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                              Harvest Moon: Back To Nature 
                                Festival FAQ/Walkthrough 
                                        By, L621 
                               (L621Juggalette2@aol.com) 
                           Last update 7/16/02 (Version 6.0) 	
     
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                                   Table of Contents: 
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                             I. Introduction, Contact Info, 
                             Putting This Guide On Your Site 
     
                             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: 
                                  -Music Festival 
                                  -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. Power Berry Locations 
     
                             X. FAQs 
     
                             XI. Credits 
     
                             XII. Copyright Information 
     
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                            I. Introduction, Contact Info, 
                            Putting This Guide On Your Site 
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    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 L621Juggalette2@aol.com or you can post a message to me on 
    the GameFAQs message board (I'm L621). 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. Or 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. If you want to put this guide on your site, e-mail me for 
    my terms and permission.
     
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                              II. Version History/Updates
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    Version 6.0 7/16/02 - Added where you go with the girls after the Goddess 
    Festival. Re-added the Power Berry locations. Answered a new question in the 
    FAQs section. Other things here and there.
     
    Version 5.0 2/23/02 – Added more to the Horse Race. Updated copyright notice 
    and e-mail address. Added GS codes to get the girls at a red heart, it's in the 
    Goddess Festival section.
    
    Version 4.0 7/31/01 - I added new notes and info for some festivals. I put up 
    new questions and answers in the FAQ. Added some reader contributions. Added 
    more GS codes (for Cookies, Chocolate Cookies and the dog ball). Added the 
    tricks to get more dog balls to the Dog Race. 
     
    Version 3.0 2/22/01 - I added all the Power Berry locations and the Mystic 
    Berry location. 
     
    Version 2.0 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 1.0 2/13/01 - First version. 
     
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                                       III. Note 
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    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. :)
    
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                                  IV. Spring Festivals 
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    New Years Festival 
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    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 
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    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.
    
    Girl - Where you go:
    Karen - Bar
    Elli - Lake
    Ann – Waterfall/Goddess Pond
    Popuri - Beach
    Mary – Flower Meadow
    
    GS Codes for Red hearts with the girls (for all you cheaters who've been asking 
    :p):
    Karen    800767A0  FFFF
    Elli     80077298  FFFF
    Ann      80076EF0  FFFF
    Popuri   800786B4  FFFF
    Mary     80077BBC  FFFF
     
    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.  
     
    Note: They will only count once for each girl so don't waste cookies by  
    giving one girl more than one batch during this festival. Karen doesn't like 
    cookies and if you give her more than one she won't like it. 
     
    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.* 
     
    And the GS codes 
    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 which spot or spots you want them to be in and for Chocolate Cookies put 
    F4 in the XX, for Cookies put DF in the XX. 
     
    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. 
    Walk around and talk to the villagers. When you're done, talk to the Mayor over 
    the counter and you'll have the options of either buying a ticket or exchanging 
    medals for a gift. 
     
    Buy a Ticket: When you buy a ticket from the Mayor you're betting on that horse 
    to win. The horse with the lowest odds is usually the horse that will win. Each 
    ticket costs 50g. Don't spend all your money on tickets 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. 
     
    Winning the Bet: If the horse you bet on wins you will receive medals based on 
    the number of tickets you bought for that horse and the odds that horse has of 
    winning. (# of tickets x # of odds = # of medals won) Get it? Good. 
     
    Exchanging Medals: When you have enough medals you can exchange them for prizes 
    by talking to the Mayor. You will get a chance to exchange them before and 
    after each race so it's best to wait until the third race is over to exchange 
    them. Here's what you can get... 
     
    Power Berry    1001 medals 
    Bracelet         42 medals 
    Necklace         35 medals 
    Earrings         33 medals 
    Turobojolt XL    21 medals 
    Bodigizer XL     15 medals 
    Truffle          12 medals 
    Mystrile          3 medals 
     
    When you have your bets placed talk to Barley over the counter to start the 
    races. 
     
    Entering and winning the Horse Race: 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. 
     
    Fun Fact: Maybe not so fun but still interesting. During the races you will be 
    able to see the villagers watching at the bottom of the screen. Notice how at 
    the start Rick is away from Karen and by the end he is standing right next to 
    her. A little irritating if Karen's your girl. 
     
    Note: If you get your horse taken away you can get another one by planting a 
    lot of grass on your farm. 
     
    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. 
     
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                                  V. Summer Festivals 
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    Swimming Festival 
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    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 the 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 cannot 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 and Ann's teams 
    are also the hardest to beat in case you haven't realized. 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 in advance to do it for you. 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 
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    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. 
     
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                                   VI. Fall Festivals
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    Music Festival 
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    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. 
     
    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 
    Carrot 
    Fruit Juice 
    Fruit Latte 
     
    Dislikes: 
    Apple 
    Honey 
    Sweet potato  
    Any Grass (Red, Blue, Green) 
    Popuri's Egg
    Fish
    Garbage
    Poisonous Mushroom 
     
    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.  
    FinalFantasysq7@charter.net says - If you put your dog in the hot pot most of 
    the time you can get it back, just go to Rose Square the next day and it should 
    be wandering around there, same with the chicken. (I still don't recommend it.) 
     
    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. 
    ElCid828 says - I think all you can catch in the hot-pot is garbage.
    Ninja Hamster says - When you fish from the hot pot during the Harvest 
    Festival, you CAN get a fish from it.
    (*Shrug* I never caught anything but it's worth a shot I guess.) 
     
    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. 
     
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                                  VII. Winter Festivals 
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    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. If this happens you have to turn 
    around and go back for him. You can go the entire race without the dog stopping 
    once as long as you pause to let him catch up a little. 
     
