If you find yourself digging the strange and unusual, this may be right up your alley!

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Oddities and Curiosities

If you find yourself drawn to odd or maybe even weird things, you may be a fan of oddities and curiosities, but not even know it! If you're wondering what exactly classifies something as an "oddity" dictionary.com describes an oddity as:

an odd or remarkably unusual person, thing, or event.
the quality of being odd; singularity, strangeness, or eccentricity.
an odd characteristic or trait; peculiarity.
For instance, in my home, I'm a big fan of having oddities and curiosities just because I think they're cool. To me, it's finding beauty in strange places.
 For instance, I found a beautiful vintage framed butterfly that I had to have! It's a real butterfly posed inside of a round frame with flowers.  I also have a little bottle with spotted Gecko eggs inside that was a gift from a friend and a few other weird things and small taxidermy (that I make sure to only purchase sustainably) that I just think are cool.

Celebrate the Strange and Unusual At an Oddities & Curiosities Expo

Recently a friend sent me this event on Facebook, and when I saw it I knew I HAD to go! An expo designed for all things weird?  I'm HERE for it.

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo will take place in Louisville, Kentucky on February 4th, 2023.
For Lovers of the Strange, Unusual & Bizarre...
DATE: Saturday, February 4th 2023
TIME: 10AM - 6PM
LOCATION: Kentucky Exposition Center - South Wing A
ENTRY COST: $10 advance / $15 day of
Kids 12 and under free (no ticket needed)
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.
If this sounds right up your alley, you can learn more about the upcoming Oddities & Curiosities Expo, here.

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