Delaware is set to become the epicenter of gourd aficionados as the 60th Annual Ohio Gourd Show makes its illustrious return. Presented by The Ohio Gourd Society, Inc., at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, this tradition-rich event opens its gates from October 6 to 8, inviting visitors to indulge in a weekend full of whimsical gourd-related activities under the theme “Gourdians of the Galaxy.”
Delving into the Gourd Galaxy: A Three-Day Itinerary
Friday, October 6: A Soft Opening The show kicks off on a soft note at noon, allowing early birds to engage in various workshops from 9 AM., while gourd entry tags become available for exhibitors. The grounds buzz with activity till 5 PM as attendees explore vendor stalls, partake in “make it and take it” gourd crafts, and relish the opening day of a gourd-centric universe. The day caps off with an OGS Membership Meeting, aligning the gourd community for the exciting weekend ahead.
Saturday, October 7: The Competition Heats Up As dawn breaks, the anticipation reaches a crescendo with the fairground opening to the public at 9 AM. The competitive spirit is palpable as gourd entry tags for competition are distributed, and exhibitors hurriedly place their entries before the 11 AM deadline. Post-judging of competitive entries, attendees delve into an afternoon filled with workshops, lasting until the closing bell at 5 PM. The day’s gourd festivity culminates in a heartwarming Gourd Dinner and Awards ceremony at 6 PM.
Sunday, October 8: Last Call in the Gourd Galaxy The final day beckons attendees for one last gourd hurrah. From 10 AM, the fairground is abuzz with vendor sales, demonstrations, and “make it and take it” crafts, providing a last chance to immerse in the gourd extravaganza until the curtain falls at 4 PM, marking the close of a memorable 60th Ohio Gourd Show.
Crafting a Gourd Legacy: A Closer Look
Admission, Parking, and Venue The tradition of free admission and parking continues, embodying the community spirit of the Ohio Gourd Show. The Delaware County Fairground, located at 236 Pennsylvania Avenue, encapsulates the perfect venue for celebrating the love for gourds and gourd art.
A plethora of gourd art, crafts supplies, and special programs await attendees, with demonstrations, workshops, and presentations illuminating the diverse world of gourds and gourd art throughout the weekend.
The Ohio Gourd Show, a cherished tradition, promises a weekend packed with learning, competition, and community engagement. Whether a gourd enthusiast or someone curious about the gourd world, the 60th Annual Ohio Gourd Show offers a unique blend of tradition and fun.