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Harvest Moon: Back To Nature Festival FAQ/Walkthrough By, L621 (L621Juggalette@aol.com) Last update 2/14/01 (2nd Version) *Search this document with Control-F* =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Table of Contents: ------------------ I. Introduction II. Version History/Updates III. Note IV. Spring Festivals: -New Years Festival -Goddess Festival -Spring Thanksgiving Festival -Horse Race -Cooking Festival V. Summer Festivals: -Swimming Festival -Sumo Chicken Festival -Tomato Festival -Cow Festival -Fireworks Festival VI. Fall Festivals: -Harvest Festival -Moon Viewing Festival -Sheep Festival VII. Winter Festivals: -Dog Race -Winter Thanksgiving Festival -Starry Night Festival -New Years Eve Festival VIII. Other Special Events: -Harvest Sprite's Tea Party -Your Birthday -Wedding IX. FAQs X. Credits XI. Copyright Information =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= I. Introduction *************** This is my first FAQ so please bare with me while I get used to writing it. I'm writing this because there seems to be a lot of people who have a hard time winning the festivals or figuring out where to go. If you want to contact me you can e-mail me at L621Juggalette@aol.com or you can post a message to me on the GameFAQs message board I'm L621. I'll either be at the HM:BTN board, FFIX board, FFX board, CC board or HM64 board in that order. If you e-mail me put HM:BTN or something similar as the subject or it may be inadvertently deleted. You can e-mail me questions which I will answer and possibly put in the FAQs section. You can e-mail me corrections. You can e-mail me strategies for winning festivals/races and things such as what people will like being thrown into the pot at the Harvest Festival or a good recipe to win the Cooking Festival. You will be credited with anything you tell me that I add unless someone else told me first. You CANNOT send me any kind of chain letter. Any cute/funny forward you think I'll like, I assure you I won't I get enough mail already. No spam mail or links to sites not HM related. If you do you will you will be blocked from sending me anything else. If you have a HM site that you think is good send me a link and I'll check it out. I might add a links section if I get enough of them. If I miss something that you think I should add let me know. I hope this is helpful for some of you at least. :) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= II. Version History/Updates *************************** Version 2: 2/14/01 - Happy Valentine's Day!! I've tried to clean this up a bit, I hope it looks better. I also made some corrections and added the GS codes for chocolate to the FAQs section. Version 1: 2/13/01 - First version. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= III. Note ********* Attending festivals makes people like you more. Even if you don't win they will still be happy with you for coming. If you do win they will like you even more. I know that some festivals like the Swimming Festival can get very tiresome and annoying after a while but usually you'll get the hang of it once you know what to do. I'm not going to repeatedly say that going to or entering the festivals will raise your friendships that's why I'm telling you now. Remember that you won't be able to take care of your animals after festivals that start at 6PM or Midnight and you won't be able to save on those nights either. Make sure you save the day before and take care of crops and animals before you go. There are other Notes added to certain festivals and there are also Fun Facts. Fun Facts are just little amusing things that you might not have known you could do. Send me some if you find them. :) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= IV. Spring Festivals ******************** New Years Festival ------------------ Go to either Rose Square or the Inn at 6PM on Spring 1st. Karen may come by your farm before the festival to ask you to practice dancing with her. You have a choice of going to the Inn for a "party" with the adults or you can go to Rose Square for a "bonfire" and dancing with the girls and your rivals. You decide. This festival doesn't happen on year one because you start the game on the 2nd of Spring. Note: Be sure to check your mailbox. Over the next few days you will get letters wishing you a good year from villagers who like you. If you're not sure who you still have to work on try writing down the people who send you letters and give things more often to the people who don't send you anything. Goddess Festival ---------------- Go to Rose Square at 10AM on Spring 8th. On the 7th go talk to the girl you like and you will be given the option of asking her to go to the festival with you. You won't be able to go with anyone the first year because they will all most likely still be at a black heart. If you ask anyway they will say no and apologize. They go with your rivals instead. But, if they like you you can ask them and they will say yes. At 6AM she will be at your farm all dressed up and ready to go. Take care of your animals and water your crops before you tell her you're ready to go as you won't be able to do it afterwards. After the festival she will ask you if you want to go somewhere. Agree and you'll have a late night talk in a secluded area before going home. Spring Thanksgiving Festival ---------------------------- Go give the girls cookies on Spring 14th. All the girls are expecting cookies from you so if you give them something else they won't be very happy. Unless you have a Game Shark to get some cookies you won't be able to give them any on year one. Also if you don't have a kitchen or the necessary things you won't be able to give them any. But if you do have these things make cookies and give them to as many girls as you can. I'll list the recipes. 