Sponsored by the Ohio Gourd Society
Delaware County Fairgrounds
236 Pennsylvania Avenue
Delaware Ohio 43015
Workshops: Fri & Sat 9-5, Sun 1-4
Food, gourds, gourd art, art and craft supplies, music and special programs are featured. Programs and presentations throughout the weekend will present information about gourds, gourd art and gourd music.
Music programs are planned for Saturday and Sunday. For the latest information on shows and schedules, please see the Ohio Gourd Society website at www.ohiogourdsociety.com.
Rum River Blend, performing on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., 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.rumriverblend.com.
On Sunday, Glenn Parks and
his banjo will be featured. He entertains from the stage, and he
will also be strolling around the Show. Glenn is a past president
of the Fretted Instrument Guild of America and is a member of the Ohio
Events and Festivals Association. In 2012, he was inducted into the
American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK. His website,
www.banjoentertainment.net details his many appearances at county fairs,
festivals, churches, retirement and nursing homes and other miscellaneous
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 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. 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.
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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 OGS also extends thanks to Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, OH for providing excellent meeting space for the society, and for promoting and supporting gourd cultivation and gourd art.
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
6:15 p.m. -- Ohio Gourd Society meeting
9 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
11 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
9:00 a.m. -- Christian Worship.. Everyone is welcome.
10:00 a.m. -- Show opens to the public.
11:00 -- Music throughout the day by Glenn Parks
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop classes
4:00 p.m. Show closes for the season. See you next year!
President Anna Miller, 419-257-2597 Show Chair Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661 Publicity Christina Voise, 740-815-6227 Workshops. Nelson Litzenberg, 740-501-7918 Entries John Martin, 937-446-2174 Judging Laura Martin, 937-446-9308 Staging Karen and John Martin, 937-446-2174 Gourd Vendors Gordon Smith, 937-447-2845 Camping Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661 Dinner Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661 Music Program Lois Smith, 937-447-2845 Demonstrations Celia Roberts. 937-692-6122