Spring Festival

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The Spring Festival is usually held every year in March and lasts about two weeks. The first Spring Festival was held on March 7, 2008 and featured flower gathering, the dances with races, drinking games with the Inn League, and the Feast of the Greenfields. On March 24, 2009 during the second Spring Festival horse-racing was added to the event along with a hedge maze for adventures to explore and additional drinking games with the Inn League. Spring Festival 2010 was celebrated on March 24th and saw the introduction of the Festival Garden and the Stomp-a-Shrew event. The Inn League found themselves in competition with the dwarves of the Ale Association in March 23, 2011 with the fourth Spring Festival event. Also, addition quests were added to the hedge maze and notices were sent by mail to inform adventurers of the activities. Spring Festival 2012 didn't commence until May 24th. The ability to repeat the flower gathering as many times as you like was added that year.

Ever since the Yuletide Festival 2008 steeds have been a part of the annual festivals. The very first steed that adventures could obtain was appropriately named the Springfest Steed during Spring Festival 2009. This steed was stabled in 2011 and replaced with the Springtime Steed. The Blue Roan Steed was introduced in 2010 and stabled in 2012 being replaced by the Simbelmynë Steed that year. Also in 2012 the Steed of the Jester was introduced.

Town Crier

The Town Criers located throughout Middle-earth announce to players during the festival important information about the event. Here is the information they provide:

Where to Find the Festival

  • If you wish to visit the festival, the celebrations can be found in the homes of the Elves, Dwarves, Men, and Shire-folk.
  • In Ered Luin, the Elves hold their event at the Festival Garden, while the Dwarves go to the Inn in Thorin's Hall. Men celebrate in the fields north of Bree, and the hobbits always visit the Party Tree in Hobbiton. All are welcome!

A Seasonal Horse-race

  • Special steeds can be won in the horse-races, all unique with the captivating themes of the season.
  • If you wish to race for a steed, go to the race tracks in the Bree-fields or in the Shire, near the neighborhoods of Michel Delving.

Spring Festival Announcement

  • The Spring Festival is here!
  • Join in the festivities by visiting the Hedge Maze in the Bree-fields and the Festival Garden outside Duillond, where a shrew infestation is disturbing many Elf-gardeners. Each of the festival grounds is hosting a number of the celebratory activities as well, so be sure to attend them all!

The Inn League vs. the Ale Association

  • During the festivals in Middle-earth, many folks relish the opportunity to partake in the enjoyment of fine seasonal brews, so much so that factions devoted solely to this practice are formed.
  • The Inn League is a long-standing reputable faction of Middle-earth, founded by hobbits. Members are always welcome, and those who wish to join should seek entry to the league by visiting Ailward Chubb at the Party Tree.
  • But the glory of the Inn League was not to last. A few festivals later, a surly, sinister dwarf made his presence known in Thorin's Hall during their own celebrations. This dwarf, Jónar, despises hobbits and believes that dwarves are the superior brewers of the land. He founded the Ale Association, a rival faction of the Inn League, bent on doing more harm than good for the amusement of those with wicked temperments.

Spring Festival Events

The Feast of the Greenfields

Walkthrough and Lore

The Feast of the Greenfields were first added during Spring Festival 2009 and is located just east of Brockenborings in the Greenfields.

The Hobbits of the Shire pay their respects to Bullroarer during every Spring Festival. Talk to Sigismond North-took who will gladly tell you all about his favorite ancestor: Bandobras "Bullroarer" Took. After telling his tale he explains that they honour his name by placing tankards of Bullroarer's Brew under his statue. Yet, so many people have come out to celebrate that they ran out of the brew. The brew is made out of clovers and he requests some help gathering up the plant in the Greenfields. The clovers are brought to Gunderic Grubb at the Golden Perch who is making more of the brew. He gives you a tankard of Bullroarer's Brew to place under the statue of the Bullroarer. Once completed Sigismond thanks you and tells you to talk to Tobias Brockhouse, Inn League Games-master. Once you have done this chore for Sigismond you will never have to do it again.

