Calling all witches and wizards! Someone must have brewed a strong batch of liquid luck because the Town of Uxbridge is featuring its very own Wizards Festival and Hallows Express train ride this month!
It's going to be the most magical event of the year, so gather all your closest muggles, half-bloods, and fellow wizards to board the express train on October 26 and 27 and explore this epic themed festival!
This exciting festival is hosted by York-Durham Heritage Railway, and they encourage witches and wizards of all ages to come in costume and show off your best cloaks and capes as you explore all that this mystical event has to offer!
We're talking an eventful train ride on the Hallows Express, interactive shows, potion classes, a horcrux maze, magic shows, workshops on how to ward off the Dark Enemy, and a 19+ brew tent! No doubt about it, there's literally something for everyone to enjoy.
Your general admission entrance fee gives you access to all classes, such as Potions and Astronomy. So, concoct your very best Amortentia love potion and save it for when you want to throw that special someone under your spell!
Are you a Quidditch fan? Then you'll want to be sure to watch the tournament hosted by Quidditch Canada. The Four Great Houses will compete all weekend for the Wizard's Cup, with the Champion Battle happening on Sunday afternoon. Don't miss the chance to cheer on your House at the tournament (and maybe cast a spell to help them win!).
Other great activities at this festival include a 19+ area, for more mature wizards to sit down, relax, and enjoy a frosty mug of wizard's brew, and Hagrid's Hut, which will feature exotic animals!
You can even attend a workshop on how to defend yourself against the Dark Enemy. With this, you'll become a master at the Expecto Patronum spell in no time. Plus, if you come early, you can also walk through the Enchanted Alley. But, seriously, the coolest part of this festival has to be the Hallows Express train ride!
For premium ticket holders, you'll get to ride the Hallows Express and work together to come up with a plan to capture and transport two evil sorcerers who are trying to escape the GOODWOODORA Prison!
It'll be up to you to help the ministry by making sure these prisoners are taken to a secure place where they can await their trials. Will the train passengers be strong enough for this challenge? You'll have to find out by purchasing a premium ticket! I mean, this honestly sounds intense in the best kind of way.
General admission tickets are going for $24.99, but you can get the train tickets plus admission for just $54.99. These tickets are sure to sell out, so get yours right away here for the full wizarding experience of your dreams!
If you love magic, Harry Potter, and the Wizarding World, you'll want to be at this spectacular event. So, make sure you mark October 26 and 27 in your calendars now!
*Please note that Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling are not responsible for this event.
This event is hosted by the York-Durham Heritage Railway, a company that preserves and operates railway equipment from the mid-1900’s. They host various train experiences on their heritage coaches, such as this Hallows Express event in October!
Wizards Festival & Hallows Express Train Ride
Price: General admission - $24.99; train tickets + admission - $54.99
Address: York-Durham Heritage Railway, 19 Railway St, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5
When: Saturday, Oct. 26 & Sunday, Oct. 27, 10 AM - 9 PM
Why You Need To Go: To let your childhood dreams of becoming a real wizard come true during this magical, once-in-a-lifetime weekend!