By Reagan Gerrity, Staff Reporter
The world of Harry Potter is a magical place: witches and wizards, polyjuice potion, hippogriffs, mandrakes, patronuses, and so much more. I never thought this eccentric place could reach Pennsylvania.
On Oct. 21 the seventh annual Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival returned to Germantown Avenue, packed to the brim with Butterbeer, chocolate frogs, and pumpkin pasties. This year included more space to roam and an even larger abundance of Harry Potter themed activities.
When I arrived at the fair I could not help but stare at the people in costume, dressed perfectly for the occasion. My personal favorite was a man dressed as Harry Potter holding a small snowy owl, which turned out to be his child. The food was even better. There was unlimited amounts of funnel cake, fries, lemonade, and sweets.
The only thing I have to complain about is the expenses. I spent $20 on a “magical make and take” activity that was a complete waste of time, meant only for small children. My funnel cake was $8 and my Butterbeer $4! It was like Disney World; there’s no other place to spend money so they crank up the prices.
Although this minor inconvenience, I still had a great time at the festival and am planning to return next year— in costume.
Reagan Gerrity can be reached at email@example.com.