Thanksgiving in Albany, Georgia

Posted on 11/21/2018 by Rashelle Minix

Categories: Family Friendly

Thanksgiving in Albany, Georgia

Turkey... mashed potatoes... dressing... sweet potato casserole... rolls...

Hungry yet?

It’s that time of year, have you found your stretchy pants yet? You know the ones--elastic in all the right places. They may not be "holiday table appropriate," but we're sure going to pull them out for the post-Thanksgiving Netflix and leftovers binge! 

Speaking of binge, check out what tips the Turkey Day scales for these #VisitAlbanyGA locals: 

Sharon Subadan, City Manager: “Our family is originally from Jamaica.  You may have heard of the spicy Jerk Seasoning used mostly for pork and chicken.  Well, my hubby makes the turkey using a delicious jerk seasoning.  It is delicious – especially if you like spicy food.”

Bo Henry, Stewbos Group: “My favorite dish is tomato pie that we always have. It’s a Thanksgiving tradition and has been for over 20 years. I play music the Wednesday night before, and when the clock strikes 12, I’m still playing in the band. Makes for a long day on Thanksgiving but it is full of family fun and food.”

Candice Franklin, Albany CVB: “Every Thanksgiving since I was a little girl, it has been my family’s job to bring the sweets to the big family affair! If we didn’t have sugar cookies, cream cheese bars and pecan pies we wouldn’t have been allowed through the door… okay, I kid.. but it was most certainly expected. Every Thanksgiving my mother’s home becomes a baking castle and we all get together to roll out pounds of sugar cookies, bake pies galore, and mix up the goodies for the sweet snacks. Now, as a mom myself, I can share this tradition with the kiddos and make outrageous messes in the kitchen in order to spread the holiday cheer and love. The cookies and pies are delicious, but the memories are priceless!”

For a health nut like me, it's all about the green bean casserole. Ignoring the whole milk, french-fried onions and cream of deliciousness soup, it's basically a salad. Am I right? Here at the Albany Welcome Center we have so much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving from myself and the entire Albany CVB Staff.


Not looking to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen? Mayberry Diner will be serving up Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow! Also, be sure to check out Pretoria Fields, open from 4-8, and Harvest Moon! They open at 6. 

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