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Denise - Mon, May 20, 2019, 8:01 A
Yard Signs
I have Mutton and Mead signs that I am looking for yards to put on. I have some in front of my garage if you already know me and are going by. I also have some in my trunk I can deliver. Please message me on fb or email me at I will also pick them up afterwards so please don't throw out. We change the dates and re use them. Thanks :)
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Denise - Mon, Jan 7, 2019, 9:08 P
Vending For 2019
If anyone is interested in applying to vend at Mutton and Mead for 2019 the application is now open at it is under the "contact" tab.
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Denise - Wed, May 16, 2018, 7:10 A
Tickets Available
Pre faire discount tickets are available on the 30% off store.
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Denise - Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 9:44 A
Mutton And Mead Vendor Application Deadline.
Reminder: Today is the last day for on time vendor applications. Please send via late applications will still be accepted but out of fairness to on time applicants they will be put on waitlist. So even if you see this after 2/20 it doesn't mean you shouldn't apply. We may be looking for just what you have :) My wish list as of right now is a portable brick oven pizza person who does not require electricity. Suggestions gladly taken. Thanks :) DM.
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Denise - Wed, Jan 24, 2018, 8:30 A
@018 Vendor Application Open
Mutton and Mead loves local vendors. If you make a product that you think would be a good fit to sell at Mutton and Mead please send me an application via
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Denise - Sun, Jan 21, 2018, 4:22 P
Mutton And Mead 2018 Info For Interested Participants.
Prithee help spread the word about our Shire Cast Auditions February 3rd, 4th, & 10th 2018! When was the last opportunity you had to tell someone, that he/she would make
-a perfect Robin Hood or a kick-a$$ Merry Man!
-A perfectly evil Sheriff of Nottingham
-an Enchanting Damsel!
-a Distinguished Noble!
-a Vivacious Tavern Wench!
or even the proverbial Village Idiot?
Tell them today!
Mutton and Mead’s Shire Cast Auditions are February 3rd, 4th, &10th 2018 in Montague, MA. Mutton and Mead is in search of actors, singers, musicians and dancers both novice and professional to join our festival’s SHIRE CAST. During our medieval themed event, held June 16th and 17th 2018, our shire cast populates our (fictitious) shire of Nottingham, and its Tavern. Together they bring the Story of Robin Hood and the village to life through coordinated street and stage shows and semi-scripted / improvised interaction with festival patrons. Once a part of the cast there are numerous ensembles to join too! Regardless of the size of your role in the Shire Cast, we provide training to give you the skills you need to rock the shire on festival day!
Shire Cast Audition Details:
Saturday February 3rd & Sunday February 4th & Saturday February 10th
10 AM (Morning Session) and 2 PM (afternoon Session)
Sunday February 11th: Call backs/snow date)
If interested please fill out an audition form at your earliest convenience, so we can schedule you in a slot!
For more details:
The festival includes an Full Armored Joust, a variety of themed Stage & Street Shows, Historical & Artisan Demonstrations as well as games and activities for all ages.
Interested in performing with us, but not as part of our Shire Cast? Or are you interested in getting involved in other ways? Check out our website.
In addition to performers and educators, Mutton and Mead is also seeking Support Crew, (Set Designers, Artists & Painters, Carpenters & Skilled Builders, and Costuming Help) and General Administrative help.
You will be joining a lively community of imaginative and fun people, committed to creating a unique event. For more information, to schedule your audition, or to find out about other performing opportunities visit us online.
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Denise - Sat, May 30, 2015, 3:11 P
Mutton And Mead 2015 6/20 And 21.
Does any one have anyplace where I could put Mutton and Mead Postcards/Coupons I have some to distribute. Also, yard signs will be available soon. Do you live in a spot where you would put a sign for us and save it for me after faire? I will pick up promptly. Let me know. Thanks, DM
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Maureclaire - Fri, Jul 5, 2013, 12:03 P
Mutton & Mead Photo links
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Denise - Thu, Dec 6, 2012, 6:46 P
2013 Vendor Application Form
Vendors may now apply for 2013 at I sent out an e mail, but in case I missed anyone. Also for anyone new who may be interested. We will be choosing our vendors for 2013 in Feb. Thanks, Denise Milkey. Vendor Manager for Mutton and Mead
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mik - Thu, Jun 28, 2012, 1:02 P
Mutton and Mead weekend
Hey everyone,

Do us a favor. If you attended Mutton & Mead, please take a minute to fill out the feedback survey.

Every comment will be read by the committee and will be considered. Give us the good, the bad, and any ideas for improvements.

Three people will win a pair of tickets each to the next festival! Huzzah!
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mik - Wed, Jun 27, 2012, 4:08 P
Mutton and Mead weekend
Greg, thanks for the kind words. It was a lot of work done by a lot of people. I did my part, and am happy it all came together. Look for more Mutton & Mead thinglettes.

Now, on to the next event: Montague Soapbox Derby! Sunday, September 16th. Racer applications will be accepted starting July 1st. Committee meeting on Monday, July 9th at MCTV, 5:30.
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GGarrison - Tue, Jun 26, 2012, 9:03 P
Mutton and Mead weekend
Fantastic weekend. Thank you Mik... I appreciate the logistics, commitment and frustration of bringing something this big to our community. And as a non-profit....speechless.

