Welcome to the North Carolina Gourd Society!

What’s happening?

  • Register here! Everyone can now register for Festival classes, meals & merch!
  • Volunteer here! We really need a lot of volunteers on Saturday and Sunday! Free entrance for volunteers who sign up before the festival ($5 value each day). xxx

  • Enter the competition! Our theme is “Halloween” but that’s just one of 57 total categories! From Grower to Youth to New artist to Intermediate to Advanced, we’ve got a place for you!
  • Two new categories in 2024 are
    • Head of the Class (gourd crafted in a class)
    • Collaborative Gourd (crafted by more than one artist)
  • Click here to learn more and register

  • Quarterly membership meeting: Saturday July 20, 2024, at 11 am Eastern time. All NCGS members will be sent a Zoom link.

  • Gourds were featured on CBS Sunday Morning! Great video here!

  • Vendor application deadline was June 30.
  • Instructor application deadline was May 15.