A favorite Keswick tradition is the annual Blessing of the Hounds at Grace Episcopal Church. The lovely historic stone church is the backdrop for the outdoor service which is attended by the members of the Keswick Hunt in full hunting attire mounted on their horses and surrounded by the pack of foxhounds. The traditional service includes blessings for horse, hound and rider as well as prayers in thanks for the harvest bounty. After the service you can walk across the road and watch the beginning of the foxhunt.
The service begins at 10:30 and the public is welcome.
Cismont and Keswick Virginia are located a short drive outside of Charlottesville, Virginia to the east. The service has been held annually on Thanksgiving Day since 1929. Come out to Grace Church tomorrow and become part of the tradition.