North Carolina Gourd Society

The 80th Annual NC Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival
was a success!
Thanks to all who participated!
Photos from 2022 festival will be posted soon!

The 79th Annual NC Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival
was a success!
Thanks to all who participated!
Photos from 2021 festival are posted!









Festival Classes

Once again this year we will have classes for beginners and experts alike.  Class information will be posted in Aug.   
Also, our Make & Take table will be available for quick crafting for a small fee.


Come to the Festival to see all of the wonderful gourd craft creations that have been entered into the competition and even vote for your favorite for the People's Choice Award. Enter some of your gourd creations! This year our special category had the Festival Theme of "Just My Imagination!".


We will have vendors from near and far selling dried gourds, crafted gourds, and crafting supplies. Also, stop by the NCGS club table for gourd books, t-shirts, seeds, etc...

Gourd Displays

Come see the Gourd Displays showing how gourds have been used around the world. Also, you can see many gourd instruments, utensils, dolls, bowls, rattles, etc... Also, don't miss NCGS's giant music playing gourd.

Creation Station

Calling all kids! Come to the free kids table to have some fun making a gourd craft.


This year we will be having a Raffle both Saturday and Sunday during the festival.. All proceeds support the Festival and educational work of NCGS. Donations do not have to be gourd related.


Join or renew your NCGS membership at the festival and enter to win a gift basket. Annual Membership costs $15. Membership dues help support the continued presence of the NCGS and its work of promoting gourds and gourd education. Membership includes a quarterly newsletter and NCGS updates. Join North Carolina Gourd Society


It takes many people to run a 2 day gourd festival. Volunteers do all of the setup work, provide table coverage and assist with the competition. Contact for more information. 

NCGS Quarterly Meeting

Each year our Fall Quarterly Meeting and Festival Awards Presentation is held on the Saturday evening of our Festival. We would love to have you attend!! The NC Gourd Society will host its Fall Quarterly Meeting will be Saturday November 6, 2021 at 5:30pm at the Holshouser Bldg. (immediately following the festival).