Zion Lutheran Church, in Marengo, annually presents the "Boar's Head Festival". There are over 150 members of Zion and the community who share the good news of Christ's birth through singing, dancing and music.
The Boar's Head Festival is a medieval celebration with the presentation of the boar's head symbolizing triumph of the Christ Child over sin and the devil. Zion's church sanctuary will be transformed into a Gothic manor house. Torchbearers greet guests as they approach the main church doors. The celebration involves lords and ladies, servants, jesters, dancers and the great King Wenceslas. There will be singing, dancing, elaborate costumes and the presentation of the Yule Log by the Beefeaters. Everyone is invited to experience this festival, not simply watch it. Make this part of your preparation for Christmas.
Previous performances were extremely well attended and received. The performances are free to the public, but reservations are required because of limited seating. A freewill offering will be taken and a reception of cookies and wassail will follow each performance.
Performances are as follows:
Saturday, December 1, 2012 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 2, 2012 2:00 and 5:00 pm