The Courant published an article on the planned to be held at Asylum Hill Congregational Church on January 7, 1968. The event would take place as follows:
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Asylum Hill Congregational Church records the first Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival as having taken place in 1967, but so far, this article is the earliest reference to the festival that I’ve found.
McLaughlin, Suzanne, “Hartford church ready for 50th ‘Boar’s Head’ Festival,” Manchester Journal Inquirer, January 5, 2017 (accessed online 8/31/2020).
Unattributed, “Boar's Head, Yule Log, Hymns to Accent Ancient Festival,” Hartford Courant, December 23, 1967, page 15.