Wheeling Wizarding Festival Slated for May 18

The mystique of wizardly magic will be overtaking Heritage Port on Saturday, May 18, with the second annual Wheeling Wizarding Festival. The event will feature a variety of vendors, entertainment, a reptile show, and a costume contest. The festival is hosted by the City of Wheeling’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Director Rochelle Barry said she’s looking forward to the festival, which is slated to begin with vendors opening at noon. “The intrigue of wizardry has captured many. Last year’s event, which was held for the first time, was very successful, so we have been working to build on that. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Heritage Port to be transported into the land of wizardry, if only for a short time,” she said.

The main stage schedule for the Wheeling Wizarding Festival is as follows: 1-1:45 p.m., Weird Lightning; 2-2:30 p.m., Costume Contest Sponsored by Infernum in Terra Haunted Attraction; 3-3:45 p.m., Rozella and the Visions; 4-5 p.m., Roscommon Sessions; 5:20-6 p.m., Sound of Elegance Harpist Marissa Avon. Other attractions include the Iceman Reptile Show from 12:30-2 p.m. and the Golden Snitch Scavenger Hunt. For a small fee, attendees can have some fun in the jousting ring and bounce house or partake in some axe throwing.

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Food vendors include the following: The Jakery; Ideal Provisions; Emma Jean’s Baked Goods; The Turn Around Quick Bites LLC; So Nuts for Donuts; and WesBanco Area with non-alcoholic Butter Beer.

Retail vendors include the following: Psyche Delicacies; Yarniverse Creations; Three Fates Art; Mimi’s Gem’s; Off the Hook; Connie’s Creative Collective; Crafting, Coffee, and Chaos; Design By We; Java Momma; To Crafting And Beyond; Yellow Rose Reptiles; Enchanter’s Emporium; Scott Hanson Illustration; Colleen’s Crafty Creations LLC; V’s Sweet Treats; Vivid Wings; Mycro Forest; Under The Elder Tree; Genesis Youth Crisis Center; Peaceniks Creations; Amanda’s Enchantments; Moonbeam Designs Co.; Twinerwinks; Crystal Knights Herbary; Mel’s Alternative Images; Bella Designs Wicked; and Spirit Kitty Creations.

Informational vendors include Sexual Assault Help Center with wand making activities and Amanda White Vacations. The Smart Center will have “Better Than Magic” activities and demonstrations from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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