Spoiler Warning: Fishing Tourney information and prizes as well as Bunny Day events spoilers follow.
This is an incredibly busy weekend for players in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as cherry blossom season comes to an end and C.J. hosts the first-ever fishing tourney. Zipper makes his terrifying return for Bunny Day, rewarding players with a special item for crafting all the event’s recipes. Here’s everything you need to know about all of this weekend’s festivities and what you can do to prepare.
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How Long Do The Cherry Blossoms Last?
In Japan, cherry blossom season is about 2 weeks long. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the season is even shorter, ending after only one and half weeks on April 11. The recipes are hard to come by so it’s very possible you haven’t found them all yet. We suggest checking out our guide on how to find cherry blossom recipes and catch cherry blossom petals before the event is officially over.
When Does the Fishing Tourney Start?
The Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons takes place on April 11 from 9am to 6pm. C.J. shows up to host the tournament and can be found in the plaza near the upgraded Resident Services building between those times. Speak to C.J. to participate. The first attempt is free but every attempt following will require a 500 bell entry fee.
What are the Fishing Tourney Prizes?
C.J. will track the number of points you accumulate throughout the day and at the end, he will mail you a trophy if you’ve met certain point thresholds. Players can also trade in 10 points for 13 different types of swag and other fishing related prizes like an anchor statue, fish drying rack, tackle bag, and more.
Check out the full list of Fishing Tourney prizes and tips for scoring points on our ACNH wiki.
How Do You Win The Fishing Tourney?
Unlike previous fishing tournaments in Animal Crossing, the fishing tourney in New Horizons does not depend on the size or rarity of the fish you catch but on the quantity alone. Each attempt will have players catch as many fish as they can within three minutes. One point is earned for each fish caught. Two additional points are rewarded if you’ve caught at least three fish. To win the gold fishing trophy, you’ll need a total of 300 points by the end of the tournament.
What Happens on Bunny Day?
On Bunny Day, Zipper will return to your island and stand in the plaza by Resident Services for the entire day. Upon speaking to him, they will encourage you to craft every type of Bunny Day DIY Recipe (excluding clothing recipes you may have learned), as well as giving you a new recipe to add to the list: a Bunny Day Arch. Craft each of the recipes he requires, and he’ll have one last task for you – construct a Wobbling Zipper Toy. Once you craft this final recipe, Zipper will reward you with a DIY recipe for a Bunny Day Wand.