Tabias is located just east of the statue. He is overseeing the game Bullroarer's Challenge. The game is based on how Bandobras use to run atop the fences of the Great Smials to stay in shape and hone his reflexes, or at least that's the legend. He challenges you to take a drink in the name of Bandobras and attempt to walk across the fence to the other side before time runs out. If the time given was too easy try doing it in twenty-one seconds. You can play once per day per difficulty.

Quest and Rewards

Quest Rewards Selectable Rewards
Bullroarer's Brew 90 Copper 
Paying Your Respects 90 Copper 
Bullroarer's Challenge - Repeatable 90 Copper 
5Pint of Bullroarer's Brew-icon.png Pint of Bullroarer's Brew
5Pint of Bullroarer's Brew-icon.png Pint of Bullroarer's Brew
Greenfields Hat-icon.png Greenfields Hat
Clover Patch-icon.png Clover Patch
Bullroarer's Tankard-icon.png Bullroarer's Tankard
Keg 1-icon.png Wooden Keg
Bullroarer's Challenge -- Advanced - Repeatable 90 Copper  Keg 1-icon.png Inn League Keg
10Pint of Bullroarer's Brew-icon.png Pint of Bullroarer's Brew

Dances of the Races

Main article: Dance of the Races.

Walkthrough and Lore

The Dances were first added to the game with Summer Festival 2007 and first part of the Spring Festival in 2008. Each playable race of Middle-earth has their own set of unique dances which can be learned from Ada Musgrove, Galmi, Nedhrien and Oger Brockhouse during the Spring Festival. Your character can learn the dance from any of the races regardless of their own race.

Each dance leader offers two different racial dances along with the passive skill of learning a racial dance. The quests to learn the dances are available every twenty minutes and can only be done once per day per dance leader. The dance leader will show you the steps for the dance. After the dance leader demonstrates the step, make sure you have the dance leader selected and perform the step. There are three different steps: step one is /dance1, step two is /dance2 and step three is /dance3.

Quest and Rewards

Quest Dance Leader Location Passive Skill Selectable Rewards
Dances with Dwarves Galmi Thorin's Hall Inn [13.8S, 103.2W] Emote-icon.png Emote: Dwarf-dance Emote2-icon.png Emote: dance_dwarf
Emote2-icon.png Emote: dance_dwarf2
Dances with Elves Nedhrien The Festival Garden [24.6S, 93.1W] Emote-icon.png Emote: Elf-dance Emote2-icon.png Emote: dance_elf
Emote2-icon.png Emote: dance_elf2
Dances with Hobbits Oger Brockhouse The Party Tree [29.8S, 71.5W] Emote-icon.png Emote: Hobbit-dance Emote2-icon.png Emote: dance_hobbit
Emote2-icon.png Emote: dance_hobbit2
Dances with Men Ada Musgrove Festival Grounds [24.7S, 51.6W] Emote-icon.png Emote: Man-dance Emote2-icon.png Emote: dance_man
Emote2-icon.png Emote: dance_man2

The Inn League vs. the Ale Association

Main articles: The Inn League and The Ale Association

What would any festival be without a good pint of ale! For those who are interested the Inn League holds an initiation during festival times. Be careful what you drink because you only have so much time. Visit the Inn League Initiation for tips and tricks or just to learn more about them.

A brave adventurer gathering flowers in Bree-land

Gathering Flowers

Walkthrough and Lore

You receive a letter in the mail notifying you that Avery Crabapple, a Man of Bree, requires your assistance. He heard of the deeds you have accomplished in Middle-earth and is hoping you can help him with a difficult task. You can also find Avery in the Market Square without reading the letter to start his quest.

Avery explains that his love for someone has grown to the point that he cannot ignore. Yet, he cannot muster the courage to actually speak with her, fearing he might make a terrible first impression upon her. Yet, Avery devised a plan that would win her heart, a beautiful bouquet. He needs a Marigold, a Violet, and a Primrose in order to make the arrangement. He explains that marigolds can be found near the stone circle outside Michel Delving, violets near the stone circle beyond the Bree West-gate, and primroses near the stone-circle outside Celondim in the Blue Mountains.

