EVENTS to bless apples trees are taking place around Somerset this month (January 2024). 

Wassailing, which has its roots in pagan rituals, is the ceremony of blessing orchards to hopefully bring a good harvest. The event traditionally takes place on the Old Twelvey Night (January 17). 

Here is a list of the Wassail ceremonies taking place in Somerset: 

  • Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury - Saturday, January 13 at 6:45pm (please note: this event is now sold out)
  • Jubilee Wood Wassail, Hinton St George, near Crewkerne - Saturday, January 20 at 6:15pm 
  • Tyntesfield (National Trust), Wraxall, Bristol - Saturday, January 27 at 1:30pm
  • Buttercross Community Orchard, Dunster - Wednesday, January 17 at 7:30pm
  • Carhampton Community Orchard, Carhampton - Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30pm 
  • Sheppy's Cider Farm, near Taunton - Friday, January 26 at 5:30pm 
  • Rich's Cider, near Highbridge - Saturday, January 20 at 7:30pm 
  • Alfred Gillett Trust Wassail at The Grange, Street - Sunday, January 14 at 2pm 
  • Midsomer Norton Wassail, Bath - Saturday, February 3 at 10am 
  • Hornblotton Wassail and Ceilidh at Orchard Park Farm, Shepton Mallet - Saturday, January 20 at 5pm 
  • Wassail at Dowding's Cider, The Chapel, Bruton - Saturday, January 20 at 5pm 
  • Wassail at Thatchers Cider, The Railway Inn, Sandford - Wednesday, January 10 
  • Community Orchard, Chard - Sunday, January 14 at 5:30pm

Do you know of anymore Wassail events taking place that we haven't mentioned? Don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at