New Year's Day:
Everyone is out and about in the village, and you'll even find Godwin giving you new year wishes in the village plaza. That's about all that occurs on this day. On your first year in the game you'll start out after the 1st of Spring, so you won't be able to see this until the beginning of your second year.
On this day you can gain big boosts in Love Points by giving the marriage candidates Cookies or Choco Cookies. You can buy the Chocolate from Emmett's shop, Spring Rabbit, for 600 G a piece and then you'll have to make Cookies yourself (with or Without the Chocolate).
- Bianca - Plaza
- Felicity - In front of Godwin's house
- Lara - Plaza
- Mei - Beach
- Melody - In front of the mansion
- Mist - Beach, at the end of the dock
- Rosetta - Near the benches by Godwin's house
- Sharron - Kasimir Ruins
- Tabatha - Plaza
- Tori - In front of the Clinic
Nobody says you have to give just one present *wink*
Collect an Egg from a captured Kokehoho and bring it to Godwin in the Plaza. If you win you'll receive 50,000 G. Second place is 30,000 G, and last place is only 5000 G.
If you're crafty, you can buy a Small Egg from Neumann's farm and enter it into the contest. Make sure you do this several days before Spring 23, as for some reason the game makes it rain right before the Egg Contest date. If it's raining then Neumann won't be in his shop.
You'll have better chances at winning if you bring a L. Egg. You can get Empty Bottle if you have Kokoheho at least 3 FP.
In the Plaza you'll find Jasper. He is there to tell you what recipe can be entered into the cooking contest. Once you get the dish for the festival, run back to your house and make it with your kitchen. Return the dish to the Plaza, but save your game before you turn it in. There is a random chance that you'll win, so if you aren't crowned the cooking champ just reload and submit the dish again.
- Orange Juice - Buy Oranges from Neumann's Farm
- Fried Potato
- Hot Chocolate - Chocolate from the Bar
- Pump. Pudding
- Pike Sashimi
- Baked Potato
Big Cook-Off Dialogue
Russell: If you're going to enter the cook-off, you're going to need one of our cookbooks to win.
Everyone is outside of their houses on this day. There aren't any contests to partake in, but if you talk to everybody you'll raise their friend points. With the marriage candidates only Melody, Sharron, and Mei do not gain any LP when you talk to them on this festival.
Beaches Open Dialogue
Godwin: Summer Starts today and beaches will open for swimming. Raguna, I hope you can enjoy yourself.
If you have a Buffamoo, take a bottle of Milk and hand it over to Jasper. He will be in the Plaza waiting for you. Handing over a L. Milk pretty much guarantees that you win the contest. You will be rewarded with 50,000 G if you take 1st place, 30,000 G for 2nd, and only 5000 G for 3rd.
Talk to Godwin in the Plaza and he will send you out to find a book called Sunset Road, an item he's hidden inside of Carmite Cave. The prizes you can select from will depend on how quickly you can find Sunset Road.
- Before 20 minutes = 200,000 G and 2000 Lumber
- 20 - 50 minutes = 100,000 G or 1000 Lumber
- 50 - 80 minutes = 50,000 G or 500 Lumber
- 80 - 100 minutes = 10,000 G or 100 Lumber
- 100 or more = 1000 G or 10 Lumber
If it's your first time placing in the tournament then you can choose to receive an Empty Bottle instead of money or wood. You are only rewarded with one bottle. In following years you'll only be able to choose one of the other two prizes. If you do complete the search in less than 20 minutes you won't get the option to choose the bottle.
The nice thing about the book is its hidden in the same location every year! The book can be found on the 2nd floor of Carmite. From the staircase, run past the Save Spot and then follow the southern pathway until you reach a dead end with a machine that generates Ants. Investigate the rock at the end of the hall to pick up the book. You can then teleport out (or run if you must) back to Godwin and then give him the book. Be careful not to miss when handing him the Sunset Road or else you'll have to go back to Carmite for another copy.
Note: I have only been able to use the following trick once, and only after the game ended. It may have been corrected in the English version.
If you want to get the best prizes you'll need to be a little sneaky. Before going to the Plaza, run to the cave and pick up the book. Store the Sunset Road in the Shelves of your house and then go talk to Godwin. After you tell him you want to participate, teleport back to your house, grab the book out of your Shelves, then run back and turn it in. If you had kept the book in your Rucksack instead of storing it temporarily inside the Shelves, it would have dissolved from your inventory after you told Godwin that you wanted to partake in the tournament.
Treasure Hunt Dialogue
Felicity: My father also loves the treasure hunt. Are you going to take part, Raguna?
Instead of having a large potluck like in previous Harvest Moon games, this time you are giving everyone crops that you've grown on your farm or inside of the caves. The gifts are big boosts to Friendship and Love Points, except of course for Bianca.
Good crops to choose are Cucumbers, Corn, Bamboo Sprouts, and Tomato.
If you have a girl with 4 Love Points or higher, talk to her in order to invite her to go out on a date with you. Between 6:00 pm and midnight meet her at the top of Mt. Clemens for a romantic conversation. Who you ask is as important as when you ask!
- After 6:00 am - Lynette and Sharron
- After 9:00 am - Bianca, Felicity, Lara, Mei, Rosetta, Tabatha, and Tori
- After Noon - Mist
- After 3:00 pm - Melody
Don't let the fact that you might be married stop you from going out on a date! Your wife won't even interfere with your evening stroll with another woman.
Bring a clipping of fur from a Woolly and give it to Godwin in the Plaza. You'll raise your Friendship if you are announced the winner.
Fishing Day is a good festival to raise Mei's Love Points. If you have caught some fish, giving them to her will raise her Love Points. No one else in the village seems to have any interest in this fishy day. You can give Mei up to 10 fish, and each fish you hand over will increase her LP.
If you have a girl at 5 or more Love Points, she might come visit your house to give you a piece of chocolate. Remember to keep available space in your Rucksack to receive their gift! If you are married you will receive your chocolate piece when you talk to your wife a second time after she gives you your daily meal.
This requires a girl to have 7 or more Love Points. When she's in her house (either at night or early in the morning), talk to her to gain 2 LP.
New Year's Eve:
All of the villagers are out of their shops for you to talk about the upcoming year with. Once 6:00 pm comes around everyone heads back in and locks up for the night. You can't visit them in their homes and nothing else happens that evening.