Thanksgiving Events and Things to Do

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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
Image Credit: Natasha Greenman

Over the river and through the woods… Check out these fun Thanksgiving events in Maryland throughout the month of November. 

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1 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!
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Goshen Opening Hunt, Blessing the Hounds Image Credit: Natasha Greenman

2 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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American Indian Heritage Day dancing Image Credit: Historic London Town and Gardens

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

November 29, 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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4 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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Monocacy Battlefield Sign Image Credit: Frederick County Tourism

5 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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A Blue Door and Stone Wall in Ellicott City Image Credit: Maryland Office of Tourism

6 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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People walking in Circle
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Location:
839 Londontown Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037
Early Marylanders decorating the hearth
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Location:
18751 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
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