Wicomico County will host the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Quidditch Championship Nov. 19-20 at the Fruitland Recreational Park. It is sport that is based on the game played at the fictional Harry Potter series at Hogwarts Academy. While making a broom fly has yet to be developed, many aspects of the sport described in the books and movies have transferred to real life.
For over a decade Salisbury University has had a Quidditch club organization.
“It has definitely moved away from a fanbase to an athlete sport,” Salisbury Quidditch captain Vinnie Iannucci said. “There is definitely a separation from people who are Harry Potter fans and people who want to play a sport and have fun.”