1) Cookies. Ingredients: Flour, Egg, Butter (use milk and the mixer to make butter) Utensils/Seasonings: Sugar, Oven, Rolling Pin *You can add honey.* 2) Chocolate Cookies. Ingredients: Flour, Egg, Chocolate, Butter (use milk and the mixer to make butter) Utensils/Seasonings: Sugar, Oven, Rolling Pin *You can add honey.* Horse Race ---------- Go to Rose Square at 10AM on Spring 18th. Sometime during Spring year one you should go by Yodel Ranch where Barley will give you a horse to raise. Take good care of it and get it to at least 8 hearts by the next Spring. Barley will come back and give you the horse for taking such good care of it. If you don't have at least 8 hearts he will take it away. Brush, talk to and call your horse everyday to make sure this doesn't happen. You can't enter the first year because the horse is still too small to ride. That's okay, you still need to go. You can bet on horses and win medals. When you have enough medals you can exchange them for prizes by talking to the Mayor. 1001 medals will get you a Power Berry so be sure to bet! The horse with the lowest odds is usually the horse that will win. Don't spend all your money on medals the first year, if you take good care of your horse you can bet on yourself next year when you have money to spare and win a lot. When your horse is grown you should ride him around your farm as much as you can to make him faster. For winning the race you will get a picture to put in your house. Note: If you get your horse taken away you can get another one by planting a lot of grass. Cooking Festival ---------------- The Cooking Festival starts at 10 AM on Spring 22nd. To go to this festival simply wait until 10AM and go to Rose Square. If, however, you want to enter the Cooking Festival bring a dish you have cooked, when the Mayor asks if you have brought one answer "yes" with it in your hands and he will take it. The first year you won't have a kitchen but you can still enter by bringing a Spa Boiled Egg. If you're using a Game Shark you can enter and win the first year with a dish you've forced the game to give you. ;) What dish should you enter? I will list some. Note: If you want to win you must add in some optional ingredients, the more the better because the judge likes dishes with many different flavors. 1) Relaxation Tea. Ingredients: Relaxation Tea Leaves (Read the Harvest Sprites Tea Party) Utensils/Seasonings: Pot *There are many optional ingredients you can include to make this better. For example you can add blue, red or green grass, honey, fruits, milk, etc. If you add fruits make sure to use the knife to cut them up. You can also add sugar.* 2) Apple pie. Ingredients: Flour, Apple, Egg, Butter (use milk and the mixer to make butter) Utensils/Seasonings: Sugar, Pot, Rolling Pin, Knife, Oven *You can add wine or honey.* 3) Pizza. Ingredients: Flour, Cheese, Ketchup (tomato, onion, salt, sugar, vinegar, mixer to make ketchup) Utensils/Seasonings: Oven, Rolling Pin *Here are some things you can add; truffle, egg, fish, green pepper, pineapple, onion, corn, mushroom, tomato, carrot, salt, sugar, knife.* 4) Curry. Ingredients: Curry Powder, Rice Balls Utensils/Seasonings: Pot *You can add MANY different things to this I'll list some. Boiled Egg, fish, onion, apple, carrot, corn, honey, pineapple, mushroom, sweet potato, milk, grapes, grape juice, turnip, green pepper, spinach, bamboo shoot, cheese, potato, salt, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, knife.* 5) Mixed Juice. Ingredients: Fruit Juice, Vegetable Juice Utensils/Seasonings: Mixer For this you need to mix 2 recipes together so I will list those as well. Fruit Juice Ingredients: Apple, Pineapple, Strawberry and/or Grapes Utensils/Seasonings: Mixer *You can add honey, grape juice, sugar, knife.* Vegetable Juice. Ingredients: Carrot, Cabbage and/or Cucumber Utensils/Seasonings: Mixer *You can add spinach, tomato, green pepper, onion, turnip, mushroom, eggplant, bamboo shoot, corn, truffle, salt, soy sauce, vinegar.* Note: If it's your first year and you don't have a kitchen but you'd like to enter, take an egg to the hot spring and toss it into the water at one of the openings in the fence. You'll get a Spa Boiled Egg in return if you've done it right. You can't win with this but you'll still be able to enter the contest. