THIS IS MY SHOW SCHEDULE!!! PLEASE Check the following list to see when and where I am. So YOU can plan your trip to see me. Sorry: Some information and disclaimers first: PLEASE! DO NOT TEXT ME. IF YOU TEXT ME I WILL NOT RECEIVE IT. TEXTING IS DISABLED, OK???? NO! I DO NOT HAVE A CRYSTAL MINE! People are always asking me, “Do you get these yourself?”, The answer is, “Yes, of course, and, no.” The detailed answer is, “Yes, of course, I do. They are NOT shipped to me, sight unseen, in barrels with sawdust from the cut-down rain forests. I pick each one. And after 12 years of digging by hand, I have found, before I nearly wore myself out, that it is much easier to buy them than to dig them, and then clean them. Especially, with such a heavy show schedule. Mining is a job in and of itself. Cleaning and processing, besides selling, is a big job and keeps me pretty busy. But, I dig when I can.” When you see me with material that “I” dug, there is a good chance that YOU will be the first person to touch it besides me, especially, at the beginning of a new series of shows. When I buy, and also when I dig, I handle them as little as possible and, always, with love, reverence, respect and great care so that you get them as perfect as Our Mother Earth let them come to us. ***In that same vein, and it is unfortunate that I have to even say this, but, as a disclaimer, it is my expectation that when someone is looking at MY crystals in MY booth and handling them, that whomever it is will treat them with the utmost care and respect as I do. Ignorance is NO excuse for bad manners. Remember they are mine until you buy them, and I will protect my property… Hopefully, one is taught as a small child, this basic show of respect. A big part of my job is to protect the crystals. Anyone found mishandling the crystals will not be scolded. That only leads to problems, arguments and posturing. The offender will simply be asked to leave. Enough said.*** Thanks for looking. And, ‘THANK YOU’, and GOD BLESS YOU! to all of you have attended a show. To contact me directly, DO NOT TEXT ME! see me in person down at a show, or, email me **EMAIL IS THE BEST WAY AND MY PREFERRED WAY TO CONTACT ME!!**@: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. **EMAIL IS THE BEST WAY AND MY PREFERRED WAY TO CONTACT ME!!**, or, fax 870-867-2077. If you absolutely have to call: 870-490-1029. I DO NOT TEXT. IT IS DISABLED ON MY PHONE. Hope to see you soon! And, NO, I DO NOT GO TO TUCSON as a dealer. Would you like some good MUSIC to listen to while you look at my show schedule? Try www.3wk.com. They have 3 stations to choose. And its free w NO COMMERCIALS.
**MY CURRENT SHOW SCHEDULE**
**From NOW- SPRING of 2018, into Fall of 2019 and beyond!!
So, now, you need to jump to the ‘WE ARE HERE IN THE SCHEDULE’ part of this list.
December 14, 2018 to (~approx~) March 3, 2019
Quartzsite, AZ Tyson Wells Show, Spaces B/C18 – 23. Most days 9 to dark. More info below I participate in the Flagg Gem and Mineral Show in Mesa, AZ. While I am in Mesa, my Quartzsite booth will be open, and Collis and Lisa, and/or, Ro and Bob, will be there. I will, personally, be back, on the 10th, and expand my booth into the FULL Quartzsite set-up.
January 4 – 6, 2019
YES! paid. Mesa, AZ, Flagg Gem and Mineral Show, @the Mesa Community College, Dobson & Hwy 60, in the SOUTHWEST parking lot of the campus, my spot IS the NW corner of that lot! Fri, Sat & Sun, 9 – 5. Yes, Jimmy Todd,(there is, again, another box with YOUR NAME on it!) I will be featuring some rather nice cabinet specimens this year and I have been actively working on bringing more GIANT CLUSTERS for you. Email me, Johnbe, for details, email@example.com for more info. Hi, Mary Jean!
January 7, 2019
I will be grocery shopping in the Phoenix Metro area for supplies for me and my friends, and then I will need a day or so, to get to get back to Quartzsite and get my booth fully set up for the rest of the show in Quartzsite, and the booth will be open. PLEASE!! DO NOT TEXT ME. I DO NOT RECEIVE TEXTS!!! No, I do not go to TUCSON. No, I do not have a mine.
