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Please Note: The Astoria Freak Show is for adults and will not be kid-friendly. We hope to produce a kid-friendly version of the Freak Show in the future.

What is the Astoria Freak Show?

The Astoria Freak Show will be a spectacle unlike anything seen in these parts since the arrival of Lewis and Clark! We’ll have freaks. We’ll have so many freaks it will make your head spin. Some of the incredible feats of nature and human abilities may include: sword swallowers, human pincushions, magicians, fabulous clowns and dancers, freaky musicians, people with fake body parts tattooed over their real body parts, people with weights hanging from their noses and nipples, people who can solve math problems incredibly quickly, maybe a good rhubarb pie, and so much more.

Please Note: The Astoria Freak Show is for adults and will not be kid-friendly. We hope to produce a kid-friendly version of the Freak Show in the future.

When and when is this happening?

It’s all happening on May 11 at the McVarish Secret Gallery at 160 10th Street in Astoria between the hours of 5pm and 8pm. There are no set “show times.” Stop in at any time between those hours and see what’s happening.

What sort of freaks?

Do you have a talent or ability that might shock, amaze, intrigue, bedazzle, or otherwise entertain normal adults?

Are you able to perform or exhibit this talent or ability indoors in a safe way? (No motorcycle stunts, in other words)

We’re looking for everything from contortionists, to magicians, to clowns, to musicians, to performance artists, to people who can make amazing shadow animals.

The things that we don’t want include: acts that are harmful or hurtful to other people, acts that are harmful or hurtful to animals, and acts that are illegal.

Sounds great! How do I sign up?

Just fill out our Performer Application Form!

But, what if I’m not that kind of freak?

We also need volunteers, sponsors, artists, and more! If you’re interested in getting involved in any way at all, visit our Job and Volunteer Opportunities page and get in touch!

We can’t wait to meet you!

Astoria Freak Show is Sponsored By

And Many Others! Visit our Sponsor Page for a complete list!