Welcome to the Idaho Gourd Society. We were first organized in 1998 and we are celebrating our eighteenth anniversary, this year, 2016.
The purpose of the Idaho Gourd Society is to create a fun, friendly, and relaxed environment where gourd enthusiasts in Idaho can get together and create gourd art. We are dedicated to the education and instruction of those interested in gourd history, cultivation, painting, crafts, and fine gourd art. We offer you an opportunity to participate in classes, festivals, shows, and competitions. From beginner to expert, we have something for everyone.
Nampa Farmer’s Market June 11th - Gourd Day - 9:00 - 1:00 new address “Longbranch Parking Lot at Front and 13th. Adjacent to the former location at Lloyd Square“
The Market is featuring the Idaho Gourd Society today at 10:00 with presentations from club members. Demonstrations on creating the numerous ways to use or decorate a gourd will be on going until 1:00 PM.
Gourds can be made into birdhouses, bowls, musical instruments, thunder drums, lamps, vases, the uses are endless. They can be painted, carved, wood burned, and dyed with leather dyes or ink dyes. Water colors, acrylics, oils, colored pencils, and pit pens can be used to add color to the art work.
Birdhouse gourds will available for children of all ages to decorate and take home. FREE