Hello Gourd Friends,
It was a hard decision to cancel the 2021 GourdFest, but safety had to be the first concern and we felt we could not control the environment enough to ensure the
safety of our members, vendors and festival attendees. We will miss visiting all
our gourd friends and seeing the amazing gourd projects you’ve created. But we
are going to have a bigger and better GourdFest in 2022.
We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Georgia GourdFest will be held on October 21-23 with set up on the 20th. We are excited about the later date for 2022 as the weather should be cooler and becomes a true fall festival.
The venue for the 2022 festival will again be the Kiwanis Fairgrounds in Griffin, Georgia.
Please stay tuned as more plans are announced and be sure to mark your calendars now for OCTOBER 20-23, 2022 – GEORGIA GOURDFEST.
Thank you and save the date,
2021 Event and Show Committee
Troy Tatum, Chairman
Our society holds two gourd education days (GED) and one show each year to educate the public about the growing and uses of gourds. The GED's feature educational and historical information, workshops and demonstrations, make 'n take projects, tutorial handouts and vendors selling supplies and raw gourds. Our show features gourd competition, classes for all levels of experience, demonstrations, educational and historical displays; and handouts, make it 'n take it projects; and vendors selling raw gourds, apparel, supplies, artwork and crafts.