Cincinnati’s Premier Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show Moves To Sharonville Convention Center May 2 & 3
GeoFair, Cincinnati’s largest annual gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry show, has a new location for 2015 at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. For many years, GeoFair had been based at Cincinnati Gardens.
GeoFair hours at the Sharonville Convention Center are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 2, and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3. For 2015, the 50th annual GeoFair will feature America’s Mineral and Fossil Treasures.
Admission to GeoFair is $9 for adults and $3 for children. A two-day adult pass is available for $12. Plentiful parking is free at the Sharonville Convention Center.
GeoFair is the largest annual gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry show in the Cincinnati area. Since 1965, GeoFair has introduced thousands of families to the pleasures of the earth sciences including collecting minerals and fossils, making jewelry and studying geology.
Experts at GeoFair will identify any fossil or mineral specimens or any items of jewelry. Demonstrations include gold-panning, geode-cracking and gemstone polishing. More than 50 commercial vendors from as far away as Florida and Nevada offer stunning objects for sale, ranging from curiosities costing mere pennies to museum-quality specimens costing thousands of dollars. Dozens of displays show the rare “finds” of local collectors. Children under 12 years of age will receive free mineral and fossil specimens. GeoFair is produced by the Cincinnati Mineral Society and the Cincinnati Dry Dredgers, an association of amateur paleontologists.