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

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
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