Do you know what a "gourd show" is? Have you ever heard of a "hardshell gourd"? If you answered no to either of those questions, you may wish to attend the 2012 Ohio Gourd Show. The event is held annually during the last weekend of September. This year, festivities begin September 29 at 9 AM and end September 30 at 4 PM.
Anyone who enjoys Halloween crafts and fall yard decorations simply must grow (or purchase) hardshell gourds. You can do so much with them. See the jack-o-lantern pictured on your right? That's not a pumpkin, but rather a hardshell gourd. As the name suggests, its shell (outer wall) is rather woody. Consequently, it will not rot the way pumpkins do.
There's added incentive for attending the Ohio Gourd Show in 2012: the extravaganza is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
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