Indiana Gourd Society
at the Indiana State Fair - 2017

Volunteers and Demonstrators needed!
The Indiana State Fair is August 4 to 20, 2017 (17 Days)

FYI: Set up for IGS Booth is Wednesday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 (Free entry and parking).

Competition entries begin arriving on Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 12 noon to 12 pm.

Judging of Open Class entries begins at 9 am on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2016.

The Indiana State Fair starts on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (You must pay to enter and to park).

Many people interested in gourds, discovered the Indiana Gourd Society at the Indiana State Fair. Many of us became members, and we hope to keep this tradition going and informing the public about IGS and our love of gourds.

IGS would appreciate your help carrying on this task during the 17 days of the Indiana State Fair (ISF). Our booth needs volunteer coverage from 9 am to 9 pm each day of the ISF. Volunteering at the booth for a 5-hour shift is a good way to get involved with IGS and the ISF.

This year the 5-hour shifts will overlap, starting at 9 am - 2 pm, 1-6 pm and 4-9 pm. This will give us extra coverage at some peak times and give us helpers to re-stock supplies for the very popular Kid's Crafts. Last year the ISF changed the IGS booth location and the new area was overwhelmed with kids. Last year IGS gave away over 800 spinners, 200 small gourds and 100's of gourd necklace pieces. We would love donations of spinners and small gourds for 2016.

IGS also asks that in 2017, you see the fair and eat the fairs food, before or after your shift(s). (Drinks will be permitted.) We need our volunteers undivided attention for the kids, their parents and other guests.

If you are new at helping at the IGS booth, other experienced volunteers will be there to help you get started. If you sign up early to volunteer, IGS will provide you with a gate entry ticket ($8 value). Parking is a separate $5 per day fee. If you are coming to help for more than 4 days, it is best to get a parking pass for $20 from the Administration Building, on the fairgrounds. Come on Aug. 2 or 3 (free entry and parking) to get your parking pass. It's good for the entire 17 days of the ISF.

Thank You. Enjoy the Indiana Gourd Society and the Indiana State Fair.

Pat Moore, IGS/ISF Gourd Division Coordinator.