Entertainers: Listed in Alphabetical Order
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Ashley Trix and the Wzrds (Bernie Milton Pavilion) is the divalicious nerdy alter-ego of singer-songwriter Ashley Hamel. Her vocals, powerful stage presence, and story-based songwriting lend to Hamel’s electric live show. A wizard rock staple and rising star in her local New England scene, Hamel delivers magical performances to Wizards and No-Majs alike.
Binghamton Zoomobile (Care of Magical Creatures Area) Stop by to see live animals and artifacts, ask questions, touch and observe the animals up close
Circus Culture (Caygua Street Circle) We’re talking juggling, acrobatics, hooping, props and so much more. Our homegrown circus specialists have created a custom performance exclusive for this event.
CirqOvation (Roaming Performer) living statues roaming the streets for pictures and curiosity sake.
Cornell Raptor Program (Care of Magical Creatures Area) The Cornell Raptor Program was established in 1993 to provide students of the animal and biological sciences, natural resources, and veterinary medicine, and other community members an opportunity to become involved directly with efforts to promote conservation of raptors – birds of prey.
Brian of Draco and the Malfoys (Bernie Milton Pavilion) Since 2005, this wizard rock duo of brothers have been singing songs about the Harry Potter series from Draco Malfoy’s perspective.
Keith Engle (Roaming Performer) Playing fiddle music on an instrument crafted under the guidance of noted muggle scholar Arthur Weasley, who assures him that it is perfectly normal for muggle insturments to have both a brass horn and violin strings.
Errand of Mercy (Bernie Milton Pavilion) A geek rock act based in Rochester, NY. Their songs are inspired by fictional realms such as the world of Harry Potter, the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, and classic British literature.
Fall Creek Brass Band (Cayuga Street Circle) headwaters are found in the funky beats, groovy bass lines, and hot licks hidden in the hills. The waters of Fall Creek flow, at times meandering and at times untethered, carrying groove to Ithaca where it infects the population with an inescapable need to dance.
Hawthorn and Holly (Bernie Milton Pavilion) Pop-punk wizard rock from the coolest nerds in North Carolina
Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy (Caygua Street Circle) From boy scout cookie fund raiser to solo performance on cruise ships, Hilby has established a complete show and name for himself.
IC Voicestream (Bernie Milton Pavilion) Ithaca College’s premier coed a Cappella group. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Krystal Younglove and Christopher Strange’s Sideshow Spectacular (Roaming Performer and Cayuga Street Circle) Krystal Younglove, a whimsical family friendly Sideshow Artist will amaze with her Stilt walking. Join her for the costume fashion parades on both Saturday and Sunday. Christopher Strange, the seemingly psychic Witch Doctor, performing feats of mind over matter. Pulse stopping displays of mental mastery and danger defying stunts.
Lauren Fairweather (Bernie Milton Pavilion) A video content creator and handmade artist who writes heartfelt acoustic songs about books. Find her work at youtube.com/laurenfairweather and follow her on social media @laurenfairwx.
LilySilly Puppets (Bernie Milton Pavilion) 30- 45 minute puppet show with live music from classically trained guitarist featuring wizards, witches and spells as a needy witch tries to take over a variety show.
Local Songwriters Set (Bernie Milton Pavilion) Local songwriters share their songs of wizardry, magic and Halloween. Join Mandy Goldman, Samuel B. Lupowitz, Harry Nichols, Travis Knapp and friends for a spell, and get a taste of Ithaca’s talent.
Kyle Marlet, Magician (Caygua Street Circle) Kyle Marlett is an accomplished magician and special effects creator who has consulted for Hollywood’s top movies, TV shows, commercials, and Broadway shows to help create “live special effects.” He is also a proud, self-proclaimed “nerd.”
The NEO Project (Bernie Milton Pavilion) the brainchild of Dwight Carroll, (Shalamar, Papa John Creach & various Motown recording artists) reinvents some of the best funked up jazzy soul music out there. Consistently delivering a powerful dose of deep pocket grooves supporting soulful melodies & blazing improvisation. Professional – tight – funk, served from the heart.
New Roots Steel Drum Ensemble (Bernie Milton Pavilion) This group that exists thanks to the generous donation of instruments from McNeil’s Music in Ithaca, NY. The group has been established to perform in the Ithaca community and bring the joy of Steel Band music into the rich cultural mosaic of the greater Ithaca area. Under the direction of David Ferreira the group performs original arrangements of traditional Trinidadian music as well as contemporary music from film and radio.
