Mutton & Mead, the Medieval Festival in Montague, MA, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th, 2012, is looking for Day, and Pre-Faire Volunteers.
Day Volunteers will work a four-hour shift within the festival, on either day (or both) and then have four hours access as a guest on that day.
Pre-Faire Volunteers will assist with the creation and set-up of the festival on weekends and some evenings leadig up to the Festival weekend, at their availability, on tasks such as set design, construction, materials transport and management, or committee work. All pre-faire volunteers who put in at least eight hours of volunteer time will gain access to the festival for one day. Those who put in at least 16 hours of volunteer time will gain access to both days of the festival.
All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and a certificate of appreciation from the festival.
Everyone wishing to register as a volunteer for the Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival should go to the online application form, located on the Festival's official website.
Mutton & Mead, a Medieval / Renaissance Festival held in Turners Falls, will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Monday, October 24th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Montague Grange, 36 Main Street, Montague Center.
“The open house is an chance for people to come out and meet us, find out more about Mutton and Mead and the different ways to participate and / or support the event” said David Agro, the festival’s Artistic Director. “There are a lot of opportunities for people, businesses and organizations to get involved and or work with us; performing, vending, demonstrating, advertising or simply volunteering during the festival. People should check us out at the open house or online. Or stop by and say hello at Pumpkinfest this Saturday in Turners Falls where we'll be handing out information about the open house and selling Mutton & Mead t-shirts and ceramic mead cups."
The Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival debuted in Montague, MA, this past June, 2011. Nottingham shire was brought to Montague where patrons witnessed the story of Robin Hood unfold around them. They encountered the shire’s townsfolk as they were treated to an exciting lineup of festivities, including a variety of minstrels and bands, jesters, puppeteers, acrobats, jugglers, activities, games and a full armor Joust. Vendors lined the shire’s streets and merriment filled the air. The festival was also a benefit for the Western Mass Food Bank and the Montague Grange.
“Despite being pulled together relatively quickly and by a committee of only twelve people" said Michael Muller, who, among other things, is the festival’s General Manager, "it was an incredible success. We have some great ideas on how to make next year’s two-day festival even better and will need many more people involved."
Mutton & Mead will next be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th, 2012.
Adults: $15 at the gate
Kids and Seniors: $10 at the gate
DISCOUNTED TICKETS: Mutton and Mead is a fundraiser for the Foodbank of Western Mass. Donations of non-perishable food at the gate will get you $1-off the ticket price for each two items, up to $3 total.
The first annual Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival is coming to Turners Falls on the grounds of the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, June 18, 2011. The festival, traditionally known as a Renaissance Faire, will bring together fun, food, and entertainment with a medieval flair. This will be a day for everyone, kids, teens, and adults alike. Dressing up in period costumes is not required, but it will heighten the experience for everyone.
The theme for the inaugural year is Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, "Thieves of Honor." Many characters from the legend, including Robin and his band of Merry Men, will be making appearances in the woods around the faire along with a varied assortment of entertainers, craftspeople, and other vendors from across New England. There will also be jousting, eagles and falcons, knife throwing, archery demonstrations and contests, various food vendors selling contemporary and period-authentic foods, as well as artisan crafts and medieval merchandise.
Be transported through time
So travel back in time with us to the early 13th Century. The Mutton and Mead Tavern is holding their annual summer festival, and collecting food for the poor. The shire folk are worried the Sheriff of Nottingham will come and exact tax payment on the collected food, but are confident that Robin Hood will swoop in and save the day!
Open Auditions: Call for Talent
To be held Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at the Montague Grange hall
For Immediate Release
Montague Renaissance Faire Seeks Talent
Mutton and Mead, Montague's Medieval Festival, seeks Actors, Singers, Dancers, Minstrels, and other creative types at an audition and open house on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Montague Grange hall, for "THIEVES OF HONOR" a Robin Hood-themed Renaissance Faire to be held on June 18th in Turners Falls, MA.
Actors should come with a two-minute monologue and be prepared to participate in some improvisational activities. Not looking for a major role? We are also seeking extras for "depth and color" and will provide training. If you sing or play an instrument please bring it and a song to present.
Not an actor, but still interested in helping bring our medieval village to life? Mutton and Mead is also seeking volunteers, crafts-people, merchants, theater crew, designers and carpenters, independent acts, interns and staff. Just contact us or stop by on audition day. There are several Managerial spots available as well, for those who like to work on these types of events.
Are you some other creative type? Our hope is that Mutton and Mead will provide a venue for the community. We welcome your ideas on how we can make that happen. We hope to see you or hear from you too.
Auditions and Open house to be held at the Montague Grange hall, 34 Main Street, Montague Center, on Sunday, January 23, 2011, from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM.
Wine and Brew Harvest Festival
TODAY, Saturday, Spetember 19th, Noon - 5:00 pm
Ryan and Casey's in Greenfield
55 Main Street 772-6585
Free samples of almost every beverage sold at Ryan and Casey's
Octoberfests, Belgian Ales, Craft Brew Fall Seasonals, Dozens of International Brands, Meads, Ciders, Local & Seasonal Wines
Food -- Cigar Bar -- Crafters
Live music by Appalachian Still
COME ON OUT -- IT'S GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL DAY
Berkshire Brewing Company
NEW TO MASS.- Central City Brewing
Monty Python’s Holy Grail
Two Brothers Brewing
CIDER & MEAD
Green River Ambrossia
Still River Winery
West County Cider
A to Z California
Bedell Vineyards New York
Bodega De Lucca Uruguay
Bully Hill New York
Button Wood California
Crush Winery California
De La Santage Boisse France
Dr. Hans Germany
Ghost Pines California
Green Vale Rhode Island
Hardwick Winery Massachusetts
Hope Wines California
Jean Bousquet organic Argentina
Louis Martini California
Midnight Cellars California
Monkey Business California
Nantucket Vineyards Massachusetts
Nashoba Valley Winery Massachusetts
Oracle Sourth Africa
Polka Dot Germany
Robertson’s South African
Sakonnet Vineyards Massachusetts
Schmidt Sohnne Germany
Selini New Zealand
Tobin James Cellars California
Tomasello New York
Vigna Dogerina Italy
Westport Rivers Massachusetts
Winter Gold Apple Ice Wine Canada
Antonio’s pizza by the slice & delivery menu
Bart’s Cafe bratwurst & turkey legs
Sweet Charlotte's Soul Food chicken with rice ribs mac & cheese cornbread yams collard greens
If you haven't already checked out the website, give it a look see. Still building it up.
Republican File Photo
By GEORGE LENKER
HampMusic is marching to a different drummer.
An old favorite local music website, HampMusic.com, was recently taken over by Montague Web Works and the results have been both immediate and stunning. The site previously just listed band dates for a handful of Hampshire County clubs, but now will expand to become a sort of clearinghouse for all sorts of local music information, both for clubs and other music venues.
Patrick Davis, managing partner of Montague Web Works also said he hopes to expand the site's reach beyond Hampshire County and cover the entire Pioneer Valley.