The Virginia Thanksgiving Festival is Nov 5th

Step back in time on the first Sunday in November as the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival commemorates America’s First Thanksgiving with a historic celebration reminiscent of Colonial Virginia. This annual tradition dates back to December 4, 1619. Festival activities for the entire family begin at 11:00 a.m. and include colonial period re-enactors, encampment, parade, and musicians. Jonathon Austin will entertain the kids with his juggling and magic show. The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers perform as well as the Colonial Singers of Williamsburg, The Itinerant Band, and Williamsburg Pipes and Drum. Families participate in games, dancing, and demonstrations, while vendors display handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry.

The re-enactment of the landing, moderated by Bill Bevins, begins at 3:00 p.m. Following the re-enactment, the Chickahominy Tribal Dancers invite everyone to join them in the traditional Friendship Dance which concludes the day. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the event. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Sunday November 5, 2023
12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City VA 23030

Festival Admission: Buses- $30.00 Cars- $20.00 Bikes- $5.00