Night Market

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The Night Market is a festival that occurs between the 15th and 17th of Winter. Various boats and merchants will appear at the docks on The Beach, and offer to sell goods or take the player for a boat ride. The Night Market is open between 5 PM and 2 AM, but the Submarine Ride closes at 11 PM, and the Mermaid Boat closes at 12:30 AM.

Unlike other festivals, shops and homes throughout Stardew Valley (including the beach) are not closed on the days of the Night Market, and time continues to pass during the festival. Animals also need to be fed during the Night Market event; the game will not automatically consider them to be fed as with other Festivals.

Attractions

Coffee Merchant

The Coffee Merchant will give the player a free cup of coffee. It is possible to repeatedly obtain coffee every 10 in-game minutes. Exploiting this generosity allows the player to gain 162 cups of coffee, worth Gold.png24,300g, over the three days of the Night Market.

Decoration Boat

The blue boat between the docks sells a variety of purely aesthetic decorations, some of which change with the seasons. Players can purchase an unlimited number of each decoration. Decorations can be placed indoors or outdoors.

The Decoration Boat is the only place where the candy cane decorations can be purchased. Seasonal Decor and the Seasonal Plants can be purchased at other festivals/shops.

Permanent Stock 
Image Name Sell Price
Big Green Cane.png
Big Green Cane Gold.png200g
Green Canes.png
Green Canes Gold.png200g
Mixed Cane.png
Mixed Cane Gold.png200g
Red Canes.png
Red Canes Gold.png200g
Big Red Cane.png
Big Red Cane Gold.png200g
Seasonal Decor Spring.png
Seasonal Decor Gold.png500g
Seasonal Plant 1 Spring.png
Seasonal Plant Gold.png500g
Seasonal Plant 2 Spring.png
Seasonal Plant Gold.png500g
Seasonal Plant 3 Spring.png
Seasonal Plant Gold.png500g
Seasonal Plant 4 Spring.png
Seasonal Plant Gold.png500g
Seasonal Plant 5 Spring.png
Seasonal Plant Gold.png500g
Seasonal Plant 6 Spring.png
Seasonal Plant Gold.png500g

Famous Painter Lupini

Famous Painter Lupini sells a different painting each day of the Night Market for Gold.png1,200g. The paintings rotate over a 3-year schedule, for a total of 9 paintings.

Rotating Stock 
Image Name Sold on Day Sold in Years
'1000 Years From Now'.png
'1000 Years From Now' Winter 16 2, 5, 8, 11, etc.
'Clouds'.png
'Clouds' Winter 15 2, 5, 8, 11, etc.
'Land Of Clay'.png
'Land Of Clay' Winter 17 3, 6, 9, 12, etc.
'Portrait Of A Mermaid'.png
'Portrait Of A Mermaid' Winter 16 1, 4, 7, 10, etc.
'Red Eagle'.png
'Red Eagle' Winter 15 1, 4, 7, 10, etc.
'Solar Kingdom'.png
'Solar Kingdom' Winter 17 1, 4, 7, 10, etc.
'The Serpent'.png
'The Serpent' Winter 15 3, 6, 9, 12, etc.
'Three Trees'.png
'Three Trees' Winter 17 2, 5, 8, 11, etc.
'Tropical Fish 173'.png
'Tropical Fish #173' Winter 16 3, 6, 9, 12, etc.

Fishing Submarine

The Submarine houses a Captain who offers to take the player on a deep-sea fishing tour for Gold.png1,000g. Upon accepting, the submarine will begin descending, opening a trapdoor at the bottom to allow the player to fish. The descent and ascent take approximately 30 minutes in-game time. In singleplayer mode, the player can avoid this time expenditure by opening the inventory; the submarine floor will close/open and the descent/ascent will happen despite the halting of time passage.

Three fish can only be caught here: the Midnight Squid, Spook Fish, and Blobfish. Seaweed, Sea Cucumber, Octopus, and Super Cucumber can also be caught in the submarine ride. There is also a rare chance to catch a Pearl while fishing here.

The table below shows the chance of catching each item while fishing in the submarine.

Image Name % Chance
Blobfish.png
Blobfish 10%
Spook Fish.png
Spook Fish 18%
Midnight Squid.png
Midnight Squid 28%
Sea Cucumber.png
Sea Cucumber 10%
Super Cucumber.png
Super Cucumber 8%
Octopus.png
Octopus 5%
Pearl.png
Pearl 1%
Seaweed.png
Seaweed 20%

Magic Shop Boat

The magic shop boat is located to the right of Famous Painter Lupini. It sells decorative items, seeds, a unique hat, and a unique fireplace, with different stock each night. Each item may be purchased in unlimited quantities. Seed sell prices are the same as at Pierre's General Store.

Note that Garlic Seeds, Red Cabbage Seeds, and Artichoke Seeds are not available until game year 2. Note also that the price of the Cone Hat changes over the 3 days of the Night Market, with the lowest price occurring on Day 2. The Grave Stone sold on Day 1 costs Gold.png150g less at the Night Market than it does at the Spirit's Eve Festival. The Log Section sold on Day 3 costs Gold.png150g less at the Night Market than it does at the Carpenter's Shop.

