Turkey Day

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Franklin NH Character Icon.png Turkey Day  
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Turkey Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Occurrence
Fourth Thursday in November
This year: November 26, 2020
Next year: November 25, 2021
Time 9 AM – 12 AM[nb 2]
3 PM – 9 PM[nb 3]
Host Franklin[nb 4]
Tortimer[nb 1]
Visitors Franklin[nb 1]
Main appearances
Not to be confused with the Harvest Moon Festival.

Turkey Day, known as the Harvest Festival prior to New Horizons, is an event in the Animal Crossing series that occurs on the fourth Thursday in November (2020 date: November 26), coinciding with Thanksgiving in the United States. During the event, a banquet is set up with food, and Franklin the turkey makes an appearance, allowing the player to acquire unique items themed around the event.

In Animal Crossing and City Folk, the Harvest Festival involves the player bringing silverware to Franklin, who hides around town, afraid of being eaten by Tortimer and the villagers. In New Leaf and New Horizons, Franklin is instead the head chef of the event, tasking the player with bringing him ingredients to create various dishes with.

Appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

The Harvest Festival in Animal Crossing.
Franklin meeting the player during the Harvest Festival in Animal Crossing.

While not present in Doubutsu no Mori or the original Japanese release, the Harvest Festival appears in international versions of Animal Crossing and in Doubutsu no Mori e+. During the Harvest Festival, from 3 PM to 9 PM, Tortimer and several villagers appear near the Wishing Well alongside three tables of food. If spoken to, Tortimer gives the player a Cornucopia. He then says he is thinking of having "that new fellow," Franklin, over for dinner.

Franklin can be found in a random acre hiding behind a tree or building, and his general location is hinted at by villagers if spoken to. Franklin is initially scared by the player, thinking they are there to eat him. He explains that Tortimer sent him an invitation to be the "main guest," with guest being written over the word dish, among other things that imply he is meant as the main course for the Harvest Festival. Franklin then tasks the player with collecting the Knife and Fork from the main table at the banquet so he cannot be eaten. If the player brings it to Franklin, he rewards them with an item from the Harvest Series. More Knife and Fork sets can be brought to Franklin, who appears in a different hiding place each time, and he will give the player another item from the Harvest Series.

In City Folk[edit]

The Harvest Festival in City Folk.

During the Harvest Festival in Animal Crossing: City Folk, two tables are set up outside Town Hall and Tortimer appears, giving the player a Knife and Fork if spoken to. The Knife and Fork can be given to villagers, who will, in turn, tell the player they have seen Franklin hiding around town, and they tell them his general location or what type of object he is hiding behind. If the player returns to Tortimer, he gives them another Knife and Fork, telling them to give it to a specific villager; however, it can be given to any villager who has not already been given one, and they will give another hint toward Franklin's location.

Like in Animal Crossing, once the player finds Franklin, he will tell them he is afraid of being eaten, and he will ask them to bring him a Knife and Fork. If the player brings it to him, he gives them an item from the Harvest Series. This can be repeated, and each time the player gives him a Knife and Fork, he changes hiding spots.

In New Leaf[edit]

Franklin telling the player about the Harvest Festival in New Leaf.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Franklin appears in the event plaza as a chef, and he asks the player to bring him ingredients for his dishes. He makes a total of four dishes: one salad, soup, main course, and dessert, with each having three main ingredients and one secret ingredient. A total of five dishes exist for each type, making for a total of twenty possible dishes. The ingredients Franklin asks for include fruit, mushrooms, fish, sea creatures, Beehives, or five unique items: Flour, Vinegar, Milk, Butter, or Sugar. The ingredients can be obtained from indoors villagers, who will ask for a fish in exchange for the ingredient, followed by a hint for the secret ingredient of one of the dishes.

If the player completes one of Franklin's dishes, he rewards them with an item from the Harvest Series, as well as the option to add a secret ingredient. The first time this is done, he gives the player a Fruit Basket, and if secret ingredients are given for all four dishes, he gives the player a Cornucopia.

Dishes[edit]

All of Franklin's dishes in New Leaf.

Below is a list of all dishes Franklin can make in New Leaf, alongside their recipes and secret ingredient.

