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Abbott's 84th Get Together Special Events

Don't miss any of the following great events AUG 3-6 2022
For more info and pics on any of these special events click on the name below or scroll down for all events!

33rd Golf Classic
Friday Ghost Show
Target: Midnight Book Release
Spook Show Cards
Colon Street Performers
Magic Capital of the World
Magic Lectures
Slightly Irregular Book Sale
Magician Cemetery Tour with Al the Only
Colon Arts & Crafts Show
Abbott Talent Contest
Spook Show Q&A
Colon Historical Museum Magic Exhibit
Old Fashion Magic Show
Face Painting





33rd Annual
MAGICIAN GOLFERS - GOLFERS WHO LOVE MAGIC - AUGUST 2nd
All registrants of the Get-Together who like to golf are welcome!

No Frills Golf Classic

You need to be at the 33rd Annual Open Colon "No Frills" Golf Classic, Tuesday, August 2, 2021 8:15am.

St. Joe Valley Golf Club
24953 M-86
Nottawa, MI 49091
(269) 467-6275
stjoevalleygolf.com

Call Al The Only 1-808-874-2591 for more information or to confirm a tee time. This is open to all golfers who are registered for the Abbott's Magic Get-Together. The cost is $10 plus the cart and golf fees. The course has clubs for rent, but please call them 1-269-467-6275 to reserve a set. PM, text, e-mail (altheonly@aol.com) or call Al at 1-808-874-2591 to let me know that you'll be joining us.

FORE a history of this event click here!!!

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No Frills Golf Classic



John Bundy and Morgan
FRIDAY EVENING GHOST SHOW
An evening of theatrical horrors

Ghost Show

Ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night are all a part of the haunted happenings that will fill the Colon stage on Friday, August 5th at 8pm..

John Bundy is known worldwide as an authority on creating theme shows for Halloween. In 2003, Magic, the independent magazine for magicians hailed him as "Halloween magic's greatest innovator." Later, in 2005, they devoted the cover of the October issue to John Bundy and his numerous Halloween productions.

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Ghost Show



Abbott's Magic Presents
TARGET MIDNIGHT BOOK RELEASE
The incredible story of the midnight spook show and seances

Target Midnight

The midnight spook shows and seances are brought back to life in this new book by Abbott's Magic. Bill Neff, Philip Morris, Silkini, Ray-Mond, Marquis, and many others who ruled the theatre stages at the midnigh hour for several decades. Many pictures, drawing, magic effects, and stories in this 500 + page book. There will be many special events surrounding the release of this book during the Get Together including special sales and a question & answer session/book signing!

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Target Midnight



Start your spook show collection with an affordable item like
SPOOK SHOW CARDS
48 Cards in each set

Spook Cards

In keeping with our mini theme of the magic spook show we plan to exhibit several collectible items, some of these may be expensive or not for sale at all, but here is a collectible item that most everyone can afford, Spook Show Trading Cards! These are in packs of 48 cards (a complete set of spook show cards series 2) for $20 which calculates to less than 50 cents per cards. The cards are beautiful and in full color, and on the back is a description of the act or spook show. We suggest you display them in a book with baseball card holders which will keep the cards safe and allow you to view them anytime. We will have one set on display in a book so you can check them out and get your collection started today.

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Spook Cards



Colon Michigan
MAGIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD DURING THE MAGIC GET TOGETHER AUGUST 3-6
The entire town celebrates Magic Week during the Get Together!

Magic Week

The Village of Colon doubles in population during Magic Week (Aug 3-6 2022) and many great events take place in the town. First lets not forget Colon's significance to Magic and Michigan history as it is a Michigan Historical (Site P24712 Honoring Colon & Blackstone).

Individual shops have their own specials and events each year. Colon also has 3 magic shops in town and there are usually used magic sales going on around the city. Not a day goes by without street performances by magicians, musicians, and other entertainers. Friday and Saturday are accented with barbecues on the street as well as many delicacies served both inside and outside. Each year is different and each event very special so stop by this year and check it out, there is truly nothing better than Colon Michigan during Magic Week Aug 3-6 2022!



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Magic Week



Magic Lectures every day during the Get Together
MAGIC LECTURES AUGUST 3-6
Includes several solo lectures and two group lectures

Lectures

Abbott's has several lectures during the week including solo lectures by John Bundy, Guy Harrison, and Lance Burton. There is also at least one group lectures, the group lecture is Joel Hodgson, Bizzaro, and Nick Diffate All the lectures are included in your full registration.

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Lectures



While They Last
SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR BOOK SALE AT THE MAGIC GET TOGETHER
It begins at 10:30am Aug 3rd in the Dealers Room

Slightly Irregular Book Sale

What happens when a magic shop gets a book with a minor imperfection such as a bent cover or a folded page? What happens if you buy 20 magic books and only sell 2 of them in a year? You sell the items at the Slightly Irregular Book Sale (wholesale or lower in most cases) once a year to help clear inventory. Some of the sale books are listed below.

OPEN PREDICTION PROJECT - REG $66, SALE $33
EXPERIENCING THE IMPOSSIBLE - REG $40, SALE $20 (2)
RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC - REG $102, SALE $51
SWAMI/MANTRA - REG $72, SALE $36
SUPER SIZED SILLY - REG $72, SALE $36
ILLUSION F/X - REG $42, SALE $21
TELESHOCK - REG $30, SALE $4 (2)
DELAND: MYSTERY & MADNESS - REG $180, SALE $90
ROVI REVEALS - REG $10, SALE $2 (6)
FLIM FLAM CONGLOMERATION - REG $90, SALE $45
TRUTH FABLES - REG $120, SALE $60
RESTAURANT WORKERS HANDBOOK - REG $30, SALE $15

To view the complete list click here, we will be updating it constantly as the event approaches so stop back to see whats been added.

