Gem and Mineral / Bead Shows / Other Events

Rockhounds, gem and bead lovers, there's still more upcoming gem and mineral / bead shows. If you know of other shows that we might list here, please let us know

November 11& 12, 2017
Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium
and Mining Artifact Collectors Association Symposium
Socorro, NM

Macey Center - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
The New Mexico Mineral Symposium provides a forum for both professionals and amateurs interested in mineralogy. The meeting allows all to share their cumulative knowledge of mineral and artifact occurrences, and provides stimulus for research and new discoveries.
See the web site for more information.

November 17-19, 2017
50th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
Sponsored by The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society
Columbia, SC

Jamil Temple - 206 Jamil Rd.
Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, and tools for sale. Geodes sold and cut. Club member’s rock collections on exhibit, lapidary demonstrations. South Carolina amethyst on display.
$5.00 for adults, sixteen and under free with adult. All military and their dependents free.
Contact: Sue Shrader at 803-736-9317
See the web site for more information.

November 18-19, 2017
Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club 2nd Annual Fall Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show
Apache Junction, AZ
Apache Junction High School Cafeteria

Admission: Adults: $3, Teenage Students: $1, Children 12 and under: FREE
Featuring: Activities for Kids, Food Service, Door Prizes, a Great Silent Auction, a Gem-Tree-Making Activity, and Raffle. Dealers will be selling fine handmade jewelry, gems, beads, opals, cabochons, slabs, rocks, minerals, fossils, and jewelry-making supplies and equipment..
See the web site for more information.

November 17-19, 2017
Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival
Art Market - Fashion Show - Art Exhibition
Santa Fe, NM

In cooperation with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful and their recycling efforts surrounding America Recycles Day and New Mexico Recycling Awareness Month, Recycle Santa Fe is one of the hippest, eco-conscious art markets and juried art events of its time.
See the web site for more information.

November 2017 (Date TBA)
El Paso Gem & Mineral Show
El Maida Auditorium
6331 Alabama
El Paso, TX
Gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, tools, books, equipment, geode cutting, silent auction, and demonstrations.
For more information, call 533-7153.

December 2017 (Date TBA)
Earth Treasures show, sponsored by the Los Alamos Geological Society
Los Alamos, NM

Masonic Temple, intersection of 15th and Canyon
Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm — Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Members exhibit from their collections, demonstrate techniques of working with stone (e.g., cutting, carving and polishing) and of preparing mineral and fossil specimens, and show free movies. Dealers offer minerals, geologic specimens, gems, jewelry, and fossils for sale. Special exhibits are invited from universities, museums, and scientific institutions. Door prizes are awarded at intervals during the two-day show.
See the web site for more information

January 5-7, 2018 
Flagg Gem and Mineral Show
Mesa, AZ

This show's informal tailgate format offers a low cost venue for field collectors and local mineral/lapidary clubs to share their latest finds with children, teachers, rockhounds, and the general public. One goal of this show is to increase the interest of children in rocks, minerals, geology, and science. Children can become interested in science through minerals, crystals, and fossils, and our hope is to encourage their interest. Several groups will have free samples for children and for teachers and there are free activities as well.
See the web site for more information.

January 12-14, 2018 
Gila County Gem & Mineral Society Show
Globe, AZ

Gila County Fair Grounds: 3 miles North of Junction US 60-70
Dealers/vendors, children's activities, silent auction, food, door prizes.. Saturday only: Golden Oldies Car Show.
$3 adult; $5 couple; kids and students FREE.
See the web site for more information.

February 8-11, 2018 
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Tucson, AZ

The acclaimed Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is held every year on the second full weekend of February. It has set the standard for gem and mineral shows around the world, and is now the largest gem and mineral show in the United States. The show is open to the public and presents retail Dealers only.
See the web site for more information.

February 17-18, 2018
The Museum Rocks! Annual Rock, Gem and Mineral Show
Las Cruces, NM
Featuring Gems, Jewels, Raw Stones & Finished Stones, Educational Material, Books and Food Vendors.
See the web site for more information.

February 18-19, 2018 
Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club Annual Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show
Mesa, AZ

Skyline High School - 845 S. Crismon Rd.
Dealers will be selling handmade jewelry, gems, cabochons, beads, fossils, minerals,lapidary supplies and equipment, and more. Included at the show are door prizes, a silent auction, a gem-tree-making activity, the wheel, a raffle, and food service by the Skyline High School band.
Contact Wally Frlich: 480-982-7760
See the web site for more information.

March 8-11, 2018
Rockhound Roundup Gem & Mineral Show
Deming, New Mexico - Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Admission
More than 100 dealers, display cases, geode cutting, gold panning, spinning wheel, silent and live auctions, door prizes, raffle, guided field trips.
Contact: Marilyn Page – 575-544-9019 or Fran Chavez – 931-205-0909
P.O. Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031
See the web site for more information

March 2018 (Date TBA)
4th Annual Anthem Gem & Mineral Show
Sponsored by Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club
Anthem, AZ
Boulder Creek High School
40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.

