Stardew Valley Shane

Pelican Town in Stardew Valley is full of a wide cast of villagers for the farmer to meet. Many of these villagers players can only be friends with, but some can be romanced. One of the romanceable bachelors that was added in update 1.1 is Shane. To learn more about this character see our Stardew Valley Shane guide below.

Who is Shane?

Stardew Valley Shane portrait.
Shane’s portrait when he is happy.

Shane is one of the six romanceable bachelors residents of Pelican Town. Shane works for the town’s JojaMart as a shelf stocker. Due to Shane’s situation he is rude and unhappy to the farmer throughout many of their interactions. As the relationship between the two grows it is revealed that Shane suffers from depression, and that he relies heavily on alcohol to deal with it.

Like many of the other romance partners in the game, Shane has goals for his life. One of Shane’s goals is to start a free-range eggs Chicken Farm. This goal is somewhat completed if you marry Shane and he moves to your farm.

Where Does Shane Live in Stardew Valley?

Stardew Valley Shane's Room at Marnie's Ranch.
Shane is often found in his room at Marnie’s Ranch.

Shane rents a room from Marnie at Marnie’s Ranch. The room is in the right corner of Marnie’s house. Because of the rental arrangement a few of the Shane Heart Events are triggered by visiting Marnie’s Ranch. This makes Marnie part of the journey for Shane to battle his alcoholism and find more healthier habits.

Where Does Shane Work?

Stardew Valley Shane at JojaMart stocking shelves.
During weekdays you will find Shane at JojaMart stocking shelves.

When Shane is not in his room he is at work. Shane works for the town’s JojaMart as a shelf stocker. This position takes up a large portion of his day. Shane starts his work day at 7:10am and leaves JojaMart for the Stardrop Saloon at 5:00pm. While Shane is busy at work you are not able to speak with him while he is at work.

Gifts Shane Loves

If you are wanting yo build your relationship with Shane you need to give him gifts. To maximize the effect of those gifts you need to focus your energy on acquiring gifts that he loves. The table below shows the Shane Loved gifts. This will give you the maximum available friendship when given.

Items Shane Loves
Pepper Popppers
Hot Peppers

All of Shane’s loves are pretty easy to acquire and can be given to Shane at maximum twice per week. This is due to the game’s limit on your ability to give villagers gifts each week.

If you are seeking to maximize your gift giving pay particular attention for Shane’s birthday on the 20th of Spring. Giving him a loved gift at this time will earn you 8x the Friendship effect.

How to Trigger All Shane Heart Events

Stardew Valley Shane 14 Heart Event.
Shane 14 Heart Event.

As you build up your relationship with Shane you unlock different Heart Events you can experience. These events highlight the struggle that Shane is having with depression and alcoholism. Their are a total of 9 Heart Events players can experience with Shane.

HeartsHow to Trigger
2Enter Cindersnap forest between 8pm-12pm.
3Shane sends the players the Pepper Poppers recipe.
4Enter Marnie’s Ranch.
6Enter Cindersnap forest between 9am-8pm.
7 (Part I)Enter Marnie’s Ranch when Shane is home.
7 (Part II)Enter the town between 10am and 4pm on a sunny day. (Must also have 2 hearts with both Emily and Clint.)
7 (Part III)Shane sends the player the Strange Bun recipe.
8Enter Marnie’s Ranch when Shane is home.
10Exit your house before 6:30am, then walk to the Bus Stop between 4pm and 6pm.
14 (Part I)Enter town on a non-Friday between 8am and 5pm.
14 (Part II)Enter town on a the next day between 8am and 5pm
14 (Part III)Enter town on a the next day between 8am and 5pm

One interesting thing to point out about the Shane Heart Events is that completing the 8th one unlocks the chance to hatch Blue Chickens. After the 8th Heart Event there is a 25% chance to hatch a Blue Chicken from an egg in a coop. Alternatively you can buy and cancel the Chicken purchases from Marnie until you get a blue one.

For more guides like this one be sure to check out the Stardew Valley guide and walkthrough hub. Here you will find all of the guides that we’ve written for this game.

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7 responses

  1. Kady says:

    There is also an alternative to the 6 heart event in the spring where shane sends you a letter with pepper poppers attached. Not even joking this just happened to me and when i checked my socials i suddenly had 6 hearts on him! It was so cuttee!!

  2. Classified says:

    Gezz I love shane, but not his room though…

  3. Erika says:

    So I didn’t know about these heart events as I’m very new but I have Shane at 5 hearts…does that mean I’ve missed some of the events or can I still do them? And if I missed them will that affect if I can marry him or not?

  4. Jesse says:

    So I proposed to Shane and he replied that he would make the arrangements for the wedding and it would be in a few days, but 5 days have passed and nothing has happened. Did I do something incorrectly? I noticed I am missing a heart event because I don’t have 2 hearts for Clint an Emily. Is that holding it up? Anyone have the answer?

  5. momo8688 says:

    You answered everything I could have asked for Shane. This is the best snippit of info I found so far thanks a bunches!!!

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