Nowhere can you find a more exciting, educational and enjoyable way to add to your holiday traditions than a beautiful fall day on the James River at Berkeley Plantation on Historic Route 5.
The Virginia Thanksgiving Festival is a wonderful family event from noon to 4:00 PM and begins with a parade, including horse drawn carriages and fife and drum performers. First person re-enactors, musicians and magicians stroll the plantation grounds. The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers perform, as well as choral groups including the Chester community Chorus, led by Joshua Wortham. Parents and children participate in Colonial period games, story telling and activities. There will be a silent auction. Vendors showcase their food, arts, crafts and jewelry. Traditional Thanksgiving fare will be available for purchase, including our famous Thanksgiving in a Glass, from Garnish, a local Richmond catering company. There is no admittance fee to the grounds, other than a parking donation of $10.00. Bus parking is $20.00. House tours are available at retail and group rates from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. For further information please call Berkeley Plantation at 888-466-6018 or 804-829-6018 or visit our website at www.virgingiathanksgivingfestival.com