Competitions

California Gourd Society Gourd Art Competitions and Shows

The purpose of the CGS Gourd Art Competition is to challenge CGS members to create new art and develop new ideas for gourd art which fulfills the requirements of a show category. 

We are very pleased that all the hard work over the years has grown into a partnership with our patches and other art and woodworking organizations and well as several CA County Fairs and the CA State Fair.

For 2019 we hope to continue to have two competitions in the state. Each is open to all members and non members we encourage you to participate in both, you will need a new gourd entry for each of the competitions that you plan to enter in.

Entering is a great opportunity to display your expertise, your love of gourd art, and to stretch your imagination to new heights.  Review the rules and categories from the links below and find the category that speaks to you and ENTER!  It's just that easy!


Updated 03/30/2019

October 19 & 20 - Southern California Gourd Art Show and Competition 2019
Hosted by Orange County Gourd Society in collaboration with Orange County Carvers Guild

Updated 02/08/19 
October 12-13 - California Bay Area Gourd Competition 2019 - Hosted by the Calabash Club of Silicon Valley


Stay tuned more details will be out in the coming weeks.