Jennings festival celebrates goodness of gourds - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jennings festival celebrates goodness of gourds


The Louisiana Gourd Society is getting ready for the second Acadiana Gourd Festival.
Society President Kate Bangle has been growing, crafting and selling gourds for more than a decade from her small gourd farm in Mermentau, just east of Jennings.
She says that the society plans its first competition at the festival May 18-19 at the Jeff Davis Parish fairgrounds in Jennings.
People who want to compete must have their applications and entry fees in the hands of the society by May 1.
The two-day festival will feature raw and crafted gourds, gourd art supplies, gourd seed exchange, gourd crafting classes and demonstrations and children's gourd crafting activities.

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