When is the Farmers Faire?
Per the LOTRO Events Schedule, the 2022 Farmers Faire:
- Starts: 9th August 2022 (3pm UK Time) Convert Time
- Ends: 30th August 2022 (3am /servertime) Convert Time
Barter Currency and Fish
- Farmers Faire Tokens: For Festival Rewards.
- Festivity Tokens: for unique rewards for running the Seasonal Instances.
- Big Fish
- Easy Fish
- Golden Redfish
- Small Fish
- Puny 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. Or, use them in part-exchange for cosmetics from Quartermasters.
Where to Exchange Fish for Tokens?
You are looking for NPCs who have the Quartermaster title. Godo Bracegirdle at Bywater Pond will take your fish and give you tokens in return.
Thanks to Sharon for finding that all Quartermasters now exchange all barter fish for tokens. These are at Bywater Fishing Hole, Bree Pond, Celondim Docks and by the river in Thorin’s Hall.
FJ Note: I’m also fairly sure there is one at the Party Tree.
Farmers Faire Quests
You can pick up the Farmers Faire wrapper – A Sunny Faire Day from Campanula Chubb in Bywater and/or the Party Tree.
Make sure you pick up all three quest wrappers. One is a “wrapper of wrappers” and grants bonus rewards for each stage.
Where Are Festival Quests Found?
Most of the quests for this event are at The Party Tree and at Bywater (the village proper and the nearby pond).
You can also find quests at:
- The Party Tree
- Celondim, Ered Luin: “Sitting by the Dock” fishing quest.
- Duillond, Ered Luin:, “Missing Things” for Lalfor, along with a dancing quest.
- Thorin’s Hall: “A River Runs Through It”, fishing quest, “Forgotten Errands” for Ambi, along with a dancing quest.
- Bree-land Pond (just South of the Skirmish Camp): “To the Pond” fishing quest.
- The Race Courses: at Bree-land Race Track (near the Festival Ground) and the Shire (just South of Michel Delving)
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?
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!
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:
- Dig Up 5 Worms from Moist Earth nearby. Place these in the provided bucket.
- As Petunia hates the idea of hooking the worm, you have to do this for her! At the same Bucket as Stage 1.
- Catch 5 Suitable Dinner Fish because Petunia doesn’t want to drown the worms!
- 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
- 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:
- A River Runs Through It (Thorin’s Hall)
- Sitting on the Dock “of the bay!” – (Celondim)
- The Pond (Just South of Bree)
- To the Fishing-Hole (Bywater Pond)
Why would you want to fish for that long? you may ask! Because Amberjacks, Luillims and Drum are all Barter Currency which can be converted into Farmers Faire Tokens, or select cosmetic gear at the Quartermaster. And after you’ve run around after everyone, 20 minutes fishing is quite relaxing I assure you!
Great Mathom Fishing Swap
- 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
Shopping List Quests
There are 3 shopping list quests. These are lists made by Hobbits of items they need for the Faire. But you must read them carefully to make sure you pick up the right item. If you pick up a wrong one, then you have to start that list over.
All items are in the Market area outside the Green Dragon in Bywater. Instead of detailling what each paragraph means, I’m going to list the right items in the right order.I will also steer you away from things you do not need.
A Shopping List
- Red Onion
- Green Apple
- White Bread
- Small Cabbage
- Port Chop (the huge leg-looking thing)
- Soft Cheese (the white one)
A Market List
- White Onion
- Green Apple
- White Bread
- No Cabbage
- No Meat
- Hard Cheese (Orangy coloured one)
A Vendor List
- White Onion
- No Apples
- Brown/Seeded Bread
- Large Cabbage
- Hard Cheese (Orangy coloured one)
- Related items do not become unusable just because you’ve selected the right one. You could still pick up the wrong cheese as well as the right one!
- If you get stuck, use the items’ tooltips.
This is really easy! Behind the Market Stallholder are 3 crates of Apples. You must rummage around them to find:
- 1 Golden Apple
- 3 Green Apples
- 6 Red Apples
Because the crates are randomly generated, you can loot the same crate over and over until you get what you need. It’s probably less annoying to the other players to do that too.
Note: if you get extra Red, Green or Golden Apples keep them for another day as they will still count!
A Nosey Request
Hobbits don’t like to do much that requires effort! That includes manning the stalls at the Farmers Faire so that the Shire can enjoy a great time. So you need to go and find three “Lazy Vendors” and “encourage” them back to work. Their locations are on the map but you can find them:
- Behind the Bar at the Green Dragon
- In the Mushroom Tent (where you have just been while making stew)
- At the Methel-Stage North East of Bywater
Then just…yell at them!
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!