The Three Ravens (Roaming Performer) strolling singers from Ithaca NY
Snidget (Bernie Milton Pavilion) Snidget is the indie-folk solo project of Grace, a ukuleleist and dulcimerista from Virginia. Her solo efforts have grown wildly since her 2005 start; she’s toured nine times with a variety of talented friends, is a founding member of nerd-rock band Carpe Geekdom.
The Whomping Willows (Bernie Milton Pavilion) The Greatest Band of All Time, as determined by the Ents of Fangorn Forest during the Great Entmoot of 2009. Yes, this totally happened.
Yamatai (Bernie Milton Pavilion) is a student group at Cornell University dedicated to spreading the art and joy of taiko drumming. Through rigorous study and training, Yamatai seeks to explore musical possibilities of taiko drumming in contemporary adaptations while respecting the origins of the traditional art, and to share the experience with our audience!
Zajal the Sugar Plum Fairy and Friends (Bernie Milton Pavilion) In “The Phoenix and Her Egg,” Zajal the Sugarplum Fairy and Friends offer StoryDance that helps the Phoenix choose just where she should lay that magical egg that will renew her life. Lively music for mythical creatures—and costumes for all!
Activities & Attractions:
Acceptance Letters Meet well loved characters and get your copy of the acceptance letter that you’ve always wanted. $1 FEE, MAGICAL PASSPORT ACCEPTED, GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Adoption and Foster Family Coalition The Adoption and Foster Family Coalition will be providing information and helping people make magical picture frames for their wizarding family!
Advocacy Center of Tompkins County The official point for a sock/slipper collection for S.P.E.W (Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare) to “Free House Elves”. All socks will be donated to Advocacy Center’s domestic violence shelter/SANE program. Please only new, unused socks/slippers – the house elves deserve respect and cleanliness, too!
Amazing Pete’s Balloons Master balloon sculptor. Offering free balloon creations for ages 0-12 courtesy of the festival
Bernie Milton Pavilion Our mainstage for live music, puppet shows, and more. New performers at the top of each hour. See schedule for full details. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Browncoat Cat Rescue A volunteer run organization that focuses on unwanted and abandoned cats in Ithaca and its surrounding areas. By working with committed foster parents, local veterinarians, and members of the community, we can empower feral cat colony keepers, and find loving adoptive homes for rescued cats.
Building Magic Create a magical creature or building for fun or to add to our display of Harry Potter Lego builds. Enter to win an incredible Lego Harry Potter model – proceeds benefit the Trumansburg Rotary Club!
Care of Magical Creatures Learn more about the magical creatures of our daily lives and beyond. (Binghamton ZooMobile 11am-4pm only and Cornell Raptor Program 10am-1pm only) GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Cayuga Street Performance Circle Enjoy unique performances of magic, circus and so much more. New performers at the top of each half hour. See schedule for full details. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Chalk Twins Ever want to see professional artists create a masterpiece? Here’s your chance – and you could take it home if you win the auction! Create your own chalk art at their mobile chalk art unit and be sure to snap a photo at their photo booth. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Door to GorgeKeep Discover what has been hidden for years. Turn in your completed Magical Artifact Hunt here and receive your prize!
Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services (CARS) Dedicated to improving quality of life by promoting individual dignity and respect for all, providing proven effective services in a way that recognizes the unique needs and strengths of each of the clients we serve.
Cayuga Lake Watershed Network a charitable nonprofit organization founded to educate and advocate for the protection of Cayuga Lake, its creeks, land and communities.
Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) Join us at our booth for lively costumes, show-and-tell, and a bubbling briny cauldron to explain salt-mining risks to Cayuga Lake and what muggles can do about them.
Cayuga Nature Center Cultivates an awareness, appreciation, and responsibility for the natural world through outdoor and environmental education and through teaching and learning about the impact of climate change on the fauna and flora of Tompkins County. Our target demographic is anyone willing to learn and experience the ecosystem around them.
Civil Advocacy Project presents the Room of Requirement Visit us in the Common Spot where you will find our room of requirement full of ‘magical’ items and auction/ raffle, wand decorating and more..
Downtown Visitor Center Booth Pick up your copy of the official festival program, The Daily Non-Profit, purchase festival passes and find out what downtown has to offer. LOST AND FOUND LOCATION, GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Costume & Fashion Parade This is where everyone in costume and magical fashion gets to shine and strutt. Parade gathers at Trolley Circle and makes their way to the Cayuga Street Performance Circle. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Dragon Egg Craft Create your own dragon egg! $5 FEE, MAGICAL PASSPORT ACCEPTED, GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Reading is Magic (Family Reading Partnership) Kids 0-5 can enjoy books and old kids can make their own mini book at this special tot spot area. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Community Fairy Garden Use a variety of unique and magical items to help build this community fairy garden. Also, enter to win a year subscription to Faerie Magazine! GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Feed the Dragon Game Toss food at the dragons, succeed in feeding them to win a prize. $1 FEE, MAGICAL PASSPORT ACCEPTED, GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Festive Face Painting by Cami Face painting with fees varying based on intricacy of design.