    Note: There is a glitch that allows you to duplicate the dog ball. You might 
    want to keep some extra dog balls in case you lose one: 
     
    Step 1.) Throw the ball. 
    Step 2.) Go to where it fell. 
    Step 3.) Pick up the ball exactly when the dog does. 
    If you timed it right you should have both picked up the ball at the same time 
    and now you have two! 
    -Or- 
    Step 1.) Throw the ball. 
    Step 2.) Wait for the dog to bring it back to you. 
    Step 3.) Wait for it to get tired of holding it and take it exactly when the 
    dog drops it. If you time it right you should have one in your hands and he 
    should have dropped one on the floor. Now you have two! 
     
    Note: This may sound a little hard but it's not. I've done it by accident every 
    time and now I have 4. 
     
    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 (aside from cheating) 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 
    sunrise of the new year. 
     
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                                VIII. Other special days 
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    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 -- 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. As long as you've 
    made tea with them you can go back for more even if you haven't used the tea. 
    
    Note: I've been seeing some people say that the flour doesn't have to be 
    wrapped for this to work. It never worked for me, but I recommend you try it 
    before spending all that money on wrapping paper. If it doesn't work just 
    restart the day.
     
    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 will 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. 
     
    Note: Don't buy the blue feather from Won; it's way cheaper at the store.
    
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                                   IX. Power Berries
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    Goddess: Go to the waterfall and make offerings to the Goddess. You must use 
    things from your farm, milk, eggs, crops, etc. You will get something for every 
    5 items you throw in up to 15. Either do it over time (the goddess remembers 
    what you give her) or all at once. You can't get it in winter, in bad weather, 
    or on festival days. Go sometime in the afternoon for best results. If she 
    doesn't come up then it didn't work.
    
    Flower Field Tree: Use your ax to chop at the tree until it cries mercy. It 
    will offer you a Power Berry if you promise not to cut it down. Take the berry 
    and leave the tree alone (you can't cut it down anyway).
    
    Buy It: After you have all the nifty little gadgets you need from the shopping 
    channel a Power Berry will go on sale. Watch the show on Saturday, and then use 
    the phone at the Inn to place your order. It's 5,000g.
    
    Horse Race: Exchange medals for a Power Berry. (Go to the Horse Race section 
    for details.)
    
    Swimming Festival: Prize for winning the race. (Go to the Swimming Festival 
    section for strategies.)
    
    Frozen Lake: In Winter the lake will freeze over allowing you to walk on it. 
    Check around the entrance to the mine in the center to find a berry. You can't 
    see it because it's hidden from view, but it's in the top corner.
    
    2 Mines: Dig around in the mines until you find holes. Go down the holes a ways 
    and eventually you'll dig up the Power Berries. One is in the mine behind the 
    waterfall and the other is in the mine at the center of the lake (you can only 
    get inside in Winter when the lake freezes over).
    
    Fishing: Fish in the ocean and eventually you'll catch a berry.
    
    Flowers: You can do this in any season besides winter. All you have to do is 
    plant flowers…100 of them. Plant them, water them, watch them grow. Once they 
    have all bloomed Anna will come to your farm and ask if she can pick some. Let 
    her pick as many as she wants and get a Power Berry. If you are having trouble 
    getting her to come just exit and reenter your farm (use the exit near the 
    chicken coop) from noon to about 1:30, if she doesn't come by then she's not 
    coming that day.
    
    Note: This woman is like a tornado, she will leave your flower patch in 
    devastation, so be prepared to lose a great deal of your flowers to her. Use 
    Pink Cat flowers if you can; they are the cheapest to buy. Pick whatever is 
    left and store them in your cabinet to give to the girls later on.
    
    Note: Though you can use Magic Reds I DO NOT recommend it, unless you want to 
    lose all the rare ones to Anna's thieving little hands. She took all mine 
    without even picking the flowers around them. And they are expensive!
    
    Special Berry: Go to the lake around noon with 3 cucumbers. Stand between the 
    two trees in the upper left corner, facing the water. Throw a cucumber into the 
    lake. If a green guy names Kappa doesn't pop out you're in the wrong place, try 
    again. If he does pop out throw another one, and another one. After three he 
    will come up and give you a berry that will cut your fatigue in half. It won't 
    work in Winter, on festival days, if the weather is bad, if you throw in the 
    wrong spot, or if the time of day isn't right. Good Luck, at least it's worth 
    the effort.
    
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                                        X. FAQs 
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    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 
    herd 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: Why won't Won come back to sell me another dog ball? 
    A: Honestly I don't know. A lot of people have had this problem. The only 
    solutions I can offer are to use the trick to get extras in case you lose it. 
    (It's the note at end of the Dog Race section.) Or if you already lost it and 
    you have a GS the code is: 
    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 ball to be and put 65 where the XX is. 
     
    Q: Where is Won? 
    A: You can find him in the bar in the afternoon. 
     
    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. 
     
    Q: Where do I have to stand to throw eggs into the spa?
    A: There are two openings in the fence on the right side closest to the 
    waterfall. Stand in the opening, get as close to the water as you can get. The 
    openings are on the corners. I don't know how else to explain it without doing 
    it for you. If you still can't get it, take a sack-full of eggs with you first 
    thing in the morning and practice until you get it. Then restart the day.
    
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                                      XI. Credits
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    Seravadon@hotmail.com - Gave me a correction. 
    ElCid828 - Gave me some likes for Harvest Festival and what you get when 
    fishing in the hot pot. 
    FinalFantasySQ7@charter.net - Gave me some info on Harvest Festival, likes, 
    dislikes and putting in your dog or chicken. 
    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. 
    Ninja Hamster – Told me he has caught fish in the Hot Pot.
    Natalie – Gave me some dislikes for the Hot Pot.
     
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                               XII. Copyright Information
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