In its annual report, the Arkansas Farm Bureau said the average cost for Thanksgiving dinner for 10 is $61 this year.
Down from last year's cost of $64.
Nearly half of that expense is the turkey, and turkey prices have been dropping.
The Farm Bureau said the drop can be explained by, "a decrease in avian influenza cases" which means more turkeys and more turkeys means cheaper prices.
A 16 pound turkey had an average price of $27 and it is worth noting that the secret shoppers the Farm Bureau sends out across the state don't take advantage of sale prices or discounts.
The shopping list includes:Turkey, cubed stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a veggie tray and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
The surveys have been done annually since 1986.
Read more about the national survey by clicking here.
AAA also released its annual pre-Thanksgiving survey of holiday travelers and they forecast 55.4 million Americans to be on the road next week.
The survey is for those traveling 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving.
The forecast has 49.13 million driving, another 4.69 million flying and 1.55 million using some other form of transportation like a bus or train.
Last year, 54.1 million people traveled, while in 2019, the last holiday before the ongoing pandemic began, 55.99 million people were on the road.
The good news is that gas prices are going down significantly with the Thursday morning cost of a gallon of gas at Sam's Club in west Little Rock and Costco are both at $2.69.
The prices are cheaper elsewhere with the Sam's Club in Jonesboro costing $2.54, but in Fort Smith, it is twenty cents more expensive at $2.74.