Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows Logo

16th Annual Harrisonburg
Bead, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

October 26, 2018 thru October 28, 2018

Rockingham County Fairgrounds Sign Rockingham County Turkey Captial Sign This unique show features jewelry makers, gold and silversmiths from all over the United States that can size, reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer selected gems, stones, opals and crystals on the spot. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, fossil and mineral dealers will be featured as part of the show. The dealers are hand picked for the quality of their work. Hourly door prizes. Grand Prize (A Ring/with a precious stone) to be awarded on Sunday evening. You do not have to be present to win the Grand Prize. A gift bag of tumbled stones for the kids.

Special guest on Saturday, 10am to 2pm this year, Marian McConnell, author of a book about the history of Catawba Murder Hole Cave located in Botetourt County near the community of Catawba. Marian will have copies of her book available and will sign them for you.
She will also have copies of a movie just released about the cave on DVD or Blue Ray.

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Marian McConnell - Catawba Murder Hole Cave Marian McConnell
Caver Marian McConnell's new book is "Murder Hole" about the legendary Catawba Murder Hole Cave she and her husband, Dan, own. Photo by Brian Williams

Entrance - Harrisonburg Jenny & Tommie Pernell - Creation's Unlimited Tom, Tommie & Jenny Pernell - Creation's Unlimited Rose Wimmer - Handmade Gem Trees & Wire Sculpture Rose & Van Wimmer with Prehistoric Sharks Teeth

Joe Bonetti - Caveny Creations Joe Bonetti - Caveny Creations Bonnie Spoon - Bonnie Bee Quilting Bonnie Spoon - Bonnie Bee Quilting Bonnie Spoon - Bonnie Bee Quilting

Tahir, Mo & John Martin - Javed's Mohammed & Sharon Javed - Javed's Neal Tackett - Kentucky Rock Shop Lapidary equipment, tools & supplies

Mohammed Bary - Bary Gems Evan Smith - ERS Jewelry Designs Neal, Evan & Claudette Smith - C&N Rocks & Gifts Neal Smith - C&N Rocks & Gifts Robert & Rowan Morgan - Morgan's

Mei & David Leung - Canton Collectibles Mei Leung - Canton Collectibles Beads - Canton Collectibles Larry & Earlene White - The Gem Tree Larry White - The Gem Tree

Beverly Beahm - Jewelry By DeiSign Randy Jones - Lost Cove Minerals Jimes Wang - J & J Jewelry Nelson & Velima Lawson - Velima's Crafts Stephen White - White Rock Shadows

Yelena Efremova - Unique Jewelry & Gems Necklaces by Rose Wimmer Phil Benedict - Unique Gems

Marian McConnell - Catawba Murder Hole Cave Marian McConnell & Tillie - Catawba Murder Hole Cave

Location: Rockingham County Fairgrounds - Commerical Exhibits Building
          4808 South Valley Pike
          Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
          (On US Route 11, 1/2 mile south of Harrisonburg, VA)
          Off I-81 between Exits 240 & 243)

Hours:  Friday & Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM & Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM

Admission: $4.00  (Ticket good all 3 days)  Children under age 16, Free when accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Parking:  Free

Promoter: Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows

Contact:  Van Wimmer - Show Director
          5273 Bradshaw Road
          Salem, VA 24153-8025

Phone:    (540) 384-6047



Show Flyer: Click here (Suitable for reproducing)

Dealer Participation Information: Click on Dealer Participation Information or click here

Sales Tax: The Fairgrounds is located in Rockingham County, Virginia and the present (2018 Show) sales tax rate is 5.3%.
We will supply a Form ST-50, Temporary Sales Tax Certificate/Return, good for this show only to each dealer. All dealers must file this form.
If you have a Virginia Sales & Use Tax number and will be reporting these sales on your regular form, then you still must file this form ST-50 but you provide only your name, business name, address, telephone number and your tax ID number. Do not report your sales.
All dealers must record the customers Sales Tax ID number if making wholesale sales without collecting sales tax. You do not report these sales on the form ST-50.

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Directions for Harrisonburg:

From I-81, exit 240 (Bridgewater/Mt. Crawford exit). Go west to U.S. 11.
Turn right onto U.S. 11 and go north to the Fairgrounds entrance on your left.

From I-81, exit 243. (Harrisonburg exit). Go west to U.S. 11.
Turn left onto U.S. 11 and go south to the Fairgrounds entrance on your right.

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Tell me more about all motels in Harrisonburg

Tell me more about the James Madison University Mineral Museum in Harrisonburg
Located in Memorial Hall - 395 S. High Street, near entrance E. (Grace St. side of building).
The museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30 pm.
You must go to the office just inside the Main Entrance and get a parking pass to avoid getting a parking ticket.

Nearby Hotels:

Comfort Inn Comfort Inn
1440 E. Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 433-6066
Toll Free
Hampton Inn Hampton Inn
85 University Blvd.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Toll Free

Holiday Inn Holiday Inn
3325 S. Main Street (US 11)
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 433-9999
Toll Free

Super 8 Motel Super 8 Motel
3330 S. Main Street (US11)
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 433-8888
Toll Free

Come On Inn
Come On Inn
Formerly Red Carpet Inn
3210 S. Main Street (US 11)
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Telephone: 540-434-6700
Fax: (540) 434-9610
Web Page:
Pet Friendly rooms - $10 Charge

The Village Inn
The Village Inn
4979 S. Valley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-7355
Toll Free (800) 736-7355
Located across the street from the Fairgrounds.
Large Country Breakfast Buffet each morning.
The Village Inn is a Pet-friendly Inn.

Blue Ridge Inn
Blue Ridge Inn
2251 Old Valley Pike (US Rt. 11)
New Market, VA 22844
(I-81 exit 264 - Take 211 east to US 11 (Old Valley Pike) - Go 1 mile north on US 11 to the motel.)

(540) 740-4136 Toll Free (800) 545-8776

This is an older motel but is very reasonable.

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Nearby Camprounds

Rockingham County Fairgrounds Camping
Plenty of camping spots with electrical hookups (20 & 30 Amp) & water near our building.
Camping is seperate from the public parking area.
2 Dump stations. Showers and restrooms.
$18.00/night. Please checkin at the Fairgrounds office upon your arrival.

It will be the responsiblity of the camper to report to the Fairgrounds office which is located in the building our show is in, upon arrival and pay their camping fee. The office is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday. If you arrive to late on Thursday you must go to the office first thing on Friday morning and pay your camping fee. Anyone failing to pay their camping fee will removed from the campground and the show.

KOA Kampgrounds
Harrisonburg-New Market KOA
12480 Mountain Valley Road
Broadway, VA 22815


I-81 exit 257
Take I-81 exit 257. Go 100 yds North on US 11.
Go East on Rt. 608 (Mauzy-Athlone Road) 3.2 miles to the campground.

Information: (540) 896-8929
Toll Free Reservations: 1 (800) 562-5406

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Shenandoah Valley KOA - Staunton/Verona
Route 781 West
Verona, VA 24482

OPEN March 15 - November 01

West on 612 to US 11, north mile to Rt 781, west 1 mile to entrance, 3 miles from I-81.

Information: (540) 248-2746
Toll Free Reservations: 1 (800) 562-5406

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Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows
5273 Bradshaw Road
Salem, VA 24153-8025