2024 Gem Show Stay and Play Shopping Experience!

The Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase consists of over 4,000 exhibitors and buyers from 42 states and 17 countries at 50 different show locations.  

The shows will be held from January 24-February 11, 2024 all across the Tucson area.  More than 65,000 visitors will attend the Gem Show and it's without a doubt one of the largest of its kind in the world. 

But...it also requires careful planning and focus to find the vendors, materials, and opportunities that you may desire.  With so much to see in a short amount of time, it might make sense for you to consider a combined all-inclusive, innovative experience that will quite likely pay for itself.

Join me for an all-inclusive Gem Show Shopping Experience where you can eliminate the stress of planning and focus entirely on the excitement that the many shows have to offer.


Create your personalized Tucson Gem Show shopping experience where we will visit several shows across Tucson over the span of two full days. One all-inclusive cost covers 3 nights lodging plus two (2) fully guided 8-hour shopping days, multiple meals, transportation, and parking.   Use my detailed knowledge of the best shows, vendors, pricing, and partner opportunities to secure great deals based on your specific interests.

We'll work together before you arrive to build a personalized show itinerary based on your interests. I will provide all transportation to the shows, pay for parking, and guide you through each show with introductions to the best vendors for your interests.  I will also share secrets on how to negotiate the best deal on the things you want.  That's right.  There's a lot of negotiation involved and you can literally save hundreds of dollars on your purchases!  This experience really pays for itself.

The stay also includes lodging at my home studio for 3 nights (arrive after 4pm on Day 1 and depart by 10am on Day 4) as well as six (6) meals (3 breakfasts and 3 dinners), and arrival pickup from the airport (if you are arriving by plane). You will most likely not require a car rental since I will pick you up at the airport and you will be able to Uber/Lyft back to the airport on the final day. 

Once our day has wrapped up you can wind down and enjoy a cocktail while watching an amazing Arizona sunset or even playing with my two friendly Maine Coon cats.

You’ll stay in your own private room (queen-sized bed and private bathroom) at my home studio and enjoy meals, Wi-Fi, neighborhood walks, birdwatching, and majestic sunset and star viewing from 2,700 foot elevation in the Catalina Foothills.  You may also want to dip your toes in the pool. Custom massages also can be scheduled upon request.

Additionally, you will also be able to shop my personally curated collection of materials that I don't offer for sale online, acquired over many years of travel and prior Gem Show attendance. 

Available Dates

There are five available date options to consider.  These are based on the timing of the several shows that will be happening from January 24-February 11. 

· Option # 1 - NOW RESERVED, January 23-26, arrive after 3pm 1/23, depart by 10am 1/26

· Option # 2 - NOW RESERVED, January 27-30, arrive after 3pm 1/27, depart by 10am 1/30  

· Option # 3 - February 1-4, arrive after 3pm 2/1, depart by 10am 2/4

· Option # 4 - February 5-7, arrive after 3pm 2/5, depart by 10am 2/7

· Option # 5 - February 9-11, arrive after 3pm 2/9, depart by 10am 2/11

 If your preferred dates are shown in bold, space is still available. 


All-inclusive packages are $ 975 for 3 nights lodging, 2 guided shopping days , 6 meals, transportation, and show parking.  

Secure your reservation by paying a $ 500 deposit now by selecting the Registration | Payment link and finding the dates you want.  Reservations are on a first come, first served basis and will be confirmed via email within 48 hours. The remaining $ 475 balance will be directly invoiced via PayPal and due 21 days prior to your arrival. 

Cancellation policy: Both the deposit and balance payment are non-refundable once paid, however, your payment can be used as a future credit for other workshops, classes, studio hours, or product purchases for up to 6 months after the cancellation date. 

Be sure to consider your dates carefully prior to making a commitment. 

If you have any questions email cathy@cathyflesher.com for more information.