On this day you can give gifts of fruit to the Lulukoko villagers to increase your Friendship Points (FP) with them. Giving fruit to the Westown or Tsuyukusa villagers will not trigger any special conversation about the Fruit Fiesta, as this is a Lulukoko-specific event. Participation is optional; you just walk up to a villager and give a fruit. Likewise, just talking to a villager may reward you with fruit without any gifting on your part.
You do not need to give specific fruit to villagers to trigger the friendship bonus. Any fruit you can give will earn the friendship benefits available on this day:
- Tree fruit, Melon, Pineapple, Strawberry, or Watermelon = +1000 FP
- Fruit you have picked up off the ground = +500 FP
Giving a fruit to marriage candidates will also earn you +3 Affection Points (AP) as well as the friendship bonus.
Starting on Fall 24, the Polepole vendor booth on the beach will have special rattan Fruit Fiesta wrapping boxes. If you take the time to wrap your fruit gifts, you will earn an additional +200 FP when you give the fruit basket.
You will receive a fruit in exchange for your fruity gift. It might be a crop or tree fruit or it might be a wild fruit. You might be lucky and receive a fruit that you haven't unlocked yet. If that happens, place the fruit in the Seed Maker Farm Circle to convert it to a bag of seeds (or a seedling in the case of tree fruit) that you can grow on your farm.