Tips for Thanksgiving Traveling

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In just a few weeks, millions of Americans will be flying or driving across the country to spend Thanksgiving with friends and family. If Thanksgiving traveling is in your future, we have a few tips for you.

  • Leave Early.

    The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year. If you are driving, try to avoid driving on Wednesday. Or, plan on late night or early morning driving.

  • Make Some Room.

    Whether you are driving across town or across the country, you will want as much space as you can get for your Thanksgiving travels. The Chevrolet Traverse can seat up to eight passengers and has plenty of room behind the third row for all your luggage or Thanksgiving food.

  • Stay Entertained.

    With the available OnStar® 4G LTE Wi-Fi system in the Traverse, up to seven devices can connect at once. This means everyone can watch their favorite shows or listen to favorite playlists.

  • Be Prepared.

    Thanksgiving road trips can be a bit hectic. Mentally prepare for heavy traffic and long driving to avoid any additional stress. Just plan out an awesome road trip playlist to keep you cool, calm, and collected.

To see how the Chevrolet Traverse can make your Thanksgiving traveling even easier, stop by Dick Beard Chevrolet today.

Halloween Activities Near Cape Cod

Halloween Activities for the Whole Family

Make this year’s Halloween weekend a memorable one by attending a few frightening events. Here are some Halloween activities near Cape Cod recommended by us here at Dick Beard Chevrolet.

“A Visit with the Night Watchman”

Taking place the evening of October 28th at Falmouth Museums of the Green, “A Visit with the Night Watchman” offers families a spooky experience they won’t soon forget. Visitors will interact with strange spirits that haunt the Dr. Francis Wicks House. The event is recommended for children six years of age and older.

Halloween Family Festival

The Halloween Family Festival takes place on October 29th at the Heritage Museums and Gardens. The Halloween dance party will feature temporary tattoos, a hayride, themed drinks and snacks. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet movie characters, create their own mask, and take a trip through a burlap maze. To sweeten the deal, the Magnolia Café will sell food and drinks.

Harvest of Horrors

The Harvest of Horrors takes visitors on a haunted hayride across 20 acres of land. What follows is a walk through a forest full of fright. The event opens on October 8th and closes on October 29th. The event is recommended for children 12 years of age and older.

Traditions Manifest Through the Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Now Just Around the Corner

Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Spring is on the horizon, and you know what that means: St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us. This popular holiday brings with it many symbols, traditions, and celebrations that make it one of the most anticipated days of the year.


Most immediately think of the shamrock, which has become the symbol for St. Patrick’s Day over time. Long ago, the shamrock was considered to be a sacred plant in Ireland, symbolizing the rebirth of spring. Today, it’s a sure sign of Irish heritage and pride.


Another sure sign of St. Patrick’s Day is the emergence of Celtic music, wherever you go. From classic, older tunes to music from modern artists, you are sure to hear the fiddle, the tin whistle, and the uilleann pipes – not to be confused with bagpipes.


Of course, here in Cape Cod, the onset of St. Patrick’s Day brings with it one of the top town spectacles of the year: the Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade.


The parade will start in West Yarmouth – about 15 minutes away from our dealership – and will end nearby us here at Dick Beard Chevrolet. For more information on the specific path of the parade, which is about two miles long, you can check out the Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade website, here.


And once the parade is over, consider visiting us to explore the enormous selection of vehicles we have at Dick Beard Chevrolet!