This October will find the mountains alive with color in more ways than one as the 24th Annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree opens at the Macon County Community Building just south of Franklin, off U.S. Highway 441. Gem and mineral dealers from across the country will be on hand displaying and selling their products against the backdrop of spectacular fall color Oct. 25-27.
The Leaf Lookers Gemboree will feature a wide variety of items including fine finished jewelry, rough and cut gems, lapidary equipment, minerals, fossils and collectibles. Dealers will also be available to custom make that special piece of jewelry you’ve always dreamed of or would like to create for that perfect Christmas gift.
Careful selection of dealers and special demonstrations and displays setup by the Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin add great value to this show.
Admission price is only $2 and those under 12 will be admitted free. The Gemboree will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, contact the Franklin Chamber of Commerce at (828)524-3161 or toll free at (800)336-7829.
This year’s show will be held the same weekend as the 17th Annual Pumpkinfest in downtown Franklin. Festival activities for Pumpkinfest will begin at 9 a.m. with registration for the “Pumpkin Roll,” great food, craft and vendor booths as well as live entertainment.