52nd OHIO GOURD SHOW
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


The show this year was moved, by majority membership vote, to the Delaware County Fairgrounds to encourage people from around the State of Ohio to see one of the Largest Displays of Gourds and Gourd Crafts, with Music programs featuring Gourd Instruments. The show is open to the public and the admission fee is Adults $4.00, Children under 12 are FREE! Parking is 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 show include Rum River Blend (RRB) Bluegrass Band and Additional musicians will also be featured. Rum River Blend, performing on Saturday morning at 10am and Saturday afternoon at 2pm, 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 at: 937-440-9834, by Email at music@rumriverblend.com and located on the web at www.rumriverblend.com.
The Saturday dinner (pre-registration required) will include an auction of gourds, gourd art, and related supplies. The Sunday morning breakfast (pre-registration required) will feature gourd hat contests for adults and children. Wear your best gourd hat! Everyone is welcome to participate in the hat contests without prior registration
The Ohio Gourd Society proudly recognizes and thanks all of the Show’s sponsors, supporters and friends. Special recognition goes to the Ohio Arts Council, the Delaware County Visitors Bureau and the Ohio Festivals and Events Association for grants, local support and advertising.


2014 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 3rd
9:00 a.m. – Noon. Workshop classes (must be pre-registered).
Noon - Show opens to the public
Noon  - 5 p.m. - Gourds ans Gourd Crafts for sale
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop classes (must be pre-registered).

Saturday, October 4th
9 a.m. Show opens to the public.  .
8 a.m. – Noon –  Workshop classes (must be pre-registered).
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Judging of competitive entries.
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop classes (must be pre-registered).
5:00 p.m. Show closes.
6:00 p.m. Gourd Dinner (pre-registration is required) and gourd auction, followed by a brief meeting of the Ohio Gourd Society.

Sunday, October 5th
7:00 a.m. Gourd Breakfast (pre-registration is required)
8:00 a.m. Christian Worship on the lower floor of the Coliseum. Everyone is welcome.
9:00 a.m. Show opens to the public.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop classes (must be pre-registered).
1:30 p.m. Program (see topics at the Show).
4:00 p.m. Show closes. Please drive safely!



Links to more show details will be added as available


2014 Ohio Gourd Show Committee
Show Chair Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661
Publicity Christina Voise, 740-815-6227
Workshops. Nelson Litzenberg, 740-501-7918, John Martin, 937-446-2174
Entries Karen and John Martin, 937-446-2174
Judging Laura and Abe Martin, 937-446-3624
Staging TBA
Gourd Sales Area Inside Gordon Smith, 937-447-2845
Gourd Sales Area Outside Gordon Smith, 937-447-2845
Concessions Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661
Gourd Dinner Gordon Smith, 937-447-2845
Gourd Breakfast Abe Martin, 937-446-3624 and Gordon Smith, 937-447-2845
FOR SPECIFIC SHOW QUESTIONS, WRITE TO:
OHIO GOURD SOCIETY, INC.
P.O. Box 664
Greenville, OH  45331
OR CONTACT;
Show Chairperson: Bruce Barber, 740-965-4661
Email: ohiogourd@hotmail.com