Harry Potter Festival

Harry Potter fans, from left, Ayla Harper, Phynix Menendez, 11, and Bill Melendez, of Front Royal, pose with Harry Potter Festival organizers Tiffany Hockman, Patti Mullin and Debbie Ritenour, all of Strasburg, at the 2017 festival that was held in downtown Strasburg. Ashley Miller/Daily file
Torianna Prunka, 12, of New Market, shows off her handmade golden snitch. Ashley Miller/Daily
Kailyn Bayles, 11, of Linden, Addy Hunter, 9, of Springfield, and Madilyn Sutphin, 10, of Linden, hunted for Harry Potter-themed rocks in downtown Strasburg during the festival. Ashley Miller/Daily
At right, Destiny Shifflett, 13, of Stephens City, was excited to bring her grandmother, Rhonsa Gaynor, of Stephens City, left, to explore the world of Harry Potter. "I've never really got into it," Gaynor said. "But we're having a wonderful time." Ashley Miller/Daily
Molly Fraser, independent consultant for Paparazzi, was one of the many vendors who participated in this year's Harry Potter Festival. Ashley Miller/Daily
Phyllicia Immo, 8, of Leesburg, picks her Gryffindor-inspired broom. Ashley Miller/Daily
Mason Benedetto, 5, of Locust Grove, makes potions at the potions table during the festival. Ashley Miller/Daily