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 convention.
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.