Warner Bros. Entertainment and JK Rowling are not associated with or responsible for the festival in any way-and we hope they won't send us to Azkaban for expressing our enthusiasm!


October 2-3, 2015

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A weekend of magic: October 2-3, 2015, Chestertown, Maryland

Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic at the second annual Chestertown Harry Potter Festival on October 2-3, 2015. Explore our colonial river town and join us for spectacular activities and events, for children and adults—wizards and muggles alike.


The festival aims to celebrate the spirit and theme of Harry Potter while promoting our local community and its arts. This year's festival will benefit the Garfield Center for the Arts and the Kent County Fund through the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.


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Planning is underway for festival activities and events in 2015. Be among the first to learn what's in store: follow us on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our newsletter.

Tentative schedule for 2015 includes:

Friday Evening

  • Harry Potter Academia Lecture
  • Hogwarts Kick-Off Party


Saturday Day

  • New multi-tiered Scavenger Hunt (throughout downtown businesses dressed as Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley establishments)
  • Potter In the Park (themed Vendors and entertainment in Fountain Park)
  • Quidditch, including all-ages participation as well as college-level exhibition
  • All new Street Theatre
  • The Hogwarts Experience-Expanded to 2 sessions (Ticketed events for kids)


Saturday Evening

  • Costume Contest
  • Pub Event (Ticketed event for adults)
  • Movie in the Park (All-ages event)

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This is an independent fan-created community festival celebrating the story of Harry Potter.  Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling are not associated or responsible for the festival in any way.

For more information about being a sponsor: sponsors@chestertownhpfest.org


For more information about being a vendor: vendors@chestertownhpfest.org


For more information regarding Quidditch at the festival: quidditch@chestertownhpfest.org


For other questions: info@chestertownhpfest.org.


gonna be great!