Our Short-List for the Perfect Thanksgiving in Hunt Country

Ah, one of our favorite times in Hunt Country. The cold weather ushers everyone inside to a coziness that is best complimented by the company of family and friends. A reminder: everything you need to have a beautiful gathering can be found at your local Hunt Country businesses. Support local while appreciating the ones you are sharing Thanksgiving with! 

Without further adieu, here is how we will be making the most of the big day by utilizing our beloved Hunt Country businesses!

First up, we plan to secure a delicious Kelly Bronze turkey from The Whole Ox. The Whole Ox team have created a comprehensive, easy to use Thanksgiving Guide to aid you in your search for the perfect bird and the perfect sides to go with it. You can order online, over the phone, or right over the counter in person. It’s all right here

Next up, we will be heading to The Town Duck for delicious wines, cheeses, amazingly plush throws, hand-dipped beeswax candles, beautiful terracotta serving pieces and more! Crème de la Crème is also on our trek to gather the perfect items for the turkey feast: French and Italian home decor and linens, stunning tableware, ceramic centerpieces and more adorn this amazing shop in Middleburg.

The Whole’s Ox’s Thanksgiving Guide provides a run-down of all of the different types of turkeys they offer. Photo courtesy The Whole Ox.

Do NOT forget about the perfect centerpiece. Nature Composed is our go-to for stunning floral arrangements with carefully curated blooms sure to impress. Jenn and her team always goes above and beyond to create the perfect floral masterpiece for any occasion. Be sure to place your flower orders early!

From left to right: (Top) Gorgeous napkins from Crème de la Crème, party decor inspo from Crème de la Créme, (Bottom) Fall entertaining essentials from The Town Duck, Fall-themed gourmet bites and goodies from The Locke Store.

Feeling like not cooking and having a fun night out with loved ones? Blue Rock is hosting a Friendsgiving on November 22nd that includes a five course tasting menu, featuring their take on Thanksgiving classics! You can also take the holiday feast home with you with their to-go option.

Incredible charcuterie and grazing board expert The Cornichon is offering a gorgeous grazing board full of fresh fruit, veggies, curated cheeses, meats and more. Be sure to peruse all of their offerings on their website as they make perfectly delicious host/hostess gifts! 

You can bet we will also be paying a visit to the wonderful Locke Store, located in the historic town of Millwood, Virginia. The Locke Store is filled to the brim with fresh and gourmet finds, specialty food items, craft beer and an extensive selection of wine.

A stunning grazing board from The Cornichon! Photo courtesy The Cornichon.

We hope you enjoy sourcing local finds for your Thanksgiving gathering as much as we do, there is something to be said for supporting your community while simultaneously sharing it with your family and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy start to the Holiday season from TSG Hunt Country. Be sure to tell them Scout sent you!

P.S. for more on where to eat and drink in Hunt Country for this holiday season, be sure to consult our Insider Guides!

A stunning Thanksgiving tablescape. Planning + Styling by Vida Events, Photography by Krysta Norman Photography, Furniture and Antiques by Bella Villa Antiques + Vintage Rentals, Rentals by Select Event Group