fest/fair sale venue: Hickory Metro Convention Center
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50th Annual Catawba Valley Gem and Mineral Show to be held in association with the annual EFMLS Convention in Hickory, NC on March 27-29, 2020.
The special feature exhibit will be The First Gold Rush in North Carolina.
Over 29 quality Mineral & Gem vendors will have an array of merchandise that include minerals, fossils, meteorites, finished and unfinished jewelry, and more….hourly door prizes are offered as well as demonstrations of faceting/cabbing/wire wrapping, kiddie mini-mine, hands on exhibits for children, educational talks for school groups.
Admission is $5.00, which good for all three days; Children under 12 free; Also free - Boy & Girl Scouts in uniform, law enforcement officers & military with ID, and approved school & youth groups;
Focal display and presentations including; hands-on displays; mini-mine; faceting, cabochon cutting, specimen identification by geologists;