Annual Gem and Mineral Show

This Year’s Theme is GEODES!

AGMS runs an Annual Gem and Mineral Show each year.  The show typically runs Friday through Sunday in the third weekend in October.  Dates, locations, and details are subject to change – so check back frequently!

Our Next Show:

Gem Capers 2018
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm

Friday, October 19 (9am-6pm), 2018
Saturday, October 20 (9am-6pm) 2018
Sunday, October 21 (10am-5pm), 2018

Palmer Events Center
 900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas

Adults: $8;
Seniors: $7;
Ages 13 – 18: $2
Ages 12 & under
proudly sponsored by: SILICON LABS


Everyone can enjoy…

  • Over 30 dealers with a great selection of fine gems, minerals, jewelry, fossil, meteorites and more! Just in time for the holidays. To see a list of our dealers for 2017, click here.
  • Lapidary Art demonstrations
    • The exacting science of faceting. Watch “rough” gems as they are transformed into dazzling gem stones
    • Watch as a rough piece of rock is transformed into a beautiful cab
    • Find out how to make a wearable piece of art from an artist at work, wire working, chain maile, even polymer clay
  • Exhibits
    • University of Texas
    • Famous Diamond Replicas by the Texas Faceters Guild
    • Food Table – Rocks and minerals from around the world are displayed so that they resemble food on a table. Warning: “Foods” on this table are NOT for human consumption. Unauthorized attempts to eat the “food” on this table may result in broken teeth or other injuries.
    • Learn how to tumble rocks at home
    • Entrants to the SCFMS Case competition
  • Door prizes

While the Kids will enjoy…

  • Wheel of Fortune – for only $1, you can spin the Wheel of Fortune and win a prize – every spin is a winner!
  • Gem Mine  – for only $1 you get to hunt for two minutes in our mine to find polished rocks – best value in Austin!
  • Jewelry Making   – for $1, you can take your find from the Gem Mine and have it turned into a lovely piece of jewelry.
  • Illumination Station – for a small fee you can tour our display of fluorescent rocks and minerals. See if you can guess what changes will happen!
  • Touch Table – Imagine a table full of interesting rocks and minerals that YOU CAN TOUCH.  A volunteer will be there, ready to answer any questions you might have. And this event is free. Stop on by!

While you are at the show, drop by the AGMS Club Booth!

  • AGMS Show Pins, t-shirts, decals, patches, and more
  • Door prizes every hour and sometimes every ½ hour
  • Membership Applications

Interested in being a dealer at our show?  Apply to be a dealer.
Interested in offering a demonstration at our event?  Email our Demonstration Coordinator.
Want to participate in our SCFMS Case Competition ?  For an entry form and more  information please click here
Want to participate in our Cabochon Contest?  For rules click here for the contest rules and click here for the entry form. (links coming soon!)