Gemfest Festival site located at Anakie.
There are around 220 local, national and international traders who offer earth's, treasures, gems. jewellery, crystal, minerals, fossils and a large variety of other items.
The Exhibition Hall features the "Coolamon Mining Jewels of the Outback Exhibition' showcasing rare and magnificent sapphires, gems, and jewellery and treasures from private collections that can only be seen at Gemfest.
There will be all day live entertainment featuring Lance Friend and Band, Don Costa, Geoff Walsh and Kalesti Butler, Memphis Movers Roving Entertainers, a bar and plenty of food. On Saturday and Sunday a Kids Zone will operate with a jumping castle, fun house and other activities.
You can join in the fun and have the opportunity to win thousands of dollars of wonderful prizes. Buy a flag and Stake-a-Claim, a cut prize is drawn on the hour every day with the largest gem and a holiday prize being the final draw. Sponsored by 1800 prints.
Enter the Daily lucky gate draw, just fill out your GateTicket and put in the Daily Gate Lucky Draw Barrel.
Purchase a Gemfest Passport. Passports are $20 and give entry for each of the four days as well as a free entry into the Mega Multi Prize Draw. $10,000 worth of prizes can be won.
Buy a ticket in the Gemfest Raffle for a chance to win a beautiful piece of jewellery which features local sapphires.
You can use our FREE EMERALD COACHES COURTESY BUS that calls into our major sponsors throughout the‘fields. It runs on the hour from the Miners Heritage Walk in Mine at Rubyvale, starting at 9am and leaves the festival site at Anakie on the half hour, concluding at 5.30pm. The Anakie Gemfields Hotel, RSL at Sapphire and New Royal Hotel at Rubyvale also have courtesy busses for patrons use in the evening.
Around the Gemfields.
Anakie Gemfields Hotel Ghost Walk- Departing at 8.30pm Friday 9th August, from the car park in front of the Anakie Gemfields Hotel. The Ghost Walk of Anakie is not for the faint hearted. Follow our guide and be regaled with tales of early Anakie and the mischief made. Make your way through town and learn the origins of the settlement and its inhabitants – past, present, human and other................ Tickets $10- must available from Anakie Gemfields Hotel. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Gemfest in partnership with the Rubyvale Progess presents the Saturday Night Spectacular featuring the Rubyvale Gem Gallery Lantern Parade from 6pm, local entertainment, the Miners Heritage Fireworks Display and the sounds of the Memphis Movers band. This is a free family event at the Rubyvale Flats. A bar and canteen will be operating.
Check out the two week programme for day and night special festivities and entertainment that other businesses and community groups provide in all four surrounding townships offer through out Gemfest.