williamsburg_harvest_celebrationThere are too many events in Williamsburg during November to put in one blog post. So here is a little preview of Early November 2016 events in this Colonial Town

Decorating Colonial Williamsburg

November 3, 2016, 3:30pm – 5pm
November 4, 2016, 10:30am – 12pm
Hennage Auditorium
326 W. Francis St.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Go all out this Christmas by learning decoration from The Colonial Williamsburg experts!. This two day meeting will give you the run down on what you need and how to do it. Do I guarantee that your family Christmas will have the same splendor….you never know.

harvest_celebration in williamsburgWilliamsburg Christmas Fun Fact

Some of the things you may see adorning Holiday Williamsburg, Virginia this November are wreaths. The Colonial style uses the wreath as a key decorating element. Though I cannot promise you will have the same success as someone who does this all the time, Here is an information link to a do it yourself wreath section from Colonial Williamsburg (which is a must visit site). Some of the wreaths you can make are:

  • Boxwood on flat wire
  • Double faced boxwood wreath
  • Pine cone wreath


Here are some more practical tips you can use to bring Georgian or Colonial styles to your Christmas

Williamsburg Christmas Decoration Tips

Colonial Williamsburg Decorating Style

Harvest Celebration in Williamsburg: Chowder Cook Off

What is the only thing better than preparing and cooking your food. The answer: eating it. Come enjoy the ultimate chowder cookoff in Williamsburg Va. 12 local restaurants will be competing to be the best. Since all 12 are delicious it is well worth it to try them for yourselves. Oh and did I mention there will be UNLIMTED CHOWDER. There will also be music and comfortable heated tents.

How do you choose a great chowder

For some the key to a good chowder might be one that you can’t stop eating see page. At the Jamestown Chowder Cookoff for the Harvest Celebration I think it would help to know some of the ways great chowder makers ensure success. Here are a few tips I read:

  • Make sure some other meats are integrated to help intensify the flavor. These will not overpower the clam flavor, but they will add some robustness
  • Use real clams at peak of freshness
  • Use real freshly chopped Thyme
  • Use heavy cream
  • Use red potatoes
  • Make sure to cook it and then let it gel in a cold area for a period allowing the flavors to blend (same principle as spaghetti sauce or chili)

I am guessing you are hungry at this point. See you there

Come check out all the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration events

November 4th
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Jamestown Beach Park
2205 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA

Freedom Park Walk in the Colonial Capital

You have to get your exercise. Even with the weather getting colder staying healthy means you have to move those feet. What better way to do this than to join in the Freedom Park Walk. Bring the whole family and enjoy incredible Fall weather (no rain please) while you learn about wildlife. This is a fantastic way to enjoy nature and learn at the same time.

November 5th
Freedom Park
5537 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

williamsburg pancake restaurantDon’t Run Out Of Steam This November

Whether you are walking Freedom Park or learning about Colonial Christmas decorations, you have be have energy. Start your day with a scrumptious pancake, waffle, bacon, egg or other continental breakfast. Or come visit us for some lunch favorites at National Pancake House

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