Darkmoon Faire World Event Guide
Darkmoon Faire is a monthly event in World of Warcraft where you can travel to Darkmoon Island and experience all kinds of attractions, exclusive vendors, and a wide variety of activities. It's one of the biggest world events when it comes to collectors, with a ton of mounts, pets, toys, achievements and transmogrification items that you cannot find anywhere else.
During the Darkmoon Faire players can a 10% experience and reputation buff through the Darkmoon Carousel or Roller Coaster (WHEE!), or from using a fancy Darkmoon Top Hat, which is great for unlocking the Allied Races or leveling characters.
What's new in Patch 8.1.5
These pets are not cageable so you cannot purchase them from the Auction House. If you're in need of tickets you can complete the Treasure Hunt for Silas’ Secret Stash, which rewards you with 100 tickets.
There are also some curious Severed Fish Heads that you can put on your head: Severed Crimsonscale Head and Severed Azurefin Head. They are time-limited and have Old Gods hints as descriptions: "Something strange is happening in the waters surrounding Darkmoon Island..."
Patch 8.1.5 also brings out a new attraction to the Darkmoon Faire: The Roller Coaster - a motion sickness simulation in a first-person point of view. Similar to the Darkmoon Carousel, you can take the Roller Coaster to get a 10% experience and reputation buff for 1 hour (WHEE!).
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=73766/darkmoon-dancing-bear, https://www.wowhead.com/item=72140/swift-forest-strider - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=14846/lhara for 180 https://www.wowhead.com/currency=515/darkmoon-prize-ticket each.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=153485/darkmoon-dirigible - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=14846/lhara for 1000 https://www.wowhead.com/currency=515/darkmoon-prize-ticket.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=142398/darkwater-skate - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=55103/galissa-sundew for 500 https://www.wowhead.com/item=124669/darkmoon-daggermaw.
- Horse Balloon, Murloc Balloon, Wolf Balloon - Sold by Carl Goodup for 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets each.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=73762/darkmoon-balloon, https://www.wowhead.com/item=74981/darkmoon-cub, https://www.wowhead.com/item=91003/darkmoon-hatchling, https://www.wowhead.com/item=73764/darkmoon-monkey, https://www.wowhead.com/item=73903/darkmoon-tonk, https://www.wowhead.com/item=73765/darkmoon-turtle, https://www.wowhead.com/item=73905/darkmoon-zeppelin - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=14846/lhara in Darkmoon Island for 90 https://www.wowhead.com/currency=515/darkmoon-prize-ticket each.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=11026/tree-frog-box - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=14860/flik.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=11027/wood-frog-box - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=14860/flik. Only 1 in stock, restocks every 15-20 minutes.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=126925/blorps-bubble - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=55103/galissa-sundew for 50 https://www.wowhead.com/item=124669/darkmoon-daggermaw.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=126926/translucent-shell - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=55103/galissa-sundew for 100 https://www.wowhead.com/item=124669/darkmoon-daggermaw.
- https://www.wowhead.com/npc=67329/darkmoon-glowfly - Obtained through pet battle, found all around the island's forests.
- https://www.wowhead.com/npc=67443/crow - Obtained through pet battle, found only as a secondary pet in battles.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=19450/a-jublings-tiny-home - Reward from https://www.wowhead.com/quest=7946/spawn-of-jubjub.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=73953/sea-pony - Fished anywhere in Darkmoon Island. Very low drop chance (~0.5%).
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=101570/moon-moon - Drops from https://www.wowhead.com/npc=71992/moonfang within Darkmoon Island's woods.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=80008/darkmoon-rabbit - Drops from the https://www.wowhead.com/npc=58336/darkmoon-rabbit in a cave on the eastern coast of the island.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=91040/darkmoon-eye - Drops from https://www.wowhead.com/item=91086/darkmoon-pet-supplies, the reward from https://www.wowhead.com/quest=32175/darkmoon-pet-battle
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=116064/syd-the-squid - Drops from https://www.wowhead.com/item=116062/greater-darkmoon-pet-supplies, the reward from https://www.wowhead.com/quest=36471/a-new-darkmoon-challenger
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=123862/hogs-studded-collar - Reward for completing the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9983/thats-whack achievement.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=122125/race-minizep-controller - Reward for completing the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9805/big-rocketeer-gold achievement.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=97994/darkmoon-seesaw - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=14828/gelvas-grimegate for 50 https://www.wowhead.com/currency=515/darkmoon-prize-ticket.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=90899/darkmoon-whistle - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=14828/gelvas-grimegate for 90 https://www.wowhead.com/currency=515/darkmoon-prize-ticket. Can also be found in https://www.wowhead.com/item=93724/darkmoon-game-prize
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=126931/seafarers-slidewhistle - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=55103/galissa-sundew for https://www.wowhead.com/item=124669/darkmoon-daggermaw.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=116139/haunting-memento - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=85484/chester for 90 https://www.wowhead.com/currency=515/darkmoon-prize-ticket.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=75042/flimsy-yellow-balloon - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=55305/carl-goodup for 10 silver coins.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=138202/sparklepony-xl - Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=55278/boomie-sparks for 150 https://www.wowhead.com/currency=515/darkmoon-prize-ticket.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=101571/moonfang-shroud, https://www.wowhead.com/item=105898/moonfangs-paw - Drop from https://www.wowhead.com/npc=71992/moonfang within Darkmoon Island's woods.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=116067/ring-of-broken-promises - Reward from https://www.wowhead.com/quest=36477/broken-promises.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=122126/attraction-sign - Reward from https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9792/wanderluster-gold.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=122123/darkmoon-ring-flinger - Reward from https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9894/triumphant-turtle-tossing.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=122119/everlasting-darkmoon-firework - Reward from https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9764/rocketeer-gold.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=122120/gaze-of-the-darkmoon - Reward from https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9785/powermonger-gold.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=122129/fire-eaters-vial - Reward from https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9761/darkmoon-racer-roadhog.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=116115/blazing-wings - Reward from https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9252/brood-of-alysrazor.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=122121/darkmoon-gazer - Reward from https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9811/big-wanderluster-gold.
