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World of Warcraft Pilgrim’s Bounty (Thanksgiving) Guide

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The WoW Pilgrim’s Bounty event takes place every year close to American Thanksgiving time; it runs from November 20th to November 26th this year (2011.) If you prepare, It should only take a few days to get all the Pilgrim’s Bounty Achievements. In order to complete all of  the Achievements you will need to get a Pilgrim’s Hat, a pilgrim chest piece, and 8 of the Turkey Shooters.   You don’t need to get these right away, but you will need them to finish everything. To get these 10 items you must complete at least 10 daily quests (one per quest.)

Here are the items you can get from daily quests:

So, you’ll need 8 Turkey Shooters, a Pilgrim’s Hat, and any one of the chest pieces (Attire, Dress, or Robe.) The Boots are optional.


You will also need to visit many of the Bountiful Tables located around Azeroth. Here are their locations:

Horde Locations

  • Major cities: Orgrimmar, Silvermoon City, Thunder Bluff, Undercity
  • Minor towns: Bloodhoof Village, Brill, Falconwing Square, Hammerfall, Razor Hill, Revantusk Village, Sepulcher, Shadowprey Village, Stonard, Tarren Mill, Tranquillien

Alliance Locations

  • Major cities: Darnassus, Exodar, Ironforge, Stormwind City
  • Minor towns: Azure Watch, Chillwind Camp, Dolanaar, Goldshire, Kharanos, Southshore, Wildhammer Keep

Neutral Locations

  • Minor towns: Light’s Hope Chapel, Ruins of Thaurissan


Quest and cooking recipe ingredient locations:

Alliance Locations:


Ingredients: Ripe Elwynn Pumpkin, Wild Turkey
Daily Quests: Cranberry Chutney, Candied Sweet Potato
Regular Quests: Spice Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Chutney


Ingredient: Tangy Wetland Cranberries
Daily Quests: Slow-Roasted Turkey, Spice Bread Stuffing
Regular Quests: Pumpkin Pie


Ingredient: Teldrassil Sweet Potato
Daily Quest: Pumpkin Pie
Regular Quests: Spice Bread Stuffing, Slow-Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Chutney

Horde Locations:


City Ingredient: Trisfal Pumpkins, Wild Turkey outside
Daily Quest: Cranberry Chutney, Candied Sweet Potato
Regular Quests: Stuffing, Stuffing/Cranberry Chutney, and Turkey (5 of each).


City Ingredient: Tangy Southfury Cranberries
Daily Quests: Slow-Roasted Turkey, Spice Bread Stuffing
Regular Quest: Candied Sweet Potato

Thunder Bluff

City Ingredient: Mulgore Sweet Potato
Daily Quests: Pumpkin Pie
Regular Quest: Cranberry Chutney


Finally, here are all the achievements you will need to get and how to get them:

 Sharing is Caring

Pass one of each dish while at a Bountiful Table. You can do this at most major cities by just sitting down and passing the food.


While sitting at a Bountiful table pass the food around to other players. Eventually, you’ll randomly miss and hit someone in the head with the food.

Pilgrim’s Paunch

Acquire the “Spirit of Sharing!” buff at a Bountiful Table in each of your faction’s main cities. All you need to do is sit down and eat until you are full of each food available.

Pilgrim’s Peril

Visit each of the opposite faction’s major cities and sit down at their Bountiful Tables while wearing the Pilgrim’s Hat and one of the Pilgrim chest pieces (Dress, Robe, or Attire.)  The tables are located outside of the cities, so you just have to get to them and have a seat. This might be difficult for lower level players.

Now We’re Cooking!

You will need to buy a Bountiful Cookbook from any Pilgrim’s Bounty Vendor for 1 silver in order to complete this part. You will then need to cook each of the Pilgrim’s Bounty recipes.  Using only the five recipes contained in this cookbook during Pilgrim’s Bounty you can level from 1 to 430 cooking skill. Here’s a pic of a level 3 alt with 429 skill. The Slow-Roasted Turkey recipe will go grey around 360 or so.  Keep cooking! You will get skill-ups even though the recipe is grey. Actually, you get +2 skill for each turkey until 400+, 1 per turkey till 410 or so, then it starts slowing down. It’s really slow after 425.

There is no level requirement for cooking. This 429 skill is on a level 3 Warlock. Look at the HP.

429 Cooking skill

Pilgrim’s Progress

Complete each of five Pilgrim’s Bounty daily quests, which require locating or buying the ingredients for the five Pilgrim’s Bounty dishes and making them. The ingredients required for a couple of the quests vary slightly between Horde and Alliance, but the quests are essentially the same. One of the quests – “Can’t Get Enough Turkey” – requires wild turkeys, so you can combine this with The Turkinator achievement (see below.)

The Turkinator

To get this one you will need to kill 40 Wild Turkeys with less than 30 seconds between each kill. You will know you’ve completed this when you get “Turkey Triumph.” You can find these Wild Turkeys in Elwynn Forest and Tirisfal Glades. This one can be difficult to get if many people on your server are also in the area attempting to complete this quest. It may help to make a macro to target the turkeys and place a raid icon over them, making them easier to find.

Try this macro:

/target Wild Turkey
/script SetRaidTarget(“target”, 2);

Or if you are a Hunter you can also use:

/target Wild Turkey
/cast Hunter’s Mark

Turkey Lurkey

For this you’ll need 8 turkey blasters from the daily quests which you will use to blast 8 Rogues, one Rogue from each race.

Terrokar Turkey Time

For a level 85 this should be no problem at all. If you are below 80 though, you might need help. You have to be at least level 55 to enter this dungeon. You will need to go to Sethekk Halls in Auchindoun located in Terokkar Forrest and kill Talon King Ikiss in Terokkar while wearing the Pilgrim’s outfit (Hat and Chest piece.)


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