Welcome to the World of Gourds

The Show-Me Gourd Society (SMGS) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1997. We are the XI Chapter of the American Gourd society (AGS) which oversees more than 25 state chapters in the nation.  Our purpose is to support the arts by promoting the gourd art medium. We do this by encouraging youth and adults to learn about gourd art through our festival workshops, competition, and patch meetings. Our organization is made up of people who love to share their talents with gourds.

Bookmark our website for quick reference! showmegourdsociety.org 

Plan now to attend the 2023 Show-Me Gourd Society Gourd Art Festival — Gourd Tails!

Open to the public April 15–16, 2023
    Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Workshops will begin on Friday April 14, 2023


    Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

Central Buildings Event Center
    3001 N. Grant Ave. 
    Springfield, MO

Bill Decker

Best of Show 2022 and

Gourd Artist of the Year 2022-23 


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