Floo Powder Craft Make your own vial of floo powder so you’ll always have an escape route when there’s a fireplace around. $5 FEE, MAGICAL PASSPORT ACCEPTED, GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Foster Potter Learn how you can help make someone’s life better through fostering or adoption. Sponsored by Pathways, Inc.
Game Changer Movement See us create a unique piece of art out of donated violent video games.
Goblet of Fire Want to be a TriWizard Champion? The first step is to put your name in the goblet of fire. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Hogwarts Running Club The Hogwarts Running Club is a non-profit that harnesses the power of fandom to inspire people to live a more active lifestyle while raising funds for direct impact charities. With 60,000 members in all 50 states and 60 countries around the world, Hogwarts Running Club has donated more than $1.5 million to deserving non-profits by putting on virtual running events where people complete the prescribed distances wherever they are. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Human Chess Dare you choose to take the battle to the next level with our life size chess match? Happening at 11am and 3pm Saturday and Sunday with the Ithaca Shakespeare Company. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Indulge Images Using the magic of green screen photography, you can bring your cosplay and costume photographs to the next level. Located in the pre-function area of Hotel Ithaca.
Intro to Magic Test your magician skills with Mike Stanley, the Cayuga Wizards and the Finger Lakes Magic Club. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Ithaca College Live Feed Booth Learn more about how live feeds are created and get interviewed! Run by students of the Live Production class at Ithaca College.
Ithaca Community Quidditch Team Called “The Hex,” is run out of Ithaca College’s campus and is comprised mainly of Ithaca College students (though we do have an increasing number of non-student members). We’ve been playing competitively since 2010 and this year hope to attend the Northeast Regionals, play tournaments with other Snow Belt teams, and hopefully organize our first tournament before the end of the season.
Ithaca League of Women Rollers A women’s flat-track roller derby league based in Ithaca, New York. Founded in the Fall of 2007, ILWR is a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. Meet the players and learn more about roller derby!
Ithaca Physics Bus A mobile platform for multisensory experiences in physics showcasing upcycled equipment that has been reanimated by students for the purpose of manifesting unfamiliar physical phenomena. Inside our spaceship themed bus, visitors will find: a microwave ionized gas disco party, fog rings that shoot from a wheelbarrow tire, a TV whose electron beam is controlled by a toy electric guitar, and over 20 other “JunkGenies” themed exhibits. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Ithaca Shakespeare Company The Ithaca Shakespeare Company is dedicated to presenting the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries with clarity and dynamic ensemble acting. Our goal is to provide performances that immerse the audience in the action and emotion of his art!
Kingdom of Novitas Our Mission is to run a fantasy fighting LARP in a persistent world that upholds high standards for storytelling, immersion, and atmosphere. We have created a rules system that uses smooth and easy-to-use game mechanics that encourage a fully immersive atmosphere while maintaining the balance between game play and story. We strive to keep our attendance fee low, which is made possible by our all volunteer staff, fully comprised of players from our gaming community.
Local Celebrity Keeper Game Think you can make a shot on the Keeper? Take your chances against our local Celebrity Keepers. $1 FEE, MAGICAL PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Magic of TV Ever wonder how green screen video technology works? Find out in real time at this booth! Run by students of the Live Production class at Ithaca College. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Magical Artifact Hunt Get your clue map and get hunting for the five keys to unlock the door to GorgeKeep, Ithaca’s own school of magic. All participants who complete the hunt will receive a one of a kind prize at the end and be entered to win the Grand Prize – 2 tickets to see the Off-Broadway hit, Puffs the Play (grand prize includes hotel and transportation, rules apply) $6 FEE, MAGICAL PASSPORT ACCEPTED, GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Magical Bank Vaults Enter the Tompkins Trust Company and see what is inside their magical vaults. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Magical Transportation Exhibit From magic carpets to broomsticks, vote for your favorite! Be sure to see the 1967 Ford Anglia! GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Mirror of Erised Gaze in the mirror and what will you see? GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Mystic Alley (Featuring Momma Kat, Indigo Studios and Tarot Reading by Amanda) Come to Press Bay Alley to have your fortune told, learn the secrets of the divine and more. FEES VARY, GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
New Roots Charter School Offering a bake sale, wizarding classes and Daguerreotype Photography. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Niffler Coin Toss Game Help us keep our niffler satisfied by tossing coins into his nest, get it right and win a prize! $1 FEE, MAGICAL PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Painted Love by Jennifer Sekella Face painting extravaganza. Offering free face painting for ages 0-12 courtesy of the festival.
