Sat, Nov 13 | Council Bluffs

3rd Annual Wassailing

3rd Annual Wassailing

Time & Location

Nov 13, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Council Bluffs, 19475 225th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, USA

About the Event

Help us celebrate the ancient British tradition and Wassail the apple trees with us! The public is invited to join the Ditmars family in the tradition of protecting our orchard and asking for the blessing of a successful crop next season. Activities include re-enactments of old English traditional rituals & ryhmes with a chance to see the wassailing ceremony every hour at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30. Everyone joins in with chanting and music making, toasts of hot cider and placing gifts of cider-soaked bread -- DONUTS, in our case! -- onto the tree branches while chanting the lively words of praise for the New Year. Warm yourself next to our bonfires or in our new 3 seasons bar area. Enjoy a traditional mulled wassail drink, served hot with spices & mixed with our regular fresh pressed or hard apple cider. The bar inside will be open with our own local Iowa wines and hard ciders. The admission is FREE and open to the public, young and old.

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