Gourd Festival Raffle Shaping Up Nicely

The Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival starts this Saturday and carries over into Sunday, at Folsom City Park. It is the 15th annual Folsom Gourd Festival in Folsom, and over 150 artists offer their exquisite artwork during this two day event.

The festival includes gourd craft, art, entertainment, and food. Many vistors come for classes and demonstrations by well-known artists, who teach many different gourd art techniques.

Last year, 4,000 visitors attended the two day event. This year, the support of four non-profit groups is expected to make it even more successful and interesting.

Gourd Festival photo.
Gourd Festival photo.

Raffles held over both days support the local arts community, and the Folsom Patrons of the Arts asked Folsom Lake Community Concert Association to run the raffle, supporting four local non-profits.

63 local businesses that support our community and local non-profits are providing gifts to be raffled off. Several Folsom Lake Community Concert Association also made donations for the raffle.

The Folsom Lake Community Concert Association and Folsom Patrons of the Arts ask their members, neighbors and all festival visitors, to support these local business, who help make the festival possible. The support of these businesses helps the non-profits fulfill their missions.

Anthony Sadeghi, owner of the Karma Cafe, on Sutter Street in Historic Folsom, said he is pleased to participate in community events and support the local non-profits.

In addition to the hourly raffle prizes, there will be a silent auction on Saturday and anotehr silent auction on Sunday. Total value for the auction items is over $7000.

The amazing gourd woman.
The amazing gourd woman.

Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday

26th and 27th September 2009

Folsom City Park

Please support the businesses that support this local event
24 Hour Fitness1008 Riley St.
A Touch Of Class313 Judah Street, Roseville
Amber’s Aromatherapy5302 Sandberg Dr.
Belle Mode1012 E. Bidwell St. 500
Belle Nails Spa1750 Prairie City Rd
Brockway Hair Design2784 E Bidwell #200
Carl’s Jr1016 E Bidwell
Chez TJ Salon1012 E. Bidwell St. 400
Cindy Jones Pampered Chef
Ciro’s Pizza Cafe241 Blue Ravine Road
Emily’s Corner732 Sutter St.
Fitness 199580 Oak Ave. Parkway
Gekkikan Sake1136 Sibley Folsom
Gem-N-I Jewelery Gallery815 Sutter St #C
Gold Vine Grill6025 Grizzly Flat Somerset
Great HarvestEast Bidwell Street
HeyDay Cafe325 Main Street
Kabob House648 E Bidwell
Karma Cafe727 Sutter Street
Katrina’s Antique Ribbon701 Sutter St.
KFC654 East Bidwell
Kikkoman1000 Glenn Drive
Macaroni Grill2739 E. Bidwell
Quick Quack Carwash1300 Praire City Rd
Mimi’s Restaurant2719 Bidwell
Not Too Shabby306 Riley St.
Nugget Markets4500 Post Street EDH
Olive Garden2485 Iron Point Road
Orangevale Meat Market5666 Main, Orangevale
Peet’s Coffee
Pema Counseling & Training Center
Planet Earth Rising625 Sutter St.
Procissi Cellar627 Sutter Street
Quick Quack Carwash1300 Praire City Rd
Railroad Museum111 I St. Sac 95814
Rainbow Bridge Jewlers721 Sutter St.
Rockys Art Gallery404 Main St Placerville
Ruby Tuesday2720 E. Bidwell
Safeway1850 Prairie City Rd.
Samurai Sushi12251 Folsom Blvd
Scotts on the River4350 Riverside
Scott’s Seafood9611 Greenback
Sculptures1870 Prairie City Rd.#400
SnooksSutter Street
Stage 9 TheatreSutter Street
Stage 9 Theatre717 Sutter St.
Sunshine Clothing Co.601 Sutter St.
TargetEast Bidwell St
Tasty Time1870 Prairie City Rd.
Tiger Eye Skincare8016 Folsom Auburn
Titillating Turbans7940 Folsom Auburn
Top Spin Tennis241 Blue Ravine #300
Trader JoesEast Bidwell St
Veda Home4356 Twn Cent Blvd.
Visconti’s Restorante2700 E Bidwell
Zumba Fitness9580 Oak Ave.

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See Also:

Silent Auction Scheduled for Gourd and Art Festival

Photos from 2007:

Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival – Day One Photos

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