Last night I spent some time at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds helping judge the Heritage Festival Gourd competition. If you have some time on your hands this weekend and like heritage arts the Clarke County Fairgrounds is the place to be. There are LOTS of gourds for sale….large ones to make birdhouses, small ones to make decorative items….as well as other beautiful arts that are becoming lost in our technological world.
The festival, sponsored by the Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society, is today, Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 9-4. (Admission is a non-perishable food item for the local food bank.)
There were some beautiful entries in the contest and this year the group has become a nationally sanctioned competition. It is worth the ride over to see this weekend.