September 28-30, 2018

Queen City Mischief & Magic

#QCMM2020: The Year That Shall Not Be Named

To ensure public safety and promote responsibility, we will be changing the way we observe Queen City Mischief and Magic 2020. We will not be able to host an in-person festival this year.

The Head Girls, QCMM Planning Committee, and magic makers are incredibly sad that we won't get to see you all in person this September. We will spread magic and mischief, but not crowded onto the streets of the Queen City this year.

We are working on virtual magic and experiences we can enjoy together, even at a distance. Stay tuned to our social media pages to see what we have in store for you.

Please know that we will also be spending any extra time working on how we can make #QCMM2021 bigger and better than any magic festival you've ever attended. We can't wait to have you back in our town with all the hilarious and suspicious characters who roam our streets.

Staunton is always magical, but on QCMM weekend, our cup runneth over. We are surrounded by real magic - the kind you can't buy or find anywhere else. It springs from the Stauntonians who transform our charming historic downtown and visitors who gather to celebrate a series of books with wonderful and needed messages of inclusion and acceptance. The power of a well-told story to inspire and give hope should never be underestimated.

We leave you with gratitude, reassurance that we will be back, and our favorite quote from the Harry Potter series: "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light."

We will make sure the lights of Staunton continue glowing.


Queen City Mischief & Magic is a homegrown fan event created for our local community to celebrate and grow our appreciation for the Harry Potter books and film series. Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling are not responsible for or affiliated with this event.