Upcoming Events

If you're new to collecting Carnival Glass, attending conventions is one of the best ways to inprove your knowledge. Typically they are held at large hotels/motels, usually the sort where the rooms have windows open to the halls so you can look in to see what people are displaying. Conventions are excellent for seeing huge amounts of Carnival all in one place. Great oppurtunities for education.

Most folks who attend these conventions will tell you that one of the best parts is meeting other collectors. Carnival collectors are famous for wanting to share what they know with others. They may even become good friends.

Most conventions will also have a formal dinner as well as a hospitality room with free eats. These locations will also have restaurants/bars or be located close to them.

The highlight of any convention is the auction. These consist of several hundred pieces of Carnival Glass, usually from the collection of an esteemed collector. A great way get some of those pieces you've been looking for or finding new examples you never see anywhere else. You'll be able to call up patterns on this site on your phone or tablet to make sure you stay in the best price range.


International Carnival Glass Association Convention
Dates: July 12-15, 2017
Location: Crowne Plaza Airport, 11228 Lone Eagle Dr, St. Louis, MO.
Reservations: 314-291-6700 or 844-279-4442
Website: www.internationalcarnivalglass.com
Registration contact: Brian Foster at bpitman@gmail.com
Auction: Jim and Jan Seeck, www.seeckauction.com


New England Carnival Glass Association Convention
Dates: September 7-9, 2017
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Leominster, Mass 01453.
Reservations: 978 534-9000
Website: necga.com
Auction: Tom Burns Auction Service, www.tomburnsauctions.com


Northern California Glass Club Convention
Date: September 23, 2017
Location: Fresno, California
Auction: Tom Burns Auction Service, www.tomburnsauctions.com


Air Capital Carnival Glass Convention
Dates: October 5-6, 2017
Location: Best Western Wichita Airport Inn & Convention Center.
Reservations: 888 942-566 or 316 942-5600
Website: aircapitalcarnivalglass.com
Auction: Jim and Jan Seeck Auctions, www.seeckauction.com


Millersburg Fall Event
Auction of Karen Engel's Millersburg Carnival Glass
Date: October 6-7, 2017
Location: Millersburg, Ohio
Auction: Jim Wroda Auction, www.jimwrodaauction.com


Mid-Atlantic Carnival Glass Club Convention
Dates: October 19-21, 2017
Location: Ramada Plaza, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Auction: www.tomburnsauctions.com