California Festivals

California Gem and Mineral Shows, Festivals




INDIO: San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society, February 13-22, 2015. 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, Gem & Mineral Bldg., Bldg, #1, 46-350 Arabia St. Call (951) 849-1674

ANTIOCH / MARTINEZ: February 21-22, 2015 Annual show; Antioch Lapidary Club, Contra Costa County Fairground; 1201 W. 10th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (12 and under), Scouts in uniform, and active military with ID free; jewelry, gems, findings, supplies, slabs, auction, grab bags, exhibits, hands-on projects for kids; contact Brenda Miguel, 115 Hillside Ln., Martinez, CA 94553, (925) 301-6957.
antiochlapidaryclub.com

NEWARK: California Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley Show, March 6-8, 2015.  Hours: Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave. mgscv. org

SANTA BARBARA: Gem Faire, February 20-22, 2015. 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 gemfaire.com

COSTA MESA: Gem Fair, February 27- March 1, 2015. Classes & demonstrations: Bead classes with Donna Palmer Nearly 200 exhibitors Gem Faire Hours: Fri. 12pm-6pm Sat 10am-6pm Sun. 10am-5pm  Cost: $7 weekend pass Under age 12 Free OC Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Dr. gemfaire.com

ARCADIA: Monrovia Rockhounds Gem Show, March 7-8, 2015.  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, moroks.com

VENTURA: Ventura Gem & Mineral Society Show, March 7-8, 2015. 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, March 13-15, 2015.  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. gemfaire.com

SAN MARINO:  Annual Gem & Mineral Show, March 14-17, 2015.   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, pasadenalapidarysociety.org

SPRECKELS: Salinas Valley Rock & Gem Club Show, March 14-15, 2015. S, 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. salinasrockandgem.com

TURLOCK: Mother Lode Mineral Society Gem & Mineral Show, March 14-15, 2015. 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, turlockgemshow.com

DEL MAR: Gem Faire, March 6-8, 2015. 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.  gemfaire.com

SAN DIEGO: Gem Faire, April 17-19, 2015 gemfaire.com

SANTA ROSA Gem Faire, April 24-26, 2015 gemfaire.com

COSTA MESA Gem Faire May 8-10, 2015 gemfaire.com

SACRAMENTO: Gem Faire May 15-17, 2015 gemfaire.com
Held at Scottish Rite Center

SANTA BARBARA: Gem Faire May 22-24, 2015 gemfaire.com
At Earl Warren Showgrounds

SAN DIEGO:  Gem Faire June 26-28, 2015 gemfaire.com
Scottish Rite event

SAN RAFAEL: Gem Faire July 17-19, 2015 gemfaire.com
at Marin Center

EUREKA: Gem Faire July 24-26, 2015 gemfaire.com
at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds

SANTA BARBARA: Gem Faire  July 31-August 2, 2015 gemfaire.com
At Earl Warren Showgrounds

PLEASANTON: Gem Faire August 7-9, 2015 gemfaire.com
At Alameda County Fairgrounds

SACRAMENTO: Gem Faire August 14-16, 2015 gemfaire.com
At Scottish Rite

SAN DIEGO: Gem Faire August 21-23, 2015 gemfaire.com
Scottish Rite

COSTA MESA: Gem Faire August 28-30, 2015 gemfaire.com
At Orange County Fairgrounds

LEMOORE: Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club Show, March 21-22, 2015.  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-March 1, 2015. 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. vjgems.org

ANGELS CAMP: Calaveras Gem and Jewelry Show, March 28-29, 2015.  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, calaverasgemandmineral.org

ROSEVILLE: Roseville Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show, March 28-29, 2015.  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. rockrollers.com

TORRANCE: South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society Show, March 28-29, 2015. Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun. 10-4 Call: (310) 533-4931. Torrance Ken Miller Recreation Center 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA palosverdes.com/sblap

PARADISE - CHICO: Paradise Gem & Mineral Club Show, April 4-5, 2015  .Sat 10-5, Sun. 10-4, adults $2, students and children free. Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico, CA. paradisegem.org

SAN JOSE: Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society, April 18-19, 2015.  Hours: 10-5 daily Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 334 Tully Road. Call: (408) 266-1791, scvgms.org

MARIPOSA: Mariposa Gem & Mineral Society, April 19-20, 2014.  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, April 26-27, 2014.  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, April 26-27, 2014. Borchard Park Community Center 190 Reino Road. Hours: 10-5 daily Call: (805) 494-7734, cgamc.org

 
BISHOP: Lone Pine Gem & Mineral Society Show, May 2-4, 2014. Hours: Fri 5-10, Sat 9-7, Sun 10-3 Bishop Fairgrounds Sierra Street & Fair Drive. Call: (760) 793-6025. littlebearrocks.com

ANAHEIM: Searchers Gem & Mineral Society Show, May 3-4, 2014. Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 10a-4:30p, Brookhurst Community Center 2271 W. Crescent Ave.  Call: (562) 860-5938. searchersrocks.org

PASO ROBLES: Santa Lucia Rockhounds Show, May 3-4, 2014. Hours: 9a-5p daily. Pioneer Park & Museum 2010 Riverside Ave.  Call: (805) 610-0603. slrockhounds.org

YUCAIPA: Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society Show, May 3-4, 2014. Hours: Sat 10-6, Sun. 10-4  Scherer Senior Center 12202 First Street. Call: (909) 794-0731. yvgms.org

POMONA: Pasadena Lapidary Society Show, May 30-June 1, 2014. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA. cfms2014show.com

ESCONDIDO: Palomar Gem & Mineral Club Show, May 31 -June 1, 2014. Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4  California Center for the Arts 1340 N. Escondido Blvd. Call: (760) 489-1897. palomargem.org

June 2014

LA HABRA: North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society Show, June 8-9, 2014.  Hours: Fri 4-8:30, Sat 8-8, Sun 9-6. La Habra Community Center 101 W. La Habra Blvd. Call: (562) 697-0636. nocgms.com

CAYUCOS: San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club Show, June 14-15, 2014. 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, June 28-29, 2014.  Hours: Sat 10-6, Sun 10a-5p. Veterans Memorial Auditorium 4117 Overland Ave. culvercityrocks.org

July 2014

August 2014

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society Show, August 23-24, 2014. San Francisco Fair Building, Golden Gate Park 9th Ave.  & Lincoln Way Hours: Sat 10-6, Sun. 10-5p. sggemshow.org

September 2014

SANTA ROSA: Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society Show, September 27-28, 2014. Wells Fargo Center for the Art 50 Mark West Springs Road Hours: Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5p. Call: (707) 528-761S  srmgs. org

October 2014

TRONA: Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society Show, October 11-12, 2014.  Hours: Sat 7:30-5, Sun. 7:30-4 Gem & Mineral Building 13337 Main Street. Call: (760) 372-5356  www1.iwvisp.com

November 2014

CONCORD: Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society Show, November 1-2, 2014. Hours: 10-5 daily Centre Concord 5298 Clayton Road, Concord, CA. Call:  (925) 289-0454. ccmgs.org

SANTA ANA: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show, November 79, 2014, 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. mzexpos.com

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