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Turkey Day

On Turkey Day, Franklin will be in your town plaza. Festivities start at 9AM and continue until midnight.

Get Ingredients for Franklin

Between 9AM and Midnight on Turkey Day, talk to Franklin in your plaza. He will mention a dish that he wants to prepare, along with the local ingredients that he needs for it. If he asks for fish, check the list of bugs, fish, and deep sea creatures for information on how to find it.

Give him the ingredients that he asks for, and one of the four Turkey Day dishes will be complete. Franklin will give you a Turkey Day item.

DishIngredients RequestedSourceReward
Clam Chowder3 Manila ClamsDig up small holes on the beach with a shovelTurkey Day rug
Pumpkin Pie1 Orange Pumpkin
1 non-Orange Pumpkin
Buy pumpkin starters from Leif and plant them, or do ingredient exchanges with villagersTurkey Day wall
Gratin Northern Hemisphere:
1 Mussel
1 Flat Mushroom, OR 1 Round Mushroom, OR 1 Skinny Mushroom, OR 1 Oyster
Mussels and oysters can be found while swimming in the ocean. Mushrooms can be found growing next to trees. Or do ingredient exchanges with villagers.Turkey Day floor
Southern Hemisphere:
1 Squid, OR 1 Sea Urchin
Squids can be fished from the ocean. They have a medium shadow. Sea urchins can be found while swimming in the ocean. Or do ingredient exchanges with villagers.
Fish Meunière Northern Hemisphere:
1 Sea Bass
1 Dab, OR 1 Olive Flounder, OR 1 Red Snapper
These can be fished from the ocean. Sea Bass, Olive Flounder, and Red Snapper have a large shadow. Dab have a medium shadow. Or do ingredient exchanges with villagers.Turkey Day floor
Southern Hemisphere:
1 Squid, OR 1 Sea Urchin
Squids can be fished from the ocean. They have a medium shadow. Sea urchins can be found while swimming in the ocean. Or do ingredient exchanges with villagers.

If You Don't Have the Ingredients

If you aren't able to get the ingredients yourself, talk to the villagers who are in their houses. They will ask you for an ingredient, and if you give it to them, they will give you one of the ingredients that you need. Afterward, if you leave their house and go back in, you can talk to them to start another ingredient exchange with them.

Secret Ingredients

After you help Franklin finish the four main courses, he asks you for ingredients that might improve his dishes. Villagers in their houses will give you clues to these if you exchange ingredients with them.

Each time you give him one of the four secret ingredients, you get a piece of Turkey Day furniture. If you bring all four secret ingredients, you will get a set of Turkey Day DIY recipes that are automatically added to your DIY app. You can also purchase the Turkey Day DIY recipe set from the shop starting the day after Turkey Day. The secret ingredients are:

IngredientSource
ScallopCaught while swimming in the ocean. Or do ingredient exchanges with villagers.
2 pumpkins of colors other than the ones used in the recipeBuy pumpkin starters from Leif and plant them, or do ingredient exchanges with villagers
Dungeness crabCaught while swimming in the ocean. Or do ingredient exchanges with villagers.
Barred knifejawCan be fished from the ocean. Has a medium shadow
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