Walking through the Rockland Congregational Church Jan. 9, one ran into knights, jugglers, court jesters and one exceptionally vocal goose.

A large cast of actors, musicians and farm animals gathered at the Limerock Street church this past weekend for the annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival. The event was billed as a musical celebration of Epiphany for all ages.

The event raised money for Area Interfaith Outreach. Last year it raised about $500, according to one organizer.

The event was scheduled for Saturday at 2 and 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 4:30 p.m.

The event captures an old English tradition in which the boar’s head is served at a banquet, symbolizing Christ’s triumph over evil. It incorporates Roman and English holiday traditions and welcomes the new year.

The event was directed by Len Lieberman and produced by Susan Baines with Richard Einsel as musical director. The large cast played characters including angels, Beefeaters, dancers, bagpipers, various figgy pudding people, a king, a queen, a gargoyle and the Holy Family.

Animals involved included a miniature horse, pot-bellied pigs, bunnies and llamas.