Olathe Gem and Mineral Society

The 54th Annual Kansas City Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show

Our club participated in the Annual Kansas City Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show in March of each year.  This year was the 54th Annual Show.

It was held at the Kansas City International Exhibit Hall at 11730 NW Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153.

Dates for the 2016 show were March 11, 12 and 13th.

There were over 100 vendors with tables laden with jewelry, beads, rough rock and many other gem related materials.  There is a retail section and a wholesale section. To be admitted to the wholesale section you will need a copy of a state sales tax license.

Daily entry fees are $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 5-12, with children under 5 free.  If you are a member of a sponsoring club you can get in free by showing your club membership card.

We participate in sponsoring this event each year with 8 other clubs who are members of The Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City.  We help with the setup two days before the event and the vendors arrive to set up one day prior to the event.  Also on the day prior to the event each member club may bring club cases put together by it's members for display in the club case area.  The Association pays each club a fee for each club case displayed which helps offset operating cost for their club.

Our club had 20 club cases displayed in the 2016 show and are posted in the following pages.