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OCTOBER 6, 7 AND 8, 2017 (FRI. SAT. SUN.)

Presented by the Gaston Gem, Mineral & Faceters Club
of Gaston County, NC

Friday & Saturday: 9 AM TO 6 PM
Sunday 9 AM TO 5:00 PM
Gaston County Park
1303 Leisure Lane (Hwy 279 [Dallas-Cherryville Hwy])
Dallas, NC

Jewelry, wire wrapping, faceting and rough materials.
Minerals from around the world!
Hourly raffles and a grand prize awarded Sunday at 5:00PM
Grab bags and gem buckets for sluicing

PHONE 704-860-1025.  E-MAIL david28054[]

October 13, 14, 15, 2017
49th Annual Gem, Jewelry, & Mineral Show
Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society - Huntsville, AL
Fri: 10AM to 6 PM;
Sat:10 AM to 6 PM; Sun: Noon to 5 PM

Jaycees Community Center - 2180 Airport Rd.. Huntsville, AL
Located west of Memorial Pkwy & east of Leeman Ferry Rd.
North of Airport Rd. Turn North at Jaycee Dr @ the traffic light.

The 49th annual Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show, sponsored by the Huntsville
Gem & Mineral Society, is the largest jewelry show in the region, the only
rock, mineral and gem show in the region, and a great resource for the
school earth science curriculum at all levels. Offerings: National and
International Dealers with every type and quality of gem, finished jewelry
(costume to fine), beads, art objects, collector specimens (gems, minerals,
rocks, fossils, etc.), lapidary and jewelry materials and supplies.
Displays and Demonstrations. Children's "gem dig", "mining flume", and
presentations. Hourly drawings. Food service. Ample, convenient, FREE

$3.00 donation at the door, children under 5 - Free.
Contact: 256-534-8803

October 20-22, 2017
26th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society
Fri.   10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat.  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kerbela Temple, 315  Mimosa Ave, Knoxville, TN

Admission: $6 per person per day or 3 day pass for $10 per person
                       Children under 12 admitted FREE

 The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will have many vendors that offer great products including a wide variety of jewelry; rare fossil and mineral specimens; meteorites; gems of all colors shapes & sizes; lapidary & jewelry equipment; and much more.

For more information, contact Teresa Polly    teresapolly[]  

October 14 - 16, 2016
46th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana, Inc.

Alario Center
2000 Segnette Boulevard
Westwego LA 70094

Dates and Times:
Friday, October 14         10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, October 15    10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, October 16       10 AM to 4 PM

Adults: $6.00 for a 3-Day Pass
Students w/ID, Military w/ID and Members: $3.00
Scouts in Uniform Free
Children Under 12 Free

The 46th Annual New Orleans Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show presented by the Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana, Inc. at New Orleans, features ~20 dealers exhibiting precious gem stones, Louisiana opals, minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry. 
Members of the Society will be demonstrating jewelry making, cabochon cutting, and computer interpretation of seismic data and well logs applied to oil exploration.

Featured displays will include fluorescent minerals, dinosaur bones and cabochons made from ballast stones, a reminder of New Orleans early maritime history.
Specials for children include rock grab bags and “polish your own cabochons”.
The grand prize to be raffled will be a multi-colored stone swan sculpture carved in Brazil.

For information, email:  gemshow2016[]

October 15-16, 2016

Plant City, Florida
57th Annual Tampa Bay Mineral & Science Club Annual Show:
Hot Rocks, Cool Gems, Fabulous Jewelry
Saturday October 15:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday    October 16:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Strawberry Festival Expo Hall, 2301 W. Oak Avenue, Plant City, FL 33563
Adults $5; Military w/id $4; Youth & Students $4; under 12 free (with parent).
Discount coupon, visit our web site at

There will be live demonstrations including cabochon, wire wrapping, flint napping, gem trees, chainmaille and more. Bid for bargains at our silent auction and win door prizes throughout the day. Kids can explore the touch table and prospect for treasure at our sluice box. The perfect opportunity to shop for that special gift for the holidays.


Contact:              Kym Hoerr, President – kymjee4[]

                            Jerri Heer, Dealer Chair – jheerx6[]
October 21 & 22, 2017
Stuart FL
Annual Club Show
Sponsored by The St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club

Saturday  Oct 21 from 9-5
Sunday    Oct 22  from 10-4

Martin County Fair Grounds
2116 Dixie Hwy
Stuart Fl 34996

Rocks, Minerals, Jewelry and Supplies for sale

Demonstrations and Displays by Club Members

for vendor information or more information contact show chairman
Marcia Robart 772-340-3841

email contact
November 11-12, 2017

Canaveral Mineral and Gem Society 44th Annual Parade of Gems

Saturday, November 11   10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday,   November 12    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Featuring: 40+ dealers displaying & selling Jewelry, Gems, Minerals, Crystals, Fossils, Tools, Slabs & Rocks

Contact.Show Chairman: Don McLamb Email: fdjmc[]

Location:  Mebourne Auditorium, 625 East Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL

Admission $4, Children under 12 free

November 10 - 12, 2017

The 28th Magnolia State Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society

Friday November 10, 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday November 11, 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday November 12, 10:00 - 5:00

Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Rd., Pascagoula, MS

We will have 35+ vendors selling gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and more.  A gold/silversmith will be available for making repairs and setting stones. We will have several demonstrators showing flint knapping, faceting, cutting and polishing stones, beading, chain making and more.  There will be a sluice for screening gemstones and a kid’s corner where we will teach making gemstone trees. Meals and snacks will be available for purchase in our concession stand. Several educational exhibits will be on display. Come enjoy the fun and take home some treasures of you own!

