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Harry Potter Festival
October 20, 2017 8:00 am
October 22, 2017 5:00 pm
October 17, 2017
Jefferson County Fair Park
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503 N. Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI, 53549, United States
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Harry Potter fans: ready your wands, cloaks, and brooms and get ready for a magical weekend you’ll never forget! The third annual Harry Potter Festival brings the magic to Jefferson for 2017 to allow an even bigger and better event with all of your favorite activities and vendors– plus a whole range of new experiences for Potter fans of all ages!

Wristbands are available in Jefferson at Piggly Wiggly, City Hall, The Drug Store, The Festival Shoppe at 230 S. Main St. and River’s Edge Meat Market & Catering. They may also be purchased at a price of $25 for Adults and $15 for Children, plus tax, shipping, and handling. Children two years of age and under are free!

Wristbands allow access to specialty events and venues such as live Wizards Chess, Dragon’s Alley, Serpent’s Alley, Festival Village, Quidditch Matches, the Greenhouse, and more! You’ll also be granted access to free shuttles from parking to the events.

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General Parking is available Saturday and Sunday; for Friday night activities, attendees are asked to park in downtown Jefferson, around where U.S. 18 meets Business Highway 26. U.S. 18, Highway 26, and Highway 89 all bring you to Jefferson. It’s just 6 miles south of I-94.

Harry Potter Festival Address:

Jefferson County Fair Park
503 N. Jackson Avenue
Jefferson, WI 53549

See the listing of the Schedule of Events below!

Friday, October 20 – 6:30pm
Lighted Festival Parade Starts at 6:30pm. They kick off Ffestival Friday evening with a parade
through town for everyone to enjoy, whether you have a wristband or not.

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 – 22, 8:00am to 4:00pm

  • Serpent’s Corn Maze
    Walk through the long-dead remnants of a massive serpent set in our 5 acre corn field.
    Will you find a way out? Takes approximately 45 minutes. Wristband required.
  • Dragon’s Alley: Shop, eat and peruse the goods at this riverfront location. Wristband required.
  • Festival Village: Explore and shop at our indoor village filled with rare finds and exciting activities. Wristband required.
  • Lego Display at the Owl Post. You’ll be amazed to see your favorite scenes from the books and movies faithfully recreated in Lego form. See how many characters you can identify! Wristband required.
  • Live Wizard’s Chess at Riverfront Park
    Come just to watch or maybe even participate in a life-sized game of chess.
    While you’re there, shop at the many vendors surrounding the board! Wristband required.
  • Mandrake Greenhouse
    Our greenhouse will be filled with all manner of magical plants.
    Stop here to watch a show and learn all about them! Wristband required.
  • Owl Post – Hosted by the Audubon Society
    Get your personalized acceptance letter and other documents. There is an extra charge for this souvenir. Wristband required. Extra fee required for purchases.
  • Quidditch Tournament – Tensfeldt Park
    You’ll be thrilled as you watch college Quidditch teams from across the country play in one of our newest, fastest-growing sports in the world! Wristband required.
    Download 2017 Quiddtich Schedule
  • Serpent’s Alley – Old Firehouse Alley
    Need more shopping? Of course you do! Come by Serpent’s Alley to Find all the treasures you want. Wristband required.
  • Serpent’s Alley Stage
    Looking for a break? Stop the Main Stage to listen to music or a book reading. Classes and contents will also take place.
    Download the Main Stage Agenda
  • Sorting Hat Experience – Hosted by the Masonic Temple at Jefferson County Lodge #9
    Put the Sorting Hat on your head and find out which House you belong to! Wristband required.
  • The Lost Tunnel – Hosted by the FCCU Building
    Explore the hidden part of the Muggle village but don’t let the dragon get too close!
    Also be sure to shop for costumes! Wristband required.
  • Wizard’s Prison at Riverfront Park
    The dementors keep the prisoners contained, but be careful that you don’t also get dragged inside! Wristband required.
  • Other Events – Additional Charge May Be Required
    • Character Meals at 13 East (Neighbor’s)
      Dine and hobnob with your favorite professors and students.
      There is an additional cost and is not included with the wristband. You must purchase your Meal Tickets in advance. These meals will be served at the new 13 East Banquet Hall at 216 Golf Drive, Jefferson, WI 53549.
    • Friday Dinner Buffet will be served at 8pm on Friday, October 20, 2017.
    • Saturday Breakfast Buffet will be served at 7am on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
    • Saturday Lunch Buffet will be served at 11am on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
    • Saturday Dinner Buffet will be served at 5:30pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Friday, October 20 – 8:30pm, Saturday, October 21 – 6:30pm & 9:15pm
Drive-In Movies – Hosted by the Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Adults 12 – 64 years old – $9.00
Kids 5 – 12 years old – $5.00
Seniors 65 – 99 years old – $7.00
Active duty military and children 4 years old and younger are FREE
Friday at 8:30pm – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Saturday at 6:30pm – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; 9:15pm – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
There is an additional cost at the Drive-In entrance and is not included with the wristband.

Saturday & Sunday, October 21-22, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Helicopter Rides
Get a Thestral’s eye view of the entire 6 square miles of the festival in your own helicopter ride!
Cost is $45.00 per person and is not included with wristband. Helicopters provided by Chemair Helicopters. Click Here to Schedule Your Helicopter Ride

VR Experience

Saturday, October 21 – 7:00pm
Harry Potter Themed Artrageous – Hosted by the Council for the Performing Arts
This one-of-a-kind interactive performance incorporates live art, music, dance,
life-sized puppetry, and audience participation all tied to Harry Potter! There is an additional cost and is not included with the wristband. View More Details Here

Sunday, October 22 – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pancake Breakfast
The pancake breakfast will be served at St. Marks Lutheran Church, 324 S. Sanborn Ave. Jefferson, WI 53549. Everyone welcome! Only $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 4-12 years-old.