Typically found in front of Pierre’s General Store in Pelican Town, next to the Help Wanted board, the calendar is a crucial item that keeps track of the day, season, and upcoming weddings, festivals, and birthdays of the villagers. You can pull up the calendar by right-clicking on it; the current day is highlighted with a blue outline and the previous days are greyed out.
Though you cannot take the calendar in Town for yourself, you can always view the calendar for free there. You can purchase a calendar as a piece of furniture for your Farmhouse from Robin’s Carpenter Shop for 2,000g or get it for 0g from the Furniture Catalogue.
Some common uses of the calendar include keeping track of the birthdays of the villagers you want to gain or lose friendship points with (birthday gifts) and preparing quality crops, items, or gold for the festivals (e.g. highest quality to showcase at the Stardew Valley Fair or the ingredient for the Luau.)
You can gift NPCs two gifts per week, and a third on their birthday. Gifting then will increase/decrease your friendship level exponentially more/less depending on the quality and likability of the item. Learn more in Gifts.
Note: Not all Stardew Expanded information is included in this. Expanded villagers are marked with an asterisk [*]. For more information, check out the full Expanded Guide!
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In Stardew Valley, there are four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Each season is 28 days with the usual week structure (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun) and has one festival and one event.
The game begins on the first day of Spring.
At the end of each season, all crops wither and die, unless they can also be grown in the next season, or are contained in the Greenhouse.
During seasonal shifts, minor disrepair will occur on your farm (fallowing of tilled land and random debris appearing).
Pierre’s General Store is closed on Wednesdays.
The Traveling Cart is available on Fridays and Sundays from 6am – 8pm
Trains can appear randomly from 9am – 6pm near the spa and railroad area.
Fishing weather, time, location, and season information can be found in Fish.
Most profitable crops per season can be found in Crops.
|Salmonberry Season||15 – 18|
Crops: Blue Jazz, Cauliflower, Coffee Bean, Garlic, Green Bean, Kale, Parsnip, Potato, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Tulip, Unmilled Rice
Tree Fruit: Apricot & Cherry
Fish: Anchovy, Catfish, Eel, Flounder, Halibut, Herring, Sardine, Shad, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish
*Singular Event: In the first year, on the 3rd, an earthquake unlocks the railroad area and spa.
|Extra Beach Forage||12 – 14|
|Dance of the Moonlight Jellies||28|
Crops: Blueberry, Corn, Hops, Hot Pepper, Melon, Poppy, Radish, Red Cabbage, Starfruit, Summer Spangle, Sunflower, Tomato, Wheat
Tree Fruit: Orange & Peach
Fish: Catfish, Dorado, Flounder, Halibut, Octopus, Pike, Pufferfish, Rainbow Trout, Red Mullet, Red
Snapper, Shad, Sturgeon, Sunfish, Super Cucumber, Tilapia, Tuna
Beach: Rainbow Shell
Foraging: Common Mushroom, Wild Plum, Hazelnut, Blackberry, Chanterelle, Red Mushroom, Purple Mushroom
Crops: Amaranth, Artichoke, Beet, Bok Choy, Cranberries, Eggplant, Fairy Rose, Grape, Pumpkin, Yam
Tree Fruit: Apple & Pomegranate
Fish: Albacore, Anchovy, Catfish, Eel, Midnight Carp, Red Snapper, Salmon, Sardine, Sea Cucumber, Shad, Smallmouth Bass, Super Cucumber, Tiger Trout, Tilapia, Walleye
Foraging: Winter Root, Crystal Fruit, Snow Yam, Crocus, Holly
Fish: Albacore, Halibut, Herring, Lingcod, Mighnight Carp, Perch, Pike, Red Mullet, Sardine, Sea Cucumber, Squid, Sturgeon, Tiger Trout, Tuna
Beach: Nautilus Shell