Admission is $3.00 for adults. Children 12 & under are free with adult.
3 day ticket available for $5.00

Contacts: Bill La Rue 228-229-8781 wildbill2736[]
                  Barbi Beatty 228-238-9900 mgcgms[] 

The society website is    

November 17 - 19, 2017

The Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society will hold its

50th  Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show

Fri.   Nov. 17, 10:00 - 6:00
Sat.  Nov. 18, 10:00 - 6:00
Sun. Nov. 19, 11:00 - 5:00

Jamil Temple
206 Jamil Rd.       
Columbia, SC 29210

Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale
Geodes sold & cut
Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations.
Lots of fun for the whole family.
South Carolina amethyst on display.
Sponsored by The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society
$5.00 for adults, Sixteen & under free with adult.
All military & their dependents free.
Sue Shrader   803-736-9317 
Dealers;  Sharon Sterrett  803-356-1472

November 17th-19th 2017
Marietta, GA
32nd annual show and sale.
Always scheduled for the weekend prior to Thanksgiving

Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society

Friday 11/17: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 11/18: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 11/19: 10:00am-5:00pm

548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta GA 30060
Exit I-75 at Exit #263 and turn west onto Marietta Pkwy|SR 120 Loop. 
Drive 2 miles and turn left onto S Fairground St. and then immediately 
right to the Cobb Civic Center's parking lot.

More than 30 Professional Dealers offering minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and other related materials.  The CCGMS will offer Geodes for purchase and cracking, grab bags for the kids and educational  demonstrations of lapidary techniques. Display cases showing minerals collected and jewelry made in the club classes & workshops. In addition, we will offer mineral ID classes for kids.

Contact information:  Mary Ingram, mandmingram[]

November 18-19, 2017
West Palm Beach,  Florida
Always held the weekend before Thanksgiving

51st annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead and Fossil Show
Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches

Saturday (Nov. 18th) 9am-6pm, Sunday (Nov. 19th) 10am-5pm.

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East,
9067 Southern Blvd.,
West Palm Beach Florida 33411.

Over 80 dealers, Door prizes, hourly and other prize drawings, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Face Painting, Spin-The-Wheel-Game, Displays, Demonstrations, Speakers
Admission $9, children under 12 free.  Visit website for $1 off coupon.
2 day admission $14.  Free Parking
Show chairman, Walt Triche 561-585-2080
email:  wtriche[]

November 24 -26, 2017
Mobile, AL
Mobile Rock & Gem Society Show

Friday, November 24: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 25: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday November 26: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday & Saturday FREE admission after 5PM

ABBA Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Rd, Mobile, AL 36695

Many Wonderful Door Prizes
Admission: $4.00
Children 12 and under FREE with Adult

Raffle tickets $1.00, You do not have to be present to win
Drawing on Sunday 11/26/2017, 4:00 PM

Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Fossils and
Jewelry from around the World
Silent Auction, bid, bid again, WIN, New Auction every hour.

See our website:

November 24 - 26, 2017
Salem, VA
38th Annual Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society Show
Friday, Nov 24, 2017 - 2pm to 7pm
Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 - 10am to 6pm
Sunday, Nov 26, 2017 - Noon to 5pm

Salem Civic Center, 1001 Boulevard, Salem, VA 24153
Free Parking

Hobby related exhibitors, Fluorescent Mineral Display, Club Member
Displays, Geode Cutting, New this year is a video room showing gem and
mineral related videos all day

Admission is $5.00 ticket good for all three days
14 and under free with adult
Door prizes drawn hourly
Grand prizes drawn 4:30pm Sunday

For further info, CKWLT[]

December 1,2,3 2017


9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, with setup for vendors on November 30th.
Veterans Memorial Park,
14333 Hicks Rd.,
Hudson FL 34669.
Follow State Road 52 to Hicks Road, go north 2.5 miles
to Veterans Memorial Park

Special Junior Activities on Saturday
Hourly Drawings

Show Chairman Ralph Barber 352-200-6852
Show Information Judith Birx   352-587-1702

Check our website for vendor information and applications

Dec 1,2 and 3, 2017
The 47th Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society

Garrett Coliseum
1555 Federal Drive
Montgomery, Alabama

Show Times:
Friday, December 1: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, December 2: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, December 3: 11 AM - 5 PM

$2/Adults or $3 for weekend pass
Free/18 & Under with student ID and 1 paid adult ticket.

Free Parking.

Free door prize ticket with each paid adult admission.

Dealers will have beads, crystals, geodes, rough, cabochons, gem stones, finished jewelry, tools, supplies and mineral & fossil specimens. Club members will display their individual collections and will give demonstrations on gem and rock cutting, faceting, cabochon making, and knapping.

$1 Wheel of Fortune.

Web Site:
Click HERE for admission coupon

E-mail Contact: GemShow[]

DECEMBER 9 AND 10, 2017 ( SAT.& SUN.)
2nd weekend each December

Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, Fossil Show & Sale
Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society

Saturday: 9 AM TO 6 PM
Sunday 10 AM TO 5:00 PM
Williamson County Ag Expo Park
4215 Long Lane
Franklin, TN., 37064
Exit I-64 at exit 61 (20 miles south of Nashville) and turn east onto Peytonsville Road.
Drive mile and turn left onto Long Ln. and then right into AgExpo Park’s parking lot.

Adults $5 (2-day pass $7), Students 18 and under $1.00, Children under 12 with adult free
Over 30 Dealers plus classes, speakers, exhibits, demonstrations, silent auction, and door prizes hourly.  Show features handmade silver, stone, and Native American jewelry, lapidary and faceting rough, slabs, fossils and mineral specimens, supplies, tools, and more

For additional information and maps visit
Show contacts: Mardy Smith, Show Chair (show[] or Steve Henegar, Dealer Chair (show[]
Email: show[]

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