Sideshow Square

Located in Festa Italia

Your jaw will drop on your way to the big top. What was once only in your imagination is now a frightening reality full of haunts, curiosities and plenty of scare to make you shriek. So step right up to the Sideshow Square™ terror-tory™ at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg’s Howl-O-Scream®.


As the Terror-Story Goes ...

The circus is in town. Do you dare to step right up? Consider that question carefully, because curiosity could spell doom. A gruesome scene lies ahead, and the journey there is full of fright.

Sideshow Square is crawling with creepy circus wannabes who elicit screams loud enough to muffle the horrifying groans coming from the three-ring nightmare nearby. Weird windup dolls, menacing mannequins and crazed clowns are only a few of the terrifying oddities that occupy these scary spaces.

These repulsive rejects may not be in the big show, but that only tempts them more to fill you with complete horror.

A ruthless ringmaster, in a spine-tingling gravelly voice, urges guests to “Come one, come all.” The truly brave may be tempted, but they’d be wise to follow his directive with caution. Those in search of fun will find only stun for all ages. Perhaps the best alternative is to run…for your lives!