Mississippi Gourd Society prepares for annual gourd festival in Raleigh

The festival takes place September 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day at the Smith County Ag Complex, located at 131 SCR 77 in Raleigh. The event will feature handcrafted gourds, ready-to-craft gourds, gourd crafting classes, demonstrations, tools, supplies and more.   Admission is $2; children 12 and under are admitted free. For more details, visit www.mississippigourdsociety.org or call 601-782-9444.