Treasures of the Earth Logo 1992-2001

17th Annual Fall Indianapolis
Bead, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

October 02, 2015 thru October 04, 2015



Agriculture/Horticulture Building
Renovated in 2001.   Air Conditioned.   New Concession Stand.   New bathrooms.   Wheelchair accessable.

Agriculture/Horticulture Building
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. 

The Indiana Bead Society & The 500 Earth Sciences Club (the local Gem & Mineral Society) will have displays at our show.   Visit their displays and meet the members.   Find out about the clubs and all their great activities.

Pat Westby from the Dayton Gem & Mineral Society will be demonstrating the art of making Lampwork Beads each day.  Classes available Friday & Saturday evenings after the show closes.  Danny Spurgeon will be teaching classes in bead stringing, wire wrapping & viking net with wire continuously each day at the show.  Silversmithing classes will be available continusly each day at the show taught by Jerald Day.


Rose Wimmer - Handmade Gem Trees & Wire Sculpture Tommie & Jenny Pernell - Creation's Unlimited Sherry Russell - Russell's Trees & Treasures Pat Westby - PTL Creations Cecilia Koch - Cecilia Gems With A Smile

Stephanie & Amber - Registration Cheryl & Gere Bunnel - Wrap-N-Rocks Randy Jones - Lost Cove Minerals Nelson & Velima Lawson - Velima's Crafts Dave Ennis - Dave's Rocks & Carvings

Welcome to our Show Ralph & Eileen Marble - Marble's Gems Marble's Gems - Stones & slabs Tim Seipel - Earth Energy Amjad Chohan - Nayab Gems & Minerals

Mohammed & Sharon Javed - Javed's David Freeland - David Freeland Designs Mei Leung - Canton Collectibles Jerald Day - Silversmithing Class Joe & Dee Bonetti - Caveny International

Mei & David Leung - Canton Collectibles Opals - Firefly Creek Mining Alan & Janie Vogel - Firefly Creek Mining Neal, Evan & Claudette Smith - C&N Rocks & Gifts Neal Smith - C&N Rocks & Gifts
Uniformed Security Judi & Dwight Sebastian - Sebastian's Dwight Sebastian - Sebastian's Danny Spurgeon - Wire Instructor Heather Barrett - All My Relations
Neal Tackett - Kentucky Rock Shop Lapidary equipment, tools & supplies Ken Poore - Quest Crystals Necklaces by Rose Wimmer Beads - Canton Collectibles
John LaMont - LaMont's Rock Pile Alicia & Jerry Savage - Savage Creations Val & Frank Bennett - The Crystal Connection Andy & Jennifer Irving - Crystal Fever Minerals Cecilia Koch - Gems With A Smile


Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds
           Agriculture/Horticulture Building (Across from our old building)
          1202 East 38th Street
          Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 
		  
Hours:    Friday & Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM & Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM 

Admission: Adult admission = $5.00. Ticket good all three days.
           Children under age 16 = Free when accompanied by a responsible adult.

Parking:  The Fairgrounds charges $5.00 per car for parking.

Promoter: Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows 

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

Phone:    (540) 384-6047 

Email:    van@toteshows.com

Website:  http://www.toteshows.com

Show Flyer: Click here (Suitable for reproducing)

Classes: Click here for information on Glass Bead Making Classes

500 Earth Sciences Club: Tell me more about the 500 Earth Sciences Club of Indianapolis

Indiana Bead Society: Tell me more about the Indiana Bead Society of Indianapolis

Parking Policy: All Box trucks, but not vans, and any trailers are required to park in the following lots:

  • Infield (Area in the center of race track)
  • Lot across the street and south of 38th street
  • North side area north of the race track
Vehicles may unload their product/equipment/etc. at the building, but must quickly move to these designated areas after unloading. Throughout the scheduled event, if trucks need to restock, opportunities for unloading will be accommodated.


Dealer Participation Information: Click on Dealer Participation or click here

Sales Tax:
All vendors are required by the State of Indiana to obtain a permenant Sales Tax Permit and to collect the sales tax on all retail sales.

At the Indiana State Fairgrounds the Indiana State Sale Tax rate at the present (2015 Fall Show) is 7%.  This became effective on April 01, 2011.  Indiana no longer issues temporary Sales Tax Permits.   The only method is to get a permenant Sales Tax Permit.   When making the application you can check which months you will be doing shows in Indiana and you will only have to report for those months or quarters of the year that include those months.   You must go online and file the Business Tax Applications (Form BT-1) and pay a $25 Nonrefundable Registration Fee.     Do not pay your sales tax with your application for a permanent Sales Tax Permit.   On your application you indicate when you will start doing business.   After you make application for the permanent Permit and receive your permit you go online and file your sales tax.  

On the application (Form BT-1) for the permenant Sales Tax Permit you are ask to supply a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number.   While there is not one that describes show vender, a good one to use is 5996 which is for Miscellaneous Retail Sales.

To file the Form BT-1 online, go to webpage: https://secure.in.gov/apps/dor/bt1/


In the event that you have to report sales during a time period in which you did not do any shows, report zero sales.   Failure to do this will result in penalties.   You can call the Indiana Department of Revenue and have reporting periods changed: (317) 615-2538.

