November 25th – December 2nd (2013)
- For the other world event, similar to the East Asian holiday Mid-Autumn Festival, see Harvest Festival.
Pilgrim's Bounty is a world event occurring in November, around the time of the American holiday Thanksgiving. Among the activities which occur are cooking, eating and sharing food, food fights, and turkey hunting.
Participating in this event and cooking these items is an excellent way of raising your cooking skill to 300 or above quickly and at low cost. The materials are inexpensive and available in practically unlimited quantities. The minimal required level starts at 1, and the recipes stay orange over a long range. Each recipe turns yellow only 10 levels below the requirement of the next recipe.
To level up your cooking from level 1, make 70 of the Spice Bread, followed by 70 of the Spice Bread Stuffing, then 70 of the Pumpkin Pie, and 65 of the other recipes (Sweet Potato, Chutney, and Turkey) in turn, learning each next recipe when it becomes available. While you are at it, the production will be enough for the quest chain and three sets of the dailies.
The Turkey recipe doesn't turn gray until level 355 so it is an easy way to get your cooking all the way to Grand Master level.
|Bounce food off a fellow feaster's head at a Bountiful Table||10|
|Cook up one of every Pilgrim's Bounty dish.||10|
|Acquire The Spirit of Sharing from a complete Bountiful Table feast at every Alliance/Horde capital.||10|
||While wearing either a , Robe, or Attire, take a seat at each enemy capital's Bountiful Table.||10|
|Complete each of the Pilgrim's Bounty dailies.||10|
|Pass one of every dish at a Bountiful Table.||10|
|Defeat Talon King Ikiss while wearing a and either a , Robe, or Attire.||10|
|Hunt enough Wild Turkeys quickly enough to gain Turkey Triumph.||10|
|Blast those dirty, sneaking rogues with your .||10|
Apart from the lead-in quests, there is a quest chain and five daily quests revolving around cooking the holiday-specific recipes.
Commoners in every city will offer you , sending you to the festival grounds outside Stormwind or Undercity. Once there you can accept from the Bountiful Table Hostess or Bountiful Feast Hostess, who can tell you how the tables work. You can also pick up the first quest in the chain and two of the daily quests.
This quest chain involves quantities of 5, and generally sends you from the city that has the ingredients to a different city. Actually making the items requested is often part of the objectives. This means that getting the foodstuffs from other characters isn't good enough. Nor does it help to make the items before you accept the quest.
The daily quests require you to either allocate some bag space between days, or spend extra travel time to pick up the ingredients. The quests are given by an NPC and require you to bring that NPC some food cooked from ingredients that are (except for stuffing) sold in a different city. They involve quantities of 20 (a full stack). By carrying some ingredients in your backpack overnight you can reduce the amount of travel required to complete the daily quests.
One choice is to stockpile the and and start your day in Undercity before you deliver Undercity and Tirisfal Glades food to Orgrimmar and Thunder Bluff, restocking your cranberry and sweet potato hoard for the next day.
The other choice is to stockpile the and and start your day in Thunder Bluff and then travel to Orgrimmar before you deliver sweet potatoes and cranberries to Undercity. Stock up on pumpkin and wild turkey in preparation for the next day.
One choice is to stockpile the and and start your day in Stormwind before you deliver Stormwind and Elwynn Forest food to Ironforge and Darnassus, restocking your cranberry and sweet potato hoard for the next day.
The other choice is to stockpile the and and start your day in Darnassus and then travel to Ironforge before you deliver sweet potatoes and cranberries to Stormwind. Stock up on pumpkin and wild turkey in preparation for the next day.
Daily quest rewards
- Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): The recipes are available for purchase during the world event by <Pilgrim's Bounty Vendor> (as part of the ) in every major city.
- Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Achievements added.
- Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Five undocumented recipes are in the patch code, but are not yet available to players: Candied Yam, Cornbread Stuffing, , , and .