Sat, Apr 02|
Chicago Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2022
Time & Location
Apr 02, 2022, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
McCormick Place, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
About The Event
For Lovers of the Strange, Unusual & Bizarre...
DATE: Saturday, April 2nd 2022 TIME: 10AM - 6PM LOCATION: McCormick Place - North Building / Hall C1 ENTRY COST: $10 advance / $15 days of Kids 12 and under free (no ticket needed)
COVID Guidelines: ** Masks are highly recommended for all large indoor gatherings regardless of vaccination status.
Make Note: Guidelines may change depending on venue or city health orders in place. We will post the most current guidelines in the page and on our website.
The Oddities & Curiosities Expo showcases hand selected vendors, dealers, artists and small businesses with all things weird. You'll find items such as: taxidermy, preserved specimens, original artwork, horror/halloween inspired pieces, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, creepy clothing, odd jewelry, skulls/bones, funeral collectibles & much more. We truly have something weird for everyone at our shows. All items you see at our shows are legal to own and sustainably sourced.
The O&C Expo provides a safe place for anyone to come and discover new artists, meet new friends and be surrounded by an amazing community of like-minded people. We pride ourselves in being a completely "DIY" ran show from start to finish. We find so much joy in being able to provide a place where you can feel at home surrounded by others that share the same interests.
We are the first and original traveling event exclusively showcasing oddities vendors and dark artists in the country. We are a one of a kind event and the first to do what we specialize in. We take tremendous pride in this and hope to gain your support along the way.
Rainy Day Revival Presents: Museum of Marvelous Mutations “The World’s Largest Traveling Freak Show” Price: $5 (must also have expo admission ticket) Kids 5 and under free (freak show only)
From the beginning of time, life itself has been a mystery. Men have spent lifetimes deciphering God’s plan and Mother Nature's abilities. Somewhere between science and faith, we all stand mystified by the odd, the strange, and the unusual.
We have become accustomed to the physical makeup in which most animals are born, but sometimes Mother Nature throws a curve ball and creates a mystery. See the world’s largest traveling collection of real life mutations. Be amazed at the true anomalies. Be mesmerized as you stroll through our maze of creatures that seem not of this world: animals with two heads, real cyclops beasts, and animals with multiple limbs. Experience a fairy tale come true, and witness first-hand what no one else will easily believe.
Never has a freak show this huge, this amazing, and this extravagant ever hit the oddities circuit. If you loved last year’s show, you definitely don’t want to miss this year’s!
* This show is not only entertaining, but educational. This is a walk-through booth with no specific entry times. It is very tasteful and appropriate for all ages.
* 2-Headed Duckling Taxidermy Class * Price: $235 (includes admission) 10AM - 4PM
More info: odditiesandcuriositiesexpo.com/classes
Come join us for our two headed duckling taxidermy class hosted by Heather Clark of Sleeping Sirens. From total novice to experienced taxidermist, everyone is welcome to partake. Build your two headed duckling mount from scratch with hands on help and a comprehensive walkthrough guide. Your duckling specimen, tools/supplies, and creative goodies are supplied - just bring yourself and your imagination. All specimens are sustainably sourced, NOTHING was killed for the sake of the class or the O&C Expo.
Two 15 minute breaks and a 30 minute lunch allow you to still shop at the O&C Expo.
Class price and ticketing are per person, no sharing is allowed. Each person in class must have a ticket.
Students under 18 are encouraged but require parent or legal guardian permission. Parents or legal guardians of students that are 16 or under may accompany the student in the classroom, but we need to know in advance.
Tickets are non refundable. Once your ticket is purchased our instructor preps your hides and your supplies are ordered just for you.
Previous students please note that each class is completely different! You will learn an entirely new set of skills and methods for taxidermy. We hope to continue to help you expand your hands on knowledge.