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'Festival of Gourds' set for Saturday and Sunday

Local gourd artists Ron and Deb Stallings will host the fourth annual Michigan Festival of Gourds at Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

This event celebrates gourds, wood carvings, gourd art, food, music and community.

Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

Admission is $5 and free for children 12 and younger.

Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds is located at 195 Midway St., Imlay City. Call (810) 724-6135.

Also, a “Harvest Dinner” will be held Saturday at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds beginning at 6:30 p.m. as a tribute to the community, its farmers and products produced by the region. Seating is limited. Tickets are $20 each. Visit