Festival of Ice

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The Festival of Ice takes place on the 8th of every Winter. You can enter the festival between 9:00AM and 2:00PM at Cindersap Forest. When you leave the festival, you will be returned home at 10:00PM.

In Cindersap Forest there will be ice sculptures and igloos set up. There's also an Ice Fishing Contest you can take part in along with Pam, Willy, and Elliott. Catch at least five fish to win three tackles (a Barbed Hook.png Barbed Hook, Dressed Spinner.png Dressed Spinner and a Magnet.png Magnet) and a Sailor's Cap in the first year where you win the competition, or 2,000g every year thereafter. The holes in the ice are quite small, so it can be difficult to cast into them. Standing immediately next to the hole and casting a minimal distance is easiest. The uppermost hole receives bites more frequently than the other available hole, so it is recommended you choose that one. (Needs additional confirmation) It is possible to catch fish outside of the frozen lake, but note that these fish do not count towards the competition.

Each year, Penny will ask what kind of snowman she and Jas should build. You can give her three answers:

- Classic Snowman (carrot nose, coal eyes, scarf) -- [She will smile and say that it is best to stick with conventions.]

- A Funky Snowman (Icicle antennae, pine cone eyes) -- [She will smile and say that it sounds like a fun idea.]

- Tell her Snowmen are boring and she should build something 'outside the box!' -- [She will say she would rather stick to something a bit more conventional.]

Willy will also ask if you are ready for some ice fishing. You can give him three answers:

- Yes. I'll do my best! -- [He will smile and say that's the spirit!]

- Yes, and I'm going to beat you! -- [He will simply say we'll see.]

- To be honest, no. I'm bad at fishing. -- [He will smile and say to think of this as good practice.]

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At the end of the fishing competition Lewis will say "Wow, that's a lot of fish". This is a reference to 1998 Godzilla silly quote.

If you talk to Abigail at her snowman, she will ask you what you think of her "snow goon." This is a reference to a 1991 series of Calvin and Hobbes strips found in the Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons collection where Calvin builds several mutant snowmen.