Saturday 18 January 2020: The 28th Annual Stoke Gabriel Wassail. A magical evening of ‘Cider, Culture & Cheer’ organised by the ‘Friends of Stoke Gabriel School’ (FOSS), the Annual Wassail has become a very popular event. Apple Wassailing is an ancient tradition performed in many villages on 'Old Twelfth Night' to bless the cider apples and orchards and encourage a good crop in the coming year. Gates open at 4pm and there will be various related events in the village running into the evening plus food and cider stalls. Performers this year include: Skedaddle, Elfic the Juggler & Jester, Black Bess Border Morris, the Bovey Tracey Mummers, storyteller Paul Sharman, plus the Wassail Singers led by Rosa Rebecka. The lantern procession led by the Master of Ceremonies with this year’s Wassail King and Queen and the apple blessing Wassail Ceremony will take place around 5.45pm in the village community orchard. See Facebook.