80th Annual NC Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival

  • Dates: November 5, 2022 - November 6, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Presenting Organization: NC Gourd Society
  • Venue: Holshouser Building at North Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Phone: 919.696.0744
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Admission: $3 for adults; kids under 13, free


This 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 raffle and 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 at: www.ncgourdsociety.org/festival.html.