Are you tired of regular festivals in Stardew Valley? How about a treat at the Night Market in Winter? In this guide, we’ll walk you through this yearly event in the game that lets you browse different items from dealers!
Pelican Town celebrates different seasonal festivals, from the zestful Egg Hunt to the quirkiest Spirit’s Eve. Winter is no exception, with the Festival of Ice and Feast of the Winter Star arranged within 28 days. However, one such occasion is so matchless that you won’t feel a better satisfaction after paying a visit to the place.
Enter Night Market – one of Stardew Valley’s attractions introduced in the game’s 1.3.27 version. Since ConcernedApe gives free updates, you can’t miss this unique occasion whether you’re on PC, Windows, or Mac.
This complete Night Market guide will talk about everything from different shops and items to secrets and tips and tricks.
What is the Night Market?
The Night Market is a festival that occurs from Winter 15 to 17. You’ll receive a mail informing you of the upcoming festivity, and you’ll be invited to visit the Beach every 5 PM. While other fests restrict access to the place, this one’s an exception. Moreover, you can enter shops and homes and time passes by normally.
You’ll see boats that will either offer goods or take you for a ride at the event’s beginning. However, every shop will close at 2 AM – the same time you’ll pass out.
Here are every merchant and vessel you can interact with while at the Night Market:
Before grabbing a cup of Coffee, consider underwater fishing first since it’s the most popular among every Stardew Valley player. New fish types give hype to collectors, but it’s also crucial in completing the Master Angler achievement. If you’re a newbie, you’ll need to catch Blobfish, Spook Fish, and Midnight Squid in this area!
However, talk to the captain first and pay 1000g for the deep-sea fishing tour. It’ll take you 30 in-game minutes for descent (same thing to ascent) before he opens a trapdoor for fishing. The Submarine closes at 11 PM, but you can fish until 2 AM.
Here’s every fishing item you can get along with standard and with Curiosity Lure chances as you cast your Iridium Rod:
|Item||Base Chance||Chance with Curiosity Lure|
Magic Bait works inside the Fishing Submarine that attracts all fish types. But the most valuable item you can reel in is a Pearl, selling for 2,500g.
Desert Trader FREE Coffee
Each night the festival is active, you can talk to the Desert Trader for a free cup of Coffee. She can only do this once per day, and her shop in Calico Desert is unavailable. However, you’ll get an excellent movement speed to run faster as usual.
Magic Shop Boat
Looking to prepare for the next three seasons while it’s cold? The Magic Shop Boat is your go-to vendor, without additional charges (similar to Pierre’s General Store) versus JojaMart and Traveling Cart. You can find the vessel near Lupini, and you’ll get access to the following items for a price:
|Winter 15 (Item)||Price||Winter 16 (Item)||Price||Winter 17 (Item)||Price|
|Bean Starter||60g||Blueberry Seeds||80g||Amaranth Seeds||70g|
|Cauliflower Seeds||80g||Cone Hat||2,500g||Artichoke Seeds||30g|
|Cone Hat||5,000g||Corn Seeds||150g||Bok Choy Seeds||50g|
|Garlic Seeds||40g||Hops Starter||60g||Cone Hat||10,000g|
|Grave Stone||200g||Iridium Fireplace||15,000g||Corn Seeds||150g|
|Iridium Fireplace||15,000g||Melon Seeds||80g||Cranberry Seeds||240g|
|Jazz Seeds||30g||Pepper Seeds||40g||Eggplant Seeds||20g|
|Kale Seeds||70g||Poppy Seeds||100g||Fairy Seeds||200g|
|Parsnip Seeds||20g||Radish Seeds||40g||Grape Starter||60g|
|Potato Seeds||50g||Rarecrow #7||5,000g||Iridium Fireplace||15,000g|
|Rarecrow #7||5,000g||Rarecrow #8||5,000g||Log Section||200g|
|Rarecrow #8||5,000g||Red Cabbage Seeds||100g||Pumpkin Seeds||100g|
|Stone Frog||500g||Spangle Seeds||50g||Rarecrow #7||5,000g|
|Tulip Bulb||20g||Stone Parrot||500g||Rarecrow #8||5,000g|
|Suit of Armor||Stone Owl||500g|
|Sunflower Seeds||Sunflower Seeds||200g|
|Tomato Seeds||Wheat Seeds||10g|
|Wheat Seeds||Yam Seeds||60g|
Tip: Rarecrow #7 and #8 will be available for purchase once Gunther gives you the same items as a reward for donating Museum items. In pricing, Gravestone is 150g cheaper than its cost in Spirit’s Eve. The same goes for Log Section versus Carpenter’s Shop. Lastly, buy a Cone Hat at Night for its cheapest value.
Seeds of Artichoke, Garlic, and Red Cabbage will be available in Year 2.
At the far right of Willy’s Docks, you’ll see a Mermaid Boat. It’s open until 12:30 AM, and entering will trigger a Mermaid Show cutscene lasting 1 hour and 40 minutes. However, you may leave anytime, even if the show’s going.
After the playtime, you can interact with clam shells that’ll produce musical notes. Not sure how it works? Try looking at Secret Note #15 as it hints at the puzzle’s answer. But it’s not a requirement to discover the clue first for completion. The combination is 1-5-4-2-3, and you’ll get a Pearl per saved game!
The tune is reminiscent of Ginger Island’s Flute Block Puzzle and the performance in the same vessel.
The Night Market offers different items, including visually pleasing decorative items, to make your farm stand out. And for the best part, you can make unlimited purchases, and the stock changes every night.
Some decors are for Winter, and you may also get plants that change alongside seasons. Interact with the indistinguishable blue boat to see what you’ll get:
|Big Green Cane||200g|
|Big Red Cane||200g|
|Seasonal Plant 1||500g|
|Seasonal Plant 2||500g|
|Seasonal Plant 3||500g|
|Seasonal Plant 4||500g|
|Seasonal Plant 5||500g|
|Seasonal Plant 6||500g|
Famous Painter Lupini
While Stardew Valley is art itself, you can still get multiple artworks through different means. One of them is Famous Painter Lupini – a generous and talented artist selling three paintings throughout the Night Market. However, his inventory rotates every three years, totaling nine items you’ll get!
For 1,200g each, here is every masterpiece you should purchase, along with the years and date it’s available:
|Title||Date Sold (Winter)||Year Sold (Number)|
|Portrait of a Mermaid||16||1|
|1000 Years From Now||16||2|
|Tropical Fish #173||16||3|
|Land of Clay||17||3|
There’s little to say about the Traveling Cart, except she has her pig on a lifeboat. Also, her prices are still ridiculously unfair, so there’s no reason to buy from her (except for the Wedding Ring recipe). But if you’re desperate, check here to see each of her inventory.
Done exploring the festivity? Returning home would be a great idea, but every minute counts! The mysterious creature in robes can help you teleport back to your farm for only 250g. But if you don’t like paying, craft a Warp Totem: Farm instead.
Tips to Remember
This beautiful event will replace your crab pots from Winter 15 to 17. However, it’ll return on the 18th alongside chests and items.
Tilling sand will still give you Clay, Snow Yam, and Winter Root. The same goes for Panning, as shimmering lights may randomly appear on the Ocean.
On the other hand, Robin won’t attend the Night Market if she’s working on one of your farm buildings. But for other NPCs, you could still talk to them about a quest, killing monsters, or delivering items.
Here’s a table of every villager you can talk to and when they’re available:
|Winter 15||Winter 16||Winter 17|