Things to Do: Thanksgiving Weekend

Looking for some activity suggestions this Thanksgiving weekend? Then check out our top picks of ways to spend your time October 8 through 10. 

Devon Turkey Chase: Dates: Monday, October 10 , first race time is 9am Location: the Devon river valley trails/ park at the Devon Lions Campground

This is our top pick for what to do this Thanksgiving, an annual tradition just a short drive away in scenic Devon, this is exactly how it sounds – a race chasing turkeys. Also featuring a pumpkin carving contest and pumpkin pie eating contest as well as numerous race start times, this is a fun family activity for all! For registrations fees and full details, please visit the link.

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Sunday Brunch at Fort Edmonton Park: Dates: Thanksgiving Sunday, October 9  Location: Historic Johnston’s Cafe at Fort Edmonton Park.

Spend the day as a family enjoying the fall colours and history at Fort Edmonton Park and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving brunch in the beautiful Johnston’s Cafe. Reservations are available between 11:30am and 1pm and must be booked and paid online in advance. Click the link to head to the reservation page.

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3. Head to the farmer’s markets : Dates : Saturday, October 8 Location: City Market at 104 St., Jasper Ave. to 103 Ave. and Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market at 10310 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB. The markets run roughly from 8am to 3pm.

Although these are not exclusively thanksgiving weekend markets, there is no better time of year to head down and take in the sights, sounds, smells and shopping. Harvest means plenty of produce to take home for that thanksgiving meal as well as pumpkins and baking and hormone free meats and even crafts and handmade goods to get you inspired for the upcoming Christmas season.

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