Precious moments

Lismore Gem & Lapidary Club president Margaret Dodd and member Bruce Copper are inviting people to join them at this weekends 16th annual Gemfest.

Whether you want to touch a dinosaur fossil, see a 270 million year-old fish or a buy a unique gift for a loved one, this weekends 16th annual Gemfest promises treasures for all types.

Presented by the Lismore Gem & Lapidary Club, the Gemfest is now the biggest of its kind in regional Australia, with more than 100 stallholders and 27 commercial gem and jewellery merchants flocking to Lismore Showground to show off their precious cargo.

The Gemfest a big showcase of every gemstone and crystal related product or craft you can imagine. Its a place where businessmen can buy stunning jewellery for their wives, hippies can find a unique crystal and kids can hunt for sparkling gems everyone is catered for, said Gemfest spokesman, John Hoffman. We have a selection of local items as well as jewels and minerals from right around the world. And the whole event is undercover, so well be there rain, hail or shine.

Kids are well catered for with gold panning, sapphire sieving, treasure hunts and lucky dips, plus theres demonstrations, workshops and plenty of food and free parking on-site.

Gemfest is on this Saturday, May 20, from 9am-5pm and on Sunday, May 21, from 9am-3pm.

Entry is just $3 for adults and 50 cents for children with kids under five are free.


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