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Welcome!

Join Us for the 15th Gourd Art Festival!
Saturday, June 25th, 2011, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Welburn Gourd Farm in Fallbrook, CA


gourd folksIf you have yet to attend the Gourd Art Festival, you will be completely amazed at what you will see! gourd crowdOver 5,000 people are expected to attend this weekend's exciting show!

Come see the incredible works of gourd art, some valued as high as $6,500.00!

You'll enjoy over 35 exhibitor booths, activities like hands-on gourd crafting and live gourd art demonstrations, a selection of over 60,000 raw gourds, a relaxing Wine and Beer garden, delicious food and refreshments, and much more!

klay gourd art
2011 gourd festival brochure
Pictured above, Mark and Karen Klay pose with two of their gourd art pieces. The piece on the left, entitled "Our Lady of Peace," (valued at over $8,000!) is featured on the cover of this year's Festival brochure.

Here is just a sample of some of the amazing works of art created by some of this year's exhibitors:

gourd art by carrie dearing
Above, gourd Art by Carrie Dearing
gourd art by pamala redhawk
Above, gourd Lamp by Pamala Redhawk
gourd art by Dianne Connelly
Above, gourd art by Dianne Connelly
Gourd art by The Browning House
Above, gourd art by The Browning House
gourd art by sue brogden
Above, gourd art by Sue Brogden
gourd art by Rosario Wilke
Above, gourd Art by Rosario Wilke
gourd doll by Linda Noblitt
Above, gourd art by Linda Noblitt
gourd art by Mary Gehley
Above, gourd art by Mary Gehley
gourd art by Carol Wong
Above, gourd art by Carol Wong
gourd art by Barbara Hallman
Above, gourd art by Barbara Hallman
gourd art by Winberry Gourd Artists
Above, gourd art by the Winberry Gourd Artists
gourd art by George Nan
Above, gourd art by George Nan
gourd art by Grace Swanson
Above, gourd art by Grace Swanson
gourd art by Mary Geary
Above, gourd art by Mary Geary
gourd art by Pam Horn-Ross
Above, gourd art by Pam Horn-Ross
gourd art by Don and Candy Miller
Above, gourd art by Don and Candy Miller
gourd art by Ron Moore
Above, gourd art by Ron Moore
gourd art by Patrick Korch
Above, gourd art by Patrick Korch
gourd art by Barbara McDermott
Above, gourd art by Barbara McDermott
gourd art by Sandee Horan
Above, gourd art by Sandee Horan
gourd art by Mark and Karen Klay
Above, gourd art by Mark and Karen Klay
gourd art by Chritine chan
Above, gourd Art by Christine Chan
gourd art by Kristy Dial
Above, gourd art by Kristy Dial
gourd art by Gail Bishop
Above, gourd art by Gail Bishop
gourd art by Vickie Echols
Above, gourd art by Vickie Echols
gourd art by Tim and Donna Morris
Above, gourd art by Tim and Donna Morris
gourd art by Gloria Crane
Above, gourd art by Gloria Crane
gourd art by Linda Stryker
Above, gourd art by Linda Stryker
gourd art by Bill Colligen
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Gourd Festival Entrance

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Enter To Win Raffle
Above, festival goers fill out their free raffle ticket for a chance to win a $500 piece of gourd art. This year's Enter To Win piece is valued at $1500!

There will be a variety of activities at the festival. Everyone from children to centenarians will have something to enjoy:

Gourd Art and Supplies:

  • Over 30 exhibitors offering everything from fabulous works of gourd art to gourd books, tools, and supplies
  • With any purchase at the GourdMaster booth or store, receive a free 2011
    Gourd Art Calendar featuring amazing works of art by some of the best gourd artists in the country
  • With any $60 purchase at the GourdMaster booth or store, receive your choice of a Welburn Gourd Farm key chain OR our brand new DVD "Flower Gourd with Stipple Carving" (worth $9.95!)
Gloria Craneloria Crane

Stippled Carving with Flower Design

With any $60 purchase, get the new "Flower Gourd with Stipple Carving" instructional DVD free!

Stippled Gourd DVD

Live Demonstration
Live Demonstration

Activities:

  • A decked-out Crafting Arena offering both adult and children projects
  • In person, live demonstrations featuring various products and techniques for creating gourd art
  • Gourd art classes taught by some of the most highly-accomplished gourd artists in the country

Entertainment:

  • Multiple dance troupes performing authentic Hawaiian dancing
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Twisting
  • Psychic Palm and Tarot card readings
Hawaiian Dancers
Hawaiian Dancing
Gourd Hat Contest

Contests:

A Wide Variety of Refreshments:

  • The Beer & Wine Garden will offer draft beer and red and white wines
  • Fresh lemonade, sodas, water, cappuccinos, juice, smoothies...
  • Burgers, polish sausage, wood fired pizza, funnel cake, roasted almonds, sandwiches, Hawaiian BBQ, cotton candy, kettle korn, shaved ice, bacon dogs, pretzels, ice cream... plus much more!
Relax in the Beer & Wine Garden
Relax in the Beer & Wine Garden

Why is this our last festival? Because we are replacing the annual festival with events and activities year round! This includes new online gourd art classes, monthly art exhibitions, and our new Beginner's Workshop, where you can create a customized gourd Daniel Montanoproject just like you do at the festival's Crafting Arena! Instead of waiting all year for one event, now you can enjoy festival-type activities year round!

Pictured at right, gourd art by Daniel Montano

"Fantastic! I love to attend every year...I travel about 200 miles one way to attend and would not miss it!" - -Sandra Heinig, California City, CA

gourd art by Mark and Karen KlayCome join the fun!

You'll see some of the most spectacular gourd art ever created and see how a raw gourd bought for a few dollars can turn into an art piece worth thousands of dollars.
Pictured left, gourd art by Mark and Karen Klay

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"Absolutely awesome...everyone raved about what an incredible
experience it was...the food was great...the art was AMAZING
and the atmosphere magical..."
-Cynthia Jacobs, Long Beach, CA

Carrie Dearing

Dreamcatcher gourd by Carrie Dearing

To see more incredible artwork visit the photo gallery page -- click here!

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