Summer Festival

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The Summer Festival is a special event to celebrate the season of Summer in Middle-earth. There are various events to participate in that award Summer Festival Tokens which players can exchange for cosmetic items, decorations, steeds and more.

In addition to the events and rewards of previous Summer Festivals, this year introduces a new Steed of Summer's Night cosmetics.

Note: Due to the introduction of the Midsummer Festival in 2020, the Summer Festival and Farmer's Faire have been merged into the one event, as the Farmer's Faire. All of the Summer Festival content has been retained. Summer Festival Tokens have been converted to Farmer's Faire Tokens.

RETAIN this page in case the events are separated.

Dates

2020: Merged into the Farmers Faire
2019: June 20 - July 11
2018: June 28 - July 11 and August 9 to 20
2017: June 28 - July 17
2016: June 21 - August 4
2015: June 22 - August 5
2014: June 22 - August 5
2013: July 24 - August 6
2012: August 23 - September 11
2011: June 21 - July 11
2010: June 29 - July 19
2009: June 23 - August 31
2008: August 1 - 18 and August 21 - September 1
2007: June 20 - July 10

Event Locations

Events

Keg Racing

Where: Inside The Keg-race of Thorin's Hall, entered via a horse found every nine minutes, next to the Stable-master at Thorin's Gate. [15.0S, 103.6W]
The dwarves of Thorin's Hall are having races amongst the doughtiest drinkers and runners of their folk. You can observe the races and venture a guess at who is the likeliest to win.

The Taste of Hobbiton

Where: The Taste of Hobbiton The Taste of Hobbiton invites hobbits with the most famous appetites to come and partake in a race to eat and run, and eat some more, as fast as the hungriest hobbit possibly can.

Missing Things

Where: The Party Tree, The Festival Garden, and Thorin's Hall
Many festival patrons of Middle-earth are a bit zealous in their appreciation, and may need help gathering their wits when all is done.

Fishing

Where: Bywater (for starters), Celondim Dock's, Thorin's Hall underground river and just south of Bree near Halecatch Lake.
Beginning in Bywater, you will have the opportunity to do some exciting angling in several different areas of Middle-earth.

Fireworks

Where: The Festival Grounds in the Horsefields
Brighten the festival with rockets, the likes of which haven't been seen since Bilbo's time.

Farming

Where: The Party Tree, Hobbiton-Bywater
You must be a farmer by profession if you would like to participate in the farming quest.

Inn League and Ale Association

Main articles: The Inn League and The Ale Association

The Inn League and the Ale Association are running their activities during the faire.

Festival Dances

Main article: Dance of the Races

During all seasonal Festivals, Dance Leaders will teach characters up to eight special racial dances (two from each Race) by completing dance lessons. There is one Dance Leader located in each of the festival grounds of Thorin's Hall Inn and The Festival Garden in Ered Luin, The Party Tree in The Shire, and the Festival Grounds in Bree-land.

Dance lessons take place approximately every 20 minutes, and the quests are available for about 5 minutes before the dance begins. As of U20, the quest start times are random.

When the Dance Leader starts, target the leader and follow their instructions using the commands /dance1, /dance2, or /dance3 as they instruct you. The time to perform each step decreases with the quest's progression.

At the end of the lesson, the Dance Leader returns to their original position and you are able to select your reward: either the first or second dance emote from that race. Complete the lessons again to learn all the dances!

Festival Mounts

The new Picnic Steed
Main article: Festival Horse Races

Each festival brings exciting horse races to The Shire Race-track and the Bree-land Festival Grounds. By completing a race in time, players can win festival tokens which can be exchanged for festival rewards.

