The harvest festival is a chance for you to show off your crops and win rare prizes.
Harvest Festival Overview
You can enter any of your crops in the harvest festival for a chance to win prizes. Your crops are judged on quality, and at higher ranks they are judged on traits like color, sweetness/aroma, juiciness, and size.
By participating in the harvest festival, your friendship with everyone in the village will increase, even if you do not win. Be sure to always participate in the harvest festival, even if you might not win. Friendship increases by 1500 if you win, and 500 if you do not win.
Harvest Festival Schedule
The harvest festival is on the 30th of every season.
How to Enter
To enter the festival, go to the crossroads and talk to the MC between 10:00 and 13:00 to enter.
There are four contest ranks that you can enter. More ranks open up if you win. The ranks are rookie, veteran, expert, and legend.
At beginner level, your crops are judged on overall quality. At higher contest ranks, your crops will always be judged on color, and will additionally be judged on one or more of the other traits (sweetness/aroma, juiciness, and size), depending on the contest rank. You can check the calendar to see the traits that will be judged for each level. If your calendar doesn't list the criteria, wait for the MC to visit you, then ask her about all of the upcoming festivals.
You can get a bonus if you submit a crop that can be planted in the current season (see the list of crops for details), and can get a bonus if you submit a golden or a giant crop. See the growing-crops page for more information on raising your crops' qualities.
You will get a bonus of 8 points if you submit a crop that is in season. You will get a bonus of 15 points if you submit a giant crop. You will get a bonus of 25 points if you submit a golden crop.
- Rookie: Your crop is judged only on quality. Your competitors will get between 30 and 60 points
- Veteran: Your crop is judged on color, and on one of the following chosen at random: sweetness/aroma, juiciness, size. Your competitors will get between 61 and 120 points
- Expert: Your crop is judged on color, and on two of the following chosen at random: sweetness/aroma, juiciness, size. Your competitors will get between 121 and 210 points
- Legend: Your crop is judged on color, flavor, moisture, and size. Your competitors will get between 211 and 299 points.