Welcome to the World of Gourds

The Show-Me Gourd Society (SMGS) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1997. We are the XI Chapter of the American Gourd society (AGS) which oversees more than 25 state chapters in the nation.  Our purpose is to support the arts by promoting the gourd art medium. We do this by encouraging youth and adults to learn about gourd art through our festival workshops, competition, and patch meetings. Our organization is made up of people who love to share their talents with gourds.

Show-Me Gourd Society Art Festival 

April 10–11, 2021


Help us make the SMGS 2021 Gourd Art Festival our best year yet.
Start your planning now!!! 

Merril McHenry


Gourd Artist of the
Year 2019-2020


Help keep the Show Me Gourd Society running smoothly.