This Ontario Town Is Hosting A Massive Harry Potter Festival This Weekend
Accio, wizards, witches and muggles!
Calling all Potterheads — you can live out their deepest Harry Potter fantasies this weekend at the Rockton Festival of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a two-day celebration dedicated to J.K. Rowling's famous boy wizard and his magical universe.
Located just an hour and a half away from Toronto, the town of Rockton, Ont. will transform into the Wizarding World and gather muggles, witches and wizards from across the province. The purpose of the festival is not only to put on a great event for Harry Potter fans, but also to raise money and awareness for a variety of charitable organizations.
While the festival is not associated with J.K. Rowling or Warner Bros. Entertainment, it will feature a line-up of exciting activities and events inspired directly from the Harry Potter series that is sure to bring out your inner geek. Guests can expect to indulge in:
- Magical-themed scavenger hunts,
- Harry Potter vendors and shopping.
- Dining in the Great Hall,
- Quidditch matches and lessons.
- Ministry of Magic offices,
- Street performances and music,
- Costume contests and escape rooms,
- Crafts, storytime and puppet shows,
- Wizard duels, Wizard chess, and much more.
The Rockton Festival of Witchcraft and Wizardry will take place in the town's Rockton Fairgrounds on Aug. 4 and 5, from 8 am to 8 pm on both days. Tickets are still available for purchase here, with General Admission priced at $40.
Other fun activities such as various Hogwarts-themed classes ($7.50 each), the Wizards Tournament ($10), the Harry Potter-themed escape room ($5), the Great Hall feast ($75) and the Yule Ball ($75) can be added to your general admission ticket at extra cost.
For more information, visit the official event website here.
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