2021 Gourd and Fine Art Festival

2021 Gourd and Fine Art Festival

Saturday, June 26th & Sunday, June 27th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Extra classes on Friday, June 25th and Monday, June 28th. Pre-registration required for all classes.

COVID-19 Notice:

All CDC-recommended COVID guidelines in place at the time of the festival will be followed; please check back as the festival nears to learn more.

The 2021 Gourd and Fine Art Festival will be held in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley in Amador County, CA. It will be among several well-known wineries and held at the gorgeous Amador Flower Farm

Festival Activities

  • classes by 2 award-winning gourd artists
    (pre-registration required)
  • Daily gourd displays
  • People’s choice awards with daily prizes
  • gourmet food vendors
  • gourd & fine art vendors
  • demonstrations

Bring your gourds!

This year will feature a gourd display area, open to the public. Anyone who wants to display their gourd artwork is welcome to, and the display will be changed daily.

There will be a simple sign-up procedure to show your artwork. Please be prepared to bring your artwork before 10:00 and pick it back up at 4:00 each day. No official judging will take place, but there will be a people’s choice award given each day.

Featured Instructor

Jelena Clay

Jelena clay is a mixed media artist that resides in Hilo on the Island of Hawaii. She is the daughter of Serbian emigrants and was raised in Saratoga, California. At 20 years old she relocated to the islands and has called it home for over 35 years. Jelena works primarily with gourds and creates gourd art, fiber art, mixed media sculptures and paintings relating to the Island flora and culture. She has taught Gourd and Fiber art throughout the US and Hawaii for over 20 years.
Jelena has worked with the hula arts community for many years. The Hawaiian culture is deeply rooted in nature which is her primary influence, and her work is a culmination of her island experiences and knowledge.


We are looking for gourd-related vendors and fine artists to join us in our festival. We have inside booths and outside spaces available. If you’d like to be part of this exciting festival, please apply here.


The Gourd & Fine Art Festival will be held at the beautiful Amador Flower Farm in Plymouth, California.

Nearby Amenities

In addition to the festival, Amador County has many restaurants, places to see, and things to do. Some common locations are listed below, but you may also want to contact the Amador County Chamber of Commerce. Keep in mind that this is a popular time of year, so book early!


Amador Harvest Inn
(1.3 miles from the venue)
(209) 245-5512

Plymouth House Inn
(4.9 miles from the venue)
(209) 245-3298

Rest, a Boutique Hotel
(5.1 miles from the venue)
(209) 245-6315

Shenandoah Inn
(6.1 miles from the venue)
(209) 245-4491

Sutter Creek Inn
(13 miles from the venue)
(209) 267-5606

Days Inn
(13 miles from the venue)
(209) 267-9177

Best Western Amador Inn
(17 miles from the venue)
(209) 223-0211

Jackson Rancheria Hotel & Casino
(19 miles from the venue)
(209) 223-1677

RV Parks

Far Horizons 49er
(5.4 miles from the venue)
(209) 245-6981

Jackson Rancheria RV Park
(20 miles from the venue)
(209) 223-8358


Note: there are several restaurants relatively close to the venue, but none close enough to get lunch during a class lunch break. We will have a gourmet food truck onsite on Saturday and Sunday, but if you are taking a class on Friday, you are strongly suggested to either pack a lunch, or order a sandwich, which we will deliver to you.

Marlene & Glen’s Diner
(4.8 miles from the venue)
(209) 245-5778

(6 miles from the venue)
(209) 267-5507

Taste Restaurant
(6 miles from the venue)
(209) 245-3463

Amador Vintage Market
(6 miles from the venue)
(209) 245-3663

Buffalo Chips Diner
(14 miles from the venue)
(209) 267-0570

Jackson Rancheria Casino
(20 miles from the venue)
(209) 223-8401

Featured Classes

Friday Classes

Batik with Pine Needle Rim

Saturday Classes

Batik Gourd

Gourd Fish on a Stand

Sunday Classes

Lei Trim Embellishment

Ladybug Gourds

Monday Classes

Gourd Honu