Acnh Turkey Day Photopia FranklinSource: iMore

One of the best things about Animal Crossing: New Horizons is that the game continues to roll out fun new seasonal events and activities throughout the year. In November, we get to celebrate Turkey Day with our villagers and meet a new character named Franklin.

Note: In order to participate in the Turkey Day festivities, you must have Resident Services upgraded in your game.

What is Turkey Day?

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Within the Animal Crossing universe, Turkey Day is akin to Thanksgiving and celebrates the harvest season within your region. Players in the US will celebrate this event on November 26, 2020. Turkey Day is part of the Winter update which released on November 19, 2020.

In past Animal Crossing games, Franklin was a central part of the Harvest Festival, but in New Horizons, he's at the center of Turkey Day. He's possibly named after Benjamin Franklin. You see, there's a myth surrounding the American Founding Father that he wanted the turkey to be America's national bird instead of the eagle.

What time does Turkey Day start?

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Franklin will be on your island from 9am until Midnight on November 26, 2020. We've got some tips to help you prepare for this feathered friend's arrival.

What to do on Turkey Day Franklin the turkey chef

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This bird sets up in the village near Resident Service during Turkey Day and will then inform you that he is missing key ingredients for four different dishes. If the player helps him acquire all of the ingredients he needs, he'll reward them with Animal Crossing goodies. If you also bring him secret ingredients for all four dishes, you'll earn the Turkey Day DIY recipes. You can bring the secret ingredients to Franlkin after he's already prepared the base dish.

How to get Turkey Day ingredients

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If you don't have certain ingredients on hand like pumpkins which take a few days to grow, you can get some from your villagers. Some villagers will be cooking away in their homes and will ask you to get them specific fish. If you fetch the requested seafood, they will not only give you a random ingredient, but they will also drop a clue for what Franklin's secret ingredient is. Continue to fetch fish for your villagers to acquire more recipe items and get more clues. Here are the kinds of fish your villagers might ask for:

  • Black Bass
  • Carp
  • Crucian Carp
  • Horse Mackerel
  • Sea Bass
  • Seaweed
  • Turban Shell
  • Dab
  • Oyster
  • Yellow Perch

Not sure where to go fishing? Find out everything you need to know about these aquatic creatures with our Animal Crossing fish guide.

All Turkey Day dishes and ingredients

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Spoiler Warning: There are four dishes that Franklin needs help cooking on Turkey Day. Two of the recipes have different ingredients depending on whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. If you don't mind taking a peak, you can start gathering the ingredients and secret ingredients you need for Turkey Day right away.

Click the link below to see the dishes and ingredients.

Image Name Ingredient Secret Ingredient
Acnh Turkey Ingredients Dishes Clam Chowder Clam Chowder 3 Manila Clams Scallop
Acnh Turkey Ingredients Dishes Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Pie 1 Orange Pumpkin, Either 1 Green, Yellow, or White Pumpkin Two Pumpkin colors you haven't already used
Acnh Turkey Ingredients Dishes Gratin Gratin Northern Hemisphere
1 Mussell and either 1 Round Mushroom, Flat Mushroom, Skinny Mushroom, or Oyster
Southern Hemisphere
1 Squid, 1 Sea Urchin
Dungeness Crab
Acnh Turkey Ingredients Dishes Fish Meuniere Fish Meunière Northern Hemisphere
1 Sea Bass and either 1 Dab, Oliver Flounder, or Red Snapper
Southern Hemisphere
1 Sea Bass and either 1 Oliver Flounder or Red Snapper
Barred Knifejaw

All Turkey Day DIY recipes Turkey Day rewards

There are 12 items that players can collect on Turkey Day as a reward for helping Franklin out. In order to get the DIY recipes you must give Franklin the secret ingredients for all four recipes!

Image Name Materials / How to acquire
Acnh Turkey Day Casserole Turkey Day Casserole 8 Iron Nugget, 1 Clay
Animal Crossing Turkey Day Chair Turkey Day Chair 5 Wood, 2 Hardwood, 2 Softwood
Animal Crossing Turkey Day Table Turkey Day Table 10 Hardwood, 5 Softwood
Animal Crossing Turkey Day Table Setting Turkey Day Table Setting 4 Clay, 2 Iron Nugget
Animal Crossing Turkey Day Garden Stand Turkey Day Garden Stand 8 Stone, 3 Clay
Animal Crossing Turkey Day Decorations Turkey Day Decorations 2 Softwood, 2 Clay, 5 Weed Clumps
Animal Crossing Turkey Day Hearth Turkey Day Heath 1 Campfire, 10 Clay, 30 Stone
Animal Crossing Turkey Day Wheat Decor Turkey Day Wheat Decor 10 Weed Clumps
Animal Crossing Turkey Day Florring Turkey Day Flooring Given by Franklin for completing first recipe
Animal Crossing Turkey Day Wall Turkey Day Wall Given by Franklin for completing second recipe
Animal Crossing Turkey Day Rug Turkey Day Rug Given by Franklin for completing third recipe
Animal Crossing Turkey Day Cornucopia Cornucopia Give four perfect ingredients to Franklin

The Turkey Day Rug, Wall, Flooring and Cornucopia are unlocked in that order after cooking each of the four recipes. Whenever you add a secret ingredient to a dish, you unlock one of the Turkey Day DIY recipes at random.

What if I miss Turkey Day?

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If you weren't able to play Animal Crossing on November 26, you can still acquire all of the Turkey Day DIY recipes the next day. Simply head to Nook's Cranny and purchase the recipe cards from the cabinet. The entire Turkey Day DIY recipe collection will cost you 19,800 Bells.

Additionally, Turkey Day DIY furniture items can be purchased from the seasonal slot display at Nook's Cranny from November 27th - 31st.

Franklin's amiibo card

Acnh Franklin AmiiboSource: iMore

Franklin's Animal Crossing amiibo card can be purchased on Amazon. If you scan it while visiting Harvey's Island you'll be able to take pictures of this fowl in Photopia.

Animal Crossing Turkey Day with Franklin

There are plenty more exciting things coming our way within Animal Crossing in the months ahead. Hopefully, you have a good time running errands for Franklin and look forward to the next holiday events just around the corner.

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