Upcoming Events

If you're new to collecting Carnival Glass, attending conventions is one of the best ways to improve 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 food. These locations will also have restaurants/bars or are 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.

Great Lakes Carnival Glass Club Convention
Dates: Novenber 1-3, 2018
Location: Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
7501 W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: 517 627-3211, ask for "carnival glass"
Questions: Call or email Maxine Burkhardt: 517 627-7558
Auction: www.tomburnsauctions.com

Tampa Bay Convention
Dates: February 6-9, 2019
Dolphin Beach Resort
1900 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, Fl. Phone: 727-360-7011
Auction: www.tomburnsauctions.com

Heart of America Carnival Glass Association Convention
Dates: April 24-28, 2019
Location: Airport Embassy Suites, Kansas City, MO
Reservations: 816-891-7788
Bob Grissom: bgrsm31@comcast.net or 816-356-5320
Auction will be from the Carlton Tarkington collection
Auction: Jim and Jan Seeck, www.seeckauction.com

Keystone Carnival Glass Convention
Dates: May 9-11, 2018
Location: Holiday Inn, 604 Station Rd, Grantville, Pa.
Reservations: 717-469-1554
Contact Sharon Royle: 610-777-8126
Matthew Wroda Auction