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Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) guide to learn about the Turkey Day (Thanksgiving) event! Find out update release date, what time does Turkey Day start, & rewards!!!

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Turkey Day - Update & Release Date

What Time Does Turkey Day Start?

Celebrate Turkey Day On Nov. 26
Event DateNovember 26
Time9AM - 0AM

Turkey Day (also known as Thanksgiving) is a special event where the whole village comes together to eat and spend time together. It's the last hurrah before winter arrives and will be held on November 26th from 9am to midnight!

Cannot Change Time To Access Event

Even after you update to the latest 1.6 version, you will not be able to change the date and play the Turkey Day event! You will have to wait until November 26th in real life in order to do this!

Ensure You're Updated

Before the 26th, make sure that you've properly updated your game to the latest version (1.6). If you skip this step, you won't be able to play this update!

Added In The Winter Update

Added In The Winter Update

Turkey Day and Toy Day are part of the Winter Update. The Free Update was released on Nov. 19, 2020.

Check Out The Winter Update Here

Turkey Day - Franklin & Cooking Event

Give Franklin Ingredients To Cook

Meet Franklin, The First-Class Chef

To start this event, you'll need to talk to Franklin in the plaza. Help him serve dishes by gathering ingredients.

Flow Of The Event

1Talk to Franklin at the plaza
2Check which ingredients you'll need to gather
3Gather ingredients and bring them to Franklin
4Get a reward from Franklin
5Cook Clam Chowder, Pumpkin Pie, Gratin, and Fish Meunière
If you have secret ingredients for a dish you've already prepared, you can give it to Franklin
6You can get additional rewards if you give secret ingredients to Franklin
7You'll be rewarded with a recipe once you've given him all 4 secret ingredients

Gather Ingredients For 4 Dishes

Franklin will let you know all the required ingredients. You'll be rewarded each time you complete a dish.

Turkey Day - All Recipes & Secret Ingredients

Clam Chowder

cram chowder
IngredientsManila Clam x3
Secret IngredientScallop x1
RewardTurkey Day Rug

Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie
IngredientsOrange Pumpkin x1
Non-Orange Pumpkin x1
Secret Ingredient2 Pumpkins of a different color (not any one of the ones you used in the main dish)
RewardTurkey Day Wall


Mussel x1
Flat Mushroom or Round Mushroom or Skinny Mushroom or Oyster x1
Squid or Sea Urchin
Secret IngredientDungeness Crab x1
RewardTurkey Day Floor

Fish Meunière

Fish Meuniere
Sea bass x1
Dab or Olive flounder or Red Snapper x1
Sea bass x1
Olive flounder or Red Snapper x1
Secret IngredientBarred Knifejaw x1

Look For Secret Ingredients


▲Franklin looking for secret ingredients

After you've completed each dish, Franklin will ask you if you have a secret ingredient to add. Villagers will give you a hint about secret ingredients when you talk to them and trade them another ingredient.

Secret Ingredients List

DishSecret Ingredient
cram chowderClam ChowderScallop x1
pumpkin piePumpkin Pie1 Pumpkin of a different color than the ones you used as main ingredients
GratinGratinDungeness Crab x1
Fish MeuniereFish MeuniereBarred Knifejaw x1
Check Out Recipe List & Secret Ingredients Guide Here

How To Get All Ingredients Fast

List Of Ingredients & How To Get

NameHow To Get
Manila ClamLook for a black dot on the beach and dig it up
Sea Urchin
Dungeness Crab
PumpkinGrow Pumpkin Starts
MushroomsGrow on the island
Black bass
Olive flounder
Red Snapper
Barred knifejaw
Fish in the river or ocean

Exchange Items With Villagers

Turkey Day
▲A villager looking for ingredients to exchange

By talking to villagers in their houses, you can trade and get ingredients for Franklin. However, the item villagers give you is determined randomly, so if you want to collect ingredients fast, trading like this might not be an efficient method.

Ingredients Requested From VillagersSea bass, Crucian carp, Dab, Olive flounder, Squid, Horse mackerel, Black bass, Seaweed, Turban Shell

Getting Items Yourself Is Usually Faster

When it comes to fish and sea creatures, it's probably faster to just go out and try to find them yourself. Check out our lists of fish and creatures that appear in November below for a reference!

Turkey Day - List Of Rewards & Furniture REcipes

Get Rewards When Completing A Dish

Every time you give Franklin ingredients and complete a dish, you'll get a reward in return. These are exclusive items, so make sure you don't accidentally sell them!

Clam ChowderClam ChowderTurkey Day RugTurkey Day Rug
Pumpkin PiePumpkin PieTurkey Day WallTurkey Day Wall
GratinGratinTurkey Day FloorTurkey Day Floor

Add A Secret Ingredient & Get More Furniture

Turkey Day

After you've had a dish cooked once, you'll be able to give "secret" ingredients to Franklin. Once you do so, you'll be able to get special furniture depending on the recipe. The furniture you get here will be random.

Get A Recipe Set For Handing In 4 Secret Ingredients


When you give all 4 secret ingredients to Franklin, you'll get a special Turkey Day recipe set! All of these recipes will be automatically registered.

※ Some of the above names are direct translations and may be slightly off from their official names!!!

Check Out All Turkey Day Items Here

Sold At The Shop The Next Day

From November 27th to 30th, you'll be able to buy Turkey Day furniture at Nook's Cranny. If you check the shelf, you'll also be able to buy recipes there too! Don't forget to get these before the event is over!

Turkey Day DIY 19800 Bells

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I am connected to the internet and my Nintendo account and still can’t get the update 1.6.0a. I have not been able to participate in the Thanksgiving day celebration. I’ve talked to friends and they have the same problem. HELP!!!!!

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In South, is not Squid or Sea Urchin; but BOTH.

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