If you are looking for a weekend of wizardry and wonder, grab your wand, broomstick, or Floo powder and magically transport yourself to Chestnut Hill, but beware of “He Who Must Not Be Named!”
Departing at Glasgow Church at 9:00 AM
9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. (Note Change in arrival time)
Harry Potter Attire Welcomed
$20.00 Minimum recommended
According to Martha Sharkey, executive director of the Chestnut Hill Business Association, "this year’s event will feature two stages where fans of all ages can watch the opening ceremony. Professor Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts, will welcome wizards, witches, muggles and other participants on Saturday morning at 11:30. Other magical events and activities include a Defense Against Dark Arts class, a performance by the Secret Circus Aerialists, Thestral Rides at the Great Hall (The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill), The TriWizard Straw Maze at Woodmere Art Museum, The Science of Wizardry with the Franklin Institute, Magical Ice Sculpting with Peter Slavin, Natural Specimens and Games with the Academy of Natural Sciences and Hayrides at the Top of the Hill Market.
Young wizards and witches won’t want to miss the “Seventh Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament,” on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chestnut Hill College. The tournament is a cross between dodgeball, basketball and rugby and includes broomsticks, snitches and bludgers. Chestnut Hill College’s team, “The Philadelphia Honey Badgers,” will compete against the University of Pittsburgh, Franklin and Marshal College, Lafayette College, Kutztown University, Syracuse University and Stockton University.
Sharkey said complimentary shuttles will be running to take participants to Chestnut College, Woodmere Art Museum and the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. She added that a free Knight bus will run from Abington Avenue to Mermaid Lane, so fans can shop for an assortment of magical morsels, spirits, and Harry Potter merchandise, including Bertie Botts Beans, chocolate frogs, golden snitch truffle, dragon’s milk cheese, butterbeer, black robes, maroon and yellow scarfs, wands, handmade blood soap and dragons blood incenses." (Chestnut Hill Local- Sue Ann Rybak)