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12 January 2019 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Free
Frieze Hill Community Orchard’s hugely popular Wassail takes place, once again, on Saturday 12th January 2019, 5–7 pm.
The main event of the evening is the Wassail ceremony featuring the Lord of Misrule and the Wassail Princess and Prince, who will pour cider onto the tree roots and place cider soaked toast in the branches.
They will lead the Wassailers in singing, chanting and in making lots of noise, to wake up the trees to be fruitful in the coming year. As well as a bonfire, entertainment includes the fantastic Big Noise Street Band. Taunton Thespian Mummers will perform ‘St George & The Dragon’, a Mumming play written especially for the Wassail.
Refreshments include mulled cider and apple cake, apple juice and ‘Bangers in Baps’ (with a vegetarian option).
The event is free to attend. Bring bells, whistles, horns and drums to make lots of noise. Very noisy children are particularly welcome. 5 – 7pm on Saturday 12th January 2019.
Clear directions to the Orchard are on the Frieze Hill website
Wassailers are advised to bring a torch and wear wellies and warm clothing.