Have you ever had those rare moments in Stardew Valley wherein something out of the ordinary happens right after going to bed? It could either be anything from hearing eerie animal noises or seeing a cutscene of a fairy visiting your farm. A lot more of these random occurrences exist in the game that you might not have experienced yet. What could have caused them, and what do they mean? This article will uncover all of these farm events one by one, so you’ll know what to expect when these random scenes start appearing on your screen.
Assorted Farm Events
The events that transpire here can either have a positive or negative effect on your game. There are some requirements to avoid the possibility of encountering them, which means preventing them from happening is also feasible.
Your Spouse Asks if you Want a Child
Having an additional member in your family can be a wonderful thing, but your spouse will have to ask for your consent first before you may be able to adopt or give birth to a baby. There’s a 5% chance for this event to happen if you have at least 10 hearts with your spouse. You’ll also only encounter this if you have installed an empty crib and two small beds in your house.
Once you’ve both tucked yourselves to bed, your spouse will ask if you want to have a baby. Agreeing to your spouse’s request will have you welcome a new child into your household after 14 days. Declining their request will not affect your relationship, so it’s okay to refuse if you think this isn’t the right time to have a child.
Your Animal Gives Birth Overnight
Animal conception can most likely occur if you have room for another animal in your barn. Additionally, this rare event can happen with a bare possibility if your barn-dwelling animals have their pregnancy enabled. In the middle of the night, a text will appear informing you that one of your animals has given birth.
The next day you can come and visit your barn, and you will be prompted to give your new baby animal a name.
A Wild Animal Attacks your Pets
Sometimes, leaving your animals outside your coop or barn before going to bed can have dire consequences. You’ll know if a wild animal has invaded your farm if you see a black screen and hear a frightening howl of a predator, followed by a distressed noise coming from your animals.
If by chance you’ve accidentally left your coop or barn animals outside with their door closed, there’s a possibility they will get attacked by an unknown beast and you may lose one of your animals forever.
A Witch Puts a Curse On Your Coop or Slime Hutch
A sudden visit from a Witch can either bring you misfortune or good luck. Nonetheless, witnessing an event this rare for the first time is quite exhilarating.
After turning yourself in for the night, a cutscene will show a Witch flying by one of your farm buildings. If the Witch inflicts a curse on your coop, she will leave a void egg that you may put in the incubator to hatch a void chicken. You must first upgrade your Coop to a Big Coop and it must have enough space for at least one egg. If you have a Slime Hutch on your farm, the Witch might put a curse on it and turn all your Slimes into black Slimes. Placing a Wicked Statue that you can purchase from Krobus inside the Slime Hutch will prevent this from happening. Meanwhile, perfecting the game to 100% will have the Witch kindly reward you with a Golden Egg.
A Fairy Blesses Your Crops
The Crop Fairy is another supernatural entity that may pass by your farm while you’re sound asleep. There’s a 1% chance for this scene to appear if it’s not raining or if it’s not winter.
In this scene, the Crop Fairy will visit and sprinkle its magical fairy dust on a random area on your farm. It will turn a 5×5 section of your crops to mature overnight, making it possible for you to harvest these crops the next day.
A Meteorite Lands on Your Farm
Sometime after you fall asleep, a boulder from outer space may land on a random area on your farm. This event has a 1% chance of happening. You will see a text the following morning that says an explosion was heard in the night.
You can locate the bright purple meteorite anywhere on your farm. Unfortunately, this event may have an adverse effect on you since the meteorite could ruin the layout of your farm or land on top of your crops and destroy them. You will need a Golden Pickaxe to be able to remove it, which is also a tragic thing for beginners who can’t easily afford to upgrade them. You’ll get Iridium Ores, Stones, and Geodes if you crack the boulder open.
Weird, Unexplainable Farm Events
Some of these events don’t make sense but it is fun to make up stories or speculations as to why they happen. Moreover, these strange occasions sometimes leave something surprising or memorable on your farm, which is always a bonus.
A Stone Owl Spawns on Your Farm
The statue can be found anywhere on your farm that has no object, tree, etc. Whoever left this Stone Owl Statue may think that you would appreciate having an extra decoration on your farm, or it could be a sign of a foreboding event that could arise in the near future. In actuality, the Stone Owl doesn’t do anything but stand around like a proper statue. A vendor at the Night Market sells another Stone Owl Statue, and the item becomes available on the 17th of Winter. The two statues may have the same name, but they differ in appearance. The one that spawns in your farm may look like a younger and rounder version of the Stone Owl that you can buy at the Night Market.
A Strange Capsule Comes From Nowhere
A suspicious-looking capsule with a fleshy substance inside can appear once in your playthrough. The chance of this event occurring is as small as 0.05%. This time, an odd UFO sound will play after you hit the hay. But unlike the Stone Owl that only comes across as a decoration, the Strange Capsule has creepy yet interesting lore behind it.
After 3 days of acquiring this capsule made of glass, it will crack apart and release the creature inside. If you walk around the Bus Stop or in Pelican Town, where there are plenty of bushes, a shadowy creature will show itself. You won’t be able to talk to it as it will dart between the bushes, too far and too fast for you to catch, but near enough for you to see as it playfully waves its arms at you.
A UFO Appears
The appearance of a UFO on the Shipping screen is considered to be the rarest event in the game. If it’s not raining and it’s not the 28th of any season, there’s a 0.001% chance that you may see a UFO at a distance.
This event could be linked to the Strange Capsule that may have contained an extraterrestrial creature before it broke. Many also speculate that the descendants of dwarves that came from another planet are the ones piloting the UFO. Whatever its real story and purpose, we may never know.
So far, these are the random farm events that you could encounter as you play the game. Outside your farm, there are other rare, inexplicable events that you may be able to discover and witness — if you’re lucky! However, that’s an article for another day.