Ah, Thanksgiving. A holiday where families gather and celebrate what they’re thankful for, Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ take brings out a very special NPC. Franklin the turkey has evolved over the years; once tasked with aiding him in stealing silverware so he wouldn’t be eaten, this turkey has turned over a different feather these past few Animal Crossing games. Chef Franklin is ready to cook some delicious dishes that don’t involve turkey and won’t require you to steal any utensils.
What, where, and when is Turkey Day?
Turkey Day is Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ take on the United States’ Thanksgiving holiday. Taking place in real-time, Turkey Day doesn’t have a set date and will happen in New Horizons on the fourth Thursday of every November. In the case of 2020, Turkey Day will take place on Thursday, November 26th.
Franklin the turkey will only appear if game version 1.6.0 has been installed and the Resident Services’ permanent brick-and-mortar building has been unlocked. You’ll find the plucky chef from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. in-game time. Talk to Franklin and he’ll task you with finding ingredients that he needs for the big Thanksgiving feast!
Franklin’s Recipes and Rewards
There are a total of four recipes that Franklin needs help with. When talking to him, he’ll inform you what ingredients he needs, and then it’s off to gather supplies! After completing a recipe, you’ll be rewarded with Turkey Day furniture and given the option to further enhance a recipe with an “off-recipe ingredient.” Franklin won’t tell you exactly what these secret ingredients are, but talking to your villagers (and completing fish requests for their own cooking adventures) will shed some light on what Franklin needs for that extra “BAM!”
Note: Two of the recipes will differ depending on the location of your island (Northern Hemisphere or Southern Hemisphere).
|Franklin's DIY Recipes||Ingredient #1||Ingredient #2||Off-Recipe Ingredient||Reward||Reward with Off-Ingredient|
|Clam Chowder||3 Manila Clams||N/A||Scallop||Turkey Day rug||Random Turkey Day DIY furniture recipe|
|Pumpkin Pie||1 Orange Pumpkin||1 Pumpkin (Green, White, or Yellow)||Two remaining pumpkin types||Turkey Day wall||Random Turkey Day DIY furniture recipe|
|Gratin Recipe (Northern Hemisphere)||1 Mussel||1 Mushroom (Flat, Round, Skinny, or Oyster)||Dungeness Crab||Turkey Day flooring||Random Turkey Day DIY furniture recipe|
|Gratin Recipe (Southern Hemisphere)||1 Squid||1 Sea Urchin||Dungeness Crab||Turkey Day flooring||Random Turkey Day DIY furniture recipe|
|Fish Meunière (Northern Hemisphere)||1 Sea Bass||1 Fish (Dab, Olive Flounder, or Red Snapper)||Barred Knifejaw||Cornucopia||All Turkey Day DIY furniture recipes|
|Fish Meunière (Southern Hemisphere)||1 Sea Bass||1 Fish (Olive Flounder or Red Snapper)||Barred Knifejaw||Cornucopia||All Turkey Day DIY furniture recipes|
Missing a key ingredient? Visit villagers on your island. You’ll find one inside their home cooking up a storm, but they have a request for you! Find them the missing fish they need (or they’ll ask for one you have on hand), and you’ll receive a random ingredient. A perfect way to acquire any pumpkins and mushrooms you don’t have on hand!
Turkey Day furniture and DIY recipes
Completing Franklin’s fetch quests can lead to obtaining the entire Turkey Day collection in the form of DIYs. You’ll need to complete each recipe with the Off-Recipe Ingredient in order to secure these DIYs. The first three Off-Recipe Ingredient rewards are random Turkey Day DIYs and the fourth and final Off-Recipe Ingredient reward is the entire collection. Once completed, it’s time to grab a workbench and some supplies to make the following items:
Note: Turkey Day items have two variants: Fall harvest and Spring blooming. Fall harvest is the default look for Northern Hemisphere (Spring blooming for Southern Hemisphere), whereas you’ll need some customization kits in order to get the alternate version.
Missed out on Turkey Day? Don’t fret, as Timmy and Tommy Nook will sell some Turkey Day furniture items throughout the rest of November as well as sell the collection of Turkey Day DIY recipes in the form of “Cozy Turkey Day DIY collection” (for 19,800 bells).
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