The Party Tree

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The Party Tree
Type: Festival Area
Region: The Shire
Area: The Hill
Location: [29.9S, 71.5W]

The Party Tree is a point of interest within the Hill, in the Shire. [29.9S, 71.5W]

The tree is the centre piece of the Party Field in Hobbiton proper and it is a gathering site for all the Shire, where Hobbits celebrate festivals and important birthdays. At all times Opal Goodbody can be found preparing delicacies for upcoming celebrations at the nearby ovens. A Party Planner and labourers can also be found preparing for the next party.


The Party Tree Stage
Hobbits enjoying the festivities
Ovens at the Party Tree



All Festivals:

Anniversary Events:

Spring Festival:


Farmers Faire:

Harvest Festival:

Yuletide Festival:


Festival Quests


These deeds can be advanced by visiting he Party Tree:


NPC Function Coords
Year-around Staff
Opal Goodbody Quest [29.6S, 71.6W]
Becka Burdock Token Exchange [29.9S, 71.6W]
Party Planner
Festival NPCs - Staff
Ailward Chubb Inn League Member [29.9S, 71.6W]
Ale Ass. Tavern Keep Ale Association Tavern Keep [30.0S, 71.6W]
Amabel Redfern Travelling Farmer [29.9S, 71.7W]
Caltha Tunnelly Farmers Faire Rewards Vendor [29.8S, 71.6W]
Campanula Chubb Farmers Faire Coordinator [29.9S, 71.5W]
Cora Brownlock Inn League Member [29.6S, 71.6W]
Daisy Boffin Party Planner [29.9S, 71.6W]
Dill Goodchild Summer Rewards Vendor [29.9S, 71.5W]
Egbert Took Trickster [29.9S, 71.4W]
Ernwyd Brandybuck Quartermaster [29.8S, 71.6W]
Glad Goodbody Fireworks Vendor [29.8S, 71.6W]
Heartsease Whitfoot Provisioner [29.9S, 71.6W]
Inn League Tavern Keep Inn League Tavern Keep [30.0S, 71.6W]
Mogo Bracegirdle Costumer [29.6S, 71.6W]
Oger Brockhouse Dance Leader [29.8S, 71.5W]
Ráthgeir Ale Association Member [29.7S, 71.5W]
Rosa Hornblower Fall Festival Trader [29.8S, 71.6W]
Samfast Longburrow Brew-master [29.9S, 71.5W]
Sarabeth Gardner Spring Rewards Vendor [29.9S, 71.6W]
Sawlo Puddifoot Games-master [30.0S, 71.6W]
Turbert Took Pipeweed Vendor [30.0S, 71.6W]
Vault Quartermaster Seasonal Instance Barterer [30.0S, 71.6W]
Verbena Greenhand Festivity Token Vendor [30.0S, 71.6W]
Festival NPCs - Others
Adalgrim Goodbody Quest [29.6S, 71.6W]
Baldo Mudfoot Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]
Begonia Grubb Quest [29.6S, 71.6W]
Billard Pott Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]
Foxglove Tunnelly Quest [30.0S, 71.6W]
Hargold Hardbottle Quest [29.8S, 71.4W]
Holfast Burrows Quest [29.6S, 71.6W]
Lila Roper Quest [29.8S, 71.5W]
Marigold Gamgee Quest [24.9S, 71.3W]
May Gamgee Quest [29.6S, 71.6W]
Melilot Hayward Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]
Ned Longbottom Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]
Odilia Rumble Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]
Polo Puddifoot Quest [29.6S, 71.5W]
Poppy Cotton Quest [29.6S, 71.6W]
Sneaky Hobbit Quest [29.8S, 71.4W]
Sorrel North-took Quest [29.8S, 71.5W]
Tansy Tighfield Quest [29.8S, 71.4W]
Vinca Pott Quest [30.1S, 71.3W]
Waldo Rumble Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]


"This enormous tree has long been known as a place where festive occasions can be celebrated by the Hobbits of the Shire. Standing on the outskirts of Hobbiton proper it can be seen for quite some ways, and during festivities it is often hung with dozens of bright streamers and lanterns providing a cheery atmosphere for most any events." — Deed text

On 22 September, III 3001, the famous Birthday Party for Bilbo Baggins' 111th and Frodo Baggins' 33rd birthdays was held at the Party Field. Bilbo's farewell speech was delivered under the Party Tree. —

On SR 3 November 1419 when Samwise Gamgee returns to the Shire:
"As they crossed the bridge and looked up the Hill they gasped. Even Sam's vision in the Mirror had not prepared him for what they saw. ... "They've cut it down!" cried Sam. "They've cut down the Party Tree!" He pointed to where the tree had stood under which Bilbo had made his Farewell Speech. It was lying lopped and dead in the field. As if this was the last straw Sam burst into tears. ..."
"The little silver nut he planted in the Party Field where the tree had once been; and he wondered what would come of it. ... Spring surpassed his wildest hopes. ... In the Party Field a beautiful young sapling leaped up: it had silver bark and long leaves and burst into golden flowers in April. It was indeed a mallorn, and it was the wonder of the neighbourhood." — The Return of the King, by Tolkien


During festivals, Hobbits from all over the Shire gather at the Party Tree and set up feasting tables, special games and activities to enjoy during the celebrations.

Dance Leader Oger Brockhouse teaches revellers to dance like a Hobbit and conducts a dancing challenge every 20 minutes. The Inn League member Ailward Chubb also conducts a drinking challenge at The Party Tree for revellers interested in becoming initiated into the league. Travelling Farmer Amabel Redfern visits the Party Field during seasonal festivals to plant and harvest special crops.

The Haunted Burrow

Only during the Harvest Festivals the Haunted Burrow is open for further excavations and treasure hunting.