After giving the flowers to Avery he arranges them into a beautiful bouquet. He is very pleased with his work, but he is still too nervous to give it his beloved. In fact, he's not sure which of the two homes at Scholar's Stair she lives at or even her name. He would like you to find out where she lives and give the flowers to her. He suggests that Barliman Butterbur owner of the Prancing Pony Inn would know, since he knows more about the people of Bree then anyone else in town.

When you talk to Barliman he informs you that he knows whom Avery has his eye on. He can't recall her name and with some time he recalls where she lives. He tells you to follow the road outside the Pony towards the West-gate and turn left up the Scholar's Stair. Her house will be either the first or second door after the first bridge, he can't recall, but he does recall a vase outside her door that would be perfect to leave the flowers in.

After delivering the gift, you return to Avery who is very excited. You inform him where you left the flowers and his excitement turns to horror. You gave them to the cat lady! He knows his beloved doesn't own cats. He asks you to quickly get the gift back before she sees it.

You rush over and grab the flowers out of the vase and go to the second house. Fern Coppersmith answers the door delighted to have the flowers. She too has been having her eye on Avery. She asks if you could deliver some sweets she made for him. She tried to deliver them but they went to the wrong address. She asks if you could pick them up and give them to Avery. Agreeing to help, you find the sweets outside a door in an alley not far from Market Square. When you deliver this to Avery he laughs with delight how they were both too nervous to see each other and their gifts almost went to the wrong person.

Avery states that he was talking to his good friend Gredlan Mugwort and they came up with a plan. They would like to go into business making bouquets that people can give out to their sweethearts. Yet, the task of gathering so many flowers would be difficult for just the two of them. Therefore, they need your add to gather flowers for them. For every six flowers of each type of flower obtained within an hour Gredlan will offer you a gift box. You can only do this once per festival ticket. Every day you will obtain a free festival ticket, but you can purchase more tickets if you would like to do it more than once a day.

Quests and Rewards

Quest Starts With Location Rewards
[10] Love is Like a Flower Avery Crabapple Market Square [30.3S, 51.3W] 90 Copper 
[10] A-courting Bree Will Go Avery Crabapple Market Square [30.3S, 51.3W] 42 Copper 
[10] A Fern By Any Other Name... Avery Crabapple Market Square [30.3S, 51.3W] 42 Copper 
[10] A Fistful of Flowers Avery Crabapple Market Square [30.3S, 51.3W] Flower 2 (quest)-icon.png Violets
Flower 3 (quest)-icon.png Marigolds
Flower 4 (quest)-icon.png Primroses
[10] Festival Ticket Gredlan Mugwort Market Square [30.4S, 51.2W] Festival Ticket
Item to Receive Items to Trade
Elven Wing Halter-icon.png Spring Lissuin Halter Violet (Barter)-icon.png 80 Violets Marigold (Barter)-icon.png 80 Marigolds Primrose (Barter)-icon.png 80 Primroses
Elven Wing Saddle-icon.png Spring Lissuin Saddle Violet (Barter)-icon.png 80 Violets Marigold (Barter)-icon.png 80 Marigolds Primrose (Barter)-icon.png 80 Primroses
Steed of the Jester-icon.png Steed of the Jester Violet (Barter)-icon.png 100 Violets Marigold (Barter)-icon.png 100 Marigolds Primrose (Barter)-icon.png 100 Primroses
Blue Gift Box (Festival)-icon.png Blue Flower Gift Box Violet (Barter)-icon.png 6 Violets Marigold (Barter)-icon.png 6 Marigolds Primrose (Barter)-icon.png 6 Primroses
Green Gift Box-icon.png Green Flower Gift Box Violet (Barter)-icon.png 6 Violets Marigold (Barter)-icon.png 6 Marigolds Primrose (Barter)-icon.png 6 Primroses
Red Gift Box-icon.png Red Flower Gift Box Violet (Barter)-icon.png 6 Violets Marigold (Barter)-icon.png 6 Marigolds Primrose (Barter)-icon.png 6 Primroses

Hedge Maze

Spring Festival Run

Stomp-a-Shrew

There's a new game found in the Festival Garden in Ered Luin.

