Summer Festivals

Villagers who celebrate their birthdays in this season are: Ina (05), Grady (07), Dirk (12), Kana (13), Jessica (17), Raul / Diego / Enrique (21), and Laney (23).

Bug Catching Festival

Konohana Town
Summer 3 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Meet Ina at the entrance to the Konohana Town Hall between the festival time to start the contest. The festival participants are Ina, Gombe, Kana, Mako, Nori, Rahi, Reina, and Sheng. You will earn +500 with each participant just by being in the festival.

You will be given 1 hour to catch as many bugs as you can. The type and quality of the bug won't matter; just get them as fast as you can! You will start in the Konohana mid-mountain area and can travel up and down the Konohana-side of the mountain. Since this festival is in summer, you'll find cicadas on tree trunks and grasshoppers along the path.

  • First Place: Catch 8 or more bugs, win Pickled Radish and +1000 FP with each of the participants
  • Second Place: Catch 7 bugs, earn +500 FP with each of the participants
  • Third Place: Catch 6 bugs, earn +500 FP with each of the participants
  • No Place: Catch 5 or fewer bugs, earn +500 FP with each of the participants

Bare-Handed Fishing Contest

Bluebell Town
Summer 6
- 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Go to the Bluebell Town Hall between the festival times to enter the contest. You don't need to use your fishing pole; instead you'll go to Bluebell Low-Mountain and catch as many small fish as you possibly can by using your hands. You'll get +500 FP for participating in the festival with each of the following attendees: Ash, Cam, Cheryl, Georgia, Grady, Howard, Jessica, Laney, and Rutger.

In this contest you need to catch as many little fish as you can within 1 hour. All you have to do is walk around the stream and press A to pick up the fish. You don't have to press B to pocket them (you'll do this automatically) and the fish will repopulate without having to leave the area. Once the hour is up, you'll meet back up at the Mountain Summit to see who won.

  • First Place: Catch 12 or more fish, win Honey Wine and +1000 FP with each of the participants
  • Second Place: Catch between 6 and 11 fish, earn +500 FP with each of the participants
  • Third Place: Catch 5 or less fish, earn +500 FP with each of the participants

Summer Flower Day

Bluebell Town
Summer 10
- All day event

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On this day you'll be giving flowers to the villagers of Bluebell Town. For each villager you give a flower to, you'll earn +1000 FP! It doesn't matter if the person is a marriage candidate or what your character's gender is. You will need to talk to each person once that day before the person will accept your flower.

You can give any type of flower except for the Mint, Chamomile, and Lavender, as they are herbs and not flowers. It also doesn't matter what flower you give, whether it is something basic or you go as far as making flower bouquets; you'll only earn +1000 FP no matter what you give.

Angling Contest

Konohana Town
Summer 15
- 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Meet Ina at the entrace to the Konohana Town Hall. Before you can enter the festival, she will want you to equip a fishing pole. You can use the standard Fishing Rod or your Master Rod, but once you pick your fishing pole you won't be able to change it during the contest. The participants are Hiro, Ina, Gombe, Kana, Mako, Nori, Rahi, and Sheng. You will earn +500 FP for participating.

You will have 2 hours to catch the largest fish you possibly can. In general, you'll do better if you are using the Master Rod instead of the Fishing Rod. When using a normal Fishing Rod, you can catch a lot of small fish but with the Master Rod you can catch larger fish. When you do reel in a fish, you can't see its species; just its size.

To win the festival you need to catch a fish that is 100 cm or larger. If you don't place in the festival, you will see that the "victory" fish is actually quite a bit larger; when you catch something large enough to place, the festival seems to increase its placement requirements!

  • First Place: Catch a fish 100 cm or larger, win Herb Perfume and +1000 FP with each of the participants
  • Second Place: Catch a fish between 70 and 99 cm, win +500 FP with each of the participants
  • Third Place: Catch a fish between 50 and 69 cm, win +500 FP with each of the participants

Star Gazing Festival

Bluebell Town
Summer 18
- 8:00 pm to 12:00 am

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You do not have to ask anyone to attend this festival with you. Simply go to the Bluebell Town Hall between 8:00 pm and midnight and talk to Rutger to start the festival. The villagers of Bluebell will all gather at the mountain summit to watch the stars. You will earn +500 FP with all of the villagers.

If you are married, your spouse will automatically attend the festival with you.

Once the festival is over, you will return to your farmhouse and immediately go to bed.

Summer Crop Festival

Konohana Town
Summer 25
- 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

YearCrop
1, 6, etc.Radish
2, 7, etc.Onion
3, 8, etc.Tomato
4, 9, etc.Corn
5, 10, etc.Watermelon

Each summer season there will be a specific crop required for the festival. You can see the type of crop you need to grow on the calendar inside your house. Bring the crop to the Konohana Town Hall and give it to Ina during the festival times. If you don't grow the necessary crop, you can't participate in the festival. Your crop freshness rating has to be at Fairly Fresh or Super Fresh!.

The participants are Ayame, Gombe, Hiro, Ina, Kana, Mako, Nori, Rahi, Reina, Shen, Ying, and Yun.

The chances of winning are based on the freshness and star rank of your crop. To guarantee max freshness, do not pick the crop from your field until the day of the festival. You can increase your crop's star rank in preparation for the festival by using fertilizer on it. If you want 5-star crops though, you will need to use the Seed Maker machine to turn your upgraded crop back into seed and then fertilize/grow it again until it reaches 5 stars.

  • First Place: win an Agete and +1000 FP with each festival participant
  • Second Place: +500 FP with each of the participants
  • Third Place: +500 FP with each of the participants

Animal Festival

Bluebell Town
Summer 26
- 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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If you are on an odd number year (1, 3, 5, etc.) then this will be a Dog Festival. If you are on an even number year (2, 4, 6, etc.) then this day will be the Cat Festival.

You don't have to take your animal to the Town Hall after noon. Just go there and talk to Rutger in order to select the animal you wish to enter. The festival participants are Ash, Cam, Cheryl, Georgia, Grady, Irene, Jessica, Laney, Rutger, and Rose.

The number of hearts your entered animal has will determine your chances of winning first place. If you enter an animal with 10 hearts, you're guaranteed to be the grand prize winner. At 6 hearts you have an 80% chance of bring the champion, 5 hearts is 50%, 4 hearts is 20%, and it continues down from there. You can not win 1st place if you enter an animal with 0 hearts, but you do have a 20% chance of taking 2nd place.

  • First Place: win Great Herb Mayo (Dog) or Ocean Perfume (Cat), +1000 FP with each festival participant, and +30 FP with the animal
  • Second Place: +500 FP with each of the participants and +20 FP with the animal you entered
  • Third Place: +500 FP with each of the participants and +10 FP with the animal you entered

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