2017 CFMS-AFMS Gem Show & Convention
hosted by the Ventura Gem & Mineral Society

Ventura Rocks
the Nation!

Fri - Sun, June 9-11, 2017

Ventura County Fairgrounds • Ventura, CA

GEMS • MINERALS • FOSSILS • JEWELRY • DEALERS • EXHIBITS • SPEAKERS • DEMONSTRATIONS • RAFFLE • SILENT AUCTION • KIDS ACTIVITIES & MORE!

THE 2017 CFMS-AFMS SHOW

Please mark your calendar for June 9-11, 2017 for the nationwide CFMS-AFMS Show and Convention. The VGMS (Ventura Gem & Mineral Society) is a member of the CFMS (California Federation of Mineralogical Societies), which in turn is one of 7 regions of the AFMS (American Federation of Mineralogical Societies). Each year the CFMS holds a Show and Convention somewhere in California, and likewise, each year the AFMS joins with one of the 7 regions for its annual show. Hence, every 7 years it lands in California. It's a special event to host the CFMS show, and even more special to host for the joint CFMS-AFMS show.

There will be lots of things to do throughout the three days. (Exhibits and dealer hours are Fri. & Sat., 10-5; Sun., 10-4. Check schedule page for additional activities before and after those hours.) Immerse yourself in all things rock and mineral related:

  • Dealers
  • Exhibits (competitive and non-competitive)
  • Kids' activities
  • Speaker Programs
  • Raffles
  • Continuous silent auctions
  • Saturday Awards Banquet
  • Sunday Editor Awards Breakfast
  • Meet-n-greet social
  • Opportunities to meet like-minded rock and gem folks
All this happens at the Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001), literally on the beach. Take a break and swim in the ocean, watch surfers, or take a walk or bike ride on the adjacent bike path.

This website will provide more information, schedules, exhibit entry forms and pre-registration as plans develop.

We held a contest for theme and logo design. Congratulations to Jim Brace-Thompson for the theme, and Brett Bednorz for the logo!

Website by Terry Wilson, terryfic.com