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.


MARCH 9-11:  KANSAS CITY, MO  Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City Annual Show.  Fri 10 am – 8 pm; Sat 10 am – 7 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  KCI Expo Center, 11730 NW Ambassador Dr., Kansas City. FREE Parking. Don’t miss the scholarship auction March 10 at 7pm! http://kcgemshow.org/

MARCH 10:  SKOKIE, IL  Chicago Rocks & Mineral Society Annual Silent Auction.  6 – 9 pm.  St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Gym, 8013 Laramie, Skokie.

MARCH 10-11:  MACOMB, IL  Geodeland Earth Science Clubs, Inc. Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 6 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  Western Illinois University Student Union Ballroom, Murray Street, Macomb.

MARCH 10-11:  WEST BEND, WI  Kettle Moraine Geological Society Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Washington County Fair Park & Convention Center, 3000 Hwy PV, West Bend.

MARCH 11:  LINCOLN, NE  Lincoln Gem & Mineral Club Geology Day.  1 pm – 4 pm.  Pioneer Park, Codington & West Van Dorn, Lincoln.

MARCH 24-25:  CEDAR RAPIDS, IA  Cedar Valley Rocks & Mineral Society Annual Show.  Sat 8:30 am – 6 pm; Sun 9:30 am – 5 pm.  Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, 4400 – 6th St., SW, Cedar Rapids.

MARCH 23-25:  BRIDGETON, MO  Rock Hobby Club Annual Show.  Fri 4 – 8 pm; Sat 10 am – 7 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  Machinist Auditorium, 12365 St. Charles Rock Rd., Bridgeton

MARCH 24-25:  WHEATON, IL  Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton.

MARCH 24-25:  JANESVILLE, WI  Badger Lapidary & Geological Society Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 9 am – 4 pm.  Craig Center Building, Rock County Fairgrounds, 1301 Craig Ave, Janesville.

MARCH 31:  WOODBURY, MN  St. Croix Rockhounds Annual Show.  9 am – 2 pm.  Valley Creek Mall, Weir Dr. & Valley Creek Rd., Woodbury.


APRIL 7-8:  LINCOLN, NE  Lincoln Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 6 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock.

APRIL 7:  LOVES PARK, IL  Rock River Valley Gem & Mineral Society Open House.  10 am – 3 pm.  North Suburban Library, 6340 N2d St., Loves Park.

APRIL 7-8:  LINCOLN, NE  Lincoln Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 6 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  Lancaster Event Center, 84th  & Havelock, Lincoln.

APRIL 7-8:  DES PLAINES, IL  Des Plaines Valley Geological Society Annual Show.  Sat 9:30 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center, 2222 Birch St., Des Plaines.

APRIL 14-15:  DECATUR, IL  Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Lester Building, Progress City, 4140 E 2nd Progress St., Decatur.

APRIL 14-15:  MARION, IL  Southern Illinois Earth Science Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 6 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  Pavilion of the City of Marion, 1602 Sioux Dr., Marion.

APRIL 21-22:  EAU CLAIRE, WI  Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Eau Claire Expo Center, Lorch Ave, Eau Claire.

APRIL 21-22:  CANTON, IL  Fulton County Rockhounders Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Donnelson Center @ Wallace Park, 250 South Avenue D, Canton.

APRIL 28-29:  FT. DODGE, IA  River Valley Rockhounds Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 11 am – 4 pm.  Webster County Fairgrounds, 22770 Old Highway 169, Ft. Dodge  50501


MAY 5:  NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR  Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral & Geology Society Rock Swap.  9 am – 4 pm.  Elder Johnson Pavilion, Burns Park, North Little Rock.

MAY 5-6:  MARSHFIELD, WI   Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Marshfield High School Fieldhouse, 1401 E. Becker Rd., Marshfield.

MAY 5-6:  BRAINERD, MN  Cuyuna Rock, Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, 2000 SE 13th St., Brainerd.

