November 04 – 05, 2017 (Recurring Daily)
Times: Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 10am-4pm
Venue: Holshouser Building at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
Admission: Adults: $ 2; Free for children under 16
This festival features displays of gourds from around the world, special gourd workshops and vendors of dried gourds, gourd seeds, gourd crafts, gourd art, books, t-shirts and crafting supplies. A variety of competitive categories are awarded ribbons and prizes. There is a live auction on Saturday at noon and also a free gourd crafting table for kids. Details about the festival, a listing of gourd crafting workshops and information on how to enter the competitions are on the web site.