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See all the things to do in October in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), for the Nintendo Switch. These include all October events, bugs, fish & sea creatures that are coming and leaving in October, October-exclusive recipes & items, and all October birthdays!

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List of All Events

List of Events in October

October Event Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
10/1
Raymond's Birthday
Boyd's Birthday
10/2
Diva's Birthday
10/3
Big Top's Birthday
10/4
Goose's Birthday
10/5
Elmer's Birthday
10/6
Bitty's Birthday
Tex's Birthday
10/7
Cobb's Birthday
10/8
Kiki's Birthday
10/9
Drift's Birthday
10/10
Fishing Tourney
Benedict's Birthday
10/11
Kitt's Birthday
10/12
Lyman's Birthday
Plucky's Birthday
10/13
Chops's Birthday
Gonzo's Birthday
10/14
Egbert's Birthday
10/15
Bea's Birthday
Hippeux's Birthday
10/16
Friga's Birthday
10/17
Limberg's Birthday
10/18
Al's Birthday
10/19
Clay's Birthday
10/20
Antonio's Birthday
10/21
Sandy's Birthday
Timbra's Birthday
10/22
Sylvana's Birthday
10/23
Groucho's Birthday
10/24
Broffina's Birthday
Snooty's Birthday
10/25
Portia's Birthday
10/26
Eugene's Birthday
10/27
Jambette's Birthday
10/28
Gaston's Birthday
10/29
Rodeo's Birthday
10/30
Wade's Birthday
10/31
・TBA

Note: In the Southern Hemisphere seasonal events (excluding birthdays) take place in April.

October 10: C.J.'s Fishing Tourney

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Fishing Tourney Date October 10, 2020
2nd Saturday of October

The Fishing Tourney event is back! Prepare your fishing rods and practice your fishing skills to win prizes!

Learn more about C.J.'s Fishing Tourney and the list of prizes you can get through our guide below!

C.J.'s Fishing Tourney Dates and Prizes Guide

Bugs and Fish Available in October

All Bugs and Fish Available in October

To see the complete list of bugs and fish available in October, check out the following pages.

Northern Hemisphere
October Bugs October Fish
Southern Hemisphere
April Bugs April Fish

New Bugs and Fish Available in October

Check out the critters that have started appearing this October (Northern Hemisphere).

New Bugs Available in October

No. Name Location Sell Price Months and Time
43 Ladybug ImageLadybug On flowers 200 Season:
March to June|October
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM

New Fish Available in October

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price
21 Yellow Perch IconYellow Perch Medium ShadowMedium River Any time 300
61 Dab IconDab Medium ShadowMedium Sea Any time 300

Bugs and Fish Leaving in October

These critters will not be available until their next seasonal month so be sure not to miss them!

Bugs Leaving in October

No. Name Location Sell Price Months and Time
2 Yellow Butterfly ImageYellow Butterfly Flying 160 Season:
March to June|September to October
Times:
4 AM to 7 PM
21 Bell Cricket ImageBell Cricket On the ground 430 Season:
September to October
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
32 Red Dragonfly ImageRed Dragonfly On the ground 180 Season:
September to October
Times:
8 AM to 7 PM
33 Darner Dragonfly ImageDarner Dragonfly On the ground 230 Season:
April to October
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
34 Banded Dragonfly ImageBanded Dragonfly Flying 4500 Season:
May to October
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
41 Stinkbug ImageStinkbug On flowers 120 Season:
March to October
Times:
Any time
42 Man-Faced Stink Bug ImageMan-Faced Stink Bug On flowers 1000 Season:
March to October
Times:
7 PM to 8 AM
44 Tiger Beetle ImageTiger Beetle On the ground 1500 Season:
February to October
Times:
Any time
80 Scorpion ImageScorpion On the ground 8000 Season:
May to October
Times:
7 PM to 4 AM

Fish Leaving in October

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price
13 Snapping Turtle IconSnapping Turtle Medium ShadowMedium River 9 PM to 4 AM 5000
18 Catfish IconCatfish Large ShadowLarge Pond 4 PM to 9 AM 800
23 Tilapia IconTilapia Medium ShadowMedium River Any time 800
36 Angelfish IconAngelfish Small ShadowSmall River 4 PM to 9 AM 3000
37 Betta IconBetta Small ShadowSmall River 9 AM to 4 PM 2500
39 Rainbowfish IconRainbowfish Tiny ShadowTiny River 9 AM to 4 PM 800
64 Moray Eel IconMoray Eel Long and Thin ShadowLong and Thin Sea Any time 2000
65 Ribbon Eel IconRibbon Eel Long and Thin ShadowLong and Thin Sea Any time 600
68 Giant Trevally IconGiant Trevally Large ShadowLarge Sea - Pier Any time 4500
69 Mahi-Mahi IconMahi-Mahi Huge ShadowHuge Sea - Pier Any time 6000

Note: These lists are based on Northern Hemisphere dates. In the Southern Hemisphere, these bugs and fish appear in April. We will continue to update this page. If you can provide any kind of verifiable info about bugs not shown in the list, be sure and send us a picture in the comments.

