2008 Regional Shows & Swaps
Here is a list of the known Shows in or near Colorado for 2008. This list will be updated each month.

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows
January 26 - February 17th
Many sites around the city
Tucson, AZ
Show Info


Denver Gem & Mineral Guild Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show
February 22-24th
Fri: 10am - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 W. 6th Ave
Golden, CO
Show Info


The International Gem & Jewelry Show
February 29 - March 2nd
Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Denver Merchandise Mart
(Pavilion Building)
451 East 58th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216
Show Info


Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Show
Treasures of the Earth

March 14-16th
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
Theme: Quartz
New Mexico State Fairgrounds
School Arts/Flower Building
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contact: Paul Hlava at (505) 255-5478
Show Info


Fort Collins Gem & Mineral Show
March 28-30th
Hosted by the
Fort Collins Rockhounds Club
Fri: 4pm - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
Theme: Minerals of the American West
Lincoln Center
419 W. Magnolia
Ft. Collins, CO
Contact: Show Chairman, Dave Halliburton, at (970) 493-6168
Show Info


Flatirons Mineral Club Annual Silent Auction
April 10th
Hosted by the Flatirons Mineral Club
Boulder Senior Center (9th & Arapahoe)
Boulder, CO
Contact: Gerry Naugle at (303) 591-2830
Show Info


North Jeffco Gem and Mineral Club's annual Silent Auction
April 11th
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Come see us at our annual Silent Auction!
There will be lots of rocks, minerals, fossils, crafts and more for the bidding.
Public invited!
Buyers and Sellers welcome!
If you need a finished piece of jewelry, rough material to fashion yourself, a specimen for your collection, or an interesting time, this is the place to be!
Arvada Senior Center
6842 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO
Contact: Ron Knoshaug at (303) 423-2923
Bid Sheets Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Auction Flyer Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Show Info


Wichita Gem & Mineral Society
April 25-27th
Theme: Nature's Wonders - Dazzling Gemstones
Cessna Activity Center
2744 George Washington Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas
Contact: Gene Maggard at (316) 742-3746 or gandpmaggard@wildblue.net
Show Info


Spring Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show
April 25-27th
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
Minerals * Fossils * Gems * Beads * Jewelry
Free Admission!!! Free Parking!!!
Holiday Inn - Denver North at (303) 292-9500
Located where I-25 meets I-70
Contact: Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC


Rocky Mountain Bead Society Bead Bazaar
April 26-27th
Sat: 10-6pm
Sun: 10-5pm
Admission: $5 (good both days)
Denver Merchandise Mart (in the Expo Hall)
I-25 and 58th Ave
Denver, CO
Bazaar Info


Rock Hounds Annual McPherson Gem & Mineral Club
May 2-4th
Rock Sale & Swap
Located at the 4H Fairgrounds (Woodside and Hickory) McPherson, KS
Contact: Marvin Lundquist at (620) 241-7003 or swederocker@mpks.net
or Jim Nutter at (620) 241-2433


Colorado Mineral Society Silent Auction
May 3rd
Hosted by the Colorado Mineral Society
Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church
920 Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO
11-3pm
Contact: Bruce Geller at (303) 237-2947
Show Info


Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Show
May 10-11th (Mother's Day weekend)
Theme: Arts of Nature
Two Rivers Convention Center (at First and Main Streets)
Grand Junction, CO
Contact: Dave McCollough at (970) 523-5443


Denver Gem & Mineral Guild Auction
May 9
7:30pm
Hosted by the Denver Gem & Mineral Guild
Live Auction and Silent Auction
Free Admission
Gems, Mineral Specimens, Fossils, Petrified Wood, etc.
Special table for Kids Only!
Setup starts at 6:30pm
Non-members may bring specimens to sell at the auction. 30% of the final bid price must be donated to DGMG. Non-members are limited to bringing 2 flats or 20 specimens.
Berthoud Hall
Colorado School of Mines (16th & Illinois Street)
Golden, CO
Contact: Bob Park at (303) 279-1015
Show Info


Annual Rock Swap
May 1617th
City Park (Northwest corner of Ellinwood)
Ellinwood, KS
Presented by the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, 620-564-3300


Colorado Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy Silent Auction
May 17th
1 - 4pm
Community Center 1580 Yarrow St. Lakewood, CO
Contact: Bruce Geller at (303) 237-2947 or
Richard Parsons at (303) 838-8859; E-mail: richard.parsons@att.net


