Thanksgiving dinner tops $50 for the first time Nov 27, 2019 The overall cost for the traditional Thanksgiving spread goes up year by year, and according to a new estimate from the Farm Bureau, we’ve finally breached the $50 threshold. This year’s average cost for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings plus dessert comes to $50.11, a 70¢ increase over last ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!