Sea Creatures Available in October

All Sea Creatures Available in October

To see the complete list of sea creatures available in October, check out the following pages.

Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere
October Sea Creatures April Sea Creatures

New Sea Creatures Available in October

Check out the sea creatures that have started appearing this October (Northern Hemisphere).

Name Shadow Size Time of Day Sell Price
1 Seaweed ImageSeaweed Large Shadow SizeLarge Anytime 600
33 Spiny Lobster ImageSpiny Lobster Large Shadow SizeLarge 9 PM to 4 AM 3000
40 VenusVenus' Flower Basket Medium Shadow SizeMedium Anytime 5000

Sea Creatures Leaving in October

These sea creatures will not be available until their next seasonal month so be sure not to miss them!

Name Shadow Size Time of Day Sell Price
35 Giant Isopod ImageGiant Isopod Large Shadow SizeLarge 9 AM to 4 PM |
9 PM to 4 AM
9000
38 Spotted Garden Eel ImageSpotted Garden Eel Medium Shadow SizeMedium 4 AM to 9 PM 1100

October Exclusive DIY Recipes

Tree's Bounty Little Tree DIY Recipe

Receive Tree

Recipe Availability September 1 - December 10
(Northern Hemisphere)
March 1 - June 10
(Southern Hemisphere)

If you missed it in September, you get another chance to receive the Tree's Bounty Little Tree DIY recipe from Tom Nook. You can only get this item once, from September 1 to December 10 in the Northern Hemisphere (March 1 to June 10 in the Southern Hemisphere), so don't miss it! Collect all the Tree's Bounty-themed DIY recipes to complete the Tree's Bounty Series Furniture collection!

List of Tree's Bounty Series Furniture & Item Recipes

October Exclusive Items

Get Acorns and Pine Cones by Shaking Trees

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Item Availability September 1 - December 10
(Northern Hemisphere)
March 1 - June 10
(Southern Hemisphere)

Like in September, you can get acorns and pine cones by shaking trees. You'll need them to complete the Tree's Bounty Series Furniture collection. They only last until December 10, so get tree-shakin'!

List of Villager Birthdays in October

Boyd Image
Boyd

(October 1)
Raymond Image
Raymond

(October 1)
Diva Image
Diva

(October 2)
Big Top Image
Big Top

(October 3)
Goose Image
Goose

(October 4)
Elmer Image
Elmer

(October 5)
Tex Image
Tex

(October 6)
Bitty Image
Bitty

(October 6)
Cobb Image
Cobb

(October 7)
Kiki Image
Kiki

(October 8)
Drift Image
Drift

(October 9)
Benedict Image
Benedict

(October 10)
Kitt Image
Kitt

(October 11)
Plucky Image
Plucky

(October 12)
Lyman Image
Lyman

(October 12)
Gonzo Image
Gonzo

(October 13)
Chops Image
Chops

(October 13)
Egbert Image
Egbert

(October 14)
Hippeux Image
Hippeux

(October 15)
Bea Image
Bea

(October 15)
Friga Image
Friga

(October 16)
Limberg Image
Limberg

(October 17)
Al Image
Al

(October 18)
Clay Image
Clay

(October 19)
Antonio Image
Antonio

(October 20)
Timbra Image
Timbra

(October 21)
Sandy Image
Sandy

(October 21)
Sylvana Image
Sylvana

(October 22)
Groucho Image
Groucho

(October 23)
Snooty Image
Snooty

(October 24)
Broffina Image
Broffina

(October 24)
Portia Image
Portia

(October 25)
Eugene Image
Eugene

(October 26)
Jambette Image
Jambette

(October 27)
Gaston Image
Gaston

(October 28)
Rodeo Image
Rodeo

(October 29)
Wade Image
Wade

(October 30)

Daily To-Do List

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To learn more about activities you could do every day or every week, check out our guide on Things to Do Every Day!
Things to Do Every Day

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