Wednesday, February 3, 2010

TUCSON Gem Fair 2010 - now in full swing !

Here is a listing of the larger shows taking place during TUCSON GEM FAIR 2010 with links to many of the individual shows. But remember there are many additional vendors and dealers at most of the motels around town and in special locations set up for street vendors.
The main Tucson Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show, ™ sponsored by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, is held at Tucson Convention Center Exhibition Hall and the Arena. An estimated 240 retail dealers share the Exhibition Hall and the Arena areas of the Tucson Convention Center with a variety of mineral, fossil, jewelry, and lapidary crafts. Tickets are available at the door of the Tucson Convention Center (Ticket Office 520-321-1000) and all Tucson Convention Center outlets after January 15, 2009. Admission is $8.25 plus a $0.75 Tucson Convention Center ticket tax. Tickets will be available at the door (cash only) of the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) from February 12 -15, 2010. The 2010 Gem Ride Guide will be available after January 24, 2010.
Globe-X Gem Show – Days Inn, (222 S. Freeway Ave.), 200 dealers of gems, minerals, fossils, mostly direct-import merchandise from around the world, including gem stones, decorator minerals, polished minerals, rough minerals, beads, opals, fossils, amber, crystals, Arizona minerals, septarians and carvings,8:30 am – 6:30 pm, or
Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show – a wide variety of many unique and unusual products from all parts of various countries, 520-743-0866 or or
1820 Oracle Wholesale Mineral Show – TopGem Warehouse, minerals, 520-622-6633 or
Tucson Showplace – quality dealers who are a direct source for the material they sell, offering rough rock, minerals, designer cabochons, jewelry, and copper, 262-377-4804 or
African Art Village – (1134 S. Farmington Rd., 85713), approx. 100 African exhibitors showcasing African masks, beads, statues and various other African artifacts from countries throughout Africa, 8 am – 6 pm, 520-869-7895 or
January 29 - February 9: J.O.G.S. Gem & Jewelry Show, Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Rd.
January 30 - February 13: Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show. 505-867-0425. Held at Quality Inn Benson Hwy, 1025 E. Benson Hwy; Hotel Tucson City Center Conference Suite Resort (Formerly InnSuites City Center), 475 N. Granada Ave.; Mineral & Fossil Marketplace, 1333 N. Oracle Rd.; and the Ramada Limited Hotel, 665 N. Freeway Ave.
January 30 - February 14: Tucson Electric Park Gem & Mineral Show, Tucson Electric Park, 2500 E. Ajo Way. 520-883-6447. TEPGEMSHOW@CS.COM.
January 31 - February 5: To Bead True Blue, Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way. 530-284-2244.
February 2 - February 7: AGTA GemFair Tucson, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. (Granada Ave Entrance). 520-622-8877.
February 3 - February 8; 17th Whole Bead Show, The Windmill Inn, St. Philip's Plaza, 4250 N. Campbell Ave. 530-265-2544 Fax: 530-265-2776.
February 4 - February 8: The Best Bead Show, Kino Veteran's Memorial Community Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way. 610-909-2674.
February 5 - February 8: Rio Grande Catalog in Motion Jewelry Equipment Showcase, Hilton Tucson East, 7600 East Broadway, 505-839-3247.
February 6 - February 8: The Tucson Bead Show, Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way. Contact: Anna Johnson, 530-274-2222.