Wizards and witches alike are planning their robes, spells and wands for the fifth annual Waynesboro Wizarding Weekend introduced by Mainstreet Waynesboro, Inc.
The competition, to rejoice the spirit and topic of Harry Potter, is becoming held on Friday, Aug. 6 and Saturday Aug. 7 at venues up and down Major Avenue.
Situations start off Friday at 11 a.m. at TranquiliTea Tea Space situated at 117 W. Principal St. and continue into the night with a wizarding social hour at Christine’s Cafe in downtown. A displaying of Harry Potter and the Buy of the Phoenix caps off the evening at the Waynesboro Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
According to Bill Kohler, director of financial growth for Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc., the festival has grown every single calendar year in size and attendance, attracting over 3,000 every single 12 months, with smaller crowds last year due to COVID-19 limitations.
“It truly is coming jointly rather good for this year, and we have some new items and good neighborhood sponsors,” Kohler mentioned. “We are fired up about the addition of Significant Whimsy, a stilt strolling corporation out of Baltimore that will be strolling close to dressed up as magical figures.”
Also new for 2021 is the addition of performances by A&B Dance Dimensions as effectively as 13 vendors and a handful of food items trucks in Mainstreet Park on Saturday.
Saturday activities consist of a care of magical creatures class with Antietam Humane Culture at the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Totally free library at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wand workshops will be held all through the working day at Music Makers, found at 46 W. Key St., where attendees can produce a tailor made wand.
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Well-liked people from the Hogwarts franchise will be on-website for the duration of a reserve giveaway at the library at 1:30 p.m. with a magic present starting up at 2:30 p.m. at Mainstreet Park.
If you missed the initially showing of the highlighted motion picture, an encore exhibiting will just take place at the Waynesboro Theatre at 3:30 p.m.
“This is a great community exertion that offers persons the opportunity to occur downtown and appreciate some cost-free, pleasurable actions although celebrating the magical world of wizarding,” Kohler claimed. “The scavenger hunt this calendar year will be held inside the library, and we have tons of prizes this calendar year to give out. It truly is heading to be a enjoyable day celebrating magic.”
“The celebration is worked on through the 12 months, and right after the festival each calendar year we start off looking at what went very well and what desires awareness for upcoming 12 months,” Kohler mentioned. “I adore the way downtown comes together for this.”
The occasion is manufactured possible from the support of Alma Oyer, Patriot Federal Credit history Union and the Owls Club as very well as a lot of private donations.
For additional facts and a comprehensive list of reservation-essential gatherings, visit mainstreetwaynesboro.org.