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You can verify dates and times for each Mineral Show and obtain directions to the show by going to the Club’s website.


Major Rock and Mineral Shows in the Midwest


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12-14 --- Warren, MICHIGAN: Michigan Mineralogical Society Annual Show.  Fri 9 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am - 7 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm. South Macomb Community College Expo Center, Building P located in the southeast section of the campus (14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088) and is best reached off of Hayes Road. 60+ dealers. Contact: Wilbur Pfromm at  wpdog-mms@yahoo.com  website: http://www.michmin.org


2019


May


May 3-5 ---  KALAMAZOO, MI.  Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society (KGMS) 58th Annual Gem & Mineral Show. Adding more vendors and attractions in 2019! Location -  Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Fri 4-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. At 40,000 square feet of show space the KGMS show is one of the largest and best attended shows in Michigan.  Get, or make your mother day gift here. An event for the whole family.  CONTACT: KalamazooRockClub.org or Dealer Liaison


4-5--- CINCINNATI, OH; Wholesale and Retail Show, Cincinnati Mineral Society, SHARONVILLE CONVENTION CENTER 11355 Chester Road,  Sharonville, OH 4524.  Sat. 10:00-6:00, Sun. 11:00-5:00,  50 retail dealers, 4 wholesale dealers.

For more information  http://www.geofair.com


June


21-23  --- Bedfort, IN (formaly known as the Bloomington Show)

GEM MINERAL - FOSSIL SHOW - SWAP

Sponsored by Lawrence County Rock Club, Inc. Show and Swap Schedule - EDT

Friday          10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Saturday       9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Sunday        10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Held: Lawrence County Fairgrounds, South of Bedford, IN  Directions: From the junction of IN 37 and US 50, south of Bedford, turn west on US 50W. Go about 0.6 miles, fairgrounds on right.

Address: 11265 W US 50, Bedford, IN. http://www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org/rockshow.html

For information call: 812-675-6034



Southern Michgian Rock and Mineral Show page


Major Rock and Mineral Shows in the USA

Listing of the largest Rock, Gem and Mineral Shows in the Midwest region of the USA.

2018

To be listed in this section a show must have at least 25 dealers. 


These are the shows where prime mineral specimens are sold, sometimes, at prime prices.

Join me May 3 -5, 2019 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.


The KGMS Rock, Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show a great event for the whole family!


Bigger in 2019! With two large rooms, totaling 40,000 square feet, the KGMS  Show qualifies as a major midwest rock and mineral show. It is one of the best attended and largest shows in Michigan. KGMS is anticipating over 40 booths of vendors, activites and attractions.


The Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society  (KGMS) annual Show is held at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI


The Show always takes place the weekend before Mother’s  Day (Either the last weekend of April or the first weekend in May)


Vendor contact mailto: KGMSvendors@gmail.com -

website - www.kalamazoorockclub.org