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Orcutt Mineral Society kicks off 52nd Annual Gem Show

Posted at 4:14 PM, Aug 02, 2019

The Orcutt Mineral Society started its 52nd annual Rainbow of Gems Show today at Nipomo High School.

The event goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

It features more than 50 gem vendors from different California counties, lapidary equipment, activities for kids, a Treasure Chest, a raffle and food.

Event organizers say visitors have a good chance at winning the raffle because there are 2,000 raffle tickets and 100 giveaways.

"It's a lot of amazing stuff. For years and years, people have made belt buckles and high-class jewelry, pendants and bracelets and rings and everything," said Orcutt Mineral Society Treasurer Jeanne Watkins.

The event also consists of an indoor show and an outdoor tailgate, where adults and children can find collectibles, gifts, fossils, rocks and geodes.

Children can also receive a free polished rock from the show's Rock Box.

Those with an RV may also dry camp at the event or at nearby camping parks.

The show is free admission and offers free parking to all attendees.