Gemfest – Festival of Gems is an annual 4-day exhibition providing a unique gemstone and jewellery experience including offerings from respected local, national and international gemstone traders, quality entertainment and food, and some of the finest Australian Sapphires you will ever see. Held every August at the Allan King Memorial Park in Anakie Queensland, Gemfest is a showcase for Australian and International gemstones.
Each year thousands of visitors come from far and wide to share the excitement, enjoy the Gemfields and marvel at the gems on display. Gemfest visitors often stay for the entire winter season and are regular and loyal visitors to our district. The festival enjoys a high profile in the industry as one of Australia’s Premier Gem Shows and this year promises to be another huge success. Gemfest – Festival of Gems is a non profit organisation committed to generating Tourism throughout the Central Queensland Sapphire Fields.
Gemfest offers a four-day celebration filled with an exciting array of fun and entertainment for the whole family. From gem displays and exhibitions, music and live performances, dedicated children’s entertainment area, gems and jewellery on sale, and lapidary and equipment supplies for the gem enthusiasts, the Festival truly has something for everyone. And while you’re here, it’s the perfect opportunity to try your luck and experience gem fossicking in search of that precious stone in some of the largest sapphire fields in the world.
If your luck runs out in the gemfields, on entry to Gemfest you can fill in the gate ticket and drop in the barrel for a chance to win the Daily Lucky Gate Prize, or you can always enter the always popular Gemfest Raffle and be in the draw to win an exceptional prize pool including exclusive locally-made sapphire jewellery. There’s also lots of other competitions and prizes to be won, including the popular Stake-a-Claim game.
Date: 10th – 13th August 2017
Location: Anakie School of Arts Hall and the Allen King Memorial Park
For more information visit the Gemfest Website
*** SPECIAL OFFER – Stay with us for Gemfest Weekend and receive a Standard Motel room for only $80 per night / per couple ***