Events in 2014


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There are many events of interest to rockhounds in central Canada. This posting includes events sponsored by C.C.F.M.S. affiliated clubs along with activities that would be of interest to our members, which are mainly within a day's driving distance. 

Other current events in Canada are available the GMFC Shows and Conventions page. Additional listings from the U.S.A. and other countries can be found at the Rock & Gem magazine showdates page or Lapidary Journal's shows listing

 If you would like to have your event included here, please contact <web_admin @> with the details including event name, date of event, time of day, location, features, admission, contact info and website details. 

2014 Events

| February | March | April | May | June  | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec |

Mar 1-2   21st Annual Peterborough Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show.
Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5.
The Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario.
Admission: $3.00 for adults, children 12 or under are free & must be accompanied by an adult.
Directions: From Highway 115 at Peterborough, take the Parkway to Lansdowne St., then East 4 blocks to Monaghan Rd., then North 1 block. Or travel West on Highway 7 (Lansdowne St.), into Peterborough, turn right at the 6th traffic light onto Monaghan Rd., then North 1 block.
Robert Beckett at 705 740 4530
Apr 5-6 The Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society presents the 42nd Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Paris, Ontario. Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris, Ontario, N3L 1V5. Admission: Adult - $5.00, 12 years & younger - Free. Dealers, Demontrations, Exhibits, 'Mine for Gems' Display, Silent Auction Saturday & Sunday 


Mineral Identification Night at the ROM 4:pm to 5:30 pm.

President’s Choice Entrance on Queen’s Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop. Visit their website at or contact at 416-586-5816;





41st Rochester Mineraloical Symposium, Radisson Hotel, Rochester Airport, 175 Jefferson Avenue, Rochester, NY. for more info, Scientific lectures, many dealers and exhibits. 
  25-27 Toronto Gem and Mineral show

Commercial Gem and Mineral Show with lots of mineral, gem andother dealers. Friday 4-9pm. Sat- 10-7pm. Sunday 10-5 pm. Civitan Arena. 1030 Don Mills Road, Toronto.

For more details go to

May 2-4 Robert Hall Originals – Annual Spring Open House & Demonstration Weekend

10:00 am to 5 pm each day
Rocks, minerals, gems, beads, lapidary demonstrations & more!
A Free Weekend of Fun...
"Mineral Madness"

Featuring Canadian Minerals & Our New Thunder Bay Mine Finds!

New & Different Jewellery & Lapidary Demonstrations

Explore Outdoor Rock Piles Free Coffee & Treats! 138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George, Ontario N0E 1N0 Phone: 519-488-1236, 1-800-360-2813



Canadian Micro Mineral Association 51st Symposium.  

Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.  For more info contact

  3 The Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Show
Location: Waterloo Community Arts Centre (aka the "button factory")
25 Regina St. S., Waterloo, 10 AM - 4 PM.  
Rocks, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, meteorites.
Free admission.  Free rocks for kids.
Jun 7

Niagara Peninsula Geological Society -48th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show Sale, Mountainview United Church, 150 Glendale Avenue, St. Catherines, ON. For more info, contact or visit


Mineral Identification Night at the ROM 4:pm to 5:30 pm. President’s Choice Entrance on Queen’s Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop. Visit their website at or contact at 416-586-5816;

Jul 5-6 Prince Edward County Rock, Gem & Mineral Show 3rd Annual show expanded to 2 days
Rekindle the rockhound in you and discover nature's treasures at our 3rd annual event - showcasing gem and mineral, lapidary and jewellery exhibitors in the historic Crystal Palace - 375 Main Street, Picton.

Theme this year is "Volcanoes". Other activities

Ø  Other activities “The Great Volcano Building Contest”, Crystal Cavern & metal detector seek and find activity.

PEC Fairgrounds - Crystal Palace,375 Main Street, Picton On, 10am to 5 pm Admission: $3.00, 12 and under free
Contact: 613-476-5510 or email John Zandarin at

18-20 32nd Annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show

"Northern Ontario’s Largest Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Bead, Rock Craft and Jewellery Show and Sale"

Fri. 5 pm-9pm, Sat. 10 am-6pm, Sun. 10 am-5pm. Location :Carmichael Arena, 1298 Bancroft Drive across from Minnow Lake; 1 km. south of the Kingsway (Hwy. 17 East)
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors (60+) $3, Kids 6-12 $1, Kids under 5 free with adult
Features: Dealers; displays; demonstrations; door prizes (including amethyst geode grand door prize); silent auctions; kid’s activities; mineral identification; video theatre; field trip Sun. at noon; BBQ Fri, Sat and Sun; free handouts and literature; outside dealers/swap area Sat. 11 am-4 pm; prospectors and metal detecting displays; free parking
Contact: Ed Debicki (705) 522-5140, E-mail:


