Located in Beautiful Peterborough, Ontario
The rock swap will be held in the Coliseum on the Norwood Fairgrounds in Norwood, a 2 day event, 10 am to 4 pm both days. The Coliseum is a large building, 14,000 sq ft., that is home to music festivals, auction sales, dog shows, cattle shows etc. It is located on the Norwood Fairgrounds, which is a 18 acre property with numerus exhibition buildings, barns, outdoor show rings, huge green areas and large parking areas.
As we are paying a rental fee for the building, we are charging a small fee to the swappers. If you are able to supply your own table(s), the fee to set up is $10.00. Or you can rent tables through us, at a cost of $25.00 each. We will not be charging the $10.00 fee if you are renting tables. If you are suppling your own tables, you must let me know how much space you need. As the Coliseum is a secure building, leaving your booth set up over night is encouraged.
Material that is allowed to be sold, traded, displayed, etc., must be rocks, minerals, fossils, collecting equipment, lapidary equipment, mining memorabilia, any anything directly related.
Admission to the public to attend is free!
RV and tent camping is available on site, with hydro and water hook up. The cost is a flat rate of $50.00 per trailer, tent or RV, for the weekend. Arrival is after 1 pm on the Friday, departure is before noon on the Monday. There is a sanitary dumping station located on site that costs $10.00 per use, payment for this is made when it is used. All campers are responsible for their own garbage or recycling. If you want to camp on site, you must book this through me before the Swap.
The Norwood Rock Swap has been created by the Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club because our 2022 March Show in Peterborough was cancelled. The purpose of this event is for our club to remain active for our members, the collecting community and the general public. The Rock Swap is geared to providing a low cost event that all those interested in rocks, minerals and fossils can participate in.
Camping is available on site with hydro and water hook up and a sanitary dump station, but you should reserve your camping space before arrival.