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:
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!