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LOCAL/Pennsylvania EVENTS

January

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February
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  • Central PA Gathering of Fiber and Needlework-related Guilds
    The Gathering of Guilds began in 2003 to provide an opportunity for the public to connect with local fiber and needlework-related guilds in the Central Pennsylvania Region.
    The Keystone Lace Guild has been the host for this annual one-day event on the last Saturday in February from 9 am - 4 pm at the Swatara Church of God, 4860 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.
    Please see gatheringofguilds.com for more information and the current year's schedule of Guild, workshops and lectures.

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March

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  • March (Saturday & Sunday) - Reading-Berks Chapter PGC Spring Fine Arts & Crafts Festivalin Partership with Kutztown University Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM held at Kutztown University's Field House South Campus Drive & S. Baldy Street, Kutztown, Pennsylvania Reading-Berks Chapter PGC & LV Chapter PGC

April May
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June

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  • Saturday, June 4th, 2016 11th Annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour 9 - 5
    Take a self-guided driving tour of the Kempton area. Stop at artist studios and local businesses featuring artist displays and demonstrations. Start or end at Hawk Mountain for refreshments. Visit the Hawk Mt Website for more information or go directly to the Arts Tour map on our site to print a copy of the tour map (please be patient, it's a large file).
    Be sure to visit the Tour's Facebook page FB Tour Page for new updates, stops and lots of art work, tour stop and Kempton pictures.

  • PA Gourd Society's Annual Gourd Fest ~ June 16th - 18th, 2015 - Lebanon Expo Center, PA. Visit their Website for more information.

July
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August

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October

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  • October (Saturday & Sunday) - Pennsylvania Guild Fall Fine Craft Fair Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
    PGC Site

  • October 21 - 23, 2016 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)- Angie will be vending at the Basketweavers Guild of Bedford County Weekend Weaving Retreat held at the Bedford Inn/Clara's Place (formerly the Best Western) located at the Bedford turnpike exit. For more information please visit their website.

November
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  • November (Saturday & Sunday) 2016 - 67th Reading-Berks Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen`s Holiday Craft Show Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM held at Pennsylvania Berks Campus of Penn State University
    Reading-Berks Chapter PGC

  • November (Saturday & Sunday) - Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen 25th Annual Holiday Marketplace Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Sunday 11AM to 4PM held at Swain School 1100 South 24th Street Allentown, PA
    LV Chapter PGC

  • November (Saturday & Sunday) - Pennsylvania Guild Holiday Fine Craft Fair Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm held in Lancaster, PA
    PGC Site

December
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  • Saturday, December - Christmas on the Farm
    PA German Cultural Heritage Center website

  • Saturday, December - Loghouse Pottery Holiday Home Show
    - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Jeff Dietrich - Redware & Stoneware
    610-756-6988, located in the village of Trexler, Kempton PA

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NATIONAL WEAVING EVENTS

January

  • Hawaii Gourd Festival - Visit the HGS web site for more information.

  • Texas Basket Weavers Association (TBWA) Conference 2017 Texas Gathering is January - information available on the TBWA website www.texasbasketweavers.com .

  • Tidewater Basketry Guild's GUILDERS WEAVE 2017 - Thursday, January 12th through Sunday Jan 15th, January 2017, Newport News, Virginia - visit their website for more info: Tidewater Basketry Guild web site

February
  • Wuertz Farm 14th Annual Gourd Festival - February 2017 - Casa Grande, AZ
    Visit www.arizonagourdsociety.org

  • Georgia Basketry Association's convention ~ Go to www.georgiabasketry.com and click on the "georgia peach" to check out this year's classes.

    Marion County Gourd Artist Show February Visit the The Market of Marion web site for more information.

  • WinterWeave - Feb
    Sponsored by: Wildwood Basketry Guild, Wildwood Cultural Center in Mentor Ohio.
    Visit www.winterweave.com , to see color photos, print out a registration form (no online registrations) or email winter.weave@yahoo.com for info.

  • Idaho Gourd Society - Artistry in Wood - February - Boise, ID
    Visit www.IdahoArtistryinWood.org

  • Florida Gourd Society Gourd Show - February - Melbourne, FL.
    Visit www.flgourdsoc.org

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March

  • Northwest Basket Weavers Vi Phillips Guild Annual March Retreat
    For more information visit the NWBW website

  • LLBWA Spring Fling - March - Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort & Conference Center Rockford, Illinois. For more information visit the LLBWA Web site

April
  • WI Gourd Festical - Madison, WI - April
    Visit WI Gourd Society Website for more information.

  • Northeast Basket Guild Gathering April - West Springfield, MA - brochure, registration form, and teacher biographies are posted on the NBG web site at www.northeastbasketmakers.org.

  • Washington State Gourd Society Spring Meeting Event April . Visit the WAGS web site for more information.

  • 17th Annual Show Me Gourd Society Art Festival April . Visit the SMGS web site for more information.

  • The Lake Country Basket Guild Basket Fest will be held at the Center for Excellence, N4 W22000 Bluemound Road, Waukesha Wisconsin from April . Waukesha is a suburb of Milwaukee with a wide range of lodging, restaurants and shopping near to Fest. The Center for Excellence is an inviting and easily accessible facility that attendees are sure to enjoy. All activities are located on one floor, and in addition to the classes, include an Instructor's Marketplace, Vendor's Basket Boutique and a Silent Auction. A color brochure of classes and registration information will be available by December 15th on the website: www.lakecountrybasketguild.com

  • 11th Annual Stateline Friends Weaving Retreat - April 2016 - IN
    See their website - www.whitewaterbasketguild.com for more information.

