Sunday, October 4, 2015

The 2015 Harry Potter Festival Arrives In Chestnut Hill Philadelphia October 16-17 With A Pub Crawl, Quidditch, Butterbeer And So Much More

Calling all wizards, muggles and lit lovers: The annual Harry Potter Festival returns to Chestnut Hill next month, October 16-17.
Get ready to dust off your wands, Harry Potter fans.
The huge annual Harry Potter Festival returns to Chestnut Hill Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17 for two days of events that magically morph the already-charming town into the fictional world created by author J.K. Rowling.
Coinciding with two Chestnut Hill College happenings, the weekend welcomes the annual Harry Potter academic conference on Friday and the fifth annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Quidditch Cup Tournament on Saturday.
Beyond the academics and sports, Harry Potter Festival Weekend happenings in the neighborhood range from a bar crawl and film screenings to sorting hat demonstrations and a scavenger hunt.
Harry Potter Pub Crawl, Friday, October 16
UPDATE: The Harry Potter Pub Crawl is now sold out.
For those more interested in raising a goblet of butterbeer, the annual Harry Potter Pub Crawl returns on Friday, October 16.
From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday night, ticket-holders to the annual pub crawl will pop in and out of pubs along Germantown Avenue like Tavern on the Hill, McNally’s Tavern, Iron Hill Tavern,
Campbell’s Place, Chestnut Grill and El Poquito.
Tickets to the super-popular pub crawl are $25 and limited in quantity.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 23 at 9 a.m., and this event sells out annually, so mark those calendars now.
Costumes are highly encouraged, and tee shirts, wristbands and glow wands will be distributed to all participants.
To register for tickets to the Harry Potter Pub Crawl, check here for a link to purchase tickets online this Wednesday, September 23 at 9 a.m.
UPDATE: The Harry Potter Pub Crawl is now sold out.
Harry Potter
The Harry Potter Pub Crawl returns in 2015 on Friday, October 16. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 23. (Photo courtesy Chestnut Hill Business Association)
More on the annual Harry Potter Festival, below.
Harry Potter Festival, Saturday, October 17
On Saturday, the entire community embraces the transformation into Hogsmede with activities like the Hunt for the Horcrux scavenger hunt, a fall maze at Woodmere Art Museum, Defense Against the Dark Arts classes, sorting hat demonstrations, fortune tellers, specialty food and drink and so much more.
A 5K fun run kicks off at 8 a.m., the 5th Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Quidditch Tournament runs all day starting at 10 a.m.
To create an immersive atmosphere, Chestnut Hill neighborhood businesses, shops and restaurants on and around Germantown Avenue transform into familiar locales from Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade like the Leaky Cauldron, Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop and Weasley’s Wizarding Wheeezes.
Harry Potter Festival Weekend
The Harry Potter Festival turns Chestnut Hill into Hogsmede for an entire weekend, complete with Quidditch match! (Photo courtesy
Getting Around and Staying Over
Don’t worry supplying your own broom. Transportation to and around the festival is easy with special service from SEPTA and a complimentary Knight Bus Trolley in Chestnut Hill.
Really, true fans should make a weekend out of the festival and stay overnight in Philadelphia. Check out for super deals on hotel stays and the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package.
For a sneak peek of festival happenings, check out the video above.
Stay tuned for more on this annual celebration of the enchanting world of Harry Potter.

Harry Potter Festival 2015

When: October 16-17; Pub Crawl, Friday, October 16, 7 p.m. UPDATE: The pub crawl is now sold out; Festival & Quidditch Tournament, Saturday, October 17
Where: Throughout Chestnut Hill
Cost: Mostly free; some activities carry fees
Harry Potter Festival
Harry Potter Festival Weekend consists of tons of events hosted by both the town of Chestnut Hill and Chestnut Hill College. It’s going to be an epic event! (Photo courtesy Chestnut Hill Business Association)


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