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 reporting forms.


Tell me more about the Indiana State Fairgrounds

Tell me more about Indianapolis, Indiana

Directions for Indianapolis:

The Indiana State Fairgrounds is located on the corner of East 38th Street and Fall Creek Parkway in Indianapolis. Check out the map below for our exact location.

Indianapolis Surround Map

I-65 North (from Louisville, KY; Columbus,IN) Take I-65 North to I-70 East to Keystone Avenue (exit #85B). Take Keystone Avenue north to 38th Street. Turn left (west) on 38th Street.

I-65 South (from Chicago, IL; Lafayette, IN) Take I-65 South to 70 E to the Keystone Avenue exit(exit #85 B. Take Keystone Avenue north to 38th St. Turn left (west) on 38th Street and continue to Fairgrounds entrance.

I-70 East (from St. Louis, MO; Terre Haute, IN) Take I-70 East to Keystone Avenue (exit #85B). Take Keystone Avenue north to 38th Street. Turn left (west) on 38th Street.

I-70 West (from Columbus, OH; Richmond, IN) Take I-70 West to Keystone Avenue (exit #85B). Take Keystone Avenue north to 38th Street. Turn left (west) on 38th Street.

I-69 South (from Detroit, MI; Fort Wayne, IN) I-69 South becomes Binford Boulevard (SR37) which becomes Fall Creek Parkway. The Fairgrounds is located just north of 38th Street on Fall Creek Parkway.

I-74 West (from Cincinnati, OH) Take I-74 West to I-465 North. Take I-465 North to I-70 West. Take I-70 West to Keystone Avenue (exit #85B). Take Keystone Avenue north to 38th Street. Turn left (west) on 38th Street.

From Indianapolis International Airport Take the Indianpolis Airport Expressway to 70 East to Keystone Avenue (exit #85B). Take Keystone Avenue north to 38th St. Turn left (west) on 38th Street and continue to Fairgrounds entrance.

Or check out www.yahoo.com, under maps, driving directions. List your complete starting address and our complete address of 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205 for specific directions from your home.

Indiana State Fairgrounds Map

Indiana Fairgrounds Map

Give me an interactive map to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana



Nearby Hotels


Studio 6 Extended Stay     Studio 6 Room     Studio 6 Exterior

Studio 6 Extended Stay
8250 North By Northeast Blvd.
Fishers, IN 46037
I-69 & 96th Street (Exit3)

Telephone: (317) 913-1920

Discounts to Fairgrounds Show Vendors - Rates are for one room per night + tax.

Fall 2014 Per Room Rates
1 Queen Bed = $43.00
2 Standard (Double) Beds = $46.00
Note: Additonal discounts for staying four or more nights.
AARP members receive additional discounts.

Be sure to tell them you are a vendor with our show at the State Fairgrounds.
Any problems - contact Eric Allensworth, Manager (2014)

Please make your reservations as soon as possible to lockin your rates.

Furnished Studios with Fully Equipped Kitchens
Free Local Calls, Voice Mail, Phone with data port
Queen Size Bed or 2 Standard (Double) Beds
Cable TV with HBO, ESPN, Weekly Housekeeing Service, Guest Laundry
Pets Welcome, Interior Corridors, Elevators.

New - Very Nice - 7 miles from the fairgrounds.
Located next door is a Super Wal-Mart and a Frye's (Super Computer Store)



Suburban Extended Stay Northeast Indianapolis

Suburban Extended Stay Northeast Indianapolis
8055 Bash Street
Indianapolis (Castleton), IN 46250
I-465 N to I-69 N to Exit 1 (Castleton/82nd St) Turn right (west) on 82nd Street to Bash Street and turn left(south). The hotel will be straight ahead on left.

Telephone: (317) 598-1914

Discounts to Fairgrounds Show Vendors - Rates are per night + tax

1 Queen Bed Studio $49.00
2 Queen Beds Studio $59.00

Well Equipped Kitchen
Free Local Calls
High Speed Internet - WIFI
On-site guest laundry facilities
Gas Grills Outdoors for guest use

Note: You must call the motel direct to get these rates.
Be sure to tell them you are a vendor with our show at the State Fairgrounds.
Any problems, contact Marina Peters, Sales Manager. (2013)

New - Very Nice - 7 miles from the fairgrounds.





Super 8 Motel     Super 8 Motel - Castleton, IN

Super 8 Motel
7202 E. 82nd Street
Indianapolis (Castleton), IN 46256

I-465 N to I-69 N to 82nd Street,(Exit 1)
Left on Clearvista Parkway, left on Clearvista Lane

Telephone: (317) 841-8585

Discounts to Fairgrounds Show Vendors - Rates are per night + tax

1 Queen bed or 2 Standard beds $49.00
2 Room Suite $59.00

Free Continental Breakfast
Free Local Calls
High Speed Internet

Note: You must call the motel direct to get these rates.
Be sure to tell them you are a vendor with our show at the State Fairgrounds.
Any problems, contact Diane Harris, Sales Manager.

7 miles from the fairgrounds.