Item to Receive Items to Trade
Mount 4 (rare)-icon.png Picnic Steed Summer Festival Token-icon.png 40 Summer Festival Tokens
Mount 1 (rare)-icon.png Sunflower Steed Summer Festival Token-icon.png 40 Summer Festival Tokens
Sunflower Head-piece-icon.png Sunflower Head-piece Summer Festival Token-icon.png 32 Summer Festival Tokens
Sunflower Caparison-icon.png Sunflower Caparison Summer Festival Token-icon.png 32 Summer Festival Tokens
Sunflower Saddle-icon.png Sunflower Saddle Summer Festival Token-icon.png 32 Summer Festival Tokens
Sunflower Tail-piece-icon.png Sunflower Tail-piece Summer Festival Token-icon.png 32 Summer Festival Tokens
Basket of Sunflowers-icon.png Basket of Sunflowers Summer Festival Token-icon.png 32 Summer Festival Tokens
Mount 96 (rare)-icon.png Steed of Summer's Night Summer Festival Token-icon.png 40 Summer Festival Tokens
Caparison of the Summer Sea-icon.png Caparison of the Summer Sea Summer Festival Token-icon.png 20 Summer Festival Tokens
Mount 1 (rare)-icon.png Steed of Nárië Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Elven Wing Caparison-icon.png Caparison of Nárië Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Mount 8 (common)-icon.png Summerdays Steed Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Mount 1 (common)-icon.png Lithe Festival Steed Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Mount 1 (common)-icon.png Pale Golden Summer Steed Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Mount 1 (common)-icon.png Summerfest Steed Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Mount 1 (rare)-icon.png Steed of the Midsummer Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Caparison of the Midsummer-icon.png Caparison of the Midsummer Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Mount 1 (rare)-icon.png Steed of the Wedmath Celebration Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins
Elven Wing Caparison-icon.png Caparison of the Wedmath Celebration Mithril Coin-icon.png 70 Mithril Coins

Quests

Deeds

Summer Festival NPCs

Ered Luin - Thorin's Hall

Húni Fireworks Vendor
Oxi Pipeweed Vendor
Jorfi Race Trader
Láfi Quartermaster
Galmi Dance Instructor
Ambi Quests

Ered Luin - Celondim

Gaellien Quartermaster

Ered Luin - The Festival Garden

Dringil Fireworks Vendor
Gaeriel Pipeweed Vendor
Gelirdúr Quests
Lalfor Quests
Merengel Quests
Nedhrien Dance Instructor
Noreth Festival of Enedhin Provisioner

Bree-land - Festival Grounds

Alger Hazelhurst Fireworks Vendor
Liv Selwood Pipeweed Vendor
Bernard Oaksey Summerdays Provisioner
Múli Server
Will Hindmarsh Quartermaster
Ada Musgrove Dance Instructor

The Shire - The Party Tree

Turbert Took Pipeweed Vendor
Glad Goodbody Fireworks Vendor
Dodder Twofoot Race Vendor
Heartsease Whitfoot Lithe Festival Provisioner
Ailward Chubb Inn League Member
Ernwyd Brandybuck Quartermaster
Oger Brockhouse Dance Instructor
Amabel Redfern Travelling Farmer
Tansy Tighfield Quests
Billard Pott Expert Angler

The Shire - Bywater

Bluet Goldworthy Frozen Sweet-cream Vendor
Barmy Rootknot Tavern Keep

The Shire - Bywater Pool

Neddie Grubb Quartermaster
Melia Pott Expert Angler
Mosco Smallburrow Quests

Festival Items

Summer Provisioner


Pipeweed



Summer Rewards Vendor


Barterer: Neddie Grubb (Quartermaster at Hobbiton-Bywater in The Shire) [31.2S, 70.0W]


Barterer: Ernwyd Brandybuck (Quartermaster at The Party Tree in The Shire) [29.8S, 71.6W]


Barterer: Dill Goodchild (Festival Rewards at The Party Tree in The Shire) [29.8S, 71.6W]



Barterer: Glad Goodbody (Fireworks Vendor at The Party Tree in The Shire) [29.8S, 71.6W]

Item Cost
Local Produce
Fireworks (uncommon)-icon.png Hobbit-Fireworks* 8 Silver 80 Copper 

* The Hobbit-firework is required for the quest Fireworks for the Festival.


Barterer: Will Hindmarsh (Quartermaster at Chetwood in Bree-land) [33.0S, 50.0W]


Barterer: Láfi (Quartermaster at Hall of Merchants within Thorin's Hall) [13.8S, 103.2W]


Barterer: Gaellien (Quartermaster at Celondim in Ered Luin) [28.2S, 92.1W]


Gallery

Cosmetics

Housing Items

Steeds

Pets

Special Events

Seasonal Events: Spring FestivalMidsummer FestivalFarmers FaireHarvest FestivalYule Festival
Recurring events: HobnanigansIll OmensTreasure Bugan EventTreasure HuntTournament of the Twins
Annual events: Bilbo & Frodo's BirthdayThe Tale of the Shipwrecked MarinersLOTRO Anniversary Celebration
Past events: Bounder's BountyThe Lost Ring-lore of EregionThe Ranger's Offensive
Summer Festival