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Upcoming events in 2016
 
Dates
 2016 Gourd Society Events
AGS-Judged 
Competition
Feb 12 - 14 Arizona - 13th Annual Gourd Festival at the Pinal County Fairgrounds in Casa Grande, AZ 
Yes
Feb 26 -28 Florida - "Gourds in the Snow" Festival, Azan Shrine Center, Melbourne, FL 
Yes
Feb 27-28 Idaho  - Artistry in Wood Show , Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel, Boise, ID
Yes
April 9 Wisconsin Gourd Society’s Festival, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI
Yes
April 9-10 Missouri - 18th Annual Show Me Gourd Society Gourd Art Festival - Springfield, MO
Yes
April 16 South Carolina - Ghost Creek Gourd Fest on Ghost Creek Gourd Farm in Laurens, SC  
April 22-24 California – Baskets and Gourds, Containers of our Culture VI, Visalia, CA
May 6-7 Indiana Gourd Society’s State Show, Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Indiana
Yes
May 13-15 Kentucky Gourd Art Show — Spencer County Elementary School and Spencer County Extension Office  Taylorsville, KY  kygourdsociety.org
Yes
May 21-22 California- Capitol Woodcarvers in Sacramento
Yes
June 16-18 Pennsylvania Gourd Society’s Gourd Gathering, Lebanon Expo Center, Lebanon PA  http://www.pagourdsociety.org/  
June 25-26 California Early Bird Gourd Festival in Heraldsburg CA
July 15-17 Michigan Gourd Society’s 3rd Annual Gourd Gathering, Ann Arbor, MI  
July 21-24 Washington State Gourd Society’s Gourd Art classes –Ellensburg WA  
Aug 19-21 Texas - 2016 Lone Star Festival, classes held Aug 17-21, New Braunfels, TX texasgourdsociety.org
Yes
Sept 10- 11 North Carolina - 75th Annual Gourd Arts& Crafts Festival, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC ncgourdsociety.org
 Yes
Sept16-17 Mississippi - 7th Annual Mississippi Gourd Festival, Smith County Ag Complex, Raleigh MS
Sept 17 – 18 Michigan Gourd Society’s Annual Herb & Gourd Show-Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI  
Sept 24-25 Canadian Gourd Society  Show, Artinsanity, Buckhorn, Ontario
Yes
Sept 24 – 25 Georgia Gourd Society’s 2016 Fest at the Kiwanis Building on the fairgrounds, Griffin, GA georgiagourdsociety.com
Yes
Sept 24 – 25  Hawaii Gourd Society’s 2016 festival will be held at Ipu Lani Farm, Captain Cook, HI
 
Oct 15-16 Alabama Gourd Society18th annual Gourd Show "Gourds from the Heart", Cullman AL
Yes
Oct 22-23 Idaho Gourd Festival, Wyndham Garden Boise Hotel, Boise ID
Yes
Oct 29-30 Virginia - Harvest Festival aof Gourds and heritage Arts -Clarke County Fairgrounds, Berryville, VA http://vlgs.org/  
Nov 18-20 California Yucca Valley Gourd Festival -- www.yuccavalleygourdfestival.org
 
NOTE: Check other chapter websites for informatioon that was not listed when this chart was posted..
 
 
Other Gourd-Related Events in 20165.
 
Mar 4-6 Texas Gourd Society Spring Class Retreat, Camp Caspers, Waring TX
April 19-22 Arizona - 4th Annual "Gourding in the Pines Retreat" Prescott Az www.arizonagourdretreat.info
April 28-30 Maryland Gourd Days will be held at the Harford Community College, Harford, MD  
May 14 Louisiana Gourd Mini Retreat at the Nelson Center in Lafayette LA
May 26-June 26 Texas Kerr Arts & Cultural Center - Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show  Kerrville TX
June 2-5 North Carolina - Gourd Gathering at Cherokee - www.gourdgathering.org
June 8-11 Michigan - Woodcarvers Roundup, Evert MI
June 11-12 Illinois - Council Hill Gourd and Art Festival (near Galena IL): vendors wanted -- contact Wes and Jill Nelson, twofeathers25@yahoo.com or 815-451-2175
June 13-17 Michigan - Floyd Fest Woodcarvers Event, Evart MI
July 20-23 Ohio - Buckeye Woodcarvers Summer Camp at the Poor Farmer's Campground, Fletcher OH
August 11-14 Indiana - 8 th annual Woodcarvers Summer Camp, Pla-Mor Campgrounds, Bremen IN
August 18-20 North Carolina - "Mountain Gourd Gathering" mountaingourdgathering.weebly.com