ACNH October Update 2023: New Events, Items, DIY Recipes & Critters

9/22/2023 3:42:33 PM

What things to do for the month of October in Animal Crossing New Horizons? Read our ACNH October update guide 2023, we are in depth about the events, items, DIY recipes, and critters to expect!


ACNH October 2023 Guide - New Events, Items, DIYs & Critters In Animal Crossin New Horizons
October is a great month to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons! The leaves are changing color, the weather is getting cooler, and there are plenty of fun seasonal activities to enjoy. There are a number of new fish and bugs to catch in October, including the red snapper, the koi carp, the mantis shrimp, and the cricket. Halloween is one of the biggest holidays in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and there are plenty of spooky decorations to choose from. You can also dress up in a Halloween costume and go trick-or-treating with your villagers.


ACNH October Events & Rewards

Fishing Tourney (October 8, 2023)

Catch as many fish as you can during this tournament to win prizes, including a golden fishing rod and a trophy.



The rewards for the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons vary depending on how many points you earn. You can earn points by catching fish and by completing challenges, such as catching the biggest fish or the most fish of a certain type. Here is a list of the rewards you can earn in the Fishing Tourney:

  • 1 point: Fish Bait

  • 2 points: Fish Food

  • 3 points: Fish Tank

  • 5 points: Fish Rug

  • 10 points: Fish Print Tee

  • 20 points: Fish Umbrella

  • 30 points: Fish Pochette

  • 50 points: Fish Doorplate

  • 100 points: Fish Drying Rack

  • 200 points: Silver Fish Trophy

  • 300 points: Gold Fish Trophy


Halloween (October 31, 2023)

The Halloween event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a special event that takes place on October 31st every year. During the event, players can trick-or-treat with their villagers, get candy, and buy spooky items from Jack, the Pumpkin King. To participate in the Halloween event, players need to collect candy from their villagers. Players can do this by talking to their villagers and asking for candy. Villagers will give players candy if they are wearing a Halloween costume. Once players have collected candy, they can trade it in for Halloween items from Jack, the Pumpkin King. Jack will be located in the plaza on October 31st from 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Players can trade candy for items such as Halloween costumes, pumpkin furniture, and candy.

Jack Rewards

The rewards for the Halloween event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons vary depending on how much candy you collect and trade in to Jack, the Pumpkin King. Here is a list of the rewards you can earn in the Halloween event:

  • 1 candy: Spooky Wand DIY Recipe

  • 3 candies: Spooky Flooring

  • 5 candies: Spooky Garland

  • 7 candies: Spooky Table Set

  • 9 candies: Spooky Carriage DIY Recipe

  • 13 candies: Spooky Chair

  • 17 candies: Spooky Fence

  • 21 candies: Spooky Lantern

  • 25 candies: Jack's Robe

  • 31 candies: Lollipop

You can also earn a special prize for collecting and trading in all 31 candies. The special prize is a Jack Mask.


In addition to the rewards listed above, there are also a number of other Halloween items that you can obtain during the Halloween event. These items can be purchased from Nook's Cranny, Able Sisters, or Jack, the Pumpkin King. You can also find some Halloween items by crafting them yourself. Here is a list of some of the other Halloween items that you can obtain during the Halloween event:

  • Halloween costumes

  • Pumpkin furniture

  • Candy

  • Halloween decorations

ACNH October DIY Recipes 2023

Here is a list of the materials needed to craft each of the 18 DIY recipes that you can obtain in Animal Crossing New Horizons in October

Spooky Wand10x Orange Pumpkins
Spooky Flooring30x Orange Pumpkins, 20x Hardwood
Spooky Garland10x Orange Pumpkins, 10x Hardwood 
Spooky Table Set 30x Orange Pumpkins, 20x Hardwood
Spooky Carriage30x Orange Pumpkins, 20x Hardwood, 20x Softwood, 20x Iron Nuggets
Spooky Chair15x Orange Pumpkins, 10x Hardwood
Spooky Fence10x Orange Pumpkins, 5x Hardwood
Spooky Lantern15x Orange Pumpkins, 10x Hardwood
Jack's Robe30x Orange Pumpkins, 20x Black Cloth
Lollipop10x Orange Pumpkins, 5x Sugar
Pumpkin Head10x Orange Pumpkins
Pumpkin Jack15x Orange Pumpkins, 10x Hardwood
Pumpkin Bed30x Orange Pumpkins, 20x Hardwood
Pumpkin Wall10x Orange Pumpkins, 5x Hardwood
Pumpkin Rug15x Orange Pumpkins, 10x Hardwood
Maple Leaf Rug10x Maple Leaves, 5x Softwood
Maple Leaf Wall10x Maple Leaves, 5x Softwood
Maple Leaf Head10x Maple Leaves
Maple Leaf Umbrella 15x Maple Leaves, 10x Softwood

ACNH October Fish, Bug & Deep Sea Critters 2023


  • Anchovy

  • Angelfish

  • Barracuda

  • Bass

  • Blue Marlin

  • Carp

  • Catfish

  • Cod

  • Clownfish

  • Dorado

  • Eel

  • Flounder

  • Garfish

  • Grouper

  • Haddock

  • Hake

  • Halibut

  • Herring

  • Jackfish

  • Kingfish

  • Mahi Mahi

  • Mackerel

  • Mullet

  • Octopus

  • Oyster

  • Perch

  • Pike

  • Plaice

  • Salmon

  • Sardine

  • Sea Bass

  • Sea Cucumber

  • Sea Urchin

  • Shark

  • Shrimp

  • Skate

  • Snapper

  • Squid

  • Sturgeon

  • Swordfish

  • Tuna

  • Trout

  • Whale Shark


  • Ant

  • Butterfly

  • Cicada

  • Cockroach

  • Cricket

  • Dragonfly

  • Firefly

  • Fly

  • Grasshopper

  • Ladybug

  • Mantis

  • Mosquito

  • Moth

  • Praying Mantis

  • Scorpion

  • Spider

  • Termite

  • Wasp

Deep Sea Critters:

  • Anglerfish

  • Blobfish

  • Colossal Squid

  • Giant Isopod

  • Giant Squid

  • Goblin Shark

  • Hatchetfish

  • Jellyfish

  • Kraken

  • Leviathan

  • Megalodon

  • Sea Monster

  • Vampire Squid

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