FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
More information and photos of last June's festival can be found at www.MuttonAndMead.com