James Freeman is not your average antique dealer. After being a collector of macabre and death-related objects for many years, he decided to turn his fascination into a business: Freeman and Fugate Oddities Company.

Oddities dealers plan Atlanta event with vendors, sideshow performance

Two oddities dealers, one local and the other from New York, have planned a big event to take place early next year in Atlanta. 

James Freeman of Freeman and Fugate Oddities Co. and Mike Zohn of Obscura Antiques & Oddities and the TV show “Oddities” are putting on The Atlanta Oddities Market. The event will feature 25 vendors peddling rare and extraordinary items, and guests will have access to a cash bar while they peruse the wares. 

A sideshow performance by Captain & Maybelle will happen at 3 p.m. The couple’s act, which has been featured on “America's Got Talent,” has been known to include such feats as sword swallowing and fire spitting. (Captain was recently recovering after becoming injured during a sword-swallowing stunt at the Clermont Lounge.)

The market will go down from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 9 at The Circus School of Atlanta, 575 Boulevard SE. Tickets will only be sold at the door on the day of the event. Admission is $10, but children 10 and under get in free.

At a pre-party event the evening prior, guests can check out vendors, a cash bar, sideshow entertainment and a tintype booth with props such as a human skull and an antique Ouija board. It will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight on Feb 8. at the Highland Ballroom. Admission is $10.

For more information on Freeman and Fugate, check out this podcast:

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