Calling all Rockhounds! The 11th Annual St. Cloud Agate Swap will be happening on Sunday, March 26th from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission to the event is just $1 and kids 15 and under are admitted for free.

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You can expect to find all different kinds of gems, minerals, crystals, rocks, and agates. Remember to bring a bucket full as most of the vendors are interested in buying or trading with you.

This year's list of vendors includes:

  • Tim and Janice of AGATE Nation
  • Chase The Agate Dude
  • Wayne of Wayne's World Agates
  • Tommy Bartlett
  • Dan and Lyn Sunrise Crafts
  • Bob Wright
  • Nikolas of 13 Agates
  • Tim of Tim T Agates
  • Amanda Kay
  • Erik Stegmier of Northern Agate
  • Eric Moen
  • Chris Shalander-Shelly
  • Kayli of Candy Ma'am
  • Justin of Fitz Craft Creations
  • John Harris
  • John Clare
  • Andy Cordova
  • Prospector Dill Iverson
  • Ed Opatz
  • Curtis Michael
  • Darrin of HD Hobbys Cabachon
  • Bob Davis
  • Anna of Anna's Agates
  • Rob and The Pahls


The event will be taking place at the Best Western Plus Kelly Inn at 100 4th Avenue South in Saint Cloud.


Have the desire to become a Rockhound?  It's an activity that anyone can partake in and requires a little bit of patience, but these tips might help you get started.

Rockyourworldgems.com has these tips to help you find more Agates.

  • Sunlight- If a stone is an Agate, it will be translucent. Hold your Agate up to the sun and see if you have something that fits the bill.
  • Weathering- Water is KEY to the formation of agates. Look at the tops of hills and ridges.


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