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CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381
Gourds of Fun at 21st Annual Alabama Gourd Show October 18-19
Decatur, Ala. – An impressive display of unique creations, all handmade from gourds, will be on display in Cullman the third weekend in October during the Alabama Gourd Show. The annual event is a two-day celebration centered on the beauty and versatility of gourds and features masterfully created works of art from hundreds of artisans, crafters and growers. With a theme of Sweet Gourd Home Alabama in celebration of the Alabama Bicentennial, the 2019 event is set for October 18-19 at the Cullman Civic Center and admission is free.
Hosted by the Alabama Gourd Society, the Alabama Gourd Show offers the public an opportunity to mingle with gourd artisans and admire a variety of unique arts and crafts handmade from gourds. Artists will be demonstrating their gourd art techniques and children can decorate their own gourd to take home as a souvenir for free.
For those who want to get hands-on, classes taught by an experienced gourd artist will be offered (fee charged). Eighteen different gourd art crafting classes, where participants make their own handcrafted gourd, will be offered both days at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more details and to register for a class, go to www.alabamagourdsociety.org and click on classes.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. All activities take place in the Cullman Civic Center, located at 510 Fifth Street Southwest in Cullman. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.alabamagourdsociety.org or contact Show Chair Mack Gothard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available from the AMLA by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting their web site at www.NorthAlabama.org.