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From sideshow animals to “funeral collectibles,” this traveling expo of oddities with more than 150 vendors is coming to Columbus

From sideshow animals to “funeral collectibles,” this traveling expo of oddities with more than 150 vendors is coming to Columbus

Jack McLaughlin

It’s time to let your weird flag fly, Columbus.

And you’ll have ample opportunity to do so when the Oddities & Curiosities Expo visits Columbus on April 30.

According to a press release, the event, which will be held in the Bricker Multipurpose Building of the Ohio State Fairgrounds–located at 717 E. 17th Ave.–will feature a massive collection of weird, wonderful and downright bizarre items.

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“Attendees can expect to see vendors and small businesses showcasing taxidermy, preserved animal specimens, original horror and Halloween-inspired artwork, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, creepy clothing, odd jewelry, skulls, bones, and funeral collectibles,” the press release reads.

Advance tickets for the Oddities & Curiosity Expo start at $10 (they will cost $15 day-of) and can be purchased here.

The event will also feature the Museum of Marvelous Mutations that guests can attend for an additional $7. The 1,600 square foot space will showcase unusual animals like Simon the Cyclops Lamb and Beefcake the Bulldog Calf.

Want to read more? Check out our print publication, (614) Magazine. Learn where you can find a free copy of our new April issue here!

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