Grab some boots and come stomp on shews! There's fun to be had and you may be able to get your foot on a real big shrew, but be alert because only one person will get the prize.

Spring Festival NPCs

Bree - Market Square

Bree-land - Festival Grounds

Bree-land - The Hedge Maze

The Shire - The Party Tree

Oger Brockhouse, Dance Leader

The Shire - Greenfields

Ered Luin - The Festival Garden

Ered Luin - Thorin's Hall Inn

Quests

Mailbox

The Hedge Maze

Automatic Quest Bestowal

Bree - Market Square

  1. [...] Love is Like a Flower 8
  2. [...] A-courting Bree Will Go 8
  3. [...] A Fern By Any Other Name... 8
  4. [...] A Fistful of Flowers - Repeatable 8

Bree-land - Festival Grounds

The Shire - The Party Tree

The Shire - Brockenborings

  1. [...] Bullroarer's Brew 8
  2. [...] Paying Your Respects 8

Ered Luin - The Festival Garden

Festival Garden

Ered Luin - Thorin's Hall Inn

Festival Horse Races

At The Shire Race-track and Festival Grounds

The Inn League

The Inn League headquarters at The Bird and Baby inn

The Ale Association

The Ale Association headquarters

Footnotes

8 - Added with Spring Festival 2008
9 - Added with Spring Festival 2009
10 - Added with Spring Festival 2010
11 - Added with Spring Festival 2011
12 - Added with Spring Festival 2012

Festival Rewards & Steeds

Rewards

The Spring Leaves earned from doing the quests can be bartered for rewards during the Spring Festivals at the various Spring Rewards Vendors found throughout Middle-earth.

Locations

Region Name Location
Bree-land Sergeant Tom Festival Grounds [24.6S, 51.6W]
Ered Luin Hálgur Thorin's Hall Inn [13.8S, 103.3W]
Ered Luin Merellos The Festival Garden [24.6S, 93.1W]
The Shire Sarabeth Gardner The Party Tree [29.9S, 71.6W]

