Annual Show

Next Show – May 4-6, 2018: Fri 4-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 10 -5.


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

Camping available on premises

Over the past few years the Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society annual show has expanded from 11,000 sq. ft. to almost 20,000 sq. ft. of show space. 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.


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 5thth Before 2:00 School kids – closed 2-4 PM. Note: before 2:00 PM some dealers may cover portions of their booths.
Friday, May 5thth 4:00 – 8:00 Open to the public
Saturday, May 6thth 10:00 – 6:00 Open to the public
Sunday, May 7thth 10:00 – 5:00 Open to the public


For the Kids
  • The Gold Mine! Mine for gems, fossils & “gold”
  • The Wheel of Fortune
  • Beading
  • Educational activities presented by Western Michigan University
  • Gold Panning
  • Much More…
  • 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 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…
  • Geode Cracking
  • Petoskey Stone Polishing
  • Hourly Door Prizes!

Entrance Fees

Adults (12 and up) $4.00
Kids (under 12) Free with paid adult
Boy Scouts
Girl Scouts
Campfire Girls
free when in uniform


Geological Education including Scholarships for Western Michigan University geology students