The 78th Annual NC Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival takes place Saturday, November 9th, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 10th, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at NC State Fairgrounds, Holshouser Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
Tickets are $2, with kids under 16 admitted for free.
The festival features:
- Gourd workshops
- Displays of gourds from around the world
- Gourd competitions
- Gourd crafts for kids
- Silent auction
- Vendors of gourd seeds, crafts, art, books, t-shirts, crafting supplies, and gourds
This is a great opportunity to shop for a unique gift.
A variety of competitive categories are awarded ribbons and prizes. There is a live auction on Saturday at noon and a free gourd crafting table for kids.