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The Great Gourd Gathering of 2010!!
It’s that “gourd”geous time of year again in Arthur IL . . .

. . . so gather ‘round at The Great

Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, June 5th!

The Great Pumpkin Patch [TGPP] in Arthur IL opens up its historic landmark buildings and luscious garden paths as a simply gorgeous springtime backdrop for the Illinois Gourd Society [ILGS] to host their 7th annual Great Gourd Gathering festival.

Call it a seven-year itch or just the lucky number 7, but this ILGS 7th annual gourd fest is rumored to be the greatest gourd event to hit Central Illinois in years!! Whether you’ve been a hardcore gourd fan nearly all your life, or you’ve just recently embarked on the fascinating world of gourd-mania, you’ll kick yourself if you miss this spectacular event.

The ILGS has gathered award-winning artists and workshop instructors from both far and near to set up their innovative, creative and functional wares to admire, inspire and purchase. Not only can you view and buy these beautiful works of art, you can also try your hand at being an artist-in-training by signing up with Bev for one of the workshops being offered. You’ll enjoy an entertaining and enriching day at The Great Gourd Gathering, taking home your very own personally handmade souvenir. You’ll also walk away with priceless know-how for breathing life into another artful treasure by your very own hand at home!

Be prepared to rediscover all of the charming and practical uses of gourd products, and to tap even deeper into that creative power of yours. While the artists and workshop instructors keep you delighted and spellbound, we’ll keep you refueled and rehydrated with a delicious li’l somethin’-somethin’ to munch on. We challenge you to find a more fun and relaxing way to spend your June 5th this year!

Come for the gourds! Stay for the fun!

Leave with the treasures!