Guests stopping by the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice can warm up while also satisfying their shopping fix at Diagon Alley Feb. 17-18.
The mini stores, modeled after the shopping district for wizards in the Harry Potter film series, will be located above The Gathering Place on the second floor of the borough building.
The Salted Pixie Holistic Living, based in Archbald, which specializes in improving overall health and wellness through relaxation techniques, will be “Ollivanders” for the weekend and will sell handmade wands, smudge sticks, pendants and jewelry. Tea leaf and card readings will also be available.
Per a statement on its website, the business is a sacred healing space for your mind, body, and spirit.
Husband and wife Tiffany and James Cianci will also have other “magical” and herbal items for sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Geek Gizmos, launched this past August, will be rebranded as “Dervish & Banges” for the weekend and will sell Harry Potter-themed necklaces, pocket watches, maps, and feather quill pens, among other accessories.
Owner William Gaynor plans to have free giveaways throughout the weekend.
Gaynor added that every item for sale, including custom-made brooms created by him and his wife Carli, will be discounted.
According to Gaynor, Geek Gizmos partnered with Hero Within, a designer clothing line based out of San Francisco which is licensed with DC Comics and Warner Brothers, and plans to have a couple “really neat” pieces available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Gaynor, who has visited the festival in previous years, is looking forward to being a part of the event.
“It will be fun to spend the day with my six kids,” he said. “It will allow them to see how the business works.”
The Forest City resident has been impressed by the camaraderie among vendors during previous stops to the festival and is eager to experience the feeling firsthand.
“It’s really nice how the businesses reach out to support and help each other,” Gaynor said. “I’m looking forward to getting out and meeting people from the local community. I’m pretty excited and look forward to doing it again in the future.”
Scranton-based Zummo’s Cafe will become “Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop” for the weekend and plans to sell Harry’s birthday cake, Hogwarts House Sorting Hat cupcakes, butterbeer cupcakes, chocolate wands, and exploding bon-bons Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m.
“One of our regular customers, Laura Ancherani, presented us with the opportunity (to participate) and we jumped at it,” Zummo’s Cafe General Manager Lindsay Colan said.“It’s a great community and we’re also avid Harry Potter fans.”
The Endless Mountain Nature Center (“Eeylops Owl Emporium”), of Tunkhannock, will put on a performance from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Pure Suds Co. (“Slug & Jiggers Apothecary”), of Clarks Summit, will sell handmade bath and body products 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Happy Faces (Zonko’s Joke Shop), based in Scranton, will provide entertainment from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.