Fossil Fair

NC Fossil Club Fossil Fair

Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9 AM – 5 PM
Free for members or with paid admission

Organized by the North Carolina Fossil Club, the Fossil Fair is an annual gathering of fossil enthusiasts who share their passion and knowledge of paleontology with the public. Some to the best fossils found in North Carolina and beyond will be on display, from giant shark teeth, whale bone, sea urchins, shells and more! Smithsonian paleontologists will be on-site to identify fossils. Visitors are encouraged to bring fossils that need identification to the Fossil Fair.

http://www.capefearmuseum.com/programs/nc-fossil-fair/

When: 
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
Where: 
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Please contact Eric Sadorf at emsadorf@usgs.gov if you'd like to display or volunteer.

When: 
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
 
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

The Norwood Arbor Day Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Norwood Town Hall grounds at 112 South Main St. from 10 am to 4 pm.  If you'd like to display your fossils, please contact Ruffin Tucker at fossiler77 at msn.com .

When: 
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 
 

The Schiele Museum of Natural History is inviting collectors, vendors, museums and universities to participate in our popular annual event this winter.  The date for our event is Saturday February 18, 2017.  We’re looking for collectors, museums and universities that would like to display their fossil and mineral collections and programs as well as vendors that wish to sell fossils, minerals and related items to the public.  Our event is well-attended, having drawn more than 900 visitors each of the past 4 years.  There is no fee for your participation.  General Admission prices + $3 per person required for attendees that are not registered as vendors

The Schiele Museum supplies tables, chairs and power.  The event space is indoors in our Environmental Studies Center, with indoor activities visible to the busy traffic along Garrison Boulevard.  The Schiele Museum is also providing a number of hands-on activities and educational programs throughout the day to make our event a well-rounded learning experience for our visitors.  If you have a presentation you would like to make we would love to hear about it! 

If you have worked with us in the past we would love to have you join us again.  If you have not, we hope you will consider participating in our event. 

If you're interested, please contact Lauren Anderson, Outreach Program Specialist, laurena@cityofgastonia.com

 

When: 
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 
When: 
Sat, 11/19/2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join other members of the NCFC to display your fossils at the 23 Annual Aurora Fossil Festival.  If you're interested, please contact Eric Sadorf at emsadorf at usgs.gov

When: 
Sat, 05/28/2016 (All day)
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Come visit the Imagination Station Science and History Museum in Wilson, NC as they go back in time to explore prehistoric life by what’s left behind, fossils. Members of the North Carolina Fossil Club will display their collections for you to see. The guest speaker will be George Powell, an amateur paleontologist with over 50 years of fossil hunting experience. Mr. Powell will be speaking at 10 AM about fossil collecting and how to care for your collection. Guests will be able to dig in our fossil pit and participate in various fossil-themed activities.

Check out their website to see all of thier fossil related events:

http://scienceandhistory.org/exhibits/prehistoric

When: 
Sat, 03/12/2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 
 

The 2016 Schiele Museum Fossil Fair will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9am to 4pm.  The Schiele Museum is located at 1500 Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054.  For more information, or to display your fossils, please contact Tony Pasour at tonyp@cityofgastonia.com, or 704-866-6900.

From the Museum: More than a fossil show, this event spotlights all sorts of natural treasures from the earth including fossils, rocks, minerals and the ancient stories that these items tell. See museum and fossil club displays and purchase interesting specimens from vendors. Mine for gemstones like garnets, emeralds and amethyst. Kids can meet animated prehistoric characters, see a full-sized T. rex, make a fossil fish print, search for tiny fossils from the Carolina Coast, and much more. $3 with Museum Admission

When: 
Sat, 02/20/2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
 

Virginia Museum of Natural History
Martinsville, VA 

January 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Make tracks to the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, January 23, 2016 for a festival of Jurassic proportions!  Dinosaur skeletons and fossils, as well as dino-themed games, crafts and presentations will make this an event not to be missed for the dino-lover in your family!

NEW THIS YEAR
We are partnering with Cold Blooded Encounters to provide visitors with a truly unique experience - get up close and personal with a live emu, highlighting the relationship between modern birds and dinosaurs. You can also meet the giant tortoise and crocodile! Full-skeleton casts of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops!
Skull casts of Apatosaurus, Dunkleosteus, Appalachiosaurus and more! Fascinating presentations by Dr. Alex Hastings, VMNH Assistant Curator of Paleontology

DON'T MISS 
Full-skeleton casts of Acrocanthosaurus, Allosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Deinonychus, with skull casts of Tyrannosaurus rex and more! Real dinosaur fossils from the museum collections. Games and crafts all day long. Dino dig pit. Get your picture taken with "Cera" the Triceratops!
 
Be sure to complete your visit with a stop in the VMNH Museum Store and PALEO Cafe for unique gifts, delicious lunches and snacks, and more.  For more information, please email information@vmnh.virginia.gov.  We look forward to seeing you at Dino Day!
When: 
Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
 
 

The Rankin Museum Mini Fossil fair will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 131 w. Church St., Ellerbe, NC 28338 from 9 am to 4pm.  The Rankin Museum is one of the best small museums in NC.  They have the best Amazonia collection in the Southeast.  If your interested in displaying, please contact Ruffin Tucker at fossiler77 at msn.com. 

When: 
Sat, 09/26/2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
Organizers: 
Ruffin Tucker
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join members of the NC Fossil Club and other exhibitors at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for the 2015 Fossil Fair.  The theme of this years fossil fair is Paleopalooza.  For more info, click here.

