Capital Woodcarvers and CGS Annual Wood & Gourd Competition  
May 2 & 3, 2015

This is a CGS Competition within the woodcarver competition.
The competition will be judged by AGS Judges.

There are six gourd categories for gourds within the Woodcarver's Competition.
Gourd Burning
Gourd Coiling
Gourd Distinctly Different
Gourd Filigree/carving
Gourd Jewelry
Gourd Painted.

Download Competition and Show Application

For complete details visit the Capital Woodcarver's Website at: http://capitalwoodcarvers.com

Barbara will be excepting mailed entries and is the contact person to answer any question.
Barbara Rippetoe
(916) 988-6599 
Check back for complete shipping details.

6th Annual Gourdstock 2015 
Sponsored by the San Diego County Gourd Artists


9am - 5pm
Saturday, September 19
Sunday, September 20


Bates Nut Farm
15954 Woods Valley Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082

Thursday - Sunday
September 17-20

San Diego County Gourd Artist is a non-profit organization. We are a chapter of the California Gourd Society and the American Gourd Society. Our purpose is to interact with fellow gourd enthusiasts by sharing knowledge and techniques of carving, decorating, and embellishing gourds.  We invite you to attend our classes to learn about gourd art and meet teachers, vendors and make new friends. 

Activities and Events
  Gourd art, supplies, and fine craft vendors
  Classes – exciting and new!
  Dry camping available
  Picnic area


For more information

We are currently seeking teachers please contact SDCGA directly for details.

Davis Ranch Gourd Festival -2015 

September 25-27, 2015

CA Gourd Art Competition Rules, Guidelines, Divisions and Categories  Handout
(Handout should be ready by early Feb 2015)

Pre Festival Classes

Interested in teaching contact Davis Ranch directly.



California Gourd Society Retreat at the Highland Springs Resort  

Highland Springs Resort
10600 Highland Springs Ave, Cherry Valley, California 92223
Here is a map of the grounds

Thursday October 1- Sunday October 4, 2015

This statewide event is open to all CGS members.
It’s a wonderful opportunity that CGS is providing it members.

Download 2-Page Invitation with Registration Form or Registration Form Only

Confirmed Guest List as of 01/21/15

 Please come and play!

 This is an all Inclusive three day, three night Package includes: Room, 7 meals, welcome goodie bag, and several art project kits plus 2 mini classes. We will have a Trading Post with items that the members can bring to sell and trade. CGS Raffle to fund future Retreats and several Demo stations for you to try out new techniques. Plenty of time to work on your own projects or enjoy the many hiking trails and beautiful grounds if you choose.  Hurry Space is limited.

Thursday October 1—Sunday October 4

  •     Thursday: Arrival Check In at 3 PM, Pool Side Meet and Greet.
  •     Friday: Standard Buffet-style Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  •     Saturday: Standard Buffet-style Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  •     Sunday: Room Check out Noon, Conference Room check out 4:00 pm.  Standard    Buffet style Breakfast Only

Note: There will be an Event Waiting List, but no guarantees someone will be available if you cancel.

 **Triple Rooms only if a roommate cancels you will have to upgrade and pay the added double rate ($35 or $65).

 Please know if you are booking a Triple you will be sharing a bed.
Rates are Per Person

 Cottages have either 2 single beds or 1 queen and 1 single bed for 1-3 persons (wireless but no TV)

 $325 Cottage Per Person Double
 $290 Cottage Per Person Triple ** (Note: 3 roommates must be listed and deposit must be made at the same time)

 Deluxe Inns have 2 queens (TV & wireless)

 $360 Deluxe Inn Per Person Double 
 $295 Deluxe Inn Per Person Triple ** (Note: 3 roommates must be listed and deposit must be made at the same time)

        We are excepting full payment and deposits with PayPal for Double Occupant in the Deluxe Inn and Cottages. 
        After you make you payment please email or mail your registration form. We will have the option to pay your balance or make payment with PayPal in April


Deluxe Inn Double Deposit Per Person $100
Cottage Double Deposit Per Person $100
                        or pay in full below

Cottage Double Per Person $325
Deluxe Inn Double Per Person $360
Questions Regarding Rooms: Mary Bliss at email editorgoldengourd@yahoo.com  
Questions Regarding CGS Retreat: Sherry Hunga-Moore at email florashm@aol.com

This is a wonderful opportunity for "Teachers and Supply Vendors" that usually work the festivals, to take your work hat off and put you play hat on!

If you are currently not a member and would like to join us. Our Membership is $20 per year go to: http://www.californiagourdsociety.com/Join-Us.html


The Calabash Club of Silicon Valley - 4th Annual Gourd Festival 

Oct  2015. 
Held at Uesugi Farms,14485 Monterey Rd. San Martin, CA 95046.

Website: www.GourdFest.com

 Vendor inquiries: gourdwalker@gmail.com

Download Class Catalog