Educating the public about the importance of gourds.

The South Carolina Gourd Society and Ghost Creek Gourd Farm  hosted their 11th Annual Gourd Fest Saturday April 16th, 2016 in Laurens, SC at Ghost Creek Gourd Farm.  

 With some beautiful spring weather and a great turn-out of folks from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee the day was great and enjoyed by all. Eleven workshops provided a variety of classes including carving, wood burning, weaving, working with Quickwood & Paperclay, as well as paints, pens and inks.  The SCGS held a Raffle as well as a Sales Tent which raised funds for the Society.  Of course we all have to eat so what’s better than some good ole southern barbecue for lunch.  John Wilson, owner/operator of The Hungry Drover in Travelers Rest, SC, provided his delicious Barbecue.  The SC Gourd Society and Ghost Creek Gourd Farm are already planning and looking forward to the 2017 Ghost Creek Gourd Fest which will again be in April. 

A special "thanks" to our Workshop Instructors: Marianne Barnes, Cara Bevan, Betty Bloomfield,Sherry Briscoe, Reggie Eakin, Robyn Goode, and Debbie Wilson.

Our Make-n-Take Instructors Cass Meinardi and Kristie Hull "Thank You"