The North Carolina Gold Festival is being held at the Lucky Strike Gold and Gem mine in Marion NC! June 4th and 5th from 9am to 5pm. Vendors welcome. Call 828-655-0513 or 828-460-1961. With a Treasure Hunt on Saturday. The fee is $40 through May 20th. After May 20th the fee is $50. If you want to join the Treasure Hunt you can call here at The Lucky Strike and do it over the phone with a credit card. 828-738-4893.