Annual Show

Next Show – May 1-3, 2015

Location


Kalamazoo County Expo Center (on the Kalamazoo County Fair Grounds)
2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI

Camping available on premises

The Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society annual show is bigger and better for 2015 with more dealers and activities. Expanding from 15,000 sq. ft. to 20,000 sq. ft. of show space the show now includes participation from the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society (solar viewing -weather permitting) and Western Michigan University. This year’s show theme, “A World of Agates”. At the show explore and discover the world of rocks, minerals and fossils. Pick a gem, select a setting and take home a unique piece of jewelry unlike any other in town. Pan for gold, learn about silver smithing, play a game, polish a Petoskey stone, crack open a geode, build a mineral collection, search out fossils, buy some beads; all this and more can be done at this event. Learn about geology thorough the many KGMS members’ displays. Hourly door prizes and a grand prize drawing. Four new dealers added for 2015!

Time

This is a yearly event that always takes place the weekend before Mother’s Day
(Either the last weekend of April or the first weekend in May)
Friday, May 1th Before 3:00 School kids – closed 3-4 PM. Note: before 4:00 PM some dealers may cover portions of their booths.
Friday, May 1th 4:00 – 8:00 Open to the public
Saturday, May 2th 10:00 – 6:00 Open to the public
Sunday, May 3th 10:00 – 5:00 Open to the public

Activities

For the Kids
  • The Gold Mine! Mine for gems, fossils & “gold”
  • The Wheel of Fortune
  • Beading
  • Educational activities presented by WMU and Calvin College
  • Gold Panning
  • Much More…
Demonstrators
  • Beading
  • Wirewrapping
  • Silverwork
  • Faceting
  • Gem Trees
  • Slate Carving
  • Lapidary Workshop
Displays Over 50 outstanding club members display their finds and favorites special displays of gems, minerals and lapidary creations
For Sale
  • Reputable dealers with complete hobby sales booths
  • Silent auctions
  • The Specimen Table: rocks from $0.25 to $2.00!
 
  • Diamonds
  • Rubies
  • Emeralds
  • Sapphires
  • Gold and Silver Jewelry
  • Minerals
  • Fossils
  • Carvings
  • More…
Also
  • Geode Cracking
  • Petoskey Stone Polishing
  • Hourly Door Prizes!

Entrance Fees

Adults (12 and up) $3.00
Kids (under 12) Free with paid adult
Boy Scouts
Girl Scouts
Campfire Girls
Bluebirds
free when in uniform

Proceeds

Geological Education including Scholarships for Western Michigan University geology students

Administration