Darkmoon Faire was introduced in patch 1.6 (July 2005), with few changes made to it during the vanilla period. The Humanoid Cannonball game was added in patch 1.9 (January 2006) and Tank Battle Simulator was added in patch 1.10 (March 2006), but other than that, the Faire remained the same until after the launch of Burning Crusade.
In Burning Crusade, Patch 2.2 (September 2007), a third location was added near Shattrath City in Terrokar, and some +60 items were added to make it more useful to the new 60-70 bracket. During Wrath of the Lich King, patch 3.1 (April 2009), Darkmoon Faire achievements were added, including adding exalted Darkmoon Faire reputation to the requirements for “the Insane” title.
Cataclysm and patch 4.3 (November 2011) introduced most of the features of Darkmoon Faire that we take for granted in Retail, with the introduction of the separate Darkmoon Island. This includes most of the games, Darkmoon Card: Twisting Nether most items sold by vendors, the +5 profession quests, the arena, dailies, island mobs, and NPCs that teleport you directly to the Faire from capital cities. You will experience the vanilla version of Darkmoon Faire in WoW Classic, not the 4.3 content.
A gathering of the exotic from around the world and beyond, the Darkmoon Faire is a celebration of the wondrous and mysterious found in Azeroth. While the Faire spends most of its time in parts unknown, Silas Darkmoon and his enigmatic employees do stop from time to time in Mulgore and Elwynn Forest. When the Faire is on its way, barkers will stop by Orgrimmar and Ironforge to announce its arrival.
Hear ye! Hear ye! The first Darkmoon Faire in WoW Classic begins set up Friday, February 7 in Mulgore, with barkers appearing in Ironforge and Orgrimmar to share the news. Festivities begin on Monday, February 10 and will be available to visitors for a week before shutting down until the following month.
Visitors will be able to access the Faire in alternating months either from Elwynn Forest or Mulgore and serves as a neutral location for both the Horde and Alliance. While there are no guards to stop you from traveling through the portal, those on PvP realms will need to exercise caution when entering into enemy territory to get to the Faire.
When: February 10–February 16, Mulgore
March 9–March 15, Elwynn Forest
Visitors will also be able to enjoy food, drink, and rare item vendors offering additional exotic goods.
Darkmoon Faire Prize Tickets and Prizes
Completing games and quests for the Darkmoon Faire will generally reward you with Darkmoon Prize Tickets. Tickets can also be earned by offering trade goods to Chronos, Kerri Hicks, Rinling, or Yebb Neblegear.
Speak to Gelvas Grimegate to redeem Darkmoon Faire Tickets for various prizes, including some epic-quality pieces of gear. You’ll also be able to trade in Darkmoon Faire Prize Tickets toward reputation.
Darkmoon Cards can now be collected from across Azeroth. Once a deck is completed, players can turn it in to Professor Thaddeus Paleo for an epic-quality Trinket.
Originally posted by Blizzard
Darkmoon Cards now drop in both regions in WoW Classic, exactly as outlined by Blizzard in the Phase 3 unlock schedule. The festivities will be opening on February 10.
Darkmoon Faire – Coming Earlier in February
A gathering of the exotic from around the world and beyond, Silas Darkmoon has brought together the Darkmoon Faire as a celebration of the wondrous and mysterious found in Azeroth. While the Faire spends most of their time in parts unknown, they do stop from time to time in Mulgore and Elwynn Forest. When the faire is on its way barkers will stop by Orgrimmar and Ironforge to announce its arrival.
The first Darkmoon Faire in WoW Classic will get underway in early February, with barkers and the Faire setup appearing on Friday, February 7, and the festivities opening on Monday, February 10. Look for the many Darkmoon Cards that make up the beasts, elementals, portals, and warlords sets to begin dropping from enemies and bosses on Wednesday, February 5.
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Fun Faire Activities
The Humanoid Cannonball
The Blastenheimer 5000 Ultra Cannon launches Fairegoers through the air towards a target sitting in the waters near the boardwalk south of the fairground.
Tank Battle Simulator
Test your tank commander skills by using your Darkmoon Tonk to destroy Tonk Targets.
Originally posted by Blizzard