Overfield Tavern Museum hosts annual Yuletide Dinners

TROY — The Overfield Tavern Museum will host its fifth annual “Yuletide Dinners” on Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, at the newly restored historic log tavern, built in 1808.

The Overfield Tavern Museum is located at the intersection of Water Street and Mulberry Street in downtown Troy.

The event promises to be a feast for the senses: a historically inspired menu enjoyed by candlelight in the company of friends and colleagues, gracious servers in authentic 19th century clothing, the 214-year-old tavern festooned in holiday greenery, and convivial conversation and merrymaking as live period music plays in the background. Overfield Tavern’s Yuletide Dinners are sure to put you in the spirit of the season.

“Our Yuletide dinners offer the community a fresh, festive way to enjoy the holidays while also learning about their community’s roots in an entertaining fashion,” Overfield Tavern Museum Executive Director Chris Manning said. “Food and drink were at the center of frontier life at the tavern more than 200 years ago, and we’re pleased to recreate that experience against the backdrop Troy’s original gathering place.”

A sellout crowd of 272 people is anticipated. Tickets remain available for seatings at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. Tickets for earlier seatings each day are nearly sold out; a waiting list is available for both seatings by contacting the museum via Facebook or through the museum’s website at overfieldtavernmuseum.com.

The tavern’s cage bar will serve craft beer, wine, and spirits, including whiskey provided by Hayner Distilling Co. and Indian Creek Distillery. Non-alcoholic specialty beverages will also be available.

Tickets are $60 each and include two drink tickets with the meal. Tickets can be purchased through the museum’s website at overfieldtavernmuseum.com or with a check made payable to “Overfield Tavern Museum” and mailed to 201 E. Water Street, Troy, OH 45373. Checks should be mailed by Nov. 30 or purchased online by Dec. 2. The memo line should specify seating time and date. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase additional drink tickets in advance for $5 apiece through the website.

This year’s tavern dinners will also coincide with the holiday open house at the Museum of Troy History, which is located across the street from the tavern. The open house runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

The title sponsor of this year’s Yuletide Dinners is Midwest Maintenance, Inc. of Piqua. Other sponsors include Bakehouse Bread Co.; Balanced Bookkeeping LLC; Bear’s Mill; Hydro-Growers; J. Hall & Associates, CPAs; Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance; McGuffey Herb & Spice Co.; Park National Bank; Purebred Coffee Co.; Rosey Toes Designs; Smith’s Boathouse Restaurant; Sugar Grove Maple Products; Sycamore Spring Clothiers; Tall James Photography; Twin R Quality Meats; and Waite, Tomb & Eberly, LLP.