Annual Show-Me Gourd Art Festival

Start your planning—save the dates now! June 29–30, 2024 

New CITY, New BUILDING, New DATES... You don't want to miss this!!!

Open to the public June 29–30, 2024
    Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Workshops begin on Friday June 28, 2024

   Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center

   500 E. Elm St.   Lebanon, MO 65536


Free Admission and Parking



  • Nationally-recognized Gourd artists showing, selling and teaching
  • Vendors selling gourds, gourd supplies, gourd art, and embellishments
  • Dried gourds for sale
  • Workshops with teachers from around the USA
  • Artists Competition: Young Artist, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Master
  • AGS Competition and Honor Awards
  • Saturday night Awards Dinner 
  • Fine Art Raffle
  • Live auction - noon on Saturday
  • Silent auction

Watch for updates on the 2024 competition categories, workshops, vendors and more.

Calling workshop instructors and vendors

If you are interested in being a vendor at the Show-Me Gourd Festival June 28–30, 2024 contact Toni Mickle:


Gourd Society questions? Contact: Madonna Watermon, SMGS president

 SMGS Website questions? Contact: Lynda Roberson



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