Celebrate the Harvest in Middleburg, Virginia

Thanksgiving Red Fox Inn Middleburg VA

Photo provided by The Red Fox Inn & Tavern.

— We have so much to be thankful for this year in Middleburg! Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving at home or plan to let someone else take care of the cooking (and cleanup!) for you by eating at one of our famous restaurants, we’ve gathered up everything you need to know to enjoy a taste of Middleburg this Thanksgiving.

Get everything you need to make the perfect Thanksgiving dinner

If you’re cooking for Thanksgiving this year, you’ll want to get a standout turkey. Fortunately, you can order free-range birds without any hormones or antibiotics hidden within them from Side Saddle Cafe. These birds are so fresh they cook up faster than your standard grocery-store turkey, and if you cook them properly, they are sure to leave your guests wanting more. Be sure to place your orders by Nov. 5 to reserve your turkey! Click here to order your turkey!

Another great option for your Thanksgiving bird (and all the fixin’s!) is to order from Gentle Harvest. Not only can you purchase one of their local Ayrshire Farm turkeys, you can also buy everything you need to complete your dinner including ham, vegan stuffed roasted squash, roasted carrots, vegan pumpkin soup, salads for the table, and more! Yum! Click here to order everything you need!

For the little extras, consider stopping at Three Fox Vineyards on Nov. 17 or 18 for their “Sparkling for the Holidays!” sale, while they’re offering a 10% discount on a 2-pack or a 15% discount on a 3-pack of Three Fox’s Thibaut–Janisson Sparkling Chardonnay. Or, contact The Upper Crust at 540-687-5666 to order the perfect holiday pies!

Let someone else do the cooking for you

If you want to stay out of the kitchen this holiday season, turn the cooking over to the experts by hiring a professional caterer. Local caterer Tutti Perricone of Back Street Catering creates fresh and delicious foods using local ingredients whenever possible. Contact Tutti at 540-687-5112 or bscafe@middleburg.com to find out more about booking her for your next event!

Another great catering option is Market Salamander, which provides a unique blend of personal service, culinary creativity and expertise to create a memorable experience. From casual dinner parties to extravagant galas, they pair fabulous cuisine with gracious and attentive service to exceed guest expectations and assure flawless events. Their talented culinary team and dedicated catering sales manager will customize your menu and tailor it for any event. For inquiries or to place an order please contact the market at 540-687-8011.

Photo provided by The Red Fox Inn & Tavern.

Reserve your spot at a local restaurant

If you’re planning to eat out this Thanksgiving, look no further than Middleburg. Here, you’ll find the freshest ingredients at farm-to-table restaurants that specialize in providing an authentic dining experience.

Situated in the heart of Virginia’s wine and hunt country, Goodstone Inn & Restaurant provides a gourmet Thanksgiving meal that will delight your tastebuds. Their innovative culinary team has won many awards for its fine dining, and you can now enjoy your meal in the restaurant’s brand-new conservatory dining room. Please call the inn at 540-687-3333 for further information and reservations.

If you want to celebrate Thanksgiving in the heart of Middleburg, the Red Fox Inn & Tavern is offering a Harvest Dinner or Champagne Brunch this year. The tavern will be closed Thanksgiving Day to allow their staff to spend time with their families, but you can enjoy a Harvest Dinner on Nov. 19-21 and Nov. 23-25 with a three- or four-course option, including offerings such as oysters on the half shell, grilled lamb sausage, Virginia peanut soup, signature crab cakes, pumpkin cheesecake and more. On Friday, Nov. 30, the tavern will be serving a special Festive Feast Dinner, with favorites such as cornbread and bacon stuffed quail, lobster bisque, grilled rack of lamb, Southern bourbon pecan pie, and more. The cost is $75 per person for the three-course dinner or $90 per person for four courses (children under 10 are $32 each), not including taxes, gratuity or beverages.

The two- or three-course Hunt Country Brunch will be offered Nov. 23-25 and feature selections such as butternut squash bisque, Red Fox fried chicken, smoked duck hash, lobster omelette, salted caramel vanilla crunch cake and more. The cost is $48 per person for three courses or $40 per person for two courses (children under 10 are $20 each), not including taxes, gratuity and beverages. Make your reservations today by calling 540-687-6301 or reserve a table online.

Another great hunt country option is Hunter’s Head Tavern. Their annual Thanksgiving buffet features Ayrshire Farm pasture-raised, organic- and humane-certified heritage breed turkey and smoked ham. The menu also includes vegetarian baked acorn squash, vegan pumpkin soup, traditional stuffing, creamy corned pudding, herbed mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, pecan pie and more. Adults: $64.95, children 5-11: $29.95, children 4 and under free. Call 540-592-9020 for reservations.

Salamander Resort & Spa is offering two options once again for Thanksgiving this year: a buffet or a family-style feast at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill. The brunch buffet, served from noon-5:30 p.m., features multiple stations including prime rib carving, a seafood display on a large ice sculpture, cheese and charcuterie station, kid-friendly options and an endless amount of desserts. Also, Cupcake the miniature horse will make an appearance at the brunch. The cost is $98 per person or $45 per child, not including taxes and gratuity.

Harrimans is serving up a traditional dinner from 3-7:30 p.m. that is perfect for sharing with loved ones. Enjoy roasted turkey, smoked prime rib, housemade stuffing, garden yams, signature desserts from Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves, and much more. A children’s Thanksgiving menu is also available. $89 per person or $45 per child, not including taxes and gratuity. For dining reservations, please call 540-326-4070.

Enjoy activities to get you in the thankful spirit

To help get you in the holiday spirit, Middleburg has activities throughout November that will get you in the right mood. If you’re planning to cook Thanksgiving dinner yourself, consider taking a cooking class at Salamander this year. Options include a hearty winter soups and breads cooking class on Nov. 17 and a Nov. 24 class on delicious ways to re-use and recreate your family’s Thanksgiving leftovers. All classes cost $79 per person and start at 2 p.m. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.

In addition to the cooking classes, Salamander has several activities this season to help you celebrate, including a being thankful yoga workshop on Nov. 17 and a 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.

And, last but not least, once you’re done celebrating, remember to Shop Small in Middleburg on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24!