Oct. 7, 2008
PRINCE WILLIAM (CNB) - A traditional, 19th century Thanksgiving will be held at Kings Landing Historical Settlement this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 11, 12 and 13.
Visitors will be able to participate in a number of seasonal activities, including the annual turkey shoot - a marksman competition to be held on Saturday and Monday. Guests will be invited to try their hand at firing a musket at a turkey-shaped paper target.
Also on Sunday, a country auction will be held near the King's Head Inn. Livestock, hand-crafted reproductions, garden produce, homemade pickles and much more will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
The King's Head Inn will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, vegetables and pumpkin pie each of the three days from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.
Many other harvest activities will take place, including butter making, stooking flax and cider making.
This will be the final event of the season at Kings Landing; the village will be closed from after Oct. 13 until next spring.
The full schedule of events for Kings Landing's Thanksgiving festival may be found at: www.kingslanding.nb.ca.
Kings Landing is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Oct. 13 and at other times for special evening meal programs at the King's Head Inn. The settlement is 20 minutes west of Fredericton at Exit 253 on the Trans-Canada Highway.
MEDIA CONTACT: Krista Rae, Kings Landing Historical Settlement, 506-363-4999.