The North Carolina
From The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce
The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 52nd NC Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Festival July 30-August 2, 2009 at The Bridge Coliseum in Spruce Pine, NC. This yearly festival brings together mineral, gem and jewelry enthusiasts from across the
Spruce Pine and the surrounding area is home to a multitude of mineral and gem related attractions, including the recently renovated Museum of North Carolina Minerals which houses some of the finest gem exhibits in North Carolina. There are also opportunities to tour active mines and take home your own treasure from one of the gem mines in the area.
While at the Festival, visitors can also enjoy the many attractions that Spruce Pine and the area offers. Home
to more craft and art studios than any other area in the state, the
Spruce Pine area boasts hundreds of artist studios, galleries and shops
featuring beautiful handcrafted products. And did you know that Spruce Pine lies just minutes from the beautiful
More outdoor adventure awaits with fly fishing in our Mountain Heritage Trout streams, tubing down the
Spruce Pine is known as The Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree and features the Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree store, a unique stop on your trip. Learn about how over one hundred artists come together to produce handcrafted products in this non-profit project and how the project has been featured in the White House, USA Today, Family Circle and HGTV to name a few!
We invite you to come to the Festival, but stay for all the wonderful activities and attractions that await you in Spruce Pine. We look forward to seeing you soon!