January 7th – March 3, 2019
Quartzsite, AZ, TYSON WELLS, spaces B/C, 18 – 23. Yes! That’s ME at the traffic signal, 20 spaces, northwest, @ US 95 S and W Kuehn St, with all the twinkling purple lights and flags in Tyson Wells, spaces B/C 18 – 23. My FULL booth is set up following the Mesa show! Bring a trailer. Make room. Get here early for the good stuff. I brought more than ever last year! And SOLD OUT of nearly all the crystals that were on the tables and pallets- BEFORE the end of the show! 2018 proved to be a very successful year! Thus, my need for a larger space!!! There was a good selection of very nice cabinet specimens, large specimens and larger points, along with even more little stuff than ever. And there will also, again, be some NATURAL AURA quartz(now being called ‘SOLARIS QUARTZ’ and/or ‘MAYANITE’!), and NATURAL Arkansas smokey quartz, which is selling fast. I am ready for you in 2018! Make room! Bring your trailer! GET THERE EARLY ON DURING THE SHOW, for once it’s gone.., it’s gone! 9- sundown, most days, I am usually open later than most dealers around me, until well after dark, under the lights!!!. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 870-490-1029.
January 24, 2019
Will be JohnBe’s(my) 58th Birthday!! OH MY! Life at the top of the hill! Send money, donations, prizes, presents and money and money! Prayers, cards, do-gooders and well wishers are most welcome and appreciated, too!!!! NO! I DO NOT GO TO TUCSON as a dealer! I STAY IN QUARTZSITE.
March 3, or so, 2019
will be my last selling day in Quartzsite for the season, if there is anything left. I will actively begin putting everything show related away.
March 4, 5, 6, 2019
Take down and put away the rest of the booth in Quartzsite until next season. Then, take some days off?
March 8 – 10, 2019
Victorville (Stoddard Wells), CA – 42nd Annual Tailgate. Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Stoddard Wells Road (graded dirt), 7 miles east of Dale Evans Pkwy (I – 15); Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-5, Sun. 8-5; I will, again, be set up at the bottom of the venue near the road. Please note that I usually sell out and leave on Sunday because I have nothing left to sell! If you get there late Sunday looking for me, I just may not be there. Free admission; food booth, vendors, CRYSTALS, lapidary arts, rough material, gems, jewelry, findings, equipment, dry camping, family field trip Sat.; contact VVGMC, (760) 243-2330, or Brett Ward, (760) 954-4323; club website with more info, directions and a MAP: www.vvgmc.org. An amazing rockhounding and tailgate show in the middle of nowhere in the Mohave Desert in CALIFORNIA! A must-do thing!! Especially for a land-lubbin’ ex-Pittsburgher((but loyal PENGUINS and PIRATES fan) like me) Bring food, water, a wagon and a chair. The weather is variable, so bring an umbrella, windbreaker, shorts, and a heavy coat, as you may use them all in one day!!!
March 17 – 18, 2019
Albuquerque, NM, Treasures of the Earth, sponsored by the Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club’s 41st Annual Show. – New Mexico State Fairgrounds in the CAC Building. Fri, Sat – 10 – 6, Sun – 10 – 5. My booth is in the back near the door, so you can load out big specimens(tonnage, as, Paul, says!) easily, if you are new to the program! And, as usual, BONNIE, will be my assistant! And she will have her assortment of hand-made gifts for you to choose from. This is a great club show with an even greater bunch of members. Contact Paul Hlava, 505-255-5478 for more information or go to the club’s website:www.AGMC.info
March 19, 2019 to April 16, 2019
I will be home from my winter Southwest (snowbird) trip and will be cleaning an entirely new batch of crystals for my upcoming group, UT, KS, and beyond, of shows. And I plan on doing a goodly amount of personal digging. At this point, my schedule is open, and will have time to take people digging during my time at home. You are most welcome to set an appointment to come and browse my crystal yard and World Famous World Class Crystal Garden, though, as so many of you do. 870-490-1029
April 19, 20, 21, 2019
South Jordan/ Salt Lake City, UT – Wasatch Gem Society is pleased to announce our Annual Show for 2018 at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Events Center, 2100 West 11400 South,- South Jordan, Utah 84095; FRIDAY – 10 to 6, SAT- 10 to 6, Sun – 10 to 5. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact: contact Roberta Chase, PO Box 1397, Sandy, UT 84091, 801-966-0639; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.wasatchgemsociety.com
April 27 – 28, 2019
Memphis, TN, Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society, Annual Show, Memphis Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN; My booth will be near the exit door to the parking lot, once again, for easy carry out of BIG pieces and box! Sat 9 -6, Sun 10 – 5. W C McDaniel – 901-490-3575
May 4, 5, 6, 2018 (yes! for 2019, dates pending)
McPherson, KS, McPherson 4H Building, 700 w. Woodside I’ll be outside, in the east parking lot, in my usual spot! Hoping the weather will, again, be perfect this year! Call me – 870-490-1029
May 18 to 20, 2018(yes! for 2019, dates pending)
Gulfport, MS- Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show. I will, as usual, be near the east access door for easy and discreet orders pick up. This year, I will be bringing some exceptionally LARGE clusters, since they were so well received last year. Be prepared!!! Get there early, there is a finite amount and when they’re gone, they’re gone.. Everything BIG sold early on the first day last year! So I will bring MORE for this year! Call me, JohnBe, 870-490-1029, for any special requests…
May 20 to 30, 2019
Looking forward to enjoying a peaceful holiday weekend processing crystals here at the World Headquarters! Also, I will be doing some personal digging, and yes, I will have time to take people digging. The crystal yard and World Class World Famous Crystal Garden will be open! Please make an appointment, so that I know to expect you.
