McHorney Odditorium Unveiling May 8-10

Just What CURRITUCK COUNTY needs… more FREAKS!

Currituck County’s very own roadside attraction is unveiling the 224 year-old Civil War plantation home, known as Historical McHorney’s Odditorium (Cabinet of Curiosities) this May 8th, 9th and 10th. Focused on independent arts, and dedicated to the community of Currituck County, this incredible landmark is recognized by the Historical Society. If the walls of this former home to slaves could speak, the stories would tell of Civil War era history. You’ll hear live bands performing on the time-period outdoor stage. You witness first hand, the Outer Banks' very first, authentic curiosity shop! This cabinet of curiosities exhibits odd taxidermy, preserved specimens in jars, peculiar circus sideshow memorabilia, old artifacts and antiques and even an art gallery.

McHorney’s is located in Barco, North Carolina and named after former residents Samuel and Edmund McHorney. The locally grown McHorney’s was better known for rescuing wounded confederate soldiers. Having barely escaped death by hanging from the Union, the McHorney’s risked their own lives to hide and secretly nurse soldiers back to health in this very home. Samuel McHorney would lead soldiers back to their ships through swamps and heavy marsh lands late at night and would eventually lead up to the capture of the infamous U.S. Steamer Transport Maple Leaf as well as the successful rescue mission of confederate prisoners of war. The Virginia Pilot actually printed this story 100 years ago on February 9th, 1913. Historical McHorney’s Odditorium is a non-profit organization, a museum, oddity shop, art gallery, music venue, and event center.

(As seen on Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, ESPN, FOX)
Historical McHorney’s Odditorium presents the WORLDS GREATEST
CIRCUS STUNTSHOW, HELLZAPOPPIN CIRCUS SIDESHOW REVUE plus live music from national recording artist Danka and local band, Soul House Revival.

HELLZAPOPPIN IS DROPPING THE ANCHOR FOR THREE NIGHTS AT: Historical McHorney’s Odditorium 4429 Caratoke HWY, Barco, NC 27917. ALL-AGES (parental guidance). Bands, KIDZONE and festivities are FREE! Circus Ticket Prices $10. TICKETS ARE LIMITED and going FAST so get yours online now! Advance Tickets:
Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow Revue is vaudeville remake of the 1930’s-40’s Broadway Show & Movie. It’s an underground ROCK-N-ROLL stunt show extravaganza where some of the most deadly stunts in live entertainment are performed to the sounds of crazed fans and crowd pleasing ROCK-N-ROLL music.

Spectators will experience extreme performances using the human anatomy and death defying stunts of mind over matter, yet with no blood and no pain. This Vaudeville freak show of wonder and dark humor features LIVE stunts like: Fire Eating * The Bed of Nails * Glass Walking * The Human Block-head * The Razor Sharp Machete Walk * Acrobatic Stunts * Glass Eating * Fire Breathing * Sword Swallowing * The Famous Blade Box Illusion * Human Oddities Curiosities and much more.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND TIMES: EVENT DOOR TIMES Friday 6 PM to 10 PM Saturday 12 PM to 10 PM Sunday 12 PM to 10 PM Artisan Vendors, Food, Beer & Wine provided by (TBA) all day open to close. KIDZONE (open til dark) includes bounce house, games, face painting and more.

The event and music are FREE however the Circus Tickets are $10 and shows last up to 1.5 hours in length.
Parental Guidance suggested, some acts can be considered extreme for young viewers. Show Times:
Friday 7:00 PM and another show at 9:30 PM Saturday 7:00 PM and another show at 9:30 PM Sunday 7:00 PM

FREE Live-Music on the main stage from national band, Danka: Friday 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM Saturday 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM Sunday 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
FREE Live-Music on the main stage from local band, Soul House Revival: Saturday 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM Sunday 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
FREE Acoustic Music (Artist TBA) Saturday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Sunday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Bryce “The Govna” Graves for Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow Revue: 

Erica Mason for Historical McHorney’s Odditorium:        

Sponsored in part by the Currituck County Department of Travel & Tourism & Max Media

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