When: 
Sat, 11/14/2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join other members of the NCFC to display your fossils.  If you're interested, please contact Eric Sadorf.

When: 
Sat, 05/23/2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is having their Dino Day Festival (http://www.vmnh.net/dino-day-festival) on Saturday, January 24, 2015. The event is from 10 am to 3 pm. They are inviting exhibitors from the NC Fossil Club to display their fossils. If you're interested in participating, please contact Carolyn Seay at Carolyn.Seay@vmnh.virginia.gov .

When: 
Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join other NCFC members in displaying their fossils at this annual outreach opportunity.  20th Annual Norwood Arbor Day and Fossil Fair, Norwood Town Hall, 116 South Main St. (Hwy 52), Norwood, NC 28028.  If your'e interesting in displaying your fossils, please contact Ruffin Tucker, email.

When: 
Sat, 04/25/2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
Organizers: 
Ruffin Tucker
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join NCFC in this annual outreach event by displaying your fossils at the Shiele Musuem in Gastonia. If you're interested, please contact: Schiele Museum Fossil Fair, 1500 East Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054. Contact:  Tony Paysaur, E-Mail tonyp@cityofGastonia.com

When: 
Sat, 02/28/2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

If you're interesting in participating, please contact Ruffin Tucker.

When: 
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
Organizers: 
Ruffin Tucker
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join other members of the NC Fossil in displaying your collections.  If you'd like to display or help, please contact Eric Sadorf. <email>

When: 
Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

More than a fossil show, this event spotlights all sorts of natural treasures from the earth including fossils, rocks, minerals and the ancient stories that these items tell. See museum and fossil club displays and purchase interesting specimens from vendors. Mine for gemstones like garnets, emeralds and amethyst. Kids can meet animated prehistoric characters, see a full-sized T. rex, make a fossil fish print, search for tiny fossils from the Carolina Coast, and much more. $3 with Museum Admission

When: 
Sat, 02/22/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 
 

NCFC Fossil Fair and Board Meeting – NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh. Brief meeting of NCFC (Elections) to follow. Contact Joanne Panek-Dubrock if you're interested in displaying.

When: 
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
Organizers: 
Joanne Panek-Dubrock
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Mini Fossil Fair – Rankin Museum, 131 W. Church St., Ellerbe, NC 9:00 - 2:00. If you're interested in displaying your fossils, please contact Ruffin Tucker fossiler77@msn.com.

When: 
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
 
Where: 
 
Organizers: 
Ruffin Tucker
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join other NC Fossil Club members as they display at the 20 anniversary of the Aurora Fossil Festival.  If you're a member and interested in displaying at the Aurora Fossil Festival, please contact Eric Sadorf at: emsadorf@usgs.gov

When: 
Sat, 05/25/2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
Organizers: 
Eric Sadorf
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join other NC Fossil CLub members at the 20th Anniversary of the Norwood Arbor Day and Fossil Fair.  If you'd like more information or are interested in displaying your fossils, please contact Ruffin Tucker at paleotck@netscape.net.

From the organizers:

We are going to have a great festival this year with great activities, crafts, food and bands. The Fossil Fair will come back with displays and a fossil dig for the kids. We look forward to seeing you at this year's 20th Anniversary Arbor Day/Fossil Fair Festival.

When: 
Sat, 04/27/2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
Organizers: 
Ruffin Tucker
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

More than a fossil show, this event spotlights all sorts of natural treasures from the earth including fossils, rocks, minerals and the ancient stories that these items tell. See museum and displays from the NC Fossil Club, and purchase interesting specimens from vendors. Mine for gemstones like garnets, emeralds and amethyst. Kids can meet animated prehistoric characters, see a full-sized T. rex, make a fossil fish print, search for tiny fossils from the Carolina Coast, and much more. Visit www.schielemuseum.org for program updates. $3 with Museum Admission

When: 
Sat, 02/23/2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
Organizers: 
Tony Pasour
 
 

The Rankin Museum will be holding a Fossil Fair September 22, 2012.  The Fair is sponsored by the Carrie B. Dewitt Foundation.  The N.C.

When: 
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
Organizers: 
Ruffin Tucker
 
 
 

Visit the Museum and see the exhibit “PREHISTORIC GIANTS.”

“PREHISTORIC GIANTS,”  features an impressive full-siz

When: 
Sat, 11/03/2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
 

If you're a member and interested in displaying at the Aurora Fossil Festival, please contact Eric Sadorf.

When: 
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 9:00am - Sat, 05/26/2012 - 9:00pm
 
 
 

Contact: Ruffin Tucker paleotck@netscape.net

When: 
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
Organizers: 
Ruffin Tucker
 

More than a fossil show, this event spotlights all sorts of natural treasures from the earth including fossils, rocks, minerals and the ancient stories that these items tell. See museum and fossil club displays and purchase interesting specimens from vendors. Mine for gemstones like garnets, emeralds and amethyst. Kids can meet animated prehistoric characters, see a full-sized T. rex, make a fossil fish print, search for tiny fossils from the Carolina Coast, and much more

When: 
Sat, 02/04/2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
 

The Rankin Museum Mini Fossil Fair will be an opportunity for the public to enjoy this beautiful museum while learning about fossils from a variety of NCFC members' fossil collections. In addition, there will be four one-hour sessions for 25 children to hunt for fossils in the Aurora PCS fossil dirt. Come and be an exhibitor, or bring the whole family for a day of paleontology!

When: 
Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
 
Where: 
 
Organizers: 
Ruffin Tucker
 
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