2019 International Carnival Glass Association Convention

The 2019 ICGA convention returns to Des Moines for the first time in several years. This convention will feature a display room called “Tall Tales”. Those of you attending are invited and strongly encouraged to bring a piece that has a story to go with it. But is the story true, or a tall tale? We’ll be the ones to decide. You are encouraged to send a list to Bill & Kenda Jeske, our Display Room Coordinators, so they may organize the display room. Other seminars or presentations will be given by Russell & Kitty Umbraco called “Carnival Stretch Crossovers” and the banquet presentation will be by Gary Sullivan and Steven Lindquist. On Thursday night, we will also have a special Pizza Party as we sell the amazing tumbler collection of Lee Markley. The Saturday auction also features the collection of Markley, an ICGA all-star who passed away in late 2018.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Registration in the afternoon

8:00p.m. – Ice Cream Social

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Registration all day

9:00 a.m. – Tall Tales Display Room Setup

Noon – Tall Tales Display Room Opens

2:00 p.m. – Board Meeting

6:00 p.m. – Educational Seminar by Russell & Kitty Umbraco “Carnival Stretch Crossover”

7:00 p.m. – Pizza Party and Markley Tumbler Online Auction Park with Jim & Jan Seeck

10:00 p.m. (or after Pizza Party) – Tall Tales Display Room Closes

Friday, July 12, 2019

Registration in the morning

9:00 a.m. – Tall Tales Display Room Opens

9:00 a.m. – Business Meeting

10:00 a.m. – Display Room Seminar

12:00 – Display Room Closes/Owners pick up glass

2:30 p.m. – Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 p.m. – Auction Preview

6:00 p.m. – Banquet Dinner, Whimsey Auction, and Seminar by Gary Sullivan & Steven Lindquist

Saturday, July 13, 2019

8:00 a.m. – Auction Preview


Hotel Information
Holiday Inn Airport
6111 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
Reservations: (515) 287-2400
Mention our group code ICGA when making reservations by phone, mention that group code to get our rate and be included in our block.

If you have never attended a convention, we would like to invite you to join in our fun. There are many collectors who have carnival glass items for sale in their room and they will be glad to help with any questions you might have.

Click here to register for this event.