LOTRO Fall Festival 2020 Guide – Celebrate Harvestmath in Middle Earth!

FJ's LOTRO Fall Fest Guide 2020 - Come to the Harvestmath Event this Autumn!

Autumn has come to Middle Earth! Along with another bumper Harvest comes the 2020 LOTRO Fall Festival! This event is jam-packed (hmm, jam) with activities, jokes to play and a scary, haunted burrow which has mysteriously appeared under Bag End. And don’t forget the mysterious story behind Wistmead and the extra quests you can do there for those precioussss tokens. The LOTRO Fall, Halloween and Harvest Festival is back! (Or Fallharveenmath, as I now call it!).

Mounts, Cosmetics, Pets and Dyes are now all up-to-date! Enjoy!

Fall Festival 2020 Dates

The 2020 Fall / Harvestmath Festival runs from 10am /servertime on 28th October until 3am on the 30th November.

Looking for Wistmead Quests?

Wistmead - where Halloween meets Harvest Festival in LOTRO - Guide to Quests and Wheat Maze
As there are a lot of quests in Wistmead, I have a separate Guide to Wistmead Quests.

A Spirited Harvest (Daily)

Want Virtue XP?

Harvest Spirit

Similar to the Yule Festival, if you take part in 10 Fall Festival activities, you get 3 Fall Fest Tokens. This forms part of A Fortune of Harvest Spirit where you complete 4 Spirited Harvest and get 5 Fall Fest Tokens.

The Hobbit who has these quests is Rosa Hornblower (Not Opal Goodbody).

Bountiful Harvest

1000 Virtue XP is granted for completing A Bountiful Harvest (Intro). So if you complete 10 Quests, for 3 days, then you can earn this XP. Just make sure you pick up A Spirited Harvest every day.

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Fall Festival Quests!

Here are as many Festival quests I could find that don’t relate to Bingo Boffin’s Questline (I’ll get to that later!).

As per usual you can also partake in the Shire and Bree-land Horse Races, and they are worth 3 Tokens each!

Troves and Trickery

What’s a “Trick”?

Troves and Trickery is a quest whereby you find NPCs in the various regions and perform emotes (or “tricks”) on them! LOTRO Wiki provides a lot more detail about the mechanics of this quest. For greater clarity I’ve added the screenshots of each of these so you can easily find them.


Hint: if you want to work these out for yourself, then you’re looking for NPCs with blue rings over their heads. Right click them for dialogue then decipher which emote is most appropriate.

How to Perform a Trick Emote

If you’re new to LOTRO or MMOs in general, Emoting will not be obvious to you. While you can use Collections and drag an emote to your ability bar, Troves and Trickery uses a lot of emotes. So the easiest way is to use the /<emotename> command in the chat box. I’ve put each one below to help you.

Note: the NPC must be selected to count as a trick. Performing the emote near the NPC won’t work.


Tricks in the Shire

And here are your Shire NPCs!

Townperson (29.5S, 71.2W)
Emote: /pick
Farmer (30.7S,. 71.1W)
Emote: /shiver
Townperson (31.5S, 71.4W)
/burp
Townperson Fishing (31.0S, 70.9W)
Emote: /tantrum

Tricks in the Thorin’s Hall

The Quest-giver is in the Thorin’s Hall Inn. And here are your target dwarves for Troves and Trickery who are in various places inside Thorin’s Hall!

Labourer (Tunnels leading to the Inn)
Emote: /whistle
Townperson (Near Hunter Trainer)
Emote: /mock
Townperson (Near Novice Woodworker Vendor)
Emote: /drink
Townperson (Deep in Forging Hall on West Side)
Emote: /flex

Tricks in the Duillond

Quest-giver: Gloreniel in Duillond (Near the dancing area).

Here are the Elves you are keeping an eye out for:

Townperson (24.6S, 92.4W)
Emote: /look
Guardsman (23.9S,. 92.5W)
Emote: /hail
Townperson (24.1S, 93.2W)
Emote: /eat
Musician (24.1S, 93.0W)
Emote: /dance

Tricks in the Bree

Quest-Giver: Bryony Elmwood (Bree Festival Grounds)

Townperson (Near the Prancing Pony)
Emote: /whippitydo
Townperson (Beggar’s Alley): Emote: /crazy
Townperson (32.6S, 50.0W)
Emote: /scold
Townperson (Outside Auction Hall near the Boar Statue
Emote: /no

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Item-Picking Quests

At the main festival areas there are quick pick-a-box style “quests”. They aren’t real quests so don’t count towards the Daily wrapper. But you get a random number of Festival Tokens. These can be done easily alongside Troves and Trickery.

Apple Bobbing, The Party Tree

At the Party Tree you will find a couple of buckets of water, in which are apples! Even if you don’t like apples (I’m looking at you Mr Bingo Boffin), you can bob and retrieve a random apple. This can be traded with the nearby Barter Vendor for 1, 2 or 3 Fall Festival Tokens.
Cooldown: 1 hour.

