2024 CFMS-AFMS Gem Show & Convention
hosted by the Ventura Gem & Mineral Society

Seaside Gems at Ventura

Fri - Sun, May 24-26, 2024

Ventura County Fairgrounds • Ventura, CA

GEMS • MINERALS • FOSSILS • JEWELRY • DEALERS • EXHIBITS • SPEAKERS • DEMONSTRATIONS • RAFFLE • SILENT AUCTION • KIDS ACTIVITIES & MORE!

THE 2024 CFMS-AFMS SHOW

Please mark your calendar for May 24-26, 2024 for the nationwide CFMS-AFMS Show and Convention. The VGMS (Ventura Gem & Mineral Society) is a member of the CFMS (California Federation of Mineralogical Societies), which in turn is one of 7 regions of the AFMS (American Federation of Mineralogical Societies). Each year the CFMS holds a Show and Convention somewhere in California, and likewise, each year the AFMS joins with one of the 7 regions for its annual show. Hence, every 7 years it lands in California. It's a special event to host the CFMS show, and even more special to host for the joint CFMS-AFMS show.

Find the Mermaid Contest

Download this doc, Mermaid Contest, with photos of several mermaids located around Ventura. The person attending the convention who can correctly identify the specific locations of the most mermaids will receive a rocky reward at the show banquet. If we have tied scores, the winner will be drawn from a fish bowl. (Perhaps by a real live mermaid?) To keep things fair-and-square, there will be two prizes: one for locals and one for out-of-towners.

Show Chair's Welcome Letter

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