elebrated by both the Horde and the Alliance, the Harvest
Festival is a time to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives to help their allies. The Alliance honors the memory
of all the fallen, but most especially Uther Lightbringer. The Horde also remembers those who have fallen, with
special emphasis on the memory of Grom Hellscream.
Type: Memorial Holiday
Date: October 3-9
Location: Ironforge, Orgrimmar
Honoring a Hero
Throughout history, many have given their lives to aid their allies. Every year, members of the Horde and the Alliance set aside time to honor the memories of the fallen and to pay tribute to those whose memories are held most dear: Uther Lightbringer, for the Alliance, and Grom Hellscream, for the Horde. Heroes take time from their adventures to visit the graves of these two great leaders and to leave a tribute to them at the memorial. To show their respect, members of the Alliance light a candle at the Tomb of Uther Lightbringer in the Western Plaguelands. Members of the Horde show their respect to Grom Hellscream by leaving a bottle of spirits at the base of the Hellscream Memorial in Demon Fall Canyon in Ashenvale.
Also, adventurers can see the spirits of the fallen outside of Orgrimmar and Ironforge and can take a moment to heft a mug of Harvest Nectar to their memory. Other harvest foods are laid out on the tables as well, for those who have made the perilous journey to their hero's tomb to pay him tribute. Adventurers can satisfy their hunger on Harvest Fish, Harvest Fruits, or Harvest Boar, as well as quaffing some Harvest Nectar.
After you complete your journey to your hero's tomb and have left a tribute to his memory, return to Javnir Nashak outside of Orgrimmar or to Wagner Hammerstrike outside of Ironforge in order to receive your reward:
As part of remembering the fallen heroes, feasts will be held outside of Ironforge and Orgrimmar. Adventurers are invited to
partake of the feasts and let the food strengthen them so that they may face whatever comes their way. The foods available
at the Harvest Festival are: