Gemfest – Festival of Gems

Exhibition and Shows

12 Aug 2021 to 15 Aug 2021

What is Gemfest? A Festival of Gems!

There’s no better place to celebrate the origin, appeal and sheer beauty of precious and semi-precious stones at the home of the largest sapphire fields in the Southern Hemisphere. The annual Gemfest Festival of Gems is recognised as one of the most popular celebrations of sapphires and gems in Australia. Crowds of over 7,000 people converge on Central Queensland’s Sapphire Gemfields for the annual four-day festival, held every year in the second week of August.

Gemfest has been running since 1988 and this year promises to be bigger than ever with an amazing combination of traders and merchants, activities, exhibitions, entertainment, workshops, prizes, demonstrations and much, much more.

While local sapphires are undoubtedly the gem of choice at the Festival, diamonds, pearls, zircons, opals and other gemstones will also be amongst the sparkling array, along with gold, crystals, fossils and minerals.

Gemfest offers a four-day celebration filled with an exciting array of fun and entertainment for the whole family. From gem displays and exhibitions, music and live performances, dedicated children’s entertainment area, gems and jewellery on sale, and lapidary and equipment supplies for the gem enthusiasts, the Festival truly has something for everyone.


Australian Tourism Accreditation Bar Broadband Internet Access Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Disabled access available Family Friendly International Kiosk Meetings and Events Australia Museums Australia Parents Room Pet Friendly Public Toilet Shop Shop / Gift Shop


From AU$12.00

Child under 12 free.
Child aged 12-16 AUD2.
Adult day pass AUD12
Passport four day pass AUD25.

Event Times

12 Aug 2021 to 15 Aug 2021

Annual Event


Alan King Memorial Park

Richardson street, Anakie, 4702

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