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?
|Event Date||November 26|
|Time||9AM - 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
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
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
|1||Talk to Franklin at the plaza|
|2||Check which ingredients you'll need to gather|
|3||Gather ingredients and bring them to Franklin|
|4||Get a reward from Franklin|
|5||Cook 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|
|6||You can get additional rewards if you give secret ingredients to Franklin|
|7||You'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
|Ingredients||Manila Clam x3|
|Secret Ingredient||Scallop x1|
|Reward||Turkey Day Rug|
|Ingredients||Orange Pumpkin x1|
Non-Orange Pumpkin x1
|Secret Ingredient||2 Pumpkins of a different color (not any one of the ones you used in the main dish)|
|Reward||Turkey Day Wall|
Flat Mushroom or Round Mushroom or Skinny Mushroom or Oyster x1
Squid or Sea Urchin
|Secret Ingredient||Dungeness Crab x1|
|Reward||Turkey Day Floor|
Sea bass x1
Dab or Olive flounder or Red Snapper x1
Sea bass x1
Olive flounder or Red Snapper x1
|Secret Ingredient||Barred Knifejaw x1|
Look 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
|Clam Chowder||Scallop x1|
|Pumpkin Pie||1 Pumpkin of a different color than the ones you used as main ingredients|
|Gratin||Dungeness Crab x1|
|Fish Meuniere||Barred Knifejaw x1|
How To Get All Ingredients Fast
List Of Ingredients & How To Get
|Name||How To Get|
|Manila Clam||Look for a black dot on the beach and dig it up|
|Pumpkin||Grow Pumpkin Starts|
|Mushrooms||Grow on the island|
|Fish in the river or ocean|
Exchange Items With Villagers
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 Villagers||Sea 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 Chowder||Turkey Day Rug|
|Pumpkin Pie||Turkey Day Wall|
|Gratin||Turkey Day Floor|
Add A Secret Ingredient & Get More Furniture
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.
|Turkey Day Recipe Set|
|Turkey Day Chair||Turkey Day Table||Turkey Day Base Stand|
|Turkey Day Fireplace||Turkey Day Casserole||Turkey Day Tableware|
|Turkey Day Decoration||Turkey Day Wheat Ornament||-|
※ 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|
Winter Update Related Guides
|Winter Update Summary||Toy Day Guides|
|Toy Day Guide||Jingle Guide|
|Toy Day Items||Toys & Color Variations|
|Christmas Custom Designs||Christmas Island Design Ideas|
|Turkey Day Guides|
|Turkey Day Guide||How To Meet Franklin|
|Recipes & All Secret Ingredients||Turkey Day Items & Recipes|
|Other Update Related Guides|
|Save Data Transfer||Hip Reaction Collection|