North Carolina Gourd Society

NCGS Presents The 78th Annual NC Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday Nov. 6th, 2021 9am - 5pm

Sunday Nov. 7th, 2021 10am - 4pm

NC State Fairgrounds - Raleigh, NC

Holshouser Bldg.

Admission $3 - NCGS Members and Kids under 13 free!

Competition Information


STEP 1:     Click here to read or download the competition information packet.

STEP 2:     Choose which Division/s (I, II, III, IV, or V) you will be entering. Pick which competition category (total of 71 categories) in your chosen division best suits your gourd entry.
                       You may enter as many gords as you want, but only one gourd per catagory.

STEP 3:     Complete competition entry form on-line prior to November 1, 2021. (Walk-ins, please bring the completed form with your gourd entry.)
STEP 4:     Your entries can be dropped of between 4pm-7pm Friday, Novenber 5th, or 8am-9am Saturday, November 6th.
                     Please have each of your entries photographed by our photographer before attaching the competion tag.
                     A complementary photo will be emailed to you.
                     Your gourd must be checked in, tagged, and on display before 9am on Saturday.

Thanks for entering the competition and enjoy the festival!!


North Carolina Gourd Festival
Attn: Stan Atwood
1002 Black Oak Court
Apex, NC 27502