Items

Item to Receive Items to Trade
Fresh Rewards
 Trellis-weave Cloak Spring Leaf-icon.png 15 Spring Leaves
 Hooded Trellis-weave Cloak Spring Leaf-icon.png 15 Spring Leaves
 Trellis-weave Robe Spring Leaf-icon.png 18 Spring Leaves
Cosmetics - Part 1
Spring-flinger Cloak-icon.png Lissuin Cloak Spring Leaf-icon.png 15 Spring Leaves
Spring-flinger Hooded Cloak-icon.png Lissuin Hooded Cloak Spring Leaf-icon.png 15 Spring Leaves
Spring-flinger Hauberk-icon.png Lissuin Robe Spring Leaf-icon.png 18 Spring Leaves
Simbelmynë Dress-icon.png Lissuin Dress Spring Leaf-icon.png 18 Spring Leaves
Wide-brimmed Spring Hat-icon.png Wide-Brimmed Spring Hat Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Simbelmynë Circlet-icon.png Simbelmynë Circlet Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Simbelmynë Cloak-icon.png Simbelmynë Cloak Spring Leaf-icon.png 15 Spring Leaves
Simbelmynë Tunic & Trousers-icon.png Simbelmynë Tunic & Trousers Spring Leaf-icon.png 15 Spring Leaves
Simbelmynë Dress-icon.png Simbelmynë Dress Spring Leaf-icon.png 15 Spring Leaves
Cosmetics - Part 2
Spring Adventurer's Quiver-icon.png Spring Adventurer's Quiver Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
White Rose Circlet-icon.png White Rose Circlet Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Spring Dandy Cloak-icon.png Spring Dandy Cloak Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Spring Dandy Hooded Cloak-icon.png Spring Dandy Hooded Cloak Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Spring-flinger Cloak-icon.png Spring-flinger Cloak Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Spring-flinger Hooded Cloak-icon.png Spring-flinger Hooded Cloak Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Spring-flinger Hat-icon.png Spring-flinger Hat Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Spring-flinger Hauberk-icon.png Short-sleeved Spring-flinger Hauberk Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Spring-flinger Hauberk-icon.png Long-sleeved Spring-flinger Hauberk Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Recipes
Supreme Cook Recipe-icon.png Strawberry-rhubarb Tart Recipe Spring Leaf-icon.png 15 Spring Leaves
Westfold Cook Recipe-icon.png Bilberry Tart Recipe Spring Leaf-icon.png 15 Spring Leaves
Eastemnet Cook Recipe-icon.png Cherry Tart Recipe Spring Leaf-icon.png 15 Spring Leaves
Apprentice Farmer Recipe-icon.png Potted Lily-of-the-Valley Recipe Spring Leaf-icon.png 8 Spring Leaves
Journeyman Farmer Recipe-icon.png Potted Iris Recipe Spring Leaf-icon.png 8 Spring Leaves
Expert Farmer Recipe-icon.png Potted Bluebottle Recipe Spring Leaf-icon.png 4 Spring Leaves
Housing Items - Maps
Painting 1-icon.png Map of The Old Forest Spring Leaf-icon.png 8 Spring Leaves
Painting 1-icon.png Map of Archet Spring Leaf-icon.png 8 Spring Leaves
Painting 1-icon.png Map of Bree-town Spring Leaf-icon.png 8 Spring Leaves
Painting 1-icon.png Map of Annúminas Spring Leaf-icon.png 8 Spring Leaves
Housing Items
Elf Hedge Sculpture-icon.png Elf Hedge Sculpture Spring Leaf-icon.png 18 Spring Leaves
Dwarf Hedge Sculpture-icon.png Dwarf Hedge Sculpture Spring Leaf-icon.png 18 Spring Leaves
Hobbit Hedge Sculpture-icon.png Hobbit Hedge Sculpture Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Garden Boar Sculpture-icon.png Garden Boar Sculpture Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Garden-dwarf-icon.png Garden-dwarf Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Majestic Shrew Statue-icon.png Majestic Shrew Statue Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Music Box 1-icon.png Spring Festival Theme Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Clover Table-icon.png Clover Table Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Keg 1-icon.png Moria Keg Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Clover Stool-icon.png Clover Stool Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Fine Portrait of a Shrew-icon.png Fine Portrait of a Shrew Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Other
5Pile of Mysterious Powder-icon.png Piles of Mysterious Powder Spring Leaf-icon.png 2 Spring Leaves
5D.R.A.G.O.N-icon.png D.R.A.G.O.N. Spring Leaf-icon.png 3 Spring Leaves
5Doom-shroom-icon.png Doom-shrooms Spring Leaf-icon.png 3 Spring Leaves
Sack of Petals-icon.png Sack of Petals Spring Leaf-icon.png 20 Spring Leaves
5Springfest Brew Mug-icon.png Springfest Brew Mugs Spring Leaf-icon.png 3 Spring Leaves
2Extra Deliciously Tasty Biscuits-icon.png Extra Deliciously Tasty Biscuits Spring Leaf-icon.png 3 Spring Leaves
Cold Fish-icon.png Cold Fish Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Slapper Fish-icon.png Slapper Fish Spring Leaf-icon.png 13 Spring Leaves
Spring Festival Steeds
Trellis-weave Caparison-icon.png Trellis-weave Caparison Spring Leaf-icon.png 20 Spring Leaves
Mount Token 1-icon.png Steed of Spring Gardens Spring Leaf-icon.png 40 Spring Leaves
Mount Token 1 (rare)-icon.png Lissuin Steed Spring Leaf-icon.png 20 Spring Leaves
Elven Wing Caparison-icon.png Spring Lissuin Caparison Spring Leaf-icon.png 20 Spring Leaves
Elven Wing Leggings-icon.png Spring Lissuin Leggings Spring Leaf-icon.png 20 Spring Leaves
Spring Festival Steeds - Mithril
Mount Token 2-icon.png Simbelmynë Steed Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Springtime Steed-icon.png Springtime Steed Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Blue Roan Steed-icon.png Blue Roan Steed Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Mount Token 1-icon.png Springfest Steed Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins

Provisions

Spring Provisioner NPCs sell food and drink during the Spring Festivals.

