Meet the Author: Our “Meet the Author” event is just one more reason you need a season pass as we host a different fantasy author each and every day of our show. This is your chance to:
- Get to know the author and let them know what you enjoy most about their book(s).
- Buy a book and have it signed. You are also welcome to bring a book you’ve already purchased.
- Snap a selfie if there is time. Be sure to hashtag it with #ctfaire on Facebook so they can see it later.
- Cosplay a character from their book – we encourage it!
Visit our Market page to see our list of visiting authors.
Harry Potter Cosplay Costume Contest: Whether you’re from Gryffindor or Hufflepuff, all houses of Hogwarts are welcome to compete. Once the contest ends, kids can explore the shire to find candy-filled snitches hidden in plain sight.
Contest Info: Unless otherwise specified, entry into all contests at the Special Events Stage are included with your same-day admission to the Faire. If you are planning to enter a contest, please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start. At the discretion of the contest host, some events may choose to limit the number of participants in a particular contest due to time restrictions.
There are no age limit restrictions. Please come dressed as your desired character.
Snitch Egg Hunt: Kids (ages 0-9) can race around the shire to gather eggs. Be sure to bring a basket or bag to hold your candy and eggs. Don’t forget your camera! This contest starts at the Special Event stage immediately after the costume contest.