When: Thursday, July 31st through Sunday, August 3rd. The doors open to the public Thursday, Friday, & Saturday morning at 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and on Sunday at 12:30 pm until 5:00 pm.
Where: The Spruce Pine Commons Shopping Center located at 12121 Hwy 226 S.
The Festival is in the former Food Lion building.
Admission: Adults $3. Children under 10 get in free. Thursday is Senior Citizens Day and their admission is $1. Sunday is Mitchell County Day and admission for residents is $1.
The NC Mineral & Gem Festival will be at the Spruce Pine Commons Shopping Center in the former Food Lion building this year. We have been very fortunate to have the Pinebridge Center facility in our community to hold the Festival at for the past couple of decades. However, with it not being available this year, Food Lion was willing to step up and provide the space needed for the Festival to continue. In addition, individuals and businesses throughout the area have pitched in to make sure that this Festival continues to be an event that the community as a whole can take pride in.
We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from around the country to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils, and more. The Festival will feature gem, jewelry, and mineral dealers from across the county showcasing their merchandise to fit every budget. Whether you are shopping for an engagement ring, a special stone for your own setting, a custom designed piece of jewelry, or a special crystal display for your home, the 2014 NC Mineral & Gem Festival is for you!