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= V. Summer Festivals ******************* Swimming Festival ----------------- Go to the beach at 10AM on Summer 1st to enter. If you've played HM64 this may seem familiar to you at first. If only it were as easy as it was in HM64. This is one of the hardest festivals in the game, maybe even the hardest if you don't have a proper strategy. Walk around and talk to the villagers. When you're done talk to Mayor Thomas to start the race. Here comes the hard part. You need to have a strategy if you want to win. And you DO want to win because the reward is a Power Berry! Pay attention to your stamina, if you run out of strength you'll stop in mid-swim to rest and breathe. If this happens even once you have no chance of winning. The face in the speech bubble shows you what your stamina is at. If it gets to red breathe! After red you go to blue which results in you stopping to rest. To swim press X repeatedly, to take a breath press triangle. I can not stress enough that you MUST stop to breathe during this race, you can't get to the end without doing it. That being said here are some strategies. Strategy 1) Start off by pressing X quickly. As soon as the little yellow happy face changes to a dull yellow face with a "-" for a mouth press triangle until you go back to the happy face (full stamina). Yes, I know they are all leaving you way behind but not to worry. Continue to do what I've told you until you get a little more than half way to the finish line. Kai will be close to the finish line by now but he's tired and moving very slow so don't panic. Once you're half way to victory press X like crazy the rest of the way. No more stopping to rest at this point. You'll pass Kai (and everyone else) to the finish line just in time to get your Power Berry. (This is how I won. I know there are more and possibly better ways out there so please feel free to send in your own strategy to win and I'll add them giving you credit.) Strategy 2) Press X and triangle alternately as fast as possible you should pull in the lead when Kai slows down. - Chronofan6 Note: You will have to practice a little before winning, don't be discouraged if it takes you some time to win. It took me almost 2 days (RL) of restarting the day repeatedly. Fun Fact: You can go fishing before you talk to the Mayor and time stands still for you. Don't leave to throw trash away or take your fish home, just keep it in your rucksack until the festival's over. Sumo Chicken Festival --------------------- Go to Rose Square at 10AM on Summer 7th. Don't forget to bring your hen if you plan on entering. If you bought a chicken fairly early in Spring it should be old enough and have enough hearts to win even on the first year. Feed it everyday, if you keep it outside in a pen make sure to scare away wild dogs if they come around, they can frighten or even kill your chicken and never leave it outside in bad weather. (I say just leave them inside year round but that's just me.) It may also help to pick it up and walk a little with it everyday. Doing this should get your hens hearts up in plenty of time. Pick the hen with the most hearts (that hasn't already won) and talk to Rick to start the game. He'll explain the basic rules for you so I won't go into that. There are 3 rounds, 1 being the easiest, 3 being the hardest. This festival is quite simple to win if you know what you're doing. For a lower level hen, 5-8, wait for the opposing hen to jump in the air in an attempt to startle your hen. Once it jumps press X to jump right after it. Done correctly your hen will land after the other hen and it will be scared away. Make sure your hen is facing the other hen before urging it forward or you'll probably walk right out of the ring. If both hens are near the outside of the ring you can still urge your chicken on as long as the opposing hen is closer to the edge. Even if both hens go outside the ring the one who goes out first loses. Only do this if you're hen's facing it and the other hen is facing the edge of the ring people! For a high level hen, 9-10, you can jump right from the start and still frighten the other hen first. The opposing hen might even be scared out on the first try. For winning this festival your hen will lay golden eggs worth 150G! Very useful the first year when money is tight. Tomato Festival --------------- Go to Rose Square at 10AM on Summer 12th. Food fight! In this festival you'll get to hurl tomatoes at villagers! Anyway, to win you and your other two teammates need to hit all three members of the opposite team before they hit you. There are four teams to join. Talk to the villagers and they will ask you to join their team. If you say no they won't ask you again unless you restart the day. Popuri and Ann have the best teams so join one of them if you want to win. After joining a team the game will start. Start off by pressing and holding triangle to hide behind the barrel. You can either stay that way and let your team finish off the others or you can get right in there and throw some yourself with X. Hide by pressing triangle if one comes your way or you'll get hit and be out. Personally I just hide like a cowered until a) my teammates take out everyone else advancing us to the next match (or winning) or b) my teammates get taken out and I'm left all alone forcing me to come out and toss some tomatoes. Don't try to hit someone who is already out it's pointless. There is a time limit to this. After the time's up whichever team has hit more members of the opposite team wins. If the number is the same after time has run out, as in 1 left for each team, or if the last two remaining hit each other at the same time it's a tie and that round will restart. Popuri's and Ann's teams are also the hardest to beat in case you haven't realized that. If you're the last one left on your team and they still have 3 members you can beat them if you get lucky or if you have mad skillz, go ahead and try. :) For winning your team members will like you even more. Cow Festival ------------ Go to Yodel Ranch at 10AM on Summer 20th. Talk to, brush and milk (adult) cows everyday to make their hearts go up. On days you can't take care of them ask the Harvest Sprites to do it for you in advance. Barley will come by your farm on the 19th to ask you if you