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:




March 23-24, 2024 – Angels 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,

March 22-24, 2024 – Clovis, CA
Fresno Gem and Mineral Society
748 Rodeo Dr., Clovis, CA 93612
Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
The 4th Annual Central Valley Gem & Mineral Show, sponsored by the Fresno Gem and Mineral Society, presents a great show for viewing, learning about and purchasing minerals, fossils, gems, beautiful handmade jewelry and much more!

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, 2024 – Lake Elsinore, CA
Lake Elsinore Gem & Mineral Society
32097 Corydon Road, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
4th Annual Lake Elsinore Spring Rock & Craft Show
Hours:  Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Contact: (909) 208-6956,

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,

April 20-21, 2024 – Thousand Oaks, CA
Conejo Valley Gem & Mineral Club
Borchard Park Community Center, 190 N. Reino Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Hours: Saturday 10 Am – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
“Pageant of a Thousand Gems” – 47th Annual Show
The event is FREE – no charge for parking or entry
The Show includes: members’ display of personal collections or projects, demonstrations of skills and tools used in lapidary arts, vendors selling specimens of minerals, rocks, gems and jewelry, activities for kids to enjoy and learn from with prizes, a silent auction with a selection of specimens, door prizes and a plant sale.
Contact: (805) 209-3173,

Searchers Gem and Mineral Society
Brookhurst Community Canter, 2271 W. Crescent Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4:30 PM
This show features displays of members work, demonstrations by Searchers (and some of our friends) of lapidary work, stone carving, jewelry making, wire wrap, faceting and many other rock and jewelry related skills. There is a children’s jewelry area where children can make a piece of jewelry and take it home, and a wheel of fortune. There are many dealers with their rock and jewelry related wares, and the best silent auction around.

April 27-28, 2024 – Paradise, CA 95967
Paradise Gem & Mineral Club
475 Pearson Road, Paradise, CA 95967
NorCal UNEARTHED – Paradise Gem and Mineral Club’s 68th Annual Gem and Mineral Show. Come and join us for a weekend full of prizes, auctions, raffles, a kids zone, food vendors, demos, geode cracking and shopping!
This year is going to be our BIGGEST show yet!! You won’t want to miss this…please invite your rock loving friends and family. . We can’t wait to see you.
Vendor Contact:

April 27-28, 2024 – Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society
307 Church St., Santa Cruz, Ca 95060. Corner of Church and Center Streets
Hours: Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Our Spring show has a large variety of vendors selling finished jewelry, gem stones, lapidary supplies and rough stone, fossils, mineral specimens, stone carvings and many other things of interest to ‘rockhounds’. In addition, there is a rock identification table, display cases containing examples of items collected or made by club members, geode cutting, Pick-Your-Prize opportunity drawing, and a Treasure Wheel. Admission is $7. $1 off with show advertisement. Scouts in uniform free. Children under 12 free with paying adult.

May 3-4, 2024  – Yucaipa, CA
Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Show will be held on Yucaipa Blvd near Adams Street, Yucaipa CA 92399
Hours: Friday 5 PM – 10 PM, Saturday noon – 9 PM
YVGMS annual show held in conjunction with the city of Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival (YMAF). The YVGMS show will include 15 dealers, kids activities, club store, geode cracker, and a great raffle.
YMAF will have name bands both nights, other arts and crafts dealers and food, beer and wine booths. Great for the whole family.

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.

May 11-12, 2024 – Jackson, CA 95642
Amador County Gem & Mineral Society
Kennedy Mine, Highway 49/88, Jackson, CA 95642
Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM Both Days
GEM AND CRAFTS FAIRE. Available will be rough/slabs of rock, lapidary items, arts & crafts vendors, handcrafted jewelry, beads and findings galore. Food and drink will be sold. Mine walking tours available. No dogs please.
Vendor information call (209) 296-4061 use this number to the public please.
Contact: (209) 304-9622

May 24-26,2024 – Ventura, CA
Ventura Gem & Mineral Society and The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd.,  Ventura, CA 93001
Hours: Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
CFMS-AFMS National Show and Convention. 100 gem, mineral, fossil $ lapidary arts exhibits; speakers & programs; on-going demos of lapidary arts, jewelry making and gold panning; raffle prizes & silent auctions; 50 dealers; children’s activities & free resources for teachers. Proceeds support scholarships to college students in the earth sciences and/or jewelry arts & also support free educational outreach for schools, teachers, home-schoolers & youth groups.

This regional and national federation show is being run and sponsored by the Ventura Gem & Mineral Society

Contact: (805) 312-8467,

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,

June 29-30, 2024 – Culver City, CA
Culver City Rock & Mineral Club
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
2024 Fiesta of Gems – The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club will present its 61st Annual Fiesta of Gems Show on Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, 2024 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230. This year the featured gemstone is Turquoise. Admission and parking are free.
The Fiesta of Gems is a free educational event for the community which provides fossils, gems and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, and children’s programs. We also offer jewelry making demonstrations, gem, mineral dealers, tools, and books sales. This event helps several community programs in Culver City and helps to educate and inspire elementary students in Earth Science activities.
For more information contact Janice Metz at

August 3-4, 2024 – Roseville, CA
Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society
@the Grounds Roseville, 700 Event Center Drive, Roseville, CA 95678
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday a0 AM – 4 PM
62nd Roseville Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show in the huge, AC Roebbelen Event Center. Over 70n vendors, inside/out, featuring: Crystals, Fossils, Minerals, Amethyst, Beads, Gemstones, Meteorites, plus Free – Scientific Mineral and Gem ID – bring your rocks for a no-cost Scientific Identification! Fun for Kids in “Education Station”, Petrified Wood, Stone carvings, many special exhibits. Demonstrations, Huge Rock Auctions. Lots to see for adults and kids at this family friendly event. General admission $10.00, Kids – 12 and under Free. Parking $10. Tickets at the door, online, or grab a discount coupon on our even website:

August 24-25, 2024 – Arcadia, CA
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Arcadia Masonic Lodge, 50 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia, CA 91007
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Now in our 75th year, Pasadena Lapidary Society celebrates our 64th Annual Tournament of Gems.
Contact: (626) 260-7239,

September 21-22, 2024 – Monterey, CA
Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey, CA 93950
Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM both days
Rocks, minerals, fossils, vendors, gems, silent auction,  beads, equipment, exhibits, kind’s stuff, and jewelry

October 12-13, 2024 – Redwood City, CA
Peninsula Gem and Geology Society and Sequoia Gem and Mineral Society
Redwood City Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061
Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM daily
Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Gems, Jewelry, Beads, Demonstrations, Kid’s Activities

October 26-27, 2024 – Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Mineral Society
Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
88th Annual Sacramento Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show.
Free parking, $8 adult admission, kids under 12 free with paid adult
Contact: (916) 662-5819,
Website: http://sacgemshow.c0m

Calendar last updated: 03/22/2024

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