Annual Events & News

Marble Crazy

The Moon Marble Company hosts the "Marble Crazy" event which is held annually on the first weekend of March. This is a glassworking artist show featuring 20 + artists from across the nation. All of the artists demonstrate their own marble making techniques over the course of two days, Friday and Saturday. In addition to handmade marble making demonstrations, we also have an engineer who demonstrates his marble machine, which he designed and built after studying a patent of the first invention of a marble machine by the MF Christensen Company. For up to date information about this event, visit www.marblecrazy.com.


Marble Events at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

SPRING BREAK MARBLE LESSONS

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 — SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019 | 10:30AM AND 1:30PM
March is for marbles at T/m! This spring break, discover the game of marbles with your entire family. “Knuckle down” in a marble ring, shoot real marbles, and learn fun facts and marble lingo. Once you’ve become a “mibster,” aka a marble player, sign up for the Kansas City Marble Tournament on March 30. The ten-minute marble lessons will occur daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm from March 11-24, and the marble rings will be open for practice from 10:45-noon and 1:45-3pm. The museum is closed on Tuesdays. Included with museum admission. Free for members.

KANSAS CITY MARBLE TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019 | 10AM-2PM
Experience the thrill of marble competition! Contestants ages 7-15 will play at least two games of marbles in the tournament and take home special prizes. Each “mibster” (marble player) must submit an entry form by email, mail, or at the museum’s information desk. Space is limited to 32 mibsters. Online registration will open February 18, and on-site registration will be available at the museum starting March 1. Each player must submit an entry form and liability waiver.

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Marble Day in Bonner Springs

Marble Day

The second annual event that the Moon Marble Company helps to plan and sponsor is the City of Bonner Springs, "Marble Day". This event is held the first Saturday of May as a way to celebrate Spring and our first opportunity to get outside and play after a long winter. The Moon Marble Company teaches marble games and provides marble activities.  Also at the event is a Wacky Parade, Running of the Pinkys (thousands of pink rubbers balls are dropped and raced down Oak Street through a series of obstacles), Old Fashioned Fun & Games, and Performers. The Running of the Pinkys is a fundraising event which benefits local organizations in Bonner Springs. For up to date information about Marble Day, visit www.marbleday.com.

"Snooks and Crannies" Booths 207 & 647 at the Kansas City Rennaissance Festival

Makers of wooden swords, shields, game boards, bell wands, etc., you can find our woodworks at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival starting Labor Day weekend and running through the weekend following Columbus Day.  The festival takes place on Saturdays and Sundays, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day from 10am - 7pm, rain or shine.  For more information about this year's faire, go to www.kcrenfest.com.

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