Boar’s Head Festival

The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival

Our 81st performance! 

Our 81st performance is scheduled for January 2 and 3, 2021. Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions mean we will not be able to offer our in-person performances as we have for 80 years. But that doesn’t mean you and you loved ones will not be able to enjoy this beloved holiday tradition!

You will be able to watch our 80th performance from the safety and comfort of your home January 2 and 3. A link to do so will be published here prior to that weekend with full details. Read more here.

On Saturday, January 4, and Sunday, January 5, 2020, we presented our 80th annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival to a packed cathedral. The presentation was particularly special as long time pageant director Bob Beiring and wife Judy played the roles of Lord and Lady of the Manor.

Since 1939, we have been mounting the annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival the weekend following Christmas. Adults and children from across the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio and from elsewhere in the community join us to serve in the cast and crew. We consider our presentation of the Boar’s Head to be a Christmas gift to the people of Cincinnati. Our cathedral is always packed for this festive occasion.

Additional information:

Tickets are free and are normally distributed early in December each year. Because our 2021 performance is being offered online only, no tickets are necessary.

Parking is available on the street and at the following locations:
1) Great American Parking Garage: Entrance is across from the cathedral on Fourth Street between Broadway and Sycamore Streets.
2) PNC Bank Garage: Entrance is between East Fourth Street and East Fifth Street on Main Street.
3) P&G Garage: Entrance on East Sixth Street between Broadway and Sycamore Streets.

On the cathedral’s East Fourth Street entrance is a wheelchair entrance with automatic opener at sidewalk level. All doors on Sycamore Street are also accessible with no step. On the main level are two sets of restrooms with easy access.