California Gem and Mineral Shows, Festivals

California Gem Faires

MONTEREY: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Show September 23-24, 2017, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monterey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Monterey, CA
Jewelry, rocks, gems, minerals, equipment, exhibits, dealers. Public invited to this fantastic weekend.

SAN DIEGO: Gem Faire September 29-October 1, 2017
Scottish Rite Center
1895 Camino del Rio S.
San Diego, CA
Fri. September 29, 2017, 12-6 p.m.
Sat. September 30, 2017, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun. October 1, 2017, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Quality merchandise at manufactures prices is one of the attractions of a well-known show in cities throughout the U.S. Part of the event is Master Class teaching you to create a piece of jewelry made with the finest gemstones or beads available. Shop & browse fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop.

JOSHUA TREE: Gem & Mineral Show October 4-8, 2017, Opens daily at 9 a.m.
Sportsman's Club of Joshua Tree,
6225 Sunburst Street
Joshua Tree, CA
Wed. October 4, 2017, 9 a.m.
Thu. October 5, 2017, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri. October 6, 2017, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. October 7, 2017, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Sun. October 8, 2017, 9 a.m.
From rough rock to precious gemstones, and millions of beads! Gold panning on Saturday. Food & beverages for sale. 

FALLBROOK: Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Facility Show, October 8, 2017, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
123 West Alvarado Street
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free parking & Free admission,

TRONA: Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society Show, October 14-15, 2017
SLG&MS Show Building
13337 Main Street
Hours: Sat 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free parking & free admission,
20 Dealers, 50 exhibits, Geode cutting and sales, Demonstrations, food and beverages sold

SANTA ROSA: Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society Show, October 21-22, 2017
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Hall 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. (Across from the fairgrounds) Time: Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm Cost: $6 person Kids under 12 free,

PLACERVILLE: El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society Show, October 21-22, 2017, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
$ admission
50 dealers featuring worldwide minerals, rough and faceted gems, jewelry, beads, fossils, petrified wood, agate, gold, opal, meteorites, geodes, finished cabochons, slabs and other lapidary material, tools, equipment, books, and kits.

LOS ALTOS: Peninsula Gem & Geology Society Show October 28-29, 2017
Los Altos Youth Center
One No. San Antonio Road
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

ANAHEIM: American Opal Society Show, November 4-5, 2017
Business Expo Center
1960 S. Anaheim Way,
Anaheim,CA 92805
Admission $5
Children under 15 Free
FREE Parking
Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The biggest opal show in the U.S. is open to the public. See merchandise from merchants in the U.S. and Australia where beautiful stones are found.

SANTA ANA: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show  November 10-12, 2017 | May 18-20, 2018
80 dealers, wholesale and retail. Show Hours: 10-6 Fri & Sat, 10-5 Sun. Cost: free, open to the public. Location: Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport. 2726 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705. Exit 8 from the 55 Freeway, at the intersection of Grand and Dyer.


Past events

SAN RAFAEL: Gem Faire January 20-22, 2017 at Marin Center.

EXETER: Gemboree January 21-22, 2017
California Tule Gem & Mineral Society
Visalia C Exeter Veterans' Memorial Building
324 N. Kaweah Avenue
Sat 10a - 5p
Sun 10a - 4p

ROSEVILLE: Gem Faire February 3-5, 2017
Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd.

SANTA BARBARA: Gem Faire, February 17-19, 2017. Over 80 exhibitors Hours: Fri. 12-6pm, Sat 10a-6p, Sun. 10a-5p. Cost: $7 weekend pass Under age 12 Free Earl Warren Showgrounds 3400 Calle Real

COSTA MESA Gem Faire February 24-26, 2017. OC Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA.

DEL MAR: Gem Faire, March 3-5, 2017. Over 100 exhibitors Gem Faire Hours: Fri. 12pm-6pm Sat 10am-6pm Sun. 10am-5pm Cost: $7 weekend pass Under age 12 Free. Del Mar Fairgrounds/Bing Crosby Hall 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

ROSEVILLE: Roseville Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show, March 25-26, 2017. Sat 10-5, Sun. 10-4, adults $6, seniors $5, age 12& under free, inside and outside, more than 50 dealers, crystals, beads, minerals, gemstones, meteorites, jewelry, fossils, activities, more than 35 exhibits, gold panning, kids' Education Station, Scout activities, polished stones, jade, opal, world-class mineral specimens, tourmaline, gold, petrified wood, demonstrations, silent auctions, metal detecting, free gem and mineral ID, raffle, door prizes, lapidary shop open house. Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd. Call: (916) 216-1114.

