2021 Workshops

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.


The Show-Me Missouri Art Festival is known for its variety and quality of workshops offered throughout the weekend. This year's selection of workshops will be amazing. Workshop registration is opens early January 1.


Workshops will be offered Friday April 9: AM, PM, and All Day; Saturday April 10: AM, PM, and All Day; and Sunday April 11: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.


Student workshop fees do not include admission to the festival. Students will need to purchase their weekend admission at the door. Students who are only attending Friday workshops do not need to pay admission fee.


Check out the 2021 Workshops!


Questions? Contact Toni Mickle



4039 Orchard Rd.

New Haven, MO 63068

Things to know:

  • The teachers set a minimum number of students required in order to accommodate their time and travel expenses. A workshop registration deadline is also set. The current registration counts will be conveyed to teachers on Friday, 4 weeks prior to the festival. If the teacher’s minimum has not been met, they may decide to cancel that workshop. If a teacher decides to cancel a workshop, SMGS asks to be notified by Wednesday of the following week.
  • The last day to register for workshops online is the Monday prior to the SMGS Festival. After this date workshop registrations will be taken on a walk in basis, according to availability at the SMGS Festival. Registrations for non-canceled classes will still be accepted up to and during the festival, provided the teacher is able to accommodate walk-ins.