All Wizards, Muggles and Magical Creatures Are Welcome for This Free Fest

Fayetteville, NC – A free two-day fest is sure to delight both Potter fans and others just discovering the Potter universe.  The two-day event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 16 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 17.

Visitors are asked to start their journey, whether on Friday or Saturday, by checking in at the Fayetteville  Area Transportation and Local History Museum on Franklin Street. There, participants pick up the materials for a Horcrux Hunt, in which they search for four pieces of Voldemort’s soul. The hunt continues until Saturday closing ceremonies.

Friday evening features a Jelly Bean tasting, live readings, folks in costume and a kid’s parade. On Saturday, guests can walk through the Forbidden Forest on Anderson Street, create wands and participate in a Sorting Hat Ceremony at Hogwarts (the Arts Council), create cookies* and more. Adults can indulge in butter beer tastings  and can attend a “Potion’s Class” at The Wine Café.* 

Guests are asked to gather at the Market House at 5 p.m. Saturday for closing ceremonies. All award winners will be announced at that time.

“Magical World of Wizardry” is not associated in any way with JK Rowling, the Harry Potter franchise or Warner Brothers.

* While the festival is free, there are a few activities that will require a registration fee, such as a cookie decorating class, an {Adult} Potion’s class and more.

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.