Drink Wassail of course – to the ‘health’ of Eagle!
From December 6th-8th, participating local businesses will be serving up their own secret version of Wassail. View a list of participating businesses below.
Wassailers are invited to sample unique recipes at participating businesses during the businesses hours of operation and vote for their favorite. In the spirit of giving, if you would like to donate a gift certificate to be handed out to qualifying wassailers (wassailers who have sampled & voted for at least 12 different participating businesses) please contact Patty Hood at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Local business gift certificates will be given out to qualifying wassailers while supplies last at Second Street Tavern towards the end of the downtown Eagle Art Walk event.
In 2015, Eagle WASSAILFEST was added to the Eagle Chamber's activities.
What is Wassail (sounds like 'wassle')?
In Old English, the word meant 'be you healthy'; it came to be known as hot mulledcider, traditionally drunk during wassailing, a medieval ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.
Knapp Harvestwas crowned 2022 WassailMeister as more participants voted in favor of their secret recipe. Knapp Harvest was awarded the coveted WassailFest trophy, which is held for one year. The furry wassail squirrel, handed over to Knapp Harvest from 2021 WassailMeister, ROAM. Adrienne of ROAM, named the wassail squirrel "Andy", in honor of beloved Andy Jessen of Bonfire Brewing. Bonfire Brewing was named 2020’s WassailMeister.