How much does it cost to attend the festival?
Most activities and events will be free and open to the public. A few events are limited by space and will be ticketed. The Friday night Kick-off Party at the Garfield Center for the Arts (our “Hogwarts”) will be $5 general admission and free for children under 12. Decisions are still being made about a couple other events, but to give you an idea, last year the Pub Event and Kids’ Hogwarts Event were ticketed, and did sell out ahead of time. When there is more information about this year’s ticket prices and availability, announcements will be made via our Facebook, Twitter and email newsletter.
What is the GPS address of the festival for driving directions?
Events will be located throughout Downtown Chestertown, generally all within walking distance of each other. A detailed map of events will be made available closer to the event. One central location will be the Garfield Center for the Arts (our “Hogwarts”) The theatre’s address is: 210 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620. While there is no parking area designated specifically for the festival, there is free parking throughout the downtown area. Check out our map from last year’s festival in the Pensieve section to get an idea of how things were set up last year.
Where can I find accommodations?
Local hotels and B and B’s can be found in the area. We recommend booking your rooms immediately if you plan to spend the night. September and October weekends in the Chestertown area are popular for weddings, sailing, and outdoor enjoyment so we also suggest looking into accommodations in nearby towns such as Rock Hall, Chesapeake City, Kent Island and Easton (in Maryland), and Middletown, Dover and Newark (in Delaware).
Check out Kent County Lodging for more suggestions.
How can I sign up to be a vendor at the festival?
The fee for a booth at the festival is $100 for food vendors and $50 for all others.
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What does the money raised go to?
The Chestertown Harry Potter Festival is organized by an all-volunteer committee of loyal Potter fans to celebrate the spirit of Harry Potter and promote the local community and its arts. All money raised goes to local charitable causes. For the 2015 festival, we donated $7,500 to the Garfield Center for the Arts and raised money to benefit the MSCF’s Fund for Kent County. For the 2016 Festival, we donated $10,000 to the Garfield Center for the Arts, $5,000 to the Kent County Fund and $1,000 to the Kent County Public Library.