NC Mineral & Gem Festival 2021
July 29-August 1, 2021
July 29-August 1, 2021
Sunday 12:30-5:00 (Take note the Show starts later this day and ends earlier)
This event is very important to our community, but so is the health of our community and our visitors. We care about both. Visit our Safety Precautions Page to learn more about the steps we are taking to have a safe event.
Please visit our Safety Precautions page for more details.
The Mine Tours scheduled during the NC Mineral and Gem Festival this year have been canceled. We will look forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 Festival Mine Tours. (Refunds will be issued to those with reservations.)
Don't Miss a Trip to the Museum of NC Minerals! A true Smithsonian quality museum of interactive exhibits that showcase the minerals and gems unique to our area. Open 7 days a week 9-5. Free to the public.
Be sure to make time to visit with our local gem mines while at the festival! Gem mining, mine tours, exhibits of minerals and gems and museums and gift shops are just a few of the experiences you will have!
The largest naturally growing rhododendron garden in the world! Explore trails, gardens and even cross the street to hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail!
The Mitchell County area—home to the Toe River Arts Council, Penland School of Crafts, Parkway Playhouse, and many galleries, —offers something to do, something to experience, participate in, and journey to every weekend of the year, no matter the season.
If you’re looking for a chance to get your toes wet, you won’t have to look far! From a leisure tube ride or kayaking to a wild rafting adventure, you can choose your dose of wet fun!
Our area boasts three downtowns...Spruce Pine, Bakersville & Little Switzerland.... each with unique shops, dining, galleries, spas and more! Check them out while you are at the festival and take home something special from Mitchell County!
From mountain lodges to bed and breakfasts to resorts, you have a wide array of incredible mountain accommodations to choose from.
There's something for everyone's taste buds! From southern mountain cuisine to BBQ, seafood, italian, mexican....and so much more! Enjoy checking out some new restaurants while you are here.
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Spruce Pine is home to the NC Mineral and Gem Festival but is also the home to a great downtown, the Toe River, Riverside Park, art galleries and other events throughout the year!
The Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is a second gem show happening the same week as the NC Mineral and Gem Show and just a few miles away on Hwy 226 South.
Visit this outdoor gem show while you are here!
Check out the Festival address location and Festival Hours below.
12085 North Carolina Highway 226, Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777, United States