Stardew Valley - How to repair the community center

Stardew Valley. The player is standing outside the old community center in Fall. The building behind the player is covered in overgrown vines and the words "pelican town" are written on the right side of it.

Stardew Valley. The player is standing outside the old community center in Fall. The building behind the player is covered in overgrown vines and the words "pelican town" are written on the right side of it.

The Stardew Valley Community Center is a place just north of the town, and Mayor Lewis takes you to visit in the first year. It used to be the heart of the town, but over the years it has fallen into disrepair. Mayor Lewis tasks you with figuring out the "rat problem" and it soon becomes your job to fix the building. So we're here to show you how to repair the community center in Stardew Valley.

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How to Repair the Stardew Valley Community Center

1. Solve the rat mystery

You unlock the Community Center on the 5th day of Spring in your first year. When you head there with Mayor Lewis you will see something odd but he will not, and he's therefore convinced that the place is filled with rats. Once he leaves, head back into the community center and follow the path on your left. You should come across a room that looks like this:

Stardew Valley community center junimo text
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Read the scroll in the centre of this room, but don't be surprised that you will not be able to decipher it. The next morning you should have a letter in your mailbox from Rasmodius the Wizard.

Go and find Rasmodius in his tower on the west side of Pelican Town. If you are having trouble finding it, the tower is marked on your map. When you have found his tower, head inside and talk to Rasmodius. After a cutscene, you will learn that the little "rats" are actually spirits that are called Junimos, and Rasmodius will give you the ability to understand their scrolls.

2. Read the scroll again

Head back to the Community Center and back to the room with the scroll in it. Interact with the scroll to read it once more, and you should be able to understand it now. There will be a tree with several different bundles/packages on it.

Your first job is to fill up one of these bundles. The easiest way to fill one quickly is to focus on the bundle for the season you are on. So if you are close to the end of that season, then focus on the one that's coming, and so on. When you have filled one of these bundles, click on the large gift at the base of the tree to claim your reward.

You can also check what the community center needs at any time, by clicking on the golden scroll menu in the top right corner of the pause menu.

But while you're here, if you're enjoying Stardew Valley then you should take a look at the rest of our guides for it in our walkthrough hub.

3. Complete the bundles for each scroll

After completing one bundle, a few more scrolls will appear in different areas of the community center. Each scroll will have a set of bundles that you need to complete, but all of them will be for different types of things.

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Spring Foraging Bundle

Craft Room - Foraging Bundles

The craft room is the first scroll you come across, and you will need to complete one of these bundles to restore it. Once you've done so, the bridge to the quarry is repaired. We've compiled the bundles into the below tables, so you can work out exactly what you need.

Craft room bundles
Items needed
Spring foraging bundle
Wild horseradish, daffodil, leek, dandelion
Spring seeds
Summer foraging bundle
Grape, spice berry, sweet pea
Summer seeds
Fall foraging bundle
Common mushroom, wild plum, hazelnut, blackberry
Fall seeds
Winter foraging bundle
Winter root, crystal fruit, snow yam, crocus
Winter seeds
Exotic foraging bundle
Coconut, cactus fruit, cave carrot, red mushroom, purple mushroom, maple syrup, oak resin, pine tar, morel
Autumn's Bounty x5
Construction bundle
99 wood, 99 wood, 99 stone, 10 hardwood
Charcoal kiln

Pantry - Crops and Produce Bundles

The Pantry scroll will unlock after you complete one of these bundles, which helps to repair the community center. The reward is the restoration of your farm's greenhouse, which will then allow you to grow seasonal crops all year round.

Pantry bundles
Items needed
Spring crops bundle
Parsnip, green bean, cauliflower, potato
Speed-Gro fertiliser x20
Summer crops bundle
Tomato, Hot Pepper, Blueberry, Melon
Quality sprinkler
Fall crops bundle
Corn, eggplant, pumpkin, yam
Bee house
Quality crops bundle
Gold parsnips x5, gold melons x5, gold pumpkins x5, gold corn x5
Preserves jar
Animal bundle
Large milk, large brown egg, large white egg, large goat milk, wool, duck egg
Cheese press
Artisan bundle
Truffle oil, cloth, goat cheese, cheese, honey, jelly, apple, apricot, orange, peach, pomegranate, cherry

Fish tank - fishing bundles

The fish tank scroll will appear with the pantry after you complete just one of these aquatic-themed bundles. By completing this bundle, the glittering boulder outside of the mine entry is removed, meaning you can pan the water for treasure.

