Activities & Attractions:
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Artist Atrium Center Ithaca building is where you will find our special guests for autographs, book/art purchases and selfie opportunities. Located on the Commons directly across from Bank Alley. Fees vary.
Bernie Milton Pavilion Our main stage for live music, magicians, puppet shows, and more. New performers at the top of each hour. See schedule for full details.
Building Community Magic Create your own magical creature or building for fun or to add to our display of builds. Enter to win an incredible Lego model – proceeds benefit the Trumansburg Rotary Club!
Cauldron Toss Brew your potion carefully! Toss ingredients in successfully and win prizes. 5 game tickets required. Game tickets available for purchase onsite or included with Mage or Sorcerer Level Magical Passport Purchase.
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.
Cornell Raptor Program Learn more about birds of prey and see them upclose!
Costume Contest Pre-register to be eligible to win prizes. Contest for Adults is Saturday October 27 and contest for Kids is Sunday October 28. CLICK HERE for Contest Details and Rules.
Fairy Dust Craft Make your own vial of fairy dust. One Craft Pass required. Craft Passes available for purchase onsite or included with Mage or Sorcerer Level Magical Passport Purchase.
Feed the Dragons Game Toss food at the dragons, succeed in feeding them to win a prize. 2 Tickets to play. Tickets available for purchase onsite or included with Mage or Sorcerer Level Magical Passport Purchase.
Galaxy Craft Make your own mini galaxy. One Craft Pass required. Craft Passes available for purchase onsite or included with Mage or Sorcerer Level Magical Passport Purchase.
GorgeKeep Guardians Quest Unlock the four doorways to discover the Guardians of Gorgekeep. From there, complete the quests they send you on to earn admission to the GorgeKeep School of Magic.
GorgeKeep Library and Classes The Tompkins County Public Library is home to Magical Classes and stories (see schedule for details)
GorgeKeep School of Magic Discover Ithaca’s very own school of magic at New Roots Charter School. Earn ‘admission’ by completing the four GorgeKeep Guardian Quests.
Human Chess Dare you choose to take the battle to the next level with our life size chess match or will you simply watch the battle of wits?
Quidditch Practice Learn and practice the skills of quidditch in its various versions.
Quidditch: Live Games Cheer on our quidditch teams, featuring different styles of play. Featuring the Ithaca College Hex and the Ithaca League of Women Rollers
Panels and Presentations Make your over to Hotel Ithaca for exclusive panel discussions and special guest Q&A presentations.
Professional Photo Ops Have your photo taken with your favorite Special Guest. Photography and prints by Indulge Images. Green Screen photography available as well. Fees vary.
Sagan Planet Walk Start at the Sun and work your way through the solar system – end at the Sciencenter. Featuring narration by Bill Nye, the Science Guy and new Augmented Reality features at select planets.
Slime Potions Craft Make your own potion of slime. One Craft Pass required. Craft Passes available for purchase onsite or included with Mage or Sorcerer Level Magical Passport Purchase.
Living Portraits Communicate and interact with live portraits featuring figures from Ithaca’s history. Presented by the Tompkins County History Center.
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.
Wheel of Magic Game Take a spin on the wheel of magic and perchance, win a prize. 2 Tickets to play. Tickets available for purchase onsite or included with Mage or Sorcerer Level Magical Passport Purchase.
Wizards Chess Sit a spell and match wits with other witches and wizards.
Volunteer and Vendor Outpost Check in here if you are a festival volunteer or vendor.
Will Call Booth Pick up pre-purchased Magical Passports
Wizarding Weekend Merchandise Booth Get your official Wizarding Weekend Merchandise here!