LOTRO Farmers Faire 2024 Guide

LOTRO Farmers Faire 2024 Event Guide - All the Quests and Rewards for this Summer Event!

The LOTRO Farmers Faire is one huge celebration of fishing and food! There are so many different types of quests for those Farmers Faire Tokens tokens, so you can choose those you most like the sound of and enjoy them. So let’s take a look at the 2024 Farmers Faire – and the gazillion things you can do to celebrate it!

When is the Farmers Faire?

Per the LOTRO Events Schedule, the 2024 Farmers Faire:

  • Starts: 15th August 2024 (3pm UK Time)
  • Ends: 4th September 2024 (3am /servertime)

Barter Currency and Fish

At the Faire, there are various barter currencies:

  • Farmers Faire Tokens Farmers Faire Tokens: For Festival Rewards.
  • Festivity Tokens Festivity Tokens: for unique rewards for running the Seasonal Instances.
  • Big Fish Big Fish
  • Celebhal (Barter Fish) Celebhal
  • Easy Fish Easy Fish
  • Golden Redfish (Barter Fish) Golden Redfish
  • Small Fish Small Fish
  • Puny Fish Puny Fish
  • Silver Haddock (Barter Fish) Silver Haddock
  • Other Fish: Possible, Bad, Tricky, Unlikely Fish (These come from the staged Quest Fishy, Very Fishy.

Note: barter fish can be exchanged for Farmers Faire Tokens Farmers Faire tokens. Or, use them in part-exchange for cosmetics from Quartermasters.

Farmers Faire Quests

Festival Travel

While most of the events for the Faire focus around Bywater, there are also quests at Sandson’s Farm and Bamfurlong (see Farms of the Shire). You can use the Fast Travel horses at Bywater instead of riding around The Shire, unless you want to of course! There are also insta-travel horses to The Taste of Hobbiton and the Keg-Hopping Race.

Fishing Quests

There are a number of fishing quests during Farmers Faire. Some are at Bywater, but they can also be found in Ered Luin and Bree-land, so enjoy the travel! The Questgiver dialogues also stress that a few of them are based on random numbers. This means regardless of the quality of your rod or how progressed your fishing hobby is, you have the same chance of success as every other player!

Read: LOTRO Fishing – How to Get Started

Big Fish, Little Fish

The aim of this is to catch 7 Big Fish and not catch 5 little fish. This quest is based on chance/random numbers. That means it doesn’t matter how advanced your fishing skill is, nor how good your fishing rod is. Even if you fail this quest, depending on how many fish you catch you can exchange some fish for tokens at the barter vendor – so you don’t really “lose out”.

Community Tip: This quest resets every 24 hours, not at the global reset of 3am.

Fishy, Very Fishy

A variant on the above, Fishy, Very Fishy is a multi-stage quest. The aim is to catch 10 types of “good fish” but not catch one “bad fish”.

Note: this is a Staged quest, with the 10 ‘Good Fish’ being less and less probable – at least as far as I can discern.

I’ve never managed to complete this – and there is a Title available if you do (“Amazing Angler”). But again you can exchange the fish you do catch for Farmers Faire Tokens.

Pond or Thief?

My FibroJedi Character fishing in LOTRO at the Farmer's Faire
Goldie Tunnelly has lost a number of items, having had them “stolen” by the Pond at Bywater! You have to fish for them! This is a straightforward fish-until-you-finish job. You need to catch a chair, some spectacles, a tea-cup, a hat and a list of lost goods!

Note: You may receive “You cannot take that” warnings through this quest. I expect that’s where the “invisible dice” rolled an item you have already caught!

