I attended Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird in Akron, OH on 8/20/2022 and 8/21/2022. I have heard about this event for years (since 2016/2017 year), so I finally decided 2022 was the year to check it out!
I've had events go better than this, and I have had events go worse, so I can't really complain. However, I have heard great things about this event, so I was expecting it go a little better than what it did.
Set up was extremely easy, staff was so friendly, the creepy/spooky/oddball vibes of the event were spot on, the location of the event was next to tons of small, local places to eat, the event had free parking.... there was SO much going for this event and I wanted to love it desperately, but the foot traffic just wasn't there, unfortuantely. I'm not sure if I attended an off year, but foot traffic was much slower than what I was expecting.
With that being said, if you are an artist local to this event, I'd say give it a shot. If you would have to get a hotel for this event, I'd have to say pass on it. I loved the event overall and it was great to explore downtown Akron, so I may give it another go in the future!