I once read that a "turkey walk" was going to be held on a Sunday at 8.00 a.m. in a small town in New England.
I tried to find it in dictionaries and I also googled the expression, but got no results.
Can anyone explain what it is?
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The "Turkey trot" is traditionally a short run held on the morning of Thanksgiving - the fourth Thursday in November in the USA, and a day when turkey is on the menu in almost every household in remembrance of the "first thanksgiving" when the Pilgrims, according to tradition, ate turkey in a feast to celebrate that they had survived for a year in the new colonies.
According to this event listing not all these events are "trots" (which are runs), nor are they all on the Thursday.
It is therefore most likely that this was a walk "close to the Thanksgiving holiday", probably in the thanksgiving "spirit" (meaning decorations included cornucopias, Pilgrims's hats, squash and pumpkins, corn eaves, and lots of turkeys).
I can only guess that a "turkey walk" is a toned-down version of a "turkey trot", which is a short (usually 5 kilometers) running race held on the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.