We are excited to a have a full program of outdoors adventure. Families, gem nuts and rock hounds will love our show, the largest of its kind in NSW. Here is some of what we have in store.

Minerama at the Glen Innes Showgrounds

Traders & Stalls
With over 100 traders, you’ll find one of the largest displays of gemstones and jewellery in one place at Minerama. Trading Hours are:
Friday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

On site demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend.

Activities for the kids
There’ll be activities for the kids including daily fossicking lessons.

UNE Discovery
UNE Discovery team ‘Ask An Expert’ will be at Minerama on Saturday from 9am to 5pm, they will have fossil specimens and will be ready to help identify any rockhound questions.

Cars! Trucks! Bikes! Show & Shine
In 2022, the Glen Innes Motor Sports Club will be holding a Show and Shine event during Minerama. All attendees are welcome on Saturday 12th March, 10am-4pm at the Glen Innes Showgrounds. Great prizes to be won. Vehicle entry is $10/vehicle. To register contact Jake O’Brien on 0400 783 483. Pre-registration encouraged but vehicle entry on the day will also be accepted.

PROGRAM CHANGES: Please note that the 2022 Emmaville Mining Museum Tours have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Fossicking Field Trips

From all levels to advanced field trips, Minerama has a great day out planned for Fossickers during Minerama 2022.

Fossicking field trips are offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Field Trip tickets and details are available on here.


Visitors to Minerama can also book a workshops, from providers around town and at the Showgrounds. Workshops change each year so check our schedule, fee information and book tickets here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Entry to Minerama is by Gold Coin Donation to local charities. Volunteers will be ready at gates to take your donation.

Yes! Minerama has many stall holders and a variety of food available from.

There is limited parking via Torrington Street
Off street parking is available on Torrington, George, Bourke & Hunter Streets.
Pedestrian access is through the gates of Torrington and Bourke Streets.
Disabled parking is available through Bourke Street gates. All cars will be required to display a current ‘disabled parking’ pass at all times to access this service.

Minerama is a dog friendly venue, however no dogs will be permitted inside the pavilions. Owners are responsible for their dogs and must always be kept on a leash in public unless in an off-leash area, and please clean up after your pet.

Remember Minerama is a Non -Smoking event

For Fossicking Field Trips we’ve included a list of the equipment you need to bring including your own equipment:

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water and drinks
  • Food
  • Sieves
  • Shovel
  • Crevicing tools
  • Buckets

Learn about equipment for fossicking here.

Book a field trip here.


Visit Emmaville Mining Museum when you’re here!

  • Just 30 minutes drive from Glen Innes to view the huge collection of gems and minerals plus mining memorabilia from days of old including Chinese tin mining history.
  • Open 10am – 4pm, closed Thursdays. $2 entry.
  • View the nationally renowned Curnow mineral collection plus the Jillet, Gilbey and Maskey Collections.
  • See over 300 photographs of mines and miners, Emmaville & local community.

Check out our website of find us on Facebook!

Emmaville Mining Museum

The lure of the deep rich, royal blue sapphire – we’re part of the state’s most prolific sapphire region & the world’s richest mineral diversity belt… Increasingly, fossickers are flocking to Glen Innes Highlands’ gemfields. You don’t need a licence, it’s simple, cheap & fun for the whole family with the opportunity to strike it rich.