Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gourd Festival 2010 was a success!!!

This year's (10th) gourd festival was definitely the best ever.
For a small town (max 350) this was a big festival with over 400 visitors. Among them people from Canada, California, Illinois and other states.
The vendors showed a big variety of gourd art and there were a lot of raw gourds for sale. Our face painter Carol and fortune teller (with gourd cards) Alice were still painting and telling after the festival closed down at 3:00 pm. Kids and adults were lined up. The silent auction was also a success.
An award was given to the 'Gourd Mother' Cris Coffey, one of the founders of this festival and coordinator for all 10 years. A big thank you to her!
To celebrate this, we had our own Gourd Festival Calendar 2011 for sale:
With pictures of all the Gourd Festivals from 2000-2009.
The Gourd Goddess of this year, Tory, did a great job on her gourd costume as did a lot of others who were in the parade. Funny gourd hats and gourd bra's were shown in the biggest parade ever organized by Lou. Thank you, gal!
I want to thank everybody who made this such a success: the organisers, volunteers, parade participants, gourd artists, Miso, our sound man and visitors. Thank you all!
Picture: Jester, Gourdy and Gourd Goddess Tori:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Calendar - 10th year Castle Valley Gourd Festival Oct 16, 2010

To celebrate the 10th year we designed a calendar. It will be for sale at the festival for $ 20,-  Twelve pages with pictures of all 9 years. You might be in it! Pre-order (it's a limited edition) by email:

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Castle Valley Gourd Festival 2010

Come celebrate this 10th year anniversary of our
                  CastleValley Gourd Festival
 Saturday, October 16, 2010
 Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Castle Valley Community Lot, Castle Valley, Utah (17 miles N.E. of Moab)
  Free admission (for lunch: please, do bring a potluck dish)

Celebrate the beauty and versatility of hard shelled gourds and gourd art. Come, play and celebrate this 10th year with us in these unique surroundings.

8:00 - 10:00 am - Set Up 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Displays of gourd art and raw gourds *
                                  Kids booth * Hands-on booth * Demos *
                                  Maté * Silent Auction * Live music * Gallery *
                                  Face painting * Puppet Show * Fortune Telling
12 noon     - Parade
12:30 pm   - Potluck Lunch (please, do bring your favorite dish)
2:30 pm     - Awards
3:00           - Take Down & Clean Up

There is no fee to show and sell your gourd art or raw gourds. Because of this,
No other vendors, please. Bring your own set-up for your gourd display (it may be windy).
-  Feel free to demonstrate your gourd technique.
-  Consider donating a piece to the silent auction.
-  Think of making some $5 - $10 items.

GOURD GALLERY is looking for extraordinairy gourd items to display: traditional and contemporary design, international gourd art, utilitarian gourds, or a favorite piece you have created.
Contact: Alice : 435-259-8274 or Yrma : 435-259-0147

Bring or come and make your own gourd instrument and join the band.
No gourd instrument, but you play some instrument, come and join the band or create your own.

will be available at the festival for $20.- A nice memory of the previous 9 years of Gourd Festival. Hey, you might be in it!!!
To pre-order the calender, call or email Yrma (see contact page)