A 4-day celebration of gemstones!

Held every year over four days in August, Gemfest is Australia’s premier Gemstone Event.
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Performances throughout the day...

Take a break from your gemstone frenzy and enjoy the buzz… all day, every day during Gemfest.
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So much to see and do...

One day at Gemfest may not be enough… Get a 4-day passport and soak it up!
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Competitions and prizes galore, including hourly draws in our world-famous Stake-a-Claim!
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A wide selection of food and drinks...

A mouth-watering variety and plenty of under-cover seating to enjoy your feast.
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clown-croppedGemfest – Festival of Gems is an annual 4-day exhibition providing a unique gemstone and jewellery experience including offerings from respected local, national and international gemstone traders, quality entertainment and food, and some of the finest Australian Sapphires you will ever see. Held every August at the Allan King Memorial Park in Anakie Queensland, Gemfest is a showcase for Australian and International gemstones. miner-hooray   Each year thousands of visitors come from far and wide to share the excitement, enjoy the Gemfields and marvel at the gems on display. Gemfest visitors often stay for the entire winter season and are regular and loyal visitors to our district. The festival enjoys a high profile in the industry as one of Australia’s Premier Gem Shows and this year promises to be another huge success. Gemfest – Festival of Gems is a non profit organisation committed to generating Tourism throughout the Central Queensland Sapphire Fields.

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Funding Partners
Central Highlands Regional Council Tourism and Events Queensland

Major Corporate Sponsors
Imparja TV  Emerald Coaches  Total ATM  Rio Tinto

and also proudly supported by...
Capricorn Holidays WIN TV GemVal - Gemstones and Jewellery Valuations SkyrocketCafe web design Central Highlands Development Corporation