Sponsored by the Ohio Gourd Society
Delaware County Fairgrounds
236 Pennsylvania Avenue
Delaware Ohio 43015

Show Hours
Friday, October 3, 2014: 12 noon to 5pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014:  9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014:  10 am to 4 pm

Workshops: Fri & Sat 8-5, Sun noon-4

Show Theme: “Gourds on the Move”
How do you move?  Gracefully?  Clumsily?  Rapidly?  Slowly? Painfully?  Smoothly?  Threateningly?  Seductively?  Easily?  The gourd show has been on the move, and it has again arrived at a new and exciting venue.  From its beginnings at the Ohio State Fair, through its development, growth and refinement at Mt. Gilead, to its reawakening and revitalization at Greenville, and on to share the arena with the champions of the Little Brown Jug in Delaware, the Ohio Gourd Show has continued to live, to mature and to move.  Like the gourd that moves from dry seed, to vine, to blossom, to developing fruit and on to artistic masterpiece, the show moves and we move.  We move through life in a variety of ways as our lives unfold into individual, artistic masterpieces.  How do you move?  How do your gourds move?
Welcome to the 2014 Ohio Gourd Show.  The show is staged in the Coliseum (exhibits, vendors, Sunday Worship, etc.) and Merchants Building (workshops) on the Delaware County Fairgrounds.  These buildings are across the drive from one another.  Music, and other special programs will be offered at various locations.  The fairgrounds are located at 236 Pennsylvania Avenue in Delaware, Ohio.  The show is open to the public and the admission fee is $4.00 per person.  Parking is free, and children under twelve 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.
          Music programs are planned for Saturday and Sunday. Groups performing at the 2014 Show include Rum River Blend (RRB) and Vocalvibes. Rum River Blend, performing two shows on Saturday, 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 music@rumriverblend.com.  On the web (www.rumriverblend.com) you can read about them, see them and hear their music.  Vocalvibes is a group of Cincinnati Jazz veterans, performing on Sunday afternoon, and featuring Vocalist Steph Reid, and Vibist Mark McCafferty.  The group performs a mix: Original music, Music from the Great American Songbook, as well as a mix of Instrumental and Vocal Jazz.  With professional performers and a variety of music, Vocalvibes presents a show sure to entertain and please!  Vocalvibes can be contacted at 859-547-9371, or by email at mark@mccaffertypercussion.com.
          Gourd workshops  are offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  On-site registration for workshops is accepted as space permits.  The Coliseum opens to the general public at Noon on Friday, however, competitive entries will not be complete until Saturday.  A brief OGS meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday in the Coliseum.
          The Saturday dinner (registration required ) includes presentation of special awards and an auction of gourds, gourd art, and related supplies.  The Sunday morning breakfast (registration required) will feature gourd hat contests for adults and children.  Wear your best gourd hat!  Everyone is welcome to participate.
          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 and advertising. 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 2014 Ohio State Fair.  Royalwood carries Basket Weaving Supplies & Irish Waxed Linen Thread (royalwoodltd.com).

2014 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 3rd
9:00 a.m. – Noon. Workshop classes
Noon - Show opens to the public
Noon  - 6 p.m. - Gourd entry tags available. Exhibitors may place entries.
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop classes
5:00 p.m. -- Show closed for the day
6:00 p.m. -- Ohio Gourd Society meeting

Saturday, October 4th
8 a.m.-- 11 a.m. -- Gourd entry tags available. Exhibitors may place entries
9 a.m. Show opens to the public.  .
9 a.m. – Noon –  Workshop classes
10 a.m. -- Music with Rum River Blend
11 a.m. -- Entries close
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Judging of competitive entries. All or portions of the show area may be closed for judging.
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop classes
2 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

Sunday, October 5th
7:00 a.m. Gourd Breakfast and Hat Contest (pre-registration is required)
8:30 a.m. Christian Worship.. Everyone is welcome.
10:00 a.m. Show opens to the public.
1:00   Music with Vocal Vibes
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop classes
4:00 p.m. Show closes for the season. See you next year!

***Competitive entry schedule
***Workshop Schedule
***Meal registration
***Vendor regulations
***Selected terms and definitions

2014 Ohio Gourd Show Committee
Show Chair Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661
Publicity Christina Voise, 740-815-6227
Workshops. Nelson Litzenberg, 740-501-7918
Entries Karen and John Martin, 937-446-2174
Judging Laura and Abe Martin, 937-446-3624
Staging Karen and John Martin, 937-446-2174
Gourd Sales  Gordon Smith, 937-447-2845
Camping Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661
Gourd Meals Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661
Music Program Lois Smith, 937-447-2845 and Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661
P.O. Box 664
Greenville, OH  45331
Show Chairperson: Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661
Email: ohiogourd@hotmail.com