Summer festivals

From Fallen London Wiki

Over the course of the game's history there have been several festivals during July, each with different mechanics, but which share a common pool of items.

For an overview of items available to purchase with Estival Token during these events, see Summer festivals/Item comparison.


Main article: Election (historical), 2016 - 2020
The Election festival involved players electing a Mayor of London from a set of three candidates selected by Failbetter Games. It ran from 2016 to 2020, and was permanently retired in 2021 due to a variety of reasons.

Mr Chimes' Grand Clearing-Out[edit]

Main article: Mr Chimes' Grand Clearing-Out (historical), 2021
Announced in 2021 as a one shot replacement for the Election festival, it involved players digging up parts of London, and then dealing with the fallout of said digging.


Main article: Estival (Guide), 2022-Present
Following the success of the Grand Clearing-Out, a new series of events was announced that would loosely follow its format, collectively called the Estival. These events share several common features:

  1. A unique, World Quality based story that plays out over the course of the event, including unique item rewards for participation. The story will eventually recur in the Waswood; the items may or may not.
  2. Non-story items purchasable with Estival Tokens
  3. The story is advanced via player contribution in the form of actions, items, and FATE
  4. Permanent additions to the game upon achieving certain milestones in the story

That being said, Estival is the newest and most changeable of Fallen London's festivals. Next year's could be completely different. Expect the unexpected.

F.F. Gebrandt's Prelapsarian Exhibition[edit]

Main Article: F.F. Gebrandt's Prelapsarian Exhibition (historical), F.F. Gebrandt's Prelapsarian Exhibition (Guide), 2022
The 2022 summer event involved players contributing to a museum of Palaeontology. It involved similar mechanics to the Grand Clearing-Out, and featured a new currency, the Estival Token, which will be used in future summer events.

The London Horticultural Show[edit]

Main Article: The London Horticultural Show (historical), The London Horticultural Show (Guide), 2023
The 2023 Estival was announced as the London Horticultural Show. It began on 31 July. It featured an extensive story based around the events at the aforementioned event, which went awry rather quickly. It had a rather high death toll for an event of this type, all things considered.