A Town In Wisconsin Will Transform Into A Harry Potter Wonderland
For the last two years, the small town of Edgerton, WI hosted a Harry Potter Festival. This year, it will under a new name in a different town.
The Harry Potter Festival has been renamed to the Warriors and Wizards Festival due to Warner Brothers demanding a name change stating "we are concerned, and do object, when fan gatherings become a vehicle for unauthorized commercial activity". Last year the festival drew in over 50,000 visitors and had 145 vendors present.
As far as the city change, the festival started in 2015 in the town of Edgerton (population of 5,552) and will now be in Jefferson, WI (population of 7,997). Which will now be roughly a 360 mile drive from Duluth and it isn't that far from Madison and Milwaukee.
I first found out about this festival from Only In Your State and it will be held October 19-21, 2018. So grab your wands and get ready for an adventure! If you want to check out this magical event dubbed "the portal to your fandom", get the full list of event details here.