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North Carolina Gourd Society


North Carolina Gourd Society

Website: http://www.ncgourdsociety.org
Members: 34
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2014

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Taking Gourds to Events in NC 5 Replies

Putting final touches on some gourd instruments and display art for two upcoming festivals in the Sandhills of NC: The Buggy Festival in CarthageSaturday, May 7th…Continue

Started by Dan DeBruler. Last reply by Dan DeBruler May 2, 2011.

nc gourd member 5 Replies

I am a member of the nc gourd soc. I would like to be on this site

Started by Naomi Jean Foust. Last reply by Naomi Jean Foust Nov 8, 2010.

A Great Success 2 Replies

Well the North Carolina Show was a great success.  We were in the smaller venue at the State Fairgrounds and I think it was a very wise decision because it was "size appropriate" (in other words we…Continue

Started by Shelly Nowik. Last reply by Catherine Devine Sep 15, 2010.

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Comment by Sonja Wainwright on March 3, 2014 at 6:54am

does anyone know of someone willing to help me learn gourd carving with a dremel or other carving tool?  I am willing to pay for some lessons and on the instructors time frame?  I am dying to learn to carve and woodburn and  have it look good.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Comment by Christine Pace on October 15, 2013 at 4:59pm

Hi Sheri - Now that the Holiday season is almost here many will be doing shows with their gourd art, however you should have a 'Patch that meets monthly somewhere near you?  I live in the Western NC mountains(Cedar Mountain)so attend the South Carolina gourd patch "Palmetto Gourd patch" that meets the 2ND Sat. of each month, in Lyman, SC, near Greer.  You could start planning on attending some very good gatherings with classes on just what you're interested in NEXT YEAR!: The Savannah show is the 3RD week in March(contact Charlotte Durrance), and the one-day Ghost Creek Gourd Fest is held the end of April in Laurens, SC at the Ghost Creek Gourd Farm(www.ghostcreekgourds.com) .  The first week in June is the very popular 4-day Cherokee Gourd Gathering in Cherokee, NC(www.gourdgathering.net) and finally there is a 2-day "Mountain Gourd Gathering" the 3RD week in August each year, right here in Cedar Mountain NC!  I'm the host and Marianne Barnes(Greenville SC) is co-host/web master.  See: http://mountaingourdgathering.weebly.com


Comment by Sheri Breitenbach on October 15, 2013 at 1:38pm

So angry at myself that I got interested in gourds the week AFTER the festival!  Are there any upcoming classes offered in NC on woodburning and carving gourds?  Thanks.

Sheri from Cary

Comment by Shawn Newton on July 5, 2012 at 7:46am

Does anyone know what a good source for springs and heads for thunder/spring drums?

Comment by Sharon Carl on June 16, 2012 at 2:54pm

does any one sell or know where you can buy gourds near Seagrove NC? Sharon

Comment by Robyn Goode on August 9, 2011 at 7:22pm

You have a good time and get back safe.  Maybe next year

Comment by Dan DeBruler on August 8, 2011 at 9:13am
I hate to miss this year's gathering. I'm headed to Ethiopia, and am flying back in on (*gulp*) September 11th.
Comment by Robyn Goode on August 8, 2011 at 8:57am
Hey, everyone we have a lot of new classes available on the North Carolina  website for our annual gourd festival for Sept 10 & 11 come a join the fun.
Comment by Shelly Nowik on July 26, 2011 at 1:56pm

The North Carolina Gourd Society will be celebrating their 70th Annual Festival this year on September 10 & 11.  In honor of this fabulous milestone the entrance fees have been drastically reduced.  

Member of NCGS:  FREE

Students taking a class during the festival:  FREE

New members signing up at the door: FREE

Children under 16: FREE

Adults and Seniors: $2  (previously $4 & $3)

Check out the website for the our new competition categories.

New teachers teaching new classes and techniques. 

Live auction on Saturday at noon.


The theme this year:  "Fall Into Gourds"...get your pieces ready!


We are really looking forward to seeing you there.  


Shelly Nowik, President, NCGS

Comment by Robyn Goode on May 1, 2011 at 6:01pm

I Cara I having been doing gourd art for 5 years

I teach art for the NC Gourd Society in Winston at the Dixie Fair Grouds.  Come a join us if you can we will be meeting on the 17th of May at 6:30


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