CHURCHVILLE – On a warm Sunday afternoon, at Mia and Chris Pugh's home in Churchville, players from the four houses of Hogwarts practice quidditch in preparation for Hogwarts Homecoming Quidditch Games. These games will usher in the festivities for Queen City Potter Party's return to downtown Staunton. After a few rounds of practice, the players take a break and the Pughs, along with festival creator Sarah Lynch walk around and take measurements of the players.
CHURCHVILLE – With pewter mugs lined at the end of a long wooden table, a glass pitcher with a spigot containing butterbeer and bowls filled with red berry bursting beans, lemon sherbet drops and chocolate frogs, Chris and Mia Pugh are ready to host the monthly planning committee meeting for the Queen City Potter Party. Outside, kids practice quidditch in their backyard in an area outlined with flags and poles set up to look like the Quidditch Stadium in the magical world of Harry Potter.
STAUNTON – Leave your muggle worries behind when 12 blocks and 67 businesses in downtown Staunton transfigure into the magical world of Harry Potter. Now three days, the Queen City Potter Party returns Sept. 22-24. It's a magical homecoming for Potterheads everywhere. All of your favorite characters in the cherished stories are waiting to greet you when Hogwarts Homecoming Quidditch Games usher in the festivities on Friday night. The games need audience players.
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