Through a collaboration partnership between Building Character and The Candy Factory, these two local companies will be hosting the second annual Literary Festival during Spring Art Walk. This year, a Harry Potter themed festival will take over the Market Street parking lot and Warehouse D inside The Candy Factory on Saturday, May 6th from 11am to 2pm.


The Literary Festival occurs in celebration of the Little Free Library placed outside of The Candy Factory last year. This year’s family friendly party will benefit a charity through Church World Services and will include light refreshments, Harry Potter-themed games, live music, circus acts, various activities, and opportunities to donate to the selected charity.


Live music will be provided by local bands, Talk Alliance and Hilltop Gamblers. Henna tattoos and face painting (of various complexities and pricing) will be provided by Alicia Lyter, as well as Harry Potter-themed caricatures by Cory Lally. Local collage artist, Emily Truman, will have a community collage project for all to partake in. Emma Cate will be doing $6 tarot readings, and The Circus School of Lancaster will be dazzling the crowd with humor and entertainment. Homemade butterbeer will be available for purchase as well.


Dress-up is highly encouraged. For more information, please e-mail Emily Truman at