Philly’s Harry Potter Festival Is Back On – Sort Of
Over the past 7 years, Harry Potter fans living in the Philadelphia have gathered in Chestnut Hill for the annual Harry Potter Festival. According to philly.com, the festival attracted up to 50,000 people, unfortunately, legal pressure from Warner Bros. who owns the rights to the Harry Potter franchise, forced the Chestnut Hill Business District to cancel 2018's event.
Now, almost three months after cancelling this year's event, organizers have announced that this year's festival will be called the Witches & Wizards festival (definitely not related to Harry Potter, right?)
The festival will kick off with a pub crawl on Friday, Oct. 19th, but the majority of events will take place the following day (Sat. 10/20). The festival's website says that activities will include " daring fire-breathers, zombie dance parties, a costume parade and contest, hay rides, the return of the Chestnut Hill College Quidditch tournament and Woodmere Art Museum Straw Maze, and more!"
Admission to the festival and many of the activities are free. Tickets for the pub crawl are $25. For more info, click here.