Do you have a curious mind that isn’t afraid of the unexplained or unique? The Columbus Oddities and Curiosities Expo is just what you are looking for!
Unique, bizarre, head-scratching, and strange may describe the things that you’ll find from vendors, dealers, artists and small businesses with all things weird.
The Oddities and Curiosities Expo
The weirdness is going on at Ohio Expo Center Bricker Building on Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23, 2023. The expo is the original traveling oddities event that hits major cities across the country and features 150+ oddity vendors and artists.
The Expo draws people from all walks of life who enjoy the strange and unusual and the event offers something for everyone.
Visitors will have the opportunity to browse and shop for a wide variety of rare and unusual items from local and national vendors including taxidermy, preserved animal specimens, original horror and Halloween-inspired artwork, antiques, handcrafted oddities, skulls, bones, and funeral collectibles.
In addition to the vast array of vendors, the expo will also feature photo ops, tarot reading, sideshow performers, and concessions.
The Oddities and Curiosities Expo tickets
$10 advance / $15 days of
Kids 12 and under free (no ticket needed)
Saturday: 10AM – 6PM
Sunday: 10AM – 4PM
Columbus Oddities & Curiosities Expo Attractions
The Oddities Museum presents: The Cryptic Collection of a Mad Clown
Advance Price: $5 (must also have expo admission ticket)
Day Of: $7 (must also have expo admission ticket)
Kids 5 and under free.
Imagine the end of a day at the carnival: you’ve had your fill of laughter, lights, and cotton candy. You wander to the quiet outskirts, looking for a place to be alone. As you leave the lights and enter the shadows, you encounter the remnants of a sideshow tent from years gone by. Weathered wood boxes cling to the perimeter of the tent. The ratty old entrance flap hangs, torn in the ghostly breeze. Skepticism takes a back seat to curiosity, and you take a step inside.
Discover the cast away remains of a clown and his unique collection. Be mesmerized by the old-school Freak Show… and experience the terror of a mad clown’s cryptic collection.
*CAUTION: The specimens in this year’s museum may not be appropriate for younger patrons or those with weak stomachs. Kids 5 and under free.
Taxidermy classes are available as well; advance registration required. See full details here.
All items at the show are legal to own and sustainably sourced.
Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
717 E 17th Ave, Columbus