Gem and mineral show returns for 55th year in Fishersville

Gem and mineral show returns for 55th year in Fishersville

Crystal Graham
gem and mineral show
Image courtesy SVGMS

Scott Gregory attended the Shenandoah Valley Gem and Mineral Society Show when he was a child. Now in its 55th year, Gregory helps promote the show throughout the state.

The show will be held this weekend, Friday-Sunday, at Augusta Expo in Fishersville.

The show will include 38 vendors as well as demonstrations of wire wrapping, cabochon making, micro mineralogy and gem faceting, said Gregory.

There will also be a gem sluice and a treasure hunt sand box for children.

The show includes:

  • Exhibits from members illustrating the beauty and fascinating aspects of the rocks and minerals found in the Shenandoah Valley and around the world
  • Minerals, gems and hand-crafted jewelry offered for sale by vendors from the Shenandoah Valley and beyond
  • Activities and educational demonstrations for children, homeschoolers, Scouts and families
  • Door prizes contributed by vendors and members

Hours will be Friday, 2-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Augusta Expo is located at 277 Expo Road in Fishersville.

Admission is $5 for adults or $3 for children and seniors. Children ages 12 and under and Scouts in uniform are admitted free. Admission is good for all three days.

Proceeds benefit the Shenandoah Valley Gem and Mineral Society.

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Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.