Decatur, Ala. – Featuring gourds of all shapes and sizes, the annual Alabama Gourd Show is a shopper’s delight for those in search of beautiful, unique pieces of art. The 14th annual event, hosted by the Alabama Gourd Society, is set for October 20-21, 2012 and is expected to attract hundreds of artisans, crafters, and growers to Cullman where they will display their works of art to the public.
During the two-day event, the public is invited to mingle with gourd artisans, look at a variety of arts and crafts made from gourds, take part in one of several gourd art crafting classes, and learn something new as gourd artists demonstrate their gourd art techniques. Children can decorate their own gourd to take home as a souvenir.
Fifteen gourd art crafting classes, where participants make their own handcrafted gourd, will be offered on Saturday at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 11 a.m. To register for a class, go to www.alabamagourdsociety.org and click on Classes.
The Alabama Gourd Show theme for 2012 is “Gourd Round Up.” Admission is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult, and admission includes a tour of the ribbon competition exhibit hall. Show hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All activities take place in the Cullman Civic Center, located at 510 Fifth Street Southwest in Cullman.
For more information, visit www.alabamagourdsociety.org or contact Show Chair Pam Montgomery at 256.355.4634.