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Artwork of fall from New Horizons
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Fall (or autumn) in the Animal Crossing series is a season that starts on September 1 and ends on November 25. In the Southern Hemisphere in New Horizons, fall starts on March 1 and ends on May 25.

Fall consists of a mixture of clear, sunny days and some patches of rain. By November 26 / May 26, snow will begin to fall, marking the beginning of winter. In New Leaf, thunderstorms will dissipate around September, giving way for regular rain.

In September / March (specifically the 8th in New Leaf), trees will begin to turn from bright green to a dull, musky green. In October / April (the 17th in New Leaf), trees will then turn a bright orange/brown color. Grass follows the same color pattern as trees. By the end of the season, the ground, trees, and clover all change to a dull brown color. Dandelions will disappear until next summer.

Insects and rarer fish start to disappear, being replaced with cheaper fish and insects such as the Pike and Monarch Butterfly, making fall one of the more quiet seasons in the series, rivaled by winter.

In New Horizons, Hardwood and Cedar Trees will produce Acorns and Pine Cones respectively, and from a short period from November 16 / May 16 to November 25 / May 25 Maple Leaves will clutter the sky for players to catch with a net. Alongside the existing mushrooms from previous games in the Animal Crossing series, they are all used in DIY recipes.


Below is a list of events during fall, what happens during each, in which game, and when. Note that hemispheres are only accounted for in New Horizons.

Event Dates (In 2022 when applicable) Games Description
Fishing Tourney Animal Crossing:
November 6,  13,  20, and  27
Animal Crossing
Wild World
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
Chip (or Tortimer in Wild World and C.J. in New Horizons) will set up a stall in the Plaza. Prior to New Horizons, Chip (or Tortimer) will challenge the villagers of the town to catch the biggest fish (either overall or a specific type of fish). In New Horizons, C.J. will ask players to catch as many fish as possible within a 3 minute time range. The Fishing Tourney lasts from 9 AM to 6 PM, after which the winner is rewarded a trophy (or in New Horizons, the player can continue redeeming points for fish swag until 8 P.M.).
Festivale February 15 (Southern Hemisphere) New Horizons Pavé appears in the Plaza. During this event players can exchange feathers from other villagers, which they can exchange for prizes through Pavé.
Bunny Day April 4 (Southern Hemisphere) New Horizons Bunny Day is what is in place of Easter, where Zipper appears outside Resident Services. Eggs appear around town and players can collect them and use them for DIY recipes. Bunny Day is celebrated in the preceding 11 days before the day of Easter and has a different date per year.
Nature Day 2020 April 23, 2020 to May 4, 2020 (Southern Hemisphere) New Horizons In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nature Day was celebrated in 2020 with special Nook Miles+ objectives that earn 5x the miles from completing.
May Day May 1 to 7 (Southern Hemisphere) New Horizons Tom Nook will invite the player to go on a special island tour where they must solve a maze in order to reach Rover for a special prize.
International Museum Day May 18 to 31 (Southern Hemisphere) New Horizons Blathers will host a stamp rally in the bug, fish, and fossil exhibits. The players must find three stamp stations that changes locations each day in each bug, fish, and fossil rooms in order to earn a prize from Blathers.
Flea Market Wild World:
September 3, October 1, and November 5
City Folk:
September 25, October 23, and November 27
Wild World
City Folk
Players can visit villager's homes and buy selected items of furniture. Likewise, villagers can visit the player's house and buy items from them, at a price set by the player.
Labor Day September 5 Animal Crossing
City Folk
New Leaf
In Animal Crossing, the player can talk to Tortimer near the wishing well to receive a Shop Model. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the player will instead receive the Picnic Basket from the mayor outside the town hall.
La-Di-Day September 10 and November 12 Wild World On this day, the player can hear villagers' suggestions for a new town tune. After the tune is sung to the player, they can decide whether or not they want it saved as the town's new melody.
Sports Fair September 23 to September 24 Animal Crossing Players and villagers compete against each other in for different events - Aerobics, Foot Race, Ball Toss and Tug-o-War.
Yay Day September 25 and November 27 Wild World Villagers swap compliments with the player, and may refer to them infrequently after the event.
Explorer's Day September 12 Animal Crossing
City Folk
New Leaf
The mayor will be near the wishing well to reward the player a Bottled Ship in Animal Crossing. In Animal Crossing: City Folk the player will instead receive the Sailboat Model from Tortimer outside the town hall. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Isabelle will be standing in the plaza waiting to give the player a Sailboat Model. In addition to this there will be a cutout for player to pose with.
Acorn Festival October 3 to 9 Wild World Cornimer will be outside town hall, exchanging Mushroom furniture for acorns.
Halloween October 31 (Northern Hemisphere) Animal Crossing
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
Jack will appear between 6 PM and 1 AM (or between 5 PM and 12 AM in New Horizons). During this time, players can play trick or treat with the villagers or earn Spooky Series furniture by offering candy to Jack.
Mushroom Season Animal Crossing:
October 15 to October 25
City Folk/New Leaf/New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere):
New Horizons (Southern Hemipshere):
Animal Crossing
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
One (Animal Crossing), five (New Leaf and New Horizons) or six (City Folk) mushrooms will appear every day next to trees. In City Folk and New Leaf, one mushroom will be a piece from the Mushroom Series. The others can be sold to Tom Nook or Re-Tail, given to Wendell in City Folk, or eaten by the player. In New Horizons, players can use all five mushroom variants in DIY recipes for the Mush Series.
Harvest Festival /
Turkey Day
November 24 (Northern Hemisphere) Animal Crossing
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
In Animal Crossing and City Folk Franklin will be hiding somewhere in town as Tortimer sets up some tables and food outside the wishing well (Animal Crossing) or town hall (City Folk) to celebrate. In New Leaf and New Horizons (the latter had renamed Harvest Festival to Turkey Day), Franklin will appear in the plaza and request that player collects four ingredients so that he can create a dish. Upon receiving the ingredients he will present the player with a piece of furniture in New Leaf or DIY recipes in New Horizons.

