The Show Me Gourd Society’s 14th Annual Gourd Festival will be at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield April 28-29.

The event features artists showcasing their gourd artwork using a variety of media including painting, beading, carving and more. Vendors, classes, door prizes, a kids’ gourd craft area and gourd art competition are also part of the event.

The festival is open to the public 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29. Admission is $5 for a weekend pass; children under 12 are admitted free. Parking is free.

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