ACNH Thanksgiving Update - Animal Crossing Thanksgiving (Harvest) Event Release Date, Items, and New Contents
11/2/2020 11:17:25 AM

After Halloween, we ushered in November. In the revealed Animal Crossing New Horizons fall update, there is a little tease of what they had planned for the new content in the remaining days of 2020. Now, we are going to focus on the important part of the ACNH November update - Thanksgiving (Harvest Festival), which is confirmed with the presence of Franklin, let’s get into the ACNH Thanksgiving (Turkey Day) update to know about the release date, Turkey Day set furniture, ingredients, cooking mechanic and more. 

ACNH Thanksgiving Update

Related Read: ACNH Winter Path & Clothes Design Codes

ACNH Thanksgiving (Turkey Day) Update - When Will Thanksgiving Start?

What we can be sure of is the next update will arrive in late November in Animal Crossing New Horizons, according to the previous schedule of the Animal Crossing series, the Thanksgiving event, which also called The Harvest Festival, usually takes place on the 4th Thursday in November. So, we probably see the ACNH Thanksgiving (Harvest) update on November 26, 2020. 

Update (November 19):

Nintendo has just revealed the latest trailer for ACNH Winter Update, which confirms the Turkey Day will take place on November 26 with the arrival of first-class chef Franklin.

ACNH Turkey Day Update Time: 6 AM on November 26 (Northern and Southern Hemisphere)

On Turkey Day, you need to help Franklin cook the feast by gathering different ingredients, if you have seen the trailer, it shows the pumpkins as one of the ingredients required by Franklin, so from now to November 26, you can stock as many as pumpkins as you can, especially in different colors. 

ACNH Thanksgiving (Turkey Day) Update - Animal Crossing New Horizons Turkey Day Items & Content

Even though there are no more details about the event, we can certainly expect the appearance of Franklin, also, new furniture set and ACNH DIY recipes with the Harvest update, as well as the new costumes would be added to New Horizons. 

How to get Turkey Day furniture in Animal Crossing? Franklin is a special character for Harvest Festival, when you meet him during the event, he will ask you that he requires some ingredients for his dishes, players who give him the needed ingredients will get a Turkey Day series item or DIY recipe from Franklin as the reward. 

How do you get the Turkey Day ingredients? You can find common ingredients easily, but for the secret ingredients, like vinegar, lemon, etc., you can only get them from your villagers that are at home,  give fish to villagers who are in their homes wearing a Chef's Uniform. You can also shake trees to collect fruit, or dive and fish to collect seafood. Anyway, provide the ACNH items they want. 

Update (November 20)

ACNH Turkey Day Items and DIY Recipes

There is a total of 8 different Turkey Day set items that can be crafted with the DIY recipes in Animal Crossing New Horizons, and more items are added for the Turkey Day decoration.

Turkey Day Casserole: 5 Iron Nugget, 1 Clay

Turkey Day Chair: 5 Wood, 2 Hardwood, 2 Softwood

Turkey Day Decorations: 2 Softwood, 5 Clump Of Weeds, 2 Clay

Turkey Day Garden Stand: 8 Stone, 3 Clay

Turkey Day Hearth: 1 Campfire, 30 Stone, 10 Clay

Turkey Day Table: 10 Hardwood, 5 Softwood

Turkey Day Table Setting: 4 Clay, 2 Iron Nugget

Turkey Day Wheat Decor: 10 Clump Of Weeds

More Turkey Day Items Can't Be Crafted:

Turkey Day Flooring

Turkey Day Rug

Turkey Day Wall


Confirmed ACNH Turkey Day Ingredients (Updated on November 25):

Players can help Franklin fetch ingredients for his dishes, including a Clam Chowder, Pumpkin Pie, Gratin, and Fish Meunière. For these four courses, players have to gather some ordinary ingredients and one secret ingredient. Here is the list of ACNH Turkey Day dishes and required ingredients, as well as rewards. 

Clam Chowder Recipe:

- Northern/Southern: 3 Manila Clams

- Secret ingredient: 1 Scallop

Reward: Turkey Day Rug

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

- Northern/Southern: 1 Orange Pumpkin, 1 Random (Green, White, or Yellow Pumpkin)

- Secret Ingredients: 2 Pumpkins not originally requested

Reward: Turkey Day Wall

Gratin Recipe:

- Northern Hemisphere: 1 Mussel, 1 Random (Skinny Mushroom, Oyster, Flat Mushroom or Round Mushroom)

- Southern Hemisphere: 1 Squid Squid, 1 Sea Urchin

- Secret Ingredient: Dungeness Crab

Reward: Turkey Day Flooring

Fish Meunière Recipe:

- Northern Hemisphere: 1 Sea Bass, 1 Random (Red Snapper, Olive Flounder, or Dab)

- Southern Hemisphere: 1 Sea Bass, 1 Random (Red Snapper or Olive Flounder)

- Secret Ingredient: Barred Knifejaw

Reward: Cornucopia