Slightly Irregular Book Sale



Al the Only
COLON CEMETERY TOUR
Al continues a wonderful Get Together tradition

Magic Cemetery Tour

Al The Only takes you on a tour of the Colon cemetery where many famous magicians are buried. Al explains who each magician was, what they did and some insight about them in his own, inimitable way. This tour is a favorite project of Al's. Why? One reason could be that 18 years earlier Karrell Fox gave Al the same tour, check it out here

Al The Only has been featured in many local publications and magazines such as "Crain's Small Business", "Money", and "Success", for his work in Corporate America. Although he typically performs at company banquets, cocktail parties and hospitality suites, you can also find him working at trade shows and sales meetings.



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Magic Cemetery Tour



Sponsored by the Colon Chamber of Commerce
COLON STREET PERFORMERS AT THE MAGIC GET TOGETHER AUGUST 3-6
For the first time you will know who is performing where in the streets of Colon

Colon Busking Experience

What an outstanding free event this is. The Colon Chamber of Commerce have put together some of the best buskers in the world to perform on the streets of Colon during the Get Together.

Wed Aug 3 Noon - Busker outside M&M; Grill
Wed Aug 3 2PM - Busker outside Berkshire Hathaway
Thu Aug 4 Noon - Busker outside Dawn & Phils
Thu Aug 4 2PM - Busker outside Curly's
Fri Aug 5 11AM - Busker outside Dawn & Phils
Fri Aug 5 Noon - Busker outside Village Market
Fri Aug 5 1:00PM - Busker outside Elementary School
Fri Aug 5 4:30PM - Busker outside 5 Star Pizza
Sat Aug 6 11AM - Busker outside Elementary School
Sat Aug 6 Noon - Busker outside American Legion
Sat Aug 6 3PM - Busker outside Historical Museum
Sat Aug 6 4PM - Busker outside 5 Star Pizza


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Colon Busking Experience



Sponsored by Colon's Friends of the Library
COLON ARTS and CRAFTS FAIR
The entire town celebrates Magic Week during the Get Together!

Magic Week Arts and Craft Fair

Colon Rabbit Ears, Face Painting, Live Bands and Entertainments, plus some of the best craft booths you will see in Michigan. This long running event is traditional to Magic Week in Colon and really provides a great shopping experience for all members of the family. Everything from bird houses to hub cap art to sponsoring an exchange student may be found at the Craft show. This event begins Friday, August 5th from 11am till 5pm, then again on Saturday August 6th from 11am till 5 pm. The event takes place on Canal street which is adjacent to the Library. If you would like to be a vendor at this event, fill out the Vendor Form.

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Magic Week Arts & Craft Fair



Check out Colon's Magical History
COLON HISTORICAL MAGIC EXHIBIT
at the Colon Historical Museum!

Colon Magic Exhibit

The Community Historical Society of Colon was organized in 1974 to promote interest in all aspects of the history of Colon and the surrounding area. To help fulfill its purpose the society established and today maintains the museum which opened on July 4th, 1976.

You could almost call the Museum's Magic Exhibit Colon's own "Magic Hall of Fame" as you will see articles and items from many of the past performers who have graced the Abbott stage. The museum is opened during the Get Together from 3pm till 5:00 pm.

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Colon Magic Exhibit



Abbotts Magic Get Together
STAGE TALENT CONTEST
See the talent of tomorrow today !

Stage Talent Contest

Not only do you see the future talent of magic, you can be a part of it because registered members who watch the talent competition are given a vote for what they think is the best act. Some of the past performers who have participated in the talent contest as teenagers are listed below.

  • Lance Burton
  • Mac King
  • Jeff Hobson
  • Franz Harary
  • David Kotkin (aka David Copperfield)

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  • Stage Talent Contest



    Saturday at Noon
    SPOOK SHOW Q&A/BOOK SIGNING
    Todays Three Top Terror Talents!

    Spook Show Q&A

    Saturday at noon we have a very special event, a "Spook Show Q&A/book signing at the High School. Our hand selected panel has about 75 years of spook show experience between them so if you have a question about spook shows (or just like listening to the answers), you won't want to miss this event! We'll start with a brief history of each performer then find out what their favorite spook effects are, what works, what doesn't work, and any other question you might have.

  • John Bundy - Spooktacular
  • David Seebach - Illusions in the Night
  • Keith Stickley - Dr. Scream

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  • Spook Show Book Signing



    $5 Magic Shows at the Abbott Showroom
    ABBOTT'S AFTERNOON MAGIC SHOWS
    Family Friendly Magicians are your host for afternoon magic!

    Daily Magic Shows

    Bring the whole family to a good old fashioned magic show! As if there was not enough magic going on this week, Abbott's brings you daily magic shows from its historical showroom twice a day during the Get Together. These shows are only $5 a head and last about 20 - 40 minutes and you will be sitting in bleachers under Abbott's historical ceiling which is covered with classic magic posters (some of the ceiling posters are valued in the tens of thousands of dollars).



    1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Wed - Saturday (Aug 3-6)

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    Daily Magic Shows



    Family fun and family prices
    FACE PAINTING AT THE MAGIC GET TOGETHER AUGUST 3-6
    Award Winning Artist Carol Hendrix!

    Face Painting

    Take a Master's degree in Education, a background in fine arts, years of experience in children's entertainment, and what do you get? Carol Hendrix! After teaching for over six years in the California school districts, Carol moved to Illinois and decided on a career path that involved more creativity. This award-winning artist will be face painting in front of Five Star Pizza from 3:00-6:00 each day of the Get-Together. Come visit her with your most creative design requests; she loves a good challenge!





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    Face Painting





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