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Saturday 30th July 2016
The Annual Spiral Dance Wassail, Cobbleys Cidery, 113 Hoffnungsthal Road, Lyndoch SA
Cobbleys Cider and Spiral Dance would like to invite you to our second ‘Wassail’ from 1 pm until late. This is a Free event!!
The custom of Wassailing has its roots in paganism; the idea being to protect the cider apple trees from evil spirits and to ensure a plentiful crop in the coming season. 'Wassail' comes from the old Anglo Saxon ‘wes hal’ meaning to be whole or in good health.
This ancient tradition is still upheld throughout England and Wales, but particularly so in the West Country, the home of cider, and although ceremonies and songs vary from place to place they all follow similar lines. As we did in our first Wassail we will be planting two more apple trees on the land at Cobbleys Cidery and have a Ritual and Wassail to celebrate the growth and prosperity of the trees and of Cobbleys Cider.
This year there will be a contest for the "BEST APPLE PIE OR APPLE CRUMBLE' So bake one and vie for the Apple Trophy!! A tradition we hope will continue at our wassails!
2 pm - Saltwater Taffy
3 pm - Kacey Stephensen
4 pm - Spiral Dance
Hot for Joe and Hedgemonkey Morris throughout the day!
5pm - Apple Pie judging
5.30 pm – Planting of the trees and Wassail Ritual
Dusk – Bonfire
7 pm – Bardic Circle and music session around the fire
BYO picnic dinner, snacks chairs rugs etc
WEAR WARM CLOTHES AND BRING LOTS OF WARMING THINGS!
THERE IS A FULLY LICENSED BAR SO ABSOLUTELY NO BYO OF ALCOHOL PLEASE!
CAMPING IS AVAILABLE - spaces limited so booking is essential
There is a BBQ available for cooking your breakfastBookings and Enquiries : email@example.comBEST APPLE PIE & APPLE CRUMBLE COMPETITIONAll entries must use home-made pastry made from scratch – store-bought pastry [pre-baked or frozen] and packet pastry mix are a no-go.Pies and Crumbles will be judged on the the following criteria:PresentationGeneral appearanceTextureFlavour
Oh Apple trees we’ll wassail thee and hoping thou wilt bear
The Lady does know where we shall be to be merry another year
To blow well and to bear well and so merry let us be
Let everyone drink up their cup and a health to the Apple trees
If you wish to book Spiral Dance, feel free to Email Us or go to our Book the Band Page for more details