Sunday, February 09, 2014

Gone Gourding

Friday afternoon, my Oldtimer and I went to the "Running of the Gourds" at the Pinal County Fairgrounds.  It's a small fairgrounds, waaaay out, even further out than we live.  Nice drive, though, with beautiful vistas.  When we pulled into the parking lot, we were amazed at the license plates from EVERYWHERE.  This event has quite a following, obviously.  There were cute little outdoor displays, put out by the gourd farm that sponsors the event, a building full of fine art gourds from many different levels, a building full of vendors of art gourds and the materials to do your own, bins of unfinished gourds for sale, and - of course - expensive fair food.

We both took a photo of the display outside the little educational building, called Kindergourden:
Unfortunately, we didn't think it appropriate to take photos inside the fine art display (although one person seemed to be taking photos of everything, with her iPad - she did a fine job of holding up the line).  And many of the vendors had signs up asking that you not take photos, so we didn't.

So...despite all the beautiful things we saw, and there was a lot of exquisite artwork, much of it with a southwestern theme, the only other photos I have to share are of me seeking gourds from the bins.

I came home with five gourds, two of them warty.  More projects-in-waiting!


Anonymous said...

LOL, only five? So much self restraint. Did they have any tiny ones? I love those.

Sue said...

See the size of that bin I'm digging in? They had two bins that size, full of the tiny ones. I wish I'd known, I would have gotten you some!