Staff Report

Just in time for holiday shopping, the Gem Faire, America’s Premier Jewelry & Bead Show, will reopen in Santa Barbara Dec. 11-13 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, located at 3400 Calle Real, in Santa Barbara. 

Hours for the event are Friday, Dec. 11, from 12 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission of $7 is valid for the entire weekend.

Attendees can explore the unique and amazing variety of holiday gifts that fit every budget. Shoppers will find the largest selection of fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, minerals, fashion accessories and much more. They can also take advantage of buying direct from the importers and wholesalers, from loose gemstones, raw minerals and millions of bead strands, to finished jewelry, supplies and tools. Jewelry repair, cleaning and ring-sizing service is available while you shop. 

COVID-19 safety protocols are implemented.

For more information, visit or contact Gem Faire, Inc. at 503-252-8300 or email: