KGS News March 2015


Are you ready for the next onslaught of snow? I've been trying to remind myself that it will be good for this year's gourd crop. We need the moisture, and melting snow raises the water table, making more water available to grow nice, big gourds... right? Now we just need some gourd-related advantage to shoveling all that snow! kgs tshirt logo 2015

Cabin fever brings dreams of the 2015 Kentucky Gourd Show. Take advantage of snowed-in time, and put that supply of gourds and crafting supplies to use working on entries for the 2015 show. Click on the ART SHOWS tab for inspiration on entry classes. There are 102 entry classes in the Adult division to chose from, and 37 dried gourd entry classes (plenty of time to get those dried gourds cleaned and ready for competition). Remember that our theme this year is "Gourd of the Reins". Entries in the three themed classes must feature anything controlled by reins or rein-related. Gourds must predominate. Any technique or combination of techniques may be used. There is a $15 first place prize and bragging rights in each of the three entry classes, AC01, AC02 and AC03.

Workshops have been added to the website. You can check them out under the WORKSHOPS tab and either register with PayPal or print out the registration form and send it in with your check or money order.  

We have had to postpone our AGS judges training event, so watch the calendar for the reschedule date and location. 

A great big thank you to Margie Jordan!  She is the artist who created our 2015 Gourd of the Reins show design seen above.  We appreciate you, Margie!


Happy Gourding!!