Literary Festival in Downtown Lancaster To Benefit Church World Services

Harry Potter-Themed Event Planned Saturday, May 6

LANCASTER, PA — Wizards and book-lovers will unite at the second annual Literary Festival during Lancaster Spring ArtWalk. And organizers would like you to get dressed in your best Harry Potter character costumes for this year’s family friendly party that benefits Church World Services.

POTTERPOSTERThe free event, which includes light refreshments, Harry Potter-themed games, live music, circus acts, and various activities, will be held in the parking lot courtyard and Warehouse D at the Candy Factory at the rear of 324 N. Queen St., Lancaster from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6. The festival is a collaboration between Building Character and The Candy Factory.

Fair-goers are asked to bring a donation of books for CSW’s refugee resettlement programs.

Lancaster Circus School

The Circus School of Lancaster is just one of many acts and activities at the Saturday, May 6 event

Live music will be provided by local bands, Vin Fischer, Talk Alliance and Hilltop Gamblers. Henna tattoos and face painting (of various complexities and pricing) will be provided by Alicia Lyter, as well as Harry Potter-themed caricatures by Cory Lally. Local collage artist, Emily Truman, will have a community collage project for all to partake in. Emma Cate will be doing $6 tarot readings, and The Circus School of Lancaster will be dazzling the crowd with humor and entertainment. Homemade butterbeer will be available for purchase as well.


WHAT: Harry Potter Literary Festival
WHEN: Saturday, May 6
TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Parking lot courtyard area to rear of 342 N. Queen St., Lancaster
COST: Free; book donations accepted
BENEFITS: Bring a book to donate to Church World Services

What’s Going on in the BC World

ImageBUiLDiNG CHARACTER would like to welcome our new in-house singer/songwriter and friend Vin Fischer. Fischer is a one-man band from Columbia, Pa. He describes his music as alternative folk, inspired by variations of indie, folk, alternative, and punk genres. He is currently ranked #1 on Delaware Folk Charts by Reverbnation.

Vin Fischer’s first performance will be our Ladies Night Out/Music Friday on February 21st from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., he will be performing in the upstairs LoftWorks of BC.

Vin Fischer will also be launching the River Valley Music Collective at BC. The RVMC is an opportunity for local artists and emerging artists around the Susquehanna River Valley to have a place to share their talent and sell their merchandise.

We are very excited to be housing such a great opportunity!

–For more information on Vin Fischer click on his picture to the above

–For more information on the RVMC click on the picture below