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 
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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 
----------------- 
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 
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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 
------------------ 
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 
                                    ******* 

 
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
                                  *********** 
 

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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