2017 Summer Picnic

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tieton City Park
608 Mapleway Rd,
Tieton, WA 98947

We would like to thank everyone for coming out and bringing all the great dishes.  The hot dogs were wonderful, the children had fun, and great conversation was shared by all.  We would, also, like to thank the City of Tieton for accommodation at the park.

2018 NFMS 80th Anniversary Show & Convention Hosted by Yakima Rock & Mineral Club

2018 NFMS 80th Anniversary Convention

& “Parade of Gems” Show

Hosted by Yakima Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.

Friday, April 27th, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, April 28th, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, April 29th, 10 am – 4 pm

Adults $4.00
Students $2.00
Children under 14 free with adult paid admission
Free parking

Lots of Fun:

Raffle & Door Prizes
Kids Activities
Silent Auctions
Grab Bags
Private Collectors Exhibits
Wheel of Fortune
Dealers of Jewelry, Gems, Minerals & Fossils
Classes & Demonstrations on Wire Wrapping,
Stone Knapping, Gold Panning & More!
Silversmithing Class – *Must Pre-register for this class

Feature Display: 


Guest Speakers:

Nick Zentner, from Central WA University and the PBS series “Nick On The Rocks.”

The North American Research Group will be sharing their cutting edge fossil preparation techniques.

Special Attractions:

North American Research Group (NARG)
The North American Research Group (NARG) has agreed to display rare and unique fossils from Oregon at the 2018 Northwest Federation Show.  They will also be sharing their cutting edge fossil preparation techniques.  This will be a must see feature.

image of Liberty WA wire gold from Rice MuseumThe Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
The Rice Museum has agreed to display part of their rare Liberty Washington wire gold collection.  The Liberty area has produced some of the largest and finest specimens of crystallized wire gold in the world.  We are truly honored to be able to include their display in our 2018 show.

image of Ginko Petrified Wood Museum signGinkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center
The personnel from the Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center near Vantage, Washington will be displaying part of their extensive identified collection of Miocene age (15.5 million years) petrified wood.  This is a rare event as they normally don’t allow their specimens out of the museum.

Modern Living Building & Pioneer Hall
Central Washington State Fair Park
1301 S. Fair Avenue, Yakima, WA

Parade of Gems Yakima Show