On Spring 24 of your first year, Megan will visit your house in the morning to tell you about the upcoming Goddess Festival. If you agree to help her 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 26th to convince the six people to donate. If you forget who you are suppose to talk to, speak with Megan 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, while Colin responds to two options:
- Beg like a pauper = Colin, Lisette, and Miranda
- Try to convince = Colin, Ford, and Hector
- Look annoyed = Marco, Noel, Wayne
- Pout = Brad, Carrie, and Frank
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 Spring 27, talk to Megan at the Crossroads from 10:00 until 13:00 to join the festival. Everyone in Westown will gather together to eat pizza in celebration of their town deity, with the current deity position being filled by Dessie.
After feasting on a giant pizza 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 DS.
As you leave the festival, Dessie will pop up and thank you for participating. If you did not collect any donations, you'll receive +2000 FP with the Westown villagers and +1 Attention Points (AP) with the Westown 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. You will also be given some of the leftover pizza.