COVID-19 alert

CHESTERTOWN — The year's Chestertown HP Festival has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

"All wizards and wizarding friends are encouraged to subscribe to the Chestertown HP Festival mailing list to receive any notices as they become available. Fear not! The Chestertown HP Fest committee is determined to reconvene and bring the festival back in 2021," a news release states. 

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The festival was scheduled to be held the first weekend of October. 

The Chestertown HP Festival Weekend is organized by the Garfield Center for the Arts and community volunteers as a celebration of the spirit of Harry Potter and an opportunity to promote our local community and its arts, the release states. Warner Bros. Entertainment and JK Rowling are not associated with or responsible for the festival in any way.

Located in the historic district in Chestertown, the Garfield Center for the Arts is a cultural organization whose mission is to "invigorate the cultural life of our community by nurturing, celebrating and supporting arts and artists through performance and education," the release states. 

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