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This article is about the event. For the Treasure Hunter promotion, see Novtumber Festival.

NovtumberFest is a seasonal event, similar to the Summer Beach Party, that started on 9 October 2017 and was removed on 6 November. It took place in the Lumbridge Crater.

Logging in for the first time during the event prompts the message NovtumberFest has arrived! Pay a visit today to participate in various activities for XP and unlock unique new rewards!

Activities[edit | edit source]

Participating in the some activities is free for all players, and unlike previous events there is not a cap on the amount of times a player can participate. Ironmen can participate in the event.[1]

Barrel smithing[edit | edit source]

Lukas, located at the south entrance of the crater, provides an activity where players can manufacture barrels to house the festival's beer. Taking part in the activity allows players to receive experience in Smithing.

Carousel (m)[edit | edit source]

Players can ride a carousel in the centre of the crater to earn experience in Divination, or Invention instead if the player has unlocked the skill.

Crossbowman's Tent[edit | edit source]

Friedrich has set up three targets for players to practice their Ranged skills on. Each time that a player fires a shot at a target, they receive Ranged experience. This activity does not require any combat equipment.

Gunther's carriage events[edit | edit source]

Gunther, who spawns at a different location in Gielinor every three hours, can be found allowing players to take part in various different activities. The location for Gunther is different per world, so switching between worlds may help players find him quicker.

Spawn times appear to be approximately 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 11:00, 14:00, 17:00, 20:00, and 23:00 game time.

When Gunther spawns, a message will appear in the chatbox similar to A cart has spawned south of Barbarian Village. From the spawn point, Gunther and his cart will traverse to a location and a message like the following appears: An event has begun south-east of Varrock.. All game messages must be toggled on to receive this message. His location will be shown by an orange holiday event icon on the minimap.

Gunther remains at each event location for 20 minutes and visits a total of three random locations before disappearing until another spawn time. An activity type might be visited multiple times during a tour.

Map Location Activity
Gunther east of Falador location.png East of Falador Keg theft
Gunther north of Falador location.png North of Falador Wolly?
Gunther north of Lumbridge location.png North of Lumbridge Keg rolling
Gunther north of Port Sarim location.png Port Sarim Wolly?
Gunther south of Barbarian Village location.png South of Barbarian Village Keg rolling
Gunther southeast of varrock location.png South-east of Varrock Wolly?

Keg rolling[edit | edit source]

During the keg rolling activity, he will ask the player to roll a keg across a patch of grass. You have to make sure to time the keg so it doesn't hit any of the NPCs crossing that patch. If an NPC is hit, it will have to be restarted. Taking part in this activity rewards the player with Strength experience.

Keg theft[edit | edit source]

During the keg theft activity, he will ask the player to return the kegs that an ogre has stole from him. This activity is played the same as the real-world children's game statues (or "red light, green light"). Players must walk toward the ogre and the kegs while he is not looking at you, and stop when he is. If they fail, they must go back to the beginning of the track. Taking part in this activity rewards the player with Thieving experience.

Wolly?[edit | edit source]

During the Wolly? activity, he will provide a hint about where Wolly? is. Finding Wolly? and returning him to Gunther will provide the player with Hunter experience. The location for Wolly? is different per player.

Hint Locations
  • South-east of Varrock lodestone, south of the farm
  • North-east of Falador lodestone (north of divination rift)
  • South of Falador's southern gate
  • South-east of Varrock lodestone, inside the farm
  • North of Falador, next to Voragos entrance
  • South-east of Falador farm, near spirit tree patch
  • East of Varrock lodestone
  • East of Falador's northern gate
  • East of Falador's southern gate
Rabbit hole

Hops gathering (m)[edit | edit source]

In hops gathering, hops have emerged all around the Lumbridge Crater, which can be interacted with to yield experience in Farming and Novtumber hops. After harvesting for a while, the hops will deplete and will require time to regenerate before players can gather them again. Neither gathering nor turning in hops will fill farming urns.

The collected hops can be given to Marta, south of the glass-blowing furnace, for extra experience in Farming.

Kegger (m)[edit | edit source]

Kegger is located near Jonas. There are patrons: dwarves, humans, and elves. These patrons emerge from three tents, waiting to be served drinks from three benches. To participate in the minigame, players have to slide drinks from the barrels in front of the benches, gaining Agility experience in the process.

Racetrack[edit | edit source]

Players can receive Constitution experience by going through the racetrack portal in the tent near Klara. The portal takes players to a snowy racetrack.

To start running, players can right click the Racing Supervisor and click on Start Race. While racing, players can switch between lanes by using the interface or by clicking number 1, 2 and 3 on their keyboard. For the best experience, players should try to stay on the inside lane only switching lanes to avoid obstacles since it gives 125% experience compared to 100% in the middle lane and 75% on the outside lane. There are three types of obstacles:

  • Pretzel: Boosts the player's experience gain.
  • Stool: Trips players and lowers their experience gain.
  • Keg: Kicks players off the track and lowers their experience gain.

Sausage grilling[edit | edit source]

At the north entrance of the Lumbridge Crater, a dwarven cook named Jakob has set up grills that players can use to grill sausages. By taking part in the activity, players will receive Cooking experience. Novtumberfest sausages are received by taking part in this activity, and it does not require any materials.

Stein crafting[edit | edit source]

Players can receive Crafting experience by creating steins at the glass-blowing furnace, which does not require any materials. No items are received by taking part in this activity.

Table dancing[edit | edit source]

Prayer experience can be earned by taking part in a table dancing activity near the carousel. Following Mila and Elias' moves will give experience, while performing the other moves will not give any experience.

