The Oddities and Curiosities Expo comes back to New Orleans for its third annual tour on Saturday, September 21. It will be hosted in the John A. Alario, Sr. Event center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Expo features many strange things most people don’t see every day, such as preserved animal bodies and body parts. However, vendors at the Expo have to obtain their items from sustainably. This is exemplified by their taxidermy classes.
In every city, the Expo offers the chance to taxidermy and mount a mouse. Oddities guarantees that the mice are ethically sourced and have died of natural causes. Everything you need is covered by your ticket cost. This includes the specimen, taxidermy tools and mounting blocks, and accessories for the mouse. And, you’ll instax photos as souvenirs. The classes will be offered for $100 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m, but only the 3 p.m. class still has seats available.
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There are 138 confirmed vendors for the show. Along with being ethical, the vendors’ items must be legal to sell and own in Louisiana. Sadly, vendor applications are already closed for this year. But, if you want to be a part of the show, there’s still a chance.
Oddities brings with it the option of being suspended in the air by metal clamps. You must be 18 or older to sign up for this ride. If you want to see the Expo but not the human suspension, don’t worry. The area will be in a corner of the building, and you will be provided with a map.
The expo offers $10 general admission tickets and allows kids 12 and under to walk in for free. VIP tickets would be $20, but they’ve sold out this year. The video below shows what New Orleans Expo offered last year. Warning, the human suspension will also be shown.
For more information, visit the official website for the Oddities and Curiosities Expo.