Gem and mineral dealers and rock hounds from across the United States will converge on Franklin for the 49th Annual Macon County Gemboree which opens July 24. The event will be held at the Macon County Community Building located just south of Franklin off U.S. Highway 441. This gem and mineral show is the original Franklin gem show, the second oldest event of its kind in the Southeast.
The event is a joint effort of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and the Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin. Linda Harbuck, executive director of the chamber is co-chair of the event along with Jack Jungle of the Gem & Mineral Society.