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Mutton and Mead Festival brings visitors from afar

MONTAGUE, Mass. (WWLP) – Jousters, jugglers, and jubilant jesters brought hundreds of people to the Franklin County town of Montague Saturday for the fifth annual Mutton and Mead Festival.

Most patrons came in garb for the event to watch knights battle, listen to harpists or watch performers. There was also the occasional giant turkey leg to gnaw on.

About three hundred people contributed to bringing the event together. The celebration raises money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and the Montague Common Hall.

David Agro, Artistic Director for the Festival, told 22News, “We try to medieval-ify everything, so what’s going on here? We have over 70 vendors that are selling stuff of a medieval, renaissance nature. So it’s a great place to adorn yourself with gifts. Then we have it jam-packed with entertainment, as well as some other stuff to take you back in time.”

The festival continues Sunday from 10am to 6pm on Turners Falls Road in Montague. Tickets are 15 dollars for adults, 12 for youth and seniors, and free for children under five.

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