Wolpertinger zapping (m)[edit | edit source]

Wizard Deedit, located at the east entrance of the crater, is having trouble trying to send wolpertingers back to the spirit plane. Players can talk to him to open an interface, allowing them to slay or dismiss the wolpertingers in the wolpertinger zapping activity.

Choosing to slay a wolpertinger will grant Slayer experience for the player, while choosing to dismiss them will grant Summoning experience instead.

Distractions[edit | edit source]

Bar Crawl[edit | edit source]

At the south entrance of the crater, Johanna provides bar crawl cards to players who want to take part in the festival's bar crawl. There are two different types of cards - standard and advanced.

By taking part in the bar crawl, players can receive experience lamps. One lamp is granted for each bar completed. For completing all of the cards, an additional two lamps are provided. Although one task becomes available every day, the bar crawl tasks can be completed retroactively. Because of this, players might want to wait until all of the bars are revealed before choosing which card to complete.

Standard[edit | edit source]

The standard bar crawl is the easiest version of the activity. It is available for all players and all of the bars will be accessible to anyone. Completing a task will reward a small experience lamp while completing the full card will reward two medium experience lamps.

Advanced P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

The advanced bar crawl is only available to members. Some of the bars in this card may be locked behind quests. Completing a task will reward a small experience lamp while completing the full card will reward two large experience lamps.

Other[edit | edit source]

Players can collect Novtumberfest beer from the various tables within the crater. Drinking one grants a temporary skill boost for Strength (+2), heals the player by 50 life points and reduces the player's Attack level temporarily by 6 points.

Novtumberfest gingerbread and pretzels may be found from the stalls in the north-eastern part of the crater, and novtumberfest sausage may be cooked on the grills. Eating any of these heals the player by 200 life points.

Distraction and Diversion portals P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Novtumberfest will have the same Distractions and Diversions portals as previous seasonal events:

Note that the Evil Tree portal and the Shooting Star portal are the only ones available for non-members. All other portals require being in a members world.

Happy Hour[edit | edit source]

During NovtumberFest, there are a series of "Happy Hours", where players (ironmen excluded) can gain double experience from all activities that they take part in. Happy Hours take place at 04:00, 10:00, 16:00, and 22:00 game time (UTC) each day on the following worlds:[2]

  • 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 88 (English)
  • 47, 94 (Portuguese)
  • 55, 118 (French)
  • 102, 122 (German)

The presence of a Happy Hour is indicated in the banner shown on the interface, and its beginning is announced with the message Happy Hour is starting at NovtumberFest! Gain increased XP whilst taking part in activities at the crater!

Token chances are not doubled during Happy hour.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Rewards include a number of tokens that unlock cosmetic overrides and pets. As with previous events, tokens may be bought with RuneCoins from Linus' store or may be randomly obtained while taking part in the event.

Title[edit | edit source]

A title, [Name] the Party Animal, can be earned by talking to all NPCs involved in the event and taking part in all Free-to-Play accessible activities. This includes buying at least one drink on a bar crawl card, as well as helping Gunther once. You can check your progress by right-clicking Johanna.

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Reward Unlocks Runecoin.png RuneCoins G.E. price
Novtumberfest outfit token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Novtumberfest outfit tokenNovtumberfest outfit token NovtumberFest Outfit 250 818,354
Gingerbread necklace token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gingerbread necklace tokenGingerbread necklace token NovtumberFest Gingerbread Necklace 100 5,499
Beer goggles token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Beer goggles tokenBeer goggles token NovtumberFest Beer Goggles 100 47,850
Pretzel shield token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pretzel shield tokenPretzel shield token NovtumberFest Pretzel Shield 80 6,734
Stein weapon token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Stein weapon tokenStein weapon token Main-hand and off-hand stein 80 7,431
Lederhosen terrorbird mount token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lederhosen terrorbird mount tokenLederhosen terrorbird mount token Lederhosen terrorbird mount 150 66,658
Keg companion pet token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Keg companion pet tokenKeg companion pet token Keggy 300 7,748,483
Wolpertinger companion pet token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wolpertinger companion pet tokenWolpertinger companion pet token Tinger 300 9,534,522
Party fever walk override token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Party fever walk override tokenParty fever walk override token Party Fever Walk 80 411,515
Carrying steins resting token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Carrying steins resting tokenCarrying steins resting token Carrying Steins Resting 80 25,683
Novtumberfest dance emotes token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Novtumberfest dance emotes tokenNovtumberfest dance emotes token NovtumberFest Dancing (includes 4 emotes: Stamp, Drop, Slap and March) 80 4,596
Total 1,600 18,677,325

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 30 October 2017 (Update):
    • Free players can now take part in table dancing at NovtumberFest for Prayer XP.
  • patch 16 October 2017 (Update):
    • The hair colour for several NovtumberFest NPCs has been fixed.
    • The NovtumberFest host Johanna no longer shouts 'Thanks!' during cart events.
    • The NovtumberFest bar crawl dialogue no longer obstructs quest dialogue.
  • hotfix 10 October 2017 (Update):
    • Players can no longer get trapped within the NovtumberFest ogre activity.
    • NovtumberFest random event messages have been added to the game spam filter.
    • All NovtumberFest activities now give charity tokens.
    • Wolly Wolpertingers no longer delete themselves when picked up.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Novtumberfest is inspired by Oktoberfest, a large beer festival held in Germany.
  • It is possible to obtain strange rocks while skilling at the festival but it is not possible to obtain skilling pets.[3]
  • It is possible for anagogic orts to drop while skilling at the festival.
  • Wolly? is a reference to the Where's Wally? children’s puzzle books, published in the U.S. as Where's Waldo?.
  • Kegger is a reference to the arcade game Tapper, right down to the gameplay.

References[edit | edit source]