  27 Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club 17th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Sunday 10 am-4pm.
Bancroft Legion Hall, Station St., Bancroft, ON
Features: 25 dealers plus silent and live auctions
Admission: $3/adult, children & students (18 yrs & under) free.
Contact: Frank Melanson at 613-332-1032


51st Annual Rockhound Gemboree - "Canada's largest gem & mineral show"
North Hastings Community Centre 103 Newkirk Blvd, Bancroft, Ontario and the Bancroft Curling Club at 63 Newkirk Blvd.
for more information, contact the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce , Tourism & Information Centre in Bancroft.  1-888-443-9999
our website is

Aug 16 Rockhound Family Day  at Robert Hall Originals
A fun family event!
Kids Fossil Dig - $1
Kids' Craft & Activities – Free
Mineral Identification. Bring A Specimen!

For Mineral Enthusiasts: Unveiling New Thunder Bay Amethyst from our mines!

Explore Outdoor Rock Piles!
Giant Silent Auction - Bring  your items to include in the auction! Bidding begins at 11:00 & 1:00 *10%commission)
Free Rock Swap – Bring a table and set up you treasures. Contact us to reserve your free rock swap space.

10 am-4pm
138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George Ontario
Admission: Free
Contact: (519) 448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813

20 Mineral Identification Night at the ROM 4:pm to 5:30 pm.

President’s Choice Entrance on Queen’s Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop. Visit their website at or contact at 416-586-5816;

Sep 13-14 Wonders of the Earth" - The 45th Scarborough Gem & Mineral Club Show 
Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5. 
Don Montgomery Community Centre, 2467 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough
Admission: adults $5, children $1
Contact: Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough 
Website: For more info call 416-282-5319 or 416-284-9797 
  20-21 48th Annual Ottawa Gem, Mineral and Jewellery Show & Sale

Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5. 

60 + dealers
Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information check out Web Site
26-28 Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show

A great experience for all ages!  This show has it all, including seminars, demonstrations and jewellery making classes. 

Over 35 vendors:

  • Purchase rocks, minerals & fossils from all over the world
  • Lapidary equipment & supplies
  • Gemstone beads & jewellery making supplies
  • Hand-crafted jewellery made by Canadian jewellery artists

Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road, Ancaster, Ontario (corner of Hwy. 52 & Hwy. 53)
Admission: $8, 2 day pass $14. Under 12 Free
Contact: (519) 448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813
Website: and click on Shows and Events E-mail:

Oct 15 Mineral Identification Night at the ROM 4:pm to 5:30 pm.

President’s Choice Entrance on Queen’s Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop. Visit their website at or contact at 416-586-5816;

18-19 45th Annual Gem Storm. Show and sale sponsored by the Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club.

Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5.
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St., Kingston, ON.
Features: Over 30 dealers; Children' mine, Jewellery Workshop
Information: Contact Les Moss, Show Chairman at
24-25 Annual UW Gem & Mineral Show 
Date: October 24th and 25th, 2014 (Friday and Saturday)
Time: Oct. 25th Noon to 6 pm, Oct. 26th 10 am – 5 pm
Location: University of Waterloo campus, Centre for Environmental & Information Technology (EIT) building
Admission & Parking: Free in the gravel lot beside B lot
Website details:

Nov 1 Walker Club Annual Auction 
Sat.   Viewing starts at noon, auction at 1 pm on Saturday November 1st”Knox United Church Christian Education Centre Auditorium in Scarborough. North East corner of Sheppard and Midland avenues.
Contact: Frank Ruehlicke at 519-880-2716 or 

  8 Canadian Micro Mineral Association Fall Workshop

Burlington Arts & Cultural Center, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, Canada
Contact: Frank Ruehlicke at 519-880-2716 or


  13-24  Robert Hall Originals - Annual Fall Open House 12 Days of Christmas

Canadian made pewter gifts & jewellery for Christmas gift giving

Experience Christmas shopping in a relaxed country setting!

New Daily Specials!

Help us celebrate 40 years in business!

Help us fill our “Chew Chew Train”. With a New Toy or Food Bank donation receive a ballot for a chance to win one of many Local Holiday Gift Prizes!

10 am-5pm each day
138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George Ontario
Contact: (519) 448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813


Dec 10 Mineral Identification Night at the ROM 4:pm to 5:30 pm.

President’s Choice Entrance on Queen’s Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop. Visit their website at or contact at 416-586-5816;



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