Schedule of Events 2016

Save the Date! 
October 6-7, 2017

This was the 2016 schedule of events… new schedule coming soon!

Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic at the
third annual Chestertown Harry Potter Festival on September 30-October 2, 2016.
Explore our colonial river town and join us for spectacular activities
and events, for children and adults—wizards and muggles alike.
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Friday, September 30

  • Discussion with Dr. Patrick McCauley, author of Into the Pensieve: The Philosophy and Mythology of Harry Potter, 4:30-5:30pm at The Bookplate
  • Festival Kick-Off Party 6:00-9:00pm at “Hogwarts”~ Kick-off party includes magic, trivia, wizard rock and costumed fun! Wear your favorite house colors or costume! At door: $5 adults / 12 & under FREE

Saturday, October 1

Free Events

  • Kidditch Session, 9:00am-Noon, KRM Quidditch Pitch, College and club level Quidditch players teach Kidditch for all ages
  • Quidditch Tournament-Day 1, 10:00am-5:00pm at Wilmer Park
    College and Club Teams from all over the Delmarva Region compete for the prized Chestertown Quidditch Cup
  • Scavenger Hunt, 10:00am-3:00pm, Begins at Garfield Center for the Arts
    Multi-tiered hunt through “Hogsmeade” and “Diagon Alley” establishments. Collect your map at Hogwarts, complete the hunt and win a prize!
  • Potter in the Park, 10:00am-4:00pm in Fountain Park Food, crafts and vendors: Wizard rock, face painting, Phoenix Dueling Club, Beauxbaton Academy, YMCA Camp Tockwogh, Quidditch Photo Booth
  • Visit Hogwarts Potions Class and The Room of Requirement, 12:30pm – 3:30pm at Garfield Center for the Arts, Presented by Radcliffe Creek School
  • Costume contest, 3:00-3:45 pm, Fountain Park
  • Themed street theatre skits, ongoing
  • Ollivander’s Wand Co-Op, 9:00am-3:00pm at Robert Ortiz Studio, Choose your own handcrafted wand from a variety of artisans
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Film Screening, 11:00am-2:00pm at Kent County Public Library

Ticketed Events

  • Kid’s Hogwarts Experience, 10:30am-NOON at Garfield Center for the Arts
    Wear the sorting hat and take classes with local wizard professors. Wizards 8-13 years old, Advance Purchase Ticketed Event $35
  • Madam Malkin’s High Tea, 10:30am-NOON at Occasions Boardroom
    Tempting tea tidbits for Potter fans of all ages! Delectable confections, a festival tea cup & saucer souvenir and a costume corner. Bludgers, edible wands, canary creams, cauldron cakes, pasties, a tasty golden snitch and more! Advance Purchase Ticketed Event $35
  • Kid’s Hogwarts Experience, 4:00pm-5:30pm at Garfield Center for the Arts
    Wear the sorting hat and take classes with local wizard professors. Wizards 8-13 years old, Advance Purchase Ticketed Event $35
  • Madam Malkin’s High Tea, 4:00pm-5:30pm at Occasions Boardroom
    Tempting tea tidbits for Potter fans of all ages! Delectable confections, a festival tea cup & saucer souvenir and a costume corner. Bludgers, edible wands, canary creams, cauldron cakes, pasties, a tasty golden snitch and more! Advance Purchase Ticketed Event $35
  • House Party at the Hogshead, 6:30pm-9:30pm at The Fishwhistle
    Show your house colors! Themed food and drinks, wizard rock dance party, trivia contest and more. Wizards 21+
    Advance Purchase Ticketed Event $35
  • Nearly Headless Nick’s 524th Deathday Party, 7:30pm-10:30pm at Garfield Center for the Arts, “To celebrate the death of Sir Nicholas, Hogwarts’ most beloved ghostly character, we will be hosting a Death Day Party (as it occurred in The Chamber of Secrets) at the Garfield Center for the Arts on Saturday, for all ages. Refreshments and food will be sold at the bar, as well as complimentary snacks served by staff during the event. There will be dancing, trivia, and even “Pin-the-head-on-the-Nearly-Headless-Nick!” Tickets sold online and at the door $10

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Sunday, October 2

  • Pre Quidditch Tournament Breakfast at Heron Point, 7:30 am – 9:30 am – $10 admission, sold online only located at Heron Point 501 E. Campus Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620, Costumes Encouraged
  • Quidditch Tournament-Day 2, 10:00am-5:00pm at Wilmer Park, College and Club Teams from all over the Delmarva Region compete for the prized Chestertown Quidditch Cup
  • 5K Race with Alpha Omicron Pi, Washington College ~ The Golden Snitch will be awarded to the best Harry Potter costumed participant and event participants can select the Hogwarts house they want to represent during the run/walk – (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin). Event refreshments will include Weasley Wizard snacks and Butterbeer (soda). Registration opens at 10 am and the race begins at 11 am at Wilmer Park students. Register online at http://www.trisportsevents.com

The festival aims to celebrate the spirit and theme of Harry Potter while promoting our local community and its arts. This 2016 festival will benefit the Garfield Center for the Arts and the Kent County Fund through the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.