The 2nd annual Eagle WassailFest kicks-off on Wednesday November 30th at 5:30pm at the newly remodeled Dusty Boot Roadhouse in Eagle Ranch. Join us to learn about Wassail, to taste The Boot’s secret recipe, and to know where to go to taste more Wassail. You will receive your “12 Sips of Wassail” card listing participating businesses and allowing you to vote for your favorite.
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 1-3, local Eagle businesses will serve up their own secret version of Wassail.
Wassailers are encouraged to taste at least 12 types of Wassail at different locations and fill their “12 Sips of Wassail Card.” Once the card is completed (each entry validated by the participating business) guests are encouraged to take their cards to the Dusty Boot Roadhouse by 4:00 p.m. to receive a commemorative Wassailfest mug from Circle-A Auto Repair and a token for a free burger from the Dusty Boot Roadhouse – while they last!
Guests will also be invited to take a ride on the Turtle Bus as a fun way to transport Wassailers to the five business districts that are represented, between 3 and 7 pm on Friday December 2nd. The bus will be free to Wassailers.The winning business will be awarded the coveted Eagle WassailFest trophy, which is held for one year. Last year’s winner – Wine or Wort – is no longer in business (sadly) so we will have a new winner this year.
For more information, please contact Mary Ann Morrison at 970.306.2262.
Thanks to our Eagle WassailFest sponsors:
Kudos to all the 32 Participating Businesses (by Business District):
Alpine Ambiance, 321 Broadway St.
Batson’s Corner Store, 301 Broadway St.
Broadway & 4th Jewelers, 341 Broadway St., Bldg. B, Unit 1
Eagle Valley Dental, 404 Broadway St.
Everyday Outfitters, 330 Broadway St.
Jules, 132 Broadway St.
Red Canyon Cafe, 128 Broadway St.
Studio B/Petal and Twig, 308 Broadway St.
Mountain Mobile Vet Service, 341 Broadway St.
Owashi Eagle, 225 Broadway St.
The Find, 233 Broadway St.
Vail Valley Real Estate, 217 Broadway St.
Yetis Grind, 330 Broadway St.
Alpine Bank, 205 Chambers Ave.
Circle-A Auto Repair, 55 Eagle Park Drive East
Community Banks of Colorado, 313 Chambers Ave.
Eagle Information Center, 100 Fairgrounds Road
Hawthorn Suites, 315 Chambers Ave.
Mobile Framer, 851 Sawatch Road
Pazzo’s Pizzeria, 50 Chambers Ave.
Sweet Leaf Pioneer, 1286 Chambers Ave., #101
Eagle Ranch (5)
7 Hermits Brewing, 1020 Capitol St.
Axis Sports Medicine, 1143 Capitol Street, Suite 2B
Color Coffee Roasters, 717 Sylvan Lake Road, Unit B1
Dusty Boot Roadhouse, 1099 Capitol St.
Peridot Hair Design, 1020 Capitol Street, Unit 3
Highway 6 (2)
Bonfire Brewing, 127 Second St.
Pickup’s Pizza, 422 McIntire St.
Market Street (2)
Active Communications, 94 Market Street, Unit 102
Boone’s Wine & Spirits, 65 Market St.
Out of Town (2)
Alpine Party Rentals, 315 Spring Creek Drive, Gypsum
Frost Creek, 10921 Frost Creek Drive (off Brush Creek Road)