Rosebud Agate Festival: Labor Day Weekend

Rosebud Agate Festival: Labor Day Weekend

Upcoming Event: WCA Rosebud Agate Festival

Join us for the inaugural Rosebud Agate Festival at W Diamond L Ranch for a day of rockhounding, rock swaps, connecting with other rockhounds, and recharging in nature.

A little over two years ago, I started sharing the relatively unknown rosebud agate I have available on the ranch and selling it on Facebook. Fast forward to 2023, and the website launch is done and growing. I have had a few of you here for guided rockhounding tours, and enjoy every minute of it.

So I’m hoping a few of you will join me this Labor Day weekend for a day of rosebud agate, rockhounding, swapping rocks, and connecting with other rockhounds. Jump to the ticket line now.

The scenery of Willett Creek.
Polished Rosebud Agate
Photo Courtesy of Mike Willford

Location, Location, Location!!!

They say in business the most important thing is location, location, location. If you’re looking for convenience, you can order here.

However our location offers great views, potential wild life viewing, amazing rocks and quiet solitude from the rat race. It’s worth the drive. I promise!!


  • Dates: Labor Day Weekend – September 1-4, 2023
  • Admission: $25/ person Age 16+ (15 and under free. Must be supervised by parent or guardian)
  • Rock & Mineral Collection Fees: $1/pound collected (All)
  • Prickly Pears, Cholla Wood, Sheds, etc Collection Fees: TBD Let me know if Interested.
  • Sack Lunch Available: Price TBA
  • Rock Swap: Bring rocks and minerals to trade with other rockhounds.
  • Location: Willett Creek Agate Co. – Northern Union County, New Mexico (Google Maps Link)
  • Spots Available Each Day: To ensure everyone has a great experience, availability is limits are in place each day, so get your tickets early.

Rosebud Agate Festival Tickets

To ensure a great experience for everyone who attends, I have limited the total number of available spots for each day. There are also a few Full Weekend tickets available. Get your tickets early!!

Additional Terms For this event

  • Tickets are only available online, on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Collection fees are collected when you weigh your rocks and check out from the event. Onsite, I accept cash, checks (with ID), or debit/credit card.
  • One day tickets are discounted 50% from our private tour admission price.
  • Four day tickets are discounted an additional 10%
  • You can use Rockhound Rewards point to save even more on tickets.
  • Tickets are non refundable. Please verify your selection is the correct date before placing your order.
  • Children 15 and Under need a free ticket.
  • Children’s tickets only valid with accompanying paid adult ticket(s)
  • Children must be supervised by parent/guardian at all times.
  • By purchasing tickets you agree abide by these terms, our Collection Policies and other terms as outlined on our website or other event related communications.
  • If the event of unforeseen circumstances, beyond our control, we have to cancel any part of the event, we will reschedule or refund at our discretion.
  • Email if you have additional questions, prior to purchasing your tickets

Be Weather Aware, Weather Prepare

Daily Festival Schedule Friday-Monday

Here’s the plan for each day, but is subject to change.

  • 7-8:30 AM – Gather for check in and safety briefing.
  • 8:30-11:30 – Rosebud Agate Tour on Willett Creek
  • 11:30-1:30 – Lunch & Rockswap
  • 1:30-4:30 – More Rockhounding (Site TBD)
  • 4:30-5:30 – Weigh and Checkout

Make A Weekend Of It: Rosebud Agate Festival and……..?

The reality is that we are in the Middle of Nowhere. Not Montana or Alaska middle of nowhere, but out a ways anyhow. So why not make a weekend of it. There are plenty of cool museums, geological attractions, dark skies and dinosaurs in the region to more than fill a weekend. Find more info to help you plan your trip.

Thanks for considering spending your labor day weekend at the first of hopefully many Rosebud Agate Festivals. And if this first one works out well, next year will be bigger and better. Thanks as always for sharing the love!!

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