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ACNH September Fall Update 2021: New Events, Seasonal Items, DIY Recipes, Critters | Animal Crossing New Horizons Autumn

8/2/2021 3:53:34 PM

When September comes, the third season of 2021 will start its journey on Animal Crossing New Horizons island, no doubt the brand new month and season will bring a bulk of new events, seasonal items, DIYs, critters and changes to our islands. Let's dive into all details of ACNH September Update 2021!

ACNH September Update 2021 - Animal Crossing New Horizons Autumn Update 2021

In Animal Crossing New Horizons, September is the beginning of the third season, which means that in the northern hemisphere we will transition from summer to autumn, while in the southern hemisphere players will bid farewell to winter and usher in a vibrant spring. Therefore, in September, the wind will become warmer and the weather will be more comfortable. Players in the northern hemisphere will meet the harvest holidays such as the Grape Harvest Festival, while players in the southern hemisphere will celebrate the arrival of spring by collecting Bamboo and making Bamboo Noodle Slides. So what updates will make us look forward to life on the Animal Crossing New Horizons island in September, 2021? Follow us to check out!

ACNH September Seasonal Events and Items (2021)

In September, seasonal events that are synchronized with the real world will return and bring back a series of festival-exclusive items, which are likely to include some new content that will excite old players.

Grape Harvest Festival

Date: September 1 to 30

Items: Grape-Harvest Basket

The world of Animal Crossing New Horizons enters the autumn season in September, bringing with it new dedicated events, including the Grape Harvest Festival. A special item- Grape-Harvest Basket, containing some bunches of grapes, to which a pair of rope straps are tied that allow you to equip it on the back of your character as if it were a backpack , inspired by the festivities linked to the harvest of countries such as Italy, France and Spain but available for all users of the Nintendo life-sim. Similar to last year, you can otain the Grape-Harvest Basket from Nook Stop throughout the whole month. 

Moon-Viewing Day

Date: September 12 to 21

Items: Tsukimi Dango, Moon Cakes, Moon Rug

When it comes to stars and planets in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you inevitably return to the Land of the Rising Sun. This time we will talk about the Moon-Viewing Day, in which the satellite of our planet is celebrated. This celebration is of Chinese origin, and was introduced in Japan in the Heian era (794-1185) and is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the Japanese lunar calendar. During the Tsukimi decorations are made with Susuki (known in the West as Miscanthus), an ornamental plant, and moon-shaped sweets are made, called Tsukimi dango and Moon Cake. In this years, Nintendo refresh the event by adding these two food item in the game, alongside with the Moon Rug, you can buy them from Nook Stop from September 12th to 21st.


Date: September 12 to 21

Items: Songpyeon

In the middle of September, a brand new holiday will be celebrated in Animal Crossing New Horizons for the first time, which is the Chuseok festival from South Korea. Chuseok (also known as Hangawi) literally "Autumn eve", is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in both North and South Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon. Songpyeon, rice cake that represents Chuseok will be available in the Special Goods of Nook Shopping during 2021 from September 12 to 21 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Bug Off (Northern Hemisphere)

Date: September 18

Items: fishing-themed items and trophies

Again, at the third Saturday of September, Flick will host his Bug-Off Event on your Animal Crossing New Horizons island again, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, by talking with him, you can take part in the event and catch as many bugs as you can in 3 minutes to accumulate points for exchanging fishing-themed items and bug off trophies. 

ACNH September DIY Recipes & Crafting Items (2021)

As the seasons turnover, in September, summer shells will disappear from beaches in the northern hemisphere, and snow and ice will melt on southern hemisphere’s islands. If you want to collect these DIY materials, you may have to wait until the next year. And new seasonal items and DIY recipes will come to your island with the new seasons, such as Acorns and Pinecones for making Bounty Little Tree and bamboo for making Bamboo Noodle Slide.

Acorns and Pine Cones & Tree's Bounty-themed Items

Available Time: September 1 - December 10 (Northern Hemisphere)

Starting from September 1 to December 10  in the Northern Hemisphere, you can collect acorns and pine cones by shaking trees, if you want to DIY craft the Tree's Bounty Series Furniture collection. And during this period, the Tree's Bounty-themed DIY recipes are available from from Tom Nook. 

