OHIO GOURD SHOW
by the Ohio Gourd Society
2, 2015: noon to 5pm
3, 2015: 9 am to 5 pm
4, 2015: 10 am to 4 pm
Fri & Sat 9-5, Sun 1-4
Show Theme: “Gourds in Space”
Imagine gourds in space!
Are they planets, stars or meteors? Are they ships, space stations
or satellites? Are they space travelers or aliens? Let you imagination
run free and think of all the things your gourds could be if they were
in space. Size, shape, color and texture all combine to yield a variety
of gourd art as big as the universe. Let your creativity soar through
Welcome to the 2015 Ohio
Gourd Show. The show is staged in several buildings on the Delaware
County Fairground (watch for signs). The fairground is located
at 236 Pennsylvania Avenue in Delaware, Ohio. The show is open to
the public and the admission fee is $5.00 per person ($7.00 for the weekend).
Parking is free, and children twelve and under are admitted free.
Food, gourds, gourd art, gourd music and special programs are featured
on the grounds. Programs and presentations will provide information
about gourds and gourd art. Gourd crafting opportunities will be
available for children and adults without advance reservations.
programs are planned for Saturday and Sunday.The group performing at the
2015 Show is Rum River Blend (RRB). Rum River Blend, performing on Saturday
and Sunday, is a favorite local group known for their variety of music
and entertaining style. The group performs a blend of Traditional
Bluegrass, Gospel and Folk music and the audience is always encouraged
to join in for sing-along, play-along fun. Currently based in Troy,
Ohio, RRB plays music to have fun. They bill themselves as ‘Unprofessional
Entertainment’. Rum River Blend can be contacted by phone at 937-440-9834,
or by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read about them,
see them and hear their music at www.rimriverblend.com.
Gourd workshops (registration required) are offered on Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday. On-site registration for workshops is accepted as space
permits. The Show opens to the general public at Noon on Friday;
however, competitive entries will not be complete until Saturday at 11:00
a.m.. A brief OGS meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Friday.
The Saturday dinner (registration required) includes presentation of special
awards and an auction of gourds, gourd art, and related supplies.
The Ohio Gourd Society proudly recognizes and thanks all of its sponsors,
supporters and friends. Special recognition goes to the Ohio Arts
Council and Ohio Festivals and Events Association for grants, local support
The Ohio Gourd Society also extends thanks to Royalwood, Ltd. (1-800-526-1630)
of Mansfield, Ohio for support and sponsorship of gourd exhibits at the
Ohio State Fair. Royalwood carries Basket Weaving Supplies &
Irish Waxed Linen Thread (royalwoodltd.com).
Class 74 Miniature creations.
Any gourd art less than 4 inches in any dimension.
Many classes requiring five
or ten gourds are changed to three or six gourds.
Watch for other small changes
in class descriptions that have been altered from the 2014 Show Schedule
a.m. – Noon. Workshop classes
- Show opens to the public
- 6 p.m. - Gourd entry tags available. Exhibitors may place entries.
p.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop classes
p.m. -- Show closed for the day
p.m. -- Ohio Gourd Society meeting
a.m.-- 11 a.m. -- Gourd entry tags available. Exhibitors may place entries
a.m. Show opens to the public. .
a.m. – Noon – Workshop classes
a.m. -- Music with Rum River Blend
a.m. -- Entries close
a.m. – 1 p.m. Judging of competitive entries. All or portions of the show
area may be closed for judging.
p.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop classes
p.m. -- Music with Rum River Blend
5:00 p.m. Show closes.
6:00 p.m. Gourd Dinner (pre-registration
is required) and gourd auction
a.m. -- Christian Worship.. Everyone is welcome.
a.m. -- Show opens to the public.
-- Music with Rum River Blend
p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop classes
pm -- Music with Rum River Blend
p.m. Show closes for the season. See you next year!
terms and definitions
Ohio Gourd Show Committee
and John Martin, 937-446-2174
||Celia Roberts. 937-692-6122