HARTFORD — The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival, a beloved Hartford area tradition, will take place this year, abeit in a socially distanced format.
The Asylum Hill Congregational Church’s Boar’s Head Committee, working with festival director and producer Jack Pott, will present livestreamed performances Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 6-8, at 7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 9-10, at 2 p.m.
For the first time in its 53-year history, there will be no live performances. The full-length performance video will be available on demand, at specific times, free.
To access the festival, log onto the Asylum Hill Congregational Church livestream page to see video recordings from past performances.
Prior to watching the event, take a look at “Boar’s Head Backstage,” which showcases how the committe makes everything work.
Not to miss: how the animals are brought to the site and where they hang out when they’re not on stage, how the staging is assembled, and how the props crew manages to have everything in the right hands at the right time.
Each year, a large portion of ticket sale proceeds goes to support professional performers and vendors.
This year, the committe requests that those attending donate what they would normally spend on tickets to help out these performers and vendors a bit financially.