|First church of Winsted
95 North Main Street
Winsted, Connecticut 06098
American Baptist ~ United Church of Christ
Special Guests 2014!
Sir William Benson &
The Lady Deborah Gillespie!
Medieval Instrumentals with
Joe Brazee and Ken Storrs
And...of course our Carolers!
24th Annual Boar's Head Festival
Jan 4th and 5th 2014
An Ancient Processional
Musical Celebration of Epiphany
Excitement mounts as the townspeople prepare the hall for the
arrival of the Beef-eaters with the Boar’s Head. Greeting their
guests are the nobleman and his lady.
The Festival officially begins as a tiny sprite brings into the
darkened Hall a lighted candle symbolizing the coming of the
Light into the world. Representing the Church, the Friar receives
the Light. From this tiny flickering flame, the Christ Candle is lit,
illuminating the altar, spreading light throughout the hall.
A piper calls the assembly to order and the Herald announces
the entrance of the royals with a brass fanfare. The procession
officially begins with The Boar’s Head Carol, ushering in Beef-
eaters, carolers, sword dancer, and the Boar;s Head served up
on a platter. King Wenceslas with his page, the woodsmen with
the Yule Log and its rider. Next come the monks singing with
anticipation, O Come Emmanuel, prophecy fulfilled, the choice
of a maiden and our Lords blessed birth. The shepherds and
animals come in search of the Christ child, followed by the
three kings bearing their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
When all have assembled, they kneel in adoration of the King of
Kings, Lord of Lords as the hall is darkened and the Epiphany
star shines over the altar. After the assemblage has recessed,
the sprite returns, and with the Friar, takes the light of the Christ
candle forth into the world, leaving the spark of hope with all
assembled. All are invited to take the light and hope with them
as they leave this place;
the Light to illuminate their paths for the coming year, and
the Hope for Peace on Earth ~ Goodwill Toward Men!
Medieval Pomp & Royalty
Woodsmen & Peasants
Good King Wenceslas & his Page
Shepherds & Their Sheep
The Holy Family & Donkey
The Three Wise Men
Laurel City Singers
The Boar’s Head Brass Ensemble
The Boar’s Head Carolers
Spirit the Dove
The Roys Family
Commerford Farm, Goshen, CT
Donkey & Goats
The King Family
Prize winning laying hens!
Irish Step Dancers
TIA MONGITORE & UNA SHEA
To Reserve Seats
Or call Joan 860-379-8966
Ticket Order Form
Tickets sold at Discounted rates day of Christmas Fair ONLY!
94th Annual Christmas Fair
First Church of Winsted
95 North Main Street, Winsted
Saturday, December 7th from 9 AM till 3 PM