Due to the continuing threat of Covid-19 that the Show-Me Gourd Society 2021 Art Festival has been cancelled. While we will miss the opportunity to reconnect with our gourd friends, the risk to the health of our members and friends is still too great. Please watch for information on our 2022 festival.
Join us for the 2022 Show-Me Gourd Society Festival. Gourd workshops will be scheduled all weekend starting on Friday. These workshops are taught by some of the most talented gourd artists and crafters in the country. Artists are invited to enter gourds, either crafted or raw. On Saturday and Sunday, the festival is open to the public. Trained judges select the best gourds in each class. Ribbons are awarded for first, second, and third place. Special awards and certificates are also given. A host of vendors sell their wares at the festival. They have dried gourds of all shapes and sizes, crafted gourds, patterns, books, tools, dyes, embellishments, and many other supplies. SMGS also provides educational displays, demonstrations, and informative handouts.
DATES AND HOURS
Open to the public
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Workshops will begin on Friday
Admission: $5.00. Children under 12 free!
Good for both days of the show. Parking is free.
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
3001 N. Grant Ave. - E*Plex West