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The Sims 3 Seasons: Fall

Spooky Day, Fall Festivals, Trick-or-Treat and Pumpkin Carving

The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack
The Sims 3 Seasons: Fall - Union Cove
Our Forum's Sims 3 World, Union Cove in Fall - Click the Pic to See High Resolution

The Fall Season in The Sims 3 Seasons features colorful leaves, costumes, and a Festival celebrating Spooky Time, the Sims' version of Halloween. There's even Trick or Treat. This Guide to Fall will show you the various new activities Sims can participate in during this Season.

Colder Weather
Check the Newspaper, Computer, or Television for a weather forecast. As temperatures drop, Sims are negatively affected and may grow so cold they freeze to death. This is unlikely in Autumn, but is still worth mentioning. Sims will tend to dress in warmer clothing to make up for the lower temperatures. Get them indoors to warm up, or have a nice hot chocolate at the Concession Stand at the Fall Festival.

Leaves - Raking and Woohoo
As trees shed their leaves to your Sims' lawn, they can be raked into piles to tidy up. Regular Sims will playi n these piles, while Evil, Insane, Daredevil, and Pyromaniac Sims may set them on fire. Sims in love can Woohoo in a leaf pile. If a baby is conceived this way, there's a 75% chance it will be born with the Loves the Outdoors trait.

The Sims 3 Seasons Fall Festival
Spooky Time in Moonlight Falls

Fall Festival
The Fall Festival takes place on a lot depending where you're playing. It's generally in a big park. At the Festival, Sims can use Festival Prize Tickets to buy Prizes at the Concession stand. These vary season to season, and offer many of the new contest and activity items offered with the Seasons Expansion Pack.

Sims can win 25 tickets if they win an Apple Bobbing or Pie Eating Contest. Participating will get a Sim 5 tickets as a consolation. While Sims can't get better at bobbing for apples, they can improve at Pie Eating Contests by eating lots of Pie.

A Pie Eating Contest in The Sims 3 Seasons
A Pie Eating Contest - Eat more Pie to Get Better!

Another Activity at the Festival is the Haunted House. Entering will give your Sim 5 Festival Tickets. Cowardly and Childish Sims may hesitate before entering. Upon leaving, Sims may react in a number of ways and will receive a moodlet, usually positive but short in duration.

Spooky Time Holiday
The last Saturday of the Season is Spooky Time. All Sims get a +10 moodlet for the whole day, and a free day from Work or School. If you have your Seasons set shorter than a week, Spooky Time will simply come on the last day of Fall.

Pumpkin Carving - Three Jack-o-lanterns in The Sims 3 Seasons
Sims May Fail to Carve Pumpkins Correctly. The Jack-o-Lantern in the Middle is a Little Off

Pumpkin Carving
Seasons brings pumpkins, which can be carved by Sims or baked into Pumpkin Pie. You can Harvest pumpkins at the Fall Festival or buy them in the Supermarket. These can be planted and grown at home. A Sim making a Jack-o-Lantern will get two to four pumpkin seeds from the process. Jack-o-Lanterns come in five styles - Traditional, Silly, Evil, Ghost and Cat.

Evil, Grumpy, Mean-spirited and Rebellious Sims may stomp pumpkins, which can be lit. Stomping a lit pumpkin can be dangerous and may cause a Sim to catch fire.

Trick or Treat in The Sims 3
A Hot Dog, Alien, and Superhero Costume in Seasons

Sims young and old can wear Costumes. You can find the costumes themselves by using Plan Outfit at a dresser or wardrobe. The masks to the costumes are found by using a mirror and choosing Change Appearance.

Trick or Treat
Children and Teens can go Trick or Treating the Saturday of Spooky Time, plus the Friday before. They'll only travel so far on their hunt for candy and toys, or go to a maximum of ten houses. Meanspirited, Evil and Inappropriate Sims may throw eggs or otherwise vandalize houses during Trick or Treat. NPCs start trick or treating at 4pm on Spooky Time day.

