th Annual Wausau Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show

East Gate Hall, Marathon Park (2101 Stewart Avenue, Wausau)

18-19 October 2014: Bristol, Connecticut

42nd Annual Gem and Mineral Show

Organized by: Bristol Gem & Mineral Club

Beals Community Center (240 Stafford Avenue - just off Route 6 near Stephens AutoMall)

18-19 October 2014: Chicago Heights, Illinois

Annual Rock, Mineral, Jewelry, Gem and Fossil Show

Organized by: South Suburban Earth Science Club and Prairie State College Natural Science Department

Prairie State College gymnasium (202 South Halsted Street)

18-19 October 2014: Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Annual Autumn Outdoor Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show & Swap

Organized by: North Jersey Mineralogical Society

Sterling Hill Mining Museum (30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg)

24-26 October 2014: Glen Rose, Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth Area)

Fossilmania XXXII

Organized by: Dallas Paleontological Society

Somervell County Expo Center (Highway 67 at Gibbs Boulevard)

25 October 2014: Ultraviolation - Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

25th annual fluorescent-only mineral show / swap / sell ("If your rocks don't glow, you're at the wrong show")

Organized by: Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County

First United Methodist Church (840 Trenton Road)

25-26 October 2014: Rochester, New York

42nd Annual Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewlery & Fossil Show & Sale

Organized by: Rochester Lapidary Society

The Main Street Armory (900 East Main Street, Rochester)

1-2 November 2014: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Friends of Mineralogy (PA Chapter) Symposium & Field Trip

Organized by: Friends of Mineralogy (PA Chapter)

Location: Franklin & Marshall College

1-2 November 2014: Gemarama - Exton, Pennsylvania

Gemarama 2014: 45th Annual Gem Show

Organized by: Tuscarora Lapidary Society

CFS, The School at Church Farm  (north side of Business Route 30, half-mile west of Frazer)

1-2 November 2014: Plant City, Florida (Tampa Bay area)

54th Annual Gem and Mineral Show

Organized by: Tampa Bay Mineral & Science Club

Strawberry Festival Expo Center (2301 W. Oak Avenue)

1-2 November 2014: Midland, Michigan

20th Annual Rock Show

Organized by: Mid-Michigan Rock Club

Midland Resort Hotel & Convention Center (1500 W. Wackerly Street)

1-2 November 2014: Stuart, Florida

36th Annual Gem and Mineral Show

Organized by: St. Lucie County Rock & Gem Club

Martin County Fairgrounds (2616 SE Dixie Highway, Stuart)

15-16 November 2014: Round Rock, Texas

24th Annual Fossil Fest

Organized by: Paleontological Society of Austin

Old Settlers Association Main Hall (3300 Palm Valley Boulevard)

Theme: Discover Ice Age Texas!

21-23 November 2014: Columbia, South Carolina

47th Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show

Organized by: Columbia Gem & Mineral Society

Jamil Temple (206 Jamil Road, Exit 106A off I-26)

22-23 November 2014: Fairfax, Virginia

23rd Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Organized by: Northern Virginia Mineral Club

The HUB Ballroom - George Mason University (4400 University Drive)

22-23 November 2014: West Palm Beach, Florida

48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show

Organized by: Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches

Expo Center East at the South Florida Fairgrounds (9067 Southern Boulevard)

13-14 December 2014: Franklin, Tennessee

34th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, Fossil Show & Sale

Organized by: Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society

Williamson County AgExpoPark (4215 Long Lane, Franklin)

2015 Shows

20-22 February 2015: GeoFest - Indianapolis, Indiana

13th Annual Indiana State Museum Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show

Organized by: Indiana State Museum

Indiana State Museum (650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis)

20-22 March 2015: Jackson, Michigan

Michigan Gem & Mineral Society 53rd Annual Show

Organized by: Michigan Gem & Mineral Society

Jackson County Fairgrounds - American One Event Center (200 West Ganson)

28-29 March 2015: Sayre, Pennsylvania

46th Annual Rock & Mineral Show

Organized by: Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club

Athens Township Volunteer Fire Hall (211 Herrick Avenue)

11-12 April 2015: Abilene, Texas

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Organized by: Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society

Abilene Civic Center (1100 North 6th Street)

1-3 May 2015: Kalamazoo, Michigan

56th Annual Rock, Gem, Fossil, Jewelry and Mineral Show

Organized by: Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society

Kalamazoo County Expo Center (2900 Lake Street)

6 June 2015: Spring Mineralfest - Macungie, Pennsylvania

64th semi-annual Mineralfest

Organized by: Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association

Macungie Memorial Park (Poplar Street)

Indoor / outdoor