Annual Show-Me Gourd Art Festival

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If the team at Corwin Ford of Springfield asked you to picture an art class or workshop, you’d probably imagine a medium like paints or charcoal on some type of paper. But one Missouri group, the Show-Me Gourd Society, is on a mission to spread the word about another medium for creative expression: the gourd.

The Show-Me Gourd Society is one of several Gourd Societies across North America. Once a year, the organization hosts a weekend-long festival as a means to share their love of gourds as a medium of art, and to invite the public to join in and learn about the gourd possibilities.

The annual Show-Me Gourd Art Festival takes place this year on April 7th-8th at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds & Event Center. Admission is just $5 per adult, and children 12 and under enter for free. The weekend will be filled with gourd art workshops lead by artists from all over the country.

In addition to the workshops, there will be over 90 different classes of raw and crafted gourds in a judged competition. Members can enter their gourds, and visitors can also spend their time shopping at the many vendors who will be selling crafted gourds, gourds for crafting, books, tools, and more.

For a dealership experience just as unique as a gourd-based art festival, come visit us at Corwin Ford of Springfield, and get behind the wheel of a few vehicles with a test drive.

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