It was Great!
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kutter - Mon, Jun 25, 2012, 11:35 A
Mutton and Mead weekend
One word..."Huzzah!"
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mik - Sun, Jun 17, 2012, 10:23 P
Holy Smokes closed!!! Mutton & Mead last chance!!
In case you didn't catch them, Holy Smokes Deli closed their doors for good last week. Yes, this is very bad news for the Valley, and Montague residents in particular. Like many of you, my first reaction was:


But all hope is not lost. Holy Smokes BBQ will make one last appearance on this earth at the Mutton & Mead Medieval Featival. This will be their last appearance, ever.

Get discount tickets today at and go visit Lou and Leslie at the festival for one last taste. I know I will. Lances o' Lamb!!
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mik - Thu, Jun 14, 2012, 1:59 P
Notes about Mutton & Mead
Art and Mike,

Thanks for your offers, however we only got 100 this year and all but 20 are deployed. Those remaining 20 will be put out next week with giant arrows on them in all the local spots to direct traffic to the correct location (last year lots of people went to the TF rod & gun club!).
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MichaelNelson - Thu, Jun 14, 2012, 12:28 P
Notes about Mutton & Mead
I second Art's comment. If you have extras my yard is always open.

On a related note, I was with two people at two different times yesterday and both coincidentally asked me if I knew what Mutton and Mead was because they had seen the signs. They're working for you guys for sure!
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Art - Thu, Jun 14, 2012, 10:44 A
Notes about Mutton & Mead
Mic: If you want to place a festival sign on my lawn be my guest. Art Gilmore
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newbie - Wed, Jun 13, 2012, 7:34 P
Is the golfcart place on Wells St. in Greenfield still in business?? Or maybe borrow a couple from the Thomas Memorial and the ones in Greenfield and Gill.
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mik - Wed, Jun 13, 2012, 2:09 P
Speaking of, where would we rent longer stretch-like golf carts around here? Something that will hold like 8 people.
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linda - Mon, Jun 11, 2012, 7:05 P
Getting postcards out
In theory, most school districts want things sent home to be approved by the superintendents. However this is not always practiced. It really helps to get class counts of how many students are in each class and have the cards be counted out. School secreataries are overwhelmed at the best of times, and the end of the year is worse. Don't forget school is almost over...
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MichaelNelson - Mon, Jun 11, 2012, 5:18 P
Getting postcards out
Back when I worked at Montague Center School, people would bring in stuff all the time to the main office to hand out. As long as it was something beneficial to the students and the town in someway, we would hand them out. I would suggest just stopping by each school.
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mik - Mon, Jun 11, 2012, 3:47 P
Getting postcards out
Mutton & Mead would like to include their promotional postcard in the weekly backpack newsletter local schools put out. We can provide the cards, but need to know where to send them. If you have a connection at a local school in Franklin County, please contact me. I will get you the appropriate stack of cards.
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mik - Mon, Jun 11, 2012, 10:55 A
Notes about Mutton & Mead
Residents of the Connecticut River Valley,

Mutton & Mead is again a fundraiser for the Foodbank of Western Mass and the Montague Grange.

Same as last year, if you bring canned or boxed food, you get $1 off per two cans/boxes, up to $3-off total. While this may seem like not the best deal, the festival IS a food fundraiser.

Last year we raised 1,700 pounds of food for the Turners Falls Survival Center. We'd like to more than double that this year, since the festival runs two days this time. Let's see if we can hit a ton a day!

Also, Mutton & Mead cut a $1,800 check for the Montague Grange. We hope to be able to give them more than double that as well.

To do that, we need EVERYONE to come out to the festival, which is on Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th, from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm.

Gate fee is $15 for adults and $10 for kids and seniors. In addition to the food donation discount, you can also look for the $1-off postcards that are floating around town. I'll make sure to put a stack at Greenfield Savings Bank in TF and at the Voo and Burrito Rojo.

Some things to note:

(1) NO PETS. That means dogs, cats, or snakes (yes, someone brought a snake last year).

(2) DO NOT BRING ALCOHOL. You can buy beer, mead, wine, or whatever else you like inside. You cannot BYO.

(3) If it's a sunny beautiful day like last year, bring a hat and sun screen. You'll be outside for many hours, too distracted by the jousting, juggling, acting, singing, demonstrations, wenches and mud shows to notice you're slowly getting a sunburn on your nose.

(4) Bring a camera. If you have a smart phone you should take photos and upload them to our Facebook page to enter in the photo contest for free tickets next year. And don't forget to "check in" when you get there. Let everyone know you're there!

(5) You do not have to dress up in medieval garb, but if you have anything that at least gives it a nod, like a cape or a leather vest if you're a guy, or a frilly shirt or bustier or flowing skirt if you're a gal, that always helps get you in the mood.

(6) Bring CASH. The gate does not take credit cards, nor the bar or many of the vendors.

See you on Sat/Sun, June 23/24! It's going to be a great day.
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mik - Mon, Jun 11, 2012, 10:52 A
There will be handicap parking near the ticket booth for people with handicap stickers or rear-mirror hangers only. We had two golf carts last year and will have more this year, hopefully a golf club-cart that will hold more people.

The driveway isn't that long, but it is certainly long for those with canes or other mobility problems.
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mark2 - Sun, Jun 10, 2012, 4:50 A
There will be golf carts or UTV's there that will pick you up at your vehicle and bring you down the long driveway into the event like last year. Hopefully this year they will have more transport vehicles.

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