Hired Hook

Hired Hook Farmers Faire Quest - How BIG are these worms?!
Petunia Hornblower has been tasked with catching her own fish for dinner, a job normally reserved for her brother. Not realising how much effort (and disguting-ness!) was involved before she ate the fish meals she enjoyed, she instead asks you to help her catch the fish! This is a multi-stage quest but is not all that time consuming:

  1. Dig Up 5 Worms from Moist Earth nearby. Place these in the provided bucket.
  2. As Petunia hates the idea of hooking the worm, you have to do this for her! At the same Bucket as Stage 1.
  3. Catch 5 Suitable Dinner Fish because Petunia doesn’t want to drown the worms!
  4. Go converse with her brother in Hobbiton and then try to get out of helping Petunia for the rest of the day!

Stocking the Pond

You only need to do Stocking the Pond once per character. You have to travel around Middle-Earth (specifically Thorin’s Hall, Celondim and Bree-land Pond) to catch fish to replenish the Bywater Fishing Lake.

  • Where is the best place to find Amberjacks?
    That would be Thorin’s Hall on the West Side of the building!
  • Where is the best place to find Drums?
    At the pond just South of Bree
  • Where is the best place to find Luillims?
    At Celondim Docks, not far away from the Stable Master

Once you have completed Stocking the Pond once it unlocks 4 fishing spree quests:

Why would you want to fish for that long? you may ask! Because Amberjack Amberjacks, Luillim Luillims and Drum Drum are all Barter Currency which can be converted into Farmers Faire Tokens Farmers Faire Tokens, or select cosmetic gear at the Quartermaster. And after you’ve run around after everyone, 20 minutes of LOTRO fishing is quite relaxing I assure you!

Great Mathom Fishing Swap

The main focus of this quest is fishing for Mathom Mathoms and Well-kept Mathom Well-Kept Mathoms ! These can be consumed (if you are L20 or over – and have completed The Founding WritExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab)) to improve your reputation with the Mathom Society – with reputation increases granting LOTRO Points LOTRO Points, so share them with your other characters.

  • Pick up the quest from Mellia Pott at the Bywater fishing hut.
  • Equip your fishing rod and quick-slot your Hobby skill.
  • Fish for Mathoms for 10 minutes! And some weeds…

See my Guide to LOTRO Fishing if you need a little more help!

Bywater Quests (non-Fishing)

While some quest-givers can be found near Bywater Pond, not all are purely about fishing. Here are the non-fishing quests you can pick up in, or near, Bywater.

Belongings Gone Fishing | Manning the Market | “Shopping Lists” | Apple Shopping | Fresh Savoury Mushroom Stew | A Nosey Request | Fat Mayor | Bounder Rounds | Revenge of the Drunkards | Restocking the Market

Belongings Gone Fishing

Mosco appears to have lost things while enjoying the Summer heat. Who has left fishing equipment and *gasp* his Elevenses somewhere in the vicinity of the Bywater Fishing Lake! Thankfully you, unlike he, are capable of retrieving these things for him!

Coordinates and screenshots provided below to help you find them.

Manning the Market

Although it is a timed mission, you can help all 6 customers out easily within the 15 minute deadline. Collect items on shopping lists from indecisive Hobbits, wake up lazy vendors, and make a delicious mushroom soup.

You can earn 24 × Farmers Faire Tokens Farmers Faire Tokens in short space of time so it is very rewarding! Here are the components:

A Shopping List | A Market List | A Vendor List | Apple Shopping | A Nosey Request | Fresh Savoury Mushroom Stew

Fresh Savoury Mushroom Stew

For this quest you must find the recipe for the Fresh Savoury Mushroom Stew and then carry out the recipe’s instructions to make the stew! Unlike the shopping lists, which could be done in any order, you must do this in order. Which makes sense, as it’s a recipe! Here are the main steps to complete this quest:

* sorry these are low-res. They’re from a couple of years ago. If I have chance I’ll try to refresh some of these to do LOTRO justice!

↑ Manning the Market Quests ↑

Fat Mayor

As many of you seemed to search specifically for this quest, I have created a separate LOTRO Fat Mayor Quest Guide.

This will open in a new tab or window so you don’t lose your place on this Faire guide.

