The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Catawba Valley Gem and Mineral Show

  • Dates: October 29, 2021 - October 31, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE
    Hickory, NC 28602
  • Fri & Sat- 9:00AM-6:00PM, Sun- 11:00AM-5:00PM
  • Price: $5.00 includes all three days, Free admission for children 12 and under, military and law enforcement with ID


Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.;  Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE.  Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6 Sun. 11-5; Adults $5.00, Free admission for children 12 and under, also Military (Retired or active) and Law Enforcement with ID.  Admission is good for all three days; Grand Prize drawing entry with paid admission; 29 vendors selling Gems, Mineral, Jewelry, Fossils, and Megalodon Teeth.  Dinosaur exhibit is planned.  Show Chairperson: Dean Russell; Contact (828) 303-1448 or; CVGMC Website: