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Gourd and Art Events
>>>>>>>>>>>Upcoming events in 2015
Dates 2015 Gourd Society EventsAGS-Judged  
Competition
Feb 21 to 22Idaho Gourd Society’s Artistry in Wood Show – Boise, ID idahoartistryinwood.org
Yes
Feb 27 to Mar 1Florida Gourd Society Annual Show. Melbourne, FL flgourdsoc.org
Yes
April 10 to 12Missouri’s Show Me Gourd Society’s Gourd Art Festival - Springfield, MO www.showmegourdsociety.com/festival
Yes
April 11Wisconsin Gourd Festival - Madison WI wisconsingourdsociety.org
Yes
April 18Ghost Creek/South Carolina Gourd Fest -- Laurens SC scgourdsociety.com
 
May 1 to 3Indiana Gourd Society’s Annual Gourd Show , Boone Co. Fairgrounds– Lebanon, IN indianagourdsociety.org
Yes
May 2 – 3Capital Woodcarver’s & California Gourd Society’s Annual Wood & Gourd Competition and Show-Arden Art Park Recreation Center, Sacramento, CA californiagourdsociety.com/Events.html
Yes
May 15 to 17Louisiana Gourd Retreat — Pollock, LA louisianagourdsociety.org
Yes
May 16 to 17Kentucky Gourd Art Show — Taylorsville, KY kygourdsociety.org
Yes
June 13-14Council Hill Tri-State Gourd Show --Council Hill Station, Scales Mound, IL; contact twofeathers25@yahoo.com for information

June 18-20Pennsylvania Gourd Society’s Annual Gourd Fest – Lebanon Valley Expo Center & Fairgrounds www.pagourdsociety.org 
 
July 29-Aug2Texas Gourd Show - New Braunsfel Civic/Convention Center texasgourdsociety.org
Yes
Sept 12-13Illinois Gourd Show - Chicago Botanic Garden illinoisgourdsociety.org
 
Sept 12-13North Carolina Gourd Society Festival, Raleigh NC ncgourdsociety.org Yes
Sept 12 – 13ARTISANity – The Canadian Gourd Society Show, Buckhorn ON www.canadiangourdsociety.org
Yes
Sept 16 – 20Florida Gourd Society’s 2015 Retreat-Paisley, FL flgourdsoc.org

Sept 19 - 20Michigan Gourd Society’s Annual Herb & Gourd Show-Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI www.michigangourdsociety.org

Sept 19 - 20San Diego County Gourd Artists’ 6th annual Gourdstock Gourd Festival- Valley Center, CA californiagourdsociety.com/Events.html
Yes
Sept 24-27Washington State NW Gourd Art. Ellensburg WA wagourdsociety.org
Yes
Sept 25 -277th Annual Davis Ranch Gourd Festival & CaGS Gourd Art Competition, Sloughhouse, CA californiagourdsociety.com/Events.html
Yes
Sept 26 – 27Georgia Gourd Society’s 2015 Fest-Griffin, GA georgiagourdsociety.com
Yes
Oct 2 – 4Ohio Gourd Society’s 53rd Gourd Show-Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, OH ohiogourdsociety.com
Yes
Oct 10 – 11Indiana Gourd Society’s Fall Festival-Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN indianagourdsociety.org

Oct 17 – 18Alabama Gourd Society Show – Cullman, AL alabamagourdsociety.org
Yes
Oct 24 – 25 Idaho Gourd Society’s Festival-Boise Hotel, Boise, ID www.idahogourdsociety.org
Yes
Oct 29 – Nov 1Virginia Lover’s Gourd Society’s 14th Annual Festival at The Harvest Gathering-Clarke County Fairgrounds, Berryville, VA www.virginigaloversgourdsociety.org

 NOTE: Check other chapter websites for informatioon that was not listed when this chart was posted.. 
 Other Gourd-Related Events in 2015.5. 
April 23 to 25Maryland’s Gourd Day – Harford, MD www.gourdday.org
 
May 29-31Cherokee Gourd Artists Gathering – Cherokee, NC www.gourdgathering.net..
 
August 13-15.4th annual Mountain Gourd Gathering, Cedar Mountain, NC(Western NC) 
mountaingourdgathering.weebly.com



 Upcoming 2016  Gourd Society Events 
(** denotes AGS judged competition at the show)
[To add your Gourd event to our calendar please email information to tshandrop@Comcast.net  -  Updated 06/07/2016]

June 16-18Pennsylvania Gourd Society’s Gourd Gathering, Lebanon Expo Center, Lebanon PA http://www.pagourdsociety.org/
June 25-26California Early Bird Gourd Festival in Heraldsburg CA
July 15-17Michigan Gourd Society’s 3rd Annual Gourd Gathering, Ann Arbor, MI 
July 21-24Washington State Gourd Society’s Gourd Art classes –Ellensburg WA 
**Aug 19-21Texas - 2016 Lone Star Festival, classes held Aug 17-21, New Braunfels, TX texasgourdsociety.org
**Sept 10- 11North Carolina - 75th Annual Gourd Arts& Crafts Festival, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC ncgourdsociety.org
Sept16-17Mississippi - 7th Annual Mississippi Gourd Festival, Smith County Ag Complex, Raleigh MS
Sept 17 – 18Michigan Gourd Society’s Annual Herb & Gourd Show-Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI 
**Sept 24-25Canadian Gourd Society Show, Artinsanity, Buckhorn, Ontario
**Sept 24 – 25Georgia Gourd Society’s 2016 Fest at the Kiwanis Building on the fairgrounds, Griffin, GA georgiagourdsociety.com
Sept 24 – 25 Hawaii Gourd Society’s 2016 festival will be held at Ipu Lani Farm, Captain Cook, HI 
**Oct 15-16Alabama Gourd Society18th annual Gourd Show "Gourds from the Heart", Cullman AL
**Oct 22-23Idaho Gourd Festival, Wyndham Garden Boise Hotel, Boise ID
Oct 29-30Virginia - Harvest Festival aof Gourds and heritage Arts -Clarke County Fairgrounds, Berryville, VA http://vlgs.org/
Nov 18-20California Yucca Valley Gourd Festival -- www.yuccavalleygourdfestival.org


           NOTE: Check other chapter websites for informatioon that was not listed when this chart was posted.. 
                                     Other Gourd-Related Events in 2016. 

June 8-11Michigan - Woodcarvers Roundup, Evert MI
June 11-12Illinois - Council Hill Gourd and Art Festival (near Galena IL): vendors wanted -- 
                                 contact Wes and Jill Nelson, twofeathers25@yahoo.com or 815-451-2175
June 13-17Michigan - Floyd Fest Woodcarvers Event, Evart MI
July 20-23Ohio - Buckeye Woodcarvers Summer Camp at the Poor Farmer's Campground, Fletcher OH
August 11-14Indiana - 8 th annual Woodcarvers Summer Camp, Pla-Mor Campgrounds, Bremen IN
August 18-20North Carolina - "Mountain Gourd Gathering" mountaingourdgathering.weebly.com