An article entitled, â€œKewpiesta celebrates Rose Oâ€™Neill and her Kewpies,â€ published on February 1 in the Branson Courier, reports that the 2009 Kewpiesta will be held April 22-26 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in Branson, Missouri. It goes on to say that â€œKewpiestaâ€ is all about Rose Oâ€™Neill and the iconic comic like â€œKewpiesâ€ she created.
Although it has been held just about annually in Branson since its inception in 1967, because of Bransonâ€™s closeness to â€œBonniebrook,â€ the Oâ€™Neill family homestead, â€œKewpiestaâ€ is one of the many events involved with Bransonâ€™s new spring event, â€œOzark Mountain Spring.â€ Ozark Mountain Spring is a new umbrella event being used to launch Bransonâ€™s new season and will run from March 1 until May 31. It will feature many different events, some new and some, like â€œKewpiesta,â€ that have endured the test of time. Click here for Branson Tourism Centerâ€™s complete list of Ozark Mountain Spring Events.
Excerpts from the article:
â€œKewpiestaâ€ is an annual commemoration of the â€œKewpieâ€ and its creator Rose Oâ€™Neill, which has become an Ozarks tradition since its initial beginning in 1967. It is a combination of Rose Oâ€™Neill and Kewpie events that is unmatched anywhere else in the worldâ€¦
Those coming to Kewpiesta or simply interested in Rose Oâ€™Neill or Kewpies might want to plan to visit â€œBonniebrookâ€â€¦ a National Historic Site, located about 10 minutes north of Branson on Highway 65 and features the Kewpie Museum containing hundreds of Kewpies, original Oâ€™Neill artworks and documents and artifacts about her life and work.
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