2017 Annual Show

2017 Annual Show Blog

For information on time, places, and event...see the 2017 Show Page here.
For a discounted admission coupon...see here (print or show on your mobile device)
Newest entries at the top...this blog runs the whole show.

Sunday, November 26  1:15 PM
Lots of great mineral specimens available are from the vendors at the Annual Show. From micro-mounts to huge display pieces, bargain priced all the way up to investment-priced. There is something for every collector.

Sunday, November 26  11:39 AM
Great things to find in the Gem Sleuce! Just look at what one lucky young man found...that's a fist-sized quartz crystal!

Sunday, November 26  9:20 AM
The doors open for the last day of the Annual Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show at 10:00 AM!  We hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 25  5:02 PM
Day 2 of the show is now over.  We hope to see you tomorrow for the last day!

Saturday, November 25  2:29 PM
In addition to the many vendors and demonstrators at the show, there are also lots of activities for adults and kids (of all ages).

There is a working gem sleuce where you can get a bag of material and mine for your own gem stones. In the sand pit kids (of any age) can dig for gems and keep what you find. You can also make a gem tree and paint rocks.

Saturday, November 25  1:52 PM
If you make beaded jewelry, there are many vendors at the show with a wide variety of supplies for your projects. While you're looking for that perfect bead, come by and see wire-wrap artist and published author Melody MacDuffee.

Saturday, November 25  1:37 PM
Flint Knapping demonstration coming up at 2:00 PM.  Come watch Guy making a flint knapped arrowhead and learn about ancient technologies.

Saturday, November 25  10:52 AM
Some pictures from Day-1 Gem Tree and Rock Painting activities...

Saturday, November 25  10:05 AM
The weird and the unusual...a sampling of things found around the show floor

Saturday, November 25  9:00AM
Doors are open for day 2 of the show!

Today's schedule of events:
11:00 AM - Gem Tree making class
 2:00 PM - Flint Knapping Demonstration
 2:00 PM - Gem Tree making class
 4:00 PM - Gem Tree Making class
 5:00 PM - Flint Knapping Demostration
 6:00 PM - Day 2 closes...

November 24, 2017 3:04 PM
Do you like fossils?  Vendors at the Annual Show have all manner of fossils for you...ammonites, trilobytes, sharks teeths, peterified wood.  Take a look at a small sample of what is available.

November 24, 2017 1:00
Doors are open!  Come by and check out the silent auction and the raffle prizes (only $1).

November 24, 2017  9:45 AM
Day 1 Schedule of Events:
1:00 PM - Show Opens!
2:00 PM - Gem Tree Making Class
2:00 PM - LIVE remote by WABD 97.5 Radio
3:00 PM - Rock Painting Activity
4:00 PM - Gem Tree Making Class
5:00 PM - Rock Painting Activity

The Gem Sleuce will be open all day.  There are hourly door prizes and a running silent auction all day as well.

November 24, 2017  9:30 AM
Final preparations.  Dealers and Mobile Rock & Gem Society members alike are busy this morning putting all the finishing touches in place for the show to open at 1:00 PM.  There are several new vendors this years as well as many returning favorites.

We hope to see you at 1:00!

November 22, 2017
Show Set-up

We're wrapping up 2 days of set up for the show.  200+ tables in place, hundreds of feet of electrical, chairs, signs, display cases...and lots of tired Mobile Rock & Gem Society volunteers.  We're done for now.  Dealers start arriving Thursday afternoon. 

In the meantime, we are going to go enjoy Thanksgiving.  We hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving as well.  We'll see you Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM for the show opening!

November 1, 2017
A little more than 3 weeks to go...

We're happy to announce that Melody MacDuffee, author of multiple books on wire wrapping and jewelry making will be a feature artist and demonstrator at the 2017 Show.