North Carolina Gourd Society

Make a Donation to the North Carolina Gourd Society

The mission of the North Carolina Gourd Society is to promote the history and culture of gourds in North Carolina and the nation. This includes providing education and assistance to gourd specialists and the general public in growing, crafting, and artistic uses of gourds. These efforts culminate each year with the North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival, held in November at the State Fairgrounds.

Major sources of income for the NC Gourd Society are membership dues, festival ticket sales, and other festival income. We also rely on donations to help us spread the gourd word to school groups, community organizations, and the general public. The NC Gourd Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and donations to the NC Gourd Society are 100% deductible for federal income tax purposes.

To donate online: To make a donation to the NC Gourd Society, click on the “Donate” button below and follow the directions from PayPal. You may donate using your personal PayPal account or using a credit card. PayPal will allow you to print a receipt for tax purposes, and you should receive an email from PayPal confirming your donation. If you need further documentation of your donation from the NC Gourd Society, contact Paul Buescher at or (919) 696-0744.

To donate by mail: If you would prefer to donate to the NC Gourd Society by mailing a check, make the check to NCGS and send to the address below. Please include your name and address so that we can mail you a tax letter. Send to:

Paul Buescher, Treasurer
North Carolina Gourd Society
2713 Peachtree Street
Raleigh, NC 27608

If you have questions or need more information, contact Paul Buescher at (919) 696-0744 or

Thank you for supporting the North Carolina Gourd Society!