California Gem and Mineral Shows - January 2024

Did you miss out on earlier gem society shows or did you have so much fun you want to go to another one?

Whatever your motivation, here is the latest list of major gem and mineral events starting in January 2024 for California rockhounds and jewelry lovers alike:



January 20-21, 2024 – Exeter, CA
Tule Gem and Mineral Society
Exeter Veterans Memorial Building, 324 North Kaweah Ave., Exeter, CA 93221
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
2024 Gemboree
Contact: Gayle Bingaman, Show Chairperson, (559) 802-6029,

February 17-18, 2024 – Antioch, CA
Antioch Lapidary Club
Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 West 10th Street, Antioch, CA
Hours: Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM-5PM
Jewelry, Gems, Findings, Supplies, Auctions, Grab Bags, Exhibits and hands on projects for kids. Admission $6.00, Children 12 & under, scouts in uniform and Active Military Free. $1.00 off admission with show flyer.
Contact: (510) 693-9075,

February 24-25, 2024 – Vallejo, CA
Vallejo Gem and Mineral Society
Solano County Fairgrounds, McCormack Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Vallejo Gem and Mineral Show: We host vendors offering gems, geodes, fossils, raw rocks and minerals, carved stone animals, beads, findings and minerals from around the globe. The Vallejo Gem and Mineral Society invites you to discover lapidary and related crafts through our educational displays and live demonstrations. There is something for everyone, for crafters, jewelry lovers and science enthusiasts. We have a silent auction, geode cuttings, drawings for beautiful hand-crafted pieces and games of chance and discovery for kids!
Contact: (415) 254-1506,

March 1-2, 2024 - Newark, CA
Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave., Newark, CA 
Gem and Mineral Society of Castro Valley
75 Annual Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show & Sale
Hours: Friday: 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
40 plus dealers, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Gem ID, Kid's Spinning Wheel, Door Prizes, Geode Splitting, Raffle, Live Auction.
Admission: 1-day Pass $6.00 (Under 13 Free w/Adult), or 3-day Pass $10.00
& $1.00 off admission with flier. Law Enforcement & Military free.
Free Parking

March 2-3, 2024 – Ventura, CA
Ventura Gem & Mineral Society
Ventura Co. Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura CA
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM-4PM
Dealers and exhibits, demos, gold panning, kids activities, raffle & silent auctions, Country Store an plant sale, free resources for teachers. A SoCal tradition for 60+ years.
Contact:  (805) 312-8467,

March 8-10, 2024 – Victorville, CA (Stoddard Wells area)
Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club
Stoddard Wells Tailgate.  Take I-15 toward Barstow EXIT #157 stay on Stoddard Wells Road. Follow the signs 7 miles to Tailgate. GPS 34.671852347,-117-117133037
Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM daily48th Annual Stoddard Wells Tailgate. This annual event is Free to vendors and visitors. Vendors offering slabs and cabs, findings and equipment, minerals and fossils, faceted and handcrafted jewelry, and lots of rough material. A family field trip to marble collecting site on Saturday from 9 A to 1 PM.
Contact:  (760) 243-2339,

March 9-10, 2024 – Turlock, CA
Mother Lode Mineral Society of CA
Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 North Broadway, Turlock, CA
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Mother Lode Mineral Society presents the 58th Annual Turlock Rock & Gem Show. Our theme this year is JADE.
Also featuring Mizzie the Velociraptor, Rocks, Minerals & Fossils, Gold Panning, Big Fluorescent Room, Touch and See Table, Kids Activities and shopping from the wonderful Vendors. Admission $8 – 12 and under free with paid adult. Free Parking.
Contact: see web site

March 16-17, 2024, San Jose, CA
Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Educational exhibits, rocks that glow in the dark, how to make arrowheads and other demonstrations. Free to active duty, retired military, military dependents and first responders with valid ID. Children under 12 free with adult. Adults $8. Save $2 when you buy on-line at Free parking.
Contact: s(408) 265-1422,
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March 23-24, 2024 – Angeles Camp, CA
Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society
2465 Gun Club Rd., Angeles Camp CA 95222
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Annual Calaveras Gem and Mineral Show: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 FREE with paying adult. Amazing displays, vendors and demonstrations, silent auction, Fun and interesting activities for children. Treasure Hunt, Door Prizes! Food on sit. FREE PARKING. Great Fun.
Contact: (209) 736-4892,

April 6-7, 2024 – Vista, CA
Vista Gem and Mineral Society
Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92083
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Come on out to our Annual Gem and Mineral show at the Antique Gas and Engine Museum. This is an outdoors event with lots of gam and mineral dealers as well as an artist’s alley with finished jewelry and other related items. We have a food truck so you can make a day of it. This is a free event. Check out our raffle and see our awesome vendors we have.

April 13-14, 2024 – Mariposa, CA
Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club
Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Rd., Mariposa, CA 95338
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
We’ll have a great selection of vendors with all sorts of gems, minerals, fossils, rough lapidary material and many other rock-related items, a fabulous raffle, silent auction, geode cutting, and, of course, food…

April 13-14, 2024 – Placerville, CA
El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society
El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville, CA
Hours: Saturday 10 AM -5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Contact: (530) 676-2472,

May 4-5, 2024 – Lancaster
Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club
2551 W Ave. H, Lancaster, CA 93536
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
AVGMC Rock, Jewelry and Gem Show. Parking and Admission are free. Plenty of vendors, displays and activities for the whole family.

June 8-9, 2024 – Escondido, CA
Palomar Gem and Mineral Club
California Center for the Arts – at the Conference Center, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 92025
Hours: Saturday 10AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10AM – 4 PM
Our show is the largest indoor Gem and Mineral Show in Southern California. Held at the California Center for the Arts – at the Conference Center, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido.
Admission: $5.00, Children under 12 Free
Be entertained in 9000 square feet with 40 plus vendors displaying beautiful mineral specimens, faceting and lapidary rough fossils, and eye-catching handmade and vintage jewelry. This year we are expanding our vendors to independent artisans working in other materials. Our club experts will be demonstrating faceting, silversmithing, and cabbing. We have a close relationship with The Gem Institute of America and often have GIA students to ID gemstones of our guests.
Our visitors enjoy free parking, a well-lit, air-conditioned facility with clean restrooms. Old town Escondido restaurants are directly across the street. So, f you did not have time to go to Quartzite or Tucson, come and visit Escondido and shop locally at the show that is rapidly becoming the premier gems and mineral show in Southern California.
Contact: (425) 281-6218,

Calendar last updated: 12/14/23

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