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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 "Join Us" tab for our membership application.

Fall Festival of Gems
November 19th and 20th, 2022

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

  • October Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Oct 14
    Chico Alliance Church, daycare entrance
    Oct 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Chico Alliance Church, daycare entrance, 3670 Chico Way NW, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA
  • Fall Festival of Gems
    Sat, Nov 19
    President's Hall at Kitsap Fairgrounds
    Nov 19, 10:00 AM – Nov 20, 5:00 PM
    President's Hall at Kitsap Fairgrounds, 1200 NE Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton, WA 98311, USA
    The annual Fall Festival of Gems is an event that our friends and community looks forward to all year. Fun for the whole family, there are vendors and activities for all ages. Purchase beautiful specimens, supplies, and so much more. Fun Junior tables and demos for everyone to enjoy.
  • Field Trips
    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.
Take Action

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:

After you customize your letter, email our representatives here: