Banfield Park Community Orchard Wassail
Saturday January 14th 2:30pm
Wassail – Waes Hael – “be of good health” – Olde English tradition of wassailing, dating back to the 1500s, is a ceremony to wake fruit trees from their winter slumber and scare away evil spirits, ensuring a good harvest.
2:30pm – Crowning the Wassail King and Queen
3 pm – Morris Dancers
3:30pm Wassail Ceremony – bring a mug for mulled cider
4pm – Feast – Soup and bread will be served.