Upcoming Events



July 2022

2022 Syracuse Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show

DATE: July 9 - 10, 2022


VENUE: Center of Progress Building at NY State Fairgrounds (575 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209)



August 2022

Stone Tool Craftsman Show

DATE: Friday August 26, 10 AM - Sunday August 28, 2022 2 PM

TIME: 10am - 2pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday

VENUE: Letchworth State Park, Highbanks Recreation Area

HOST: Genesee Valley Flint Knappers Association


Open to the public;  food concessions and group camping available for the weekend.



October 2022

MAPS National Fossil Exposition XLIII

DATE: October 21 - 23, 2022

TIME: Friday 8am - 5pm, Saturday 8am - 5pm, Sunday 8am - 3pm

VENUE: Orr Building (Illinois State Fairgrounds, 66 4 H Road, Springfield, Illinois)

COST: 19 years old & Over $2; 12 - 18 $1; Under 12 FREE


HOST: Mid America Paleontology Society (MAPS)

Buy, Sell, Swap and Display of Fossils Exclusively!

The topic for Expo 2022 is 'Lagerstatten'.
Keynote Speaker: Don Bissett

Visit http://www.midamericapaleo.org for more information. 


Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show & Sale

DATE: October 22 - 23, 2022

TIME: Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm

VENUE: Total Sports Experience (435 West Commercial Street, Rochester, NY 14445)

COST: Adults $6, Kids 12 & under FREE, 2-day pass $9. Advance tickets available. 


HOST: Rochester Lapidary Society

Once again, it is being held the fourth weekend in October; October 22nd and 23rd, 2022.

The times will be Sat. the 22nd -10 to 6 and Sun. the 23rd - 10 to 5. It will be held at Total Sports Experience, 435 W. Commercial St., East Rochester (just off Interstate 490).

Adults $6, Kids under 12 free with adult, 2 day pass, $9. Advance sales tickets can skip the line at the door, and go right to the check in table. Advance Sale tickets can be upgraded to the 2-day pass at the door for an additional $3 per ticket. Saturday only.

There are specimens for beginning and advanced collectors; beads to make your own necklaces, craft supplies, jewelry of all kinds, ethnic, antique or modern; geodes which can be opened on site, lights made of salt. You can buy a slice of a dinosaur tooth, or a fossil dinosaur bone. Our vendors have wonderful things from around the world.

Children’s activities like soapstone carving, mineral bingo, and rock painting will be replaced with mineral trivia and soapstone carving demonstrations for kids. Adult crafting tutorials/mini-workshops are being converted to demonstrations and instruction, but shared tools and supplies will not be available for hands-on learning.



March 2023

53rd Annual Gem Mineral Fossil Show: Dinosaurs are Coming!

DATE: Saturday, March 18 - Sunday, March 19, 2023

TIME: Saturday 9am - 7pm, Sunday 9am - 6pm

VENUE: The Hamburg Fairgrounds: Market, Grange & State Police Buildings 

COST: $7, 2 Days $10, Children 12 years & under FREE 

HOST: Buffalo Geological Society, Inc.