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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
Spooky Collectibles
Dealers Room
Colon Street Performers
Magic Capital of the World
Magic Lectures
Showroom Specials
Slightly Irregular Book Sale
Magician Cemetery Tour with Al The Only
Colon Arts & Crafts Show
Magic For Gospel Magicians
Vent O Rama
Curly's 30th Closeup Contest
Abbott Talent Contest
Spook Show Q&A
Colon Historical Museum Magic Exhibit
Old Fashion Magic Show
Sterlini Live At Five
Laflin Grand Magic Classic Show
Face Painting

33rd Annual
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, 2022 8:15am.

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

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 ( 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
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
The incredible story of the midnight spook show and seances more info

Target Midnight

"This book is amazing. Its 572 pages of Spook Show information. The book was released by Abbott's Magic and is photo filled. There have not been many books written on the MIDNIGHT SPOOK SHOW but this one covers a large chunk of it. Don't let the name mislead you. Target: Midnight was what Abbotts called any trick destined for the Midnight Spookshow market. The book is full of photos from the Spookshow era and also has a section on Spookshows happening today. I highly recommend this book." . . . Amazon Review by Dr. Phantasm

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 several special sales and collectibles PLUS a Question & Answer session / Book Signing with three of the TOP spook show hosts in the business today! All three contributed articles and photos to the Target: Midnight book and will be happy to sign your copy.

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Target Midnight

We try to go out of our way to have super showroom specials
Prices that are so low you will be shocked

Spook Cards

Some of the great deals you will find at Abbotts include the following:

TRIO Reg $72 Sale $12


WOW JUMBO Reg $160 Sale $80

HAPPY MEDIUM Reg $24 Sale $2


AUTOREVERSE Reg $42 Sale $15

REPLICAReg $48 Sale $21

FORTUNE Reg $72 Sale $30

CLOCK DECK Reg $48 Sale $24


2 HEADED MORGAN REP Reg $24 Sale $12

MISPRINT Reg $36 Sale $5

CVF DECK Reg $42 Sale $15

X BLACK HOLE Reg $42 Sale $21


BANKED Reg $42 Sale $14

GENII HALLOWEEN 2020 Reg $6.50 Sale $2

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Spook Cards

Start your spook show collection or shop for super magic deals
Look for collectibles and super savings in the dealers room

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. Also look for Philip Morris's Super X which will be on display in the dealers room. It will be on sale after the Get Together.

Abbotts also is recreating several of the spook show effects from the past including talking skulls and spirit painting. These are for sale immediately and if we sell out, you can order one directly from Abbotts as master craftsman Rocky Clements will be manning the collectible magic table.

Be sure to check out the "Skull Paddle" which has an interesting story behind it while you are at Rocky's table. These are for sale as well and are reproductions from spook shows 50 years ago.

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Spook Cards

Magic Get Together Dealers Room
The dealers room will be in the High School cafeteria this year

Dealers Room

The dealers room is open everyday during the Get Together and will have various specials during the week (some of which are mentioned elsewhere on this page. Some of the dealers expected for 2022 are listed below.

  • Rocky Clement Magic
  • BJW Magical Jewelers
  • SWC Magic
  • Marty Hahne Magic
  • Abbott Magic

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  • Dealers Room

    Colon Michigan
    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
    Includes several solo lectures and two group lectures


    Abbott's has several lectures during the week including solo lectures by the following magicians.

  • Reynold Alexander
  • John Bundy
  • Handsome Jack
  • Lance Burton.

  • There is also at least one group lecture with the following magicians.

  • Joel Hodgson
  • Bizzaro
  • Nick Diffate

  • All the lectures are included in your full registration.

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    While They Last
    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.

    SWAMI/MANTRA - REG $72, SALE $36
    ILLUSION F/X - REG $42, SALE $21
    TELESHOCK - REG $30, SALE $4 (2)
    ROVI REVEALS - REG $10, SALE $2 (6)
    TRUTH FABLES - REG $120, SALE $60

    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
    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 in 1993 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 American Legion
    You will know who is performing where in the streets of Colon

    Colon Busking Experience

    What an outstanding free event this is and we are so honored to be working with the American Legion on this project. The American Legion has put together some of the best buskers in the world to perform on the streets of Colon during the Get Together and we have set up a schedule to help you plan your day so you do not miss a bit of the magic of Colon.

