Sunday, October 19, 2014


The festival yesterday was a big success!

I thought we did a good job at announcing, for the second year, that pets are NOT allowed on the festival terrain. Unfortunately not everybody noticed the NO DOGS signs, our posts and signs on Face Book and our blog or the festival posters. We heard that there have been 3 dogs for sure at the festival.
One little Castle Valley kid got bitten by one of these dogs and that is NOT okay at all.
We do not want to police around, but next year we will have to and will. We do not want another accident with dogs.
This is a family event with lots of little children and no matter how nice your dog is, you CANNOT bring it to the festival. We have a nice dog too, but she stays home.
Let's all work together to have a fun festival without any unnecessary injuries.
Thank you.

We are sorry for this strict note, but it had to be said.

On a more fun note: we are gathering the festival photos and as soon as they are all in we will select the best ones and post it to this blog and even more on Picassa.
But here's one already of this year's Gourd Goddess Jazmine and Gourdy:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Election season

We realize it is election time, but we cannot allow campaigning. We are on the Town of Castle Valley lot where campaigning is not allowed. Also off the lot we do not want any political activity, after all it is the Gourd Festival and we'd like to keep it that way. NO politics, please. Thank you!
Let's just have FUN!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

One more week to go!

Are you all getting ready for the Gourd Festival in Castle Valley?
Maybe having a booth the show and sell your gourd art, or loan us a piece for the day to put in our Gallery/Museum?

Maybe you want to be part of our parade at noon in some crazy gourd outfit, hat or other gourd piece? Anyway, it is going to be fun! 
Do remember to leave your beloved pet at home, pets are not allowed on the town lot where the festival will be held. Exception: service dogs.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

October 18!

We are printing the invitations and posters right now for the Oct 18th Castle Valley Gourd Festival!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Gourd Festival 2014

This year's Castle Valley Gourd Festival will be on Saturday, October 18!

Monday, November 11, 2013

2013 Gourd Festival, a success!

This year's gourd festival was another successful one! With 16 artists showing their fantastic gourd art.
Tricia Ogilvy was this year's Gourd Goddess:

Here are some more photos:

One of the gourd artists, Ivy Howard

Four of the former Gourd Goddesses, Laura, Yrma, Rebecca and Alice

Parade participants

and a great float!

the puppet show with singing puppets

Kids' Tent

Face painting

You can  find and download more photos at CVGF 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Service Dogs

We mentioned earlier that dogs (pets in general) are not allowed on the festival terrain anymore, but we do make an exception for service dogs.