I can barely contain my excitement. As a huge Harry Potter fan, visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios has been a dream of mine for years. While it hasn’t happened yet, I can now experience the next best thing right in my home state. New Jersey’s first ever family-friendly Harry Potter festival is being held in the charming town of Pitman this October.

Remember, a wristband isn’t necessary to enjoy the magic as almost all of Pitman is taking part. You can expect all sorts of events to apparate into town over the weekend. However, I’d jump on those sponsorships (fingers crossed!); I could really use a bit of brushing up on Herbology. To learn more, visit Pitman Potter Festival on the web here.

And if you can’t make it to Pitman, don’t despair! Swedesboro will also be hosting their first ever Harry Potter Festival this year, on October 28th. It will cater to a younger crowd but it’s sure to be fun for all believers! Tickets will be sold locally sometime this month. For more details, check the town’s website. For magic of a different kind in New Jersey, check out this enchanting tree tunnel.

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