LOTRO Events Calendar 2020 – Schedule of Festivals, Boosts and Events

LOTRO Events Calendar Schedule 2020

I’ve been meaning to create this wee post for probably two years! So, I’ve finally done it – a visual up-to-date, 2020 LOTRO Events Calendar. I’ve broken it down by month and will try to keep the current month at the top to make it easy and useful. And I’ve peppered it with lovely LOTRO screenshots too. If you want to skip to a particular month, simply tap it in the list below. As usual, the LOTRO schedule is packed of boosts, events and festivals – the heartbeat of community get togethers! Let’s take a look!
Note: Some festival start/end dates change and no “Encore” dates have yet been announced. When things do change, I’ll update this as quickly as possible.

What Time Do LOTRO Events Start and Finish?

Generally speaking, events and festivals in The Lord of the Rings Online

  • Start: 10am EST, 2pm or 3pm UK Time (Depending on British Summer Time changes)
  • End: 3am EST, 7am or 8am UK Time

May 2020

21st – 26th May: VIP, Double XP(Recognition)

A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! This should stack with other XP boosts and Enhanced XP packs, too. Maybe if you’ve been considering becoming a VIP, now’s the time?

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June 2020

4th – 8th June: Hobnanigans
Head to the Bree Hobnanigans field for chickens, fun PvP and unique rewards! Learn More →

11th – 15th June: +20% Virtue XP
Boost your stats and your LOTRO Points and blitz those deeds you’ve been putting off (for years)?

17th June – 9th July: Summer Festival!
LOTRO Summer Festival Event Guide 2020
Middle-Earth celebrates Summer in style. Of course “what style” depends on who you ask! Go fishing in the Shire, Celondim, Bree and Thorin’s Hall, help keep party-goers cool and fly kites. Drop your urgent quests and relax at the LOTRO Summer Festival! Take tokens earned and trade them for cosmetics outfits, pets, mounts and more. And drag your friends along for the Seasonal Instance, The Perfect Picnic!

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July 2020

Remember: the LOTRO Summer Festival ends on the 9th July!

1st – 6th July: +25% Skirmish Marks

Dive into LOTRO’s Solo or Fellowship Skirmishes and get 25% more marks to spend on upgrades or cosmetics at the Skirmish Camp! Don’t forget to update your Skirmish Soldier’s training and skills, though!

16th – 20th July: +25% Crafting XP

Catch-up on your crafting and level your abilities 25% quicker! Craft XP does not apply to ‘processing’ skills like Prospecting or Forestry.

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August 2020

6th – 10th August: Hobnanigans
Put down your weapons and go play the field game against other players for rewards only available at Hobnanigans! Learn More →

13th – 17th August: Buried Treasure Event
The second and last Buried Treasure Event of 2020! Finish what you started earlier in the year and unearth those rewards that evaded you last time.
LOTRO Buried Treasure Event Guide

20th – 24th August: 10% Motes/Embers
Earn more 10% on deconstructing items to Motes of Enchantment or Embers of Enchantment.

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September 2020

3rd – 9th September: VIP, Double XP(Recognition)
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! Feel like you’re missing out? Why not become a VIP and also get free LOTRO points and free access to some questpacks at the same time?

10th – 14th September: +25% XP

All players, including Free-to-Players, get 25% extra XP on quest completions and defeating foes. Get levelling!

17th – 21st September: Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariner

A ship has run aground along the Brandywine towards Evendim! Can you help them out and get fab pirate-themed rewards? Arrr, that ye can!

18th – 24th September: Bilbo Baggins’ Birthday!

A week of celebrating the birthday of the (in)famous Hobbit! Collect people’s favourite stories about Bilbo then go and give him the gift of those memories. He’s eleventy-one again, you know!

24th – 28th September: +20% Virtue XP
Boost your Virtue stats and your LOTRO Points. Being virtuous and entrepreneurial work well together, you know!
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October 2020

1st – 5th October: Hobnanigans
Play a delicate game of chicken-thwacking against other players for event-only rewards! Learn More →

8th October – 2nd November: Fall / Harvestmath Festival
Relax in all things Autumn, food and spookiness, it’s Fall / Harvest Festival again!
LOTRO Fall Festival Guide 2020 - Harvestmath Rewards and Quest Guide
Run riot in the Haunted Burrow, get lost in Wistmead and its ever-changing Wheat Maze! Seasonal cosmetics, pets, mounts and tons more. There’s tons to enjoy, so jump in!
Yes I’ll update the graphics to 2020 when I get around to it!

15th October – 21st October: Durin’s Day
If you’ve at least reached the Dale-Lands, you can take part in the Durin’s Day Event! Unravel story and earn some titles along the way. If not for one particular Durin’s Day, a certain Hobbit’s future would have been somewhat different! More about Durin’s Day on the Wiki → as I am nowhere near Dale on my main yet!

22nd – 26th October: 10% Motes/Embers
Earn more 10% on deconstructing items to Motes of Enchantment or Embers of Enchantment.

29th October – 2nd November: +25% Crafting XP

Catch-up on your crafting and level your abilities 25% quicker! Craft XP does not apply to ‘processing’ skills like Prospecting or Forestry.

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November 2020

Remember: Fall / Harvest Festival and +25% Crafting XP Boost end on the 2nd November!

10th – 16th November: +25% Skirmish Marks

Been putting off those Epic-enforced Skirmishes? No longer! Get 25% more marks for gear and Skirmish Soldier upgrades at the Skirmish Camp.

25th – 30th November: VIP, Double XP (Recognition)

A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks!

↑ List of Months


December 2020

3rd – 7th December: Hobnanigans
Your last chance of 2020 to get those chicken-themed rewards! It’s finger-clicking good, don’t you know? Learn More →

10th – 14th December: +20% Virtue XP
Boost your Virtue stats and your LOTRO Points. Being virtuous and entrepreneurial work well together, you know!

10th December – 5th January: Yule(tide) Festival
It’s holiday season! Head to Winter-home in Frostbluff for the LOTRO Yule Festival! Build Snowmen, throw snowballs, help the poor, cause mayhem for the Mayor and try to ungrumpify the Snow-Beasts! Relax and enjoy a festive end to 2020!
LOTRO Yule Festival 2020 Guide - Quests and Rewards from Winter-Home and Frostbluff! Mounts, Cosmetics, Pets and more!
Yes, it says 2019 😛 I’ll update it nearer the time! But all Event quests and many past rewards can be found here to help you!

23rd – 28th December: +25% XP
Last XP boost event of 2020, all players including Free-to-Play get 25% XP. Couple this with Yule and level even quicker without risk to life and limb?

30th December 2020 – 4th January 2021: VIP, Double XP (Recognition)

Did I just write 2021? My life! A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks!

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TL;DR – A Year Crammed With Fab LOTRO Events!

LOTRO Events range from boosting XP through to the fantastic story and quest-rich festivals. There really is something for everyone! I hope you can find some things in the LOTRO Events Calendar you can enjoy. Festivals and Events have a way of bringing the LOTRO Community together, so come along and belong. Here’s to a great 2020 in The Lord of the Rings Online!


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Fibro Jedi

A 30-something Shadow Jedi, married and have a small daughter. By that I mean "young", not just "short". I have a chronic pain condition called Fibromyalgia andI play LOTRO, SWTOR and FFXIV and blog about two of them. Social Media has connected me with so many people and some of those have become amazing friends too! As a hobby I am relearning drawing, which you can see on my DeviantArt profile.

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Anonymouse
2nd February 2020 9:54 pm

Thank you for making a list – it’s much appreciated. Is the date for farmers event not known, yet?