PA Gourd Gathering 2016

June 16, 17 & 18
at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center & Fairgrounds
(80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon PA, 17042)

Teacher applications are now available for the 2016 PA Gourd Gathering
Deadline is January 31

Download Teacher Form in Word Doc
Download Teacher Form in PDF

Questions about the fest?  Call (717) 586-8456 or email



Admission, Parking, Demonstrations, Gourd Cutting

Gourd suppliers, Gourd art work, Craft Suppliers, Classes, Silent Auction, Members' Gallery


Visitor's Information


Dining Options:

THE EATERY (on site)
Hours: 7:30am -4:00pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Limited Availability on Wednesday, Set up day
Menu: Breakfast Sandwiches, Donuts, Danish, Bagels.
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken Tenders, Pork BBQ, Chicken salad and Tuna salad Sandwiches, French Fries, Soup, Nachos, Soft Pretzels, Chips, Snacks, Desserts, Pies, Homemade Cookies, Coffee, Tea, Ice Tea, Juices, Sodas

• Sheetz Convenience Store—Less than a mile west of Expo Center on corner of Rocherty Road and Rte 72. Made-to- Order, hot and cold sandwiches, snacks, and beverages
• McDonalds, Friendly’s, Golden Corral, Weis Grocery Store—About two miles north on Rte. 7
• Check at Expo Center Office for more dining options in the Lebanon area

PAGS BANQUET—Information for the 2015 Pa Gourd Society Annual Banquet not yet available, please check back for details.

Where to Stay:

Enjoy the comforts of home while staying in Lebanon County at any of our great hotels or bed and breakfasts and inns. Hotels are conveniently located near the Lancaster/Lebanon turnpike exchange, off Interstate 81 and in the city of Lebanon and peppered throughout the county. Or, for a one-of- a-kind experience, book your vacation at one of the areas charming bed and breakfasts; many of which feature award winning hospitality in quaint picturesque settings. (Discounts may be given if you mention when you book a room, that you are attending an event at the expo.)

Day's Inn-Lebanon Valley
625 Quentin Rd.
Lebanon, PA 17042
Brighter Days Begin at the Days Inn Lebanon Valley. Centrally located in the city of Lebanon. Full Service Pet-Friendly Hotel.

The Hampton Inn-Manheim
2764 Lebanon Road
Manheim, PA 17545
Award-winning hotel, conveniently located off the Lancaster – Lebanon Turnpike interchange.

Holiday Inn Express
2205 E. Cumberland St.
Lebanon, PA 17042
Lebanon’s newest hotel, great location, indoor pool and pets welcome for a small fee.

Lancaster Inn & Suites
1475 Lancaster Rd. (Rt. 72)
Manheim, PA 17545
Nestled in the Pennsylvania Dutch County we offer exceptional service and a relaxed atmosphere.

Berry Patch B&B
115 Moore Rd.
Lebanon, PA 17046
Elegant yet comfortable country estate minutes from Hershey. Our suites have private baths, fireplaces, king or queen beds and Jacuzzis.

Nearby RV & Camping

See also:

Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau Member

View the article and movie from Lancaster Newspapers for a quick look at the 2013 Gourd Fest!