Bringing the classic circus sideshow experience to a new generation
The Palace of Illusions Sideshow
One of the last remaining 10-in-1 Circus Sideshows (Freak Show) left in the world. See the World’s Strangest People like Spidora the Spider Girl, The Master Magician, Miss Electra, Serpentina the Snake Woman, and so much more!
Gabora The Living Ape Girl (Girl to Gorilla)
Watch carefully as a BEAUTIFUL young woman is caged and visibly transforms into a 450lb GORILLA before your very eyes! You better hope she doesn’t break out of the cage!
Coralia The Living Mermaid
Have you ever seen a REAL LIVING MERMAID!? This is the closest you’ll ever get! Coralia the “Living Waterbaby” is a REAL LIVE GIRL who appears swimming in an 6″ fishbowl! She can see you, and you can even ask her questions!
Assorted Sideshow Exhibits & Acts
Are you look to hire some of the World’s STRANGEST Performers & Attractions for your event!? From Helga the Headless Woman, to Fire-Eaters, Jugglers, Magicians, and more… The Great American Sideshow Company can supply you from our Cornacopia of the Bizzare!
About The Great American Sidehow Co.
The Great American Sideshow Company was started near Detroit, Michigan in 2014 by attorney/historian/empresario Keith M. Stickley, Esq.
Stickley has long been fascinated by historical forms of entertainment, most notably genres with a strong connection to Americana. Before becoming and attorney and producer, he spent nearly a decade on the road performing a magic and comedy act throughout the world on cruise ships resorts, and corporate events.
Along with running a succesful law firm, Stickley decided to pursue his dream of helping keep the fading art of Sideshow alive by building, restoring, and touring sideshow attractions.
The Great American Sideshow Company now tours its attractions throughout the country at fairs, festivals, carnivals, and even private and corporate events.
During Abbott’s 80 plus year history, the magic shop has supported the side show industry manufacturing many of these effects and to this day still sells workshop plans to them. This year, as a special celebration at the 80th Magic Get Together we are endeavoring to bring a slice of the experience to our guests. Read more about PRESS RELEASE THE RETURN OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW[…]
This year (1972) more than seventy-five million people in the United States will visit a carnival of some sort. Tens of thousands will buy a ticket to see a side show. All of the larger carnivals carry a major side show and most carnivals carry one or more “grind shows.” The outdoor show business field Read more about SIDE SHOW SORCERY: THE TEN IN ONE SHOW PART 1 by Walt Hudson[…]
A grind show is one that runs continuously. The attraction is presented on a small platform at one end of the tent. The tent housing the standard grind show is 20 feet by 20 feet. Large flashy canvas banners usually 4 feet by 6 feet depict what the attraction is. Most grind shows will have Read more about SIDE SHOW SORCERY: THE TEN IN ONE SHOW PART 2 by Walt Hudson[…]
The most amazing illusion grind show playing the large carnivals today is the Girl to Gorilla Show. The effect is awe inspiring. A girl enters a cabinet and closes the door consisting of a series of bars about ten inches apart. The interior of the cabinet-cage is fully lighted. As she stands there facing the Read more about SIDE SHOW SORCERY: THE TEN IN ONE SHOW PART 3 by Walt Hudson[…]