|The Darkmoon Faire|
|Location||Southern Darkmoon Island|
|Facilities||Inn Mailbox Bank Auctions|
|Travel|| Flight Master(s)
- Ahead of You, Down the Path
- A Majestic, Magical Faire!
- Ignore the Darkened, Eerie Woods
- Ignore the Eyes That Blink and Stare
- Fun & Games & Wondrous Sights!
- Music & Fireworks to Light Up the Night!
- Do Not Stop! You're Nearly There!
- Behold, My Friend: THE DARKMOON FAIRE!
- —Arrow signs along the Darkmoon Path guiding visitors to the fairegrounds
The Darkmoon Faire is a large gathering of activities on the southern area of Darkmoon Island, brought together by Silas Darkmoon. The faire opens on the first Sunday of the month and lasts for one week. At the conclusion of that week, players on the island are automatically teleported off the island, back to Elwynn Forest/Mulgore.
Prior to Patch 4.3.0, the Darkmoon Faire could be found at one of three locations: Outside Goldshire in Elwynn Forest, outside Thunder Bluff in Mulgore, and on the outskirts of Shattrath City in Outland's Terokkar Forest.
Attendees can perform profession-specific quests which reward Darkmoon Game Tokens and Darkmoon Prize Tickets. Game tokens can also be purchased using gold from vendors scattered throughout the faire. Completing quests associated with each sideshow game grants Darkmoon Game Prizes, which contain at least one ticket and may include an extra prize. Tickets can be used to purchase pets, mounts, vanity items, heirlooms, and replica armor for use in transmogrification. Plus, there's a , because .
Traveling to and from the Faire
Visitors can reach the island using a portal from either Mulgore or Elwynn Forest. Players can leave the faire using the neutral portal in a small tent on the boardwalk on the shore of the island, or immediately turning around and using the portal at the entrance site. There are also Darkmoon Faire Mystic Mages stationed in all capital cities who will teleport the player to their faction's staging site for a small cost (varies by level, it's 30 at level 85). There are also a pair of mages in the central park of Dalaran.
The Darkmoon Faire contains several sideshow-inspired minigames. Each minigame costs one to play for a fixed amount of time. Each one also has has an associated repeatable quest which can be completed over the course of multiple play sessions. Completing each quest awards one .
The Darkmoon Cannon
Located across from the Eastern Pavilion, the Blastenheimer 5000 Ultra Cannon, owned by Maxima Blastenheimer, launches guests through the air towards a target sitting in the waters near the boardwalk south of the faire grounds. Getting a bullseye earns 5 points, landing close to it earns 3 points, and getting near it earns 1 point.
Located next to the Western Pavilion, Rinling has finally opened his shooting gallery after years of collecting engineering parts for his equipment. Guests are given a pellet rifle to shoot the targets that light up. Players will have 60 seconds to earn 25 points. The associated quest is [90 Daily] .
- You have to manually turn your body to face the target you want to shoot.
- A Quick Shot is earned by shooting a target right after it lights up. This awards two points and the achievement.
- The reload on the rifles is fast enough that unlagged players can fire twice on the same target (three times if a Quick Shot is made) before it deactivates and stops granting points.
Located next to the pastry tent, guests are given a steamtonk controller in which to pilot their tonks. Players will have 60 seconds to destroy 30 targets, while being attacked by enemy tonks and minizeps at the same time. Finlay Coolshot runs the game. The associated quest is [90 Daily] .
Located near the entrance, guests are given a mallet in which to whack some gnolls. Players will have 60 seconds to earn 30 points. The gnolls come in three types, normal, Hogger, and baby. Normal gnolls will give 1 point, Hogger gnolls give 3 points, and baby gnolls will knock players down. Mola runs the game. The associated quest is [90 Daily] .
The Darkmoon Faire offers a quest corresponding to each primary and secondary profession. These can only be completed once per monthly faire, and only by players who have the corresponding profession. Some quests can be completed at the faire. Some require ingredients imported from outside the faire. Completing each quest awards one , a few Darkmoon Prize Tickets, and 5 skill points in the associated profession!
All the profession quests require the player's skill level to be at least 75 in order to see the following quests.
|Leatherworking||||4||Import 5 , 10 , 5|
|Tailoring||||4||Import , ,|
An important function of the Darkmoon Faire is to allow the return of decks of Darkmoon Cards. These are collectible sets of cards which may be created through inscription or (for level 60 and level 70 cards) found as loot. When all the cards in a set are collected, they form a deck. Higher-level decks may be returned to The Darkmoon Faire for an epic trinket. Lower-level decks reward the returner with more modest items. Returning any kind of deck also awards reputation with the Darkmoon Faire.
