Sponsored by the Ohio Gourd Society
Delaware County Fairgrounds
236 Pennsylvania Avenue
Delaware Ohio 43015
Workshops: Fri & Sat 9-5
Food, gourds, gourd art, art and craft supplies, music, and special programs are featured at the Show. Performances and presentations throughout the weekend will highlight the wizarding world of gourds, gourd art, and gourd music.
Music programs are planned for Saturday and Sunday. For the latest information on shows and schedules, please see the Ohio Gourd Society website at www.ohiogourdsociety.com.
Rum River Blend, performing on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., is a favorite local group known for their variety of music and entertaining style. The group performs a blend of Traditional Bluegrass, Gospel and Folk music; and the audience is always encouraged to join in for sing-along, play-along fun. Currently based in Troy, Ohio, RRB plays music to have fun. They bill themselves as “Unprofessional Entertainment.” Rum River Blend can be contacted by phone at 937-440-9834, or by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read about them, see them and hear their music at www.rumriverblend.com.
On Sunday, Glenn Parks and his banjo are featured. Glenn entertains from the stage, and also strolls around the Show. Glenn is a past president of the Fretted Instrument Guild of America, and is a member of the Ohio Events and Festivals Association. In 2012, he was inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK. His website, www.banjoentertainment.net details his many appearances at county fairs, festivals, churches, retirement and nursing homes and other miscellaneous events.
Gourd workshops are offered on Friday and Saturday. On-site registrations for workshops will be accepted as space permits. A free and open demonstration event will take place on Sunday afternoon in the workshop area.
The Show opens to the general public at Noon on Friday; however, competitive entries will not be complete until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. A brief OGS meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday.
The Saturday dinner (see reservation form) includes presentation of special awards and an auction of gourds, gourd art, and gourd-related supplies.
The Ohio Gourd Society proudly recognizes and thanks all of its sponsors, supporters, and friends. Special recognition goes to the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Festivals and Events Association for grants, local support, and publicity.
The OGS also extends thanks to Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, OH for providing excellent meeting space for the society, and for promoting and supporting gourd cultivation and gourd art.
10 Three Cheese Gourds
14 Any “Arbor-grown” Hardshell (no Dipper Gourds).
20 Three Cannonballs or Basketballs.
22 Three Tennessee Spinning Gourds (aka Tennessee Spinners).
46 Longest CROOKED gourd (any variety), must exceed 4” total curve.
87 Thunder drum only.
90 Thumb piano only.
9:00 a.m. – Noon. Workshop classes
Noon - Show opens to the public
Noon - 6 p.m. - Gourd entry tags available. Exhibitors may place entries.
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop classes
5:00 p.m. -- Show closed for the day
6:00 p.m. -- Ohio Gourd Society meeting
9 a.m.-- 11 a.m. -- Gourd entry tags available. Exhibitors may place entries
9 a.m. Show opens to the public. .
9 a.m. – Noon – Workshop classes
11 a.m. -- Music with Rum River Blend
11 a.m. -- Entries close
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Judging of competitive entries. All or portions of the show area may be closed for judging.
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop classes
2 p.m. -- Music with Rum River Blend
5:00 p.m. Show closes for the day
6:00 p.m. Gourd Dinner (pre-registration is required), awards and gourd auction
9:00 a.m. -- Christian Worship.. Everyone is welcome.
10:00 a.m. -- Show opens to the public.
11:00 -- Music throughout the day by Glenn Parks
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open demonstrations/information exchange
4:00 p.m. Show closes for the season. See you next year!
President Abe Martin, 740-454-3522 Show Chair Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661 Publicity Christina Voise, 740-815-6227 Workshops. Nelson Litzenberg, 740-501-7918 Entries John Martin, 937-446-2174 Judging Laura Martin, 937-446-9308 Staging Karen and John Martin, 937-446-2174 Gourd Vendors Gordon Smith, 937-447-2845 Camping Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661 Dinner Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661 Music Program Lois Smith, 937-447-2845 Demonstrations Celia Roberts. 937-692-6122