Celebrate the craftmanship and interesting history behind gourd art! Meet the gourd art experts in the Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society and browse displays of gourd art available for purchase. Fifteen gourd artisans from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania are scheduled to participate in the show and sale. Gourd art available for purchase includes luminaries, birdhouses, oil lamps, bowls, musical instruments, and ornaments. Raw gourds suitable for arts and crafts or decorating will also be available for purchase. While browsing displays of gourd art, event attendees will also have the opportunity to converse with expert gourd artisans about gourds and see several gourd artists demonstrating gourd art techniques. Winning entries in the event’s annual gourd competition will also be on view.
Free admission to the event. MSV admission fee applies to visit the gardens and galleries.
Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society (VLGS) is the official Virginia chapter of the American Gourd Society and has organized the Virginia Gourd Show, Sale & Competition for fifteen years. Based in Stephens City, the VLGS is dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of gourd gardening, encouraging the use of gourds in arts and crafts, and supporting gourd agriculture.
Sat, Nov 18 • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
MSV Members: Free