Sapphire Gemfields

Gemfest - Festival of Gems

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Anakie, Queensland

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Richardson street,

What is Gemfest? A Festival of Gems! There’s no better place to celebrate the origin, appeal and sheer beauty of precious and semi-precious stones at the home of the largest sapphire fields in the Southern Hemisphere. The annual Gemfest Festival of Gems is recognised as one of the most popular celebrations of sapphires and gems in Australia. Crowds of over 7,000 people converge on Central Queensland’s Sapphire Gemfields for the annual four-day festival, held every year in the second week of August. Gemfest has been running since 1988 and this year promises to be bigger than ever with an amazing combination of traders and merchants, activities, exhibitions, entertainment, workshops, prizes, demonstrations and much, much more. While local sapphires are undoubtedly the gem of choice at the Festival, diamonds, pearls, zircons, opals and other gemstones will also be amongst the sparkling array, along with gold, crystals, fossils and minerals. Gemfest offers a four-day celebration filled with an exciting array of fun and entertainment for the whole family. From gem displays and exhibitions, music and live performances, dedicated children’s entertainment area, gems and jewellery on sale, and lapidary and equipment supplies for the gem enthusiasts, the Festival truly has something for everyone....

Indicative Rates


Child under 12 free. Child aged 12-16 AUD2. Adult day pass AUD12 Passport four day pass AUD25.

Product Types

  • Exhibition and Shows
  • Festivals and Celebrations


  • Quality Tourism Accreditation

Tourism Organisation

  • QLD - Capricorn Tourism

Facilities found here

  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Kiosk
  • Parents Room
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop

Accessibility Information

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.


Thursday 12th of August 202108:00 - 17:00Confirmed Event
Friday 13th of August 202108:00 - 17:00Confirmed Event
Saturday 14th of August 202108:00 - 17:00Confirmed Event
Sunday 15th of August 202108:00 - 17:00Confirmed Event

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Gemstones on display
Hall exhibition area
Pottery artisan
Wood sculpture in action
Artisans at work
Sapphire Gemfields