Event Type Gem Show
New South Wales
QBOA hold an annual Opal Festival in Winton, usually the second week of July. The Winton Opal Festival and Trade Show is generally the first on the circuit of Australia’s
QBOA hold an annual Opal Festival in Winton, usually the second week of July. The Winton Opal Festival and Trade Show is generally the first on the circuit of Australia’s eastern states trade shows, held in opal producing areas.
This year, a second festival will be held in September, coinciding with the Outback Festival.
The Winton Opal Festival is held along Elderslie Street, between Werna and Oondooroo Streets. The main street is closed to traffic on Saturday the 10th during the daytime, and you will find traders selling rough and cut stones, as well as jewellery pieces, and allied souvenir items. You may also find some surprises!
Trading is open to the public.
The Boulder Opal “Queen of Gems” International Jewellery Design Awards are part of the Opal Festival, held each year and judged just before the Opal Trade Show. Entries are available for viewing by the public on the second day of the festival, at the outstanding Waltzing Matilda Centre.
July 8 (Thursday) - 11 (Sunday)
Queensland Boulder Opal Associationqboa@bigpond.com
2021Wed28JulAll DaySat31CancelledLightning Ridge Opal & Gem FestivalSAVE THE DATE: 28TH – 31ST JULY 2021(All Day) Lightning Ridge Event Organized By: Opal & Gem Festival Committee Location:New South WalesEvent Type:Gem Show
LIGHTNING RIDGE OPAL FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE: SATURDAY 31ST JULY 2021: OPAL & GEM EXPO Free entry to outdoor stalls (Agate Street – Behind Chemist) Open daily from, 9am – 5pm Jewellers, buyers, wholesalers, miners,
LIGHTNING RIDGE OPAL FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE:
SATURDAY 31ST JULY 2021: OPAL & GEM EXPO
- Free entry to outdoor stalls (Agate Street – Behind Chemist)
- Open daily from, 9am – 5pm
Jewellers, buyers, wholesalers, miners, rock hounds, lapidary enthusiasts and tourists are invited to experience the best Lightning Ridge has to offer with this culmination of information, spectacular jewellery, collectables, great deals and fantastic networking opportunities. The Opal & Gem Expo boasts over 150 stalls with a huge range of products including gemstones, tools, lapidary supplies and lifestyle products.
WEDNESDAY 28TH – SATURDAY 31ST JULY 2021: INTERNATIONAL OPAL JEWELLERY DESIGN AWARDS ASSOCIATION (IOJDAA) TRADE SHOW
- Entry Fee: TBA, Legends room of the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
- Open daily from, 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Saturday
SATURDAY 31ST JULY 2021: ANNUAL RED ON BLACK OPAL QUEEN BALL
- Entry Fee: $25 per person – Tickets available at the door on the night
- Entertainment: CRANK
- Theme: Red on Black – Semi Formal
- This is an over 18’s event
July 28 (Wednesday) - 31 (Saturday)
Opal & Gem Festival CommitteeThe Opal Festival is run by the Opal & Gem Festival Committee and is a not for profit event with approximately 15% of profit is donated back into the local community. PO Box 1096 Lightning Ridge NSW 2834