It’s back! The Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Festival returns again this year, having missed a couple of years due to the pandemic. Founded back in 2004 (by the five members – I was one of them – of the original Tenbury English Mistletoe Enterprise) it focuses on the first Saturday in December – the official Mistletoe Day (so 3rd December this year). There are also, of course, the town’s mistletoe auctions, which are on 22nd and 29th November this year.
In recent years the festival has been run by Tenbury Mistletoe Association who, this year, are also celebrating ‘Mistletoe Eve’ – on Friday the 2nd – as well as Mistletoe Day on the 3rd.
On Mistletoe Eve there will be a ‘Mistletoe Themed Evening of Myths. This includes modern day bards and mistletoe fanatics Jake & Suzanne Tumnus, bringing their own blend of storytelling, music and folklore with norse myths, old traditions, modern medicine; the wonders of mistletoe. It also features ocean going, progressive folk with attitude duo Mice in a Matchbox – Bromyard folk who have travelled across oceans in a tiny boat, hence the name but, now on dry land, spend their time playing progressive folk with attitude!
On Mistletoe Day itself there will events and activities around the town to entertain. Including story-telling from Andy Harrop-Smith and performances by Black Adder Morris. More information will be available here soon.