Thanksgiving in Shenandoah National Park Will Blow Your Mind

The Shenandoah Valley is an ideal place to gather with your friends and family and celebrate the annual gathering that is Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for someone else to do the work for you so you can unwind and relax, treat yourself to Thanksgiving in Shenandoah National Park. Each year, the park hosts a bountiful feast where visitors from all over can join together to embrace the breathtaking beauty of the valley while sharing a delicious meal. 

When it comes to adventuring in the Shenandoah Valley, we know the best restaurants, attractions, events, and outdoor activities. To learn more about how you should spend your Thanksgiving weekend, take a look at our complimentary Shenandoah Valley Itinerary

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All About Thanksgiving in Shenandoah National Park

The Thanksgiving Day Buffet is easily one of the most beloved Shenandoah National Park events, which takes place on the day of the holiday each year. This popular event often sells out, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. To purchase your tickets, call 877-847-1919.

Ticket Information

  • Children 5 and Under Free
  • Children (ages 6-12) – $15
  • Adults – $36
  • Seniors (62 Years and Older) – $30

The Food

As you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal in the dining room at Skyland and gaze out the windows, beautiful fall views will enthrall you. But what’s the best part about Thanksgiving? Food! A Thanksgiving Buffet would not be complete without a knockout food menu. Here’s a preview of some of the dishes you can find at the buffet this holiday.

Begin With Appetizers and Salads

  • Crab and Corn Chowder
  • Cheese Display with Domestic and Imported Cheeses
  • Spinach Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Cranberries, and Crumbled Blue Cheese with a Champagne Vinaigrette 
  • And More!

Indulge in Entrees

  • Roast Turkey with Sage, Thyme, Garlic, and Natural Pan Gravy
  • Butternut Squash with Spinach Fennel Lasagna and Smoked Gouda Spiced Cream Sauce
  • Apple Cider Brined Roast Pork Loin with Roasted Shallots and an Apple Butter Demi-Glaze
  • And More!

Don’t Forget the Sides 

  • Cornbread, Sausage, Sage, and Onion Dressing
  • Traditional Green Bean Casserole
  • Buttermilk Chives Mashed Potatoes
  • And More!

Finish With Delectable Desserts

  • White Chocolate and Dried Cranberry Almond Bread Pudding
  • Orange Liquor Creme Anglaise
  • Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie
  • And More!

Choose The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center to Be Your Home Away From Home 

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When you spend Thanksgiving in Shenandoah National Park, The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center is the obvious lodging choice for you and your family. Our luxurious hotel is located in the heart of Staunton, Virginia, and is only 22 minutes away from Skyline Drive, the location of the Thanksgiving Day Buffet. 

Our lodging near Shenandoah National Park features 49 beautifully designed accommodations. If you’re traveling with your family for a holiday, our Queen Suites are perfect for you. This three-part suite offers a beautifully-designed bedroom complemented by a comfortable living area, equipped with a sofa bed that converts into a full-sized sleeper. Take advantage of the added space and segmented living quarters to truly make this accommodation your home away from home in Staunton. Don’t wait any longer! Check our availability and start planning your trip to the Shenandoah Valley today. 

Give Thanks in the Valley 

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