Bristol Gem & Mineral Show
Bristol Gem & Mineral Show

The Gem Show is a great family event! The show featuring gems & jewelry; mineral specimens and crystals, fossils and more.

There are displays and hands-on educational exhibits and free games and activities for the kids.

Complimentary raffle ticket for grand door prize with paid admission; food & refreshments are available.

Free parking. Bring in your rocks or mineral for identification.

Location: Beals Community Center; 240 Stafford Rd.; Bristol

Hours: Saturday 9:30-5:00, Sunday 10:00-4:00; adults $5, seniors $4, kids under 12 and scouts in uniform free with adult.

The Bristol Gem and Mineral Club was organized in 1972 to foster interest in the earth and geological sciences, minerals, and the lapidary arts. We hold regularly scheduled meetings where educational events are presented for the advancement and knowledge of the membership in these fields.

Members include mineral collectors, jewelry makers, gem cutters and faceters, and nature enthusiasts. Anyone interested in rocks, gems, and minerals is welcome to join.

The club maintains financial independence to be able to establish a continuing and adequate meeting place, cooperate with similar organizations, and support the expenses incurred. The club encourages the spread of the hobby with the general public, schools, and other organized groups. The club is insured and a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical Lapidary Societies, Inc.