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This forest in Western Maryland provides great opportunity for the turkey hunter.
Wild Turkeys in Savage River State Forest
Goshen Opening Hunt, Blessing the Hounds
Goshen Opening Hunt, Blessing the Hounds
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Over the river and through the woods… Check out these fun Thanksgiving events in Maryland throughout the month of November. 

Ocean Pines Farmers & artisans Market sign Photo By: Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market

1 Thanksgiving Harvest Festival at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market - Berlin

November 16, 2019
One of the year's most highly anticipated fall events at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market. The festival celebrates the fall bounty with seasonal crafts, cooking demonstrations and other fun for all ages.


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Location:
239 Ocean Parkway
Berlin, MD 21811
410-641-7717


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2 American Indian Heritage Day - Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater

November 22, 2019
The Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians returns to London Town for its annual celebration of native peoples in Maryland. Who needs Black Friday when you can join in a dance, talk with an elder, and enjoy the state holiday alongside the Piscataway. 


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Location:
839 Londontown Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037
410-222-1919


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3 Annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

November 23, 2019
The only Thanksgiving parade in the Mo-Co area! Featuring more than100 marching units, including bands, musical groups, floats, and inflatables.
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4 Vegan Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner - Baltimore

November 24, 2019
All are welcome to join the vegetarian community of Baltimore at the North Baltimore Mennonite Church at 5pm for a variety of delicious vegan dishes and great conversation. Bring a vegan dish (free of meat, fish, poultry, dairy, eggs, honey, or any other animal products) that serves 4 people. Please bring along a copy of the recipe used to make your dish.
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5 Hearth and Home in Early Maryland - St. Mary's City

November 29-30, 2019
Explore 17th-century foodways, and celebrate the end of the growing season. Discover what it took to weather the winter before refrigerators, gas/electric stoves, and grocery stores.


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Location:
18751 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
240-895-4990


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6 Baltimore’s Cranksgiving

November 2019
Cranksgiving is an event that combines bike riding and giving back. This scavenger hunt/food drive sends teams of riders across the Baltimore to collect food to benefit Moveable Feast. Basically, it’s all about food for people in need and riding bikes with friends, new and old.
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Goshen Opening Hunt, Blessing the Hounds Photo By: Natasha Greenman

7 Experience the traditional Blessings of the Hounds and Horses

In Maryland, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for, but nothing more than our beautiful horses, our four-legged furry companions, and this land of pleasant living we call home. And for more than 150 years, Marylanders have come together on Thanksgiving to bless our beloved horses and hounds. With riders resplendent in their traditional garb and pups eager to hit the trail, it’s a stirring authentic Maryland tradition.
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Monocacy Battlefield Sign Photo By: Frederick County Tourism

8 National and State Parks

The Thanksgiving tradition is one rooted in the land, the people and the history that unites us, and we in Maryland are blessed with an overflowing bounty or special people and special places. There’s no better way to spend this uniquely American holiday than coming together with friends and family to visit one of Maryland’s State and National Parks. Experience the stunning bounty of nature at unique natural treasures like Assateague, Sandy Point and Blackwater, and get in touch with the stories that make America at Fort McHenry, Point Lookout, Antietam, and Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.
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9 Turkey Trots

Get off the couch and get your heart pumping at these Turkey Trots all across Maryland.  These races are a great way to spend your morning, work off a few extra calories, and help great organizations!
 

A Blue Door and Stone Wall in Ellicott City Photo By: Maryland Office of Tourism

10 Shopping & Retail Therapy

Unique shopping districts pepper our state. You’re bound to find great shopping packed with local flavor along these Main Street districts. Whether you’re shopping with a mission or just browsing, Maryland’s charming boutiques and malls have the goods and unique treasures you’re looking for. If you like antiquing, you’ll love these Antiques Stores and Shopping Areas for finding the best deals on all things vintage. 

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839 Londontown Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037
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