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For the other world event, similar to the North American holiday, Thanksgiving, see Pilgrim's Bounty.

During the Harvest Festival of Azeroth, the Horde and the Alliance give thanks to heroes for the sacrifices - in some cases ultimate sacrifices - they have given on our behalf. In the time of the Harvest Festival, a great buffet is built up outside of Ironforge and Orgrimmar.

From "Harvest Festival" page on the old official site:[2]

Throughout history, many have given their lives to aid their allies. Every year, members of the Horde and the Alliance set aside time to honor the memories of the fallen and to pay tribute to those whose memories are held most dear: Uther Lightbringer, for the Alliance, and Grom Hellscream, for the Horde. Heroes take time from their adventures to visit the graves of these two great leaders and to leave a tribute to them at the memorial. To show their respect, members of the Alliance light a candle at the Tomb of Uther Lightbringer in the Western Plaguelands. Members of the Horde show their respect to Grom Hellscream by leaving a bottle of spirits at the base of the Hellscream Memorial in Demon Fall Canyon in Ashenvale.

In 2022, the Harvest Festival held from September 10th to September 17th.


Outside of Orgrimmar and Ironforge are a table and wandering ghostly NPCs of the corresponding faction, fallen heroes, who can be waved or cheered at, saluted and bowed before.

The following items can be picked up from the table:

These foods can be fed by hunters to their pets, providing an easy and free way to maintain the pet's happiness.

Currently, there are no Achievements for the holiday to be unlocked (but eating & drinking the items above counts towards Money achievement.png Tastes Like Chicken & Money achievement.png It's Happy Hour Somewhere).

New for 2018

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content exclusive to Battle for Azeroth.

Revamped the the look of Uther's Tomb. May be related to World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth developing storylines.


Honoring Uther at his grave

Rewards: [For the Light!]

Rewards: [The Horde's Hellscream]

Additionally, 2 days later after completing either quest, the player gets [Bounty of the Harvest] in the mail. It is an item with a 12 hour cooldown which produces 4 food from the harvest.

New for 2015

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.

Quests now have an additional reward to choose one of the following: Anxious Spiritshard, Forlorn Spiritshard, Peaceful Spiritshard, or Vengeful Spiritshard.


  • It is likely that, similar to Lunar Festival, Harvest Festival is an in-game event corresponding to harvest festivals in East Asia, such as the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and the Korean Chuseok as the dates generally coincide
    • 2006: October 6
    • 2007: September 25
    • 2008: September 14
    • 2009: September 27
    • 2010: September 16
    • 2011: September 6
    • 2012: September 24
    • 2013: September 13
    • 2014: September 2
  • In 2007, these quests were not available to Blood Elves or Draenei.
  • Coincides with the anniversary of Stress Test Beta Has Ended. The final day is Columbus Day in the United States and Thanksgiving Day in Canada (October 8th in 2007).


  1. ^ World Events. Wowhead.
  2. ^ Harvest Festival. Old official World of Warcraft site (US). Archived from the original on 2008-09-27. Retrieved on 2008-09-27.

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