Calabash - A Celebration of Gourds, Art and the Garden

Gourd Art: “Garlic” by Linda Gamble • Photo: John Hershey

Sunday, October 2 1–5 pm
6550 Railroad Ave, Forestville

Food For Thought, in collaboration with the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, present the 16th annual Calabash, Sonoma County’s most colorful and inspiring harvest event!

Calabash features a silent auction of fine gourd art, along with tours of Food For Thought’s beautiful organic gardens at their peak. Guests at Calabash enjoy a sumptuous array of fine food and wine from Sonoma County’s bountiful harvest, and live music played on hand-made gourd instruments. The event will also feature a sale of unique garden art and book art, and an exclusive selection from Food For Thought Antiques. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or at the Food Bank starting August 2016.

$50 in advance; $55 at the door

Sponsorship opportunities available:

  • $5,000 Presenting sponsor (tickets as requested)
  • $2,500 Basket gourd (tickets as requested)
  • $1,500 Dipper gourd (8 tickets)
  • $1,000 Swan gourd (6 tickets)
  • $500 Birdhouse gourd (4 tickets)
  • $300 Rattle gourd (2 tickets)

A list of all sponsors will be prominently displayed at the event, on our website, and in other promotional materials. Please contact Mary at (707) 887-1647 x107 or for further information.

Proceeds from Calabash will benefit Food For Thought, which provides comprehensive nutrition and other services—free of charge—to 800 men, women, and children affected by HIV and other serious illnesses in Sonoma County.