More space for more vendors at Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 8:04 PM EDT
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ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) - It was a rocking good time at the Champlain Valley Exposition over the weekend. The 41st annual Champlain Valley Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show was back after a pandemic hiatus.

In 2019, the show moved to the bigger location in Essex Junction to have more space for vendors. That opened the doors for some who have been waiting a long time to get their opportunity to show off their treasures, like Bill Cotrofeld of BCA Minerals.

“I have been on the waiting list for this show for twenty years. When they had it at the school there was never enough room and I could never get a spot. So when they moved here, the general manager called me and said, ‘Do you still want to come to Burlington?’ I said, ‘Sure,’” Cotrofeld said.

The Burlington Gem and Mineral Club say they intend to be back next year.

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