  • SC Gourd Society - Ghost Creek Gourd Fest April 18, 2015 - Laurens, SC
    For more information visit the SC Gourd Society Website

  • 7th Annual MD Gourd Days- April 28th - 30th, 2016 Angie will be teaching & vending - Harford Community College
    See their website - www.gourdday.org for more information.

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May

  • Indiana Gourd Society's State Show = May
    Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, IN
    Visit the IGS web site for more information.

  • 9th Annual MSGS North Mississippi Gourd Festival - Adkins Farms Gourd Festival May 2016 in Booneville, MS. Visit the Adkins Farms web site for more information.

  • Kentucky Gourd Festival May in Taylorsville, KY. Visit KY Gourd Society Website for more information.

  • Louisiana Gourd show - May
    Pollock, LA
    For more information visit the louisianagourdsociety.org

  • 14th Annual Gourd Art Festival May 2016 at Greg Leiser Farms, Knights Landing, CA. Visit the Gourd Farmer Website for more information.

June

  • 2016 Cherokee Gourd Artists Gathering - June, 2016 Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds 441 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee, NC (right beside the Museum of the Cherokee Indian) For more information visit the www.gourdgathering.net

  • June - Stowe Basketry Festival - Held at THE ROUND HEARTH AT STOWE
    Visit Round Hearth's website for more information and to register.

  • Starved Rock Weaving Day - June - Starved Rock State Park Utica, Illinois. For more information visit the LLBWA Web site

  • PA Gourd Society's Annual Gourd Fest ~ June 16th - 18th, 2016 - Lebanon Expo Center, PA. Visit their Website for more information.

  • 22nd annual Weavin' in Winona Basket workshop in Winona MN will be June, 2015
    For more information visit the website Weavin' in Winona Web site

  • CAGS's Gourdstock - Bates Nut Farm, Valley Center, CA - June
    Visit the CAGS web site for more information.

July
  • SeatWeavers Guild
    See their website for annual gathering info: seatweaversguild.org

  • National Basketry Organization's eighth NBO Tradition and Innovation conferenceJuly 15 - 20, 2015 in Minnesota at Macalester College, halfway between the centers of Minneapolis and St. Paul. See the NBO website for more information.

  • Texas Gourd Show July - New Braunsfel Civic/Convention Center
    Visit the TGS web site for more information.

August
  • Mountain Gourd Gathering Aug - Cedar Mountain, NC

  • 25th annual 2016 Missouri Basketweavers Guild convention, Missouri Parade of Baskets, August at the Hilton Garden Inn, Independence, MO. Please see the MBG website for more information.

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September

  • Sept 2016 - 75th Annual North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. See historic gourds from around the world, learn a craft at workshops. Vendors of gourds, gourd craft, craft supplies. Holshouser Building (new location!), NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, N.C. Adults $4, ages 12-17 $2, younger than 12 free, seniors $3. Information: Festival Chair: Kate Mahony at tolecat@nc.rr.com, (910) 639-4577, www.ncgourdsociety.org/festival.htm

  • Illinois Gourd Society's Gourd Show September held at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

  • Camp Tuck a Basket - September - Interstate Center Bloomington, Illinois. For more information visit the website LLBWA Web site

  • Mississippi Gourd Festival in Sept. http://www.mississippigourdsociety.org/Festival_Class_Schedule.html The vendors: http://www.mississippigourdsociety.org/Other_Festival_Info.html

  • September 15 - 18, 2016 - Angie will be Vending at- 16th Annual Weaving Odyssey 2016 Convention (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    in Gettysburg, PA. Classes are scheduled to begin on Thursday night and continue through Sunday afternoon.
    Central PA Basket Weavers Guild

  • OHIO GOURD SHOW (Admission: $3/person / kids 12 and under free) When: Sept. , 9am to 4pm. Where: Greenville, Ohio at the Darke County Fairgrounds Phone: 740-965-4661 The 49th Annual "Ohio Gourd Show" will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds, located on St.Rt. 49 near St.Rt. 121. Green and dry gourds, gourd arts and crafts are for sale and displayed in the Coliseum and on the grounds. Demonstrations on cleaning , carving, wood burning, painting and more. Gourds and gourd crafts will be sold on the grounds the entire weekend. For more information write; Ohio Gourd Society, Inc. P. O. Box 664, Greenville, Ohio 45331. or Email; ohiogourd@earthlink.net Go To Our Web Site At; www.ohiogourdsociety.com

  • Easshington State, NW Gourd Art - Sept - Ellensburg, WA
    Visit the WAGS web site for more information.

October
  • Oct., 2016- 21st Annual Lone Star Gourd Festival in Fredericksburg, Texas. Held at the Gillespie Country Fairground in the Pedernales River Valley of the Texas Hill Country. Workshops, Demonstrations, Judged Competition & a free Kids Kraft Korner. Visit www.TexasGourdSociety.org for further details and updates.

  • October 21 - 23, 2016 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)- Angie will be Vending at - Basketweavers Guild of Bedford County Weekend Weaving Retreat held at the Bedford Inn/Clara's Place (formerly the Best Western) located at the Bedford turnpike exit. For more information please visit their website.

  • Basketweavers Guild of Oklahoma 17th Annual Weaver's Weekend for October , 2016
    For more information please visit the BGOK website

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November

  • Virginia Lovers Gourd Fest - Richards' Fruit Market Stephens City Va - Classes, demonstrations, gourd art, raw gourd, and gourd supply vendors. Good food and Fun! For more information please visit the VLGS website

December


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Kempton, Pennsylvania 19529-9321 USA
Phone: 610-756-6124
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