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

Download One Page Handout (pictured below) 


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

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

Head on over to the Members Only Page and click on All Things Retreat 

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.

Only 3 Spaces Left!
Cottages Only $325 perperson

Cut off Date is September 27, 2015

Please contact Mary Bliss to verify availability at email editorgoldengourd@yahoo.com

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

 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. We will have a Trading Post with items that the members can bring to sell and trade. CGS Raffle to fund future Retreats. 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, 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

All Rates are Per Person - 2 people per room

 Cottages have 2 single beds (wireless but no TV or refrigerator
 $325 Cottage Per Person - Double Occupancy

        After you make you payment please email or mail your registration form. All monies are due by July 31, 2015. 

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 

October 10 & 11,  2015. 
Held at Uesugi Farms,14485 Monterey Rd. San Martin, CA 95046.

Website: www.GourdFest.com

 Vendor inquiries: a76betty@yahoo.com or download Vendor Application 

Classes October 9th and 10th Download Class Catalog 


  Baskets and Gourds - Containers of our Culture VI
April 22 - 24, 2016

Vendor Application  NEW
Check back for class catalog.