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.


April 8–9, 2017 — SMGS Festival: A Gourd Day at the Zoo

Festival Fast Facts

  • Competition preregistration must be received by March 20.
  • Competition entries excepted on Friday, April 7 between 1:00 and 5:00 pm.
  • Saturday dinner registration deadline: April 5.
  • Saturday dinner starts at 6:00 pm. Don't forget your mask!
  • Workshop online registration deadline: March 31, 2017.
  • Workshops begin Friday morning and run through Sunday.
  • SMGS Annual Auction, Saturday 12:00 noon.
  • SMGS All members meeting Sunday,
    8:30 am


Gourd Artist of the Year 2016-17

Suzy Meelhuysen

Photo Albums from the 2016 Gourd Art Festival

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