June 2 and 3, 2018(June 1 and 2, 2019 pending)
Tannehill State Park, MC CALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society; Tannehill Historical Ironworks State Park; 12632 Conferderate Pkwy. I will be in my usual spot, near the bridge, where it is possible to drive up and pick up your order! Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; adults (12 and up) $3, seniors (62 and up) $2, children (6-11) $1, under 5 free; dealers, CRYSTALS, minerals, fossils, gems, beads, slabs, faceted jewelry, specimens, jewelry, club demonstrations, kids’ area; contact the club at their website: www.lapidaryclub.com
June 8, 9, 10, 2018(yes! for 2019)
Park Hills, MO, Missouri Mines Rock Swap @ the Missouri Mines State Historic Site, south side of Hwy 32, 1.5mi west of Hwy 67, I’ll be in my usual spaces- B-12 & 13, You can drive right up to my booth and we load it all in. or, put it on a ‘mule’ and drive you to your car- the staff is always glad to help!!! Fri-Sat, 9-6, Sun 9-5, Call me @870-490-1029 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a wonderful show.
June 21, 2018
Looking forward to having 15 years CLEAN and SOBER and celebrating at my home group in Mt Ida this year after I get back from Bedford, Indiana! Only by the Grace of GOD. Praying for 16 in 2019.
June 21, 22, 23, 2019
Bedford, IN, Lawrence County Rock Club, 50th Annual Show, Lawrence County Fairgrounds, I’m in my usual INSIDE spot in Bldg 4 in the NW corner, on the black-top- close to a door for easy loading. You will see crystals lined up outside the building as you walk up, and some will be on rollers, too!!! And YES, Dr. W, as always, I will be bringing some BIG ONES for you and your friends, I will have some BIG ones picked out for the show!!! Please remember to get there early, as the big ones were sold out before noon on Saturday, and nearly everything else was sold out by Sunday afternoon. Fri, 10 – 6:30 – Sat, 10 – 6:30, Sun 10 – 4, one of my longest running shows. Thank you and God Bless You for your support!
June 24 – July 24, 2019
time off from shows! I will be home cleaning crystals. It is VERY hot and humid here this time of year, and is the best time of year to clean and process crystals. However, if you want to make an appointment to come and dig or browse thru my yard and World Famous World Class Crystal Garden, here at the World Headquarters, I am open.
July 1, 2018 Please pray for my Father, Albert, who passed away on this date. he was 89.9 yrs young.
July 26 to August 4, 2019
Spruce Pine, NC – 24th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show. Same place, but- MUCH BETTER LOCATION!! Just up on the hill from the old field. I’m the one with the flags and balloons. BRING YOUR TRAILER! I am planning on bring some VERY Large clusters this year! Especially, since I sold out of them this year, and there were those of you who wanted more! Bring your trailer, Chris!! Parkway Fire Dept., Hwy 226 S., 10am – 6pm daily. 828-766-6136. Always a good time, with lots of friends! Along with possible special guest appearances by KC Dennis, the lovely RINA, SHAINA, and, of course, the magnanimous, Linda, among others.
August 5 to August 15, 2019
Free time! Make an appointment to see me! Am looking to fill in this time with a show, or may just go home after Spruce Pine.
