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Harry Potter Weekend

Harry Potter Weekend

Book with potion

October 19-21, 2017 

Have you ever wondered what Butter Beer really tastes like or how it feels to stroll up and down Diagon Alley in search of various wizardry items? Have you wanted to don the Sorting Hat to find out which house you were destined for or better yet, to watch someone catch the Golden Snitch in a high stakes Quidditch match?   If so, wonder no more and plan to attend Chestnut Hill’s Annual Harry Potter Weekend in October 2017!

View the schedule below


Thursday, October 19, 6:30-8:00PM Harry Potter Conference: 
High School Section 
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Chestnut Hill College
Friday, October 20, 8:30AM-5:30PM Harry Potter Conference
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Chestnut Hill College
Friday, October 20, Evening Pub Crawl
The town has not provided information yet about this event.
Town of Chestnut Hill 
Saturday, October 21, 10AM-4PM  Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament
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Chestnut Hill College
Saturday, October 21, 11AM-5PM (The town has not provided times for this year.) Harry Potter Festival
The town has not provided information yet about their Festival.
Town of Chestnut Hill 


Participate in the Harry Potter Conference
Open book with potion bottle

October 19-20 at Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College will host its Sixth Annual Harry Potter Conference in October 2017. The Harry Potter Conference is an annual, interdisciplinary academic conference held at Chestnut Hill College that provides a forum for scholarly presentations arising out of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.


In 2015, the College welcomed three plenary speakers. Loris Vezzali, professor at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia joined the conference via Skype. He has contributed to “The Greatest Magic of Harry Potter: Reducing Prejudice” in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology (2015). The College also welcomed Karin Westman, associate professor of English at Kansas State University. Westman shared her publication: “Blending Genres and Crossing Audiences: Harry Potter and the Future of Literary Fiction.” The final plenary speaker was Maria Tatar Ph.D., the John Loeb professor of Germanic languages and literatures, and chair of the Committee on Degrees in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. 

In addition to the lectures, Chestnut Hill College offers scholarships to the students who submit winning essays to the Harry Potter Conference High School Student Section. The scholarship is applicable to Chestnut Hill College School of Undergraduate Studies and will be awarded each year for four years of full-time enrollment. The award is contingent upon the student’s application and acceptance to Chestnut Hill College.

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Cheer at the Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup
CHC Quidditch Team

October 21 at Chestnut Hill College, 10AM-4PM

On the main campus, join us for the Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup! The “Love Cup,” which first brought Quidditch and Harry Potter lore to both the town and College, will be for a seventh year. Bringing together teams from across the Mid-Atlantic, the round robin “muggle” Quidditch tournament, which is a cross between dodgeball, basketball and rugby is a fast-paced, action-packed game that is sure to entertain fans of all ages. It even features broomsticks, snitches and bludgers, just like the game made famous in Rowling’s books. 
Visit the Harry Potter Fan Fest in Chestnut Hill
Shrieking Shack store window

October 20-21 in the town of Chestnut Hill

Step into the town of Chestnut Hill and prepare yourself for a magical adventure designed with both wizards and muggles in mind. Enchantingly transformed into Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley for the weekend, you’ll find themed shops, restaurants serving Potter-inspired cuisine and even iconic locales including Hogsmeade Station (Chestnut Hill West).  

You might even run into Harry, Ron, Hermoine, Professor Snape and other beloved characters as the Chestnut Hill College Theatre Department dons the costumes and personas that go with them while attending some of the town’s many events. There will be opportunities to take potions and Defense against the Arts classes, a Sorting Hat demonstration, Thestral rides, free rides on the Knight Bus and much more. 


Attend Hogwarts aka Chestnut Hill College
Campus View - through the trees

The College offers over 30 possible majors and minors and you’ll pursue these academic programs with some of the best minds in the field right by your side, adapting to your personal learning style and helping you get the most out of your education. 

For a detailed account of the 2015 activities from both the quidditch tournament and the conference, please read the article in the CHC Connections newsletter 

Please contact Emily Schademan at or 215-248-7083 for more information about the Brotherly Love Cup.

DISCLAIMER: Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling are not responsible for this event.