Get your gourd on at the 73rd Annual North Carolina Gourd Festival, which is sponsored by the North Carolina Gourd Society (NCGS). The festival will be held in the Holshouser building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC on September 6th and 7th. The hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. Admission is FREE to NCGS members, children under 16 and workshop participants. All other just $2.00.