Nowhere can you find a more exciting, educational and enjoyable way to add to your holiday traditions than a beautiful fall day at Berkeley Plantation. The Virginia Thanksgiving Festival is a fun filled family day. The first English Thanksgiving in America, which occurred on December 4, 1619 at Berkeley Plantation, is re-enacted on the shore. Activities include a parade, horse drawn carriages, fife and drums, musicians, magicians, Colonial period games and dancing, arts and crafts, corn maze, storytelling, cornhusk doll making, candle dipping, choral groups and dancing by the Chickahominy Tribal Dancers. Vendors showcase their food, arts, crafts and jewelry. Food includes our famous Thanksgiving dinner in a glass. A Silent Auction, along with the sale of souvenirs, is also held. Hours are from noon to 4:00 PM, with house tours beginning at 9:00 AM and admission to the grounds in free. There is a $10 per car parking donation. For more information call 1-888-466-6018 or visit our web site at www.virginiathanksgivingfestival.com.