ITHACA, N.Y. — Thousands of people from all over came out for the performances, vendors, activities and spectacle this weekend for the third annual Wizarding Weekend.
The magical was real for attendees this weekend in Downtown Ithaca. There were magical wares, like wands, robes and feathered quills for sale. Character favorites from the Harry Potter series wandered the streets, plus a fair number of villains.
The weather was perfect Saturday for the festival, but rain dampened outdoor festivities a bit Sunday. However, spirits were still high and activities and vendors relocated inside.
Performers and musicians entertained the crowds. There were also Quidditch matches all day, and live Wizard Chess. At the center of the Commons, the Sorting Hat could be heard mulling over what Hogwarts houses to sort people into before finally shouting out a house to the applause of the audience.
Here is a gallery of festivities this weekend for the third annual Wizarding Weekend.