Macon County -- Gem & Mineral Dealers and rock hounds from across the United States will converge on Franklin, North Carolina

for the 57th Annual Macon County Gemboree which opens July 26, 2024. The event will be held at the Macon County Community Building located just south of Franklin off U.S. Highway 441.

This gem & mineral show, the second oldest event of its kind in the Southeast and one of Franklin’s oldest annual events. The event is a joint effort of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and the Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin. “We’ve had a great partnership over the years and that has lead to the success of this show,” said Linda Harbuck, Executive Director of the Franklin Chamber. “Our dealers this year come from all over the country and will have a wide variety of items for sale.”

Those attending this year’s Gemboree will find a selection of fine jewelry, rough and cut gems & minerals, a wide variety of beads, lapidary equipment, fossils and will even be able to observe the fine art of faceting stones and more through demonstrations. Hourly door prizes will also be given away throughout the run of the Gemboree.

The 57th Annual Macon County Gemboree will run from Friday, July 26, through Sunday, July 28. Hours for the event are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Daily admission is $3 for adults with those ages 15 & under admitted FREE.

For more information on the 57th Annual Macon County Gemboree, contact the Franklin Chamber of Commerce toll free at 828-524-3161.

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