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 RecipesIngredient #1Ingredient #2Off-Recipe IngredientRewardReward with Off-Ingredient
Clam Chowder3 Manila ClamsN/AScallopTurkey Day rugRandom Turkey Day DIY furniture recipe
Pumpkin Pie1 Orange Pumpkin1 Pumpkin (Green, White, or Yellow)Two remaining pumpkin typesTurkey Day wallRandom Turkey Day DIY furniture recipe
Gratin Recipe (Northern Hemisphere)1 Mussel1 Mushroom (Flat, Round, Skinny, or Oyster)Dungeness CrabTurkey Day flooringRandom Turkey Day DIY furniture recipe
Gratin Recipe (Southern Hemisphere)1 Squid1 Sea UrchinDungeness CrabTurkey Day flooringRandom Turkey Day DIY furniture recipe
Fish Meunière (Northern Hemisphere)1 Sea Bass1 Fish (Dab, Olive Flounder, or Red Snapper)Barred KnifejawCornucopiaAll Turkey Day DIY furniture recipes
Fish Meunière (Southern Hemisphere)1 Sea Bass1 Fish (Olive Flounder or Red Snapper)Barred KnifejawCornucopiaAll 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.

 

Turkey Day DIY RecipeFall Harvest VariantSpring Blooming VariantMaterial #1Material #2Material #3
Turkey Day casseroleAnimal Crossing New Horizons Fall Harvest Turkey Day CasseroleAnimal Crossing New Horizons Spring Blooming Turkey Day Casserole5 iron nuggets1 clay
Turkey Day chair Animal Crossing New Horizons Fall Harvest Turkey Day Chair Animal Crossing New Horizons Spring Blooming Turkey Day Chair 5 wood2 hardwood2 softwood
Turkey Day decorationsAnimal Crossing New Horizons Fall Harvest Turkey Day DecorationsAnimal Crossing New Horizons Spring Blooming Turkey Day Decorations2 softwood5 clump of weeds2 clay
Turkey Day garden standAnimal Crossing New Horizons Fall Harvest Turkey Day Garden StandAnimal Crossing New Horizons Spring Blooming Turkey Day Garden Stand8 stone3 clay
Turkey Day hearthAnimal Crossing New Horizons Fall Harvest Turkey Day HearthAnimal Crossing New Horizons Spring Blooming Turkey Day Hearth1 campfire30 stone10 clay
Turkey Day tableAnimal Crossing New Horizons Fall Harvest Turkey Day TableAnimal Crossing New Horizons Spring Blooming Turkey Day Table10 hardwood5 softwood
Turkey Day table settingAnimal Crossing New Horizons Fall Harvest Turkey Day Table SettingAnimal Crossing New Horizons Spring Blooming Turkey Day Table Setting4 clay2 iron nuggets
Turkey Day wheat décor Animal Crossing New Horizons Fall Harvest Turkey Day Wheat Decor Animal Crossing New Horizons Spring Blooming Turkey Day Wheat Decor 10 clump of weeds

 

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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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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