The 5th annual Eagle WassailFest kicks-off on Thursday December 5th. Visit any of the participating businesses to receive your “12 Sips of Wassail” card allowing you to vote for your favorite Wassail. Once again we are grateful to sponsor and organizer Circle-A Auto!
What is Wassail (sounds like ‘wassle’)?
In Old English, the word meant ‘be you healthy’; it came to be known as hot mulled cider, traditionally drunk during wassailing, a medieval ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.
What do you do during Eagle WassailFest?
Taste Wassail of course – to the ‘health’ of Eagle! From December 5-7, local Eagle businesses will serve up their own secret version of Wassail.
WassailFest is a fun event that encourages the community to connect with the plethora of small businesses in Eagle. We invite everyone to come out and sample Wassail at their favorite businesses and discover some new businesses too!
From December 5-7, participating Eagle businesses will serve up their own secret Wassail recipes. Wassailers are encouraged to taste at least 12 different Wassails and then vote for their favorite variety. All cards turned in that have been validated by at least 12 participating businesses will be included in a drawing for a Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Cooler Bag, donated by Comerford/State Farm Insurance. Cards can be turned in Thursday and Friday at Comerford Insurance Agency during business hours, or at Comerford’s tent on Broadway before 4:30pm on Saturday.
The business that receives the most participant votes is crowned Eagle’s WassailMeister and is awarded the WassailMeister Traveling Trophy (seen here with last year’s winner, Ryan Murray owner of Red Canyon Cafe.)
NEW THIS YEAR!
On Thursday December 5th, WassailFest will run in conjunction with Noel Night on Broadway. Special reusable Silishot sampling cups will be available at various participating businesses on Broadway—while they last!!! Pick one up and use it throughout WassailFest to help reduce waste!
Also, the following businesses will be offering specials to Wassailers:
- Eagle Visitors Center—Teachers get 20% discount thru’ Christmas, County/Chamber members get 15%
- Pickups Pizza—DINE IN ONLY—Large pizza with 2 toppings for $14 (one per customer, not valid with any other coupon)
Be sure to support your local artists and businesses for your Holiday shopping needs and HAVE FUN WASSAILING!!!