Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show
July 26, 2021
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 1, 2021
Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show!
The 37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment and buildings.
This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossils, lapidary equipment and more you might want. Each booth is 20 by 40 foot so there are LOTS of items for sale.
Parking and admission are free.
Food is available.
Porta johns are available. Hopefully by the time of the gem show, the new restrooms and shower facilities will be built.
This is an outside event so be prepared for rain.
Gem Show Dates: Sunday, July 25th to Sunday, August 1st, 2021 with some vendors open on Saturday 24th.
Gem Show Hours: 9 to 6 daily with many vendors open earlier and later because they are staying with their booth.
Gem Show Address: 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 at the new Parkway Fire and Rescue event grounds. This location is on the hill above the previous location.
Contact: Donna Collis: firstname.lastname@example.org 828-765-5519 or Parkway Fire and Rescue at 828-765-2117 or email@example.com
Website is www.grassycreekgemshow.org. Applications and pictures are available on the website.
Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show
136 Majestic View, Spruce PIne
PO Box 188 Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Ph: (828) 765-2117, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The gem show is organized by Donna Collis, who has been involved with the event for 20 years, and Roger Frye, who has helped plan the show for more than two decades.
Started by the Grassy Creek Fire Department, for the first two years, the gem show took place where KFC and Taco Bell are now located. When Grassy Creek Fire Department merged with Altapass Fire Department to create Parkway Fire and Rescue, show organizers chose to keep the name. The show was later moved to the field across from Parkway Fire and Rescue for three years before moving to its former location at Parkway Fire and Rescue in 1990, where it remained until 2015. The department purchased the field on Majestic View from Wade Hughes in January 2016 with the intent of making it the home of the new Parkway Fire and Rescue.
Parking and admission to the gem show are free and money raised goes toward new equipment and new buildings for Parkway Fire and Rescue.