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Spring gourd festival set

Spring gourd festival set

Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 8:00 pm

The Tennessee Volunteer Gourd Society will hold its sixth annual spring gourd festival, entitled Home Grown and Hand Made, at the Bledsoe Community Complex, located at 234 Allen P. Deakins Road in Pikeville, April 19-21.
The show is a good opportunity for the public to meet regional gourd artisans, crafts and growers. Admission to the event is free and RV parking is available on the grounds.
All products displayed and demonstrated will be “home grown” and “hand made.” Several gourd growers from the region will be displaying and selling a variety of gourds — all dried and ready for crafting. Crafters use gourds to make masks, decorative vessels, statues, seasonal ornaments and elegant objects d’art.
A ribbon competition will be held with 22 classes and judging by American Gourd Society certified judges according to the AGS judging criteria. There will be gourd crafting workshops and gourds are pyrography, pine needle weaving, silk dyes, acrylic painting and decoupage.
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Published in The Messenger 4.3.13

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