MAY 11-13:  COLUMBIA, MO  Central Missouri Rock & Lapidary Club Annual Show.  Fri noon – 7 pm; Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Knights of Columbus Hall, 2525 N. Stadium Blvd, Columbia.  Contact:  Mary Wozny, 404 W. Leslie, Columbia  65202

MAY 12:  STODDARD, WI  Coulee Rock Club Community Day.  10 am – 3 pm.  Goose Island LaCrosse County Park, Hwy 35, Stoddard.  Contact:  Pam Day, N5317 Lake Rd., West Salem 54669

MAY 18-20:  JOPLIN, MO  Tri-State Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show.  Fri & Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 9 am – 3 pm.  Joplin Historical and Mineral Museum, 504 Schifferdecker Ave, Joplin.

MAY 26:  FAIRFIELD, IA  Sac & Fox Lapidary Club Rock & Jewelry Jamboree.  9 am – 5 pm.  Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 2606 W. Burlington Ave, Fairfield.

MAY 26-27:  ST. CHARLES, IL  Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 6 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles.


JUNE 2:  MONROE CITY, MO  Gem City Rock Club Annual Show, Boudreaux Visitor Center, Mark Twain Lake & Clarence Cannon Dam.  10 am – 4 pm.

JUNE 2-3:  SPRINGFIELD, MO  Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society Show.  10 am – 5 pm both days.

JUNE 2-3:  ONALASKA STATE, WI  Coulee Rock Club Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Rd., Onalaska State.

JUNE 8-10:  PARK HILLS, MO  Missouri Mines Rock Swap.  Fri & Sat 9 am – 6 pm; Sun 9 am – 4 pm.  Missouri Mines Historic Site at St. Joe Park, 4000 State Highway 32, Park Hills.

 

JUNE 29-July 1:  ELDON, MO  Osage Rock & Mineral Club Annual Show.  Fri 2 -6 pm; Sat 9 am – 6 pm; Sun 9 am – 3 pm.  Eldon Community Center, 309 E 2nd St., Eldon.


JULY 10-15:  WEST FARGO, ND  Lake Agassiz Rock Club Annual Show and Panning for Gold.  10 am – 7 pm.  Red River Valley Fair, 1805 Main Ave West, West Fargo.

JULY 14-15:  FREDERIC, WI  Indianhead Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Frederic High School, Frederic.

JULY 14-15:  MOOSE LAKE, MN  Carlton County Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show.  Riverside Area, 20 Earl Ellens Dr.

JULY 20-21:  MINOCQUA, WI  Lakeland Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show, Fri 10 am – 6 pm; Sat 9 am – 5 pm.  Lakeland Union High School, 9573 Highway 70 West, Minocqua.

JULY 28:  CANTON, SD  Sioux Empire Gem & Mineral Society Rock Swap.  9 am – 2:30 pm.  Jack Fox Park, N Main St. (North of Courthouse), Canton.


AUGUST 11-12:  RICE LAKE, WI  Northwest Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Youth Expo Building, Barron County Fairgrounds, Hwy 48 North, Rice Lake.

AUGUST 17-19:  BRIDGETON, MO  Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs Annual Show.  Fri 3-4 pm.; Sat 10 am – 6 pm; Sun 11 am – 5 pm.  Machinest Hall, St. Charles Rock Rd., Bridgeton.  Contact:  Robert Morse, 135 Knox St., Troy  63379

AUGUST 18:  STEVENS POINT, WI  Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society Rock Swap.  Sat 10 am- 5 pm.  Hwy 10 behind Applebee’s in the parking lot, 5609 US Hwy 10, Stevens Point.  Contact Sandy Brandl, 4250 Cty Hwy H, Juneton City  54443

AUGUST 25:  EAU CLAIRE, WI  Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society Rock Swap.  8 am – 4 pm.  Eau Claire Center Grounds, Lorch Ave, Eau Claire.