PLEASANTON: Gem Faire March 10-12, 2017
At Alameda County Fairgrounds

SACRAMENTO: Gem Faire May 12-14, 2017
At Scottish Rite

SAN DIEGO: Gem Faire April 21-23, 2017
Scottish Rite

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society Show
San Francisco Fair Building, Golden Gate Park 9th Ave. & Lincoln Way Hours: Sat 10-6, Sun. 10-5p. $8-10 admission.

CONCORD: Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society Show November 4-5, 2017
Hours: 10-5 daily Centre Concord 5298 Clayton Road, Concord, CA.

NEWARK: Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley March 3-5, 2017. Location: Newark Pavilion 6430 Thornton Avenue Hours: Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

ARCADIA: March 4-5, 2017. Monrovia Rockhound Location: L. A. County Arboretum & Botanical Garden 301 North Baldwin Avenue Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily

LEMOORE: Lemoore Gem & Mineral Society March 4-5, 2017. Location: Lemoore Trinity Hall 470 Champion Street Hours: Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

VENTURA: Ventura Gem & Mineral Society March 4-5, 2017. Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds 10 W. Harbor Boulevard Hours: Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

SAN MARINO: Pasadena Lapidary Society March 11-12, 2017. San Marino Masonic Center 3130 Huntington Drive Hours: Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-5

SPRECKELS: Salinas Valley Rock & Gem Club March 11-12, 2017. Location: Spreckel's Veteran's Hall 5th & Llano Streets Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

TURLOCK: Mother Lode Mineral Society March 11-12, 2017. Location: Modesto Stanislaus County Fairgrounds 900 North Broadway Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

ANGELS CAMP: Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society March 25-26, 2017. Location: Calaveras County Fairgrounds 101 Frogtown Road Hours: Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

ROSEVILLE: Roseville Rock Rollers Gem & Mineral Society March 25- 26, 2017. Location: Placer County Fairgrounds 800 All American City Blvd (off Washington) Hours: Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

CHICO: Paradise Gem & Mineral Society April 1-2, 2017. Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds 2357 Fair Street Hours: Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

MARIPOSA: Mariposa Gem & Mineral Society April 8-9, 2017. Location: Mariposa County Fairgrounds 5005 Fairgrounds Road (south of Mariposa on Hwy49) Hours: Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

GLENDORA: Glendora Gems June 3-4, 2017. Location: Goddard Middle School 859 E. Sierra Madre Avenue Hours: Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

VENTURA: Ventura Rocks the Nation! CFMS-AFMS Show & Convention June 9, 10 & 11, 2017, Hosted by Ventura County Gem & Mineral Society Ventura County Fairgrounds 10 West Harbor Boulevard Hours: Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 Sequoia Gem & Mineral Society Show No show in 2017

INDIO: San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society, February 17-26, 2017. More than 100 display, lapidary demonstrations, free rocks for kids, dealers, Daily 10-10, adults $8, seniors $7, children $6, Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, 82-503 Highway 111

ANTIOCH: Antioch Gem Club February 18-19, 2017. Jewelry, gems, findings, supplies, slabs, auction, grab bags, exhibits, hands-on projects for kids;
Contra Costa County Fairgrounds 1201 West 10th Street Hours: 10 - 5 daily

VALLEJO: Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society February 25-26, 2017. Solano County Fairgrounds, McCormack Hall 900 Fairgrounds Drive Hours: 10 - 5 daily.

NEWARK: California Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley Show Hours: Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave. mgscv. org

 ARCADIA: Monrovia Rockhounds Gem Show Sat 9-4:30, Sun. 9-4:30, adults $8, seniors and students $6, children $3, more than 14 vendors, raffle, games, grab bags, geodes, LA County Arboretum, 301 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA. Call: (626) 359-1624,

VENTURA: Ventura Gem & Mineral Society Show,  Sat 10-5, Sun. 10-4, free admission, gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary art, more than 50 exhibits, more than 15 dealers, demonstrators, kids' activities, silent auctions, raffles, Country Store and Plant Sale, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Call: (805) 323-6725. vgms. org

PLEASANTON: Gem Faire  Over 70 exhibitors Gem Faire Hours: Fri. 12pm-6pm Sat 10am-6pm Sun. 10am-5pm Cost: $7 weekend pass Under age 12 Free Alameda County Fairgrounds 4501 Pleasanton Ave.

