On Fall 11 of year 1 or later, Ginjiro will visit your house in the morning to tell you about the upcoming Festival. If you agree to help him with the preparations you'll be given a list of six villagers who you need to collect donations from. You will have until the evening of the 14th to convince the six people to donate. If you're worried about shaking down kids for their lunch money, not to worry; Ginjiro explains it is tradition for kids to participate. If you forget who you are suppose to talk to, speak with Ginjiro again.
Talk to each of the six villagers to convince them to donate. You'll be prompted to select one of four convincing responses: beg, persuade, pout, or harass. Some villagers are more responsive to certain statements, with Yuzuki responding to two of them:
- Beg like a pauper = Hinata, Omiyo, Moriya, Tatsumi, and Yuzuki
- Try to convince = Kasumi, Shizu, Umekichi, and Yuzuki
- Look annoyed = Itetsu, Sumomo, and Yaichi
- Pout = Komari
The festival will still take place if you don't collect any donations, but the number of people you convince will influence the Friendship Points (FP) you'll receive after the festival. You can select any of the four convincing responses to receive donations though; you don't have to specifically select the "correct" choice.
On Fall 15, talk to Ginjiro at the Crossroads from 10:00 until 13:00 to join the festival. Everyone in Tsuyukusa will gather together to eat rice gruel in celebration of their town deity, Inari.
After feasting on porridge you can select a villager to dance with. It can be anyone in the village, young or old, regardless of gender. You will earn +2000 FP with your dance partner. The dance and music is the same every year the festival takes place, which is the opening theme song for Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life.
As you leave the festival, Inari will pop up and thank you for participating. If you did not collect any donations, you'll receive +2000 FP with the Tsuyukusa villagers and +1 Attention Points (AP) with the Tsuyukusa marriage candidates. If you collected donations from two villagers or fewer, you'll earn +2500 FP and +1 AP. If you happen to collect donations from three or more villagers, you'll earn +4000 FP and +1 AP. Inari will also give you a rice dish to take back to your farm.