The show is scheduled for March 28-29, 2020, at Bloedel Donovan Park ( 2214 Electric Avenue, Bellingham, WA ). Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5. Admission is free. Pick up a door prize ticket as you enter. View some images from the 2019 show below.
Club members put together display cases to educate and amaze visitors to the show. The club runs various areas like the silent auction, kid’s spinning wheel, fluorescent mineral display, and “club sales”. The club sales area is where rocks are sold by the pound, or in trays marked with a price for anything in that tray. Commercial vendors of all things mineral (specimens, jewelry, tools, etc.) fill up the venue. A food truck is usually parked outside the venue.
A major purpose of the rock show is to raise money for the club’s annual donation of a scholarship to a geology student at Western Washington University. Raffle sales and a donation bucket go to fund this scholarship. The club cannot handle credit cards so bring cash. The commercial vendors make their own sales and most do handle credit cards.
Rockhound Recycling Rendezvous
On June 13, 2020, club members will sell or swap their own supply of rock-related items as displayed on tables at Pioneer Pavilion Community Center in Ferndale. The public is invited to come shop. You’re sure to make a deal here. Sales will be by cash and are made directly to the club member. More information will be forthcoming.