SAN MARINO: Annual Gem & Mineral Show Sat 10-6, Sun. 10-5, free admission, Nature's Palette of Gems and Minerals includes dealers, gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, fossils, displays, kids' games, silent auction, raffle, lapidary demonstrations. Pasadena Lapidary Society, San Marino Masonic Center, 3130 Huntington Dr., Call: (626) 260-7239,

SPRECKELS: Salinas Valley Rock & Gem Club Show, Sat 10-5, Sun. 10-5, free admission, door prizes, raffle, dealers, rough rock, slabs, finished jewelry, fossils, gems, beads, findings, cab making demonstration, bug beads, silent auction, wheel of fortune, tumbled stone bags, case displays, call Karin Salomon, CA (831) 375-5233. preckels Vets Hall, 5th St. and Llano St.

TURLOCK: Mother Lode Mineral Society Gem & Mineral Show . Sat 10-5, Sun. 10-5, adults $6, children (under 12) free with adult, more than 40 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, supplies, fluorescents, jewelry-making demonstrations, fluorescent display tent, children's activities, bracelet making, soapstone carving, Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Call: (209) 524-3494,

SAN DIEGO: Gem Faire


Held at Scottish Rite Center

At Earl Warren Showgrounds

SAN DIEGO: Gem Faire
Scottish Rite event

LEMOORE: Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club Show Sat 10-6, Sun. 10-4, free admission, rocks, lapidary rough and supplies, gems, minerals, beads, fossils, jewelry, reference books, rock-cutting demonstrations, Trinity Hall, 470 Champion St., Lemoore, CA. Call: (559) 309-3433

VALLEJO: Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society Show, Feb. 28- Sat 10-5, Sun. 10-5, adults $5, children (under 12) free with adult, "Spring Bling": jewelry, beads, necklaces, turquoise, jade, minerals, fossils, crystals, demonstrators, kids' activities, Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Dr., Call: (707) 334-2950.

ANGELS CAMP: Calaveras Gem and Jewelry Show  Sat 10-5, Sun. 10-4, adults $4, and students (13 over), children (12 and under) free with adult, Calaveras Gem & Mineral Club show includes exhibits, jewelry, carvings, faceted gemstones, polished rocks, demonstrators, faceting, wire wrapping, chain fabrication, flint knapping, hard rock carving, dealers, jewelry-making supplies and tools, beads, minerals, gemstones, handcrafted jewelry, meteorites, fossils. Location: Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 101 Frogtown Rd., Angels Camp, CA. Call: (209) 847-1173,

TORRANCE: South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society Show Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun. 10-4 Call: (310) 533-4931. Torrance Ken Miller Recreation Center 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA

PARADISE - CHICO: Paradise Gem & Mineral Club Show,   .Sat 10-5, Sun. 10-4, adults $2, students and children free. Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico, CA.

SAN JOSE: Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society  Hours: 10-5 daily Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 334 Tully Road. Call: (408) 266-1791,

MARIPOSA: Mariposa Gem & Mineral Society  Hours: 10-6 daily Mariposa County Fairgrounds Fairgrounds Hwy 49 South, Mariposa, CA. Call: (209) 742-4036

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society Show, Hours: 10-5 daily. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Church Street & Center Street. Call: (408) 353-2675, scmgs. org

THOUSAND OAKS: Conejo Gem & Mineral Club Show  Borchard Park Community Center 190 Reino Road. Hours: 10-5 daily Call: (805) 494-7734,

BISHOP: Lone Pine Gem & Mineral Society Show Hours: Fri 5-10, Sat 9-7, Sun 10-3 Bishop Fairgrounds Sierra Street & Fair Drive. Call: (760) 793-6025.

ANAHEIM: Searchers Gem & Mineral Society Show  Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 10a-4:30p, Brookhurst Community Center 2271 W. Crescent Ave. Call: (562) 860-5938.

PASO ROBLES: Santa Lucia Rockhounds Show Hours: 9a-5p daily. Pioneer Park & Museum 2010 Riverside Ave. Call: (805) 610-0603.

YUCAIPA: Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society Show, Hours: Sat 10-6, Sun. 10-4 Scherer Senior Center 12202 First Street. Call: (909) 794-0731.

POMONA: Pasadena Lapidary Society Show, Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA.

ESCONDIDO: Palomar Gem & Mineral Club Show. Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4 California Center for the Arts 1340 N. Escondido Blvd. Call: (760) 489-1897.

LA HABRA: North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society Show . Hours: Fri 4-8:30, Sat 8-8, Sun 9-6. La Habra Community Center 101 W. La Habra Blvd. Call: (562) 697-0636.

CAYUCOS: San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club Show  Cayucos Vets Hall at the Pier 10 Cayucos Drive Hours: 10-5 daily Call: (805) 610-0603. slogem. org

CULVER CITY: Culver City Rock & Mineral Club Show Hours: Sat 10-6, Sun 10a-5p. Veterans Memorial Auditorium 4117 Overland Ave.

EUREKA: Gem Faire
at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds


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