YES! Cash and credit is accepted at the door.
YES! The large majority of vendors accept both cash and card. If they only accept cash, they will have signs up.
** PLEASE NOTE: We recommend only buying direct from our ticketing and not through anyone selling via Facebook. Lots of scammers out there!
Though we truly appreciate how much interest we get regarding volunteer work, we do not need volunteers at our shows. We have an awesome staff at each show making sure everything is running smoothly.
Visit our "Events" tab for applications available.
The safety of our guests, vendors and staff is very important to us. We're doing all we can to provide a safe environment for our show. We ask that everyone follows our simple guidelines! Please view all COVID-19 safety guidelines on our "COVID" tab and refer to your specific event page for your states additional guidelines.
We are an all ages event! Families come and enjoy their day with us all the time. But, it depends on the child and if they get frightened easily. We normally say, "Parental Discretion Advised".
YES! Please do! We love when our awesome attendees show up in costume. Make note: Depending on venue you may have to undergo a bag or quick costume search before entering.
We do not process refunds for tickets purchased *unless the event is fully canceled. You can however sell your ticket to another person! All they need is the barcode on the ticket. NO REFUNDS IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND.
If you have not received your online merch order after 10 business days, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheelchairs: Yes, always. Each venue is ADA compliant. We do NOT provide wheelchairs. Its best to contact the venue to check if they offer wheelchair rentals.
Large bags: Yes, but they are subject to search before entering.
Animals: Service animals only.
Please talk with the vendor you are purchasing from and they will contact show management. At that time show management will coordinate pulling your vehicle up closer for pick up.
None of the animals you see at our event were killed for the sake of art or collecting for the O&C Expo. All of our vendors are required to source sustainably. This can come from a variety of sources including: vet clinics, farms, sanctuaries, road kill, foraging, antique auctions and more.
Instead of being discarded, our vendors give these animals another purpose in the afterlife - whether its beauty is preserved in a jar, becomes a taxidermy mount, or used in an art piece.
Each city and venue is different on parking cost, where to enter, etc etc. We ALWAYS submit an information post in each Facebook event page leading up to event day. If you already have tickets, you will received information via email.
You will no longer see the presence of bats at the Oddities & Curiosities Expo. In this day and age, Indonesian bats are being killed at alarming rates for the sake of art/collecting, etc. As we began to notice the increased popularity in bats, we started to do some extensive research on the topic and as we dug deeper and deeper, we grew more and more upset by the reality that is buying/selling Indonesian bats. We work hard to ensure our vendors are buying through sustainable sources, but the sad and unfortunate truth is that many (Indonesian) bats are no longer sustainably sourced - legally imported or not. Many people were completely unaware of this growing issue and all we can do now is educate those unaware and continue to make improvements and changes over time. Not all bats sold are Indonesian and sourced this way, but we found it best to remove bats completely.
We hope you all understand why we are making this stance. The bat mounts, shadow boxes and art that you may already own are amazing pieces and truly memorialize these beautiful and interesting creatures. Many people (buyers and sellers alike) had no idea of the issues revolving around this topic. We wish it wasn’t this way, but at this point we no longer want to contribute. Because of these facts you will no longer be able to purchase real bats at our shows.
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