August 16 – 18, 2019
Lebanon, PA, MAGMA Gem Miner’s Jubilee @ Lebanon Fairgrounds Expo Center. I will be outside, in my usual spot, straight out the back door in the tailgaters section, by the closed concession stand. I will have some EXTRA LARGE clusters this year! Just drive up and we can load the big ones right into your vehicle, if you haven’t already done it. There are a LOT of people on the drive-up program!! Sold out for the 5th straight year in 2017! Fri & Sat: 10 – 6, Sun: 10 – 4, 717-838-8870. ALWAYS a GREAT show, with lots of wonderful people and friends! I am only there for the summer show now.
August 22 to September 5, 2018
Story, ARK Home cleaning crystals. And I do have a BUNCH! I will be home Labor Day weekend. Prior to that, I will be going to some baseball games. Besides all that, it is blisteringly hot here in Arkansas then, and I will be unavailable to take anyone digging. My crystal yard and World Famous World Class Crystal Garden, here at the World Headquarters, will open, by appointment, when I am home, though.
September 6, 7, 8, 2019
Greenfield, IN, 500 Earth Sciences Club, Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, I will be set-up outside under the Pavillion on the East side, in my usual spot, which is now bigger than ever! Look for the flags and balloons. Thank you to all of you who requested me to come back and your continued patronage! I will have some relatively LARGE clusters with me this year. Fri: 9:30-basically, dark:30; Sat: 9-7; Sun: 10-4, contact Cheryl Hamilton, 317-897-6639.
September 14 – 16, 2018 (2019 pending)
Mays Landing, NJ 3rd year there! Outside, at the Clubhouse! 2642 Cologne Ave, just off the Atlantic City Expressway. 870-490-1029. Hey, you can drive up to the back of my booth for the big stuff! Special guest appearances by Rina and Shaina, possibly Robyn, Sonnet, and Chuckie, if they can be persuaded..! Look for the flags and balloons. Then.., Phillies games, during the week, after the show.
September 22 & 23, 2018
West Friendship, MD, Gem Cutters Guild @ the Howard County Fairgrounds, Sat: 10 – 6, Sun: 10 – 5. This year I will again have a full-sized booth by the West access door where you can drive up to load in the BIG ones, where so many of you do! WOW! Oh, my! That means twice as many crystals! Always a fun time at the show!! Contact: Bernie Emery, 410-462-0492.
WE ARE HERE IN THE SCHEDULE!!
September 29 and 30, 2018
Morgantown, WV show at Mylan Park. I will be in my usual spot in the back so we have easy access to the door for the tonnage! I will also be available in the greater Pittsburgh area for private appointments during the weekdays in between shows. 870-490-1029
October 2, 2019 to October 11, 2017
– I will be home cleaning and processing crystals and digging as much as I can. Barely enough time to even think, between so many shows. I will be available by appointment, and the World Famous World Class Crystal Garden will be open. 870-490-1029.
October 12 and 13, 2018
Mount Ida, AR- Annual Quartz Crystal Digging Contest, sponsored by the mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd, Mount Ida, AR. 9am – 3pm fri and sat. I do not dig in the contest, as I am in the Quartz Crystal Business. I DO help with set up and sponsoring of the event. Prizes to be awarded on Sunday at 7pm. Call or email me 870-490-1029, or, 870-867-2723 or email: email@example.com for more details. In Conjunction with:
October 12th, 13, 14, 2018
Mount Ida, ARK, Annual Gem and Mineral Show at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, I’ll be outside, in my usual spot- I have the purple flags and balloons! I am the guy with the trailer load of crystals and pallets of crystals on the ground. Come BIG or don’t come at all, they say. So I do. Seriously! BRING YOUR TRAILER THIS TIME!!! Some of you have already learnt this!! KUDOS to you !!! Shipping costs way too much, however, I always have access to, literally, HUNDREDS of large and (relatively)CHEAP landscaping rocks with crystals on them, yes! MEGA TONNAGE! right here in the Mount Ida area. WE have a BIG loader. You just need to have one when you get ’em home. I also invite you to JohnBeCrystals.com World Headquarters, which is only 10 minutes away from the show, to see even MORE, and many of you DO come!! Because, the BIGGEST ones ARE in the World Famous World Class Crystal Garden here at the World HQ! In fact, there are several folks who DO come out- WITH their trailers!! 11th-show set-up starts at 7am till 4/5pm or so – feel free to stop by Thu, that’s 7am to 5pm set-up day, but still open! the 12th to 14th is the show. Fri: 9 – 6; Sat: 10 – 6, Sun: 11-5 www.mtidachamber.com, 870-867-2723 or, call me 870-490-1029
October 16, 2018
Mount Ida, AR, ANNUAL MSHA ARKANSAS SURFACE QUARTZ MINER SAFETY REFRESHER COURSE. I’ll be a legal eagle again, or yet, if you prefer, since I have been safety certified since its inception in 1992. I am, again, able to take my Annual Arkansas Surface Quartz Miner refresher course in MT IDA this year, due to my show schedule and MSHA’s being in sync.
