Kewpiesta 2009 – Celebrating 100 Years of Kewpies!
April 22-26, 2009
In 1967, a week was dedicated to Rose O'Neill and a group of Kewpie
collectors met in Branson, the closest town to Bonniebrook. This
week was called "Kewpiesta" and evolved into a yearly
Each April the International Rose O'Neill Club (IROC) continues
to hold a convention in Branson, Missouri. Kewpie lovers come from
all across the United States and other countries - even as far away
as Japan. The current convention is four days long and encompasses
affiliate get togethers, a trade show where authentic and reproductions
of Rose's work are sold, an auction, the club's business meeting,
and capped by a formal dinner. The theme chosen for 2009 is 100th
Anniversary of the First Kewpies in Print.