2019 Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show and Sale
The Rochester Lapidary Society's annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry sale is the best gem show in the area. Once again, it is being held the last weekend in October; October 26th and 27th, this year.
The times will be Sat. the 26th -10 to 6 and Sun. the 27th - 10 to 5. It will be held at Total Sports Experience, 435 W. Commercial St., East Rochester (just off Interstate 490).
Adults $6, Kids under 12 free with adult, 2 day pass, $9.
There are specimens for beginning and advanced collectors; beads to make your own necklaces, craft supplies, jewelry of all kinds, ethnic, antique or modern; geodes which can be opened on site, lights made of salt. You can buy a slice of a dinosaur tooth, or a fossil dino bone. Our vendors have wonderful things from around the world.
Kids can try their hand at mining at the gem sluice, you always strike it rich; buy a straw at the straw draw and see if you won a polished rock or one of the grand prizes. Mineral Bingo is a fun way to learn a little science about the uses, shapes and colors of specific minerals. Every year local artists' groups "make art" to go with a theme (this year the theme is "Celebrating 50 Years"). The artists use rocks and gems in their work to push thoughts in new directions.
There will be a "People's Choice" award to judge the art, through public voting. There will be ribbons and cash prizes in each category. Come. See. Vote. Go to www.rochesterlapidary.org and print your free grand door-prize ticket or visit us on facebook www.facebook.com/ROCGemShow to check out our exhibit.