Hampton Inn NE Indianapolis/Castleton

Hampton Inn Northeast Indianapolis/Castleton
6817 E. 82nd Street
Indianapolis (Castleton), IN 46250
I-465 N to I-69 N to Exit 1 (Castleton/82nd St) Turn right (west) on 82nd Street. The hotel will be straight ahead on left.

Telephone: (317) 576-0220

Discounts to Fairgrounds Show Vendors - Rates are per night + tax

1 King Size bed or 2 Double beds $69.00

Free Deluxe Hot Breakfast Buffet
Free Local Calls
Free High Speed Internet
Indoor Swimming Pool & Exercise Room

Website: www.IndianapolisNECastleton.HamptonInn.com
Note: You must call the motel direct to get these rates.
Be sure to tell them you are a vendor with our show at the State Fairgrounds.
Any problems, contact Nancy Airgood, Sales Manager.

New - Very Nice - 6 miles from the fairgrounds.




Suburban Extended Stay Northeast Indianapolis     Super 8 Motel - Castleton, IN

Comfort Suites Indianapolis Northeast - Fishers
9760 Crosspoint Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46256
I-69 Exit 3

Telephone: (317) 578-1200

Discounts to Fairgrounds Show Vendors - Rates are per night + tax

$64.00   2 Queen beds or one king bed.

100% Smoke Free Seperate seating / sleeping area divided by a half-wall
Includes sleeper sofa, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker
Free Local Calls
High Speed Internet
Indoor heated pool & Fitness Center
Laundry facilities are located on the premises
Complementary hot breakfast including eggs and sausage

Pet friendly. $10/pet/night.

Note: You must call the motel direct to get these rates.
Be sure to tell them you are a vendor with our show at the State Fairgrounds.
Any problems, contact Jeff Lewis, General Manager.

Very Nice - 7 miles from the fairgrounds.





Marriott Townplace Suites Keystone Crossing - Indianapolis, IN     Marriott Townplace Suites Keystone Crossing - Pool

Marriott Townplace Suites - Keystone Crossing
8468 Union Chapel Road
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Telephone: (317) 255-3700
Website: www.marriott.com/indtk

Discounts to Fairgrounds Show Vendors - Rates are per night + tax

$69.00   Queen size bed & pullout sofa.    $20.00 off on 4th night.

Includes sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen
Complimentary continental breakfast
Free Local Calls
Complimentary wired and wireless high speed internet
Flatscreen televisions in all rooms with full cable and HBO
Walling distance to Keystone Fashion Mall and plentyof restaurants
Marriott Rewards Program Gas grill, picnic area, and outdoor pool
Pets welcome for a fee.

Note: You must call the motel direct to get these rates.
Be sure to tell them you are a vendor with our show at the State Fairgrounds.
Any problems, contact Clint Sheets, General Manager.

Very Nice - 7.5 miles from the fairgrounds.

Directions from the Fairgrounds
Take Keystone Avenue north 5 miles, take the 86th street/Castleton Exit on right.
Turn right onto 86th street.  Turn right onto Union Chapel Road.  Hotel is on the right next to kohl's.





Staybridge Suites - Photo     Staybridge Suites Logo

Staybridge Suites Indianapolis-Fishers
9780 Crosspoint Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Telephone: (317) 712-5103
I-69, Exit 3 (Fishers, 96th St.)  Left on 96th St.  Go over the Interstate.  Turn right on Hague Road.  Right on Crosspoint Blvd.  Hotel is on the right.

Discounts to Fairgrounds Show Vendors - Rates are per night + tax

$69 per night Studio Suite
$79 per night 1 bedroom Suite (king or 2 doubles)
$139 per night 2 bedroom/2 bath Suite
Additional discount for a fourth nights stay - Inquire when making reservation or at the motel.

Complimentary daily breakfast buffet with hot items
Free Local Calls
High Speed Internet
Heated Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Very Nice - Round the clock staff

Note: You must call the motel direct to get these rates.   Be sure to tell them you are a vendor with our show at the State Fairgrounds.

Any problems, contact Kim Ilagan or Kristen Cutshaw, Sales Coordinator.

Very Nice - 9 miles from the fairgrounds.

Directions to Staybridge Suites Indianapolis-Fishers

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Nearby Campgrounds

Indiana State Fairgrounds - RV Campground

Indiana State Fairgrounds - Recreational Vehicle Campgrounds
1202 E. 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

For site reservation or information, call (317) 927-7510
during business hours, or call (317) 927-7520 after 5 pm.
Full Hookups - 30 Amp Electric Service - Open All Year
170 sites at our campground facility, with 80 sites with full seasonal hook-ups (water, electricity and sewer)
and 90 sites using electricity or water - Bath House, Indoor showers & toilets - Pay Phones

Rates: Site with hook-ups (water, electricity & sewer) are $30.00 per day.
Any site not using hook-ups are $20.00 per day.
All prices include 7% state sales tax.
Note: Across the parking lot from the building our show is in.

For more information, call (317) 927-7510 during business hours, or (317) 927-7520 after 5 pm.


Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows
5273 Bradshaw Road
Salem, VA 24153-8025
info@toteshows.com