Instructor's Information

2020 Festival

 Dear Prospective Teacher,

"If you build it, he will come". Do you remember this quote from the movie A Field of Dreams? 

It is my hope and goal to build an excellent gourd festival for all of our members. 

It is my belief that the instructors are the backbone of the festival. The instructors can pull in students with their creativity in developing interesting and dynamic classes. Is that you? I hope so.

Please accept my invitation and submit your gourd class proposals by October 1, 2019.

The 2020 FGS Festival will be held in Melbourne, Florida, February 21-23, 2020 at the Azan Shrine Center. Classes will be scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Melbourne is located on the beautiful Space Coast of Florida, an hour from Kennedy Space Center and an hour and a half from all of the Orlando attractions.

The Melbourne All Suites Inn has extended a daily rate of $85.00 plus tax. This rate will begin the Monday prior and extend through the Wednesday following the festival. This makes it possible to bring your family and enjoy a winter vacation centered around the Florida Gourd Society Festival.

***Your reservation MUST be made by calling the Inn directly***

No online reservations for this price


To view the amenities available go to:

I am excited to see your class proposals and thank you for considering FGS 2020.


Mona Webb - FGS Festival Chair

Submit your proposals to Sandra Jordan; information is included in the attached files. 


Online Teacher Application

You can also submit class proposals by using a google form.

The link is: