Looking for something really different to do? Visit the 4th Annual Gourd Festival hosted by San Diego County Gourd Artists and California Gourd Society groups in Southern California. Free admission and free parking. Classes, gourd art and crafts exhibits and sales, vendors, demonstrations, make and takes, raw gourds for sale, petting zoo, shaded grass, dry RV camping, gift shops, and more!
For the first time this year, San Diego County Gourd Artists is proud to host the California Gourd Society Gourd Art Northern Competition and Show 2013.
Gourd art involves creating works of art using hard-shell gourds as an art medium. Gourd surfaces may be carved, painted, sanded, burned, dyed, and polished. Gourd decoration, including pyrography, is an ancient tradition in Africa and Asia as well as among the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Gourd crafting and painting has evolved from early hand carvings to the modern day use, by some, of electric wood burners and high-speed pen-shaped rotary tools that can be used to inscribe almost any design.
9:00 AM | Sunday June 30, 2013