The Sims 4

Win the Finchwick Fair Competitions with these Easy Tips

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fair with lots of fun, good food and – more importantly – the competitions? The Sims 4 Cottage Living introduces the Finchwick Fair, a weekly event held each Saturday at the lovely Henford-on-Bagley’s townsquare Finchwick! Locals show off the best homemade delicacies and their most prized animals, competing amongst each other. Want to win some prizes too? Remember: the bigger the crops, the better.

Where to find the Finchwick Fair

The fair will be at the heart of the town of Henford-on-Bagley, in the Finchwick neighborhood. Each Saturday your Sim will get a pop-up when the event is starting and you can choose to travel there automatically...

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Growing a Garden full of Oversized Crops

If you’re into gardening in The Sims, you’re going to love the new oversized crops that come with The Sims 4 Cottage Living. Plop down a garden patch or two and you’ll be ready to get started. Use the new harvestables to create canned goods or visit the Finchwick Fair to join the Oversized Crops Competition.

How to Start your Oversized Crop Garden

Unlike regular crops, oversized crops can’t be planted in the regular ground or planter. To get started you’ll need to place a garden patch in Build Mode. Start with 5 to 15 garden patches if you can. Less is fine, but keep in mind each crop will take about a full week to grow. Oversized crops will grow year-round, so no need to place them inside a greenhouse even with The Sims 4 Seasons installed.

Now you have the garden patches place...

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Living in Harmony with Wild Bunnies

Need assistance in your garden? Don’t worry, be hoppy! Rabbits are the perfect little helpers and can only be found in Henford-on-Bagley, the new world of The Sims 4 Cottage Living

Where to Find Wild Bunnies

Travel to the Isle of Volpe Park in the Bramblewood neighborhood. This is easily the best place to spot bunnies hopping around in the wild. Once here, you can also search for small tree stumps around the area and try to lure any bunnies in there, one might just hop out to meet you! Upon meeting a bunny you’ll be able to name them, this is a great way to keep them apart.

Tip: Sometimes wild rabbits will visit your garden. Keep your eyes open for any visitors.

Find the Bunny-Bunker tree trunk to interact with Bunnies.

Get your Bunny Buddies to Help in the Garden

Rabbits are great...

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Quick Tips for the Perfect Cross Stitch Designs

Cross stitch is a form of counted thread embroidery that Sims are now able to learn as a new activity in The Sims 4 Cottage Living.

In this Cross Stitch guide we will explain how you can make various cross stitch products. Hang them on your walls or place them on surfaces around your house. You may want to jump straight into cross stitching, but good preparations make a big difference for better outcomes. 

Nothing says love and patience like a carefully stitched piece of art! Cross-stitch pieces are perfect for decorations, selling, or as a gift for the little critter hanging around your garden. Choose from three different size hoops and get stitching!

Get a Llama buddy

For the cheapest Cross Stitch patterns you’ll need to get yourself a llama...

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The Sims 4 Cottage Living Livestream

The Sims 4 Cottage Living Livestream

Join us as we make friends with animals, live off the land, and enjoy village life with The Sims™ 4 Cottage Living Expansion Pack*! The Sims 4 Cottage Living launches worldwide on July 22 at 10 a.m. PT.

*REQUIRES THE SIMS 4 (SOLD SEPARATELY) AND ALL GAME UPDATES. FOR PC, SEE MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PACK.

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The Sims 4 Cottage Living: Official Gameplay Trailer

The Sims 4 Cottage Living: Official Gameplay Trailer

Experience the rustic charm of a cozy cottage, a delightful village, and new ways to interact with the world. The Sims™ 4 Cottage Living Expansion Pack*, launches July 22 at 10 a.m. PT. Preorder or buy by September 2 and get the bonus Gnome on the Go Digital Content**! (This content will become available when the pack launches.)

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Get your hands dirty foraging in the forest for fresh ingredients, or growing them in your garden. If you grow something you’re proud of, make sure to head into town and enter it in the Finchwick Fair competition! While you’re there, check out the unique shops and chat with locals at the pub.

New animal friends are waiting, too...

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