All Spring Festivals in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
All Spring Festivals in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

In this guide, we will cover all the festivals that happen during spring in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.

Information About Festivals

Festival dates are marked in the calendar | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Festival dates are marked in the calendar

Festivals are events that happen every season in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. Some festivals are simple events where the townspeople gather around and celebrate, while others are competitions that give you prizes as a result.

All shops will be closed on the day of a festival. When a festival is over, you are automatically sent back home at 6:00 PM. In some events, the entire day will be skipped and you’ll wake up at 6:00 AM the next day.

New Year Festival

Receiving rice cakes at the New Year Festival | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Receiving rice cakes at the New Year Festival

Date: Spring 1

Location: Rose Square

Time: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Go to Rose Square between 6:00 PM and 12:00 AM to celebrate the New Year with the townspeople. Make sure your rucksack is empty and speak to everyone in the square. You’ll receive Rice Cakes from the townspeople as a gift.

Spring Thanksgiving Festival

Giving cookies to Karen during the Spring Thanksgiving Festival | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Giving cookies to Karen during the Spring Thanksgiving Festival

Date: Spring 14

Location: Depends on the girl

Time: Any

You have to give cookies to the girls to show them your affection during this day. Giving cookies to a girl increases their affection towards you. You can only give one cookie per girl during this day.

Note: You need to have the kitchen in order to make cookies.

Spring Horse Race

People gather to watch the spring horse race | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
People gather to watch the spring horse race

Date: Spring 18

Location: Rose Square

Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

You can join the race if you have an adult horse. There will be three races, and you can bet on the horses to receive medals. You can exchange medals for valuable items like a Power Berry or a Jewel of Truth.

Tip: You can bet on yourself to win lots of medals. You can also bring your basket and fill it with broaches, which you can exchange from Mayor Thomas. A basket full of broaches will sell for 60,000G.

You can check the guide on how to win the horse race here: How to Win the Horse Race in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Cooking Festival

The Gourmet judges the contestants at the cooking festival | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The Gourmet judges the contestants at the cooking festival

Date: Spring 22

Location: Rose Square

Time: 10:00 and 12:00 PM

In this cooking contest, the Gourmet will judge everyone’s dish based on how tasty it is. The Gourmet will announce a theme for the contest, and you must bring a dish based on it. To cook a dish, you need to have a kitchen.

Note: You can join the contest in your first year, but you will most likely not win, since you need to have the kitchen to cook.