North Carolina Gourd Society

NCGS Presents The 77th Annual NC Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday Nov. 3rd, 2018 9am - 5pm

Sunday Nov. 4th, 2018 10am - 4pm

NC State Fairgrounds - Raleigh, NC

Holshouser Bldg.

Admission $2 - Kids under 16 free!

Competition Information


STEP 1:     Click here to read the competition information packet. (Competition Packet - Download PDF here; Download Word Doc here)

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.

STEP 3:     Download and print the competition entry form from the competition packet. Walk-ins, please bring the completed form with your gourd entry.

STEP 4:     Drop off your gourd entry at the festival during drop-off times. Be sure that your gourd is checked in, tagged, and on display before 9am on Saturday.

STEP 5:     Thanks for entering the competition and enjoy the festival!!