FRECON'S CIDERY'S WASSAIL
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Join us for the 3rd Annual Frecon's Cidery's Wassail
Live in Frecon's Orchard!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
12:00PM - 6:00PM
Hard Cider | Food | Live Music
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,
That blooms well, bears well.
Hats full, caps full,
Three bushel bags full,
An’ all under one 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 vendors/trucks!
Coming from Philly? Take the bus to the fest! A bus will be leaving from the city at 11:30AM to bring attendees who sign-up in advance to the event. The cost of the bus transportation is $20 per person. Attendees who wish to take the bus should purchase a bus ticket with their event ticket. The bus will be returning back to Philly around 7:00PM. Pick-up/Drop-off location will be announced shortly.
Want to win a year's supply of cider? Our Wassail King & Queen contest will be taking place again! Check out the contest page for more information.
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 2 drink tickets for $20++, 21+ only! This offer can be purchased on the tickets page!
Children 15 and under are welcome to attend for free. Anyone 16+ must purchase a ticket. General admission tickets are $10. This fee includes admission to the event and access to the three bands playing throughout the day!
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.
THERE IS NO PARKING ON-SITE! All attendees will be directed to an off-site parking lot. A shuttle bus will then pick you up from this location and bring you to the event site. The first shuttle bus will pick-up at 11:30am. 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.