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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 2008

CONTACT:

Monica Wood, marketing specialist
State Farmers Market
(919) 733-7417

State Farmers Market to host Gourd Day Aug. 9

WHAT:

Get a head start on fall holiday decorations at the State Farmers Market’s annual Gourd Day Saturday, Aug. 9. Traditional, innovative and whimsical gourd art of all shapes and sizes will be on display. A large variety of gourds and gourd seeds, as well as information and tips on growing, will also be available.

 

WHEN:

Saturday, Aug. 9
9 a.m. — 4 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Farmers Building
State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Interstate 40, exit 297, Lake Wheeler Road

 

WHO:

Gourd Day is sponsored by N.C. Gourd Society, the State Farmers Market and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences.

 

MORE
INFO:

Crafters inspired by the gourd art can test their skills in any of the six gourd categories of the N.C. State Fair’s Handicrafts and Hobbies department, including gourd jewelry, gourd animals and even gourd birdhouses. Entry forms must be received by Wednesday, Sept. 24, by 5 p.m. For more information on the State Fair gourd competition, as well as all other competitions, visit the State Fair online premium book at http://www.ncstatefair.org/2008/competitions/prebooks.htm.

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