American Gourd Society
American Gourd Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 2186
Kokomo, IN  46904-2186
Phone:  765-453-5047

Visit the American Gourd Society’s website for lots of useful information.  The society publishes four issues a year of THE GOURD journal for members.  This publication is a vehicle for news and information about people, events, state Chapters, books, seeds, crafting and other gourd-related subjects, both domestic and foreign. U. S. membership dues are $20 per year.  The color magazine alone is worth the dues!


Enjoy a great YouTube video made by FarmWeek at the 2014 Mississippi Gourd Festival.  Thanks to Amy Taylor, Artis Ford, and FarmWeek!

Michelle Thompson–Thunder Gourd at Alabama Gourd Show, October 2015

Here is one of the YouTube videos done by Brad Wiegmann:  Michelle Thompson’s Thunder Gourd

Hear the Thunder Gourd by Mike and Michelle Thompson, Raleigh, MS

Mike Thompson–Demo at Mississippi Craft Center, July 2013

Mike Thompson of Raleigh, MS, MSGS member and exhibiting member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, was interviewed at the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland, MS, July 2013.  See the YouTube video.  Whoops!  I don’t know what happened to the video.

Gourd Farming Educational Society, Inc/ KEPP LP 95.1

Click here to visit their Facebook page. Shared by Pam Ford Davis.

Neighboring States Gourd Societies

Alabama Gourd Society

Florida Gourd Society

Georgia Gourd Society

Louisiana Gourd Society

Gourd-Related Publications

Arizona Gourds free online newsletter by Bonnie Gibson