For over 50 years the NC Mineral and Gem Festival has welcomed thousands of visitors each year to Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Widely known as the most important mining district in the world, Spruce Pine has a strong mining history and heritage. The Festival welcomes dealers from around the country selling fine jewelry, gemstones, minerals, fossils and more! During the four day Festival, attendees enjoy shopping, mine tours, lectures, book signings as well as enjoying the beautiful attractions and activities offered in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Thursday – Saturday 10: 00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.