'Gourd almighty,' state fest begins here Friday

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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