78th Annual NC Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival

  • Dates: November 9, 2019 - November 10, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Presenting Organization: NC Gourd Society
  • Venue: North Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Phone: 919.996.9192
  • Times: Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 10am-4pm
  • Admission: $2 for adults; kids under 16 free


The festival features displays of gourds from around the world, special gourd workshops and vendors of dried gourds, gourd seeds, gourd crafts, gourd art, books, t-shirts and crafting supplies. Great holiday presents. A variety of competitive categories are awarded ribbons and prizes. There is a free gourd crafting table for kids. Details about the festival, a listing of gourd crafting workshops and information on how to enter the competitions are on our website.