October 20 & 21, 2018
SOUTH CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: 40th annual show and sale; Kanawha Rock & Gem Club, South Charleston Lions Club; South Charleston Community Center; 601 Jefferson Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults 3.50, children free; dealers, crystals, minerals, lapidary, kids’ corner, door prizes, live demonstrations; contact Franko Wirewrapping, PO Box 252, Farmington, WV 26571, (304) 657-7089; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. My spot is near the roll-up door in the back for easy and safe loading into your car of the BIG STUFF! Always a fun time w a great Club!
October 27 & 28, 2018
Cuyahoga Falls(Akron), OH, Summit Lapidary Club and Akron Mineral Society Gemboree. Sat 10 – 6, Sun 10 – 5. My booth is facing the east wall, near the door. This is a GREAT club, one of the best! if you are thinking about joining a club! Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 Bath Rd, contact Evelyn Tryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd., Kent, OH 44240, (330) 673-9664; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.SummitLapidaryClub.org
November 2, 3, 4, 2018
Kansas City, MO – Shows of Integrity. KC Expo Center, near the airport. My booth is in the back of the hall between the roll up doors for easy access, as many of you have already taken advantage of! This year, as always, I will have a new selection of BIG clusters with me!!! And I now have rollers to move them around on, too, which works out GREAT for everyone!!! The big stuff sold FAST at the 2017 show. I suggest getting there on Friday to have a chance to make your selections. Fri and Sat 10am to 7pm, Sun- 10-5. www.kcgemshow.org, 972-542-7370.
November 5 to November 14, 2018
Breathing room, or, in reality, barely enough, time, to catch up on the packing and processing for a couple days. PLUS, did I mention Processing, Processing, Processing at home here in Arkansas. The World Headquarters and World Famous World Class Crystal Garden will be open and there will be a nice selection from which to choose. There are also several people who made appointments to see me during this time period, who fared rather well. 870-490-1029.
November 16, 17, and 18, 2018
Columbia, SC – Annual show; Columbia Gem & Mineral Society; Jamil Temple; 206 Jamil Rd.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $5, children (16 and under) free with adult, military & their dependents free; dealers, crystals – my booth is near a door for easy loading, as many of you already know! CRYSTALS, jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, tools, geode sales and cutting, club member exhibits, lapidary demonstrations; contact Sue Shrader, PO Box 6333, Columbia, SC 29260, (803) 736-9317; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.cgams.org.
NOVEMBER 23, 24, and 25, 2018
Salem, VA- Roanoke Gem and Mineral Club Annual Show. Salem Civic Center. Fri- 2pm – 7pm- 9am – 6pm, Sun- 11am- 4pm. I will be in my usual spot near the rear doors, for easy loading, as many of you already know. This is a great club! And, the magnanimous LINDA, is also planning to be in the booth! Call me, JohnBe 870-490-1029 or email: email@example.com
December 8 – 9, 2018
Franklin, TN Mid-Tennessee Gem and Mineral Club Annual Show. I will be in my usual spot n the NE corner near the door for easy access and easy loading, as so many of you have been doing for years!!! And the wonderful, Rotonya, will also be there to help you. This is a great show with a GREAT CLUB as host. JohnBe 870-490-1029.
As always, with any travelling show, there are minor, but, good, changes. I may be dropping some old shows and picking up some new ones. The 2018 schedule is over halfway through!!! Start from the ‘we are here in the schedule’. After that, go down the rest of this list. Please check back often for more details.
Thank You and God Bless You in all that you do!
Hey, don’t just sit there! Get up, get out and go to a show!! Turn off the TV and the ‘puter and go out and live your life instead of watching it go by. Make your own news! And enjoy life!!! Updated on 9/23/2018. Have a nice day! Sincerely, jb