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Saturday, February 17, 2024
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Expired)
Virtue Cider
2170 62nd St
Fennville, MI 49408
Cost: FREE
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Contact: Virtue Cider
Email: info@virtuecider.com
Phone: (269) 722-3232
Event posted by: Virtue Cider

We invite you to Wassail with us on February 17th, a day of festive joy as we bless our orchard and the year ahead. Drink hot mulled cider, eat delicious savory hand pies, toast to the health of each other and the health of our orchard. We are honored to have the Detroit Party Marching Band back this year to lead the bonfire lighting ritual and procession through our orchard.

What is Wassail? In short, it’s a British version of a Bacchanalia. Rather than being wine and vineyard centric, it’s cider and orchard specific. Our celebration is a reenactment of pre-Christian and post-pagan England complete with hanging toast on trees, mask-making & wearing, blessing the orchard and a good deal of carousing by the fire. All in great fun.

In addition, this year our cidermakers will be in the Cider Society Garden serving up some Funk & Flok. Your opportunity to taste our renowned ice cider and some of our funkier bottles.

Private Wassail greenhouses also available to reserve, normal fees apply. BOOK HERE