Staff Report

Gem Faire, the West Coast’s premier jewelry and bead show, will return Aug. 16-18 to the Earl Warren Showgrounds at 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara.

The Gem Faire offers exhibitors from all around the world with a large selection of gemstones, beads, minerals and more.

Exhibitors from all over the world are expected to attend with a large selection of fine jewelry, crystals, gemstones, beads, minerals, fossils and more.

Those attending can buy directly from importers and wholesalers of loose gemstones, raw minerals, millions of bead strands, finished jewelry, fashion accessories, supplies and tools. 

Jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing services are available while you shop. Free door prize drawings are conducted every hour throughout the weekend.

Hours are Fri. noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission of $7 is valid for the entire weekend.

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