Hop on your broom and grab your wand—the Harry Potter Festival in Chestertown, MD, is back! Muggles and wizards alike are welcome to attend this magical event held in the heart of Maryland’s coastal countryside. This fun festival is just one of many autumn events to attend in the Chestertown area. For a complete list of our favorite local activities, attractions, and seasonal happenings, be sure to request access to our complimentary Travel Guide to the Eastern Shore of Maryland!
Everything You Need to Know About the Harry Potter Festival in Chestertown, MD
What to Know Before You Attend
When: The first weekend of October.
Where: Downtown Chestertown, assorted locations (all walkable).
How Much: Some individual events are ticketed separately, but general admission to the festival is free and open to the public.
What to Do at the Festival
Mingle with Other Muggles
A magical time awaits at the Harry Potter Festival in Chestertown, MD! It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other fans of the series while indulging in food, drink, and themed festivities. You’ll see hundreds of adults and children alike donning their best Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw attire!
Immerse Yourself in the Magic with Plenty of Fun Activities
The Harry Potter Festival in Chestertown, MD, is always packed with a full schedule of diverse activities meant to emulate the magical world of Hogwarts. Start by visiting the Chestertown Wandmaker’s Co-op, then learn something new in Charms Class (where you can perfect your leviosa spell). Next, visit the Talking Hall of Magic Portraits to see some of your favorite characters come to life. Finally, end your day with the rip-roaring Azkaban Prison Break Party at the Garfield Center for the Arts!
Engage in an Enchanted Game of Quidditch
One of the best ways to enjoy the Harry Potter Festival is to engage in a game of Quidditch! Each year during the festival, teams from all over the country compete to win the Chestertown Quidditch Cup. The day-long tournament is open to any organized team of players and requires prior registration. To experience the magic of the sport to its fullest, be sure to register your own team online!
After a fantasy-filled day at the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival, get a good night’s rest at Brampton Inn, an exceedingly comfortable and welcoming B&B with an interesting history. In the heart of the countryside but less than two miles away from historic Chestertown, Maryland, you’ll discover our accommodations. Our family-owned inn offers an incredible experience that begins the moment you arrive! As a member of Select Registry, our inn features unique amenities like wood-burning fireplaces, a grand front porch, and 20 acres of pastoral beauty. Our large and elegant Manor House is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so a visit to Brampton is a step back in time. Each of our bright and airy suites and cottages is appointed with guest comfort in mind. You’ll feel like you’re in a storybook—the kind where you’re surrounded by simple enchantments and float free of time, responsibility, and stress.