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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 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

Comment by Cara Bevan on May 1, 2011 at 10:00am
Hello! I'm a young artist from Trinity NC looking for good venues to show my gourd art. Just reading a little has given me some great insight! Glad to be a part of this group.
Comment by Mary Ann Rood on March 16, 2011 at 3:40pm

We'd love to see everybody at our chapter events.

March 19: The spring meeting of the North Carolina Gourd Society will be 1:30-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011 in the first floor auditorium of the Durham Main Library located at 300 N. Roxboro St. in Durham, NC.

This is our annual seed sharing meeting. Free seeds! Bring your seeds to swap too. Also, Sherry Briscoe will teach us the basics of one-stroke painting.

For driving directions go to http://www.ncgourdsociety.org/


April 02: GOURD DAY at the NC FARMERS' MARKET in RALEIGH Located off the Lake Wheeler Road exit of I-40 in Raleigh. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be set up with growers and crafters showing and selling their wares to the public. Come out and meet us and learn all about our favorite vegetable.

April 30: TRIAD GOURD DAY at the PIEDMONT FARMERS' MARKET Located off Sandy Ridge Rd. near Greensboro (just off I-40), we plan to be there from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Eager gourd crafters and suppliers will have both raw and crafted gourds for sale and would love to meet you and introduce you to our hobby.


I'll be happy to email you a copy of our spring newsletter if you send your email to me at lagenaria@yahoo.com. I promise not to do anything else with your email.


Mary Ann, Editor, NC Gourd News

Comment by Robyn Goode on September 14, 2010 at 8:46am
This was the first time I had a chance to go to the NC Gourd show it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed seeing all the gourd work.
Comment by Catherine Devine on April 21, 2010 at 8:47am
Hi Shelly,
Glad the Tennessee show was worth the travelling. Doing all that alone was quite a job.
Comment by Shelly Nowik on April 21, 2010 at 6:52am
Great seeing you at the Indiana Gourd Show. I am researching carrying your book as part of my gourd sales for the next batch of shows coming up in the next few weeks. Tennessee turned out to be a successful show for me and the ladies were very charming to me and and my business. Shelly
Comment by Catherine Devine on April 20, 2010 at 6:40pm
Hi everyone,
Looking forward to seeing everyone again this September. We love coming down to Raleigh in September.

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