Full List of Tree's Bounty Items:

Acorn Pochette

Leaf Campfire

Pile of Leaves

Pine Bonsai Tree

Traditional Balancing Toy

Tree’s Bounty Arch

Tree’s Bounty Big Tree

Tree’s Bounty Lamp

Tree’s Bounty Little Tree

Tree’s Bounty Mobile

Yellow-Leaf Pile

Young Spring Bamboo and Bamboo Shoots & Bamboo Themed Items

Available Time: August 25 to November 30 (Southern Hemisphere)

In South Hemisphere, Spring is returning with bamboo sprung out on your island, so it is great time to collect the Bamboo Shoots and Young Spring Bamboo for crafting the Bamboo theme furniture which are indispensable items to create a Japanese style designs. If you’ve not have Bamboo tree on your island, you have to head to Mystery Island, then collect some Bamboo Shoots and Young Spring Bamboo there. Don’t forget to plant some Bamboo Shoots on your own island for getting your own steady supply of Bamboo. During the spring season, you will have a chance to get Bamboo DIY recipes from pop balloons. 

Full List of Bamboo Items:

Steamer-Basket Set

Bamboo-Shoot Lamp

Bamboo Doll

Bamboo Noodle Slide

Green-Leaf Pile

Basket Pack

Pan Flute

Bamboo Wand

Bamboo-Grove Wall

Light Bamboo Rug

ACNH September Bugs, Fishes & Sea Creatures (2021)

In September, because of the end of summer, a large number of critters will undoubtedly leave the islands in the northern hemisphere, and at the same time we can expect a large number of bugs, fishes, and sea creatures to return in the alternation of seasons. Check out the list of all new critters will appear in September to make sure you catch them on time.

New Bugs In September

Northern Hemisphere

Common Butterfly - 160 bells / 4am - 7pm

Yellow Butterfly - 160 bells / 4am - 7pm

Monarch Butterfly - 140 bells / 4am - 5pm

Cricket - 130 bells / 5am - 8pm

Bell Cricket - 430 bells / 5am - 8pm 

Red Dragonfly - 180 bells / 8am - 7pm

Violin Beetle - 450 bells / All Day

Pill Bug - 250 bells / 11 pm - 4pm

Centipede - 300 bells / 5pm - 11pm

Southern Hemisphere

Yellow Butterfly - 160 bells / 4am - 7pm

Tiger Butterfly - 2,500 bells / 4am - 7pm

Peacock Butterfly - 2,500 bells / 4am - 7pm

Mantis - 430 bells / 8am - 5pm

Orchid Mantis - 2,400 bells / 8am - 5pm

Honeybee - 200 bells / 8am - 5pm

Stinkbug - 120 bells / All Day

Man-faced Stink Bug - 200 bells / 8am - 5pm

Tiger Beetle - 1,500 bells / All Day

New Fishes In September

Northern Hemisphere

Pike - 1,800 / All Day

Cherry Salmon - 1,000 bells / All Day

Char - 3,800 bells - 4pm - 9am

Golden Trout - 15,000 bells / 4pm - 9am

Salmon - 700 bells / All Day

King Salmon - 1,800 bells / All Day

Mitten Crab - 2,000 bells / 4pm - 9am

Sturgeon - 10,000 bells / All Day

Southern Hemisphere

Tadpole - 100 bells / All Day

Loach - 400 bells / All Day

Cherry Salmon - 1,000 bells / 4pm-9am

Char - 3,800 bells - 4pm - 9am

Golden Trout - 15,000 bells / 4pm - 9am

Barred Knifejaw - 5,000 bells / All Day

New Sea Creatures In September

Northern Hemisphere

Oyster - 1,100 bells / All Day

Turban Shell - 1,000 bells / All Day

Chambered Nautilus - 1,800 bells / 4pm - 9am

Umbrella Octopus - 6,000 bells / All Day

Sweet Shrimp - 1,400 bells / 4pm - 9am

Southern Hemisphere

Turban Shell - 1,000 / All Day

Spider Crab - 12,000 / All Day

Chambered Nautilus - 1,800 bells / 4pm - 9am

Umbrella Octopus - 6,000 bells / All Day

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