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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

Gemboree returns 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.

Gem and mineral dealers from across the country will be on hand displaying and selling their products. The Gemboree will feature a wide variety of items including fine finished jewelry, rough and cut gems, lapidary equipment, minerals, fossils and collectibles.

Included with the gem show entrance, each attendee will receive free entrance into the 20th annual Smoky Mountain Fall Art and Craft Fest next door at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center. This show features 80 of the most unique, quality artisans to be found, as well as 80 handmade door prizes. Admission for the craft show is $2. Those attending the Craft Show will also receive free admission to the gem show.

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

828.524.3161 or 800.336.7829.

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