**MY CURRENT SHOW SCHEDULE**
**From NOW- WINTER of 2017/18 into Winter of 2019 and beyond!!
A NOTE: I start my schedule on the web in the middle of April as a point of reference, with Albuquerque being the end of my yearly season. Although I start my new year, my new beginning, around Easter, or, at, the beginning of Spring, in accordance with the natural rhythm of God and the Universe. So, you need to jump to the ‘WE ARE HERE IN THE SCHEDULE’ part of this list.
December 15, 2017 to March 3, 2018 (and, YES!, FOR 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 8, 2018
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.
WE ARE HERE IN THE SCHEDULE
January 9th – March 3, 2018
Quartzsite, AZ, TYSON WELLS, spaces B/C, 18 – 23. Yes! That’s ME at the traffic signal @ 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 all the crystals that were on the tables and pallets- BEFORE the end of the show! 2017 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 be some NATURAL AURA quartz(now being called ‘SOLARIS QUARTZ’ and/or ‘MAYANITE’!), some AQUA AURA, and NATURAL Arkansas smokey quartz, which is selling fast. I am ready for you in 2017! 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, 2018
Will be JohnBe’s(my) 57th 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! I STAY IN QUARTZSITE.
March 3, or so, 2018
will be my last selling day in Quartzsite for the season, if there is anything left. I will actively be tearing down and putting everything away.
March 4, 5, 6, 2018
Take down and put away my booth in Quartzsite until next season.
March 9 – 11, 2018
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 on Saturday and leave on Sunday because I have nothing left to sell! If you get there 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 16 – 18, 2018
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! 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 20, 2018 to April 16, 2018
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, I already have a group scheduled for the 7 – 12 of the month, and will have limited time to take people digging the rest of my time at home. You are most welcome to set an appointment to come and browse my crystal yard and garden, as so many of you do. 870-490-1029
April 20, 21, 22, 2018
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 28 – 29, 2018 (new show! for me)
Memphis, TN, Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society, Annual Show, Memphis Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN; Sat 9 -6, Sun 10 – 5. W C McDaniel – 901-490-3575
May 4, 5, 6, 2018
McPherson, KS, McPherson 4H Building, 700 w. Woodside I’ll be out back, in my usual spot! Hoping the weather will, again, be perfect this year! Call me – 870-490-1029
May 18 to 20, 2018
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. 870-490-1029.
May 21 to 31, 2018
Looking forward to enjoying a peaceful holiday weekend processing crystals here at the World Headquarters! The yard will be open. Please make an appointment, so that I know to expect you.
June 2 and 3, 2018
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
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 22, 23, 24, 2018
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. B, as always, I will be bringing some BIG ONES for you and your friends, I already have some BIG ones picked out for the show!!! 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 25 – July 26, 2018
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, here at the World Headquarters, I am open.
July 28 to August 4, 2018
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. 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, and the infamous, ‘Jeaning’, and, of course, the magnanimous, Linda.
August 5 to August 15, 2018
Pirates games vs SD in the ‘burgh w possibly Raymond B., and KRK, if I can get him out of the house…
August 17 – 19, 2018
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 plan on bringing 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. I will probably NOT be home Labor Day weekend. I may be going to some baseball games. Besides, it is blisteringly hot here in Arkansas then, and I would be unavailable to take anyone digging. My crystal yard, here at the World Headquarters, will open by appointment, when I am home, though.
September 7-9, 2018
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. Thank you to all of you who requested me to come back and your continued patronage! Fri: 9:30-8pm; Sat: 9-7; Sun: 10-4, contact Cheryl Hamilton, 317-897-6639.
September 14 – 16, 2018
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!
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! WOW! Oh, my! That means twice as many crystals! Always a fun time at the show!! Contact: Bernie Emery, 410-462-0492.
September 29 and 30, 2018(tentatively!)
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 September shows. 870-490-1029
October 2, 2017 to October 11, 2017
– I will be home cleaning and processing crystals and digging as much as I can.
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 2pm. 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! 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 at the World HQ! In fact, there are several folks who DO come out- WITH their trailers!! 12th-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 13th to 15th 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! The big stuff sold FAST at the 2017 show. I suggest getting there on Friday to have a chance to see 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, 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 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; 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. This is a great club! 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! 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 will be dropping some old shows and picking up some new ones. The 2018 schedule has begun and I am in Quartzsite!!! After that, go down 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 12/5/2017. Have a nice day! Sincerely, jb