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17 Reasons NOT to Miss Staunton in ’17

There are many reasons why you can’t miss Staunton in 2017—17 reasons, in fact! Whether you’re a lover of craft beer, Harry Potter, music or the great outdoors we have something for everyone. Check back daily as we reveal the 17 must-see-do-eat-drink things in Staunton this year.

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reason 1: Queen City Potter Party 

Queen City Pottery Party 2016

WHEN: September 22-24
WHERE: Downtown Staunton

Wizards and muggles from near and far descend upon Staunton, Virginia for the annual Queen City Potter Party. With a touch of wizardry, the historic downtown, is transformed into the village of Hogsmeade. Local businesses reinvent themselves offering Harry Potter themed shopping, dining and hands-on activities for all ages. “Potterheads” can experiment with potions at Slugs and Jiggers, enjoy butter beer at Three Broomsticks or try their hand at wild beast taming at the Magickal Menagerie. Visitors are greeted by Norberta the Dragon—where selfies and costumes are encouraged— as they unlock the secrets of Hogesmeade using Marauder’s Map or explore the walkable downtown and take on the task of Horcrux Hunting using the free app Traipse— which will help you find them all. For Harry Potter fans this entertaining and family-friendly festival is not to be missed! For updates and more info visit the FB event page here.