Stone Owl: What it Does, Event It Unlocks – Stardew Valley

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ConcernedApe has hidden a number of secrets inside Stardew Valley for players to encounter. Some of these secrets have to be sought out while others occur purely by chance. One of the secrets that occurs by chance is the appearance of the rare owl statue on your farm. To learn everything you need to know about the Stone Owl see our guide below.

How to Get the Stone Owl Event

The Stone Owl is an event players can randomly get on their farm after year one of farming. This event has a less than 1/100 chance of occurring each night much like the Strange Capsule rare event.

To get the Stone Owl to appear on your farm ensure you have an open tile for the item to spawn. Once this is done you just need to advance each day until the event happens. You will know the event has occurred as you will hear a Owl sound while sleeping. The day after the sound effect you will have the owl sculpture on a tile on your farm.

What is the Point of the Stone Owl?

Image showing the Stone Owl description in Stardew Valley.
The Stone Owl description.

The statue that appears on your farm during the night is purely decorative. Like other decorative items in the game you can pick up the statue and place it wherever you wish. If you do pick up the statue you will find the description of the item is “It’s not clear where this came from, but it looks very fine.” Also keep in mind this event sculpture is unrelated to the owl statue you can get from the Night Market.

That’s all you need to know about the random item spawn and the Easter Egg attached to it. This is just one of many Easter Eggs in Stardew Valley. The official game wiki is a good place to look if you are wanting to see all that have been found so far. Good luck hunting for the different secrets.

Check out more guides like this one in our 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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53 responses

  1. Betsy says:

    I am 7yrs along in-game & have a total of 4 Owl Statues that have randomly generated…what I find interesting, is that I randomly found my first while clearing my land, & then the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th all seemed to appear as I added family to my land…my husband, & then each of my children.

  2. Sasha says:

    replaying stardew valley for the third time, i’ve never seen it before so i just googled it. found it on my first night in the game, year 1 night 1. wow!

  3. Scott says:

    I had one appear on day 14 of a new file i was like where did this come from what? And read the description when i picked it up 😆

  4. Jace says:

    I got 2 in one year 🧍

  5. hi me hi says:

    I got mine within the first three real days of ever playing stardew vally sometime in spring year 2

  6. what says:

    i never noticed until a youtuber said that it did not exist

  7. Astra says:

    I got mine 23rd spring year 1 im so confused

  8. Justin Haynes says:

    i got mine spring 24 year 1

  9. Liza says:

    Mine appeared winter 2 year 3

    • Jo$i3 says:

      I’ve played this game for 500 hours and I literally just got it on day 12 of spring on year one! I’ve never noticed it until now, tbh.

  10. Icy says:

    I got mine the fall of the first year? A year hasn’t passed yet.

  11. Daya says:

    I got mine on year 15 day 17 of fall imao

  12. CoolJguy says:

    I got mine like some day in year 1 spring my first playthrough

  13. Winston says:

    I got mine on the 2nd of spring year 1
    out of nowhere

  14. Julia says:

    I found mine close to winter, year 3. I say “found” because it was hidden in the bushes i don’t know for long long

  15. Matt says:

    huh I just bought the game for my laptop and this is the first account for the file. I havent finished a year yet and I got it during the fall of my first year randomly.

  16. Finn says:

    I got mine on day 8 of playing lmao

  17. GameKnight says:

    They are quite common if you play on Nintendo Switch, so you’ll get a lot, but Xbox and PS are more uncommon.

  18. Luc says:

    I just got the owl by day 12 of the first year and first season, so I think it is possible to get in year one.

  19. Dakota says:

    I had my owl statue appear in my first year, 18th of spring on my latest playthrough on switch.

  20. Funny monkey says:

    I got it on the 23 of summer in my first year and saw a huge owl while fishing.

  21. Kazeko says:

    I like got three minimum of these random Stone owls through year 1 – starting only a few days in the game… like what do I do with them?!

    And I like how “rare” they’re supposed to be, but in most of my safe files I’ve gotten at least one in the beginning of year one, and often I even get multiple…. It’s not as rare to me as the database says….

  22. sam says:

    i got an owl statue in like spring year 1 ._.

  23. infiniteNova says:

    i got mine in my first year in summer and the alien capsule a few days before i got both within a week!

  24. Lucy says:

    My husband’s owl statue (random event, not Night Mrkt). It moves to different places on the farm from time to time. Has anyone ever had that happen? I can’t seem to find anything on the web that tells if the stone owl unlocks or does something else.

  25. Bryan says:

    I had my audio off, but had a pause loading my profits of the day, so i thought something happened. Oddly, i had a mushroom tree sprout the same night! What the chances!

  26. Fawn says:

    Yeah I also just got mine in my first year on day 14 of Fall. I didn’t notice the owl sound but I mightve just not been paying attention.

  27. Alyssa says:

    Wow I got mine literally on my 4th day of my first year. Just started a new game and already got this rare item!!

  28. Juliet says:

    Y’all srsly are so early I got it fall 8th year 4

  29. wolfy says:

    I got mine in the first month I think tbh I forgot but the little light ( I think it had a light ) went out in winter and I wanted to know if some thing was gonna happen lol

  30. kait says:

    i actually got mine in my first year of farming, during fall. heard the owl noise and found it in a very obscure location

  31. Kettle says:

    Got mine day two of Spring Year One. Had no idea this existed in the game and was surprised to see it on my lawn the next day.

  32. Sky says:

    Im on a monster farm and got it in the first week of year 1

  33. wrryyydiculous says:

    I got it on the 15th of Spring on the 1st year lmao

  34. Arson says:

    I got it spring 4 of year one.

  35. Sadmilk43 says:

    I got I day 10 spring year one

  36. stardewvalleylover says:

    i also found it on spirits eve *before it started* but it came long before i came back to da farm

  37. stardewvalleylover says:

    oh my *censored* god guys i got this after a year long vacation to ginger island 😀

  38. Victoria says:

    I’ve gotten 5 of these things and I’m only on year 3.

  39. Emelia Fixter says:

    is it wierd that i have a huge room of rare owl statues in my farmhouse…. i feel like it isn’t supposed to happen

  40. Gryffin Williams says:

    I got it summer 24 of year 1

  41. MinniGnar says:

    I have 3 of them in a co-op game (all of them between years 1 and 2)

  42. Thatcher says:

    I got two, one yesterday and one today

  43. ScarEyedCharizard says:

    I got it Spring 8 year 1…

  44. Fion says:

    I’m on a riverside farm, got it on Winter 12 of Year 1.

  45. Megan Russo says:

    Yeah I wonder if the activation chance is raised, I was trying the four corners farm and got it in the 23 of spring year 1

  46. ReaperScythe says:

    I started a new farm to try out the beach farm and I got the owl on the 16th of Spring year 1

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