A Costume Party in The Sims 3 Seasons
A Variety of Costumes will be Used by Sims for Spooky Time and Parties

Costume and Feast Parties
Two new parties can be thrown: Costume and Feast Parties. Think Halloween and Thanksgiving. Costume Parties are a lot of fun, given you never know what silly costumes Sims might throw together. Feast Parties invite guests to bring a group serving of food. Good cooks may bring better dishes, which can really liven up the party.

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Thu says...
I just want to add that if you click on a Sims I think on Spooky day or a little earlier and you will see "Change into costume..." then it gives you a lot of options to choose from. I think its on available for child and teens because they can go trick or treating. Its a lot easier than planning outfits :)
16th November 2012 8:57am
Lily says...
This doesn't really relate to Fall, but I noticed in the options menu that you can take out certain populations. I took out celebrities and vampires, and you can also opt your household out of being a celebrity. I thought that was really nifty, and a welcome addition!
Definitely. They're giving us more control over the game and it's appreciated! Some features you just don't like..
16th November 2012 11:12am
Mommawhitecougar says...
OK. I loaded the Seasons and decided that Sunset valley would be my first choice, as it isn't too tropical to do Fall and Winter properly. I made a lovely new Sim, with SINGER as her Ambition, but where the heck is the Performance Park in Sunset Valley? Is there one? Do I need to start over with a different Ambition? I apologise if this is a stupid question, but I'm a retired lady with limited skills, but crazy about being a fit young thing in SIMS3, and right now, I'm just expansion, new Sim and no place to sing!
You'll need to use the menu (...) to go to Edit Town and either bulldoze a lot or find an empty place to put it. There are a few types of performance lot you'll need to place.
16th November 2012 1:48pm
Inju says...
Don't forget to set the type of the empty lot to 'Big Park' or similar, depending on what it says on the lot you're trying to place. You can't put it on a residential lot, for example. :)
15th December 2012 10:24am
Ginny says...
FAIR WARNING: My game would freeze every few seconds when Showtime lots were placed in Sunset Valley or Riverview when a saved game was already started there. I only don't freeze when I play on the town given to you in the expansion. Reinstaling the game helped me, also closing out background applications, turning off memories, and not connecting to SimPort. I have a gaming computer (Alienware X51) with a nice graphics card in it and it still froze for me. So be careful. Also. placing the showtime lots BEFORE making a family or saving the game should prevent the freezing issue if you have it.
4th January 2013 11:38pm
Katie-Cat says...
To add to the Haunted House part, one of my sims went in and got a Witch's Curse moodlet, which turned her into a white ghost for 3 hours.
16th November 2012 2:46pm
Cheryl says...
My sim came out a ghost and I thought it was a glitch! Good to know it's part of the game:)
5th October 2013 5:59pm
Choirmaster says...
I have Sims who don't possess any of the traits mentioned and they are able to Burn leaf piles and Stomp pumpkins. Do you mean on other sims's lots? They were able to do this on their home lot without those traits.
It means they will do it autonomously (on their own with free will).
16th November 2012 4:34pm
Chrissy says...
How can you select change the pre-selected costume, I see not options for it! It just changes me into whatever costume it wants and gives me not options to change or edit.
17th November 2012 3:41pm
Cassie says...
I had my sim choose a costume to wear to a costume party through the dresser and by choosing change appearance. He wore it all the way to the party, got to the front door, and then changed randomly into another 'costume' before entering the house.
17th November 2012 5:24pm
Gretta says...
CANT WAIT to get The Sim 3 Seasons!!
18th November 2012 4:31am
Simone23 says...
When you say that nooboos conceived in leaf piles will have a 75% chance to be born with Loves the Outdoors, does that mean that you only get to pick one trait for them, no matter how happy the pregnancy, or does it mean that if the game picks traits for you then one of them will be LtO, or does it mean that the nooboo will have LtO as a hidden trait?
Their first trait on birth will be LtO I suppose. It might be that you can still select it, with this being a buffer against getting a random bad trait for a rough pregnancy. This needs some testing.
18th November 2012 5:15am
Rowan says...
Can you make a list of the moodlets you can get from the haunted house and what effect they have?
18th November 2012 8:00am
Simone23 says...
When you say that nooboos conceived in leaf piles will have a 75% chance to be born with Loves the Outdoors, does that mean that you only get to pick one trait for them, no matter how happy the pregnancy, or does it mean that if the game picks traits for you then one of them will be LtO, or does it mean that the nooboo will have LtO as a hidden trait?
18th November 2012 5:48pm
Holly says...
My sim is sick for the first time. Is there anything special to take or eat in the seasons game to get rid of a cold?
19th November 2012 1:52am
Lily says...
Hi Holly,

