QUEENSBURY — Jenkinsville Park in Queensbury was home to an unusual athletic contest on Sunday.
The inaugural Wizard Fest featured games of real-life Quidditch from “Harry Potter,” known as Quadball.
There were also vendors selling “Harry Potter” themed products such as non-alcoholic Butterbeer.
The event was organized by the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce and CVB.
Gina Mintzer, executive director of the chamber, said officials wanted to create a new event that occurs between the car show in Lake George and this week’s Adirondack Balloon Festival, to help maintain momentum that drives tourism during this time of year.
Four out-of-town college teams competed against each other in the games.
“It’s the Muggle version of Quidditch,” the captain of the Cornell University team, Margo Treadwell explained.
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“Obviously, we can’t fly, but we adapt the best we can.”
The game was created at Middlebury College in Vermont