Harvest Moon Festival

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Harvest Moon Festival
Occurs September or October
Special characters Tortimer (up till CF),
Isabelle (NL)
Appearances Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Harvest Moon Festival, known as Autumn Moon in PAL regions, occurs in Animal Crossing, in Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf in September or October. The Harvest Moon Festival, like all holidays, is absent in Animal Crossing: Wild World for Nintendo DS.

The date of this event varies each year, as it occurs on the date of the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal Equinox.


In Animal Crossing

Tortimer can give players a model of the moon. During the event, players can talk to their villagers and stand near the pond to stare at the moon's reflection.



September 12, 2011
September 30, 2012
September 19, 2013
September 9, 2014
September 28, 2015
September 16, 2016
October 5, 2017
September 25, 2018
September 14, 2019

In Animal Crossing: City Folk

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Harvest Moon festival varies depending on the player's (or current host's) region. In the US and European versions of the game, it is referred to as the Autumn Moon, while in a Japanese regional game, the event is referred to as "Tsukimi" (Moon Viewing Festival). The celebration itself lasts from 6 a.m. until 12 a.m..

In New Leaf

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the event works similarly to City Folk, except Isabelle is now the host of the event. She awaits in the Plaza, giving a player a gift, depending on the player's region. In Korean versions, she gives them songpyeon. In European and American versions, she gives them a veggie basket and a wheat bundle, respectively. The standee is also different between regions. In Japanese versions, a table with dango on it is being overlooked by a mountain and a moon, where the player can make pictures from there. In the North American version, it's a scarecrow in a farm field where the player can pose for pictures overlooking the Autumn Moon.