Potions Crawl Stroll around Downtown Ithaca and discover THIRTEEN different potions along the way. This family friendly, self guided crawl features edible liquids that are magically inspired. (All samples are non-alcoholic). Passes come with an exclusive cup that must be used in order to receive samples. BONUS: four of the potions crawl locations have been chosen as Hogwarts Common Rooms – guess them correctly and receive a little prize at each common room. $6 FEE, MAGICAL PASSPORT ACCEPTED, GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Puffs: The Play Now Off-Broadway, this parody producition is sure to keep you rolling in laughter. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED MAGICAL ARTIFACT HUNT MAPS AT THIS BOOTH to receive your prize and entry to the grand prize drawing. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Quidditch Practice Learn and practice the skills of quidditch in its various versions with the Ithaca College Hex, Ithaca League of Women Rollers and New Roots Student Teams. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Quidditch: Live Games Cheer on our quidditch teams, featuring three different styles of play: modified traditional style, roller derby style and cargo bike style. Organized and played by the Ithaca College Hex, the Ithaca League of Women Rollers, Boxy Bikes and New Roots School. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Remembox Photo Booth Conceived and built in Ithaca NY by Allison Usavage, the Remembox photo booth is a celebration of our community, capturing the moments when people come together to collaborate, connect and create. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Slime Potions Craft Make your own potion of slime. $5 FEE, MAGICAL PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Sorting Hat Experience Don’t know what house you belong to? Visit the sorting hat experience to find out. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Soul Power Astrology Understand yourself better, improve your relationships, and give you unique and personal insights on how to live your life to the fullest.
Tom Riddle’s Grave Do you dare take a photo beside the grave? GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Tompkins County Public Library Home to Wizarding Classes (offered Friday through Sunday, see schedule for details), and see if you can find the Restricted Section! GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Trivia of Escalating Difficulty Think you know everything about the Harry Potter books and movies? Test your knowledge at this booth. $1 FEE, MAGICAL PASSPORT ACCEPTED, GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Trumansburg Rotary Club Hosting the Building Magic booth, the Trumansburg Rotary club is a service club dedicated to helping the local, national and international community.
Volunteer and Vendor Outpost Check in here if you are a festival volunteer or vendor. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Wall of Portraits See the Founders four immortalized in our wall of portraits and interact with live portraits. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Wand Dueling Formal dueling is an art and you need to practice. So come to this activity to practice and face off against friends and foes. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION Wheel of Magic Game Take a spin on the wheel of magic – winner every time. $1 FEE, MAGICAL PASSPORT ACCEPTED, GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Will Call Booth Pick up pre-purchased Magical Passports, Potions Crawl passes and Magical Artifact Hunt Passes here (Saturday and Sunday only)
Wizarding Chess Sit a spell and match wits with other witches and wizards. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Wizarding Weekend Merchandise Booth Get your official Wizarding Weekend Merchandise here! GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Wizardwatch Learn more about this entirely Harry Potter focused podcast. GOOSECHASE APP MISSION
Classes and Tours: (CLICK HERE FOR MASTER SCHEDULE)
Historic Flashlight Tour of Downtown Ithaca’s Corners and Alleys
What history, myths and legends are contained in Ithaca’s Corners and Alleys? Do they hold legends, mystery and intrigue? Come explore and discover and open yourself up to new perspectives. Each 75 minute tour starts at The History Center in Tompkins County. Tours leave at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, October 27 and 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. The cost is $10.00/person. Geared to teenagers to elders. Part of the Ithaca Heritage tour series (in collaboration with Historic Ithaca). Please register to reserve a spot by October 20 (each tour will be capped at 20).
Registration for October 27th Tour: https://thehistorycenter.net/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=3
Registration for October 28th Tour: https://thehistorycenter.net/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=4
Dumbledore’s Army Training (Tompkins County Public Library)
Fantastic Beasts: Fairy Races of the British Isles (Tompkins County Public Library)
Wizarding Story time and Puppet Show Extravaganza (Tompkins County Public Library)
Herbology (Tompkins County Public Library)
Tarot Divinations (Tompkins County Public Library)
Lego at the Library (Tompkins County Public Library)
Astronomy (Tompkins County Public Library)
Charms for Children (Tompkins County Public Library)
Astrological Divination (Tompkins County Public Library)
Paranormal Investigations (Tompkins County Public Library)