This Year, Go To The Gem Show. You’ll Love It!by Jim Gressinger on Feb. 01, 2013, under Southern Arizona Attractions, Things To Do In Tucson, Things To Do With The Kidz, Tucson Gem & Mineral Show
[From time to time, I invite others to post a guest blog. The following is by my friend, MJ Jensen, who is Chief Idea Officer at IdeaMagic - Visionary Marketing. MJ isn't interested in everything, but of those she is interested in, she is quite passionate. Myself being passionate about most things Southern Arizona, I can appreciate her sentiments. This year, the Gem Show runs from February 2nd through February 17th in more than 40 venues around Tucson. Click on this link to download the official program.]
A friend of mine is absolutely bonkers over the Tucson Gem and Mineral event. So last year, I invited her to share her experiences here.
Yes, I admit it! I am an addict and no 12-step program will ever help me recover. You see, I am a Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Addict! And it’s all my husband’s fault. Charlie is a true Rock Hound and he got me started going to the Gem Show over 10 years ago. I’ve been hooked ever since.
The thing that astounds me is that so many Tucson people have never been to the Gem Show – EVER! It’s one of the most important economic boon for Tucson every year. The Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows brings in millions of dollars to our local hotels, restaurants, car rentals agencies, Tucson International Airport, and on and on. Why would you not want to support the people who travel here from every corner of the planet to sell fossils, minerals, rough stones, fantastic jewels, designer jewelry, and countless other items too numerous to mention? Just experiencing the products that are available to gawk at or purchase is like traveling around the world.
I have made great friends from Peru, India, Uruguay, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Russia, Argentina, China, Afghanistan, Canada and so many places in the United States that I can’t even name them all here. Parents, take your kids and give them an opportunity to meet the nice people who travel here and help your kids learn about the wonderful world of geology from around the world.
You do NOT need a wholesale license for 1000’s of vendors. You can buy most anything you see and if buying is not in your plan, then just go and thank the vendors for coming back to Tucson. If we don’t appreciate them, some other city might appreciate them more and take our Tucson Gem & Mineral Show away! Don’t let that happen! Take the family out and enjoy one of the most spectacular events in Tucson.
For other upcoming Southern Arizona events, check out our Events Calendar on SouthernArizonaGuide.com.