Wizarding Weekend programming includes live entertainment, interactive exhibits and so much more inspired by the fantastical as featured in literature, film, television, and gaming.
Activities & Attractions:
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Bernie Milton Pavilion Our main stage for live music, magicians, trivia contests, costume parades and more. Something new every hour. See schedule for full details. (FREE)
Building Community Magic Create your own magical creature or building for fun or to add to our display of builds with the Trumansburg Rotary Club! (FREE)
Costume Runway Be part of the festival and show off your amazing costume creation! Costume/Cosplay Contestants be sure to participate! Open to all, this parade happens daily at the Bernie Milton Pavilion. (FREE)
Create a Galaxy Craft Make your own mini galaxy. 5 Activity tickets required. Activity tickets available for purchase onsite or included with Magical Passport purchase.
Fairy Dust Craft Make your own vial of fairy dust. 5 Activity tickets required. Activity tickets available for purchase onsite or included with Magical Passport purchase.
Feed the Dragons Game Toss food at the dragons, succeed in feeding them to win a prize. 2 Activity Tickets to play. Activity tickets available for purchase onsite or included with Magical Passport purchase.
GorgeKeep Guardians Quest All new for 2019 – featuring five community minded quests inspired by the lessons of GorgeKeep’s guardians (Get the full list at the Scroll Ceremony). (FREE)
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 hidden inside the New Roots Charter School. Experience GorgeKeep through an augmented reality magical portal created by VisionLabs360! Be sure to bring your augmented reality capable cell phone/tablet and personal headphones for the best experience! Also, be sure to participate in the Scroll Ceremony and Guardian Quest! (FREE)
Magical Gaming Sit a spell and match wits with other witches and wizards – chess boards provided. Space reserved for Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons players (must bring your own game materials) (FREE)
Magical Sport Practice Learn and practice the skills of various magical sports at the pitch located behind Press Bay Alley.
Live Magical Sport Games Cheer on our various magical sports teams, featuring different styles of play.
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.
Scroll Ceremony Bring and present your own personal magical talisman at the Enchanted Wall of Scrolls to receive your GorgeKeep scroll. This scroll will guide you through the Guardian Quests and help you discover additional festival features. (FREE)
Slime Potions Craft Make your own potion of slime. 5 Activity Tickets required. Activity tickets available for purchase onsite or included with Magical Passport purchase.
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. (FREE)
Volunteer and Vendor Outpost Check in here if you are a festival volunteer or vendor.
Official Wizarding Weekend Booth Purchase (or pick up) your Magical Passports and Activity tickets, Check in for Fan Art Show and Costume/Cosplay Contest at this location!