Shows are named after the physical place they’re held in, and some are better known by their organizer’s name, and yet others are known equally by both. Arizona Bead Dog provides both names.
2012 Public Shows (in 2 categories) in alphabetical order (wholesale buyers welcome):
Don't forget the Best Bead Show & J.O.G.S. (see Buyer-Only Shows) come in September, 2012!
(Arizona Bead Dog accepts no compensation to review these shows. The opinions expressed here are based on Arizona Bead Dog’s experience of attending these shows. Arizona Bead Dog strives for accuracy. If you see any errors, email Arizona Bead Dog at email@example.com.)
PUBLIC BEAD, GEM, & MINERAL SHOWS (CLICK ON SHOW NAME FOR REVIEW AND MORE INFO):
PUBLIC MINERAL & FOSSIL SHOWS:
Shows that have merged with other shows and which will not be updated except in their new show venue, or have otherwise been cancelled:
Bead Renaissance (CANCELLED, 2010)
Executive Inn Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (Apparently, under bank ownership since November 2010; see EIMFS (above) for new location.)
GMI (See Main Avenue Mineral & Fossil Show)
Madalithik Show (in 2008, a 2+-week show; no show in 2009 or 2010.)
Manning House Mansion Bead Show (CANCELLED, 2010)
Rio Grande Catalog in Motion (2011: CANCELLED after 23 consecutive years!)
Spectrum of Stones (2008 review; in 2009, it will merge with Executive Inn Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show)
Tucson Southwest Jewelry, Gem and Bead Show (CANCELLED, 2009 )
For additional information on show dates and shuttle routes, consult www.tucsongemandmineralshows.net TIP: Not all 2+-weeks shows are open on the last Sunday, so double-check here and with the showguide to avoid disappointment.