September 26-27, 2014

Friday &

Saturday

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Grab your wand, hop on a broom and come for a weekend of magic, on September 26 and 27at Chestertown Harry Potter Festival. The colonial river town will host the celebration, featuring spectacular activities and events for children and adults – wizards and muggles alike. Proudly, presented by the non-profit Mid-Shore Community Foundation, the Festival benefits the Garfield Center for the Arts, a cultural organization that nurtures, celebrates and supports arts and artists through performance and education.

Festival Events and Activites

Participating Businesses

  • READ-A-THON   |    Saturday, September 20, 2014   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Saturday, Sept. 2Oth:

    Chestertown Book Festival

    Harry Potter Read-a-Thon

    Kent County Public Library | 408 High Street

     

    Sign up to read, or come out to listen as volunteers and participants begin reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. To sign up, email chesbookfest@gmail.com or call Bookplate at (410) 778-4167. Deadline to sign up to read is Friday, September 12th.

     

  • HARRY POTTER COSTUME WORKSHOP   |  September 20, 2014   2:00 - 4:00 PM

    Harry Potter Costume Workshop at

    RiverArts KidsSPOT | 315 High Street, Suite 106

    Join us for a costume-making workshop, where we’ll be making robes, ties and scarves. In two hours, your outfit will be complete! Children must be pre-registered. Here's the link for KidSPOT to register:

     

    chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/events/harry-potter-costume-workshop/

     

    Saturday, September 20

    2-4 p.m.

    Children ages 8-13

    Cost: $40

    Registration deadline: Noon, Saturday, Sept 20

  • HP ACADEMIA   |   Friday, September 26 , 2014  4:30 – 5:30 PM

    Friday, Sept. 26th:

    Chestertown Book Festival

    Harry Potter Academia

    Bookplate (“Flourish and Blotts”) | 112 South Cross Street

     

    Join Dr. Janet Sorrentino from Washington College as she discusses “Harry Potter, Renaissance Magic, and a Passion for Books”.

     

    Find out more on the Chestertown Book Festival website.

  • FESTIVAL KICK-OFF EVENT   |   Friday, September 26, 2014   6:00 - 9:00 PM

    Friday, Sept. 26th:   Garfield Center for the Arts

    Garfield Center for the Arts (“Hogwarts”)| 210 High Street

    Our FANTASTIC Chestertown Harry Potter Festival kick-off party is fun for young wizards and trained aurors alike, featuring a costume contest, wizard photo booth, magical games, and more! This blowout party is not to be missed.

     

    Featuring music by Vice Squad, a classic rock party band who has played the Chestertown Tea Party kickoff street party the last two years.

     

    Also providing entertainment will be Award Winning Magician, Ian Flinn, Conjuring Curiosity mixing modern magic with a bit of wizardry!

     

  • MASONS' CHARITY BREAKFAST   |   Saturday, September 27, 2014  7:00 - 10:00 AM

    Masons' Charity Breakfast

    Masons’ Charity Breakfast

    Chestertown Mason’s Lodge | 124 Speer Road

    $8.00 adults; $4.00 kids 12 and under

     

    Enjoy pottercakes, Hagrid sausages, scrambled basilisk eggs, and more at the Mason’s charity breakfast. Proceeds benefit the Garfield Center for the Arts.

     

  • HARRY POTTER SCAVENGER HUNT   |   Saturday, September 27, 2014   10: AM - 3:00 PM

    Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

    Pick up maps at Garfield Center for the Arts

    (“Hogwarts”) | 210 High Street

     

    Use the marauder’s map to search Chestertown for scavenger hunt clues, complete the Harry Potter who dunnit puzzle, and win a prize.

     

     

  • KIDSPOT  MAGICAL ARTS & CRAFTS   |   Saturday, September 27, 2014  10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

    Magical Arts & Crafts

    RiverArts KidsSPOT | 315 High Street, Suite 106

    Kids aged 2-12 are invited to make Harry Potter themed arts and crafts.

     

  • QUIDDITCH   |   Saturday, September 27, 2014   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Saturday, Sept. 27th

    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Quidditch

     

    Field across from “Hogwarts Express” train cars   |  300 block, South Cross Street

    Perfect your Quidditch skills with quaffle catching and beater bat swinging—or just get a handle on riding your broom!

  • OLLIVANDER'S WANDS & FURNISHINGS  |   September 27, 2014   10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Ortiz Studio | 207 South Cross Street

    Learn how Hogwarts’ furniture is made and get measured for a wand

     

  • THEMED FOOD AND MERCHANDISE   |   Saturday, September 27, 2014   ALL DAY

    Visit participating downtown Chestertown businesses dressed up as Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley locations, as well as themed vendors in Memorial Park from 11:30AM-3:30PM.

  • POTTER IN THE PARK   |   Saturday, September 27, 2014    1:00 - 4:00 PM

    Potter in the Park

    Fountain Park | North Cross and High Streets

    Take lessons from the “Phoenix Dueling Club” (Phoenix Fitness and Martial Arts), meet magical creatures at “Scamander’s Beastiary” (Have Birds Will Travel), make wizardly souvenirs, get Harry Potter face paintings, listen to wizard rock from The Blibbering Humdingers, and more.

     

  • WIZARDS ON THE WATER   |   September 27, 2014   2:00 - 4:00 PM

    Wizards on the Water

    Schooner Sultana | High Street dock

    Get tickets for an exciting and magical 2-hour sail down the Chester River aboard the 1768 schooner Sultana.

     

  • KIDS' NIGHT AT HOGWARTS   |   September 27, 2014   6:00 - 9:00 PM

    Saturday, Sept. 27th:  Kid's Activity

    Garfield Center for the Arts | 210 High Street

    Wizards ages 8-13, put on your robes and join us for a pizza party, Potter activities, and theatric excitement! Check our website or Facebook page for ticket information.

     

  • HOUSE PARTY AT THE LEAKY CAULDRON   |  September 27, 2014   6:00 - 9:00 PM

    House Party at the Leaky Cauldron

    Saturday, Sept. 27th:  (Ages 21 and over)

    For those inside the age-line, partake in wizard fun with Potter-inspired drinks, food, trivia games, and prizes, and “wrock” with your wands out to the wizard tunes of the Blibbering Humdingers. Check our website or Facebook page for ticket information.

Our Sponsors

Order of Merlin First Class

KENT

COUNTY

NEWS

Wizengamots

Grand Sorcerers

CORNUCOPIA

CURIOSITY

ON CROSS

TREE OF LIFE GALLERY

THE OLD MILL

CAFE

FISHWHISTLE

HAVE BIRDS

WILL TRAVEL

TREASURES

RE-FOUND

PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM

GUNTHER

McCLARY

BLUE HERON

CAFE

O'CONNOR'S

GABRIEL'S

UNCLE

CHARLIE'S

BISTRO

EMPTY

HANGERS

KENT COUNTY

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

CHESTER RIVER BIKE & PADDLE

HUMANE

SOCIETY OF

KENT COUNTY

Wizards

Muggles

DOCKSIDE

EMPORIUM

SALON

THE WHITE SWAN TAVERN

 

This is a completely fan created festival. Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling are not associated with or responsible for this event.