Artisan Traders

Creating, Designing and Entertaining the Crowd at Gemfest 2019

Demonstrating their talents and skills.
Watch & listen to them demonstrate & create their amazing products.
Over the 4 days they will create, build, hammer, sculpt, paint…. then you have the option to BID for the items at Auction!
A momento, a keepsake, a masterpiece, a bargain could be yours! Hear their stories.
Don’t forget to tell your friends and keep those dates on your calendar!!
8th – 11th August Anakie Central Queensland
Be There!


Mad Metalwork

Jase Moore

Mooreys Mad Metalwork – Jase Moore – Metal Sculptor

Air Brush Artist

Jordy Castillejos

Air Brush Artist – What art wonders will he create?

Motion to Mould


Lana -will be creating pottery and ceramic and doing raku firing onsite

Local Gem Cutter

Cindy Kelly is a local Gem Cutter  –  faceting at Gemfest  watch her cutting Sapphires in the Hall.

Gemfest has many prizes and giveaways including a


Watch Cindy as she cuts each days Fine Sapphire prize

LIVE at the show.

Creations up for Auction - Watch them being made

artwork lizard

Food & Drink

After all that walking around the gem inspired exhibitions and taking in all of the entertainment, you will need some refreshments. Don’t worry we have plenty to choose from so dig in.


But the fun of Gemfest doesn’t end when the gates shut. Apart from all of the other great activities and attractions of the Gemfields if you happen to be in the area on Saturday night you are in for a real treat…




Concert & Fireworks

The Saturday Night Spectacular is a free outdoor event hosted by the Rubyvale Progress Association….and it is always a biggy!

The venue is the Rubyvale Miners Reserve. The party gets underway on Gemfest Saturday with the lighting of bonfires at sunset. Boogy down to live bands sponsored by The New Royal Hotel and marvel at the gorgeous fireworks display provided by Miners Heritage Walk In Mine. There’s hot food and bar… bring your chair and dancing shoes for a top night – Gemfields style!

Kids Entertainment

There’s plenty to keep the kids occupied and amused at Gemfest. From our Kids Amusement area, to roaming clowns and kid-friendly acts, and Market Street stalls selling all manner of toys and novelties, your kids are sure to have a great time.

Gemfest really is a Family Friendly Festival!