Extra Activities

All Weekend Long

For those of you that just cant get enough, we have partnered with some amazing artists to bring additional activities to enhance your festival experience.  These are not included in our ticket price, but are well worth the cost to make the most magical weekend of your year.

Magic, Mayhem and Murder are coming to Midwest Magic Fest

It’s a wizarding party and the spells are flying! Join us at Froglumps School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for a magical murder mystery dinner unlike any other! Elite witches and wizards of the wizarding world have gathered to honor the retirement of our beloved headmistress, Athena Acropolis. But keep your eye out for troublemakers…with guests like Reuben Hoggard, Dragon Malformed, and Shrivel Short-Shrub, anything can happen. And when one of the guests winds up dead, it’s up to you and Rhombus Rumblerore, our Auror Detective, to figure out who the murderer is before the next victim gets snuffed out!
Dress to impress in your best witch and wizard robes, but Muggle garb is also allowed. Audience costumes encouraged, but not required. Dinner is included with the ticket price.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Reserved front-row seating for The Great Boodini’s Saturday 3:30 pm show included with the ticket price!

The mystery dinner will be held in the Bark River Meeting Room at the Waukesha County Expo Center Arena, using the South entrance.

Tickets are presale only and will not be available at the door. Cost is $35 per person or $280 for a table of 8. Seating is limited. No refunds will be given unless in the event of cancellation by Midwest Magic Fest or Northern Illinois Players Troupe.


Saturday Night 3:30-7:30PM

Boodini Show: Arena Building Front Row Seats

When: 3:30-4:15pm

Mystery: Bark River Meeting Room @ Waukesha County Expo Center
When: 4:30-7:30

Paint Your Day (or Night) Perfect

Denyse (Lipka) Carbonell is a graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her Masters in Art Education from Case Western Reserve University and has been teaching art since.

Each amazing session will be Wizard Themed and is open to all ages and painting experience.

Create your own 16 x 20 acrylic canvas painting.


Friday Night 6:30-8:30PM @ Wildwood Lodge

Where: Wildwood Lodge
When: 6:30-8:30

Saturday and Sunday Classes

Fans attending Midwest Magic Fest on Saturday, September 22nd and/or Sunday, September have multiple options to attend. Each of these shows will be hosted at the Waukesha County Expo Center festival grounds and attendance is limited so reserve your seats now:

Saturday 10:30-11:30am

Sunday 12:30-1:30Pm

Sunday 10:30-11:30am

Sunday 12:30-1:30Pm