Nook Shopping seasonal events (New Horizons)[edit]

The following is a list of events celebrated through the Nook Shopping app in New Horizons.

Event Dates Items Hemisphere Description
Hinamatsuri February 25 to March 3 Hinaningyo NH Icon.png
Blossom Lantern NH Icon.png
Blossom Lantern
Southern "On this day celebrated across Japan, families wish for their girls to grow up healthy and happy. Many will decorate their homes with dolls representing the wedding of an emperor and empress, seated between bonbori lanterns."
π Day March 1 to 14 Π Pie NH Icon.png
π Pie
Southern "On March 14th, or 3/14, we honor the mathematical constant π (pi), whose first digits are 3.14. In honor of π and its critical importance to the math of circles, many choose to enjoy a circle of their own: a pie!"
Shamrock Day March 10 to 17 Shamrock Doorplate NH Icon.png
Shamrock Doorplate
Shamrock Rug NH Icon.png
Shamrock Rug
Shamrock Soda NH Icon.png
Shamrock Soda
Southern '"No matter where you live, this holiday is a great chance for everyone to show off their shamrock spirit! On this day, folks across the world will decorate buildings, food, and themselves with all the emerald green they can!"
April Fools' Day March 26 to April 1 Whoopee Cushion (Red) NH Icon.png
Whoopee Cushion
Southern "Beloved by some, reviled by others, April 1st—April Fools' Day—is often full of practical jokes and funny fibs. Just remember: the best pranks are ones where both the prankster AND the pranked are laughing!"
Singmogil April 1 to 10 Forsythia NH Icon.png
Southern "Celebrated in South Korea, this is a day for planting trees and caring for our forests. Traditionally, people plant forsythia shrubs, and their eventual flowering is said to herald the arrival of spring."
Prom April 1 to 30 Prom Sash (Red) NH Icon.png
Prom Sash
Prom Flooring NH Icon.png
Prom Flooring
Prom Wall NH Icon.png
Prom Wall
Southern "Mainly celebrated in the USA, prom marks the end of the high-school year with a formal dance. Students wear fancy dresses and tuxedos, and at the finale, they'll often elect a Prom King and a Prom Queen."
Nature Day April 15 to 22 Cool Globe NH Icon.png
Cool Globe
Southern "Use this day to think about and take action for the Earth's environment. Pick up trash, plant trees, recycle... No matter where you live, there are many ways to do your part to make the world a healthier, happier place."
Mother's Day May 1 to 31 Thank-You Mom Mug NH Icon.png
Thank-You Mom Mug
Carnations NH Icon.png
Southern "Mother's Day is a day for saying "thank you" to that warm, loving person who always watches over you. What should go into a gift mug? How about all your love, for starters?" (Thank-You Mom Mug)

"Mother's Day is a day for saying "thank you" to that warm, loving person who always watches over you. Why not send these lovely red carnations with a message card?" (Carnations)

Children's Day April 28 to May 5 Carp Banner NH Icon.png
Carp Banner
Newsprint Helmet NH Icon.png
Newsprint Helmet
Southern "Mainly celebrated in Japan, May 5th is when folks give good wishes for young boys to grow up healthy. Also called "Tango no Sekku," it's a day featuring decorative flags and kabuto helmets made from newspaper."
Cheese Rolling May 22 to May 31 Double Gloucester Cheese NH Icon.png
Double Gloucester Cheese
Southern "Do you love cheese enough to chase a wheel of Double Gloucester down a hill at 60 miles per hour? Many folks in Europe do! It's all fun and games until someone gets curd."
Grape Harvest Festival September 1 to 30 Grape-Harvest Basket NH Icon.png
Grape-Harvest Basket
Northern "Inspired by festivities in Spain, Italy, France, and Germany, this fun festival sees participants don traditional garb for dancing and a large parade to celebrate the grape harvest. Please enjoy your ceremonial basket!"
Moon-Viewing Day September 7 to October 8 Moon Rug NH Icon.png
Moon Rug
Northern "Admiring the moon is a long-held tradition, but our celestial neighbor is especially beautiful as it hangs in the sky at this time of year. Please accept this commemorative moon rug as an event souvenir."


Artwork of fall from New Leaf
Name + Icon Description
Chip NH Character Icon.png
A beaver who hosts the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
C.J. NH Character Icon.png
A beaver who hosts the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Zipper NH Character Icon.png
An anonymous character dressed in a rabbit costume. He gives out DIY recipes during Bunny Day.
Leif NH Character Icon.png
A sloth who will appear more frequently during Nature Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Tom Nook NH Character Icon.png
Tom Nook
A raccoon who hosts May Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Rover NH Character Icon.png
A traveling cat who appears at the end of the maze on May Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Blathers NH Character Icon.png
An owl who hosts the stamp rally during International Museum Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Cornimer NH Character Icon.png
A tortoise who appears during the Acorn Festival.
Jack NH Character Icon.png
The self-proclaimed Czar of Halloween who appears during Halloween.
Franklin NH Character Icon.png
A turkey who appears during the Harvest Festival/Turkey Day.
Tortimer NH Character Icon.png
A tortoise who is the mayor of the player's town. He hosts some events.


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These are the fish and bugs that appear during fall.