Show-Me Gourd Art Festival

Show-Me Gourd Art Festival

Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 from 10:00am to 3:00pm


The Show-Me Gourd Society proudly hosts a weekend gourd art festival April 4-5, 2020. Gourd workshops are scheduled all weekend starting on Friday April 3. These workshops are taught by some of the most talented gourd artists and crafters in the country. Artists are invited to enter gourds, either crafted or raw. On Saturday and Sunday, the festival is open to the public. Trained judges select the best gourds in each class. Ribbons are awarded for first, second, and third place. Special awards and certificates are also given. A host of vendors sell their wares at the festival. They have dried gourds of all shapes and sizes, crafted gourds, patterns, books, tools, dyes, embellishments, and many other supplies. SMGS also provides educational displays, demonstrations, and informative handouts.

2020 Workshops

The Show-Me Missouri Art Festival is known for its variety and quality of workshops offered throughout the weekend. This year's selection of workshops is amazing. Register early!!!

Sunday (10:30 AM – 2:30 PM)

Spirit Creations (Dennis and Connie Brady)
Geometric Woodburned Necklace (Karen Brown)
Baby Owls with Natural Bark (Robin Bryson)
Tyvek Swoosh (Vickie Echols)
Gourd Ocarina (Zach Farley)
Gnomes and Woodsmen (Marla Garber)
Using Dyes on Gourds (Shelia Guidry)