The Stardew Valley Fair is the highlight of the fall festival calendar for Stardew Valley.
This festival allows you to show off your best farm produce at the Grange Display and be rewarded with Star Tokens, which can then be exchanged for a variety of prizes.
After the relaxing Dance of the Midnight Jellies, the Stardew Valley Fair wants to keep you as active as possible. There's a variety of mini-games you can play and even a Fortune Teller.
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Stardew Valley Fair date and time in Stardew Valley explained
The Stardew Valley Fair is one of the most exciting festivals in the game, here are the time and location details:
- Date - 16th Fall
- Time - 9am to 3pm
- Location - Pelican Town
- Return to Farm at - 10pm
Grange Display in Stardew Valley explained
Each Stardew Valley Fair offers you the chance to show off your best farm produce at the Grange Display.
Competing against Pierre, Marnie and Willy, you can place up to nine products into your Grange Display box for Lewis to judge.
Technically you only need to submit five items to the Grange Display to avoid dropping any points, but it's best to fill in every spot and collect as many points as possible.
There are eight categories that you can submit items for:
- Animal Products
- Artisan Goods
It's a good idea to try and submit one item from each category, because having a variety of items will help increase your overall score.
The quality of your submissions is also important, because the higher item quality, the more points you'll receive for it.
For competing in the Grange Display, you'll be rewarded with a number of Star Tokens depending on where you place in the competition.
- First Place - 1,000 Star Tokens
- Second Place - 500 Star Tokens
- Third Place - 200 Star Tokens
- Fourth Place - 50 Star Tokens
- Disqualified - 750 Star Tokens
If you fancy being disqualified from the Grange Display competition, then all you need to do is place a certain mayor's purple boxers in your box. This will upset Lewis, but he will pay you off to keep quiet, which I'm pretty sure makes this blackmail.
Lewis will ask you to return his 'item' the next day, but, if you decide to hang onto the boxers, you'll be able to repeat this trick next year. You will never lose any friendship points from pranking Lewis.
Once you're ready to have your Grange Display judged, go and tell Lewis.
It will take him some time to judge each box, so feel free to go and explore the fair. You'll get a notification once he's finished judging and you need to talk to him to receive your prize.
With Star Tokens in hand, always remember to collect your items from the Grange Display box, because, if you don't, they'll be lost forever.
Star Tokens and mini-games in Stardew Valley explained
You can also earn Star Tokens at the Stardew Valley Fair by competing in a variety of mini-games.
There is a fishing mini-game, where you're rewarded for the number of fish you manage to catch before the time runs out, and a slingshot mini-game, which involves breaking as many targets as possible.
If your pockets are full of cash, you can also purchase Star Tokens from the Token Seller.
One Star Token costs 50g, so, while this is the quickest way to earn Star Tokens, it's by far the most expensive.
The easiest, and cheapest, way to earn Star Tokens, however, is to bet them on the Spinning Wheel.
The Spinning Wheel dial has a 75% chance of landing on green, so the trick is to bet half of your Star Tokens on green and slowly collect as many tokens as you need. Just make sure you don't bet all your tokens at once.
One of the main goals in Stardew Valley is to complete the Community Center bundles or, if you’re corporate minded, you can buy a JojaMart Membership. Fishing is a great way to earn money in Stardew Valley, especially if you decide to use crab pots and ponds. Throughout the year you’ll also be able to take in a variety of festivals, including the Egg Festival, Stardew Valley Fair and the Night Market.
Star Token prizes in Stardew Valley explained
Once you've collected enough Star Tokens, you'll be able to spend them on some prizes.
The four items you can purchase are:
|Dried Sunflowers||100 Star Tokens|
|Fedora||500 Star Tokens|
|Rarecrow (Howl's Moving Castle)||800 Star Tokens|
|Stardrop||2,000 Star Tokens|
Except for the Stardrop, you can purchase one of each item every year.
With the Stardew Valley Fair completed, it's time for the spookiest event in the Stardew Valley calendar - Spirit's Eve!