The MGMS Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show has something that will interest everyone. This two day event is held in late February each year.
- The next MGMS Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show will be held at the Mississippi Trade Mart on the State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mississippi:
Saturday, February 23, 2019 …….. 9:00 to 6:00
Sunday, February 24, 2019 ………. 10:00 to 5:00
- Adults – $6.00
- Students – $3.00
- Scouts and Leaders in Uniform – $2.00
- Children 5 and under – Free
- Special Exhibit by The Artifact Shack
Over 25 dealers from across the country come to sell minerals and fossil specimens, beads, lapidary tools and cutting materials, gems, jewelry and more.
Throughout the Show, demonstrators illustrate the diversity of the lapidary arts including cabochon cutting, flint knapping, wire wrapping, and jewelry making.
Fun activities for the young (or young at heart) will be found at the Children’s Activities booth.
Exhibits and educational opportunities for all ages are provided by various state organizations, colleges, and earth science professionals. MGMS members also display some of their own collections of fossils, minerals, and artifacts (many found here in Mississippi).