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Illinois Gourd Society

Website: http://illinoisgourdsociety.org/
Members: 28
Latest Activity: Sep 4, 2013

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Morton Arboretum 8 Replies

Are any of you planning on vending or teaching this October at Morton Arboretum?  If so, what week ends and what classes are you planning?

Tags: October, Chicago, MA, Arboretum, Morton

Started by Liz Drake. Last reply by Bonnie Adams Jun 27, 2010.

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Comment by Bonnie Adams on September 4, 2013 at 5:15pm

Hi, IL Gourders! Come and join us at "A Gourdgeous Day in the Country" Gourd Festival, Sept 28th 2013. Everything is FREE!, except artists vendor booth items, breakfast,lunch and drinks(unless you bring your own picnic lunch), bake sale items and raffle tickets. Some of the free offerings are admit to the fest, gourd games including Gourd Disc Golf, Mini-Gourd Races and Gourd Seed Toss, make-n-take(kids and adults), face painting,  4 gourd mini-classes morning and afternoon, parking(and walking), Fall photo settings, the Hats and Bling Booth, tours of the gourd arbors, and more! Follow the signs from RT 6 to rural Orion, IL. Open 9am-4pm on Saturday, Sept 28th! Kids can get a hot dog and chips for $1! Bring a non-perishable food item(per person) for a local pantry and get a free raffle ticket, a chance of winning one of two GREAT raffle prizes! Sign up for free door prizes! Just come and join us for a gourdgeous day in the country!

Comment by Judy Herring on May 8, 2013 at 6:45am

This festival is great.  I went last year and had a lot of fun!  Don't miss it!

Comment by Bonnie Adams on April 30, 2013 at 11:52am

2013 Invitation for IL Gourders and others! Mark your calendars for the September 28th 6th Annual A Gourdgeous Day in the Country Gourd Festival, 9:00am - 4:00pm (4th Saturday in Sept every year)

Follow the signs to rural Orion, IL for a day full of fun. Lots of FREE activities for the whole family, free gourd games, free demos on gourd crafting morning and afternoon, free Make-N-Take for all, free addmission, free parking, tour the gourd arbors, take your pics at many fall venues, visit the gourd hat venue for another photo op, count the candy corn to win the prize, visit the food vendors or bring your own picnic, kids! hot dog and chips for $1, gourd vendors, gourd art, door prizes, free kid's goodie bags to the first 150!, free reusable shopping bag until they run out, a puppet show? and so much more!!! Join in the fun and come and see us!

The Quad City Area Gourd Patch puts this gourd fest on the last Saturday in September every year! May the sun gourds shine down on us at Whispering Winds Ranch, 3316-N1600, Orion, IL!

Comment by Bonnie Adams on August 12, 2012 at 10:49pm

Another invitation for Illinois gourders:

Mark your calendars! Saturday, Sept 22, 2012, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A Gourdgeous Day in the Country Gourd Festival

Follow the signs to rural Orion, IL for a day full of fun. Lots of FREE activities for the whole family, free gourd games, free demos on gourd crafting, free Make-N-Take for all, free addmission, free parking, tour the gourd arbors, take your pics at many fall venues, visit the gourd hat tree for another photo op, count the candy corn, visit the food vendors or bring your own picnic, kids! hot dog and chips for a dollar, gourd vendors and so much more!!! Join in the fun and come and see us! Quad City Area Gourd Patch

Comment by Bonnie Adams on August 8, 2012 at 4:30pm

Hi, Illinois Gourders, There is a program this Sunday, August 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Quad Cities Botanical Center, Rock Island, IL.  Cost is $5.00 if you are a Senior or $6.00 for the rest of you. Children under 12 are free.  The program is "Gourd"opedia - Special Edition - The History and Mystery of Gourds  -  by Roxie and Dallas DeShane. The journey of  a gourd covers thousands of years.  How did they get here?  Where are > they from?  Why don't the gourds that are growing, look like the ones I planted?  How do the garden surroundings influence gourd genetics > for generations to come?  From necessary vessels to artwork in your > home - learn how gourds have evolved - from their past to the present.

Comment by Bonnie Adams on March 4, 2012 at 3:26pm

Oops! That should read "Northeast of Galena, IL"

Comment by Liz Drake on March 4, 2012 at 2:04pm

Can't wait this is truly a unique event not to be missed!

Comment by Bonnie Adams on March 4, 2012 at 7:18am

Fellow IL gourders, Mark your calendars for May 5th and 6th, 2012! The Northwest IL Gourd Festival takes place at Council Hill Station, Scales Mound, IL, approx. 8 miles Northwest of Galena, IL. Live music in the PM, gourd classes, wander the grounds and see the bluff where Chief Blackhawk addressed the Native People, fest is in the barn at the historic landmark, demonstrations, lots of gourd art, crafts, supplies and raw gourds. Grab a meal and a drink in the Station, Jaime will have the barbeque grill going!

Contact Carol Lawrence at cjvan@ hotmail.com

309 936 1179

Visit the IL Gourd Society webpage.

Comment by Bonnie Adams on September 8, 2011 at 2:03pm

Hi, IL Gourders,

Here is a link to our gourdfest flyer for The Gourdgeous Day in the Country, Sat 24 Sept.

Don't forget the ILGS Gourd Fest in Glencoe IL at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Sat ans Sun, Sept 17 & 18. See the Illinois Gourd Society web page for details.

http://webmail.frontier.com/service/home/~/Gourd%20flyer%202011%20-...

Comment by Bonnie Adams on August 27, 2011 at 10:07am
Hi, All you IL gourders! I want to invite you to a Gourdgeous Day in the Country Gourd Festival, Sept 24th, 2011, From 9:00-4:00pm. The fest takes place in rural Orion, IL at Roxie and Dallas DeShane's Whispering Winds Ranch on 1600N. Follow the signs from Rt 6 and Rt 150 to join us for a free and relaxing day. Bring your lunch and find a shady spot under the trees. Bring your camera for family pics around the many Fall venues. Play gourd games, work on a gourd project, or attend the many free demos. Visit our vendors for dried gourds, supplies and even art!
 

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