NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Since the early 1950’s Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more!  Even celebrities have been spotted at the Festival selecting their jewelry, gemstones and gifts!

NC Mineral and Gem Festival
Ladies shopping for jewelry at the NC Mineral and Gem Festival

July 30-August 2nd we will celebrate the 61st Anniversary of the NC Mineral and Gem Festival! This will be a great year to visit to experience the event, displays as well as the popular mine tours that only happen during the event.

The Festival features gem, jewelry and mineral dealers from across the country showcasing their merchandise to fit every budget.  Whether you are shopping for an engagement ring, a special stone for your own setting, a custom designed piece of jewelry or a special crystal display for your home, you can’t miss the NC Mineral and Gem Festival.

Shoppers enjoy shopping at the NC Mineral and Gem Festival
Shoppers enjoy shopping from vendors across the country.

One of the popular activities during the weekend are the tours to a local mine, which only happen during the Festival each year.  Sponsored by local mine The Quartz Corporation, the mine tours are only open to the public on Thursday and Friday evening of the Festival. Tour goers will visit the local mine, learn about the mine and The Quartz Corporation and are able to take home anything they find! Advance registration is required.

Visit the NC Mineral and Gem Festival website for all of the details, schedules and info!