We know Thanksgiving is not all about the turkey, but there’s no better time to celebrate this month’s famous fowl. Check out these turkey-centric activities to enjoy this month.
DO THE TURKEY TROT
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Gather the whole flock—even the little chicks—and take part in a family-friendly, feel-good, do-good tradition on Thanksgiving Day, when over 3,000 participants will run/walk a 10k, 5k, or 1k Kids Turkey Chase through the heart of Cool Springs at The Turkey Trot Benefitting GraceWorks. Join in the fun and help your local community resource center provide food, shelter, and support to neighbors in need. Learn more and register.
It really is just what it sounds like: traditional bowling but with frozen turkeys! This annual event takes place on Wednesday, November 15th at Hopsmith Tavern (1903 Division St, Nashville). It’s a team sport so grab your partner and get ready to have a blast! Send an email to email@example.com to register or come just to watch! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of people in your party. Learn more about the fine art of turkey bowling here.
HUG A TURKEY
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For something a little more turkey-friendly, head over to the Gentle Barn in Christiana, TN on Thanksgiving Day to “celebrate life, love, and liberty with our majestic turkeys who should have been cherished throughout history for their intelligence, affection, and dynamic personalities.” Give a turkey a cuddle and enjoy delicious vegan pie, hot autumn drinks, fun music, games, and crafts. RSVP here.
EAT SOME TURKEY
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Not the one you just hugged at the barn, obviously, but it’s Thanksgiving…you’re going to want to eat something. If you enjoy doing all the baking, roasting, etc. yourself, good for you! If you’d rather let somebody else do the cooking this year, check out this list of places to dine in or carry out your turkey day dinner, courtesy of Nashville Guru.
WALK OFF ALL THAT TURKEY
Do yourself a favor head outside and enjoy the beauty of nature. This time of year, one of the best places to do that is Cheekwood’s Arboretum, where oaks, maples, dogwoods, and other trees in greet you with their fall colors and pumpkins are everywhere. During the six-week-long Cheekwood Harvest celebration they have activities and experiences designed to appeal to all ages. Cheekwood is closed Thanksgiving Day, so mark your calendar to go sometime in the days before or after T-Day (or both). Tickets and info here.
Whether you choose one of these activities or gobble up the whole platter, we hope you and yours have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving!