For the other world event, similar to the North American holiday Thanksgiving, see Pilgrim's Bounty.
Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival.jpg
Duration September 6 - 13 (2022)
Highlights Buffet Table
Honoring Heroes
Other events
Preceded by Midsummer Fire Festival, Pirate's Day
Followed by Brewfest, Peon Day, (EU, concurrent)

The Harvest Festival is an annual world event that takes place in September or October, lasting for one week.

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 on the official site:

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.


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

The following items can be picked up from the table:

Currently, there are no achievements for the holiday to be unlocked, although eating and drinking the items above will count towards  [Tastes Like Chicken] and  [It's Happy Hour Somewhere].


Honoring Uther at his grave

Rewards:  [For the Light!]

Honoring Grom at his monument

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 in 2019:


  • 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 12
2012: September 30
2013: September 19
2014: September 2
2015: September 21
2016: September 9
2017: September 29
2018: September 18
2019: September 10
  • 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 10 in 2011).


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