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! I DO NOT TEXT. 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 rainforests. 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. 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!!**@: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. **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
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**MY CURRENT SHOW SCHEDULE**- From NOW- SPRING of 2017 into late Winter of 2018!!
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, 2018Quartzsite, 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 Harold, 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 5 – 7, 2018YES! 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. Email me, Johnbe, for details, firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Hi, Mary Jean!
January 8, 2018I 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 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- BEFORE the end of the show! 2016 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 is also some NATURAL AURA quartz(now being called ‘SOLARIS QUARTZ’ and/or ‘MAYANITE’!)and some AQUA AURA, 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: email@example.com 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; free admission; food booth, vendors, (I will be setup at the bottom of the venue near the road)- 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 STEELERS 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!!!
(2018 dates pending)March 17 – 19, 2017
Albuquerque, NM, Treasures of the Earth, sponsored by the Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club’s 41st Annual Show. NEW LOACTION(same address but much better building) – 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, the show chairman, 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 and KS, 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, 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 2017 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.wasatchgemsociety.com
April 26 – May 2, 2018
Home processing Crystals.
May 4, 5, 6, 2018
McPherson, KS, McPherson 4H Building, 700 w. Woodside I’ll be out back, in my usual spot! Looks like the weather will be perfect this year! Call me – 870-490-1029
May 19 to 21, 2017(yes, for 2018, dates pending)
Gulfport, MS- Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show. I will, again, be near the east access door for easy and discreet orders pick up. 870-490-1029.
May 25, 26, 27, 28, 2018
Looking forward to enjoying a peaceful holiday weekend processing crystals!
June 3 and 4, 2017(yes! for 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, 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 9, 10, 11, 2017(yes! for 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. Piece of cake! Fri-Sat, 9-6, Sun 9-5, Call me @870-490-1029 or email: email@example.com. 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, when I get back from Indiana! Only by the Grace of GOD. Praying for 16 in 2019.
June 23, 24, 25, 2017(yes! for 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 YES, Dr. B, I will be bringing some BIG ONES for you and your friends!! 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 30 – July 26, 2017
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 come and dig or browse thru my yard, I am open.
July 28 to August 4, 2018
Spruce Pine, NC – 24th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show. 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 a special guest appearance by KC Dennis!
August 5 to August 15, 2018
Pirates games in the ‘burgh w VidDan and 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 4th straight year! Fri & Sat: 10 – 6, Sun: 10 – 4, 717-838-8870. ALWAYS a GREAT show, with lots of wonderful people and friends! Get there for the summer show, as my November schedule has changed and have bowed out of the Fall Show, due to schedule conflicts.
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, 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! Fri: 9:30-8pm; Sat: 9-7; Sun: 10-4, Don Mahoney 574-892-5264.
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!
WE ARE HERE IN THE SCHEDULE!
September 23 & 24, 2017
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 30, October 1, 2017
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 week in September between 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 13 and 14, 2017
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. Prizes to be awarded on Sunday at 2pm. Call or email me 870-490-1029, or, 870-867-2723 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. In Conjunction with:
October 12th, 13, 14, 15, 2017
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. 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! 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 17, 2017
Mount Ida, AR, ANNUAL MSHA ARKANSAS SURFACE QUARTZ MINER SAFETY REFRESHER COURSE. I’ll be a legal eagle again, or yet, if you prefer. I am able to take my Annual Arkansas Surface Quartz Miner refresher course in MT IDA this year, due to my show schedule.
October 21 & 22, 2017
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: email@example.com. 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 28 & 29, 2017
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.SummitLapidaryClub.org
November 3, 4, 5, 2017
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!!!Fri and Sat 10am to 7pm, Sun- 10-5. www.kcgemshow.org, 972-542-7370.
November 7 to November 15, 2016
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. JWJ!! Come on down!!!870-490-1029.
November 17, 18 and 19, 2017
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: email@example.com; Web site: www.cgams.org.
NOVEMBER 24, 26, 26, 2017
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. cal me, JohnBe 870-490-1029 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 9 – 10, 2017
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 2017 schedule is in full swing and there are a few spots still open!!! Please check back often for more details. You need to scroll up just a little to where we are at NOW in the 2017 season.
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!!!Sincerely, jb