Delta County Rock Wranglers Show
June 7
Sat. 9-5pm
Free admission; dealers, exhibits, door prizes, family activities
Heddles Recreation Center
530 Gunnison River Dr.
Torrington, Wyoming
Contact: Harry W. Masinton at (970) 856-3861


Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Show
June 20-22nd
Hosted by the Rex Young Rock Club
The Rendezvous Center
Torrington, Wyoming
Contact: Ron Harroun at (307) 837-2691


The International Gem & Jewelry Show
June 15-17th
Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Denver Merchandise Mart (Pavilion Building)
451 East 58th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216
Show Info


Pikes Peak Gem & Mineral Show
June 21-22nd
Hosted by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 4pm
Theme: To be announced
Exhibits, Programs, Jewelry, Door Prizes, Swap tables, Gold panning
Location: Phil Long Expo Center
1515 Auto Mall Loop (I-25 and N. Academy Exit)
Colorado Springs, CO
Contact: Ronald Yamiolkoski at (719) 683-2603 or info@csms.us
Show Info


Natrona County Rockhounds Show
June 28-29th
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 9am - 4pm
Display contest, silent auctions, raffle, door prizes, grab bags, vendors
Parkway Plaza
123 W. E, Center St. and I-25
Casper, WY
Contact: Helen Hoff at (307) 266-2839 or e-mail: or hmhoff@bresnan.net
Show Info


Annual Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show
July 11-13th
Hosted by the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
Kids Activities All Weekend!
Demonstrations and Workshops
Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Fossils, Beading, Raffle & Door Prizes
Educational and Fluorescent Displays
Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
La Plata County Fairgrounds
2500 Main Ave.
Durango, CO
Contact: Joanna Baker at (970) 563-9908 or info@durangorocks.org
Show Info


"Contin-Tail" Rock Swap
August 7-10th
Sponsored by the Colorado Federation of Mineralogical Societies
and hosted by the Columbine Gem & Mineral Society (Salida, CO)
Buy/Sell/Swap rocks, minerals and fossils!
Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds/Fairgrounds
Buena Vista, CO


Fairplay Bead Swap & Show
August 9-10th
Cabs, stone beads and other items!
Hosted by South Park Pottery & Back Room Beads
Fairplay, CO
Contact: Pat Pocius at (719) 836-2698
Show Info


The Lake George Gem and Mineral Show
August 15-17th
Minerals * Fossils * Jewelry * Lapidary
Local Specimens * Field Trips
Free Admission! * Free Parking!
Lake George, CO
(38 miles west of Colorado Springs on US 24)
Contact: Richard Parsons at (303) 838-8859 or richard.parsons@worldnet.att.net


The Denver Gem & Mineral Show
September 12-14th

Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Theme: Minerals of Colorado
Displays * Dealers * Minerals
* Gems * Jewelry * Fossils

Public Welcome!
Denver Merchandise Mart (in the Expo Hall and Plaza)
I-25 and 58th Ave
Denver, CO
MapQuest Map
Contact: Barb Melby at (303) 233-2516
www.DenverMineralShow.com or info@denvermineralshow.com


American Federation Convention & Show
Convention: Sept 24-28, 2008
Show: Sept 26-28, 2008
Humble Civic Center
8233 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-4140
Hosted by the Houston Gem & Mineral Society
Show Info


Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium
November 8-9th
Macey Center
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, New Mexico
Contact: Dr. Virgil Lueth at (505) 835-5140 or vwlueth@nmt.edu
Show Info


Flatirons Mineral Club Show
December 12-14th
Dealers selling rocks, jewelry, fossils, minerals, gems and tools.
There will be gold panning, a dig site, grab bags, mini classes and flint knapping!
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Hover and Nelson Roads, Main Exhibits Building
Longmont, Colorado
Friday 10am 7pm (Admission $2.50 Ages 14 & Up)
Saturday 9am 6pm (Admission $5.00 Ages 14 & Up)
Sunday 10am 4pm (Admission $5.00 Ages 14 & Up)
Ages 13 and under Free with paid Adult admission
Grand Prizes and Hourly Door Prizes!
Contact: Gerry Naugle at gnaugle@earthlink.net
Show Info