Join Me This Saturday, September 5 at A Festival of Oddities in Charlotte Michigan

Saturday, September 5, 2020
Courthouse Square Museum
100 W. Lawrence Ave.
Charlotte, MI 48813

I'll have copies of Pumpkins and Party Themes and Haunted Flint available for purchase.

Presented by Scream Queen Productions and The Courthouse Square Association, A Festival of Oddities is a day-long celebration of all things weird and macabre in Michigan.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 festival will look a bit different. Rather than the full-on festival we were planning, it will be more of a macabre farmer’s market. All social distance and safety guidelines must be followed by organizers. vendors, and attendees.

YOU MUST BRING A MASK! We cannot stress this enough. Masks are required at all times indoors, and any time social distancing cannot be maintained outdoors. You will not be permitted into the festival without one. Disposable masks will be available for purchase at the welcome tent.

SIX FEET APART! Please keep your distance from vendors and other guests at all times, including if/when you are standing in line.

DO NOT TOUCH anything you don't intend to purchase, to the degree that it's possible. Please respect the individual rules of each vendor.

SANITIZE OFTEN. There will be a hand sanitizing station near the port-a-johns, as well as small bottles of sanitizer available for purchase at the welcome tent.

DO NOT COME if you are under the weather. Even if you suspect it's just allergies. Even if it's probably just a cold. If you don't feel well, stay home.

HAVE FUN. The world is a different place now, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy each other's company. There will be lots to do and see and buy at the festival, we just have to do it safely. Thank you for understanding. 

Support small business! Shop with over 50 local artists and makers, who will be peddling their creepy wares. Grab a snack or a full-on meal from one of several award-winning food trucks. (Or all of them!) Explore the haunted Courthouse Square Museum, where you’ll find oddities from around the globe.

Meet true crime and paranormal authors and podcasters, swing by the axe throwing wall, take part in a freakshow photo session, and grab a kitten on your way out! (Seriously, Saved by Zade will be there with adoptable kittens.)

The Courthouse Square Museum was built in 1885, and for nearly 100 years, it served as the venue for all of Eaton County's court cases, from serial killers to the first woman in Michigan to ever be convicted of murder. Today, the museum is a beautiful piece of history. During the festival, it will house The Sturgill Collection: Medical and Paranormal Oddities from Around the World (hosted by Pam and Chris Sturgill of Stimson Hospital,) Halloween Through the Ages (hosted by the Courthouse Square Association,) The Snake Pit (hosted by Saving Scales Reptile Rescue of Michigan) and The Harvest: Mini Sessions (hosted by Erica Jo Photography, LLC.)

The museum will be open the same hours as the festival, 11-7. Admission is $5/person. Like most buildings built in the 1800s, the museum is not wheelchair accessible- you have to be able to climb stairs just to get to the entrance. MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES INSIDE THE MUSEUM. COVID capacity restrictions will be adhered to, so there may be a wait to get in at times.

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