Monday, October 17, 2011

Over 200 witches and wizards descend on Fyfeshire

Potterwalk was a resounding success! Over 200 witches and wizards--two thirds of them underage wizards ranging from toddlers to teens-- tried their hand at Quidditch practice, identifying wand woods, warding off a dementor, avoiding an arachnomantula,  spotting the giant squid, learning their heart's desire in the mirror of Erised, and more as they walked around the Fyfeshire Ponds on Saturday.  Many folks were from Bolton, but we also had visitors from Lancaster, Shrewsbury, Hudson, Berlin, Clinton, Hubbardston, Sterling, Boylston, Rutland, Leominster, and Methuen, MA. We even had folks from Woonsocket, RI and Londonderry, NH.  The Death Eaters tried to deter them with a sudden brief rainstorm, but they remained steadfast and made it all the way around the pond. 

The House Cup went to Gryffindor with 692 points, followed by Hufflepuff with 261, then Ravenclaw with 168 and finally Slytherin at 43.  Of course, there were 75 people in Gryffindor House--the sorting took a person's preferences into consideration--25 Hufflepuffs, 15 Ravenclaws and only 5 Slytherins.  So on an average points- per- witch/wizard basis, Ravenclaw came in first, followed by Hufflepuff, Gryffindor and finally Slytherin.  But these numbers are approximate--it's hard to count points after a couple of butterbeers.  The main thing is that everyone had a good time and many families came out to see Fyfeshire for the first time. 

A couple of young witches lost wands while they were in the woods.  (We asked Binky--she didn't take them.)  If anyone found a wand as they went around, please send an email to and we'll return it to its owner. 

Below are a few photos from the event. If you have any photos of the event that you are willing to share, please send them to and we will add them. 

Many thanks to everyone who helped out with this event, and to everyone who attended!

Here are some photos from the event: