Ada Gem, Mineral and Fossil Club will host its annual Festival of Gems, Minerals and Fossils Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25.

The events will take place at Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, Main Building #1 (west side of the Agri-Plex), 1710 N. Broadway Ave.

“There is no other show like this in the Ada area,” said Melody Ulanowski, secretary and treasurer of the club. “There will be demonstrations of earth science-related hobbies, kids’ activities, displays of rocks, fossils and minerals, silent auctions and more.”

The show will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission and parking are free.

Various demonstrations and displays of fluorescent rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary and jewelry will be featured.

Dealers from the surrounding states (Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, etc.) will offer a wide variety of earth science-related merchandise, beads and jewelry.

Special kids events include fossil digs, a rock petting zoo, a fluorescent rock display, a spinning wheel, grab bags and educational displays.

Silent auctions of materials donated by dealers and members will be held throughout the day.

“In addition, we will host Stanley Krakowski, who is a representative of the Oklahoma Geologic Survey,” Ulanowski said. “He will have available earth science circulars and publications produced by the survey.”

Ada Gem, Mineral and Fossil Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of earth science hobbies.