Making October Magical: Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch Tournament in Philly

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This October, Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia again transmogrifies into Hogsmeade Village for the annual Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch match.  Boasting more magical events than a trip to Hogwarts, this event is a must visit for any true Harry Potter fan (muggle or wizard).

This ten-block epic event includes a Pub Crawl, Defense Against Dark Arts classes, free rides on the Knight Bus and a Quidditch Tournament.



Local Prophet


In an announcement worthy of full attention from the Ministry of Magic, the event page is stuffed full of magical opportunities:

Meet Harry Potter and friends

Practice your skills at Defense Against the Dark Arts classes

Find out which house you’re in at the Sorting Hat Demonstrations

Take a FREE ride on the Knight Bus

Get your fill of Butter Beer, Bertie Bott’s Beans, Muggles Brew, and more!

Visit the shops of “Hogsmeade” (aka Chestnut Hill) selling all things for wizards and muggles!

Enjoy hands-on activities at over a dozen Horcrux Stations

Check out the Tri-Wizard Straw Maze at Woodmere Art Museum

See Live Owls & Falcons

Take your best selfie at Hedwig’s Hollow and 4 Privet Drive

Have tea at Madame Puddifoot’s Tea Shoppe

Join the fun at the J.S. Jenks Firebolt 5K

Visit the School of Wizardry and Witchcraft



Visiting muggles and wizards are encouraged to use regional rail for their visit.  Harry Potter and his friends plan to be on board for the journey to welcome guests.

Greeting Guest on the train

the boy who smiled

Chestnut Hill College and surrounding areas will be under the influence of strong magic for the weekend of October 21st and 22nd.  More details can be found here.


Source: YouTube and Event Website

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