Name Image Type Ingredients Secret Ingredient
Fish Salad Salad NL Model.png Salad Red Snapper
Horse Mackerel
Vinegar
Lemon
Fruit Salad Salad NL Model.png Salad Apple
Orange
Vinegar
Lemon
Mixed Salad Salad NL Model.png Salad Horse Mackerel
Skinny Mushroom
Apple
Vinegar
Mushroom Salad Salad NL Model.png Salad Round Mushroom
Flat Mushroom
Vinegar
Apple
Oyster Salad Salad NL Model.png Salad Round Mushroom
Flat Mushroom
Vinegar
Apple
Fruit Soup Soup NL Model.png Soup Cherry
Peach
Milk
Lemon
Mushroom Bisque Soup NL Model.png Soup Round Mushroom
Flay Mushroom
Milk
Butter
Shellfish Chowder Soup NL Model.png Soup Scallop
Clam
Milk
Butter
Bouillabaisse Soup NL Model.png Soup Red Snapper
Olive Flounder
Sea Bass
Lemon
Tom Yum Kung Soup NL Model.png Soup Lobster
Skinny Mushroom
Vinegar
Coconut
Seared Barred Knifejaw Main Course NL Model.png Main course Barred Knifejaw
Round Mushroom
Butter
Lemon
Pan-Fried Dab Main Course NL Model.png Main course Dab
Skinny Mushroom
Flour
Vinegar
Pan-Fried Olive Flounder Main Course NL Model.png Main course Olive Flounder
Flat Mushroom
Flour
Vinegar
Pan-Fried Red Snapper Main Course NL Model.png Main course Red Snapper
Skinny Mushroom
Flour
Lemon
Sautéed Sea Bass Main Course NL Model.png Main course Sea Bass
Round Mushroom
Butter
Lemon
Apple Pie Dessert NL Model.png Dessert Apple
Flour
Lemon
Beehive
Banana Tart Dessert NL Model.png Dessert Banana
Sugar
Lemon
Beehive
Cherry Pie Dessert NL Model.png Dessert Cherry
Flour
Lemon
Beehive
Coconut Tart Dessert NL Model.png Dessert Coconut
Sugar
Lemon
Beehive
Mixed-Fruit Pie Dessert NL Model.png Dessert Orange
Pear
Butter
Lemon

In New Horizons[edit]

Turkey Day in New Horizons.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Harvest Festival, now known as Turkey Day, was added in the 1.6.0 Free Winter Update.[1] Isabelle refers to the event as a day to celebrate either the fall harvest (Northern Hemisphere) or the blooming of spring (Southern Hemisphere). On Turkey Day, a feast is set up in the Event Plaza from 9 AM to 12 AM, and Franklin appears as the head chef, tasking the player with gathering ingredients for him to create the event's dishes with. If the player helps him, he will reward them with unique items.

Franklin has a total of four dishes, with each having different ingredients and rewarding the player with a Turkey Day-themed item if completed. The first dish's reward is the Turkey Day Rug, the second's is the Turkey Day Wall, the third's is the Turkey Day Flooring, and the final dish's reward is a Cornucopia. Additionally, after the player completes a dish, they have the option of giving Franklin a secret ingredient, which results in a second reward. The first three dishes' secret rewards are a random DIY Turkey Day furniture item, and the final dish's secret reward is the Cozy Turkey Day DIY pack, which contains all Turkey Day DIY recipes.

Ingredients for Franklin's dishes include fish, sea creatures, pumpkins, and Manila Clams, which, in addition to their usual methods of obtainment, can be received from villagers. Villagers who are in their houses are cooking and will ask the player to retrieve their last missing ingredient for them, which is always a fish or sea creature. Once they receive the ingredient, they will give the player a random ingredient for one of Franklin's dishes as well as a hint as to what the current secret ingredient is.

Dishes[edit]

All of Franklin's dishes in New Horizons.

Below is a list of all dishes Franklin can make in New Horizons, alongside their recipes and secret ingredient. Note that some ingredients differ between hemispheres based on the seasonal availability of the items.

Name Ingredients (North) Ingredients (South) Secret Ingredient
Clam Chowder Manila Clam (×3) Manila Clam (×3) Scallop
Pumpkin Pie Orange Pumpkin
Either a Green, White, or Yellow Pumpkin
Orange Pumpkin
Either a Green, White, or Yellow Pumpkin
The two pumpkin colors not previously requested
Gratin Mussel
Either a Flat Mushroom, Round Mushroom, Skinny Mushroom, or Oyster
Squid
Sea Urchin
Dungeness Crab
Fish Meunière Sea Bass
Either a Dab, Olive Flounder, or Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Either an Olive Flounder or Red Snapper
Barred Knifejaw

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Notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 In Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, and City Folk
  2. In New Horizons
  3. In Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, City Folk, and New Leaf
  4. In New Leaf and New Horizons


References[edit]

  1. YouTube (November 17, 2020). "Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Free Winter Update – Nintendo Switch". YouTube. Retrieved November 17, 2020.