Wheat Festival, Depression-era glassware convention in Wellington

Wellington will celebrate the end of this year’s wheat harvest with the Kansas Wheat Festival, which runs Wednesday through Sunday.

This year’s events include a carnival; displays of farm equipment and farm-related vendors in downtown Wellington; concerts; street dances; an amateur barbecue cook-off; and an antique tractor pull. The town has hosted the annual festival for 113 years.

The festival is timed to coincide with the convention of National Depression Glass Association, also in Wellington. The convention will exhibit American glassware made from the mid-1880s through Mid-century Modern.

Glass dealers will offer glassware for sale and show. The convention will be held at Wellington Senior High School, 1700 E. 16th St. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $8.

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