Nevada Gourd Society

  Est 2016

Art Festival Gourd and Basketry Classes are now posted!

Join us for a fun filled day of creating art! Be sure to check out our classes and sign up today, these classes are filling up fast!   

The "Silver State Art Festival” will be in Carson City, NV on September 23rd and 24th. We are also hosting 3 days of classes from September 22nd through the 24th.


Click here for more festival information

Welcome to the Nevada Gourd Society

Upcoming Events

The Nevada Gourd Society (NGS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and information regarding Lagenaria (hardshell) gourd growing, curing, and crafting.

At this time, we have two gourd patches in Nevada. Kristy Dial is the director of the Great Basin Gourd Patch in the Reno area, and Patti Jo Newsom is the director of the Pahrump Valley Gourd Patch in southern Nevada. Each gourd patch has regular monthly meetings in which members share knowledge on growing and crafting gourds. Our goal is to have many gourd patches located throughout our great state of Nevada. Click here to view the Nevada gourd patch map.

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Friday, Sep 22 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sep 23 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, Sep 24 4:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 15 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 12 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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We encourage you to join the Nevada Gourd Society. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned gourd artist, the Nevada Gourd Society has much to offer.

As membership increases, and the number of gourd patches increases, our goal is to provide one or two statewide gatherings per year in the form of workshops and festivals.

You're interested in joining now? Click here to see how to join.

You're not sure if you want to join? Check us out first, and join later. Plan to visit a gourd patch near you--check out our calendar of events to see when the next gathering will be. And while you are at it, request to get on our email list to keep you updated on upcoming events!

Interested in Starting Up a Gourd Patch in Your Area?


The goal of the Nevada Gourd Society is to introduce as many people to the wonderful world of gourds as we can. With that in mind, we'd like to see gourd patches all over the state of Nevada. Only six (6) NGS  members are required to start a gourd patch.

If you are interested in starting up a gourd patch in your area, contact us with your name and phone number. Kristy or Patti Jo will get back with you soon to discuss.

The Nevada Gourd Society is a nonprofit organization. Donations are always very welcomed.

The American Gourd Society - Our Parent Organization

The Nevada Gourd Society is a proud chapter of the American Gourd Society. By joining AGS you will receive four (4) issues of "The Gourd Magazine" each year. This magazine is rich with articles, photos and tutorials! It will keep you up to date on what's going on with all of the state gourd chapters throughout the US. The non-member purchase price for each magazine is $7.50, but this quarterly publication is free with your AGS membership. The yearly membership for AGS is only $20.00.

If you would like to be a member of our parent organization, the American Gourd Society, go to