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.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Parade or other

Decorate yourself with a gourd hat or necklace and join the parade or just have fun with it at the festival!

Count Down

We are getting ready for the upcoming Gourd Festival this Saturday, October 19th in Castle Valley, Utah.
We do have to stress, and I am sorry to say, pets are not allowed anymore on the festival terrain.
So please, leave your beloved pet at home.

Weather forcast looks good!
I am happy to announce that there will be a special puppet show with singing puppets!

Exciting for all is this year's Gourd Goddess, what will she look like? We don't even know yet.

Come and have fun with us, enjoy beautiful gourd art and maybe you can bring and loan us a special gourd piece for the day to show at our Gallery table.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Castle Valley Gourd Festival 2013!
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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Save the date!

The 2013 Castle Valley Gourd Festival will be on Saturday, October 19th.

Gourd Festival 2012 was a success with a rockin' Gourd Goddess

Visitors, volunteers and artists thank you all for making the 11th festival of 2012 a success.
We had 350 to 400 visitors for the festival and 200 people at the potluck lunch.
The chili was donated by Red Cliffs and then there tables with all the goodies brought in by the visitors.
A feast as always!
As was the festival, with lots of different gourd art and gourd displays.
It was the most gorgeous day with blue sky, sun and hardly any wind!. The latter very important because gourd don't weight much once they are dried. They tend to blow of the display table easily and break or crack on the pavement. Something you want to avoid as gourd art artist and lover.

This years Gourd Goddess was our town clerk Ali Fuller and she was very organic looking with her gourd dress, including the cradle-board for the new-born gourd baby. A humorous follow-up on the 'pregnant' Gourd Goddess from 2010  (We skipped the festival in 2011).

Thanks to local Tricia Ogilvy we had a puppet show. She and her son Whiley, who has a great opera voice, entertained both kids and adults with a story about a singing dragon.

Children on bikes wearing cute gourd hats, created during a workshop organized by Faylene Roth, were  leading the parade, followed by Gourdy our gourd giant. Materials for the workshop were donated by Wabi Sabi in Moab!

No parade without the Town's fire trucks with their sirens and a refreshing water spray .......

A colorful float......... 

The Gourd Goddess 

and the local's with their tractors....... 

No Gourd Festival without the official 'Royalty Portrait':

Carol Delaney had a line of kids waiting to be face-painted

And of course, no festival with festive folks:
Our loyal GJ ladies (up) and some of the locals: 

For more photos go to: CVGF 2012