Class photo Linda Hughes


Linda Hughes working on a pine needle rim in Vicki Echols class. 



Multiple gourd art technique classes are held during the Lone Star Gourd Festival. Teachers come from both in-state and out-of-state to teach.  



Centrally located in New Braunfels, the Civic Center provides outdoor and indoor spaces to host our festival classes. Most classes are indoors in air conditioned meeting rooms. Carving classes will be held outdoors on the covered patio. 

There are classes for every skill level.  In some classes students will leave with a finished gourd and in others, the technique is emphasized so the gourd may need to be finished at home. Check the class description to see if you will be able to finish during the class.

Class Registration

Deadline for pre-show registration is July 15.  

A description of the class workshops and materials you will need to bring to class can be found on the sidebar menu. In many cases, all materials are provided. Sometimes certain materials can be purchased at the festival - check with the teacher.

Register for classes online using the Paypal button or by U.S. mail.  Online registration is a few dollars extra.

Walk-ins are welcome for some classes that have not filled. Look for the Class Sign-up banner in the vendor area to inquire as to what classes are open and what materials you will need for the class.


Get in touch

For questions about a class, contact Vicki Echols at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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