Celebration Transforms Show Barn into a 17th Century Feast for the Entire Family
Thanksgiving Point, Utah’s premiere cultural center, will host its annual “Eat Like a Pilgrim” feast and festivities on Nov. 20, 21 and 23. Guests of all ages are invited to a one-of-a-kind, hands-on discovery of the first Thanksgiving through authentic food and reenactment.
Welcomed by historical figures at the first Thanksgiving, guests will be transported to early America through authentic harvest fare, décor and ambience. Actors from the Colonial Heritage Foundation will portray characters including Governor William Bradford, William Brewster and Edward Winslow. Guests will be furnished with snippets about these pilgrim figures.
Guests are invited to dine at tables set with pewter and use a spoon, knife or hands to eat. Each place will have a 3-foot square napkin to place over the shoulder as a hand wipe. A decadent menu includes warm cobbler, homemade bread, edible centerpieces and of course, turkey. To complete the authenticity of the dining experience, warm goat’s milk, duck and raw oysters will be available for tasting.
The Thanksgiving Point Show Barn will be filled with indoor displays and live farm animals, including a milk cow, goats and turkeys. Guests can interact with the animals and participate in a variety of activities, crafts and period games.
Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tickets bought in advance are $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 3–12 and free for children under age 2. Tickets the day of the event are $30 for adults and $20 for children. For more information, visit ThanksgivingPoint.org.
About Thanksgiving Point
Created in 1996 by Alan and Karen Ashton, Thanksgiving Point is the cultural gathering place for the community, promoting the renewal of mind and spirit in a beautiful and family-friendly setting. Thanksgiving Point is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing guests with a one-of-a-kind, hands-on opportunity for discovery and an entertaining educational experience in a variety of arts and sciences. Thanksgiving Point is located just off I-15 at the Point of the Mountain. For more information call (801) 768-2300 or visit thanksgivingpoint.org.