Spring Festivals

Spring 1 - Rice Candy Festival

The new years Rice Candy festival

Once you have reached your second year in the game, you can participate in the Rice Candy Festival. The villagers gather together at Meadow Island to pound rice into Rice Candy. After you have taken your turn at pounding, Taro will give you some Rice Candy as a reward.

This is the only time you can get Rice Candy in the game. It is used in the Mochi Mix Natto high level appetizer recipe, as well as in a lot of dessert recipes: Strawberry Candy, Roasted Rice Candy, Soybean Rice Candy, Green Dumpling, and Bamboo Dumpling.

Rice Candy also can be made into Sweet Rice Flour by putting Rice Candy in the Flour Mill. Sweet Rice Flour is a base ingredient for the dessert recipe, Fruit Dumpling. The flour is also the 2nd item in the "Other" shipped items list category.

Attendees: Alisa, Charlie, Chelsea, Chen, Elliot, Eliza, Gannon, Julia, Lanna, Mark, Pierre, Taro, and Will.

Spring 7 and 8 - Harvest Goddess Festival

Dancing for the Harvest Goddess

In order to fully participate in the Goddess Festival, you will need to invite someone to go with you on the 7th of Spring. Walk around to any of the marriage candidates with a green or higher heart color (except for Alisa, Shea, and Witch) and invite them to go to the festival with you.

Depending on who you invite to go with you, they will ask to meet you at a specific location between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm:

  • At the Diner: Elliot, Julia, Natalie, Pierre, and Vaughn
  • At the Cafe: Chelsea, Denny, Lanna, Lily, Mark, Sabrina, and Will

When you are ready, go to the Diner or Cafe to meet up with your date and go to the festival. At Meadow Island, talk with Alisa to start the party. The bachelorettes in attendance will do a little dance to celebrate the Harvest Goddess' birthday.

If you don't have a marriage candidate at a green heart color or higher, you can still attend the festival by visiting Meadow Island between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.

For the bachelor or bachelorette you invite, you will earn 700 fp. There's also +300 fp for every person you talk to during the festival. If you forget about your date (!!!), then you will take a full heart color (10,000) decrease in friendship points!

You can activate the Harvest Goddess festival by unlocking Mark or Chelsea first. This involves raising all of the islands (except for Sunny Island), plus the bridge to Link Island built. You don't have to visit the church in Winter like in Island of Happiness.

Since this is the Goddess' birthday, don't forget to stop by Mystic Islands and toss a gift into her pond!

Attendees: Alisa, Chelsea, Denny, Elliot, Julia, Lanna, Lily, Mark, Natalie, Nathan, Pierre, Sabrina, Vaughn, and Will.

Spring 14 - Spring Harmony Day

On this day of love, you will either give or receive presents. If you are playing as Mark, you will give gifts to the bachelorettes. If you are playing as Chelsea, you will receive gifts from the bachelors.

As Chelsea:

Receiving cookies from the boys

The boys will stop by your farm house during certain times of the day and give you gifts as you leave. If the bachelor has a purple heart color or higher, you will receive Cookies. But if the bachelor has reached a yellow heart color, you will get Chocolate Cookies instead. To receive the gifts, just exit your farm house and walk back in during the right time:

  • 6:00 am to 7:00 am - Elliot
  • 7:00 am to 8:00 am - Vaughn (if Spring 14 is on a Mon or Tue)
  • 8:00 am to 9:00 am - Denny
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am - Pierre
  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Will
  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Shea
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Mark

Shea will only make an appearance if you gave them a gift during the Winter Harmony Festival. Each gift you receive is worth 1000 friendship points towards the man who gave it.

As Mark:

This is the day that you give Cookies or Chocolate Cookies to the bachelorettes. The girls have to be warmed up to accepting gifts, so if you have not talked to them in a long time then they won't accept your Harmony Day offering.

You have to make Cookies using your kitchen. You can get the recipe the second time you give Haila at the Cafe a bag of Wheat Flour. You can buy Wheat Flour at Chen's store for 1080 G each. The recipe requires Butter, Egg, and Wheat Flour. Butter is another kitchen recipe (give Milk to the diner) or you can use the Butter Maker machine. You can not buy Milk, so you need a cow and a chicken for the remaining ingredients.

Each bachelorette you give Cookies to will increase her friendship by 800 points. There's no friendship bonus to giving Chocolate Cookies over normal Cookies.

Spring 19 - Sheep Festival

Sheep Festival

On the 18th of Spring, Mirabelle will stop by your house in the morning and invite you to enter one of your sheep in the festival. If you enter a sheep, it must have all of its wool and can not be pregnant. You can enter a regular Sheep or a Suffolk Sheep; there's no advantage to entering one over the other.

When it is the 19th, go to Meadow Island between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Talk to Mirabelle to start the judging, where your sheep will be compared to three others. If your sheep has 8 or more hearts then it will be declared the winner.

Winning the festival will earn you 1000 Animal Degree points, as well as 700 fp for each person who attends. Plus, you get a Wonderful Stone.

Attendees: Chelsea, Denny, Lanna, Lily, Mark, Sabrina, Shea, Taro, and Will.

Spring 24 - Horse Festival

Sheep Festival

If you own a horse, on the 23rd Mirabelle will stop by your house to pick it up. On the 24th, go to Meadow Island to participate in the Horse Festival.

The goal of the festival is to get the fastest time in the sled pull mini game. If you get a score faster than 16 seconds then you'll be the winner. Second place is between 16 and 18 seconds, and third place is from 18 seconds to 20 seconds.

If you are the champion, you will earn 1000 Animal Degree points, 700 fp with everyone at the festival, and a Wonderful Stone.

Attendees: Alisa, Chelsea, Cliff, Denny, Elliot, Julia, Lanna, Lily, Mark, Mirabelle, and Will.

Spring 29 - Spring Crop Festival

Felicia will stop by your house on the morning of the 28th to remind you of the judging contest coming up the next day. She will also remind you of the specific crop that will need to be entered. The necessary crop is also written on your house calendar, and you just have to tap on the 29th to see what it is.

  • Year 1 - Turnip
  • Year 2 - Potato
  • Year 3 - Cucumber
  • Year 4 - Strawberry
  • Year 5 - Cabbage
  • Cycles back to Year 1 category after Year 5

Sometime between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, head to Meadow Island with the requested crop. Hold it in your hand and then talk to Felicia to enter it into the contest. If the crop you have entered has an A rank or an S rank then you will be the winner.

To win the crop festival, do not pick the crop from your field until the day of the festival! Crops will begin to rot the next day after picking, and no one wants rotten crops in their crop festival. You can leave the crop on the plant for up to 10 days before the festival date and it will increase its rank the longer you leave it on the plant.

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