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We invite rockhounds to attend the annual Grand Marais (Michigan) Rock and Mineral Show! This year's show takes place on Sept. 9-10th, the weekend after Labor Day (as usual each year). We offer inside booths, outside booths, music outside in the afternoons, food trucks, and more!
The Grand Maria’s Rock and Mineral Show was established in Grand Marias in 2019, after moving from Muskallunge State Park. The show has since evolved from strictly a Lake Superior Agate show to include other rocks and minerals, particularly from, but not limited to, the Great Lakes Basin. To insure the success of the show into the future, we have partnered with the Grand Marais Chamber. They will be taking over the show beginning this year. The generosity of local and regional businesses, and our hard working volunteers are what make this show possible. Thank you everyone for your contributions!
GMRMS 2022 RECAP
Last year's 2022 Grand Marais Rock and Mineral Show, was a huge success! The show experienced growth in all areas. Attendance over the two day event hit 1,600 and vendor booths increased by 25%, to just under 40.
Many thanks to the businesses that financially helped to support the show as well as to the rock and food vendors!
The Lutheran Church will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday morning from 8:30 - 11:00am. The church is located west of the show venue across the street from Woodland Park Campground.
The Grand Marais chamber will be soliciting financial sponsors for the rock show in August. If your business would like to be a financial sponsor, please send an email to email@example.com. The businesses that donate will be listed on our website, on our Facebook page (GrandMaraisRockShow), and on signs located at both rock show entrances.
The financial sponsors and contributors for the 2022 show are listed below.
2022 Financial Sponsors
Beach Park Motel/Superior Treasures
Grand Marais Tavern
Lake Superior Vacation Rentals
Agate Cross B&B
Alger Delta Electric
Lake Superior Brewing
Fox River Motel
Peoples State Bank
Winter Haven Motel
2022 In-Kind Donations
Gitche Gumee Museum
Grand Marais Pilot
Agatelady Rock Shop
Alger County Chamber of Commerce
Bear Trap Restaurant
The Dream Bean Machine
Fox River Auto
Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours
Grand Marais Mercantile
Grand Marais Outfitters
Hillside Party Store
The Inn at Lake and Randolph
Lake Superior Vacation Rentals
The Lakes Store
Lapidary Leather Lady
Miners Pasties & Ice Cream
Newberry Country Club
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Paul Peterson Photography
Pictured Rocks Boat Tours
Pictured Rocks Golf Course
Pictured Rocks Sea Kayak Tours
Pictured Rocks Trading Post
Putvin Drug Store
Seney Party Store
Sharon Babbit Greeting Cards
Superior Pontoon Rentals
Uncle Ducky Outdoors/Paddling Michigan
This year the Grand Marais Rock and Mineral Show will take place the weekend after Labor Day — September 9-10th. For several reasons, we will not have a keynote speech and dinner this year on Saturday night. However, the new Agatelady Rock Shop may sponsor a speech on Friday night ($20/person) and may have special show hours on Saturday night. More information is available at www.agateladyrockshop.com. The Lutheran Church will also have a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday morning from 8:30 - 11:00am. The church is located west of the show venue across the street from Woodland Park Campground.
The 2023 Grand Marais Rock and Mineral Show will take place the weekend after Labor Day on September 9-10,
--VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are in need of volunteers during the show to help with working the show entry desk, silent auction, walking security, clean up during and after the show, and more. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
--PLEASE DO NOT USE THE INDOOR TOILETS At our first show in 2019, we completely overwhelmed the very fragile septic system at the community center. The bathroom facility is not designed to handle such a large crowd. There are ports-potties and hand sanitizing stations outside on the show's grounds. Please use these or walk over to the flush toilets in the campground right next to the community center complex. The indoor toilets in the community center building are reserved for show personnel and individuals with special needs.
--SHOW ENTRANCES AND EXITS Like last year, attendees will be able to pay their entrance fee and enter the show either through the main gate at the south end of the pole barn, or at the east gate that leads to the baseball field behind the community center. The entrance fee is $3.00 for attendees 13 and older; kids 12 and under are free.
--FOOD TRUCKS Food trucks will be set up in the grassy area behind the community center and next to the east gate. The food trucks will be accessible to show attendees as well as to the general public since they are being situated in an area outside of the ball field fence.
--MUSIC During the afternoons on Saturday, there will be music from the stage behind the pole barn. This will be easy listening, background music to enhance the ambience.
Thanks to Diana Mavis for being our show photographer!