Waynesboro’s 1st Annual Wizarding Festival (saturday)

On Saturday we began our day with a Magical high tea at local tea room Tranquilatea. They had floating candles and little HP decorations on the walls. The teas were listed as Professor Snape’s potions, and I went with Ravenclaw (my house blend) featuring chocolate as smooth and dark as a raven’s wing with notes of coconut and macadamia nuts. The food included items like Professor Sprout’s fruit salad, golden snitch scones, pumpkin pastie finger sandwiches, peanut butter chocolate frogs, treacle tarts, mini banoffie pies, and butterbeer bars. It was lots of fun and everything was very tasty!
Afterwards we went walking around downtown. The mainstreet was closed off to cars and there were some fun vendors like brooms & wands.

There was a map and free scavenger hunt where you could visit local businesses to pick up all your items for Hogwarts. Lots of local businesses decorated for the occasion.

There was a free care of magical creatures demo, Gildroy Lockhart book signing, paint parties, a showing of Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone, quidditch, free wand making workshops, a free Nearly Headless Nick’s 524th Deathday Party, magic show, Wizarding Trivia Tournament, and Harry Potter-themed artwork in the downtown galleries.
The website for the festival is here incase you’d like to come next year. I can’t wait for the festival to grow even bigger and better each year.

Upcoming Harry Potter class & Harry Potter Festival

Our town is having a Harry Potter festival this August, and I couldn’t be more excited! Waynesboro PA is South Central, very close to the border of Maryland. We are about 1.5 hours from both Baltimore & DC area. August 18th and 19th Waynesboro’s downtown will become a festival for wizards and muggles alike! You can find all the event details here. Lesley and I will each be teaching a HP themed ceramic class.
If you know me at all you will know I not only love Harry Potter, but also themed parties. For my class we are making Leaky Cauldron mugs (which of course will not leak, but are named for the pub in Diagon Alley. While my mug is a plain cauldron I will also have carving tools and Potter themed stamps incase you would like to customize your mug with text or drawings. I am making butterbeer and treats from honeydukes for my class to enjoy while we handbuild our mugs.
You can sign up for either (or both) classes on our website here.

The guild is also working on all kinds of Harry Potter themed ceramic fan art which will be for sale at our shop all weekend long during the festival.