Locations

Region Name Location
Bree-land Bernard Oaksey Festival Grounds [24.6S, 51.6W]
Ered Luin Sparr Thorin's Hall Inn [13.8S, 103.2W]
Ered Luin Noreth The Festival Garden [24.6S, 93.1W]
The Shire Heartsease Whitfoot The Party Tree [29.9S, 71.6W]

Items

Item Cost
Pear-blossom Wine-icon.png Pear-blossom Wine 48 Copper 
Rootknot's Cider-icon.png Rootknot's Cider 48 Copper 
Spring Ale-icon.png Spring Ale 48 Copper 
Spring Fern Beer-icon.png Spring Fern Beer 48 Copper 
Spring Greens-icon.png Spring Greens Copper 
Spring Grouse-icon.png Spring Grouse 2 Silver 20 Copper 
Spring Perry's Porter-icon.png Spring Perry's Porter 48 Copper 
Spring Pudding-icon.png Spring Pudding 1 Silver 60 Copper 
Spring Sausage-icon.png Spring Sausage 1 Silver 12 Copper 
Spring Squash-icon.png Spring Squash 48 Copper 
Spring Willow Wine-icon.png Spring Willow Wine 48 Copper 

Festival Steeds

Springfest Race Token

The Springfest Race Tokens won from the horse races can be used to barter to Will Peartree at the Festival Horse Trader at Hengstacer Farm in Bree-land along with a Document of Mount Ownership that can be purchased from Will Peartree and some Spring Leaves for a steed of your choice. Steeds that are discontinued are still available in the Lotro Store during the Spring Festival. You must have the riding skill to be able to purchase the mounts.

Item to Receive Items to Trade Notes
Mount Token 1-icon.png Springfest Steed Festival Race Token-icon.png Springfest Race Token
Document of Mount Ownership-icon.png
Document of Mount Ownership
Spring Leaf-icon.png
20 Spring Leaves
Introduced 2009
Discontinued 2011
Blue Roan Steed-icon.png Blue Roan Steed Festival Race Token-icon.png Springfest Race Token
Document of Mount Ownership-icon.png
Document of Mount Ownership
Spring Leaf-icon.png
20 Spring Leaves
Introduced 2010
Discontinued 2012
Springtime Steed-icon.png Springtime Steed Festival Race Token-icon.png Springfest Race Token
Document of Mount Ownership-icon.png
Document of Mount Ownership
Spring Leaf-icon.png
20 Spring Leaves
Introduced 2011
Mount Token 2-icon.png Simbelmynë Steed 2Festival Race Token-icon.png Springfest Race Tokens
Document of Mount Ownership-icon.png
Document of Mount Ownership
Spring Leaf-icon.png
40 Spring Leaves
Introduced 2012

Flower Gift Box

There is also a rare steed that can be obtained by opening a blue, green or red flower gift box obtained from Gredlan Mugwort.

Item to Receive Obtained From Notes
Steed of the Jester-icon.png Steed of the Jester Blue Gift Box (Festival)-icon.png Blue Flower Gift Box Green Gift Box-icon.png Green Flower Gift Box Red Gift Box-icon.png Red Flower Gift Box Introduced 2012



Special Events

Spring Festival: 2008200920102011201220132014
Summer Festival: 20072008200920102011201220132014
Harvest Festival: 2007200820092010201120122013
Yule Festival: 2007200820092010201120122013
Anniversary Celebration: 2008200920102011201220132014
Farmers Faire: 201220132014
Recurring events: HobnanigansTreasure Hunt
Annual events: Bilbo & Frodo's BirthdayThe Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariners
Obsolete: Bounder's BountyThe Lost Ring-lore of EregionThe Ranger's Offensive