Box of Geodes, Thorin’s Hall

In Thorin’s Hall Inn there is a chest called a Box of Geodes. You can loot this for a random Geode which can be immediately traded with the nearby Barter Vendor. The geode you find will be worth 1, 2 or 3 Fall Festival Tokens.
Cooldown: 1 hour.

Pumpkin Patch Picking: Bree Festival Grounds

Same principle as the Box of Geodes, but this time you pick from a pumpkin patch and receive a barter items to exchange for goodies as the vendor!
Cooldown: 1 hour.

The Scroll Chest, Duillond

Near the Trickster for Duillond is a Scroll Chest which grants a barter item which you can exchange for Fall Festival Tokens at the vendor right next to it!
Cooldown: 1 hour.

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Haunted Burrow Quests at Fall Festival

Gaining Access to the Haunted Burrow

If you’re new to the LOTRO Fall Festival then, you can’t open up the quests in the Haunted Burrow straight away. To do that you need to pick up A Cellar Door Appears to begin a quest chain. In short, the story is that the Hobbits were going to install a fourth oven at the Party Tree, but uncovered a secret door. Your job is to gain access. Without recounting all the details, just follow the quest chain and enjoy prodding Lobelia Sackville-Baggins until she lets you in! Only once in does Lobelia realise there are no hidden treasures but “filth and corruption” – the Haunted Burrow!

There are a lot of quests in the Haunted Burrow, but note you can only do one at once. Here are the quests, along with some useful links for you!

Things to be Aware of in the Haunted Burrow

  • Not all doors go anywhere: some put you back in the room you were trying to leave!
  • You can’t often go back through a door you just entered through.
  • There are various traps that you can’t avoid.
  • There is an entire wing of freebies! Head for the Mystery Door for 3 lootable chests. There is also one behind a moveable “wall” of barrels in the Basement. These chests have a 1-hour cooldown before they can be re-looted. Check your buffs.
  • The “Poorly Hidden Chest” in the Basement has a 24-hour cooldown (Not aligned with the daily 3am reset).
  • Have fun!

Map of the Haunted Burrow

I have found a very useful map of the Haunted Burrow for you to learn to navigate your way around! This came from ifynet.com. So all credit etc belongs to them. I am simply sharing it. Other maps are available elsewhere on the web, so find one you like!
→ Click/tap to open map properly

Haunted Burrow Deed

You can earn the “Burrower” title by completing all the deeds around the ghouls and ghosts! To clarify, in order to complete A Race Through the Haunted Burrow you have to first pick up A Stroll Through the Haunted Barrow from Poppy Cotton. (Click/tap the image to enlarge it).

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The Great Hobbit Rescue

Quest: Find 6 Lost Hobbits
In the Haunted Burrow are six very lost, Very Scared Hobbits! You can see them on the map I linked, but here’s the rooms they are in and what they look like when you find them!
The Main Cellar (3 Hobbits)

Basement (1 Hobbit)
The Attic (1 Hobbit)
The Cobwebbed Wing (1 Hobbit)

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Rattling in the Haunted Burrow

This is one of three quests from Polo Puddifoot. If you speak to this Hobbit at the entrance to the Burrow he recounts having encountered several scary creatures in there! He wants you to confront them all! The first one can be found in the Attic:

Pull the chain and the “scary creature” emerges! Fight the creature and discover it’s just a fancy-dressed Hobbit!

Roaring Maw in the Haunted Burrow

This time Polo thinks he found a really hungry bear in the Cobwebbed Wing. Better lure it out with a jar of honey!

Oh no, we just shot, stabbed, clawed or yelled at a Hobbit again!

Wailing in the Haunted Burrow

Our not-so-brave Polo is convinced he saw “a real ghost” while in the Burrow! This time you need to find the candle in the Creeping Wing to summon the ghost.

Well that’s a third Hobbit who now has a fear of dressing up. Maybe.

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Valuables Gone Astray

Welcome to probably the most gross quest of the LOTRO Fall Festival! Holfast Burrows got so terrified that, in his escape from the Haunted Burrow, he lost several of his valuables in there!

You have to search various….things, for his items. From barrels of “meat”, to gurgling puddles to piles of bones! Thankfully, the items are in the same place each time you run this, so feel free to use the screenshots below instead to minimise the awfulness!

Button in the Attic

Pocket-watch in the Main Cellar

Glove in the Cobwebbed Wing

Ring in the Creeping Wing

Monocle in the Basement

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3 Bonus Fall Festival Tokens

You can pick up 3 bonus tokens if you enter the Mystery Door from the Main Cellar. The Out-of-Place Lockbox, Stronghox and Chest each contain 1 Token.

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A Stroll/Race Through the Haunted Burrow

Poppy Cotton wants to see how quickly you can make it through the Haunted Barrow. To prove you’ve visited the main areas, you have to bring back a trophy! The are trophies are below. You need to complete a Stroll Through… (20 minutes) to unlock a Race Through… (4 Minutes) needed for the deed!