Bounder Rounds

Bounder Rounds sees you team up with The Bounders who are playing Bouncers at the Farmers Faire. They are here to make sure people don’t indulge in too much alcohol! Your job is to tell off 7 Hobbits for drunkeness, but avoid telling off 2 Sober Hobbits. The way to do this is to ‘listen in’ to people’s conversations. You can spot a drunken Hobbit by reading what they are saying, to know if they have had too much booze. This is often indicated by a misspelling or words getting in the wrong order.

A tip to new LOTRO players:

If you are not seeing any text appearing over the Hobbits in Bywater you have Speech Bubbles turned off. Head into Settings, search for “Bubble” and tick the box.

Community Tip: (thanks to 2 players):

If you’re quick, you can accuse the same Hobbit twice. Give them a good old telling off!

To avoid duplicating what others have done, here’s the Wiki entry with the complete list of what to watch out for!

Revenge of the Drunkards

Once you’ve managed to successfully reprimand seven drunkards, you unlock Revenge of the Drunkards and switch sides! Speak with the nameless Drunkard near the entrance to the Green Dragon to begin. After downing a pint and addling your brain, the fun begins!

The aim is to throw 10 Rotten Vegetables at Bounders without being spotted! The safest way I’ve managed to play this is to focus on the one wandering Bounder near the Green Dragon and stand on the hill or rooftop at the East of Bywater. You can then lob projectiles like some veg-wielding sniper!

For Revenge of the Drunkards you can also stand behind the fence to the north of Bounder Boffin (i.e. towards the fishing hole) and lob veg at him with impunity. Every now and again the other Bounder will wander into range and you can clobber him also.

Thanks Phil, I immediately changed to this strategy and probably halved the time it took to complete the quest!

Restocking the Market

Sperling Took needs to keep certain aspects of the Faire working well, so needs your help fetching items from around The Shire. There are a number of routes you need in order to get the Helping Hand title. He also provides you with a “magic” pie to help you run faster!

Note: The magic pie speed buff is NOT applied if you have another speed buff in play such as: temporary comsumables, out-of-combat run speed jewellery, Warden’s “Forced March” and Hunter’s “Find the Path” skill. You’ll need to cancel your current buff for the pie to work!

  • You can only do ONE Restocking the Market Quest per day. So it will take you 8 Days to complete the Helping Hand Deed.

Egg Scramble Event

Warning: if there are three or more other players in this area, come back later to do this!

A fun, timed event, the aim is to pick up 5 White Eggs dropped by frantic, clucking chickens before the time runs out! Other players will be racing to collect the same eggs! There are other coloured eggs which have Deeds attached to them. But be careful of picking up bad eggs – the more you collect the more blurred your vision becomes! Look for the mouldy gas coming from them!

LOTRO Egg Scramble Event Video
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LOTRO Egg Scramble Event Video

There are also different coloured eggs that give multiple Farmers Faire Tokens. But using the different coloured eggs also progresses the Coloured Eggs Deed.

The Golden Egg?

I’ve seen numerous players say ‘Wow I got a golden egg! I thought that was just a myth!’. Myth, no – legend, very likely! Thanks to Archosaur for providing the shot below proving that the mysterious Golden Egg does indeed exist! And also to Lasswen for the Collect the Golden Egg Deed entry too!

Egg Scramble Rewards

If you collect 5 White Eggs you win 10 × Farmers Faire Tokens. And all good eggs can be ‘used’ to gain extra tokens too! So if you can collect 5 White Eggs, you come away with a minimum of 15 × Farmers Faire Tokens Farmers Faire Tokens. Even more if you find the coloured ones.

This can only be done once a day.

Going Hungry

Summer seems to make an awful lot of people very forgetful. Blame the heat, the overflow of food and drink…or the pipe-weed! Who knows? This time Melliot has lost his lunch, which consists of: Bread, Eggs, Cheese, Porridge and Fresh Mushrooms. Interesting Picnic! Here’s where you can find them all!

