Idaho Gourd Society

                                                  Rho Chapter of the American Gourd Society

 Sheep - Peoples
   Choice Award
   IDGS Festival
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Welcome to the Idaho Gourd Society.  We were first organized in 1998 and we are celebrating our nineteenth anniversary, this year, 2017.


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.


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Our first CARVING FEST will be held on June 10th - The Carving Fest is now open to non-members The fee is $20.00 for a class. Members can still register for $10.00.  Contact Alan Sweeney  
459-3211 if you are interested in registering. Fee is due at time of registration and will be open until June 3rd.  

Ron Swank is taking orders for the name tag blank only. You will receive the name tag blank with your name etched in it ready for you to carve on your own. The cost for the nametag blank is $10.00. Please contact Alan if you would like to order a name tag blank with your name on it.



     Moon Light Dragonfly
  Class Full - waiting list available

              Carved Feather and Fruit
             Class has 1 spot available       

         Name Tag
    Spots still available

       Chip Carving
  Spots still available

      Carved Faux Basketry
  Spots still available

Click here for a pdf copy of the 2017 IDGS color brochure side one

Click here for a pdf copy of the 2017 color brochure  side two