Easter fair still rocks after 47 years
THE Rose City is set to rock this Easter, as the 47th Warwick Easter Rock Swap, Antiques and Collectables Fair comes to town.
Starting tomorrow and running until Easter Sunday, at the Warwick Showground, the Rock Swap features gems, jewellery, antiques, books, bottles, coins and banknotes.
Until three years ago, the Warwick Lapidary Club was heavily involved with the organisation and management of the event, before the Darling Downs Antique and Collectable Club took the reins.
Former Warwick Lapidary Club president Syd Woodrow, who has been involved with the Rock Swap since 1969, said in the beginning the event was just for members to get together and swap stones amongst themselves.
"First and foremost it's about meeting up with old friends and looking at each other's collections," he said.
"Only a little bit of swapping still goes on these days."
Mr Woodrow said, like any hobby, lapidary and rock swapping was interesting for those involved.
"Every rock is unique," he said.
"There's something about the unexpectedness of what you might find."
Gates open 8am daily.