The Great Outdoors


The Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society is proud to present their 52nd show and sale on October 18, 19 & 20 at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road (Home and Family Arts building). The theme is “The AWESOME World of Quartz”. General admission for adults is $5, seniors $3, students $1, and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Friday, October 18, is School Day (9-3). Schools by appointment only will be bringing students to learn more about rocks, minerals and fossils during a special educational event. Regular show hours are 10 am to 7 pm on Friday, 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday.

In addition to vendors selling rocks, fossils, and gems, there are exhibits, a touch N feel table, fluorescent room, demonstrators and junior club member collections. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be special talks by area Geology-related educators. There will be Viking Knit classes/demonstrations and flint-knapping, faceting, and gem tree making demonstrations. Wirewrapping will be available. Other activities include gemstone mining (weather permitting) and silent auctions. Door prizes will be awarded hourly on Saturday and Sunday
For more information or to schedule a school visit, contact Michele Yamanaka, 427-2196 or

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