About the Festival

Berkeley Thanksgiving 2015 (resized)-51On December 4, 1619, a group of 35 settlers, led by Captain John Woodlief, arrived at Berkeley Plantation in Virginia, from Bristol, England.


On the banks of the James River the Englishmen proclaimed:

“We ordaine that the day of our ship’s arrival at the place assigned for plantation, in the land of Virginia, shall be yearly and perpetually keept holy as a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God.” Berkeley Thanksgiving 2016-55


12 Responses to About the Festival

  1. Penny says:

    is there a charge or tickets needed for the mansion tour? Additionally, I cannot see in the activities or events list, exactly what mansion is being toured. Thanks!

  2. Rena Rustad says:

    What is the best (easy access and car rental return ease) to fly into to attend this event?

  3. Sue Storbeck says:

    Do you need well-behaved horses as
    part of the event? I have 2 that would be perfect and are bombproof. BTW, we were part of a revolutionary war militia re-enactment in MASSACHUSETTS for Patriot’s Day (Revere’s ride) so we have experience.

  4. rob paylor says:

    Can I bring Fido?

  5. I’m confused…. Can we just show up for this festival or do we need to sign up or buy tickets?

  6. I’m interested in participating in the show. I make all my primitives products.bathsets table runners pillow etc please contact me at my email

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