Autumn/Fall in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is arguably the best season. Maybe that’s just me being nostalgic, but there’s so much buzz around events, recipes, and even island aesthetic overhauls that I can’t help but feel excited!
Starting off with the best event in the whole game, second to Toy Day, I’m talking Hallowe’en! Hallowe’en as a seasonal event/lead-up to the event begins in-game from Oct 1 as you need to collect candy, grow your pumpkins, get face paint and costumes ready, etc. However, the actual event is, of course, Oct 31. IGN has a great guide for how to prepare so be sure to check that out as well!
Turkey Day is another later-year event that many fans look forward to as the quest to cook with Franklin the Turkey begins! Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, Franklin will be standing outside Resident Services with a cooker in front of him, ready to send you racing around for ingredients for four dishes. These recipes are Gratin, Clam Chowder, Pumpkin Pie, and Fish Meunière.
- For Clam Chowder, you’ll be rewarded with a Turkey Day Rug.
- For Pumpkin Pie, you’ll be rewarded with a Turkey Day Wall.
- For Gratin, you’ll be rewarded with a Turkey Day Floor.
- Lastly, for Fish Meunière, you’ll be rewarded with a Cornucopia.
Other items for the day’s festivities are:
- Turkey Day Casserole
- Turkey Day Chair
- Turkey Day Decorations
- Turkey Day Garden Stand
- Turkey Day Hearth
- Turkey Day Table
- Turkey Day Table Setting
- Turkey Day Wheat Decor.
For the Grape Harvest Festival, we have a lovely Grape-Harvest Basket available to us through Nook Shopping. It’s starting to feel a bit like Stardew Valley…
Hey, everyone! Did you know that Moon-Viewing Day is coming up soon? It’s on September 21st this year, and a few special items related to the event are available at Nook’s Cranny from now until then. Happy moon viewing! pic.twitter.com/DUVCrpmUeF
— Isabelle (@animalcrossing) September 12, 2021
More upcoming events and their available items:
|Chuseok||Dango, moon cakes, moonrug, songpyeon||September 12th to September 21st|
|Day of the Dead||Marigold decoration||October 25th to November 3rd|
|Lantern Festival||Handheld lantern range||November 1st to November 11th|
|Shichi-go-san||Chitose Ame||November 11th to November 20th|
All items above can be purchased through Nook Shopping, except for items given to players by Jack on Hallowe’en.
Items and recipes
Speaking of items, here are some items and recipes we can expect to see through the autumn/fall months in Animal Crossing; New Horizons.
|Item||How to find|
|Acorns and pinecones||These can be found from Sept 1- Dec 10 and can be found by foraging, but acorns can also be given to the player by Cornimer, given they’ve completed Harv’s Island Plaza. Both can be used in the Trees Bounty Recipes.|
|Mushrooms||These can be found over and underground throughout the month of November in-game. They can be sold, eaten, or even used in Mushroom decor recipes and cooking!|
|Maple Leaves||These can be found floating in the island breeze from Nov 16-25 and can be used in the Maple Leaf Recipes.|
Let us know what your favourite parts of autumn/fall are in real life and in-game! Mine personally is Hallowe’en but that’s just me! Happy autumn!