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31 Aug 2013

Celebrate the gem and mineral heritage of the mountains at historic mines in a spectacular setting, from 9 until 6! Enjoy free live music under the tent from 11 to 4, with 5 great original musical acts, including Celo Conley, Jesse Smith, Pete & Kim McWhirter, Glen Nance & Lenny Ski, and Paul Thomas & friends. Good food catered by the Switzerland Cafe will be available. Take a free guided hike to a hidden mine at 11:30 or 3:30. Children (12 and under) will enjoy the free Kid's Treasure Hunt all day! At 1:30 there will be a special guided tour of the underground Bon Ami Mine with the owner of Emerald Village sharing little-known facts and stories ($5 adults/$4 students). Mine Tours, Gem Mining and Gold Panning will be offered all day, and the Discovery Mill exhibits will be open for free! Enjoy a fine dinner at one of our local restaurants and then come back at 8:30 PM for a one-of-a-kind underground Black Light Mine Tour ($15 Adults/$10 Students; reservations are recommended). RockFest will be a great day and a fun way to celebrate the end of summer! Call 828-765-6463 or visit for more information.