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Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:37

Leaf Lookers Gemboree comes to Franklin

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The 23rd annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree is Oct. 26-28 at the Macon County Community Building in Franklin. The Gemboree will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 

The Gemboree will feature a wide variety of items including fine finished jewelry, rough and cut gems, lapidary equipment, minerals, fossils and collectibles. Dealers will also be available to make custom pieces.

Included with a gem show ticket is free entry into the 20th annual Smoky Mountain Fall Art and Craft Fest next door at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center. This show features 80 artisans as well as 80 handmade door prizes, alpaca and an Animal Rescue Petting Zoo.

Admission for the Gemboree is $2. Those under 12 will be admitted free.  

828.524.3161 or 800.336.7829.

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