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Show Me Gourd Art Festival - Expired Event

Location Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
3001 N Grant Ave
Springfield, MO 65803
April 07, 2018 - April 08, 2018 - CONFIRMED!

From Show Me Gourd Art Festival Website:

Open to the public on April 7 and 8
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Workshops will begin on Friday, April 6

The Show-Me Gourd Society proudly hosts a weekend gourd art festival April 7, 8, 2018. Gourd workshops are scheduled all weekend starting on Friday. These workshops are taught by some of the most talented gourd artists and crafters in the country.

On Saturday and Sunday, the festival is open to the public. Members are invited to enter gourds, either crafted or raw, into any of the over 90 classes. Trained judges select the best gourds in each class. Ribbons are awarded for first, second, and third place. Special awards and certificates are also given.

A host of vendors sell their wares at the festival. They have raw gourds of all shapes and sizes, crafted gourds, patterns, books, tools, dyes, embellishments, and many other supplies. The SMGS also provides educational displays and informative handouts free to public.

Nationally-recognized gourd artists showing and selling
Dried gourds for sale
Live auction - noon on Saturday
Vendors selling gourd supplies, gourd art, and embellishments
Workshops with teachers from around the USA
Competition classes: youth, novice, open, and master
Competition and Honor Awards
Kid's Make and Take area
Baskets of Gourd Supplies and Fine Art Raffles
Contact nameMadonna Watermon
Event Website
Show hoursSat 9-5:30, Sun 10-3
Public Admission Price$5.00, Children under 12 free! Good for both days of the show.

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