This is The Shire. Food is part of the culture, and possibly the identity, of any Hobbit. And the Mayor leads by example.
You have to bring 6 things the Mayor asks for and not bring him 3 things he doesn’t want. This is time-consuming but yields 5 Farmers Faire Tokens. However you can do this alongside Bounder Rounds to reduce waiting time!
Please be aware that not all comments made by the Mayor require something fetching. If in doubt, wait for another comment. You don’t get penalised for missing an item, only for fetching a wrong one!
What Does He Want?
I didn’t use a cheat-sheet when I first wrote this guide, so here are the lines I figured out for you to use!
- All this eating is hard work, I need to replenish! Water
- Bland bland bland: Salt
- Bread is too dry: Butter
- Did Opal forget to season this? Salt
- I need to cleanse my palate: Wine
- It burns, it burns! Milk
- It’s missing something: Salt
- Need something tart: Wine
- Needs a dab of something: Butter
- Nice and salty, but my mouth is now dry: Bucket of Water
- Not quite rich enough: Butter
- S- s- spicy, save me! Milk
- So Thirsty: Bucket of Water
- Spicy, spicy, spicy!: Milk
- Too fine a dish to be eaten without an accompaniment: Wine
- Too much pepper: Milk
Phrases to Ignore
- Adding to this dish would spoil its taste.
- Crisp flavour, hearty, and a clean aftertaste!
- First sweet, then salty, then savoury — the flavours compliment each other well!
- Lovely, lovely.
- Mmm! Whoever made this is worthy of great admiration.
- That was a passable meal, I suppose.
From LOTRO-Wiki, which I used rather than waiting with baited breath for the next exclamation I could ignore him say!
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
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
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
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!
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 × . 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. Even more if you find the coloured ones.
This can only be done once a day since 2022.
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!
29.7S, 72.0W – Appledores
30.4S, 71.4W – The Grange
Maggot’s Mushroom Hunt
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!
Party Tree Quests
Here are the LOTRO Farmers Faire quests that can be found around the Party Tree.
Defeat the Heat
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
Here’s route I take for Ice Delivery, which avoids all hobbits and cats and completes the delivery in half the available time:
I wanted to mention these, but they really require no write-up.
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
Forgotten Errands requires you to find: A Red Jar, a Green Jar, a Blue Bottle, a Note and a Pack. Here’s a map where the pink dots represent an item’s location:
The only tricky one is Ambi’s Pack, which is above the river near the entrance to Blue Stone Garrison.
If you want to see screenshots, tap below:
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.
It may help, it may not, but here are where the items are on the race track.
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
As of 2022, these are only repeatable daily now, unlike previous years. Thanks MinstrelByNight.
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?
Kolmar, Lar, Signar and Ottó
See how the race unfolds. Different ales have different effects on your dwarves. As in our world, some beers are heavier than others. If, by the end, your choice of drunken sot has won, you’ll get 6 × . If not, then interact with the consolation prize box to retrieve 3 × .
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!
Daffodilly, Burdy, Gladdy and Mudric
As with The Keg-hopping Race, once you’ve picked up The Taste of Hobbiton from Bando Brandybuck, you’ll need to pick up the relevant quest for one of the contestants.
Too Much of Everything Deed
Someone told me yesterday that I was missing a deed and, indeed, I am! Too Much of Everything 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…
You can purchase rewards (for tokens) from two vendors:
New Cosmetic Outfits 2022
You can see both the robe and the dress in various races and body shapes!
2021 CosmeticsLast year's theme was the Green Grocer, so vegetables feature across items in this theme.
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.
Festivity Token Cosmetics
During the Farmers Faire you can earn Festivity Tokens. You do this by running the Seasonal Instance The Perfect Picnic. Remember, you can earn 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.
To purchase a Ceremonial Dress you will need one of the Rare Fish from each region plus 15 Festival Tokens.
Cosmetic Pet(s) and Kites
New Pets for 2022
Festivity Token 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”.
No Mount for 2022
Last Year’s Mount
For other mounts, including more that are available for Farmers Faire Tokens, see my new Farmers Faire Mounts.
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:
This is ‘ow I wash me dog, do-dah!
It’s smoking, Frodo, but not as you know it!
Spray water… out of your mouth! Like so:
Malgré le fait que les liens dessous sont en anglais, vous pouvez aussi les lire en français: Les décorations de la Foire des Fermiers.
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
- 20 × Starry Flounder (Bywater Pond)
- 20 × Golden Redfish (Bree Pond)
- 20 × Silver Haddock (Thorin’s Hall)
- 20 × Celebhal (Celondim Docks)
Fine Faire Fishing
Helping Hand Title
- 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!
At the Farmers Faire
TL;DR Enjoy The 2022 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!