- https://www.wowhead.com/item=122122/darkmoon-tonk-controller - Reward from https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9885/ace-tonk-commander.
- Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=14828/gelvas-grimegate: https://www.wowhead.com/item=78341/darkmoon-hammer, https://www.wowhead.com/item=78340/cloak-of-the-darkmoon-faire.
- Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=108785/scarlet-quartermaster: Scarlet Crusade Hidden Transmog.
- Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=85484/chester: https://www.wowhead.com/item=116052/noblemans-coat, https://www.wowhead.com/item=116133/noblemans-pantaloons, https://www.wowhead.com/item=116134/nobles-fancy-boots, https://www.wowhead.com/item=116136/noblewomans-skirt, https://www.wowhead.com/item=116137/noblewomans-finery.
- Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=55072/barum and https://www.wowhead.com/npc=57983/baruma: Dungeon Transmog Sets from Vanilla.
- Sold by https://www.wowhead.com/npc=56335/daenrand-dawncrest: Heirlooms.
The first achievement you will probably get is https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6019/come-one-come-all, obtained for taking the portal in Mulgore/Goldshire that teleports you to the Darkmoon Island. You can find Darkmoon Faire Mystic Mage in all major capital cities that can take you to the location of the portals.
For these achievements you will need to compete in the two Darkmoon races at the end of the island with all the different mounts they have. Every mount has different abilities. The races have multiple checkpoints that you have to hit, and several items and traps on the tracks, to help or hinder you. There will be a bell tolling during the race, indicating how much time has passed since the start. To complete the achievements you will need to finish the race in the number of tolls indicated in the achievement.
There are two extra achievements with the Racing Strider, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9755/darkmoon-race-enthusiast for just finishing Welcome to the Darkmoon Races (the semi-tutorial race), or The Real Race, and https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9793/big-race-enthusiast, awarded for finishing The Real Big Race in less than 40 tolls.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9756/darkmoon-racer-novice, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9759/darkmoon-racer-jockey, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9760/darkmoon-racer-leadfoot, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9761/darkmoon-racer-roadhog - Complete The Real Race within 25/20/15/11 tolls.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9794/big-race-novice, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9795/big-race-jockey, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9797/big-race-leadfoot, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9799/big-race-roadhog - Complete The Real Big Race within 35/30/25/20 tolls.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9780/go-getter, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9781/powermonger-bronze, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9783/powermonger-silver, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9785/powermonger-gold - Complete The Real Race within 25/20/15/11 tolls.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9812/goal-oriented, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9813/big-powermonger-bronze, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9815/big-powermonger-silver, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9817/big-powermonger-gold - Complete The Real Big Race within 40/30/25/20 tolls.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9770/blast-off, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9769/rocketeer-bronze, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9766/rocketeer-silver, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9764/rocketeer-gold - Complete The Real Race within 25/20/15/11 tolls.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9800/rocket-man, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9801/big-rocketeer-bronze, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9803/big-rocketeer-silver, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9805/big-rocketeer-gold - Complete The Real Big Race within 40/30/25/20 tolls.
There is one extra achievement with the Wanderluster, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9819/darkmoon-like-the-wind for gliding for more than 10 seconds. It's easily obtainable during The Real Big Race.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9786/wayfarer, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9787/wanderluster-bronze, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9790/wanderluster-silver, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9792/wanderluster-gold - Complete The Real Race within 25/20/15/11 tolls.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9806/vagabond, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9807/big-wanderluster-bronze, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9809/big-wanderluster-silver, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9811/big-wanderluster-gold - Complete The Real Big Race within 40/30/25/20 tolls.
