NC Mineral and Gem Festival Spruce Pine, NC

NC Mineral, Gem and Jewelry Festival July 29 thru August 1, 2010

Rain or shine!

The Festival is an indoor festival so weather is never a problem!

An Evening Under the Stars Concert
Saturday Night Starts at 7 p.m.

Riverside Park
Featuring “Coming Up Brass”
Sponsored by Mayland Foundation
Free to the Public

The NC Mineral, Gem and Jewelry Festival kicks off this weekend in beautiful Spruce Pine, NC. and is shaping up to be the area’s must see event.

Festival Schedule
Festival Hours
Thursday-Saturday 10-6
Sunday 12:30-5:00

For over 50 years 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!Beauty abounds

The Festival features gem, jewelry and mineral dealers from across the country showcasing their merchandise. Watch the crafted art come to life before your eyes as the artisans display their talents. Come shop for a special stone for your own setting, a custom designed piece of jewelry or a special crystal display for your home. Try your hand at the sleuth and find your own precious treasures.

Mine tours

During the NC Mineral and Gem Festival visitors enjoy tours to real mines in the area.  Mine tours reservations can be made ahead of the Festival or coupons picked up at the Festival.

This year, the Mine Tour will visit Emerald Village Mine to experience their Black Light Tours.  Emerald Village is located in Little Switzerland, NC.

Wear your comfortable walking shoes, bring your curiosity, and light jacket is always a good idea. The “Black Light Tour” is a guided tour, led by one of Emerald Village’s professional staff. They provide the special lights, flashlights, and safety glasses.

Tours last from 30 to 45 minutes and you can browse the Emerald Village shop and displays before the tour.Tours are generally conducted regardless of the weather, but could be suspended for lightning or extremely poor conditions. It never rains in the mine, but it might be wet going into the mine, so bring an umbrella in rainy weather.

Mine Tour Addmission

Regular Admission is $15 for Adults, $10 for kids and seniors. 
Save $5 off admission with your NC Mineral and Gem Festival coupon/reservation.

The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce directs the event and is supported by nearly 100 community volunteers. Festival Sponsors

The Festival is an indoor festival so weather is never a problem! Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Spruce Pine, NC, Festival goers not only enjoy shopping during the four day Festival, but they also enjoy all that there is to do in the beautiful Western North Carolina Mountains area.
Here is a list of this years vendors that have come from around the country to offer a huge selection of one of a kind gifts, quality jewelry, gemstones, minerals, crystals, beads, fossils and more!


The NC Mineral and Gem Festival is held in Spruce Pine, NC a great location for travelers as it is in the middle of everything! One hour from Hickory, Boone, Asheville, and Johnson City and just two hours from Charlotte and Winston-Salem, the Festival makes a great weekend getaway experience!

From I-40: Take exit 86 in Marion.  Continue on Hwy 221 N to Hwy 226 N.  Follow Hwy 226 to Spruce Pine.  Across from Don Smith Ford on left, turn right onto Summit Avenue.  The Festival site is less than 1/4 mile.  Look for signs and parking attendants.

From Asheville: Take I-26 towards Tennessee to exit 9 (Burnsville/Spruce Pine exit) Turn right at end of ramp onto Hwy 19.  Follow Hwy 19 through Burnsville to Spruce Pine.  At third stop light in Spruce Pine, turn right onto Hwy 226 S. Go approx. 1/4 mile and turn left onto Summit Avenue. The Festival site is less than 1/4 mile. Look for signs and parking attendants.

Come Enjoy The Fun!

Upcoming Events to remember:

  • Sat November, 27th

    Spruce Pine Christmas Parade

    Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

Always call and confirm events.   (828)765-9033

A small town Christmas parade done in a big way. Nearly 100 entries, fireworks, horses, and more. Saturday after Thanksgiving

Phone : (828)765-9033   (Always call and confirm events.)
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  • Sat October, 9th

    Mineral City Heritage Festival

    Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

Always call and confirm events.   (828)765-3008

Bring the family for a fun and exciting day. Craft vendors, live music, great food and demonstrations of traditional mountain heritage will be there for your viewing pleasure. 10am – 4 pm.
Address : Highland Avenue
Phone : (828)765-3008   (Always call and confirm events.)
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