North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival: Celebrating Our 47th Anniversary














Welcome to the official Website of the
North Carolina Mineral & Gem Festival
Held July 29-August 1, 2004
Pinebridge Coliseum, Spruce Pine, North Carolina

sponsored by the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce

Better Photo Goes Here!

Hours of Operation
& Admission Prices

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    (July 29-July 31)
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 1
    12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Admission

$3.00 adults
(Kids under 12 Free)

Special Admission Days

Thursday: Senior Citizen Day $1.00 Admission

Sunday: Mitchell County Day $1.00 Admission to Mitchell County residents

We hope you are making plans to join us as we celebrate 47 years of opening Nature's treasure chest up to rockhounds from around the world!

Get a map showing the location of the Pinebridge Coliseum here.

The Festival is divided into two sections:

Retail Vendor's Show

The Retail Show features:

  • Comfortable, Air Conditioned Environment
  • Wide Aisles
  • Plenty of Free Parking
  • Shuttle Buses
  • Real Mine Trips
  • Gem Faceting Demonstrations
  • Jewelry, Mineral Specimens & Lapidary Supplies
  • Extended Food Service and Sit-Down, Air Conditioned Dining Area
  • Historic Mining Exhibits

Wholesale Vendor's Show

The Wholesale Vendor's Show is in the Pinebridge Auditorium, and is open only to those who have a business license and sales tax number .

This is your one source for information about:

Please bookmark this page to get information on future festivals and access our collection of facts, figures and links to Web resources about the gems and minerals in the Tri-County region.


Get a map of Mitchell County here.

Visit the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce here.

You can get more information by contacting us.

This site designed and updated Tuesday, February 17, 2004 by Pegasus Creations.