Annual boar’s head festival held at St. John’s in Youngstown

Annual boar's head festival held at St. John's in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival, one of the longest-running in the country, celebrated its 55th year on Sunday.

The festival, held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Youngstown, is a tradition that offers a unique worship experience.

The ceremony featured the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival Choir and Brass and Percussion Ensemble, the Salem Youth Chorus and the Celtic Flame Pipes and Drums.

Bagpipers, drummers and about 100 St. John’s parishioners dressed in medieval costume participated in the festival.

“This is a great way to finish off Christmas. It’s still Christmas until January 6th, but this brings out so many people,” said Richard Kozen, the Organist Choir Master.

St. John’s encourages anyone who missed the event this year to join them next year. For more information, call 330-743-3175 or visit St. John’s website.

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