Preparing for Thanksgiving in Montgomery County

Thanksgiving by Martin Cathrae on Flickr

Thanksgiving by Martin Cathrae on Flickr

It’s hard to believe the holidays are almost upon us! Halloween is over, the days are getting shorter, and we’ve even seen our first snow flurries. Pretty soon we’re going to be thinking about turkeys and stuffing and pumpkin pie. And if you’re coming to Montgomery County for the holiday, we can get you the information you need!

Do you need a place to host your family?

If you live in Montgomery County but don’t have enough room in your house for all the aunts and uncles to sleep, check out one of our charming bed & breakfasts or consider reserving a block of rooms at one of our many hotels. Yountsville Mill Inn has a guest cottage as well as B&B rooms. For a large group of hotel rooms, consider the Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn & Suites, the Comfort Inn, or the Quality Inn.

Would you like to host Thanksgiving without having to rearrange your own house? Consider The Magnolia of Montgomery County, an unhosted guest house that is available for daily rental. The Magnolia is a beautiful Victorian house in Ladoga, and boasts plenty of seating and a gorgeous kitchen in which to prepare your meal. Contact owner Jodi Bondy for more information.

Or maybe you’re looking for a romantic getaway for Thanksgiving! Check out Cabins & Candlelight, where you can spend the holiday weekend cozied up in front of a fire, walking through crisp autumn woods, or soaking in a hot tub!

If you’re looking for a local turkey, try one of these great options:

Shannondale’s own Miller Family Poultry has eggs year-round as well as free-range turkeys and chickens processed through This Old Farm.

This Old Farm is an organic meat processing facility. Local poultry, pork, and beef is processed and for sale at their plant just west of Colfax.

If you’re looking for fun activities for you and your family, we’ve got you covered!

The annual Sugar Creek Trail Pie Run hosted by Crawfordsville Parks & Rec begins bright and early on Thanksgiving Day! Participants run on the Sugar Creek Rail Trail and receive a t-shirt. There’s a 5k, a 200 yard Kid’s Run, and a 2 Mile Run/Walk. Best of all, they give out dozens of pies at random! You can register at this link. If you act in the next five days, you can get in on the advance registration price of $20. After that the registration will go up to $25.

First United Methodist Church is hosting its 2014 Community Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. with an optional worship service at 11:30 am. Home meal delivery and transportation to and from the dinner are available. Goodwill offerings or non-perishable food donations are accepted.

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is traditionally known as Small Business Saturday, and we have Downtown Party Night to coincide with that! Crawfordsville Main Street will have a Christmas tree lighting, pictures with Santa, late-night shopping at downtown merchants, carriage rides, and all kinds of holiday spirit from 6 – 11 pm!

Preparing for Thanksgiving in Montgomery County