25-Mile Thanksgiving Potluck – Nov 17, 2012

It’s Saturday 11/17 and pre-registration is now closed.

There are a few spaces left for the dinner and still plenty of room for the concert only. You may purchase your tickets at the door but please bring cash or check as we will not be able to take credit cards on site. Ditto for the cash bar – cash only.

Remember to also bring:

  • A place setting – plate, silverware, cup, napkin – to reduce our environmental impact.

  • Non-alcoholic drinks.

  • A potluck dish to serve 8 – 12 people.

  • Yourself – ready for an evening of delicious food, wonderful music and friendly conversation!

Slow Food Seacoast’s 7th Annual 25-Mile Thanksgiving Celebration will be held this year on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 5:00 to 9:30 pm at The Portsmouth Pearl, 45 Pearl Street in Portsmouth NH  This year will feature local turkeys and traditional music by nationally known artist Tim Eriksen! The Pearl Catering will provide a Cash Bar, featuring local beer and wine.

Tim Eriksen will perform Saturday Nov 17 at 8pm
Tim Eriksen will perform Saturday Nov 17 at 8pm


Doors open at 5:00 pm; dinner service will begin at 6:00 and end at 7:30. Tim Eriksen will perform after the dinner, beginning at 8:00. Tim Eriksen is a singer, musician teacher and ethnomusicologist who is hearlded for transforming American traditional music with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto – a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound. We are really looking forward to Tim’s show!

Slow Food will supply the roasted locally raised turkey. Guests are asked bring a potluck dish that contains at least one ingredient sourced within 25 miles of your home. This year, Seacoast Eat Local kicks off their Winter Market season the very same day! Drop by the market at the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford to pick up your local ingredients.  Some local food options are fall greens, onions, potatoes, squash and pumpkins, turnips and rutabagas, apples and cider, dried beans, fish, eggs, cheese, and meats.

To minimize waste and cleanup time, please bring your own “dining kit” (plate, bowl, drinkware, cutlery, and napkin) and non-alcoholic beverage. Local beer and wine will be available for purchase on site.

RSVP are Requested: RSVP for pre-registration is now closed. Please email us at slowfoodseacoast@gmail.com with any questions

Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:

Setup (3:00 – 5:00 pm; set up tables and chairs, decorate)

Service (5:00 – 7:00 pm; organize and replenish potluck dishes, bus tables)

Cleanup (7:00 – 9:00 pm, approximately; wash dishes, rearrange chairs for concert).

Suggested donation: $10 per adult for dinner; no charge for children accompanied by adults. Concert tickets are being sold separately for $10; attend both events for only $15! Your donation covers the cost of the facility and allows us to pay our local Turkey farmers a fair price for their birds.