'Gourd almighty,' state fest begins here Friday

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Dried, dirty gourds will be turned into works of art as artists from across the state gather for the 2013 Lone Star Gourd Festival planned Friday through Sunday, Oct. 18-20, on the grounds of Pioneer Museum, located at 309 West Main Street.

The three-day show, sponsored by the Texas Gourd Society, provides an opportunity for visitors to see a national-level gourd art competition, as well as to purchase gourd art, raw gourds and tools of the craft from supply vendors, visit a kid’s gourd craft area and take lessons on how to create unique gourd art.

Festival hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission cost will be $5 and anyone 17 years of age or younger will be admitted free with a paying adult.

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