Festival Fundraisers

Annual Festival 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!  Our Patches have done a great job of collecting donations from their members and we are asking them to begin that process again.

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


Cindy Doran craftycindy16@yahoo.com

Lu Hixson    luleehixson@centurylink.net

Dan Tyler will serve as our auctioneer again this year!

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 art you hope to win.  We encourage you to join in the fun and the excitement. 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! 

Barb Besch

Sandy Heimann

Madonna Watermon

Randy Bartram

Karen Kane

Gourd Ornaments Sales



Please contact Theresa Tyler with any questions you may have. Theresa’s email is: theresatyler17@gmail.com