Join us for our 66th annual River of Gems rock and gem show at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall, Oregon! The theme for 2023 is Jaspers of the Northwest.

Friday, April 14, 2023, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 2023, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Adults, ages 18 & up: $5.00
Kids, ages 17 & under: FREE

Our annual show features dealers, demonstrators, a fluorescent exhibit and display cases showcasing rocks and minerals from around the world, plus many fun games at our Kid’s Corner on all three event days.

Other activities
Friday – Sunday: Silent auctions
Saturday, 1:00pm: Treasure hunt (ages 11 and under)
Sunday, 2:00pm: Oral auction benefitting our scholarship fund

Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Hwy, Rickreall, OR 97371

River of Gems Show April 2022

2023 Vendors (as of 02/07/2023)

Kitty Kat Jewelry
Silver Hill Lapidary
Da Rockman
CRS Grippers
Scotts Rock & Gem
Rocking the Castle
The Rockhounding Fool
Snelling & Company
Nordstroms Rocks

Sagenite Man
Neukomm Rock & Gem
The Third Rock
Groahs Gems
Sagebrush Prospectors
Penelopes Jewelry Box
Robert Whitefeather
Addisea Gems
Amethyst Rocks

Rocks Galore
Prehistoric to Present
J. Van Cura Lapidary
The Beadmaker
Opals & More
Wonders of Nature
R&D Lapidary


“Wrapped in Lustre”
Cassandra Hutchinson

Willamette Valley Miners
Rick Stepper

Flintknapping by John

Guest Speakers

Saturday, April 15, 10:00am
Dave Ellingson

Dave is Woodburn High School’s paleontology project leader and biology teacher. Dave leads paleontology digs on high school grounds that have lead to many finds, including ancient bison remains. Dave will present a show on past digs and their findings.

Saturday, April 15, 12:00pm
Laura Joki

Laura is a woman of many hats and rocks. Laura owns mines in eastern Oregon and runs a business in Lincoln City called Rock Your World. Laura also operates a tour business in Lincoln City. Join her tours about coastal geology and the treasures you can find. Lauras topic for our show is: microbialites and how microbes are involved in rock formations.

Saturday, April 15, 2:00pm
Stephen Petkovsek

Stephen will talk about cabachon making from slab to polished cab. Check out Stephen’s videos on YouTube.

Photos from 2022 River of Gems Show