Join us for the 2nd Annual
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Join us for an American take on the timeless European custom of ‘wassailing’ where people gather at an orchard and recite or sing carols to promote a good cider apple harvest to come. People in the act of ‘wassailing’ will sing an drink to awaken the cider apple trees, scare away evil spirits in the orchard and toast the health of the trees to ensure a plentiful harvest of fruit in the fall.
Here’s to thee, old apple tree,
Frecon’s Cidery’s Wassail won’t require you to actually sing carols (unless you want to!) but it will involve the best of local bluegrass, improvisational rock, jazz and blues, all performed live in the orchard. Plus, together we’ll celebrate the release of the cidery’s hard ciders and the growing season to come! The event will feature the entire Frecon’s Cidery portfolio of ciders, plus food from local food truck favorites!
Coming from Philly? Take the bus to the fest! A bus will be leaving from BRÜ Craft & Wurst located at 1316 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 at 11:30AM to bring attendees who sign-up in advance to the event. The cost of the bus transportation is $15 per person and includes a cold cider on the bus. Attendees who wish to take the bus should call Jesse at 610-324-9492. The bus will be returning back to Philly around 7:30PM and drop attendees back at the BRÜ Craft & Wurst alley. Please note: BRÜ Craft & Wurst will be opening early at 10:30AM and will have $5 Crabby Granny and Apfelwein pours from Frecon’s Cidery.
New This Year! We'll be running a contest to crown a couple the Wassail King and Queen who will receive a year's supply of cider! Check out the contest page.
The event will take place outdoors, under tents, nestled into the orchards of Frecon Farms, rain or shine (no refunds). A special offer is available for advanced sales which includes a souvenir glass and 3 drink tickets for $20! This offer can be purchased on the "buy tickets" page!
Children of all ages are welcome to attend.
Official After Party of Wassail will be held at The Other Farm Brewing located at 128 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512. The after party will kick-off once Wassail ends. Mason Porter will begin playing at 7PM.
THERE IS NO PARKING ON-SITE! All attendees should park at the Boyertown Junior High West Center parking lot located at 380 South Madison Street, Boyertown, PA 19512. A shuttle bus will then pick you up in front of the main entrance of the school (facing South Madison Street). The first shuttle bus will pick-up at Boyertown Junior High West beginning at 12pm. The shuttle bus will make a constant shuttle throughout the day for attendees to get to and from the parking lot and the event. The last shuttle bus will leave the event grounds at 6pm. Please note: from 5-6PM the shuttle bus will make a stop at The Other Farm Brewing (128 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512) where the official after party of Wassail is taking place in addition to the parking lot.