There will be plenty of roving entertainment at this year’s Gemfest.
There will be plenty of roving entertainment at this year’s Gemfest.

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.


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