For information, search Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club on Facebook

March 2018 (Date TBA)
Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Show
Albuquerque, NM
Expo New Mexico (State Fairgrounds) - Creative Arts Center
Admission: Adults and Seniors, $3 - Kids under 13, Free - Friday is "Dollar Day"
Sponsored by Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club. More than 45 dealers.
Displays, door prizes, raffles, kids' booth, silent auctions, faceting demonstrations, gold panning, gem setting, free mineral/gem identification.
Creative Arts Center, New Mexico State Fairgrounds (Expo New Mexico), San Pedro entrance, across the street from the Lujan Building
See the web site for more information.

March 16-18, 2018 
Body Mind Spirit Expo
Denver, CO

The idea behind Denver's Body Mind Spirit Celebration is pretty simple. Bring together a juried collection of over 250 professional readers, healers, and exhibitors for one fantastic weekend and make the entire event affordable for everyone. You will feel the sense of community at the front of the show with $7 admission that gets you into a massive open exhibit hall. All readers charge just $20 for 20 minutes. There is so much to choose. Our meeting rooms will keep you busy as well. We have lots of free presentations plus in-depth workshops where you go deeper into the subjects you care the most about.
Visit for more information about the fair.

April 28, 2018 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico: Bowl for Kids Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico plays a large role in helping to guide and nurture children in New Mexico. This is a laudable effort that we at Mama’s Minerals are happy to support. We value New Mexico’s children and are participating this month in the 30th Annual Bowl for Kid’s Sake fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico.

If you are interested in becoming a Big Brother or Sister, please visit their web site.

March 31, 2018
(Occurs every year on Saturday before Easter Sunday)
Mama's Easter Egg Hunt
Mama's Minerals Albuquerque
800 20th Street NW @ Bellamah
Albuquerque, NM

Hop on over with your little chicks to the Mama's Minerals Easter Egg Hunt at our Albuquerque location! Kids will find eggs filled with Mama's Minerals goodies - tumbled stones, colorful beads, million year old fossils and minerals. Children are welcome to bring their own baskets for collecting. Meet the Easter Bunny! Each participant will leave with 8 new rock, fossil and mineral treasures.
Egg hunt is open to children 12 and under, and parent / guardians must be present for children to participate. Three sessions, at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. Space is limited. You must pre-purchase tickets, $4 per child.
More information

April 2018 (Date TBA)
New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
New Mexico Tech campus
Socorro, NM

NMSEF accepts the top exhibits from the six regional science fairs in the state. It is held each April on the campus of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro. Its objectives are to recognize and reward excellence in science, mathematics, and engineering projects carried out by junior high and high school students from throughout the state. Winners at the state level compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in a major city every May.
See web site for more information.

April 2018 (Date TBA)
Houston Fine Mineral Show
Houston, TX

At the Embassy Suites (near the Galleria)
Featuring some of the finest dealers from around the world. Located within walking distance of The Galleria, the new show will be in the heart of Houston and everything this great city has to offer. And while you're in Houston, don't forget to visit the world-famous Houston Museum of Natural Science - one of the finest mineral museums in the country.
See the web site for more information.

June 15-17, 2018 

Carlsbad Gem and Mineral Show
Carlsbad, NM

Sponsored by Carlsbad Gem & Mineral Society
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Parks
Entrance off highway 285, NW of Carlsbad, NM
Rocks, Gems and Minerals; dealers and displays; silent auction, wheel of fortune, door prizes.
Contact: (505) 426-7664

June 2018 (Date TBA)
Tombstone Gem Show 
Tombstone, AZ
Tombstone Territories RV Resort
Gems, jewelry, mineral specimens and fossils. Shopping encouraged, vendors welcome. Free admission and parking.
See the web site for more information.

June 2018 (Date TBA)
Pikes Peak Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
Colorado Springs, CO

Sponsored by Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society
Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center - 3650 N. Nevada Ave.
Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4
Admission $5, Children 12 and under free
"New location. Same great show only better because we are inside and can have nicer displays. The Gold Panners Club will be teaching all you folks to pan for gold. The club will hold their annual silent auction thru out the entire show. The Pebble Pups will have an awesome kids area with lots of fun and interesting things for all the kids to do. Club members will be there to talk to anyone that is interested in joining the club and learning all about Gems and Minerals and how to find them. Come and join us for fun, food, gems, minerals, custom jewelry and lots of learning!"
Contact: Kim and Bodie Packham, 87 Plum Creek Rd., Divide, CO 80814, (719)-360-9665
See the web site for more information.

July 28, 2018
(Occurs yearly every 4th Saturday in July)

Mama's Minerals Kids' Day
Mama's Minerals Albuquerque
800 20th Street NW @ Bellamah

Bring the Kids in for a day of fun for all ages featuring:

  • Free Kids' Geology Class
  • Flint Knapping Demos
  • Fossil Excavation Demos
  • Free Geode to each kid
  • Free Geode Cracking
  • Jewelry Making
  • Coloring Station
  • Visit to the Fluorescent Minerals Darkroom

Each child will take home a free mineral, free fossil/shark’s tooth, free geode, and free necklace or bracelet.
More information

July 2018 (Date TBA)
San Juan County Gem & Mineral Show - Farmington
Farmington, NM

Sponsored by San Juan County Gem & Mineral Society
Farmington Civic Center
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Admission
Gemstones, Jewelry, Minerals, Books, Specimens, Rough-Polished Cabs, Tools, Silent Auction, Wheel of Fortune
Contact: (505) 632-8288 or (505) 330-7318

July 2018 (Date TBA)
Four Corners Durango Gem & Mineral Show
Durango, CO

Sponsored by Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
La Plata County Fairgrounds - 2500 Main Ave.
Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5
Admission: $1
Minerals, fossils, jewelry, gems, gold panning, kids activities, door prizes, silent auction, raffle and much more!
See the web site for more information.

