Oregon Coast Agate Club supports Yachats Agate Festival

Winter is storm season here on the Oregon Coast. Storm season is Agate hunting season. The gales roll in off the Pacific, crashing waves move the sand and rocks around, and some of the best agate (and other goodies) hunting happens just after a big storm in the winter.


Taking advantage of that, the coastal community of Yachats  hosts an Agate Festival the third weekend in January. What better place to host since Yachats is known as the"Gem of The Oregon Coast"! The Agate Festival has been a hit from the start, and the 2014 event promises to be the best yet.


Billed as the "3rd Ever Yachats Agate Festival" it will take place January 18 & 19th 2014 in the Yachats Commons. The Commons is located on Hwy 101 in Yachats. Trust me, you can't miss it!


This year the Oregon Coast Agate Club is joining in and supporting the effort. Club members will be demonstrating cabochon cutting, DIY equipment making, wire wrapping, etc., as well as loaning club displays for the Festival.


The Festival will be taking place over the MLK Holiday weekend, so whether you just like storms, the ocean, or Gems Minerals and Fossils, take a break in January and come visit Yachats. 


For  info on Yachats and accommodations, click here www.yachats.org

Pictures from the 2013 Yachats Agate Festival

Upcoming Events

The Club's Annual Gem & Mineral Show takes place  Memorial Day Weekend each year. The 57th Annual "Rockin' the Coast" Gem & Mineral Show will be Saturday May 23rd from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday May 24th 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

The show will take place at the National Guard Armory

541 SW Coast Hwy

Newport, OR 97365



Club Officers for 2020


Marie Read- President

Leroy ("Kelly") Kelly- Vice President

Debbie White- Secretary

Carol Kelly- Treasurer

Show Chair- Sylvia Pauly


2020 Club Meeting Schedule:

2nd Thursday of each month at the OSU Extension Office, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365. 

Meeting starts at 6:30 pm with dessert provided.


Next meetings:

Jan. 9th

Feb. 13th

Mar. 12th

Apr. 9th - CANCELLED

Jul. 9th - CANCELLED

Aug. 13th - CANCELLED

Sep. 10th - CANCELLED

Oct. 8th - CANCELLED

Nov. 12th - TBD

Dec. 10th - TBD