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Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:39

Leaf Lookers Gemboree opens Oct. 14

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Looking for great fall color? Well, gem and mineral dealers from across the country will be in Macon County Oct. 14-16 for the 22nd annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree at the Macon County Community Building just off U.S. 441 south of Franklin.

Dealers will be displaying and selling fine jewelry, gems, minerals, and more against the spectacular backdrop autumn color in the Smokies. The gemboree will feature a wide variety of items including fine finished jewelry, rough and cut gems, lapidary equipment, beads, minerals, fossils and collectibles. Dealers will also be available to custom make special pieces of jewelry.

Every paid admission will be given an entry to the door prizes drawn hourly.  New this year, a grand prize drawing on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. for a 14k white gold vintage ring with a sapphire and diamonds. This ring’s estimated retail value is $795. You do not need to be present to win.

“All dealers who attend our Gemborees return year after year because the Franklin shows are among the best in the country,” said Linda Harbuck, executive director of the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce. “We carefully select the dealers who attend to make sure we have just about anything folks could be looking for.”  

Admission is $2 for adults and those under 12 are free. Watch for $1 off coupon in local papers. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

828.524.3161 or 800.336.7829.

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