The Magical Wizards Festival

The Magical Wizards Festival will take place on September 30, 2017. Join us for a day of spells and magic!

The Festival

The festival portion of the event will take place on the Waterloo Central Railway Museum Station grounds (St. Jacobs Village Station at 50 Isabella St.) and will run continuously from 9am to 8pm. The festival will be jam packed with a variety of special performances, fun sub-events and interactive workshops. Throughout the day an assortment of vendors will be present. The festival area will be clearly defined with perimeter barriers to avoid confusion. Only a limited number of tickets are available so purchase yours now! Drive in and park, or train in and enjoy!


Magic Shows: Let the magic come to life in the form of a busker style street show or a close up performance with full costume magicians. You’ll be left both laughing and in awe from the illusions and magic tricks.

Wandering Duels: Watch for spontaneous duels breaking out between two highly trained wizards, at any point during your visit. Keep your eyes peeled; you never know when two houses are going to get into a feud and a wizardly standoff may arise!


Step into the Dueling Ring and find out what you are made of! The space has been charmed against any other spells except for: Expelliarmus, Stupefy and Petrificus Totalus.

Marauders Map Scavenger Hunt: Try to answer the riddle! Fun for the whole family!

Scheduled Workshops

Care of Magical Creatures or Magical Beasts and where to find them: You will learn how to track and identify the animals, how to care and protect yourself as well as getting to touch and examine Magical Creature artifacts.

Write your own spell with a magical feather pen: You will be taught to write names in calligraphy with a feather pen. Enjoy the sensation of writing with this ancient quill method used for writing the best spells!

Magic Made Easy: Have you always wanted to learn how to perform a magic trick?  Make a coin vanish? Float a card in the air? Our teacher for Defense against the Dark Arts will make sure you have the basics. Every wizard needs a full arsenal of spells to impress – and defend!


Join us for a magical market place where you can purchase all sorts of strange and wonderful items. Do you need a wand? What about a cool drink? Purchase robes, staves, magic tricks, jewelry or even a magical tattoo. Be entertained by wandering performers, face painters, interesting characters and partake in the scavenger hunt. But beware the festival area is home to all kids of magical creatures and races, so watch out for Goblins, Elves and maybe a fairy or two.

Steam Express

Nationwide, our 94-year-old Steam Engine is an experience you won’t want to miss. We are the only festival in Canada using a live steam engine! The very large locomotive Steam Engine will leave you in awe with its shocking power. This will be an experience that is sure to fulfill all of your fantasies about travelling back in time.
The Steam Express has 3 rides departing from the St. Jacobs Market train station, in which you enjoy an hour train ride through the countryside and back to the Village to engage in the festival portion of the event. After partaking in the festivities, patrons who arrived at the festival via our Steam Express are able to hop back on the train to return to the St. Jacobs Market.

Night Train

Don’t miss our featured event of the day, our #9 Steam Express Night Train! The Train makes a 2 hour run departing from the St. Jacobs Market Train Station and returns to the Market. Ride (duration of 2 hours, non-stop, you can’t get off at the Festival grounds) on the Steam Express while enjoying light snacks, complementary with the purchase of a ticket. There will also be a cash bar onboard the train where alcoholic beverages will be available. Remember this is a night ride, so you never know what wizards might be lurking around in the forests! Keep your eyes peeled and you may be in for a big surprise! Don’t worry, there will be wizards on board to protect you!

Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling are not responsible for this event.

Don't miss this wizarding event!

This event is SOLD OUT. You MUST have a ticket in order to attend.