Stardew Valley: How To Check and Cancel Quests

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Stardew Valley, Pierre's shop. The image shows the exterior of a shop that has "Pierre's" written above a notice board. There is a blue medical building attached to the left side of Pierre's. The player is stood in front of the notice board.

As you spend more time in Pelican Town in Stardew Valley, you will pick up quests that you can do to help yourself or other villagers. It can be a bit confusing to keep track of all of them and sometimes you will have too much on your plate to complete them in time. This is why we're going to show you how to get, check and cancel quests.

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How To Get Quests

There are a few ways that you can get quests:

  • Read the notice board outside Pierre's shop. If there is an "!" symbol on the notice board as you walk past, there is a new quest available. Interact with the board to see what the quest is and you can choose to accept or reject it.
  • You can get story quests unlocked as you progress through the game and hit certain achievements.
  • Stumble across quests by accident by finding letters or notes. (These are typically story-based quests)

How To Check Your Quests

Your quests can be found in your journal. To access your journal, you need to find and click on the "!" button on the right-hand side of your screen. This should be visible underneath the section that shows you how much money you currently have. Move your cursor over this and click on it to open it up.


When the journal is open you can see all of the quests that you have at that time. If you want to see more information about a specific quest then you can click on it and it will take you to a screen like this:

Stardew Valley, Quest information screen in Journal. The screen shows a little beige square with writing in the middle. The writing shows the breakdown of a delivery quest where the play must deliver a parsnip to marnie. There is a time limit of two days.

Here, you will be shown a breakdown of your quest and what you need to do to complete it. Also, you can see if the quest has a time limit on it or if there are very specific requirements you need to meet to be able to complete it.

How To Cancel Quests

To cancel a quest you need to open up your journal and click on the quest you want to stop. At the bottom of the quest breakdown, you should see a red symbol (if it is a quest you can delete). Click on this to cancel your quest and it will no longer be part of your task list. However, you should be careful as there can be penalties given for cancelling certain quests.


We will update this guide as we unlock more quests.

Restoring your grandfather's farm in Stardew Valley is just one of the things you can do in Pelican Town. You spend some of your time making friendships and relationships with other villagers or you can spend figuring out how to get Iridium (a valuable resource). How you spend your time in the game is up to you, but helping others is a big part of it.