Thanksgiving History Events in RVA

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival            

Celebrating the First English Speaking Thanksgiving in the New World – this is a day dedicated to history, food, and fun with a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt. Woodlief & his men.

Where: Berkeley Plantation

When: November 7th

Time: Activities and entertainment 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Thanksgiving re-enactment and program 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Festival admission: Buses $30/Cars $20/Bikes $5 Regular admission fee for house tours.

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Friendship, Trade, & Feast

From 1607-1622, the English and Powhatan people had moments of what the English called “Thanksgiving” characterized by trade, gift giving, and the sharing of food and drink. Several colonial English and Powhatan Indian recipes will be faithfully recreated by Henricus interpreters and volunteers.

Visitors will observe how food was prepared and examine typical items that would have been exchanged between the two cultures. If you enjoy the smell of wood fires, iron-pot cooking over hot coals, and clay oven bread baking, come to our annual autumn event!

Where: Henricus Historical Park

When: November 27th

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost:  $10/adult, $8/children ages 5-12; Henricus Members: free

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