Gem Fest is back - with new attractions

Published 3:00pm 27 July 2022

Gem Fest is back - with new attractions
Words by Nick Crockford

Caboolture Gem Fest is back, after a two-year break, with a host of new attractions.

The popular annual show returns at Caboolture Historical Village on Saturday August 13 from 9am-4pm with a host of new attractions.

Gem Fest co-ordinator Toni Futcher said this year’s show would include “aspects of crystal healers” which are used for natural energy healing.

Gem Fest is back - with new attractions

“We also have qualified valuers and members of the Gemmological Society of Australia who will be there to assist in identification of things you may have lying around at home – perhaps handed down from parents or grandparents,” she added.

Visitors will also see gems, crystals and jewellery from around the world and have a chance to sieve-a-gem. Children can make pet rocks and crystal bracelets

There will also be demonstrations of cabbing (gem cutting), silversmithing and faceting, gemstone and lapidary sales, fossicking for children, raffles, displays food and drink.

All the attractions of the historical village will also be open to the public including the village train, bush rangers and buskers.

Caboolture Gem Club started in 1971 and has grown from operating from one room to three. Members are regularly in the top 10 for Queensland’s Lapidiary of the Year and the club regular make’s the state’s top two.

GemFest was postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic restrictions.

Gem Fest is back - with new attractions

Caboolture Gem Club is based at Caboolture Historical Village, 280 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture.

Admission $5, children under 12 free. Parking by gold coin donation.

Visit caboolturegemclub.com for further information.

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