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Visit and join
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Gourd Artists Gathering!
Set-up and some earlybird activities on Thursday, May 29
Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
441 Sequoyah Trail
(right beside the Museum of the Cherokee Indian)
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2013 ACTIVITY COORDINATORS
Tribal Liaison: Darlene Whitetree (NC)
Vendor Coordinator: Harlan Groover (GA)
Class Registration: Marcia White (FL)
Auction: Sue D'Antonio (FL)
Raffle: Doris Trombley (NC)
Name Badge Contest: Mike & Michelle Thompson (MS)
Theme Gourd Contest: Jeannine Thames (KY) & Susan Byra (MS)
Silent Auction: Tina Handrop (GA)
Journal of Tutorials: Sandy Jordan (FL)
Swapportunity Items: Harlan & Elly Groover (GA)
Group Instrument Making Project:
Batt Battstone (IN/OH) and Bobby D'Antonio (FL)
Class Station Set-up: Renee Velzka (OH)
Electrical: Chuck Trombley
Creation Station: Sarah Kemp & Michael Winchester (LA)
Activity Photographer: Char Suda (NC)
Food Service will be provided by
the folks at
Creek Hollow Farms
No dogs are allowed on the Fair Grounds (except Service Dogs)
Classes are outside (under cover of roof or canopies)
Be prepared by packing clothing you can layer
If you would like to join our mailing list
to receive updates about the Gathering,
2014 Menus coming soon!
Here are the highlights of the menu at
The Gourd Eats Cafe!
Breakfast - 7:00 am till app 10:00 am
Biscuits available with Gravy , Eggs , Bacon , sausage , cheese or just butter and jelly.
Assorted pastries and fresh fruit .
Lunch - Served 11:00 am till 3:00 pm
Sandwiches: Ham, Turkey, Tuna salad, Chicken salad ~ available w/lettuce, tomato and cheese
Hot Dogs w/chili or slaw
Hamburgers w/ cheese or LTO
Salads: Chef, chicken salad or tuna
BBQ Pork Plate with your choice of Brunswick Stew or Baked beans, cole slaw and bread
Drink included with plate
Chicken Tenders, Green beans, Homemeade potato salad and bread
Assorted snacks available: chips, crackers, candy and pastries, along with Janice's homemade pound cake (lemon, black walut, butter pecan, plain) which is out of this world, plus brownies and several different kinds of homemade cookies!
Cherokee Gourd Artists Gathering
"Gourds of Oz"
May 30 - June 1, 2014
Follow the yellow brick road
to the Emerald City
in Cherokee, North Carolina
for a great weekend
of all things gourd!
Over 100 classes to choose from, a great variety of raw gourd vendors, gourd-related supplies and tools, along with a poppy field of fun contests and activities.
Beware of the Wicked Witch
with her flying monkeys
and duck when the trees start throwing apples at you!
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Gourd & photos courtesy of Sammie Crawford...