Permanent Stock 
Winter 15
Image Name Price
Grave Stone.png
Grave Stone Gold.png200g
Stone Frog.png
Stone Frog Gold.png500g
Cone Hat.png
Cone Hat Gold.png5,000g
Parsnip Seeds.png
Parsnip Seeds Gold.png20g
Bean Starter.png
Bean Starter Gold.png60g
Cauliflower Seeds.png
Cauliflower Seeds Gold.png80g
Potato Seeds.png
Potato Seeds Gold.png50g
Tulip Bulb.png
Tulip Bulb Gold.png20g
Kale Seeds.png
Kale Seeds Gold.png70g
Jazz Seeds.png
Jazz Seeds Gold.png30g
Garlic Seeds.png
Garlic Seeds Gold.png40g
Iridium Fireplace.png
Iridium Fireplace Gold.png15,000g
Winter 16
Image Name Price
Suit Of Armor.png
Suit Of Armor Gold.png200g
Stone Parrot.png
Stone Parrot Gold.png500g
Cone Hat.png
Cone Hat Gold.png2,500g
Melon Seeds.png
Melon Seeds Gold.png80g
Tomato Seeds.png
Tomato Seeds Gold.png50g
Blueberry Seeds.png
Blueberry Seeds Gold.png80g
Pepper Seeds.png
Pepper Seeds Gold.png40g
Wheat Seeds.png
Wheat Seeds Gold.png10g
Radish Seeds.png
Radish Seeds Gold.png40g
Poppy Seeds.png
Poppy Seeds Gold.png100g
Spangle Seeds.png
Spangle Seeds Gold.png50g
Hops Starter.png
Hops Starter Gold.png60g
Corn Seeds.png
Corn Seeds Gold.png150g
Sunflower Seeds.png
Sunflower Seeds Gold.png200g
Red Cabbage Seeds.png
Red Cabbage Seeds Gold.png100g
Iridium Fireplace.png
Iridium Fireplace Gold.png15,000g
Winter 17
Image Name Price
Log Section.png
Log Section Gold.png200g
Stone Owl.png
Stone Owl Gold.png500g
Cone Hat.png
Cone Hat Gold.png10,000g
Corn Seeds.png
Corn Seeds Gold.png150g
Eggplant Seeds.png
Eggplant Seeds Gold.png20g
Pumpkin Seeds.png
Pumpkin Seeds Gold.png100g
Bok Choy Seeds.png
Bok Choy Seeds Gold.png50g
Yam Seeds.png
Yam Seeds Gold.png60g
Cranberry Seeds.png
Cranberry Seeds Gold.png240g
Wheat Seeds.png
Wheat Seeds Gold.png10g
Fairy Seeds.png
Fairy Seeds Gold.png200g
Amaranth Seeds.png
Amaranth Seeds Gold.png70g
Grape Starter.png
Grape Starter Gold.png60g
Sunflower Seeds.png
Sunflower Seeds Gold.png200g
Artichoke Seeds.png
Artichoke Seeds Gold.png30g
Iridium Fireplace.png
Iridium Fireplace Gold.png15,000g

Mermaid Boat

The Mermaid Boat is open from 5pm to 12:30am. Upon entering, a mermaid will appear and begin singing to the player, accompanied by a cutscene. Her performance lasts 1 hour and 40 mins, but the player may leave at any time. The player may also open inventory at any time, which will halt the passage of time in a singleplayer game.

After the show, clam shells inside the boat can be clicked to play musical notes. Playing the correct notes in the correct sequence will award the player a special item.

The correct sequence of musical notes can be found in Secret Note #15, although finding the secret note is not required to complete the sequence. Click below to see the solution and information about the special item awarded.

Solution 
When played in the order 1-5-4-2-3 (left to right), the player will be awarded with a Pearl. Only one Pearl can be obtained in the Mermaid Boat by each player per each saved game, but the Mermaid Show can be viewed repeatedly by exiting and re-entering the boat at any time.

Shrouded Figure

The Shrouded Figure offers to teleport the player back to their farm for Gold.png250g.

Traveling Cart

The Traveling Cart makes an appearance at the docks with her cart on a raft. She sells a selection of her usual items, including the Wedding Ring recipe.

Villager Attendees

Unlike other Festivals, villagers can be seen deviating from their normal schedules to walk to the beach to attend the Night Market. These villagers cannot be found outside the Night Market during the festival. The lists below show which villagers attend on which days each year.

Note that talking and gifting to villagers during the Night Market will increase friendship with them, unlike at other festivals. It's also possible to complete Gathering, Slaying Monsters, and Fishing Quests during the Night Market. Talking to the villager will complete the quest, before scripted festival dialogue occurs.

Winter 15

Abigail Icon.png Abigail

Clint Icon.png Clint

Emily Icon.png Emily

Harvey Icon.png Harvey

Jas Icon.png Jas

Leah Icon.png Leah

Linus Icon.png Linus

Penny Icon.png Penny

Shane Icon.png Shane

Winter 16

Caroline Icon.png Caroline

Demetrius Icon.png Demetrius

Haley Icon.png Haley

Lewis Icon.png Lewis

Marnie Icon.png Marnie

Maru Icon.png Maru

Robin Icon.png Robin

Sebastian Icon.png Sebastian

Vincent Icon.png Vincent

Winter 17

Alex Icon.png Alex

Elliott Icon.png Elliott

Evelyn Icon.png Evelyn

George Icon.png George

Jodi Icon.png Jodi

Sam Icon.png Sam

Mail

“Starting tomorrow, a traveling merchant fleet will dock at Pelican Town for the yearly night market.

The market starts at 5pm, and will be in port for the next three days.

Please visit the beach after 5pm to join the festivities. There's free coffee!”

Notes

  • Since the game uses a unique beach map during festival days, items a player has placed on the beach (crab pots, chests, etc.) may disappear during the Night Market. These items should return on Winter 18.
    • Similarly, Crab Pots and other items placed on the beach during the Night Market will disappear on Winter 18. (They may or may not return the following year.)

Trivia

  • Fishing while the merchant fleet is present can cause obstruction to fishing, but there are a couple spots where you can still fish. However, fishing while the merchant fleet is docked will only yield Trash.
  • The 'Red Eagle' painting from Famous Painter Lupini is in the art style of the Native American tribe Hopi.

History

  • 1.3: Introduced.