Herkimer Diamond Festival & Gem Show


Pic2Last year people came out and celebrated their love of gems, minerals, local wares, sweet sounds of local musicians and some of the most out of this world food at the Herkimer Diamond Festival & Gem Show. And, they are at it again. This year it will take place this weekend (July 16 &17) at the Herkimer High School and N. Main Street in Herkimer.  Vendors from all over will be showcasing some of their most famous gems and diamonds along with their wares and tasty treats. This is family event and they have thought of everything with their “Kids Tent” that will entertain the kiddos with a scavenger hunt, coloring contest, jewelry making and so much more.  Make sure you stop at their new feature this year – the dunk tank! Show off your skills and soak one of your local celebrities too.  And, we can’t forget the pre-party (Friday, July 15) at Silverado Inn located at 135 Marginal Road in Herkimer with local favorites Showtime supplying the tunes and Mangia’s Macrina Wood Fired Pizza and Holy Smoques Barbeque supplying the treats. The party kicks off at 8 p.m.

So, come out for a weekend filled with shopping, mingling, dancing and good eats at the Herkimer Diamond Festival & Gem Show.

Here is a breakdown of the Herkimer Diamond Festival & Gem Show.


Gem Show
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 16 & 17
Location: Herkimer High School, 801 W. German St., Herkimer
Admission: $5 with various discounts for Veterans, seniors and Scouts. Children younger than 6 are free
9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 16 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 17
Location: N. Main Street, Herkimer


Educational Seminars, Direct Sale Vendors, Scavenger Hunt, Live Music, Arts & Craft Vendors, Art Show, Dunk Tank, Local Food, Minerals, Fossils & Gems


Festival & Food Vendors
Bahama Mama, Barefoot Connections, Beer Cheese, Buttons- Past to Present, Carla Collucci LMT – Massage & Skinny Wraps, Clever Container, Come Fry With Me, Cooperstown Country Store, Dert Diggers, Easels on the Gogh, Grateful Lemonheads Concessions, Harvest Moon Glass & Jewelry, Hay Family Sweet Water, Herb Philipson’s, Illuminated Metal Worx, James Hoffman Woodworks, LuLaroe Sara Orsino, Mama Strawberry, Mangia Macrina’s Wood Fired Pizza, Moose River Coffee, Natural Sensation, Northeast Rocks, Old Wolfs Run, Pain Free Vendor, Royal Galleon Arts Group, LLC, Scentsy, Tastings with Jarrod, The Healing Tent, The Roo Shack, Tiger Rose Apothecary & Dry Goods, Tracy Allen Painting’s, Two Chick’s Apothecary and VelvetGypsy


Gem Show Vendors
American Geode, BCA Minerals, Black N’ Blue Mining, Eccentricities, Edgerson Inc, Find-It-USA.com, Fowler’s Wire Wrapping, Geosol Imports, Hall of Gems, HerkHounds, Herkimer Diamond Direct from the Miner, Hometown Minerals, Infinity Art and Gems, Inner Vision Crystals, Jacqueline’s Art Glass, Just Fells Good Crystals & Jewelry, Land of Crystals, LLC, LeEllen Expressions, Let’s Talk Jewelry, Mister Crystals, MKS Unlimited, Mohawk Valley Mining, Mystic Enterprise, Native Art, Minerals & Fossils, Nature’s Finest Creations, O’Connor Creations, Paradise Outfitters, LLC, Ridge Valley Original Gems, Riverside Crystals, Seth Maranuk Designs, Stone Corner, Stones By Stalkers, Stuarts Minerals, Tammy’s Designs, The Rose Quartz Stand and Western Vision


Saturday, July 16, 2016

3:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Joe Sweet and Devin Garramone. Festival Route, N. Main Street, Herkimer
7 – 10 p.m. – Rusty Doves.  Festival Route, N. Main Street, Herkimer

Sunday, July 17
2-5 p.m. – Still Hand String Band. Festival Route, N. Main Street, Herkimer

Also, Looking Back DJ (DJ John Foley) will provide entertainment during times there is no live music


Dunk Tank Participants
Saturday, July 16

Jeff Matthews – Meteorologist, CNYweathertainment.com
Fred Weisser – Village of Herkimer Trustee
Bill Keeler – WIBX Morning Radio Show Host
John Scarano- President of Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce
Robert Schrader – Herkimer County Legislature
Spencer Davidson – Sports Director/WKTV
Amanda Viscomi – Village of Herkimer Clerk
Scott Tranter – Owner of Crazy Ottos Empire Diner
Brian Reile – Village of Herkimer Firefighter
Rebeccah Silence – Inspired Results Coach & Radio Personality
Billie Jo Muller – Event Chairperson
Justin Morrison – Season 2 Prospectors, Weather Channel


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