Maggot’s Mushroom Hunt

I am totally awful at this event! Ah, but does that deter me from playing it? Yes, I’m afraid it does. Others love it and are great at it though!

Farmer Maggot is famous for his mushrooms and Hobbit’s love to try to sneak into his field and steal some! So that is your aim! In the time the event runs, you have to pick 8 mushrooms and avoid Farmer Maggot’s dogs – Grip, Fang and Wolf!

To get the quest’s 10 × Farmers Faire Tokens reward you have to avoid the dogs until the round is over.

If you succeeed however you’ll have earned a minimum of 18 Tokens and likely 20+.

This is only repeatable once a day.

Party Tree Quests

Here are the LOTRO Farmers Faire quests that can be found around the Party Tree.

Defeat the Heat

Heat Waves are wandering flames you can find around the Party Tree and nearby paths. In years past you had to clear these from different areas. Now, however, you can defeat them wherever you find them.

So long as you don’t annoy other players, you can defeat the same one over and over, if you like.

Too Much Festival

The first ‘lost items’ quest is Too Much Festival. Foxglove Tunnelly is the quest-giver. It requires you to search an area of The Shire for: a teapot, a parasol, some wine, a book and a ball of twine. Here is where you can find all the items she needs!

Too Much Festival Additional Reward

  • Virtue XP +50
  • Farmers Faire Tokens × 4 Farmers Faire Tokens

Crash Landing

Ice Delivery

Ice Delivery actually starts a mini quest-chain. After delivering the huge block of ice to Bywater, you can then help to make frozen sweet cream. This ends up being delivered back to the Party Tree.

Here’s route I take for Ice Delivery, which avoids all hobbits and cats and completes the delivery in half the available time:

LOTRO Ice Delivery Video
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LOTRO Ice Delivery Video

Other Quests

I wanted to mention these, but they really require no write-up.

Flying High

Flying High Quest - Fly Kites in and around Hobbiton

Fly kites around the Party Tree and near Hobbiton.

All kites are marked on your map, no searching needed!

Cooling Off

LOTRO Cooling Off Fountain Emote
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LOTRO Cooling Off Fountain Emote

Gulp some water into your mouth and “Create a Fountain” to cool off overheating patrons. Yes, spit that water over them and hope that they’re grateful!

See Emotes to get this spit-spray for your character. Lovely.

For both these quests, the exact locations of the kites/patrons are marked on your map.

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Ered Luin Quests

While you’re roaming Ered Luin on Fishing quests, you can also pick up two others.

Missing Things – Lalfor’s List

Elves may be immortal, but they are not perfect. Case in point, Lalfor has lost a few things around Duillond. You will need to look up as well as around – so enjoy the views while you retrieve his items!

Forgotten Errands – Ambi’s List

More than a Wager

Quest-giver: Skalli, at The Keg-hopping Race.

While you wait for the Keg Race to begin go help Skalli with his woes. Well, he’s very relatable. He keeps betting on the wrong Dwarf and declares that he hates festivals! In his anger he’s thrown his own stuff all over the place. So, instead of doing it himself, he sends you. Some people are best left brooding, to be honest.

At the Races!

There are two races for you, one is a food race and the other a drinking one! You can travel to these locations from the Party Tree. And each individual race track also has the insta-horses to the other race.

These are Now Dailies

These are only repeatable daily now, unlike previous years. Thanks MinstrelByNightExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab).

The Keg-hopping Race

There are four drunken sops (“fine, upstanding Dwarves”) taking part in an ale race around the wee circuit. Which one will you support?

Note: Nearby Quest: More than a Wager.

The Taste of Hobbiton

In a similar vein to The Keg-hopping Race, the Taste of Hobbiton pits for Hobbits against each other. This time, the contestants eat from tables around the track. Some food makes them slow down until the next table. I also noticed that some may run a little quicker, at least to the first table. It’s hard to tell after that!

Race Deeds

If you manage to ‘bet’ and win on all of the racers (in both races) you unlock a new title: Title Lucky Duck!

