Explore the history of Thanksgiving, a holiday that dates back to colonial times. Create your own special Thanksgiving traditions!
Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Nov 22, 2012
Thanksgiving by the bay! Enjoy our buffet featuring roasted turkey, ham, seafood and all the trimmings.
Rod N Reel Restaurant
4165 Mears Avenue
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland 20732
Blessing of the Hounds
November 22, 2012
Each Thanksgiving, it is a time-honored Maryland tradition to hold blessings of fox-hunters' hounds and horses. (photo credit)
Thanksgiving Extravaganza at Port Discovery
Nov. 23-25, 2012
The weekend will be full of fun performances and loads of family activities.
Port Discovery, Baltimore.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 10 and under. Free w/ admission.
Hearth and Home in Early Maryland
Nov 23-24, 2012
Explore holiday traditions! This year, the focus is on St. Mary’s County stuffed ham. The local delicacy will be examined, tasted, and, yes, stuffed! Explore the colonial table & discover how Maryland’s first settlers celebrated the end of the harvest season. Help churn butter, shuck beans, grind corn and learn about the many tasks required to cook the family feast over a 17th -century hearth.
Historic St. Mary's City
Rt 5 and Rosecroft Rd South of Leonardtown
St. Mary's City, Maryland 20686
Turkey Cluster All-Breed Dog Shows
Nov 23, 2011 - Nov 25, 2012
Approximately 140 different breeds of dogs entered each day, approximately 1,400-2,400 dogs exhibited each day. Many dog-related vendors. $5 parking.
Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairgrounds Rd
West Friendship, Maryland 21794
Tree of Thanks
November 25, 2012
Where does Thanksgiving come from? Learn how early Americans and Native Americans lived off the land and gave thanks for what the planet provides. We will read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and make a “Tree of Thanks” to take home. Ages 5 & up. Free for members, $10 non-members
Irvine Nature Center
11201 Garrison Forest Rd
Baltimore, Maryland 21117