Festival Fundraisers

Annual Auction

The auction is our society’s largest source of funding for the year and is only  as profitable as our donations and our bidders. 

We are asking that everyone please donate gourd supplies, books, raw gourds, finished gourd art or anything else gourd related!  

If you have questions or need to know where and when to drop off your donated items please contact:


Cindy Doran 

For 2018 we welcome auctioneer Judy Domeny Bowen from
Rogersville, Missouri.


Judy Domeny Bowen
6865 East Farm Road 194

Rogersville, MO 65742



Our largest yearly fundraiser!


New this Year: Gourd Ornaments

We have decided to have a silent auction this year with gourd ornaments. We would like those that can, to make between 1-3 ornaments to be put into a silent auction for the upcoming 2018 Festival. These ornaments will be hung for display on a “tree” at the festival. Festival goers will be able to view all the gourd ornaments and place their silent bids on their favorite pieces.


Learn how to join in on the fun!!!!

Fundraising Raffles

Fine Art Gourd Raffle

We have some great artists that have volunteered to donate their gourd art this year and we know that you will have a problem deciding which gourd you hope to win and which basket you will bid on.  We encourage you to join in the fun and the excitement of bidding on your choices and then listening for your name to be called as a Winner! Our gourd raffle is once again offering an impressive collection of gourd art. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Winners are drawn on Sunday but you need not be present to win. SMGS would like to thank these very talented artists for donating their wonderful gourd art to be raffled off at this year’s festival! 


Basket Raffle

Baskets of Gourd Bounty are filled to the brim with everything from gourds to cleaning supplies, to how-to books, to gourd making accessories, etc.  These baskets full of goodies are provided by the Show-Me Gourd Society Patches. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 for a chance to win.


50/50 Raffle

Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 for a chance to win 50% of the money collected that day. The other 50% is donated to the SMGS gourd society!