Too Much of Everything Deed

Someone told me yesterday that I was missing a deed and, indeed, I am! Too Much of EverythingExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab) is completed when you bet on and win all racers three times in both races. That grants you the joyous /heave emote – I guess because if you do too much running while having a full stomach…


I will aim to have this updated within an hour of the event going live. Please bear with me as I bring the new 2024 to the guide!

You can purchase rewards (for tokens) from two vendors:

Newest Rewards

Visit the Caltha Tunnelly for the new rewards and previous Farmers Faire themed items.

Old & Summer Rewards

You can barter for previous Summer Festival rewards from Dill Goodchild.

New Cosmetic Outfits 2024

LOTRO have given us some sneak peeks of the rewards before the event starts. So, I can only share what everyone has.

Fire-fox Mask

LOTRO Fire-fox Mask Cosmetic | Farmers Faire45 × Farmers Faire Tokens Farmers Faire Tokens

More Info →

Previous Years’ Cosmetic Outfits and Items

Browse all the past Faire cosmetics by clicking/tapping the button below. I’ve laid it out in various sections, but if you are looking for a specific item, then use the A-Z tab, or bung the name into my site’s search.

Farmers Faire Cosmetics Library

Festivity Token Cosmetics

During the Farmers Faire you can earn Festivity Tokens Festivity Tokens. You do this by running the Seasonal Instance The Perfect Picnic. Remember, you can earn Festivity Tokens Festivity Tokens at any event that has a Seasonal Instance, so they are not event-specific. Here are the cosmetics available during Farmers Faire:

You can see both the hooded and unhooded versions by clicking/tapping the cloak above.

Quartermaster Cosmetics

From the Quartermasters at Celondim Docks, Thorin’s Hall and Bree Pond you can obtain a Ceremonial Dress. The colour varies at each location – white, green and blue. You can’t preview other colours in outfit preview, so I don’t know that you can dye the dress other colours. I need to test whether this is feasible if you have Wardrobe access, however.

Blue Ceremonial Dress

15 × Farmers Faire Tokens

More Info →

Green Ceremonial Dress

15 × Farmers Faire Tokens

More Info →

White Ceremonial Dress

15 × Farmers Faire Tokens

More Info →

To purchase a Ceremonial Dress you will need one of the Rare Fish from each region plus 15 Farmers Faire Tokens Festival Tokens.

  • Celondim: Celebhal (Barter Fish) Celebhal
  • Thorin’s Hall: Silver Haddock (Barter Fish) Silver Haddock
  • Bree Pond: Golden Redfish (Barter Fish) Golden Redfish

Cosmetic Pet(s) and Kites

All pets cost 60 × Farmers Faire Tokens Farmers Faire Tokens.

New Pets for 2024

Last Year’s Farmers Faire Tokens Pets

Previous Years’ Pets

To see all the pets available from the Farmers Faire, head over to my LOTRO Pets page and select “Farmers Faire”.


Steed of the Blazing Firmament 80×Farmers Faire Tokens

Mount Details Here →

Previous Steeds/Mounts

For other mounts, including more that are available for Farmers Faire Tokens Farmers Faire Tokens, see my Farmers Faire Mounts.

LOTRO Farmers Faire Mounts and Steeds List

War-Steed Cosmetics

Most Farmers Faire mounts have the equivalent look available as war-steed appearances too. I’ve organised them into a Farmers Faire War-Steeds page for you.

LOTRO Farmers Faire War-Steed Cosmetics - Preview all Faire War-steed Appearances before you buy.


You can acquire previous Summer Festival emotes from the “Festival Rewards” Hobbit at Bywater. You simply use your Farmers Faire Tokens to acquire them, now.