You can earn the following achievements by performing certain small feats during each of the Darkmoon Games. You also get an achievement for playing all the games, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6020/step-right-up.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9885/ace-tonk-commander - Destroy 45 targets during the Tonk Battle game.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6021/blastenheimer-bullseye - Land in the middle of the target ring in the Cannon Blast game.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6022/quick-shot - Score a Quick Shot (shooting very fast right after the target is marked) in the Shooting Gallery.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9983/thats-whack - Score 45 points in Whack-a-Gnoll. Whacking Hogger is worth extra points.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9894/triumphant-turtle-tossing - Toss all 10 rings onto the turtle during Ring Toss. The turtle goes back to the same spot every few seconds.
There are several artifacts you can loot from PvP and PvE activities if you have https://www.wowhead.com/item=71634/darkmoon-adventurers-guide in your bags. You can turn those in and get some Darkmoon Prize Tickets, and completion for the following achievements:
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6027/darkmoon-dungeoneer - Turn in all dungeon artifacts. You can loot them from dungeons appropiate for your level.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6028/darkmoon-defender - Turn in all battleground artifacts. You can loot them by removing the insignia from corpses of enemy players in battlegrounds.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6029/darkmoon-despoiler - Turn in all battleground, dungeon and raid artifacts. The raid artifact drops from the first boss of a raid appropiate for your level.
Starting at 00:00 and every 3h during the Darkmoon Faire, a chest will appear inside the Darkmoon Arena. You will be hostile to all other players except the ones in your party. The objective is to loot the chest before anyone else. Opening the chest has a ~10 sec. cast. You will get a https://www.wowhead.com/item=74034/pit-fighter trinket which starts a quest, and some other Darkmoon goodies.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6023/darkmoon-duelist - Win the Deathmatch, loot the chest for the first time and turn in the quest.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6024/darkmoon-dominator - Loot the chest 12 times and turn all 12 trinkets in for a https://www.wowhead.com/item=74035/master-pit-fighter trinket.
If you open the chest a 13th time after getting the Master Pit Fighter, you will recieve the trinket https://www.wowhead.com/item=126949/returning-champion to use on any character.
The Blight Boar is a band that performs in the Cauldron of Rock, in the eastern Darkmoon Island woods every hour on the half hour (00:30, 1:30, etc.). The Death Metal Knight will come to crash the performance and players will have to defeat him. They can also catch Bolts of Light to gain "fan" points, and dodge Banshee Walls to avoid losing "fan" points. After the Death Metal Knight is defeated, there will be Ghouls attacking Devlynn Styx. You can attack them to kick them away and gain "fan" points.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=11918/hey-youre-a-rockstar - You will get this achievement after the Blight Boar performance finishes.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=11921/mosh-pit - If no Ghouls reach Devlynn Styx at the end of the performance, you will get this achievement.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=11919/taking-this-show-on-the-road - After the performance is over, having missed 0-2 Bolts of Light, and having been hit by 0-2 Banshee Walls will grant you one of the 4 buffs. You will need to participate in several performances and get all of the different buffs to get this achievement.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=11920/perfect-performance - A "Perfect Performance" is one where 4 different players have gotten all 4 different buffs for the previous achievement on the same performance.
Other DMF Achievements
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6032/faire-favors - Complete at least five of the profession quests at the Darkmoon Faire.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6026/fairegoers-feast - Sample every kind of food and drink in the Darkmoon Faire. You can purchase all of them from https://www.wowhead.com/npc=14845/stamp-thunderhorn and https://www.wowhead.com/npc=14844/sylannia.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6025/i-was-promised-a-pony - Ride a Darkmoon Pony. You can find them in the petting zoo at the south part of Darkmoon Island.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6332/that-rabbits-dynamite - Kill the Darkmoon Rabbit. It's a boss NPC with a long respawn timer that hides in a cave on the eastern side of Darkmoon Island.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6031/taking-the-show-on-the-road(Horde)/https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6030/taking-the-show-on-the-road(Alliance) - Use https://www.wowhead.com/item=74142/darkmoon-firework anywhere in all capital cities of your corresponding faction.
- https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=2336/insane-in-the-membrane - While not technically a DMF achievement, raising your DMF reputation to Exalted is part of this Feat of Strength.
Treasure Hunt: Silas' Secret Stash
Treasure Hunting is a challenging and fun mini game in which players follow a trail of clues in order to find the hidden treasure. This is also the case for Silas' Secret Stash, also known as the Darkmoon Treasure, a treasure hunt available to both Horde and Alliance players during the Darkmoon Faire.
To start this treasure hunt you will have to buy the Faded Treasure Map from Galissa Sundew for 100 Darkmoon Daggermaw. At the end of this treasure hunt you will receive 100 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, which is great for purchasing mounts, pets, toys or other collectibles.
For more info about this quest check out our guide: Treasure Hunt: Silas' Secret Stash.