2022 Rimstones Rock Club Calendar of Events
PAYSON RIMSTONES ROCK CLUB CURRENT EVENTS CALENDAR
PAYSON RIMSTONES ANNUAL GEM & MINERAL SHOW
The Annual Gem & Mineral Show is scheduled for September 16 – 18, 2022.
The Club holds its Annual Gem & Mineral Show each Fall. This year’s show will be held at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center. Gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry and jewelry findings, slabs or rough material plus much more are available from our vendors. The Club sponsors an education center for the children and adults with a geologist to answer questions, a Spinning Wheel (where everyone wins a rock!), a magnificent fluorescent mineral display, a free Treasure Hunt for junior rock collectors, beading, sandstone/rock painting, and much more. A silent auction area for those folks interested in obtaining beautiful minerals and rocks is available, too! All proceeds go toward supporting scholarships for graduating Payson High School students and students who are residents of Northern Gila County attending a college of their choice, as well as books and educational materials for the local elementary schools and public libraries.
UPCOMING ARIZONA ROCK AND GEM SHOWS
Rock and Gem Show season in Arizona and America has officially begun, and it’s going to be a big year, as many of the shows that cancelled in the last two years are returning. No less than 70 shows are scheduled throughout the country during the first six months of 2022. And we are counting Tucson as only one show, but really it has about 30 shows at many locations in over 4 weeks. This year, there are about 15 shows in Arizona, ranging in size from Alpine, AZ (which had 4 vendors in 2021) to Tucson, one of the world’s largest shows with an estimated 3,400 vendors.
For those who want the full menu of all shows in all states, visit: All Mineral, Rock, Gem Shows, GeoSites, Rock Clubs in USA (www.rockandmineralshows.com). It lets you pick the state and then lists the shows in chronological order. You can also visit www.rockngem.com. It is recommended you verify the show date, time, location and cost with the show sponsor prior to attending.
5-7 — PRESCOTT, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Gem & Mineral Show; Findlay Toyota Center 3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley, Arizona; Daily 9-5, final day 9-4; Adults $5.00, Seniors, Vets, & Students $4.00. Children under 12, free w/paid adult admission; Guests can browse among over 65 vendors selling slabs, stones, cabs, beads, tools, and finished jewelry. Demonstrations on geode cutting, gold panning, polishing cabochons, and child-friendly demonstrations. Daily raffle drawings for valuable prizes. Free parking. Website: www.prescottgemmineral.org
23-25 — CLARKDALE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Mingus Club Gem & Mineral Show; Clemenceau Community Gymnasium, 1 North Willard Street Cottonwood AZ; Fri-Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 9am – 4pm; Admission $3.00, Children FREE with paid adult; Gem, mineral & fossil show, instructional exhibits, demonstrations, info on gems, minerals, lapidary & geology, art, dealers, silent auction, geology identification & children’s exhibit. Contact: Bill Hedglin (928) 634-0269. Website: www.mingusgem.club
16-18 — PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club Annual Show; Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, Mile Marker 251 AZ HWY 87 Payson AZ; Fri 2pm – 7pm, Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm; Admission: Fri – $3 for anyone over age 12; Sat & Sun – $5 for anyone over age 12; 12 and under are free; Gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry and jewelry findings, slabs or rough material plus gold prospecting equipment and displays will be available from our vendors. The club sponsors an education center for the children and adults with a geologist to answer questions, a Spinning Wheel (where everyone wins a rock!), a magnificent fluorescent mineral display, with beading, a Treasure Hunt for a rock collection, and sandstone/rock painting as well. A silent auction area for those persons interested in obtaining beautiful minerals and rocks is available too! Website: www.rimstonesrockclub.org
7-9 — BUCKEYE, ARIZONA: Annual show; West Valley Rock & Mineral Club; Buckeye Arena, 802 North 1st Street (Miller Rd); Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-2; $3 Adults, kids under 13 free; Rocks, Gems, Jewelry, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Slabs, Cabs, Gold Panning, Scavenger Hunt, and Rock Painting. Website: www.westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com
8-9 — SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Huachuca Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show; Cochise College, The Mall at Sierra Vista AZ; Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm; FREE admission and parking; Live demonstrations, educational displays, rocks, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, equipment, lapidary supplies, raffle & more! Website: www.hmgc.site
15-16 — SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Sedona Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show; Sedona High School, Upper Red Rock Loop Rd & HWY 89A, Sedona, Arizona; $4 Adults, kids 12 and under; FREE parking; free; Minerals, gems, fossils, crystals, beads, jewelry, lapidary equipment and more, kids games, food available, raffles. Website: www.sedonagemandmineral.org
12-13 — LAKE HAVASU, ARIZONA: Annual show; Lake Havasu Gem & Mineral Roundup; Lake Havasu Aquatic Center, 100 Park Avenue, Lake Havasu AZ; Sales Booths Featuring Faceted and Cabochon Jewels, Fossils, Tools, Findings, Slabs, Finished Jewelry And Gifts. Scavenger Hunt, Silent Auction, Raffle and Hourly Door Prizes. Games and Prizes (Education Room) For Children. Food And Beverage Service. Displays Of Handcrafted Jewelry Designs And Collections Of Unusual Minerals, Fossils, And Rocks. Working Demonstrations By Professionals. Website www.lakehavasugms.com
19-20 — APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA: Apache Junction High School Fall Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show; Skyline High School, 845 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa, AZ; All Adults $3, Teenage Students $1, Children 12 and Under FREE; Dealers will be selling fine hand-made jewelry, gems, opals, beads, cabochons, slabs, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry-making supplies and equipment. Included at the show are door prizes, a silent auction of rocks, egg-carton rock-collections for kids, a gem-tree-making activity for all ages, the Wheel-of-Rocks, a raffle, and food service. Website: www.ajrockclub.com
26-27 — WICKENBURG, ARIZONA: Annual show; Wickenburg Gem & Mineral Show; Hassayampa Elementary School, 251 S. Tegner Street, Wickenburg AZ; Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm; FREE Admission; Jewelry, fossils, minerals, gems, Kid’s Area, silent auction, door prizes, raffle. Website: www.wickenburggms.org
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