I don’t know if there’s a “perfect” route, but the quickest one I found is: Attic > Cobwebbed Wing > Creeping Wing > Basement.

Remember you have to have turned the quest in before the time runs out, not just make it out the Burrow! Here’s me doing this race to help you (and yes I make a couple of mistakes!)

Cobwebbed Wing Trophy

@rebelrealcanon pointed out you can actually ‘retrieve’ the Cobwebbed Wing Trophy through the wall. Turn floaty names on (Default Key: N) to make it easier. Saves a few seconds and stops you being ambushed (again) by the spider when come back through the moving wall.

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Riddle in a Bottle

If you want a lot of detail about this quest then please use lotro-wiki. It’s another timed quest, so here is the correct bottle order!

  • Main Basement Riddle: Tree (White Bottle)
  • Cobwebbed Wing Riddle: Bee (Blue Bottle)
  • Creeping Wing: Paper (Orange Bottle)
  • Basement: Blue Bottle

Note: if you pick an incorrect drink you get a speed debuff AND you can be slowed by spiders/ghouls etc. If you pick the correct bottle you get a shield from being hampered by traps in the Burrow!

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Fall Festival Rewards

As usual there are a lot of rewards, so I won’t cover them all, but just a few highlights!

Fall Festival Steeds / Mounts

For the 2020 Festival there are two steeds available for purchase with Festival Tokens.

Steed of the Autumn Sage (60 Tokens)

This lovely horse is garlonded with fallen leaves (not from Lorien, because those don’t fall idly, apparently), and has a crest to match the one you can acquire for your character.

Steed of the Autumn Traveller – Elk Mount – (60 Tokens)

A beautiful Elk with autumn-themed decor matching the outfit cosmetics for that year

Past Fall Mounts for Mithril Coins

If you want a mount that’s two or more years old, then you’ll only find them available for Mithril Coins. If you want to see screenshots of them before deciding to buy, then see my Mithril Coins Mounts page, on the Fall Festival tab.


Cosmetic Pets

As these are delivered as tomes, you can earn them on one character and mail to another. And here are the Cosmetic Pets in all their glory!

New pets for 2020!

There’s a crow/craban theme going on here, maybe! All these pets cost 40 × Fall Festival Tokens

Harbinger of the Sage’s Storm

Soot-Feathered Crow

Spooky Jackdaw

Previous Years’ Pets

Badger

Price: 60 Tokens

Black Cat

Price: 40 Tokens

Brown Bat

Price: 40 Tokens

Gourd-Lurker

Price: 40 Tokens

Kites (a sort of ‘Pet’)

These kites will not aid you in combat. No this is not how you kite a boss, sorry! Thank you to @delphs for providing these screenshots!

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Festival Dyes

You can obtain the following dyes at the Fall Festival:

  • Imladris Fallen Leaf Dye: 20 × Tokens
  • Ashenslades Green Dye: 20 × Tokens
  • Autumn Leaf Dye: 10 × Mithril Coins
  • Twilight Purple Dye: 10 × Mithril Coins

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Cosmetic Outfit Rewards

Here is a selection of the cosmetic outfits available at the 2020 LOTRO Fall Festival.

Autumn Sage & Leaf Turner Outfits

There are a couple of themes in the outfits this year: Autumn Traveller and Leaf-Turner. You’ll need a lot of tokens as LOTRO have given us tons in 2020!

Note: I haven’t put the hooded cloak on here yet. I don’t usually use them. If I have tokens left after doing the other rewards, I’ll add it then.

Vestments of the Autumn Sage

Cloak of the Autumn Sage

Cosmetic Bee Wings

Cosmetic Raven Wings

Cowl and hat of the Autumn Sage

Mask of the Leaf Turner

Tunic of the Leaf Turner

Female Human (Race of Man)

Tunic of the Leaf Turner

Male Hobit

Autumn Traveller Cosmetics – Last Year

Want to See All this Event’s Cosmetics?

For the first time I have now created a “shop window” of all Fall Festival Cosmetic Outfits. They are organised by outfit slot (e.g. Head, Upper Body, Feet etc) and ordered alphabetically so you can find items more easily. I hope it’s useful for you!
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Decorations

As I have for other festivals, instead of featuring decorations available during the Harvest Festival here, I will instead refer to you Déco du Milieu‘s excellent archive.

The only note I would give is that some decorations can drop from the chests inside the Haunted Burrow, as well as being available from the Barter Vendor. So maybe leave swapping tokens for decorations until later on in the festival?

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TL;DR Come Enjoy the LOTRO Fall Festival 2020!

I will add the Bingo Boffin Questline at a later point, but there is a lot going on at the LOTRO Fall Festival!. You can earn a lot of tokens even without the Bingo Questline and there are many rewards to choose from. So get on down to the Party Tree and enjoy Harvestmath in LOTRO! Or Fallharveenmath.


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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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