August, collectors, fossickers, friends and families gather on
our property for the 'Rockfest'. This is three days of fun for
all those interested in our great hobby. Be sure to put it in
your calendar for next year! Come and visit..
will be displays, sales and demonstrations. Camping on site or
at nearby caravan parks or motels. A weekend of food, fun and
- 3 - 4 th August 2013
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A look at
Once again our annual Rockfest was a huge success. This Fest has
grown from an idea to get Rockhounds together for a fun-filled
three day campout to a huge event. Stall holders from around
Australia attended this year for the campout. The weather was
perfect and sunny as Queensland mostly is!
A large crowd of spectators visited the Fest to stock up on the
variety of rocks, fossils, and minerals that were available from
the many stall holders. Entertainment was supplied by
local bands, artists demonstrating pottery, gold panning,
cartoon portraits, crystal healers, massage, Reiki and lots
more. This year we enjoyed talks on rocks and minerals by a
famous British geologist on how they were formed by molten lava
from deep below the earth spewed up by volcanic eruptions, and a
Dutch palaeontologist who explained which bone fits where in
prehistoric birds and animals. At night huge campfires were lit
with wine and song by the many Rockhounds attending. The
atmosphere for the weekend was an unbelievably happy one.
We all look forward to next year's Fest on first weekend in
August, 3 -4- 5th, 2012.
Thank you Rockhounds for making this event the most popular in
Queensland. John & Cecile.
Pictures from the
2010 Rock & Mineral fest
very popular puppet show with Roger Harmon at the helm.
giving a talk on minerals.
friend Joop the palaeontologist.
very popular ,AVALON'
band kept the crowd rocking!
daughter Rebecca looking for a good opal to buy!
feeding the hungry & thirsty rock hounds.
A well known
company visiting and selling at the Rockfest.
very good friends from the ,The
Gympie Gem Club'at the show.
lovely prizes to be won on the
coast gem club with a HUGE variety of Rocks & Minerals.Sieving
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1 Lobwein Road, Kybong
via Gympie, Queensland
Australia 4570 1 Lobwein Road, Kybong
via Gympie, Queensland