Should I Spend Donuts on the County Fair Returning Items?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s nearly Fall in Springfield and of course, that means it’s time for Fall Harvest!  Nothing says Fall Harvest quite like a good old County Fair! A nice relaxing way to slowing bring Springfield back to normal after the crazy music fest!  But of course a new event, no matter how small, means our stores are now jam-packed with premium items just tempting us to drop our sprinkles on!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Hootennany Barn (and Luke Stetson), Tuxedo Krusty, Brandine, Bare Chested Willie, Old Simpson Farm House, Springfield Farmer’s Market, Sneed’s Feed and Seed or Willie’s Tractor to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…


Item: Hootenanny Barn and Luke Stetson
 100 Donuts
Ribbons for the event, BUT will earn cash/XP after the event is over
Previous Post:
Should I Buy Luke Stetson
What Does It Do?: 
Luke is a FULL character and the Barn is a building for Springfield…
My Opinion On It Now: 
Buy.  Anytime you can get a character/building combo for 100 donuts or less it’s a must buy.  Buy him.

Item: Tuxedo Krusty
60 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy Tuxedo Krusty
What Does It Do?: 
Premium skin/costume for Krusty
My Opinion On It Now:
 Eh. Take it or leave it.  Krusty has a bunch of costumes now it’s just another one for the collection.  If you’re pressed for donuts I’d pass.

Item: Brandine
100 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy Brandine
What Does It Do?: 
Premium character for Springfield.  She will help with Monorail. 
My Opinion On It Now:
 Pricey, but she’s always a highly requested character.  She’s been back in the game a few times now, but people still ask for her. So if you want her, now’s your change to grab her.

Item: Bare Chested Willie
60 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy Bare Chested Willie
What Does It Do?: 
Premium costume/skin for Willie
My Opinion On It Now:
 Like Tuxedo Krusty, it’s a take it or leave it.  Premium costume for Willie but pricey.  If you’re pressed for donuts, pass.

Item: Old Simpson Farm 
40 Donuts
$800, 90xp/48hrs
Previous Post: Simpson Farm
What Does It Do?: 
Building for Springfield
My Opinion On It Now:
 Toss up.  Not a must have, so if you’re pressed for donuts pass.

Item: Springfield Farmers Market
70 Donuts
What Does It Do?: Just a stand for Springfield, earns cash and XP nothing else
My Opinion On It Now:
 Pass. 70 donuts is too pricey for this one.

Item: Sneed’s Feed and Seed
90 Donuts
$135, 15xp/4hrs
Previous Post: Should I Buy Sneed’s Feed & Seed
What Does It Do?: Building for Springfield, Cletus does have a task there
My Opinion On It Now:
 Pass. 90 donuts is a crazy price for this building.

Item: Willie’s Tractor
35 Donuts
.75% Bonus on all cash and XP
Previous Post: Should I Buy Willie’s Tractor
What Does It Do?: Decoration for Springfield, animated when tapped
My Opinion On It Now:
 Meh.  Bonus % isn’t great for donuts spent & it really doesn’t do much.  So unless you really want it, pass.

What are your thoughts on the returning items? Which items do you have already?  Which items will you be picking up?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

62 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the County Fair Returning Items?

  1. I picked up the Hootenanny barn & like their placement arrangements in both my towns @100 donuts for a building/ full character combo that’s a bargain.

    I’ve too may skins for other returning characters that came free with events to ever buy more! I’d just pass on such items if you are Freemium or want to save donuts. (I wasn’t offered them, as I already have them & am majorly miffed Tuxedo Crusty has lost his longer tasks – Why is that?) When he’s not doing monorail tasks I usually have him in that skin – Strut around town.

    Brandine; However; Is a must buy! I have had her for ages in both my towns & she is helpful with metal / garbage collection on the monorail tasks; whilst also being able to give birth to 3 x Spruckler kids (NPC’s that earn cash every 4hrs) I liked the County Fair event. Not too stressful & some nice looking buildings for my 2 Springfields)

  2. Personally, I think the old Simpson farm house is great as a Halloween building. Like an abandoned house. I currently have bramble hedges and a spooky shed with mine and it works fairly well. It’s been over a year since I’ve played or even visited addicts and I just got back into the game and I’m so glad that the site is still going. You guys are the best.

  3. Hootenanny Barn and Luke Stetson is a true bargain 👍

    The rest ? It’s a shame EA wants sprinkles for former Freemiums (shrugs)

  4. What about the rebate deal for the sleep eazy motel and Miss Springfield? I’m considering it but always love to see what you guys think too…

  5. NOOOOOOOO! Tuxedo Krusty’s 12 & 24hour tasks are GONE!!! This is NOT cool!

  6. So, I finally got Amber. Now farming for Halloween 🙂 If possible I’ll get the paralyzer, too, read its a lot of fun…

    Did anyone notice that UFOs* are no longer tappable? (Norbert’s biplane, L.T.Smash’s drone) Thanks, EA!

    *) Unpleasant flying objects

    • Great news about the flying objects!! Now I don’t have to singe those characters out and send them on 24-hour tasks!

