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Rock hounds to visit Franklin for 54th Annual Gemboree

Last updated on July 7, 2021

(Franklin, NC)   Rock Hounds from all across the United States will be in Franklin, North Carolina for the 54th   Annual Macon County Gemboree which opens Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building just off U.S. 23/441 South.  The gem & mineral show is the second oldest event of its kind in the Southeast.

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 led to the success of this show,” said Linda Harbuck, Executive Director of the Franklin Chamber.  “Our dealers are excited to be back in Franklin this year after missing the 2020 season.  Many of our long-standing vendors and some new vendors are joining us this year.  These dealers will have a tremendous variety of items for sale. We’ll be utilizing every available space at the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building for the Gemboree.” This year the Faceter’s Frolic will be held at the Factory.

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

The 54th  Annual Macon County Gemboree will run from Friday, July 23 through Sunday, July 25.  Hours for the event are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Daily admission is $3 for adults with those ages 12 & under admitted FREE.  Cards good for $1 off admission are available at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum.  Watch for our ad in local papers for a $1 off coupon.

For more information on the 54th Annual Macon County Gemboree, contact the Franklin Chamber of Commerce at 828-524-3161.

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