The Lightning Ridge Opal festival is a four day event held over the last weekend in July and inclues the Opal Queen Black Ball, Opal & Gem Festival, IOJDAA Trade Show and Jewellery Competition (biennial). Attracting over 4,000 visitors to the town it is the largest on the Opal event circuit.
This year’s event will be the biggest and best so far, so be sure to be in the Ridge over 31st July - 3rd August 2014
For more information
2014 is a blockbuster year for The Opal Festival in Lightning Ridge
31 July - 3 August 2014
~ Lightning Ridge Opal Festival ~
~ About the Festival ~
Jewellers, buyers, wholesalers, miners, rock hounds, lapidary enthusiasts and tourists are invited to experience the best Lightning Ridge has to offer with this culmination of information, spectacular jewellery, collectables, great deals and fantastic networking opportunities.
The Opal & Gem Expo boasts over 120 stalls with a huge range of products including gemstones, tools, lapidary supplies and lifestyle products.
For more information: Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Expo Stall Bookings.
For more information about entering the awards or Stall Bookings at the Opal Trade Show, please see www.iojdaa.com.au or phone 0428 292 118
~ When and Where ~
Thursday 31st July to Sunday 3rd August 2014 - 9.00am to 5.00pm daily -
Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge, NSW 2834
~ The Festival includes: ~
- 31st July – 3rd August: Opal & Gem Expo
- 31st July - 3rd August: Opal Jewellery Design Trade Show (Opal Carving)
- 1st August (Fri): Brillant Band at the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
- 2nd August (Sat): Opal Queen Ball
~ Lightning Ridge Opal Festival Program ~
31 July Wednesday
7.30pm: Treasury Welcome Stallholders Wine & Cheese Night @ the Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club
31st July – 3rd August Thursday to Sunday (open daily):
9.00am: Opal & Gem Expo
10.00am: IOJDAA Opal Trade Show
Entry: Gold Coin Donation
1st August Friday
Band (to be advised) at the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
2nd August Saturday
8.00pm: Opal Queen Ball (Doors open 7:30pm)
Tickets: $25 (available at door) at the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
Ticket price includes 1 complimentary glass of Treasury Wine on arrival, and entertainment.
Food available through Bistro prior to event.
Charities – put your support behind your favourite entrant – the winner of
Miss Popularity will receive a $500 cheque to donate to her nominated charity.