Federation Show 2017 - Hamilton, MT
May 19th, 20th and 21st, 2017

Hours: Fri - 10-6
           Sat 10-6
           Sun 10-4

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Location: First Interstate Center
Ravalli County Fairgrounds

NFMS’ 79th Annual Show

Hosted by the:Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society.


"The Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society is exited to be sponsoring the 79th Annual Northwest Federation Show in Hamilton. With our fairly small club we have produced a great lineup for this years show. We added buildings to allow more space for our wonderful vendors. This gives an entire building for the show cases and another building for our fantastic venue of presenters and speakers. The speakers are listed below. 

The Awards Banquet is coming along nicely with a great local artist "Darla Williams" creating the glass centerpieces. 

We have camping spaces available on the fairgrounds until booked. There are two campgrounds in the area as well as two hotels in Hamilton.

There are Registration, Competitive and Non-Competitive forms listed below as well as a page on campgrounds and hotels. PLEASE REGISTER NOW!"

One special event will been a walk through time, from stardust to now, presented by Jill Davis.

For Federation needs and events please call Faith Farley, 1 406 961 3347.
Display cases non-competitive and competitive, contact Bob Gibson, 1 406 361 0870.
For the show and any other questions or concerns Steve Vieth, 1 406 381 7597.


Field trips are still unplanned due to the severity of the winter we've had. There is a lot of snow pack in the mountains and will have to wait and see what is available. I will keep updating our web site on this. Our web site RAVALLIGEMANDMINERALCLUB.ORG is updated weekly.


   List of Vendors

1.   World Fossils and Minerals, Herbert Shepard               14. T&B Gems, Thurston and Betty Dotson
2.   Kitty Kat Jewelry, Kathy Meuchel                                15. Azara Creations, Yvonne Flack
3.   Earth's Treasures, Cindi Allison                                     16. Rock in Roses, Mike and Dianne Rose
4.   C' Anne's of Montana, Christine Burmmitt                     17. The Local Stone, Stan Kosteczko
5.   Granite Mountain Nature Gallery, Dennis DeLaet           18. Fine Opals, Mulugeta Kebede
6.   Nels Rock "N" Wood, Nel Buck                                   19. Gem Stone Connections, Dave Schell
7.   Tiger Eye Minerals, Cindy and Leo George                    20. Lazurus, Dan Radakovick
8.   Canyon Creations, Dennis Grunder                                21. Washingtons Tresures, Stewart Wilson
9.   Maki's Gems, Mike Maki                                              22. Dale's Minerals, Dale Hart
10. McKenize Gem's, Don McKenize                                  23. Stitches "N" Stones, Mark Lent
11. Bonnie's Rocks, Bonnie Kline                                        24. Nesper's Montana Agate, Jeff Nesper
12. Amphersand Gems and Jewelry, Arla Defield                 25. C and S Minerals, Charles Jago
13. Paleo Enterprises, Doug True                                        26. Gemsparkly, Aregawi Yekunno


List of Speakers


Ravalli County Fairgrounds

100 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, MT 59840

Hours: Fri: 10am - 6pm | Sat: 10am - 6pm | Sun: 10am - 4pm

2017 Show Registration Form

2017 NFMS Competitive Entry Form

2017 NFMS Non-Competitive Entry Form

2017 Hotel Reservation Information


Show Chairman: Steve Vieth

email: viethsteve88@gmail.com