Courthouse Square Museum
100 W. Lawrence Ave, Charlotte, MI
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Voted one of the top local art festivals in 2020’s Top of the Town competition, Mid-Michigan’s original oddities festival is presented by Scream Queen Productions and The Courthouse Square Association. Admission to the grounds is free for all ages. Admission to the historic Courthouse Square Museum is $5/person. Come be a part of the festival with heart!
Our Macabre Marketplace features over 100 of the state’s most talented artists and makers. Hit up Food Truck Row for a wide variety of delicious cuisine from all over The Mitten. Stop by our circus-themed photo booth and take home a one-of-a-kind of souvenir. Have your caricature drawn or get your face painted. Visit the Kitten Tent and rescue a new furry family member. Play vintage carnival games to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. Visit the Axe Wall to blow off some steam. Peruse the Living Library, which features the best paranormal, true crime, and horror authors in the state. Buy autographed copies of their books and chat with them one-on-one. Keep an eye out for Sickin and Scurvy, and other ghouls and goblins roaming the grounds.
Inside the museum, explore The Sturgill Collection: Oddities from Around the Globe. Bid on one-of-a-kind items at our silent auction, benefitting EVE (End Violent Encounters.) Climb into the Snake Pit and rescue a scaly new friend. Meet the Paranormal Collective, a group of experienced investigators from around the state. Hear their first-hand accounts of hauntings in Michigan, and get an up-close and personal look at how their gear works. Attend presentations throughout the day in the historic courtroom, hosted by experts in the fields of true crime, the paranormal, and more.
The mission of A Festival of Oddities is to provide support to local small businesses, artists, and charitable organizations, all while offering the community a fun, affordable, unique experience.
The festival premiered in 2019 and was an immediate hit, drawing thousands of guests from around the state and beyond. In 2020, a socially-distanced version of the festival was held in support of local artists and small businesses, and had a safe, successful turnout. The 2021 festival will be held in accordance with any and all state guidelines issued to combat the pandemic.
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