AUGUST 25:  MT PLEASANT, WI  Racine Geological Society Anual Show.  10 am – 5 pm.   Bartlett Youth Foundation, 1120 N. Stuart Rd., Mt. Pleasant.  Contact:  John Lowman, 3223 Spruce St., Racine  53403

AUGUST 25-26:  EAST PEORIA, IL  Geology Section of Peoria Academy of Science Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  East Side Centre, 1 East Side Dr., East Peoria.


SEPTEMBER 8:  STODDARD, WI  Coulee Rock Club Swap  10 am – 3 pm.  Stoddard Village Park, 500 Division St., Stoddard.

SEPTEMBER 15:  ROCKFORD, IL  Rock River Valley Gem & Mineral Society Rock Swap.  9:30 am – 4 pm.  Odd Fellows Lodge, 6219 Forest Hills Rd., Rockford.

SEPTEMBER 21-23:  LINCOLN, MO  Mozarkite Society of Lincoln Annual Show, Fri & Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 9 am – 3 pm.  Mike Hare Memorial Field, Behind Bulls Eye, Under the Water Tower, Lincoln.

SEPTEMBER 28-30:  JOPLIN, MO  Tri-State Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show.  Fri & Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 9 am – 3 pm.  Joplin Historical & Mineral Museum, 504 Schifferdecker Ave, Joplin.

SEPTEMBER 29-30:  OSHKOSH, WI  Oshkosh Earth Science Club Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Sunnyview Expo Center, 500 E. County Rd. Y, Oshkosh.


OCTOBER 6-7:  JACKSONVILLE, AR  Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral & Geology Society Annual Show.  9 am – 5 pm both days.  Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Dr., Jacksonville.  Contact: John Schoeneman, 583 Hwy 225E, Greenbrier 72058

OCTOBER 6-7:  SPRINGFIELD, IL  Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 6 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave, Springfield.  Contact:  Ed Wagner, 9872 E. 1950 North Rd., Bloomington  61705

OCTOBER 6-7:  OMAHA, NE  Nebraska Mineral & Gem Club Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 6 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor Street, Omaha.

OCTOBER 20-21:  SPRINGFIELD, MO  Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show.  Sat 10 am  – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4:30 pm.  Springfield Expo, 635 St. Louis St.

OCTOBER 20-21:  DES MOINES, IA  Des Moines Lapidary Society Annual Show.  Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Elwell Family Food Center, IA State Fairgrounds, 3000 E. Grand Ave, Des Moines.

OCTOBER 20-21:  COTTAGE GROVE, MN  Minnesota Mineral Club Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Cottage Grove National Guard Training & Community Center, 8180 Belden Blvd, Cottage Grove.

OCTOBER 20-21:  CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL  South Suburban Earth Science Club Annual Show.  10 am – 5 pm both days.  Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted St., Chicago Heights.

OCTOBER 27-28:  EVANSVILLE, IN  Evansville Lapidary Society Annual Show & Rock Swap.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  CK Newsome Community Center, 100 E. Walnut St., Evansville.


NOVEMBER 3-4:  STURTEVANT, WI  Racine Geological Society Annual Show.  Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm.  Fountain Hall, 8505 Durand Ave, Sturtevant.

NOVEMBER 10:  QUINCY, IL  Gem City Rock Club Annual Show, 10 am – 5 pm.  Community Room in Quincy Mall, 32nd & Broadway, Quincy.

NOVEMBER 16-18:  FENTON, MO  St. Louis Mineral & Gem Society Annual Show.  Fri 3 – 7 pm; Sat 10 am – 7 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  Affton White-Rodgers Community Center, 9801 MacKenzie Rd., St. Louis.  Contact:  Melissa Perucca, 1307 Mystic Seaport, Fenton  63026

NOVEMBER 17-18:  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., Crystal.


No shows are scheduled for December.

 

 

 

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