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Sideshow weekend July 3-5 at Playland-not-by-the beach

On July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2009 Playland-Not-At-The-Beach is holding a Sideshow weekend in honor of the Greatest Entertainer in American history, P.T. Barnum! Barnum wowed audiences for years with his various museums, circuses and sideshows that featured some of the greatest acts, performers and hoaxes ever seen.

Learn all about sideshow as our experts give talks, show movies and answer your questions about the sideshow! See rare artifacts from some of the most famous sideshow performers in history, our collection of sideshow artwork, and maybe even a surprise appearance by sideshow performers? You’ll only find out if you attend!

In addition, we’ll be featuring “The Magical Creatures of the World”, an interactive game for children to test their knowledge of Fantastic Animals, real or imaginary! P.T. Barnum fabricated many strange and bizarre creatures to captivate the public but not all of the incredible animals he featured were fake. This game will test your knowledge as to what animal is real and which animals are make-believe!

The special events of the Sideshow Weekend are in addition to all of Playland's regular attractions. Guests pay one low price to enter and can stay all day: $10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission. Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a nonprofit Museum of Fun. Designed and built entirely by volunteers, the 20+ interactive exhibits celebrate the magic and history of America's bygone amusements -- circuses, carnivals, magic, sides shows, penny arcades, amusement devices, pinball arcades, haunted houses, and beautiful art everywhere. Our goal is to educate newer generations about the bygone days and allow those who remember Whitney's Playland and the Sutro Baths the opportunity to recapture the glorious sights and sounds of that marvelous era.
10979 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Website is www.playland-not-at-the-beach.org
(510) 932-8966 Cell Phone
(510) 592-3002 24-Hour Information Line
Run dates: 2009-06-19 - 2009-07-05

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