Refer to Darkmoon Cards for a complete list of the rewards, and the sources of the cards.
- See also: Sayge's Fortunes
Located between the Southern Pavilion and the Ring Toss, Sayge, a wise gnoll, will give guests a fortune after answering a couple of questions. With this fortune guests are given a buff, which will depend on the answers given. This buff lasts two hours.
Test Your Strength
Kerri Hicks challenges adventurers to go forth and challenge worthy opponents and bring back trophies of your victories to show just how strong you can be. She offers the quest  , which requires the to be in the bags. Kerri gives 10 prize tickets for bringing back 250 trophies.
It is anticipated that players will carry the adventurer's guide with them even when the faire is not accessible to keep accumulating artifacts and trophies to turn in when the faire returns.
Darkmoon Zoo Bizarre
Near the end of the faire, is the zoo, which is run by Yebb Neblegear. The zoo contains many animals and even a petting area with penguins, bush chickens, rams, and even ponies. The rams and ponies can also be ridden. There's a special VIP waiting area in which random VIPs wait for a tour.
Respond to /pet, /pat, and /hug
VIP guests that occasionally appear
Located at the Deathmatch Pavilion, contestants compete every three hours (starting at midnight) for a chance at the Darkmoon Treasure Chest. Enter through the gate at any time to enter the contest, or for some free for all action, even when no prize is available.
Korgol Crushskull will announce when the chest is soon to appear.
Just south of the Shooting Gallery where the Tonk Free-for-All originally was is a spectator ring, with Gilnean Master Pet Tamer Jeremy Feasel ready to take on all challengers. You may challenge Feasel once a day with one for a bag of Darkmoon Pet Supplies. There is a rare chance of getting a new companion from the bag, the . The associated quest is Quest:Darkmoon Pet Battle!.
The Darkmoon carousel has been installed between The Darkmoon Cannon and the Shooting Gallery. Kae Ti sells a Ride Ticket Book, which contains five Darkmoon Ride Tickets. Stepping onto or riding the carousel will grant a 10% reputation and experience increase buff that will increase up to an hour the longer you ride.
Note that the tickets are consumed if it grants the buff from no buff, so if you come back before the buff falls off, you can avoid paying the ticket. The ride gives the buff at a rate of 5 minutes buff per 2.4 seconds ridden, to a max of 1 hour duration.
A children's sandbox is located at the northeastern side of the fairgrounds. It contains several rideable Sandbox Tigers, which function identically to Darkmoon "Tiger"s. Around the sandbox are four tonk controllers, available for free-for-all matches.
The Tauren Chieftains' concert
Players equipped with a might get the opportunity to roll on a artifact recovered from a dungeon boss. Players may only roll Greed on these items. These artifacts can be accumulated even when the faire is not active.
You can click the item to begin a quest. Return the quest item to the appropriate NPC at the faire for a reward of Darkmoon Prize Tickets.
A character may only redeem one of each type of artifact per month.
|10||||Professor Thaddeus Paleo|
|10||Quest:A Wondrous Weapon||Professor Thaddeus Paleo|
|15||Quest:The Master Strategist||Professor Thaddeus Paleo|
More artifacts are recoverable in battlegrounds
|5||Quest:A Captured Banner||Professor Thaddeus Paleo|
|5||Quest:The Captured Journal||Professor Thaddeus Paleo|
|5||||Professor Thaddeus Paleo|
Another artifact is recoverable from raids
|10||||Professor Thaddeus Paleo|
There's three booths found at the faire for refreshments:
- The Food Stand
- Run by Stamp Thunderhorn, he offers decent food for hungry guests
- The Drink Stand
- Run by Sylannia, she offers the usual beverages for thirsty guests
- The Dessert Stand
- Run by Aimee, which has traveled all the way from Dalaran in order to provided the best treats to the guests.
Unfortunately, the eating area and booths were built right next to the Tonk Challenge game, offering very little quiet while trying to enjoy your meal.
There is also a more questionable food wagon, just west of the faire in the nearby woods, that is run by Rona Greenteeth. She sells food that she has caught herself and made into dishes that may give customers pause.
Currently nothing exists in any pavilion and are currently under construction, except for the Deathmatch Pavilion.
- If players visit the faire all 7 days, they have the chance to earn up to 65 prize tickets a month. This does not include the random artifacts from doing dungeons.
- Without getting any artifacts, it would take approximately 3 months to earn enough for one mount and about 15 months to earn enough tickets to buy both mounts and the six companion pets.