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Wisconsin Gourd Society

Founded in 2005 the Wisconsin Gourd Society is now home to approximately 175 members. We have a spring festival, a fall membership gathering and classes every month throughout the year. A very fun group - join us!!!

Website: http://www.wisconsingourdsociety.org
Location: Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
Members: 41
Latest Activity: Feb 8

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WGS Festival Volunteers and Vendors 2 Replies

Hi all - we're still looking for volunteers to help with the festival on April 10th. If you can help, even for a short time, contact Barb Rothwell. We also have a couple spots open for vendors if…Continue

Tags: competition, application, volunteer, vendor, WGS festival

Started by terri schmit. Last reply by terri schmit Jan 16, 2010.

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Comment by Lorraine Benolken Hassel on June 16, 2014 at 7:04pm
Comment by Bonnie Adams on September 4, 2013 at 5:25pm

2013 Invitation for WI 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 10:48pm

Another invitation for Wisconsin 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 4:32pm

Hi, Wisconsin 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 terri schmit on April 26, 2011 at 5:07pm

Thanks Gary & Kathy. As you know, every member has something to give and it takes each of us to make the society a strong, welcoming and friendly group.. Thanks for all your help and involvement. You're great!

 

Comment by Gary Kvalheim on April 26, 2011 at 1:28pm
And hats off to you Terri and the others involved in organizing this great event.  Without people like you, dedicated to giving their all, it would not be possible!
Comment by Kristine Jacklin on April 26, 2011 at 4:36am
As the Manager at Holy Hill Art & Farm Market, we are still looking for gourd artists interested in exhibiting at our markets. 150 year old family farm homestead-80 arces of heaven!!  Please  check out our website at www.holyhillmarket.com You can also follow us on Facebook!  Kristine
Comment by terri schmit on April 25, 2011 at 3:31pm
Well it's a couple weeks since the Wisconsin Gourd Festival and now there's time to breathe! Thanks to all the great WGS members who brought their smiling faces to the festival, shared their beautiful art and helped to educate the general public on gourds! Olbrich Botanical Gardens, our host, had the largest foot traffic day in their history. We're growing and it's because of all the great members who are willing to share and make the society such a fun group. Hats off to all of you! Next year's festival is already scheduled: April 14, 2012. Same place -see you there!!
Comment by Kristine Jacklin on March 17, 2011 at 5:37pm
As the Manager at Holy Hill Art & Farm Market-I love gourd art and would like to find some Artists interested in exhibiting at our Markets.  Please contact me and check out our website www.holyhillmarket.com  Kindest Regards, Kristine
Comment by terri schmit on January 20, 2010 at 8:40am
hey all you wisconsin gourd society members! just look at us. we have 18 members in here, a number equal to arizona's group and we're keeping washington state on their toes. you're support is terrific!! fyi, festival work is moving along quite well right now. it's shaping up and looks like it'll be another blockbuster event this year!
 

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