Next Festival – November 2, 2014

The First Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 2, 2014
@ Noon
Berkeley Plantation
12602 Harrison Landing Rd.
Charles City, VA 23030-3339
(Directly off scenic Rt. 5 between Richmond and Williamsburg)
Festival & Plantation Gardens/Grounds Free
Car Parking $5.00 Donation
Bus Parking $20.00 Donation
House Tours 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
(Retail and Group rates)
For information Call 888-466-6018 or 804-829-6018

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There will be period interpreters strolling the grounds, children’s games, family friendly activities, food and craft vendors.

The formal program which begins at 3:00 includes music and  the re-enactment of the 1619 landing of the ship Margaret with Captain Woodlief and his men who portray America’s First Thanksgiving.

Sue demonstrates the minuet.

 

The  program ends with The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers inviting everyone to join them in the Friendship Dance.

Food will be available for purchase.

Come and learn about Virginia’s official First Thanksgiving!  It’s history, disguised as FUN!

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7 Responses to Next Festival – November 2, 2014

  1. DOUGLAS DELANO WOODLEE says:

    I mistakenly posted about hoping to attend the 51st event when I should have said “the 52nd”.

  2. DOUGLAS DELANO WOODLEE says:

    I’m very interested in attending the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival. My WOODLEE ancestors trace back to the WOODLEY & WOODLIEF line that settled in Virginia and are generally believed to be descendants of the Captain John Woodlief, master of the “MARGARET” that landed at Berkeley Settlement on Dec. 4, 1609.

  3. Sorry no one responded to you. The information for the 2014 festival is in the process of being revised. Please contact me directly if you are still interested in using our information. Barbara Ramos, Secretary, VTF, 804-272-3311.

  4. Kevin R. Hall says:

    I am very proud to be one of the first families to arrive in VA in the late 1600 to early 1700 hundreds. My father’s side of the family is both Monacan and Cherokee Indian, from Amherst County VA and Ashville NC. I have recently had children with my wife, one is three and the other is one. I care very much that they learn their heritage/roots deeply immersed in the Native American history. Please keep my email address and inform me of other upcoming events.

    Thank you,
    Kevin R. Hall

  5. Heather says:

    I would like to save this posting, “Virginia Thanksgiving Festival” on my very
    own page. Would you care if I actuallydo? Thanks
    a lot -Cathleen

  6. Robert Woodlief says:

    Capt. Woodlief was my 9th great-grandfather. I look forward to making the trip to Berkeley this year.

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