This past weekend, I visited this show (the 41st annual event). It is held on the first weekend after Labor Day, at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds in Greenfield, Indiana. I have not been there in many years due to scheduling conflicts. But this year, the calendar finally had an open slot.
At the show, there are three venues: an open-air covered pavilion and two indoor spaces. There were dozens of dealers, offering fossils, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, and more. Two of the dealers offered fossils exclusively.
Yes, of course I did! I indulged by acquiring a trilobite. It’s a Russian bug: Pliomera fischeri. This one is prone, and will go nicely with the enrolled one I already have.
This specimen comes from a locality where dozens of trilobite species are found. Pliomera is one of the less common.
The next Greenfield show is September 7-9, 2018. So put it on your calendar. I have.