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Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society Welcomes You

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Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society

The Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society was founded in 1939.  A long-standing community of artists and "rockhounds" have been gathering together to share in the joy and the adventure that comes along with collecting gems and minerals.  We love exploring the outdoors, which often includes digging in the dirt!  Once we've found these treasures, then we shape our finds into beautiful art pieces.  For over 80 years, our club has been a part of the community.  Our annual Fall Festival of Gems is well known in the area and gathers thousands together.  Join us for one of our monthly meetings, learn about field trips and collecting sites, watch demonstrations from experts, and simply enjoy the community that embodies rock collecting.  Email us at the contact link above or find us on Facebook.  Go to our "Pay Dues or Donate" tab for our membership information and payment.

Sorry, we do NOT provide appraisal services.  We are 100% volunteer run.  KMGS is not responsible for incorrect identification of any minerals or stones.  When participating in any activity, you agree to hold KMGS harmless.  The society operates through fundraising and the generosity of our wonderful membership and the passion to share knowledge and have fun.

Fall Festival of Gems
November 23rd and 24th, 2024

Mark your calendars for the annual Fall Festival of Gems!  We are one of the largest shows in the Pacific Northwest, complete with family fun, vendors, demonstrators, and more!

More details below about the event, and additional info on our Festival of Gems tab.

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Upcoming Events

  • Monthly Meeting
    Monthly Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jun 14
    Bremerton
    Jun 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Bremerton, 3670 Chico Way NW, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA
    Jun 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Bremerton, 3670 Chico Way NW, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA
    Come for our regular monthly meeting on the second Friday of the month! We do a pic-nic in July instead of the meeting, take a break in August for the fair, and in December we have a big holiday potluck.
  • July Pic-Nic
    July Pic-Nic
    Sat, Jul 13
    Poulsbo
    Jul 13, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Poulsbo, 20296 3rd Ave NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Poulsbo, 20296 3rd Ave NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370, USA
    Members, come for our July pic-nic, bring a potluck item, burgers and dogs provided!
  • Kitsap Fair and Stampede
    Kitsap Fair and Stampede
    Wed, Aug 21
    Bremerton
    Aug 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – Aug 25, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Bremerton, 1300 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311, USA
    Aug 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – Aug 25, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Bremerton, 1300 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311, USA
    Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society participates in the Kitsap Fair!
  • Fall Festival of Gems
    Fall Festival of Gems
    Sat, Nov 23
    Bremerton
    Nov 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – Nov 24, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Bremerton, 1300 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311, USA
    Nov 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – Nov 24, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Bremerton, 1300 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311, USA
    Don't miss our annual Fall Festival of Gems! Buy beautiful stones, lapidary supplies, watch demos, bid in the silent auction, spin the prize wheel at the Juniors table! Don't miss it!
  • December Holiday Potluck
    December Holiday Potluck
    Fri, Dec 13
    Bremerton
    Dec 13, 2024, 6:30 PM – Dec 14, 2024, 9:00 PM
    Bremerton, 3670 Chico Way NW, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA
    Dec 13, 2024, 6:30 PM – Dec 14, 2024, 9:00 PM
    Bremerton, 3670 Chico Way NW, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA
    Join us for a fun Holiday celebration with food and a rousing game of bingo!
  • Field Trips
    Field Trips
    Check with the club for the latest info
    Location is TBD
    Check with the club for the latest info
    Location is TBD
    Check with the club for the latest info
    Location is TBD
    Sometimes club members will volunteer to lead field trips to local dig sites. The Washington State Mineral Council also has regular monthly field trips. You must be a member of KMGS to participate in field trips and to be covered by club insurance.
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In our hobby, we must remain active in talking about the use of our lands and the access to our dig sites.  Share your thoughts with legislators about our public lands and resources here:

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