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Berkeley Plantation Hosts Virginia Thanksgiving Festival

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CHARLES CITY-Celebrate the first official English Thanksgiving in the New World at the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival Sunday, November 7, from 11am to 4pm at Berkeley Plantation.

The festival commemorates America’s first Thanksgiving with a historic celebration reminiscent of Colonial Virginia. The family affair includes a parade, colonial period re-enactors, magicians, music, and colonial games. A re-enactment of the first English Thanksgiving will be presented and moderated by Bill Bevins.

Thanksgiving fare by Brock’s Barbeque will be available along with additional food, arts and crafts and jewelry vendors. Other features include a corn maze, storytelling, and a silent auction.

The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers will conclude the event by inviting everyone to join them in a traditional Friendship Dance.

The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the event. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Admission to the festival is $30 for buses, $20 for cars, and $5 for motorcycles and bicycles. For an additional fee, mansion tours are also available throughout the day. For more information, click here.

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