All emotes cost 80 Farmers Faire Tokens:

Hobbit Dance 4 Emote
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Hobbit Dance 4 Emote

This is ‘ow I wash me dog, do-dah!
Bubble Fish Pipe Emote
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Bubble Fish Pipe Emote

It’s smoking, Frodo, but not as you know it!
Cooling Off Fountain Emote
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Cooling Off Fountain Emote

Spray water… out of your mouth! Like so:


There are four dyes available at this event, two for Mithril Coin Mithril Coins and two for Farmers Faire Tokens Farmers Faire Tokens. These alternate each year, so stock up while you can!

  • 6 × Shire Peach Dyes: 30 × Mithril Coin Tokens
  • 6 × Dark Clay Dyes: 30 × Mithril Coin Tokens
  • 6 × Rohan Green Dyes: 10 × Mithril Coin Mithril Coins
  • 6 × Sunset Orange Orange Dyes: Mithril Coin Mithril Coins

Homestead Decorations

See Déco du Milieu for Farmers Faire Decorations
LOTRO Events are a community affair. And as is my custom, to see the decorations you can acquire for your homestead in Middle-Earth, please see the excellent resource at Déco Du Milieu!

Malgré le fait que les liens dessous sont en anglais, vous pouvez aussi les lire en français: Les décorations de la Foire des FermiersExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab).

If you want to see decorations in their previous Summer Festival and Farmers Faire here are the links:

Which Vendors Sell Decorations?

You can exchange LOTRO Farmers Faire tokens for decorations from Caltha Tunnelly (Current Rewards), Dill Goodchild (past Summer Festival rewards) and Quartermaster NPCs.

Farmers Faire Deeds

There will be duplicates in this guide until I’ve finished merging in the old Summer Festival deeds.

Rare Fish Title

The Fortunate Festival Fishes Deed grants the Rare Fish title, but it takes some dedication! You will need to catch:

  • 20 × Starry Flounder (Bywater Pond)
  • 20 × Golden Redfish (Bree Pond)
  • 20 × Silver Haddock (Thorin’s Hall)
  • 20 × Celebhal (Celondim Docks)

Fine Faire Fishing

Earn 5 × Farmers Faire Tokens by completing:

  1. Big Fish, Little Fish × 3
  2. Pond or Thief? × 3
  3. Hired Hook × 1

Helping Hand Title

If you complete all the delivery routes for Restocking the Market, then you earn the Helping Hand title and 5 × LOTRO Points.

Sunshine Title

The Celebrating Sunshine Deed gives you the Sunshine title. A few notes:

  • The “Go Fishing In” parts only complete once you have finished Stocking the Pond. Then complete the 20min fishing quests at Thorin’s Hall, Celondim Docks and Bree-land Pond.
  • The “Go Fishing at Bywater” part is granted by completing the 10min fishing quest “The Fishing-Hole”, which is immediately available after finishing Stocking the Pond.
  • Fireworks for the Festival (Bree Festival Grounds) is a timed 1hr quest but you can pre-purchase the fireworks before picking up the quest. To do so, find the Fireworks Vendors in: Bree-land Festival Grounds, Duillond, Thorin’s Hall Inn, the Party Tree.

Important: if you logged into LOTRO during the Anniversary Event, you should have received a bunch of these through gift boxes. Check your bags and other storage before spending coin!

Farmer-Friend Title

To gain this title, you have to complete five deeds: Helping Hand, At the Farmers Faire, Fine faire Fishing, Sandsons’ Egg Scramble (first tier) and Maggot’s Mushroom victories (first tier) .

At the Farmers Faire

Earn 5 × Tokens by completing:

  1. Bounder Rounds × 3
  2. Revenge of the Drunkards × 3
  3. Fat Mayor × 3
  4. Manning the Market × 3
  5. Restocking the Market × 3
  6. A Tour of the Farmers Faire × 1

TL;DR Enjoy The 2023 LOTRO Farmers Faire

An event with a wide variety of activities, the LOTRO Farmers Faire is a really fun festival to attend. Tokens are pretty easy to rack up in this event, so kick back, relax and enjoy!

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Fibro Jedi

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