Wassailing Festival

Spice Punch Quartet

Spice Punch Quartet

Celebrate the ancient British custom of wassailing, Olde English for “be in good health”, when people would gather around gather and sing songs to drive away evil spirits.

Terhune Orchards in Princeton will be following this tradition again this year on Sunday, January 25th between 1 PM and 4 PM.

Everyone joins in with chanting and music making, toasts of hot cider and placing gifts of cider-soaked bread in the tree branches while chanting the lively words of praise and New Year.

Warm yourself next to our bonfire (marshmallows included) or in our store.  Farm wagon rides, weather permitting. Live music, provided by the Spice Punch Quartet playing traditional music using violins and flutes of many kinds, will be performed all afternoon in the farm market.  The festivities are free and open to the public, young and old.

Join the fun. Bring noisemakers— drums, whistles, bells, clackers, or put a few pebbles in an empty coffee can with a lid. These will make a joyful and worthy noise to drive away any and all spirits.

For information or directions, call the Farm Store at 609-924-2310 or visit www.terhuneorchards.com.

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