Educating the public about the importance of gourds.

The South Carolina Gourd Society and Ghost Creek Gourd Farm are sponsoring their  9th Annual Gourd Fest on Saturday          April 26, 2014 in Laurens SC.  Activities  will be at 2108 Ghost  Creek Road, Laurens SC from 8:30am - 5:00pm. 

  Join us for a fun day on the gourd farm. You'll find a listing of workshops being taught (cost and registration posted below) during the day as well as directions to the farm (posted with workshop pages). Lunch will also be available as well as vendors with gourds, crafting tools and supplies, along with crafted gourds for sale.                        Children's activities will also be available   For more information call 864-682-5251.

~~~We still have some Workshop openings so registration has been extended. E-mail Andrea at or call 864-862-5617 to check on  Workshop openings available.


Meeting of the SC Gourd Society Membership                                         April 26, 2014

The SC Gourd Society members will have a business meeting at 12:00pm during the mid-day break from workshops. The members will vote on changes to the By-Laws to include dropping the Historian office and replacing it with Society Photographer.                                           Elections will also be held for the offices of  Secretary, Web Editor and if By-Law changes approved, the Society Photographer Office.


Chauga Whittler, John Davis will be at the Gourd Fest on April 26 selling his tools and supplies.  To have him bring items you need contact him at and he will deliver to you at the Gourd Fest.

Directions to Ghost Creek Gourd Farm

Lodging Information: see bottom of page

                        Print and complete the registration form below to reserve your classes.     Please mail the completed form                                                                       and payment for classes to address on the form.  

Click on the Morning and Afternoon classes for information.

                               For a printable copy of the Registration Form click    Here
Lodging Information:

Hotels on I-385 Exit # 27 in Simpsonville (approx. 20 minute drive to the farm on I-385 exit # 10)                                                                       Nice selection of restaurants in this area. 

Hampton Inn  864-963-9292    3934  Grandview Dr.   Simpsonville SC                                                                                                                 Ouality Inn    864-963-2777    3755  Grandview Dr.   Simpsonville SC                                                                                                                     Holiday Inn Express  864-962-8500   3821  Grandview Dr.  Simpsonville SC                                                                                                 

Hotels on I-26 Exit # 52 near I-385 (approx. 20 minute drive to the farm which is just off I-385 exit # 10)                                                            Just a few restaurants in this area. 

                        Quality Inn    864-833-5558     12785 Hwy 56N.   Clinton                                                                                                                                      Comfort Suites      864-833-1800    12865  Hwy 56 N.  Clinton

Other hotels/motels are in this area but not recommended.