This Cork town is aiming to break the world record for the most Harry Potters

This Cork town is aiming to break the world record for the most Harry Potters
Little Harry Potters at the launch of the Taste of Bandon and Banshee Festival of Family Fun. Pic: 

People from Cork are being called on to help break a world record at the end of the month.

The aim is to have the most Harry Potters in the same place at the same time. The current record of 997 is held by a school in Australia.

However, they’ll face some stiff competition from a Wizarding Festival being held in Sheffield on the same weekend with the same intention.

That’s just one of an array of activities to be held as part of this year’s Taste of Bandon and Banshee Festival of Family Fun.

The inaugural festival, which will be held from October 25th to 27th is described as an “autumn celebration of abundance, where we also revel in our Harry Potter connection with the Bandon Banshee.” 

A spokesperson for the festival told the Echo: “We chose the name of the Bandon Banshee as a named character in J.K Rowlings' acclaimed Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets given that it was named after the town.” 

A taste of what people can expect from the Taste of Bandon Food festival on the October Bank Holiday weekend. Pic: PhotoEire
A taste of what people can expect from the Taste of Bandon Food festival on the October Bank Holiday weekend. Pic: PhotoEire

There are plenty of other activities for all the family across the weekend too, such as workshops on bee-keeping, sourdough bread making and preserving the harvest.

Some of the other events taking place across the October Bank Holiday weekend include a seafood masterclass, a tapas trail, paint your own magical creatures, and a guided foraging walk.

More information is available at http://www.tasteofbandon.ie

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