The video above is the Gourd Wearable Parade 2008 at the CGS Conference at Asilomar, CA

Video taken by Mary Bliss


Welcome to the CGS Gallery Page!

This page is a work in progress. We will be building it moving forward in time with new pictures first, then adding older events as time permits. Be sure when submitting your content that you own or have permission to use the image.

If you would like to share your images please provide the following information: Who took the picture, your title or caption, date and place. Please email to

(updated 020418)Look for the three 2017 Competition Photos in the coming weeks. No excuses for the delay other than being busy.

CGS 2016 Northern Gourd Art Competition

Pictures of Winners only

People's Choice and Division Winners

Youth and Teen Divisions

Novice Division

Intermediate Division

Advanced Division

Masters Division

CGS 2016 Southern Gourd Art Competition

Pictures of Winners only

People's Choice, Best of Show, Best of Division, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place


 California State Fair Competition 2016

The pictures show you the creativity and talent of our members as they participate at their local County Fair and at the State Fair level. Entries are in both display and gourd art competitions.  We would like to thank the California State and local fairs for continuing to work with CGS and our local gourd groups. More and more fairs are broadening their competitions and shows to include gourds.

We would also like to thank all the CGS judges for their participation in judging and awarding "Special Award Ribbons" in addition to the fair awards.

Featured Gourd Sightings

California Gourders Beyond the Gourd Festivals

This gallery is dedicated to the hard work done by our members over the years to expand gourds as a art form beyond our own festivals and gourd competitions.