The Florida Gourd Society will hold its annual Gourd Festival in Melbourne this year at the Melbourne Azan Shrine Temple, 1591 W Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL (across from Eau Gallie High School) parking on site and also at First Baptist of Eau Gallie parking lot.
When: February 24 - 25 - 26; Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m; Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The residents of Brevard are invited to see what is going on in the Gourd World. It has grown so much over the years to become a fun craft for beginners as well as an elaborate medium for artists. This show draws gourd artisans from all over the United States, Canada and South America. Be sure to stop by the show, you'll be amazed.
~ GOURD EDUCATION DEMOS DAILY: cleaning, growing, crafting
~ SUPPLY VENDORS & CRAFTERS BOOTHS
~ GOURD GROWERS FROM ALL OVER THE SOUTHEAST
~ GOURD COMPETITION - EXHIBIT AREA OPEN SAT. & SUN. (exhibition area will start to close at 3:30)
STUDENT, NOVICE & MASTER DIVISIONS
~ GOURD CLASSES FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY - go online to see the classes that are available. There are classes in wood burning, painting, weaving, musical instruments, mobiles, purses and lots more. A flyer with all of the classes is available at the Art & Antique Studio Classroom and at Ralph's Art Supply Store on Highland Ave.
~ DINNER & GOURD AUCTION - FRI. & SAT. EVENING: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri. evening is a chicken dinner by Farinas Catering - includes dessert and drink
Sat. evening is a good ole southern BBQ outside with a special gourd musical presentation
~ DEBBIE MAKE IT AND TAKE IT KIDS CORNER
For more information, visit: flgourdsoc.org