The Grant County Rolling Stones 38th Gem & Mineral Show this weekend has something for everyone. Visitors will find museum and educational displays, a new Pebble Pup activity area, 40 vendors, a variety of food offerings, field trips, a speaker, demonstrations, an hourly silent auction, 2 Wheels of Fortune and daily raffles. The show opens at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on Friday, September 1 from 11am to 5pm, Saturday, September 2 from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, September 3 from 10am to 4pm.
The Rolling Stones are pleased to announce new additions to their annual gem and mineral show. A fun and educational Pebble Pup activity area, located next to the 25¢ Wheel of Fortune in the Archery Room, features rock painting, a dinosaur information table, mining for Pecos diamonds, face painting, and 3D printed displays from the Future Forge. In the Small Event Room, visitors will find the new $1 Wheel of Fortune. Every spin wins and a cool geode from Shadow Hills Rock Shop will be added as a prize each hour. The daily raffles are another great opportunity to win exciting prizes donated by local businesses, show vendors and Rolling Stones members. Head over to the Conference Center this weekend and check out the excitement!
Fields trips depart the Conference Center Saturday and Sunday at 9am and require preregistration at the Show. On Saturday you can join a collecting trip to Bear Mountain and on Sunday you can learn about the Boston Hill Mining District with a historical hike. For those who prefer a virtual field trip, Historian Bill Cavaliere will provide a look into early mining around the west with his talk "Death in the Depths" on Saturday at 1:30pm.
Don't forget about all the wonderful gem and mineral vendors from around the southwest while you're enjoying all the other attractions at the Show. This year the Rolling Stones are thrilled to welcome the artists of the Makers Market so visitors can experience gems, minerals, and art together for the first time in Grant County.
Bev Bean will provide her delicious breakfast and baked goods for sale again this year. Last year her gem cookies were a huge hit, so make sure to get some before they are gone. For lunch, the Silver City High School Culinary Club will provide tasty food and drink options for sale to support their group trip to Italy next spring.
Admission is FREE to this great family event!