Upcoming Shows

Want to go on a day trip or weekend trip? Here are the upcoming gem and mineral shows within a reasonable drive of Kansas City. Most of these come from the Midwest Federation’s website, so if you live elsewhere in the United States, check with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies to find a rock club or gem show near you.


OCTOBER 5-6:  JACKSONVILLE, AR  Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral & Geology Society Annual Show.  9 am – 5 pm both days.  Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Dr., Jacksonville.  Contact:  Lorri Norwood

OCTOBER 5-6:  SPRINGFIELD, IL  Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 6 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 E. Sangamon Ave, Springfield.  Contact:  Ed Wagner, www.loess.org

OCTOBER 6-7:  OMAHA, NE  Nebraska Mineral & Gem Club Annual Meeting.  Sat 10 am – 6 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor St., Omaha.  Contact:  Bruce Sturges, www.nerockgem.org

OCTOBER 12-13:  COLUMBUS, NE  The Loup Valley Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  First United Methodist Outreach Center, 3602 -16th St., Columbus.  Contact:  Greg Johnson,

OCTOBER 19-20:  SPRINGFIELD, MO  Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4:30 pm.  Springfield Expo Convention Center, 333 S. John Q. Hammon Parkway, Springfield.  Contact:  Larry Lillich, www.omgms.rocks

OCTOBER 19: Show-Me Rockhounds Meeting – Waldo Library – 11am

OCTOBER 19-20:  COTTAGE GROVE, MN  Minnesota Mineral Club Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  National Guard Training & Community Center, 8180 Belden Blvd., Cottage Grove.  Contact:  Maureen Scaglia,

OCTOBER 19-20:  DES MOINES, IA  Des Moines Lapidary Society Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Iowa State Fairgrounds, Knapp Animal Learning Center, North Gate at E33rd St. & E. University, Des Moines.  Contact:  Ken Belzer

OCTOBER 19-20:  CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL  South Suburban Earth Science Club Annual Show.  10 am – 5 pm both days.  Praire State College, 202 South Halsted St., Chicago Heights.  Contact:  Jan Podbielski

OCTOBER 26:  WOODBURY, MN  St. Croix Rockhounds Semi Annual Show.  9 am – 1 pm.  Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Dr., St. Paul.  Contact:  David Rusterholz

OCTOBER 26-27:  DAVENPORT, IA  Blackhawk Gem & Mineral Club Semi Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 11 am – 4 pm.  Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport.  Contact:  Craig or Kellie Moore


NOVEMBER 1-3: KANSAS CITY, MO 41st Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show presented by Shows of Integrity. Retail and Wholesale. Fri 10-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. KCI Expo Center, 11730 NW Ambassador Dr

NOVEMBER 9:  QUINCY, IL  Gem City Rock Club Annual Show.  10 am – 5 pm.  Quincy Mall, 32nd & Broadway, Quincy.  Contact:  Brad Fanning

NOVEMBER 9-10:  FREEPORT, IL  North West Illinois Rock Club Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Highland Community College, 2998W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport.  Contact:  Brian Green, NWILRockClubFRPT.BlogSpot.com

NOVEMBER 16: Show-Me Rockhounds November Meeting

NOVEMBER 22-24:  ST LOUIS, MO  St. Louis Mineral & Gem Society Annual Show.  Fri 3 – 7 pm; Sat 10 am – 7 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  Afton White-Rodgers Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Rd., St. Louis.  Contact:  Melissa Perucca,  www.stlrockclub.com

NOVEMBER 23-24:  CRYSTAL, MN  Anoka County Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr. N, Crystal.  Contact:  Martha Miss


DECEMBER, TBD: Show-Me Rockhounds Christmas Party. Westport Flea Market. Time TBD.


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