want to enter a cow. If you do and it's an adult you can enter it. If it's pregnant or not grown Barley won't take it. I doubt you'll win your first year unless you bought your cow very early and have it up to 10 hearts already. Unless you used a Game Shark you wouldn't be able to afford one for quite some time. Pick a happy cow with 10 hearts, make sure it hasn't won before unless you only have one cow to choose from. Barley will take it. On the 20th go to the ranch and talk to the villagers. When you're done, talk to Barley to start the judging. If it cuts to Barley saying the festival is over you didn't win. If you do win he'll announce it and your cow will give golden milk worth 300G. Fireworks Festival ------------------ Go to the beach at 6PM on Summer 24th. You will find some villagers gathered there to watch fireworks. Talk to the girl you like and you will have an option of asking her to watch them together. She will like you more if you ask her. Also, if you go to the beach on Summer 23rd you can ask Kai to watch the fireworks with you during the festival. Doing this will make him like you more. Music Festival -------------- Go to the Church at 6PM on Fall 3rd. On the 2nd Pastor Carter will come by the farm to ask for your help with the Music Festival. Say "yes." Go to the festival and he will give you an Ocarina to play. You and the girls will perform for the villagers. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= VI. Fall Festivals ****************** Harvest Festival ---------------- Go to Rose Square at 10AM on Fall 9th. The villagers get together and cook a big dinner for this festival. Everyone brings something to throw into a large pot so don't come empty handed. You can bring anything you want to throw in, even your dog though you shouldn't. :) The outcome of the entire meal seems to depend on what you alone throw in, better pick something good. Talk to the villagers to hear what they have to say about the food. When you're ready talk to the Mayor and tell him you brought something to add. Go up and toss it in. Everyone will then eat. Talk to them to find out if they liked it, if they didn't it's all your fault! :p Try to put something in that they will like. I will list some things they like and some they don't. Likes: Pineapple Egg Green pepper Orange cup fruit Truffle Dislikes: Apple Honey Sweet potato (Please send me in other things they like and dislike.) Note: If you throw in your dog or a chicken they won't like it and it will be gone for good. Only do it if you're planning on restarting. Fun Fact: You can fish in the hot pot once everyone has eaten, nifty isn't it? I don't think you'll catch anything though. Moon Viewing Festival --------------------- Go to the peak of Mother's Hill at 6PM on Fall 13th. You will find the girl who likes you most waiting for you. She'll want to watch the moon with you. Do so and she'll like you even more. Sheep Festival -------------- Go to Yodel Ranch at 10AM on Fall 21st. Barley will come to you on the 20th asking if you want to enter a sheep. Like the Cow Festival you need to have an adult sheep that's not pregnant to enter. The sheep also has to have wool at the time. It takes seven days to grow back after you cut it. Before sheering your sheep make sure it will grow back by Fall 20th, if there isn't enough time don't sheer it!! Brush and talk to your sheep everyday and sheer it when you can (unless it won't grow back in time) to make it's hearts go up. Putting your sheep in the pasture with full grown grass will make the hearts go up faster but it becomes a pain to bring them in before bad weather. Even on year one you can win if you bought a sheep A.S.A.P. this may mean you have to buy a sheep before you buy a cow which most people probably don't want to do even though sheep cost less. It's up to you. Pick the sheep with the most hearts to enter. Talk with the villagers at the festival then talk to Barley to start the judging. If you win he will announce it and your sheep will produce gold wool worth 600G. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= VII. Winter Festivals ********************* Dog Race -------- Go to Rose Square at 10AM on Winter 10th. In early Fall Won should have come by and sold you a pink dog ball. You need to throw it for your dog a lot everyday to make him smarter. 10-15 times a day should be enough. You should also be picking your dog up everyday to make his hearts go up to 10. You can get your dog to 10 hearts in time even in year one if you play with him and pick him up like you should be. Zack will come by the farm and ask you to enter the dog race. Tell him you will and he'll come by to take your dog to the Square before the race. Talk to the villagers then to Zack to start the race. If you have been taking care of your dog this should be simple. Press O to run towards the finish line. Your dog doesn't need to be right on your heels the whole time, as long as he's close enough to follow you keep running. When your dogs starts falling behind stop briefly so he can get closer. Try not to let him get so far behind that he stops running and wanders away. You can go the entire race without the dog stopping once as long as you pause to let him catch up a little. Winter Thanksgiving Festival ---------------------------- Stay at your farm on Winter 14th. If you have been paying some attention to the girls they will bring you either chocolate or chocolate cake. If a girl is at a black heart she won't come so make sure all the girls