    Wed Aug 3 Noon - John Sturk (On Blackstone at Dawn's Cafe)
    Wed Aug 3 2:30 - Jania Taylor (Grannys Place by American Legion)
    Wed Aug 3 5:30 - Bibik! (Magic Capital Grill by bridge)
    Thu Aug 4 Noon - B.J. Mallen (Magic Capital Grill by bridge)
    Thu Aug 4 2:30 - Bibik! (Grannys Place by American Legion)
    Thu Aug 4 5:30 - Jania Taylor (Magic Capital Grill by bridge)
    Fri Aug 5 Noon - BJ Mallen (Granny's Place by American Legion)
    Fri Aug 5 4:00 - John Sturk (Library Lawn by Craft Show)
    Fri Aug 5 5:30 - Thom Bedlam (Library Lawn by Craft Show)
    Sat Aug 6 Noon - John Sturk (Magic Capital Grill by bridge)
    Sat Aug 6 3:00 - Thom Bedlam (Library Lawn by Craft Show)
    Sat Aug 6 5:30 - Thom Bedlam (Library Lawn by Craft Show)

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    Colon Busking Experience

    Saturday Aug 6th at 10AM
    Located at 130 East Street in Colon MI.

    Magic for Gospel Magicians

    Duane Laflin is an internationally awarded performer who specializes in family-friendly entertainment. In South Africa Duane Laflin was honored as a guest instructor at the Siegfried & Roy College Of Magic, in Singapore he was recognized as a Star of Magic, in Mexico City he received the Illusionist Award. The prestigious Magic Circle, located in London, England, has honored him with the highest status a performing magician can receive. He has been made a Member Of The Inner Magic Circle With Gold Star.

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    Magic for Gospel Magicians

    For current and future ventriloquist
    Learn Ventriloquism the fun way with Scott Correll!


    Vent O Rama takes you step by step through the basics of ventriloquism and demonstrates everything along the way. You do not need a puppet! You do not need any special equipment or talent to do this, and the entire family can learn and be entertained at the same time. Highly recommended for everyone who wants to add a touch of fun to their act! The event takes place in the Abbott plant on Thursday at 2:30pm with Scott Correll as your host!

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    Check out Colon's Magical History
    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

    Curly's Bar and Grill
    Join us after the Thursday evening show for the 30th Curly's Closeup Contest

    Curly's Closeup Contest

    Curly's Closeup is back for the first time since the pandemic, and this will be the 30th Curly's Closeup Contest.

    If you would like to participate in this historic event contact Curlys either through their FaceBook Page or through the form at As many of you know, the original Curly's building burned down in 2013 (the closeup contest continued in 2013 using a temporary location), but has been rebuilt and it is a beautiful building that now wraps around the corner of mainstreet.

    Minnesota magician Tru DiCanzo once described the Curly's Closeup Contest as follows. "This was unlike any magic contest I've seen before - The Curly's Classic is like the wrestling cage match of magic. It's one of the most challenging performance situations in the middle of a bar with the noise of video games, and pool tables."

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    Curly's Closeup Contest

    Abbotts Magic Get Together
    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
  • Kevin James

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  • Stage Talent Contest

    $5 Magic Shows at the Abbott Showroom
    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).

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 at Abbott's Magic
    1 PM MAGIC SHOW --- with John Shango
    4:30 PM MAGIC SHOW --- with Joe Bennett

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 at Abbott's Magic
    1 PM MAGIC SHOW --- with Jeffrey Alan
    4:30 PM MAGIC SHOW --- with Joe Bennett

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 at Abbott's Magic
    1 PM MAGIC SHOW --- with Brynn Cummings
    4:30 PM MAGIC SHOW --- with BJ Mallen

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 at Abbott's Magic
    1 PM MAGIC SHOW --- with Brynn Cummings
    4:30 PM MAGIC SHOW --- with John Shango

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    Daily Magic Shows

    $10 Magic Shows at the Sterlini' Theatre
    More information at Sterlini Theatre Website

    Live At Five

    The Sterlini's annual Magic Week Special Matinee – Always a Sell Out!

