Activities happening in the USA


-16 September 2016, 11am-4pm

Voodoo Doughnut

1501 NE Davis St, Portland, OR

Voodoo Doughnut, Too will have dress up contests for children, giveaways, Green Bean Books pop-up (10% of sales going to Partners in Health), Roald Dahl crafts, Ingrid Law (Savvy) and Newbery honor winner Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl).


-16 - 18 September 2016, various times

Alamo Drafthouse


The best film, food, and drink all in one seat, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas across the country will be showing Roald Dahl movies throughout Wondercrump Weekend including Matilda, The Witches, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Additional cinemas will be host to the famous Wonka Kids Tour during Roald Dahl Month.

Please visit for information on individual screenings and activities.

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-16 September 2016, 6-9pm

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN

This stunning, 96-acre botanic garden is closing their week-long Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Festival with a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory screening and a bubblegum blowing competition.

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-17 September 2016, 12-4pm

The Pie Hole and Coolhaus

59 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Two of LA’s most popular dessert companies - The Pie Hole and Coolhaus - are joining forces for Wondercrump Weekend.

The party will feature their original Dahlicious Delights treats, games, crafts, Aditi Khorana (Mirror in the Sky), and Romina Russell (Zodiac series)!


-16 - 18 September 2016, 11am-4pm

Voodoo Doughnut

212 E 6th St, Austin, TX

Iconic Voodoo Doughnut is hosting a weekend-long party filled with doughnut contests, children dressing up as Roald Dahl characters, crafts, Billy Taylor (Thieving Weasels), Book People pop-up (10% of sales going to Partners in Health), and more. 


-17 September 2016, 1-3pm

Tattered Cover Book Store

2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

One of the largest independent bookstores in the US, Tattered Cover will have Roald Dahl-themed crafts, activities, Voodoo Doughnuts, and giveaways.

In partnership with Alamo Drafthouse, there will be a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory screening at 11.30am.

They are also donating proceeds of all Roald Dahl book sales on the day to two charities - Reach Out and Read Colorado.


-17 September 2016, 1-4pm

J. P. Licks

All locations, Boston, MA

One of Boston’s most well-loved ice creameries, there will be crafts, samples, and competitions at all 13 of J. P. Licks’ locations.


-17 September 2016, 12-4pm

Ample Hills Creamery

305 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY

One of New York’s most popular ice creameries, Ample Hills, will have a free sundae bar, Dream Jar game, dress-up and crafts corners, and readings from Mara Wilson (star of the movie Matilda and debut author of Where Am I Now?), Paul Griffin (When Friendship Followed Me Home, Burning Blue), Abby Hanlon (Ralph Tells a Story), and John Marciano Bemelmans (the Madeline series).


-17 September 2016, 12-4pm

Greenlight Bookstore

Brooklyn, NY

Greenlight Bookstore will be selling books at the Ample Hills Wondercrump party and donating a portion of the proceeds of those sales to Partners in Health, a charity co-founded by Ophelia Dahl, Roald Dahl’s daughter.


-18 September 2016, 12-5pm

Milk Jar Cookies

5466 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

This gourmet cookie shop will be transformed into a party space complete with face painting, a magician, a poet, Roald Dahl-inspired crafts, and readings with Leslie Margolis (A Maggie Brooklyn Mystery)!


-18 September 2016, 3-5pm

Knuckle & Claw

2715 Main St, Santa Monica, CA

Roald Dahl’s granddaughter, Chloe, shares his passion for food and has two restaurants with her partner. Chloe’s mother and Roald Dahl’s daughter, Lucy, will be reading with Sherri Smith (Flygirl) and Keith Campbell (Flora and Ulysses), along with activities, games, and a filming of a Cupcake Wars episode.


-18 September 2016, 6-8pm

Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

The zoo’s annual DreamNight, a special evening for children with chronic illnesses, will be Roald Dahl-themed with readings from Peter Kujawinski (Nightfall, Dormia) and Wendy McClure (The Wilder Life, Wanderville).

Roald Dahl was passionately dedicated to children’s health; he helped to invent the Wade-Dahl-Till valve and the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity was founded in his honor.


-18 September 2016, 1.30-4pm

Brooklyn Public Library

10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

One of the city’s foremost cultural and educational institutions, the Library is celebrating the works of Roald Dahl with readings by Michelle Schusterman (I Heart Band), Tim Miller (Snappsy the Alligator), Cassie Beasley (Circus Mirandus), Adam Gidwitz (The Inquisitor’s Tale), a Roald Dahl trivia contest, a screening of Matilda, games and crafts, and treats by Baked Ideas and Four & Twenty Blackbirds.