Wassail

Time Period: Anglo-Saxon

Performer / Organiser: Sandford Orchards, Brown Paper Mummers, Great Western Morris

17th January 2020 at The Cider Works, Commonmarsh Lane, Crediton, Devon, EX17 1HJ

The ancient Anglo-Saxon tradition of Wassailing involves waking tree spirits and blessing the orchard, as well as scaring off any evil demons to ensure a good crop in the year to come. Mulled cider or apple juice is provided on arrival. There will also be a wassail play from the Brown Paper Mummers, a fire dance from Great Western Morris and the ceremony is overseen by our local green man.

Doors from 7pm. Open until 10pm.

Bring something noisy (pots, pans, instruments etc).

Be prepared for loud noises, fire and shotgun blasts.

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