Mother’s Day Gemboree
Franklin, NC is known as the “Gem Capital of the World” for good reason: in 1870 companies began mining corundum in Macon County, unearthing a wealth of native rubies and sapphires. Come learn about our history and try your hand at panning to see what treasures you can find in the Appalachian soil! Franklin boasts some of the most well-known and most popular gemborees in the area! The Annual Macon County Gemboree features fine gemstones, jewelry, rough and cut gemstones, minerals, fossils and much more! For the gem and jewelry enthusiasts, this festival is a must.