Wassail gets its name from the Old English term “waes hael”, meaning “be well” and is a tradition to awaken cider apple trees from their winter slumber. #WassailWeek

Here is our list of Wassail events across cider land –

  • Sampford Courtney, Solland Farm, EX20 3QT – Tuesday 16th January 7pm
  • Whimple Wassail Wednesday 17th January 6.30pm New Fountain Inn Organised by Whimple History Society this event has really gown in recent years and sounds a great deal of fun. Starts at 6pm at The New Fountain Inn. Whimple had a long tradition of cider making and the ceremony was restarted in 1993. All the traditional elements of the wassail are carried out
  • North Wootton Wassail – Shepton Mallet – Wednesday 17th January – 6.30pm http://www.midsomersetshow.org.uk/events/view/north-wootton-wassail/
  • Alton Wassail – Chawton House Library, Chawton, Hampshire GU34 1SJ – Wednesday 17th January http://www.altonevents.co.uk/events/2018/chl-orchard-wassail.asp
  • Carhampton (near Dunster) – Wednesday 17th January
  • Dunster – Buttercross Community Orchard – Wednesday 17th January
  • Sheppy’s Cider Wassail 2018 Taunton – Thursday 18th January 7pm £5.00 admission (tickets limited) Book your ticket now by emailing events@sheppyscider.com. More details www.facebook.com/events – Three Bridges, Bradford-on-Tone, TA4 1ER, Taunton.
  • Swan Barn Farm – Surrey – Friday 19th January 6pm – 9pm https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/0bf9d451-fa7d-4013-8427-5274b565a4de/pages/details
  • Rich’s Cider Wassailing – Somerset– Saturday 20th January 7pm – midnight https://www.richscider.co.uk/shop/wassailing-2018-ticket/

  • North Cadbury at The Catash Inn BA22 7DH -Somerset – Saturday 20th January 6pm https://www.bruevalleyrotary.org
  • Wilkins Cider Farm Wassail – Somerset – Saturday 20th January 7.30pm http://wilkinscider.com/ All the cider you can drink and still stay upright, snack food, singing and dancing. There’ll be Ceilidh music in abundance courtesy of The Somerset Levellers. Tickets £10 on the door includes entry from 7.30pm.
  • Camelford Wassail – Saturday 20th January http://www.camelford-tc.gov.uk/wassail-20-january-2018/
  • Wealddown Wassail – Chichester – Saturday 20th January 10.30am – 4pm http://www.wealddown.co.uk/events/wassailing-day/
  • Stoke Gabriel Wassail – Saturday 20th January 4pm http://www.yardecider.co.uk/wassail.html
  • Bridport Community Orchard – Sunday 21st January
  • Liberty Fields Wassail, Halstock, Dorset – Sunday 21st January from 3.30pm – 5.30pm. Free event, music from the Ridgeway Singers and Band, warm punch, face painting, wassail hat competition ( with prizes!) and wassail rocket. BA22 9SZ.
  • Boiling Wells Orchard – Hosted by St Werburghs City Farm, Bristol BS2 9XY – Saturday 27th January 12pm – 4pm
  • Formative Pruning with Jane Schofield and Tattwa Gyani – Saturday 20th January 2018. Nr Highampton e-mail info@orchardlink.org.uk
  • Tavy and Tamar Apple Group Wassailing – Saturday 20th January 2018 from 6.30 in the parish hall at Bere Ferrers
  • Stoke Gabriel Wassail Saturday 20th January 2018 4pm-8pm (Approx) Mummers, music, dancing, hot food and drink. Awaken the cider apple trees and scare away evil spirits
  • Grafting Day with Tattwa Gyani and Jane Pay- Saturday 12th February 2018. Umberleigh Village Hall e-mail info@orchardlink.org.uk
  • Winter Pruning Course – 28th January 2018. Tavistock 10am-3pm To book please email Anne Crozier – crozier@torroyal.eclipse.co.uk
  • Your New Orchard – Planning and Planting with Tim Potter – Saturday 10th March 2018. Nr Landkey e-mail info@orchardlink.org.uk

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