Thanksgiving in North Carolina

A meaningful meal for those in need, memories of holidays past, and a festive parade that brings people together: Thanksgiving traditions remind us that there’s so much to be grateful for.


A Gracious Plenty in Greensboro

For more than 30 years, on one special Thursday in November, a community has come together over bread, soup, handmade pottery, and a good cause.

Written by Susan Stafford Kelly


A North Carolina Thanksgiving, Revisited

Over the years, a lot has changed about how we celebrate Thanksgiving, but certain traditions — gatherings of family and friends, football in the backyard, and a turkey on the table — have stood the test of time.

Written by Katie King


Here Comes the Big Parade

For the past 75 years, North Carolina’s largest Thanksgiving parade has rolled through Charlotte’s streets nearly every holiday season, a jubilant reminder that Christmas is just around the corner.

Written by David Aaron Moore


14 Pie Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Dessert Table

Give thanks for pie! Creamy chocolate walnut; sweet potato covered in a buttery, crunchy topping; classic, custardy pumpkin — these favorites are fit for a feast.

Written by Our State Staff