Gemfest - Festival of Gems is a non profit organisation committed to generating Tourism throughout the Central Queensland Sapphire Fields. Gemfest this year will be held Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th August 2013 at Allan King Memorial Park, Anakie and will offer exquisite gemstones and jewellery from local, national and international traders.
Gemfest is a chance for Australian and International gemstones to be showcased to more than 7000 people over four fun-filled days.
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 promises to be another huge success.
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Vale - Robyn George
On 29th August 2013 Robyn George, coordinator of Gemfest 2013, died in an accident on the Capricorn Highway. A beloved wife, mother, daughter, friend and community member, Robyn threw her heart and soul into coordinating and promoting Gemfest and the Gemfields.
She will be missed evermore.
Hundreds of Gemfields residents attended her funeral in Capella.