Efforts are underway to organize this year's Grand Marais Rock and Mineral Show, which will be held on September 10-11, 2022 at the Community Center located in Grand Marais, MI at E21738 Brazel Street. The show will include inside and outside rock and mineral dealers, 50/50 raffles, prize drawing raffles, and speakers and events throughout the day. More information will be added to this website as it becomes availabble.
The Advisory Committee will be soliciting financial sponsors as well as prize raffle donations from regional businesses in the months to come. If your business would like to be a financial sponsor, or if you would like to donate items for the prize raffle, please send an email to Karen Brzys at email@example.com. The businesses that donate will be listed here on this webpage, on our Facebook page (GrandMaraisRockShow), and at signs located at both rock show entrances.
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR HELPING TO MAKE THE 2021 GRAND MARAIS ROCK AND MINERAL SHOW A SUCCESS! WE WILL MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPAND THE SHOW TO BE EVEN BETTER IN 2022 (September 10-11, 2022).
--SATURDAY MORNING 9/10/22: The First Lutheran Church (across from Woodland Park Campground and west of the rock show) will again hold a PANCAKE BREAKFAST. They will be serving pancakes, eggs, OJ, sausage and more. Price = donation. The hours on Saturday, September 11th are: 8:30 am to 11:00 am. The cost is on a donation basis.
--VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We may be 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. The bathroom facilities will also be available to those attending the dinner and speech.
--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 $2.00 for attendees 13 and older; kids 12 and under are free. Tickets for the 50/50 raffles can also be purchased at both gates. Tickets for the Saturday night keynote speaker dinner can be purchased at the main entrance (if any are still available when the show starts).
--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.
--MUSIC During the afternoons of both show days, there will be music from the stage behind the pole barn. This will be easy listening, background music to enhance the ambience. The music will be managed by Wade Whittington, who has performed several times across the street at the Dream Bean Machine (which is owned by his daughter).
Prize Raffle Drawing