You can take the sim when they aren't sick to the hospital, and they can get a flu shot, and they won't get sick for the four seasons. But once they're sick, I don't think anything makes them better - I think they have to stick it out. Unless you use cheats to get rid of the moodlet.
20th November 2012 2:33am
April says...
Holly, on there is a community blog by Mike Zamora, Producer for The Sims 3. He wrote, "If your Sims do become ill, you can speed up their recovery time by performing interactions such as hanging out near a fireplace." I think sleeping or napping while sick help also but Im not 100% sure.
25th November 2012 12:55am
luciaboush says...
If you go to the hospital (as if to get plastic surgery), you can choose the action "Get Flu Shot". This heals them, in addition to keeping them safe from other sicknesses in the winter and fall seasons.
28th December 2012 3:15pm
Azraela says...
thank you soo much.
3rd January 2013 8:56pm
eliwoodsain says...
One note about holidays: they tend to move around depending on your current save file and your season length. If you started with a pre-existing save file when you first got seasons, the holiday will shift. Also, if you make the seasons longer, the holidays move around. Mine tend to be three-four days before the end of the season (which is 10 days long).
20th November 2012 6:12am
CaedubachForever says...
That's because it's always the last Saturday of a season, not just the last day :)
2nd January 2014 6:37pm
Anonymous says...
I got origin's limited edition of Seasons so I can have the extra costumes.. But on Spooky Day, it does not have the shark and bee costume listed with the other costumes!
25th November 2012 12:42am
Teesha says...
I don't have this edition but I'm assuming they just add to the kids dress up box if you can't select them for spooky time
30th December 2012 1:03pm
Skylir says...
How do I buy candy for halloween? Or lights for Christmas? is there a Christmas tree? I tried putting down lots to see if there was a candy store. There isnt any lot type to put down besides festival now. I cant put down a town hall or firestation or anything.
27th November 2012 8:42pm
Ezabungles says...
Not sure about the candy, but I found by clicking on a neighbour sim's front door I went into a "house lights" mouse-wheel. Didn't test it at home, but worth a shot?
27th December 2012 9:38am
Megan says...
The house lights are put up during winter by clicking on your front door and selecting (I think) put up lights->Hanging or String->then choose color.
19th January 2013 7:13pm
rose says...
You can get a Christmas tree, you download it from the sims 3 store. It's free. You find it under 'lights'.
4th February 2013 5:40pm
Rainz says...
After my child sims went in to haunted house, she got a witch gnome in her inventory
30th November 2012 11:54am
Janna says...
On sick, if your sim gets the flu or has allergies you can go to the hospital and get a shot for it.
If germy,you have to just tough it unless you can get the alchemy cure or have the moodlet to let you use cure. Be carefull with that, though, I cured my sims mate and it cured her but her energy bar dropped out to red. But at lest she was cured, a few hours of sleep and she was okay. The germy lasts for two days.
1st December 2012 3:06pm
Linzee says...
I find that my festivals in town only have 3 sims at a time but I've seen other game plays and the festival is packed. Is it my game? I'm sure I have populated my town to the max with only a few empty homes.

Thanks feedback would be great!
3rd December 2012 3:48pm
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