Idaho Gourd Society

                                                  Rho Chapter of the American Gourd Society

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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.


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 First Place Winner - Chris Peters

I was inspired by what my country's flag represents to me--liberty, freedom and independence. Here is my entry: The Liberty Bell.


           Annual Picnic and Theme Gourd Contest

                         July 9, 2016

                Forever Red, White, and Blue

The Idaho Gourd Society has an annual picnic each July. We have a popular gourd art contest based on the year's theme. This year's theme was ' Forever Red, White and Blue'.