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 28-29, 2024
    Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Workshops begin on Friday June 27, 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 and descriptions, workshops, vendors and more.

Calling workshop instructors and vendors

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

To enter the Festival go around to the "back" side to park and enter.