Gemfest crowning Jewel of Outback
THREE locations, plenty of attractions and a touch of sparkle means Gemfest 2011 is sure to be brilliant.
“Come for the festival atmosphere... visit the area and see rare sapphires not seen anywhere else,” co-ordinator Gai Connolly said.
Gemfest will be held at three locations: Rubyvale Progress Association Hall, Roy Day Park in Sapphire and the Anakie Allan King Memorial Park, with a free bus between sites available.
The Jewels of the Outback exhibition is back with a large display of rare and unusual gems and beautiful jewellery along with all-day entertainment and $14,000 worth of prizes to be won.
Kids will have the chance to make their own jewellery with craft and kite-making activities.
The festival starts on Thursday, August 11 and goes until Sunday, August 14, with a family-friendly night on Saturday, starting from 3pm at the Roy Day Park.
An unlimited four-day entry passport to Gemfest is $15 and a one-day pass is $8.