Festivale is a spring event that happens two days before Ash Wednesday. Pavé hosts the event in front of Town Hall in Animal Crossing: City Folk and in the plaza in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. During the event, confetti will be raining down from the sky. As some neighbors will point out, there will be no snow or rain during the entire day. Festivale is quoted by Nintendo Power, as an 'all-day festival of color, costumes and craziness!' Festivale is based on Mardi Gras, the last day of Carnival, a festive season occurring before Lent.
Pavé at the Event Plaza in New Leaf
|February or March (see recurrence)|
In both games that Festivale appears in, the player's objective is to collect specific items (candy/feathers) as requested by Pavé. If the player obtains the items, Pavé will give them an item from the Pavé Series. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the player must collect candy, and in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the player must collect feathers.
In Animal Crossing: City Folk during the day, neighbors walking around the town will challenge the player by asking them to play games, with the chance to win candy. However, if the player loses, they have to give some candy or 500 Bells to the villager. There is no limit of how many games can be played with the neighbors, but only the ones outside of their homes will offer to play games.
The games are as follows:
- Imaginary Soccer - The neighbor will pretend to be a sports commentator and will act out a soccer scene. In response, the player has to select either I'll kick left/right or I'll protect left/right. The player has to score or protect two times in a row. This will result in the neighbor giving them a random colored item of candy.
- Rock, Paper, Scissors - The neighbor will play a word game of rock, paper, scissors, and the neighbor will shout their answer. The player has to be the first to get it right two times in a row to win a randomly selected item of candy.
- Coin Toss - The neighbor will pretend to flip a coin and will ask the player what side they think it will be facing up. Players have to do this 3 times in a row - if they lose at all, they lose the game. When they win, they can pick what color candy they want to receive.
- What hand the candy is in - The neighbor will ask players which hand they think the candy is in. Their guess must be correct both times in the two rounds. Getting it wrong once will result in a loss. Once they win, they get a random piece of candy.
- Psychic/ESP Test - The neighbor will ask players what the image in their mind is. Players must get both questions right to get the candy. The first question is out of 3 shapes: either circle, triangle, and square. The second question is what fruit players think the villager pictures in their mind: apple, peach, orange, cherry and pear (occasionally, none will be an option in place of one of the fruit options). One wrong guess results in losing. If players win, they get to pick what color candy they receive.
The candy the player has won can be given to Pavé, who will exchange it for furniture in the Pavé Series. However, players must have three of the color candy he asks for.
If a player buries a pitfall seed on the day of the Festivale, it may turn into candy the following day.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the event is slightly different compared to the Festivale in City Folk. Unlike the objective in City Folk, the player must collect feathers instead of candy for Pavé. During the day, feathers can be seen falling from the sky along with confetti (the feathers can be obtained using a net). This event has a challenging objective due to the difficulty of identifying the feather color from the confetti. The event can be played with town guests, making it a bit easier to complete groups of feathers by working together.
The villagers walking around the town can be found wearing headdresses with different colored feathers on top of them. They may also be seen singing (whistling) the town tune. Animals inside and outside their homes will both offer to play games with the player to win feathers. Some animals will offer the player a feather without asking for anything in return.
Games in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- Trading - Villagers may ask to trade one of the player's feathers for theirs (exchange colors).
- Charades - The villager will perform emotes depicting a concept. The player then needs to choose the correct concept from a list.
- Rock, Paper, Scissors - The villager starts a countdown whereupon reaching 1 the player selects either rock, paper, or scissors. The player only has to win once to obtain the feather.
If the player obtains the specific number of feathers requested by Pavé or obtains a rainbow feather, then Pavé performs a dance (or a special dance if the player has obtained the rainbow feather). After Pavé has finished dancing, he will give the player an item from the Pavé Series.
Feathers can be collected from the sky during Festivale; players use a net to catch them. After giving the feathers Pavé requested, Pavé will dance and exclaim depending on the color of the feathers given, and he gives furniture from the Pavé Series. Shown below are the available feather colors.
- - "I got a pink feather! I can hardly resist the zest!"
- "I got a red feather! It's got the passion of fire!"
- - "I got a blue feather! It's as cool as a breeze!"
- - "I got a green feather! It's so easy on the eyes!"
- - "I got a yellow feather! It begs for your attention!"
- - "I got a white feather! It's so so soft and pure!"
- - "I got a purple feather! It was yearning for my net!"
- - "Yippeeeee! I got a rainbow feather! These are extremely rare!"
Rainbow is the rarest color. Consequently, Pavé accepts any rainbow feather regardless of what color he has requested.
Pavé will trade furniture for candy as well. However, he asks for three of a candy color: blue, red, yellow and green.