Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show

Details on the next annual show are available BELOW (includes an admissions discount coupon).

The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore will hold its,  52nd Annual  Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show. To be held at The Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD  21794-9604.


This year’s event will occur on Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th, 2016. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.


The show features quality dealers from all over the United States who sell jewelry, gemstones, minerals and fossils. Also featured are exhibits and displays of these items. There will be jewelry making, gemstone cutting, and related craft demonstrations and classes. Special displays and activities are available for children, including an opportunity to mine for real gemstones.



Adults $6.00

Children under 12 and scouts in uniform are free, when accompanied by an adult.


Directions to the Fairgrounds:


From Baltimore take I-70 to Rt. 32 south; Turn right on Rt. 144 west Fairgrounds Road is half a mile on the right.


From Washington area – Routes 29 or 95 North to Rt. 32 west/north; turn left on Rt. 144 west- Fairgrounds road is a half of a mile on the right.

Held at the Howard Co. Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd; West Friendship, MD.  (I-70 at MD Rt. 32).
Photo from S. Weinberger
September 24-25, 2016
Saturday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Sunday: 10 A.M - 5 P.M.

Photo from S. Weinberger
Children's Activities: For a modest fee, children receive a scoop of small sized gravel that's laced with semi-precious tumbled stones.  Using tweezers, the children can hunt for the gemstones hidden in the gravel and then keep whatever they find.
Check out photos from the 2011 show!
Photo from S. Weinberger