have at least a purple heart. You will get chocolate if the girl has either a purple or blue heart. You will get chocolate cake if the girl is at a green heart or above. You need to keep at least two girls at purple or blue hearts because this is the only way to get the chocolate you need for at least two of the recipes. One girl will come at 6AM, one at 8AM, one at 10AM, one at 1PM and one at 3PM. Make sure you're on the farm. After 3PM you can go on about your business. Starry Night Festival --------------------- Go to a girl's house at 6PM on Winter 24th. On the 23rd the girls will all invite you to come to their house for a party if you talk to them. It's up to you which house you go to. Decisions, decisions. You will then see a short cut scene with the girl you choose and her family. New Years Eve Festival ---------------------- Go to the peak of Mother's Hill at Midnight on Winter 30th. Talk to the villagers then talk to Saibara, the blacksmith. You'll then watch the first sun rise of the new year. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= VIII. Other special days ************************ Harvest Sprite's Tea Party -------------------------- You can attend this party in spring on non-festival days. All of the sprites must be home as well so none of them can be helping on your farm the day you decide to go. First you must be able to carry seven gifts in your rucksack which means you need to get the large rucksack at the supermarket for 5,000G. The party will be over by the time you get back if you bring some gifts then leave to bring more. Now you must bring a gift for each Sprite. Flour works extremely well, it seems to be their favorite gift. You can also buy this at the supermarket for 50G. What gift would be complete without wrapping paper? Wrap the seven gifts at the supermarket for 100G each. Expensive, I know. Now that you have the gifts go to the Harvest Sprite's tree. It's located behind the church, up the path on the right. Go between 3-4 PM, no earlier and no later. Talk to Nappy, the orange sprite. If you're there at the correct time he should tell you to bring gifts if you want to join the tea party. Walk around and give out the gifts to all seven sprites, one each. They will be happy and urge you to continue giving gifts to the other sprites. When you give the last gift you will be invited to join the tea party. As you go to leave you will receive Relaxation Tea Leaves as a gift. Note: You can't get more until you use the ones you have. Your Birthday ------------- It is a little misleading for me to put this under special days because nothing really special happens. You will get letters from some villagers if they like you enough. If you're married your wife will make you something. Woohoo right? I know, it sucks. Wedding ------- After you get the 2nd house upgrade (the one with two beds), buy a blue feather and have your girl up to a red heart so that you can propose to her. Just give her the feather to propose. It will take exactly one week for the wedding. It will be marked on your calendar with a red heart. If there is a festival a week after you propose the wedding won't be canceled it will just be rescheduled to a festival-free day. Make sure you get the Sprites to take care of your animals on your wedding day because you won't be able to. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= IX. FAQs ******** Q: I asked my girl to marry me and she said no, why? A: You must have the 2nd house upgrade so she will have somewhere to sleep. Make sure her heart is Red and not Orange. Keep giving her things she likes and soon she will say yes. Q: My baby is sick, what should I do? A: Take it to the Clinic. Q: How do I bring in my animals before a storm? A: Ring the bell and they will walk towards you. Get behind them and push them inside. Q: Why don't my animals come to me when I ring the bell? A: They may be too far away or their hearts aren't very high. If your dog is grown place it near the animals and ring the bell again. The dog will bark to heard them towards you. Q: I lost my dog ball can I get another one? A: Yes, Won will come by and sell you another one. Q: What are the GS codes for chocolate? A: Rucksack Item Mod. Codes: Rucksack Square 1 - 80071AC0 00XX Rucksack Square 2 - 80071AC6 00XX Rucksack Square 3 - 80071ACC 00XX Rucksack Square 4 - 80071AD2 00XX Rucksack Square 5 - 80071AD8 00XX Rucksack Square 6 - 80071ADE 00XX Rucksack Square 7 - 80071AE4 00XX Rucksack Square 8 - 80071AEA 00XX Pick where you want the chocolate to be and enter F3 where the XX is. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= X. Credits ********** Tenken- Gave me some recipes to win with at the Cooking Festival, things to add at the Harvest Festival, things not to add at the Harvest Festival. Claude52- Things not to add at the Harvest Festival. Chronofan6- A strategy for Swimming Festival. Prima's Strategy Guide- Some recipes. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= XI. Copyright Information ************************* This FAQ is for personal use only. You can print it or parts of it for that reason only. Do not copy any part of this document and claim it as your own or you will be guilty of plagiarism which is punishable by law. If you post it on your site, publish it, use it in any kind of promotional way or use it in any way for personal gain, civil and/or criminal charges can and will be pressed against you. This FAQ is only to appear at www.gamefaqs.com This document is (c) L621; 2001