Upcoming Events


October 2021

MAPS Satellite Show 2021 in Northfield Inn, IL

DATE: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Saturday, October 23, 2021

*NEW VENUE: Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center (3280 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702)



MAPS National Fossil Exposition 2021

DATE: Friday, October 22, 2021 - Sunday, October 24, 2021

*NEW VENUE: Illinois State Fairground, The Orr Building (66 4 H Rd, Springfield, IL 62702)




2021 Rochester Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show & Sale

DATE: Saturday, October 23, 10am - 6pm & Sunday October 24, 10am - 5pm

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

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

COST: Adults $6, kids 12 and under FREE, 2-day pass $9


HOST: Rochester Lapidary Society

The Rochester Lapidary Society's annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry sale is the best gem show in the area.

Once again, it is being held the fourth weekend in October; October 23rd and 24th, 2021.

The times will be Sat. the 23rd -10 to 6 and Sun. the 24th - 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.

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.

COVID-19 Info: Pending any changes in the policies for New York State, we will be following the rule of wearing a mask and staying socially distant. Depending on attendance restrictions, we may have people wait before entering the event. Further information will be made available on our website at rochesterlapidary.org/show



March 2022

52nd Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil Show: Fossils of New York

DATE: Saturday, March 19 - Sunday, March 20, 2022

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

VENUE: Market, Grange & State Police Buildings at the Hamburg Fairgrounds (5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY) (please use South Park Ave entrance)

COST: Adults $6, 2 Day pass $9, Children 12 & under FREE


HOST: The Buffalo Geological Society, Inc. 

The Buffalo Geological Society presents its 52nd Annual Gem Mineral & Fossil Show! A great field trip for the family and a real learning experience!

FREE PARKING, drawings and refreshments, and family fun!

Demonstrations, jewelry, Mini-Mine for children, exhibits, and dealers with minerals and fossils.