GEM Fest 2019
The Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club (WCGMC) will host the 26th annual GemFest June 1-2 at the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 W. Bloomfield Rd. in Canandaigua. Hours are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults, children under 12 are free. Scouts in uniform are also permitted free entrance. We work hard to create a fun family event featuring minerals, fossils, gemstones, beads, and jewelry. As a community oriented club, one of WCGMC's primary objectives is science education, in particular geology, minerals, fossils and the world around us. Our objective is to show that geology can be fun! At GemFest we provide multiple hands-on experiences for both adults and youngsters (crafts like soapstone carving and wire wrapping, rock painting with a local artist, a scavenger hunt through the full venue, an operating sluice you can work, a 6 foot dinosaur you can be photographed with, a 45 mineral show on fluorescent minerals, educational exhibits by club members, geodes to cut, giveaways galore, and more). In addition, we encourage our 15 mineral, fossil, and jewelry vendors to interact with kids who inquire about things at their booths. The goal is to mix a fun time with learning in a family setting.