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Upcoming events in 2017
 
Dates
 2017 Gourd Society Events
AGS-Judged 
Competition
JSA 
Manipulated
Gourd Competition
Feb 
10-12
Arizona Gourd Society & Wuertz Farm 14th Annual Gourd Festival, Casa Grande AZ - Entry information: www.arizonagourdsociety.org - 2017 Festival Information - www.wuertzfarm.com/gourd-festival.html
Yes
 
Feb 
24-26
Florida Gourd Society Festival, Azan Shrine Center Melbourne, FL flgourdsoc.org
Yes
Yes
April
8
Wisconsin Gourd Society’s Festival, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI wisconsingourdsociety.org
Yes
Yes
April
8-9
Missouri Show Me Gourd Society 19th Annual Gourd Art Festival,  Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO showmegourdsociety.com
Yes
Yes 
April 
28-29
South Carolina Gourd Society Ghost Creek Gourd Fest  Laurens, SC southcarolinagourd.wixsite.com/scgourdsociety/sc-gourd-festival  
May 
6-7
Indiana - IGS 25th Annual State Gourd Show, Boone Co. Fairgrounds, Lebanon, IN www.indianagourdsociety.org
Yes
Yes
May 
20-21
Kentucky Gourd Show, Spencer County Elementary School and Spencer County Extension Office, Taylorsville, KY http://www.kygourdsociety.org/
Yes
Yes
June 
15-17
Pennsylvania Gourd Society’s Gourd Gathering, Lebanon Expo Center, Lebanon, PA http://www.pagourdsociety.org/  
Yes
July
15-17
Michigan Gourd Society’s 3rd Annual Gourd Gathering, Ann Arbor, MI http://www.michigangourdsociety.org/  
 
July 
20-23
Washington - The WSGS Gourd Art Classes will again be at the Kittitas County Event Center Armory in Ellensburg, WA  http://wagourdsociety.org  
Aug 
18-20
Texas Gourd Society’s Lone Star Festival,  New Braunfels Convention Center, New Braunfels, TX texasgourdsociety.org
Yes
Yes
Sept 
15-16
Mississippi - 8th Annual Mississippi Gourd Festival, Smith County Ag Complex, Raleigh, MS. www.mississippigourdsociety.org
Yes
 
Sept 
23-24
Georgia Gourd Society’s 2017 GourdFest, Kiwanis Building on the fairgrounds, Griffin, GA georgiagourdsociety.com
Yes
Yes
Sept 
24–25 
Hawaii Gourd Society’s 2017 festival will be held at Ipu Lani Farm, Captain Cook, HI http://hawaiigourdsociety.com
 
 
Oct 
6-8
Ohio Gourd Show, Delaware County Farigrounds, Delaware Ohio  www.ohiogourdsociety.com
Yes
Yes
Oct 
12-15
California - Statewide Northern Gourd Art Competition and Exhibit, San Martin CA. www.GourdFest.com
Yes
Yes
Oct 
21-22 
California -  Southern Competition in conjunction with the Orange County Woodcarvers, Santa Ana, CA    www.ocgourdsociety.org
Yes
Yes
Oct 
21-22
Alabama Gourd Society’s 18th annual Gourd Show,  "Gourds from the Heart" in Cullman, AL  www.alabamagourdsociety.org
Yes
Yes
Oct 
22-23
Idaho Gourd Festival, Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel, Boise, ID www.idahogourdsociety.org
Yes
Yes
Oct 
28-29
Virginia - Harvest Festival of Gourds & Heritage Arts, Clarke County Fairgrounds, Berryville, VA  www.vlgs.org/annual-festival.html    
Nov 
4-5
North Carolina - 76th Annual Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC  ncgourdsociety.org/festival.htm
 Yes
 
 
NOTE: Check other chapter websites for informatioon that was not listed when this chart was posted..
 
 
Other Gourd-Related Events in 2017.
 
Jan 
14
Florida - AGS judging class in Maitland, Florida taught by Reggie Eakin.  If interested they need to contact Therese Zamoiski at tzamoiski@yahoo.com    
Feb 
25-26
Idaho Artistry in Wood Show, Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel, Boise, ID idahogourdsociety.org
Yes
 
April 
4-7
Arizona Gourd Retreat, Chapel Rock Conference Center, Prescott, AZ www.azgourdretreat.info    
April 
27-29
Maryland Gourd Days will be held at the Harford Community College, Harford, MD http://gourdday.org/files/classes.html     
May 
6-7
California - Misti Washington Weekend in the Garden, San Diego,Botanic Garden. http://baskets-gourds.com/events    
May 20-21 California Capital Woodcarvers Association’s Annual Woodcarving Show , Sacramento, CA https://capitalwoodcarvers.com 
 Yes  but not AGS
 
Aug 
11-14
Indiana –9th Annual Woodcarvers Summer Camp   Pla-Mor Campground Bremen, Indiana https://indianawoodcarverssummercamp.wordpress.com/about    
Aug 
17-19
North Carolina - 7th Annual Mountain Gourd Gathering Family Life Center, Hwy. 276-S (Greenville Highway), Cedar Mountain, NC  http://mountaingourdgathering.weebly.com/    
Aug 
27-29
Maryland – 3rd Annual Gourd Crafters Campout, Merry Meadows Campground, Freeland, MD Bobbie Lowe: gourds@benjaminslanding.com or 
Susan Zanella: susanzanella@hotmail.com
   
Sept 
13-17
Florida - The Florida Retreat,  Deerhaven Retreat Center in Paisley, Florida  flgourdsoc.org    
Sept 
17-18
Michigan Gourd Society’s Annual Herb & Gourd Show, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI www.michigangourdsociety.org    
Oct 
22-23
Kentucky Gourd Society Fall GED, Taylorsville, KY 
www.kygourdsociety.org or facebook.com/KentuckyGourdSociety
   
Nov 
11-13
Florida - Marion County Gourd Artists - Show, Sale and Classes, 12888  SE US Hwy. 441 Belleview, FL www.Marioncountygourdartists.com    
Nov 
18-19
California - Yucca Valley Gourd Festival www.yuccavalleygourdfestival.org