Since the early 1950s, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been spotted at the festival selecting their jewelry, gemstones and gifts. The festival features gem, jewelry and mineral dealers from across the country showcasing their merchandise to fit every budget. Whether you are shopping for an engagement ring, a special stone for your own setting, a custom-designed piece of jewelry or a special crystal display for your home, you cannot miss this event. Also, visitors of the festival can also take part in mine tours to area working mines on Thursday and Friday evenings with reservations reserved.