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Cincinnati Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival | December 29 & 30

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Boar's Head Festival Review

Just because all the tickets have been distributed, doesn’t mean you still can’t make a performance to the Boar’s Head Festival! For each performance there are a number of No-Show’s so you are able to be placed on the wait list. Here is what you need to do:

Arrive 45 minutes prior to the performance to be placed on the wait list. The Performance Times are as Follows:

  • Sat 29, 2012: 5PM
  • Sun 30, 2012: 2:30 & 5 PM

Seating begins 15 prior to each show.


I highly recommend seeing this show! I plan on attending again this weekend, so watch for another post to follow shortly. So what exactly is the Boars Head Festival? The festival is rooted in ancient times (1340) when the boar was sovereign of the forest. A ferocious beast and menace to humans it was hunted as a public enemy. At Roman feasts, boar was the first dish served. Like our Thanksgiving turkey, roasted boar was a staple of medieval banquets. As Christian beliefs overtook pagan customs in Europe, the presentation of a boar’s head at Christmas came to symbolize the triumph of the Christ Child over sin.

Read my review from last year:

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3 Comment

  1. Avatar
    Tara A.
    December 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks for the history. I really wish I lived somewhere where there were things like this!

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    kelly willis
    December 28, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I wish Maryland would you do something like this

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    Sherry Compton
    December 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I didn’t know about the Boar’s Head festival but enjoyed learning about the customs and reason behind it. I hope you had a great time and enjoyed good food!

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