August 2018 (Date TBA)
Contin-tail, The Rock Show at Buena Vista
Buena Vista, CO - Rodeo Grounds

Admission: Free
A collector's paradise. More than 100 county-wide merchants gather at the Rodeo Grounds to swap, sell and show rocks, minerals, gems, sculptured artworks and fine jewelry.
Call: 719-938-4194
See the web site for more information.

August 2018 (Date TBA)
Woodland Park Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show
Woodland Park, CO

Admission: Free
Mineral specimens, gem stones, jewelry, cabochons, fossils, prospecting equipment, gold, kids' stuff, and more.
Call: Kim or Bodie @ 719-360-9665
See the web site for more information.

September 8, 2018
Mama's Minerals Arts and Crafts Fair
Mama's Minerals Albuquerque
800 20th Street NW @ Bellamah

  • Discover One-of-a-Kind Art
  • Meet the Artists
  • Over 100 Booths

September 2018 (date TBA)
Annual Grant County Gem & Mineral Show
Silver City, NM

Presented by Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society
Grant County Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center (3031 Highway 180 East)
A great family event! Large assortment of vendors, Wheel of Fortune, Silent Auction, Daily Field trips for Collecting and for Geology and Mining History, Educational Displays. Featuring local minerals and minerals from around the world, handcrafted jewelry, rough cutting materials, findings, equipment, and more. Special exhibit: New Mexico State University Zuhl Collection of Petrified Wood, and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
Free Admission
Contact: Jeannine Weiner 575-654-4424
See the web site for more information

September 2018 (Date TBA)
Annual Whole Expo 
The Holistic Health & Ecological Conference & Exposition for Your Whole Life
Durango, CO
La Plata County Fairgrounds main exhibit hall

Admission: $5.00 for both days / Children 12 and under free
WholeExpo brings together individual businesses and services that promote healthy, holistic living and ecological awareness. Also join us outside for amazing demonstrations and entertainment.
See the web site for more information

September 2018 (Date TBA)
Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show
Ramada Plaza Hotel - Denver Central
4849 Bannock Street
Denver, CO

70 top quality dealers. Minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, jewelry, beads, decorator items. 
Free admission and parking.
See the web site for more information

September 2018 (Date TBA)
California Federation of Mineralogical Societies Show and Convention
Placerville, CA

El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr. Exit 44B off of Highway 50
Admission: Adults $4, Kids 12 & under Free.
Dealers and displays will feature worldwide varieties of minerals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, petrified wood, amber, opals, meteorites, geodes, carvings, tools, books and more. Ongoing lapidary and jewelry-making demonstrations. Special amber exhibit and presentations. Free rocks and activities for kids. A great show for experienced collectors and families alike.
See the web site for more information.

September 2018 (Date TBA)
Albuquerque Fall Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
Albuquerque, NM

Expo NM (NM State Fairgrounds)

60+ dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, stone art, tools, rough, slabs and more.
See the web site for more information.

October 2018 (Date TBA)
American Indian Fall Wholesale Trade Show / Art Market
Sponsored by Indian Arts and Crafts Association
Albuquerque, NM

Isleta Resort & Casino

Find amazing works of art and culture, and help support IACA to continue its mission of promoting, protecting and preserving authentic American Indian art. The show opens with the IACA Members’ Preview for IACA retail and wholesale members in good standing. The market is a wholesale show and not open to the public. 
See the web site for more information.

October 2018 (Date TBA)
Chaparral Rockhounds Club Show
Roswell, NM

Chaparral Rockhounds presents an annual show held on the first weekend of October for the general public. Its purpose is to educate and inform the public about earth science and the world of geology. Members from Chaparral Rockhounds and surrounding clubs display a wide variety of the earth’s geological wonders. See a wide range of fossils, gems, rocks & minerals (some of which fluoresce in bright colors under ultraviolet light). Typically, the show has 4-6 dealers, a silent auction, wheel of fortune, over 100 exhibits, and field trips for the famous Pecos Valley diamonds and quartz clusters. In addition, members attend and exhibit at several other club shows in the region.
See the web site for more information.

October 2018 (Date TBA)
Sedona Gem and Mineral Show
Raffles, displays, activities, refreshments, and vendors with a variety of rocks, minerals, jewelry, beads, books, lapidary supplies, and much more. There will be games and prizes for kids at the Kid's Corner, and Kid's Corner participants will receive a free "Rock Collection".
Admission is $3.00 & kids under 12 are free. Come and join the fun!
See the web site for more information.