January Apple Wassailing Party

On January 12th, we were blessed with the presence of Sound and Fury Morris dancers, and other Morris dancer groups from as far away as Portland and Vancouver, B.C. We had a Wassail King – David Frances, and a Wassail Queen – Lily Zaborski. We had merriment, dancing, tree toasting, noise making, hot mulled cider, hot chocolate, treats and a good number of visitors. And, we had sunny, if chilly, weather. A perfect January day. Following are some pictures from the event.

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Visitors learned about the history of apple wassailing as well as Piper’s Orchard.

Hark! I hear some bells, some marching, some music,

Hark! I hear some bells, some marching, some music!

All kinds of instruments and costume.

All kinds of instruments and costumes.

Celebrants and the Wassail King.

Celebrants and the Wassail King.

Let's have some cider to warm up.

Let’s have some cider to warm up.

Wassailers check out the Piper's Orchard story.

Wassailers check out the Piper’s Orchard story.

One of the wassailers learned that mud can be somewhat slippery.The end.

One of the wassailers learned that mud can be somewhat slippery.
The end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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