Looking for something to do? We’ve got you!

Open Oct
7

Gum Baby @ Museum of Museums

This show at MoM will turn the party 🪩

Oddities & Curiosities Expo @ Seattle Convention Center

No body parts this year ☺️

A display of oddities and curiosities at the expo
Oct
29
Too Late — You Missed It!

Saturday, October 29th 10 am – 6 pm

A convention about all things weird is rolling into town the weekend before Halloween. The Oddities & Curiosities Expo will be at the Seattle Convention Center all day on Halloween Saturday. The event is “one part horror convention and one part dark arts” with lots of strange sprinkled in. On the one hand, the expo is like your typical convention with a room full of vendors selling wares from their particular niche. The wares at this convention, though, are “antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, creepy clothing, odd jewelry, skulls/bones, funeral collectibles & much more.” What a mix! According to the site, the sale of real bats was banned in January 2020, and the sale or real human remains was banned just last month.

The selling human remains ban probably had something to do with the trouble the expo ran into in Portland last year. The expo hosted a “Death Science class” where people could pay to watch a real cadaver get dissected ($250 for normal tickets, $500 for VIP). Legally, this was fine, but it upset many people, including the widow of the dissected dead man. So, because of that event, Multnomah County banned the “public display of human remains for profit” this past year. 

While the expo no longer offers live autopsy events, visitors can still pay extra to visit a freak show or take a taxidermy class. The freak show costs $5 and gets you access to the world of two-headed animals, cyclops, and other anomalies. The taxidermy class costs $235, lasts 6 hours (from 10 am to 4 pm) and will show you how to make a two-headed duckling. There’s something for everyone at this expo! 

📸: Oddities & Curiosities Expo

Nathalie is a writer focused on anything she finds weird or fun. Sometimes this includes local politics and the environment, sometimes this involves scootering half-nude in Tacoma. She used to work as a staff writer at The Stranger where she did a lot of that sort of thing. She detests dentists and loves costume parties.

🎟️ Top Picks

Loading...

🎟️ No more boring weekends 🎟️

Welcome to The Ticket,
your new guide to Seattle!

Poke around. You’ll see we’re full of neighborhood guides, planners, top picks, and getaways.

🥳 Are you throwing an event you know the city will love? Tell us about it.

📧 We’re just getting started, but if you notice any event details looking wonky, send us a note at theticket@seattletimes.com.