    • I did the same last year with the country boy and was not included in the Halloween event, just a few kids are

  7. Anyone know why Tuxedo Krusty’s 12 and 24-hour tasks have gone missing? And if they’ll come back?

    • barleecreations (canid88)

      Yeah i saw that. It wasn’t hard to spot for me because that is the only premium outfit I have for Krusty. What I am guessing and hoping is that after the mini event is over it will be restored. (So praying he wont lose to two tasks).

    • No, but I hope they return soon, since it was my only premium 12-hour task for Krusty!

    • Tuxedo Krusty is back to having both his usual 12- and 24-hour jobs.

  8. This bothered me but I didn’t have time to ask during the event
    If Maggie and Rockstar Maggie from the future are both performing on my pop stage at in the same jam session……..

    Isn’t this a time paradox?

    If only there was someone here who knew about time travelling


    • My future self said he’d kill me if I told you…but then that’d “kill” him. And my past self is past self is watching BTTF and Quantum Leap confusing himself (sorry, have my own paradoxical problems right now). 🙁

  9. Mmmm, Brandine or save up for Halloween. Advice anybody?

  10. should I get the Springfield sign? what do you think guys

    • I have never bought it just because it has to big a footprint. Now if maybe EA gave characters jobs there then I would have found it more appealing.

    • You mean the one from the Vault for 125 Donuts ? The Bonus % Value is not so great with 4,5 and it’s very big, but if you can afford it and love the design, then buy it. I had it in my Vault this week, too (and hesitated), but in the end I bought it and am happy every time I see it 😉

  11. this bundle of fans and lawyer…. they do something (and earn money) or just walking around?
    if they earn money: are they together or every “person” for himself?

  12. I earned the Farmers Market during the original event and iirc stored it during a redesign a while back. Can’t find it in my inventory anymore, too bad, it would fit perfectly with the rural theme right now.

    Saw in other comments, Brandine helps with the Railyard. Metal is so often my bottleneck, i am now considering to get her, even though she is not discounted and I had spent my last donuts on Mary.

  13. I’m not a big fan of Luke Stetson, but only being 100 donuts for a combo is hard to pass up. So got him.

  14. Debating whether or not to get old Simpson farm. I love the county fair look as a midwestern kid but idk how it’ll look in my Springfield.

    • See if any of your neighbours have it. Best way to see an item you’re on the fence about.

    • I’ve had that building in my town for awhile now and love the look of it. I had placed mine next to Cleatus’ farm and put shrubs and debris around it for that dilapidated look. I think if you have a rural/ farming or dilapidated sections in your town it would fit right in.

  15. How sure are you that brandine helps with the monorail???

  16. Brandine helps with the monorail? If she can straighten out curve track, she’s worth twice that price.

  17. I like the hootenanny barn but am undecided because of the similarities between it and the final prize and I don’t want particularly want the character. I shall continue to mull.

  18. Safi man are you alright haven’t heard from ya in a while? They put your pic up in the banner and you bolt.. hope everything is alright bud. Also where’s Wookie so many content to do a “where did that come from?” posting. And as always thank-you Alissa for your postings.

    • Safi’s been buried at work…and Wook has been buried with school. 🙂

      • Right on. That’s great. I was just curious I didn’t know. I didn’t see any posting or comments before today, so I thought I’d ask but I’m glad everyone is truckin along.

    • Who do you think has been approving a lot of your comments, lol!

      If people ask a question I can answer, I answer. If people just comment, I just approve and stay in the shadows!

      • Well very good, Alissa has been pumping out postings left and right, good to know she’s got some help. Think you’ll do another bracket battle anytime soon?

  19. I’ve picked up the Simpson’s Farm, Brandine, and Mary. I’ll probably pick up Amber too. I think the farm is a pretty good deal for the income it brings in.

  20. Is the bundle of fans and lawyers character or NPCs?? Can’t decide if want anything from this lot or jus keep saving for Halloween 😀

  21. Well, my family has been in farming for years and so I have most of these items already. I don’t have the feed store yet so maybe…KEM farming might help get that one.

  22. Don’t know if I’ve seen Brandine available since I started playing over a year ago.
    Glad she’s back, though, as I’ve been wanting her!

  23. They took away tuxedo krusty’s 12 hour job of strut around town. So now there is no preomium payout for any of his skins on a 12 hour job. 😡

  24. The only thing I didn’t have was Bare Chested Willie. I’ve passed on it before but I figured now was a good time to get it. 🙂

  25. I already had most of the items. I had just talked myself into TSTO’s crudest joke Sneed’s last time when the clock ran out on me and I missed it so I was glad to see it back. There’s even a nice little spot open in my Bloodbath Gulch over the fence from my Wilted Rose brothel and 24 HR wedding Chapel. Perfect. Now the only things I don’t have are the skins for Krusty and Willie, meh, pass on those again.

  26. Might pick up Luke, I won three lots of 20 donuts on a Scratch Card, so I’d only be down 40 donuts. Also, other people will probably point it out too, but you said they leave September 2nd, when they leave October 2nd. Sorry lol just letting you know.

  27. Thanks for the update. I read in this post that the items leave September 2th. I think this is just missing a digit?

    As always thank you for the information.

  28. Side Note: The Barn on the plus side also helps with the event…not many know this.

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