    This amazing magic show is the perfect blend of family-friendly, comedy magic and amazing sleight of hand, making it the perfect way to spend part of your afternoon while attending the Abbott’s Get Together!

    A truly amazing magic and variety show perfect for all ages! 5 PM August 3, 4, 5 & 6 2022

    5 PM August 3, 4, 5 & 6 2022

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    Live At Five

    $14.95 adult, $6.95 child at the Laflin Grand Magic Theater
    More information at Laflin Grand Magic Show Website

    Laflin Grand Magic Show

    Imagine Disney and Las Vegas colliding in Colon, Michigan. That's what "Grand Magic Classic" is about. Star performer is internationally awarded Duane Laflin & Company. 110 minutes of classic stage illusions and magic effects presented in modern style. This is a magical production type show with multiple costume changes, great musical background, lighting effects and fun choreography. The illusions are amazing. The levitation is unlike anything you will see anywhere else! Theater is air-conditioned. Concessions are available. Always family-friendly. Always fun.

    The show is 110 minutes in length (including intermission). Great music, great costumes, large illusions, many amazing tricks and lots of fun. Call 406 291 2002 for reservation/information.

    8 PM August 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 2022

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    Laflin Grand Magic Show

    Family fun and family prices
    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

    Sponsored by Colon's Friends of the Library
    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

    Saturday at Noon
    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

    Magic Capital of the World

    We're Not a 1 Horse Town
    Duke Stern said Colon is not a one horse town...

    Guess he was right!
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    Copyright @ Abbott Magic Co., All Rights Reserved

    Welcome to the Magic Capital of the World. Abbott's Magic mission is simple: to provide the best magic products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company (which has been doing business since 1934), our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog. The Abbott plant provides year round employment for our staff. More than 50,000 square feet is divided into the following departments: Business Offices, Printing Department, Art Department, Silk Dyeing, Computer Room, Sewing Assembly, Silk Screen Processing, Blacksmith Shop, Lathe, and Precision Metal Work, Plastic and Chemicals, Metal Casting, Tool and Die Making, Shipping, Experimental, Wood Working, Sheet Metal Shop, Stock Room, Paint Shop, Showrooms, Demonstration Stage and Magic Theatre. Our phenomenal success proves that we are the recognized leaders in magic - not only in America but the entire world. We are credited with instituting real and modern innovations for the benefit of buyers of magical apparatus - proof enough of our sincerity in wanting to give those buyers a fair deal always. Our factory facilities are such that we are in the position to make anything in magic. Also we own our factory buildings - the only buildings in the world designed for the sole purpose of manufacturing magic. Abbott's leads the entire magic field in producing original magic effects. To us, your first order is the beginning of a lasting friendship in magic. Abbotts is the publisher of Tops Magazine (30's - 50's), New Tops Magazine (60's - 90's), Abbotts Magic Shop and Abbotts Magic Get Together have been in business since 1934. Annual events include the Closeup Magic Convention, Summer Magic shows at the Abbott magic plant, a 4 day Magic Convention in August aka Magic Get Together, and Magic Flea Market and Auction. The Magic Get Together magic convention is well over 70 years old and has had many of the worlds greatest magicians perform on its magic stage including Blackstone Sr, Blackstone Jr, Karrell Fox, Lance Burton, Mac King, Jeff McBride, Jeff Hobson, Harlan Tarbell,Cardini, Neil Foster, and about 900 more. Publications include Tops Magic Magazine, Abbotts Illusions, Colon MI aka the Magic Capital of the World, Abbott Magic Movies, Abbott's Magic Compendium, and Abbott's Magic Catalog which includes thousands of magic tricks, magic books, and magic illusions for magicians of all ages and all magician skill levels including beginner magician and professional magician. Abbott's believes that this website,, is the largest magic site dealing with a magic conventions in the world.