2017 Schedule

Join Us! 
October 6-7, 2017
Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic at the fourth annual Chestertown Harry Potter Festival on October 6-7, 2017. Explore our colonial river town and join us for spectacular activities and events, for children and adults—wizards and muggles alike. Activities are free, unless otherwise noted. Donations are always welcome and 100% of proceeds benefit local non-profits including the Garfield Center for the Arts and the Kent County Public Library.
Wednesday, Oct 4:
Kent County Public Library, 408 High St. Main Meeting Room, calling all young wizards to try your hand at some potion making! Join us at the library to create some artistic harry potter potion bottles for all of your wizarding needs. Potion bottles will be filled with a clear resin that will dry overnight into a solid. Families will be able to retrieve their bottles to take home from the library on Thursday after they have had time to solidify. Registration Required, Click here.  Ages 5+  Costumes Welcome!Friday, Oct 6:

6:00-9:00PM Festival Kick-off Party at Garfield Center for the Arts, includes costume contest (Free for age 12 and under; $5 everyone else; tickets available here)
Saturday, Oct 7:
9- Noon Kidditch (free, in Covell Kidditch Pitch)
10-5 Quidditch Tournament (free)
9-3 Chestertown Wandmaker’s Co-op (free)
9-4 Charms Class ~ Combining magic and science, Sultana will help you perfect your leviosa spell all day. All that and an afternoon turtle race will determine the winner of the house cup. Come to the Sultana Education Center, located at 105 Cross St.
10-3 Scavenger Hunt thru “wizard village shops” (free)
10-3 Goblins and Galleons interactive wizard bank hosted by Kent School, 205 Cannon St #1
10-4 Potter in the Park (Free, come see vendors, food
10-4 Defense Against the Dark Arts Class – Come practice your giant bubble patronus – located near Fountain Park (free)
10:30-noon & 1:30-3 PM Kids’ Hogwarts Experience (ticketed) $25
10:30-noon & 1:30-3 PM Enchanted High Tea (ticketed)
10:30-1:00 Showing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at the Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street
12:30-3 PM Radcliffe Creek School Potions Class, in front of Garfield Center (free)
1-3:45 Magic Hall of Talking Portraits (Ticketed event, $5 each at KidSpot, 315 High Street, Suite 108, 15 minute tours 1-3:45pm, Get tickets here!
3:00, Costume contest (free, all welcome),Participant lineup by stage at 2:45 pm
5:30-7:30PM The Witching Hours: Time to take a breather. Check out our local restaurants and pubs for a delicious meal and magical libations.
7:30-10:30 PM Azkaban Prison Break Party at the Garfield Center for the Arts (tickets available here)
Practice your patronus because you’ll be dancing with the dementors to evil wizard rock. Test your Harry Potter knowledge and tournament skills with a trivia contest and themed games. Advance purchase tickets $15. $20 at the door. Soft drinks and snacks available for purchase. Carded cash bar, food trucks and restaurant available next door.
The festival aims to celebrate the spirit and theme of Harry Potter while promoting our local community and its arts.