Vendor Information

The Show Me Gourd Society would like to invite you as gourd artists, gourd farmers, and commercial gourd supplier vendors to join us for the 2023 Show Me Gourd Society Festival at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center, 3001 N. Grant Springfield, Mo 65803 from April 15–16, 2023. This year we will be accepting vendor proposals from woodworkers, Mixed Media arts, weavers, and other artists that use techniques which may be also used on or accent gourd art. Workshops will also be held Friday, April 14.

We are excited to host this event and look forward to having you join us. Along with the vendors, there will be classes, demos, and a competition for all levels of gourd artists, following AGS guidelines.

Important things to know:

  • Booth Fee: $75 includes one 10’ x 10’ space with no tables, 2 chairs, 2 admission bands, and Springfield City License fee. Any extra booth spaces beyond three (3) will only be $35.00 per 10x10 ft. space!!
  • Hours of the festival open to the public: April 15–16, 2023—Saturday 8:00am until 5:30pm and Sunday 10:00am until 3:00pm. 
  • Vendor set-up is on Thursday April 13 from noon until 3:30pm and Friday April 14 starting at 8:00 am.
  • Tables and extra chairs must be preordered: $10.00 per table and $2.00 per chair.
  • Electricity is free. You will need to bring your own electrical cords and cover any exposed cords. Please let us know if you plan to use electricity.
  • Booth Tables should be skirted.
  • This year vendors may represent other art forms, techniques, and supplies beyond gourd art. Artisans will be juried. The Show-Me Gourd Society competition will continue to be gourd art as it's focus.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Toni Mickle —