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Queen City Mischief & Magic (Formerly Potter Party)

Wizards and muggles from near and far descend upon downtown Staunton for the annual Queen City Mischief & Magic (formerly known as Queen City Potter Party). With a touch of wizardry, the historic downtown is transformed into the village of Hogsmeade. Local businesses reinvent themselves offering Harry Potter themed shopping, dining and hands-on activities for all ages.

“Potterheads” can experiment with potions, enjoy butter beer, watch a quidditch match or try their hand at wild beast taming. Visitors are greeted by Norberta the Dragon, where selfies and costumes are encouraged. Unlock the secrets of Diagon Alley using our Marauder’s Map. Explore our walkable downtown, while taking on the task of Horcrux & Fantastic Beast Hunting using the free app, Traipse, which will help you find them all... and a few treasures along the way.

For Harry Potter fans this entertaining and family-friendly festival is not to be missed! For more info, visit