How to Win the Beach Day Festival in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
How to Win the Beach Day Festival in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

A well-trained dog with high affection will help you win the Beach Day Festival easily. You can join the festival every 1st day of summer. Participants compete on who’s dog can catch a frisbee the farthest.

It’s important that you win the contest, since the reward for placing first is a Power Berry.

Your Dog

The dog with maximum affection | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The dog with maximum affection

Your dog needs to be an adult to join the festival every summer. At the start of the game, your dog is just a puppy, but he’ll grow into an adult on the first day of fall.

Since he’s just a puppy in your first year, you’ll be able to join the Beach Day Festival in your second year. You must also raise your dog’s affection as high as possible since this will affect his training.

You can check your dog’s affection level on the “Earnings” tab from the Start menu.

Training Your Dog

Training at Mineral Beach with the frisbee | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Training at Mineral Beach with the frisbee

Once your dog grows into an adult, you can start training with him at Mineral Beach. You need to buy the frisbee from Won for 5000G to train your dog. The beach is open from 6AM to 5PM during sunny days in all seasons except winter.

Location of the sign at the beach | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Location of the sign at the beach

Bring your dog every day to Mineral Beach and examine the sign beside the blue bench. This will start the frisbee mini-game.

Important Note: Don’t forget to bring the frisbee with you whenever you want to train your dog.

The frisbee practice screen | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The frisbee practice screen

Your goal is to stop the moving cursor inside the green area of the bar on the left side of the screen. The green area shows how far your dog can catch the frisbee, while the red area shows where he can’t catch it.

The dog catching the frisbee | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The dog catching the frisbee

The green area starts small, but you can play the mini-game repeatedly to increase it. However, if you play too much, your dog will get bored and won’t play anymore. Your dog’s affection affects how much you can train every day before he gets bored.

For better results at the Beach Day Festival, train your dog every day until he can catch the frisbee at 80 meters or more. You’ll have plenty of time training him during fall and spring, so it’s quite possible to win the festival on your first attempt.

Beach Day Festival

Competing in the frisbee contest on Beach Day | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Competing in the frisbee contest on Beach Day

Zack will visit you on the 30th of spring and ask you if you wish to join the Beach Day Festival. He will take your dog if you decide to join. You can then go to Mineral Beach on the next day to start the festival.

There will be two attempts to catch the frisbee at the festival. If you’ve trained your dog well enough, you will win the contest! If you didn’t win, just train your dog some more and try again next year.

A Power Berry is rewarded for winning the festival | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
A Power Berry is rewarded for winning the festival

If you win the contest, Zack will give you a Power Berry as a reward. The Power Berry will increase your maximum stamina.

Tips to Increase Your Dog’s Affection

Playing with the dog will raise its affection | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Playing with the dog will raise its affection
  • Whistle for him every day: Press the L button to whistle for your dog. Pick him up and put him down again. Do this daily to raise his affection.
  • Play with your dog: Buy the ball from Won for 100G. Throw the ball near your dog and wait for him to fetch it and return it to you.
  • Don’t leave your dog outside during bad weather: Put your dog inside your house when it rains, or when there’s extreme weather (storm or blizzard). His affection will reduce if you leave him outside during bad weather.
  • Don’t hit your dog: Avoid hitting your dog (or any other animal) with your tools. This will severely reduce their affection.