PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September 28 - September 30, 2018
Iowa geodes have long been
objects of curiosity, their sparkling interiors containing some of
the most beautiful crystals to be found anywhere in the Midwest.
Although geodes are known from many localities around the world, one
of the most productive and famous collecting regions is encompassed
within a 35-mile radius of Keokuk, Iowa. Since 2005, at the end of
September Hamilton, Illinois, located across the Mississippi River
from Keokuk, has been holding Geode Fest. Geode enthusiasts from
across the country come to this three day event to hunt for geodes
on guided hunts. Some of these guided hunts are on private property,
not normally open to the general public for geode hunting at any
other time. There are daily prizes awarded for the "Prettiest",
"Most Unusual", "Largest", "Smallest", "Oddest", "Rarest", "Ugliest"
and a couple other categories.