Fish tank bundles
Items needed
River fish bundle
Sunfish, catfish, shad, tiger trout
Bait x30
Lake fish bundle
Largemouth bass, carp, bullhead, sturgeon
Dressed spinner
Ocean fish bundle
Sardine, tuna, red snapper, tilapia
Beach warp totem x5
Night fishing bundle
Walleye, bream, eel
Small glow ring
Crab pot bundle
Lobster, crayfish, crab, cockle, mussel, shrimp, snail, periwinkle, oyster, clam
Crab pot
Specialty fish bundle
Pufferfish, ghostfish, sandfish, woodskip
Dish o' the sea
Stardew Valley repair the community center by completing fishing bundle
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Fishing at the beach to repair the community center

Boiler room - mining bundles

The scroll in the Boiler Room will appear once you have completed 2 bundles from any of the other scrolls. Completing all boiler room bundles repairs the minecarts, which allows you to fast travel between certain points of Pelican Town. You can find a table below detailing what you need to complete these bundles.

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Boiler room bundles
Items needed
Blacksmith's bundle
Copper bar, iron bar, gold bar
Geologist's bundle
Quartz, earth crystal, frozen tear, fire quartz
Adventurer's bundle
Slime x99, bat wing x10, solar essence, void essence
Small magnet ring

Bulletin board - villager bundles

The Bulletin Board scroll will unlock after you have completed 3 bundles from any of the available scrolls. By completing this bundle and helping to repair the community center, you also increase your friendship rating with every non-dateable villager by 2 hearts. Mayor Lewis will even send you a message expressing his gratitude!

Bulletin board bundles
Item's needed
Chef's bundle
Maple syrup, fiddlehead fern, truffle, poppy, maki roll, fried egg
Pink cake x3
Dye bundle
Red mushroom, sea urchin, sunflower, duck feather, aquamarine, red cabbage
Seed maker
Field research bundle
Purple mushroom, nautilus shell, chub, frozen geode
Recycling machine
Fodder bundle
WWheat x10, Hay x10, Apple x3
Enchanter's bundle
Oak resin, wine, rabbit's foot, pomegranate
Gold bar x5

Vault - money bundles

The broken vault in the Stardew Valley community center becomes available to repair once you've completed 4 different bundles. Rather than go hunting for items, all you need to complete the vault bundle is a lot of money. We've compiled the amounts into the table below, so you can budget yourself accordingly. By fixing the vault, the bus is also repaired, meaning you can journey to the desert and explore the skull caverns!

Money needed
2,500g bundle
Chocolate cake x3
5,000g bundle
Quality fertiliser x30
10,000g bundle
Lightning rod
25,000g bundle

Missing bundle - abandoned Joja Mart

After you've repaired and restored the Stardew Valley community center, a cutscene will trigger on the first night before a rainy or stormy day. A bolt of lightning will strike the now abandoned Joja Mart, and inside, the missing bundle can be found. We made a final table detailing what you need to complete this mystery bundle because it's definitely worth doing. You get a movie theatre from it!

Abandoned Joja Mart bundle
Items needed
The missing bundle
Silver or better quality wine (any), dinosaur mayonnaise, prismatic shard, gold quality ancient fruit x5, gold or iridium quality void salmon, caviar
Movie theatre!
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Stardew Valley missing bundle movie theatre

So there you have it, when you have completed all of these bundles, the Stardew Valley community center will be restored to all its former glory.

Restoring the Stardew Valley community center is a big task, but it will highly improve the life of all the Pelican Town residents if you manage it. Although, there is another way to go about fixing the things around town, so if you want to skip the community center altogether, you can give all of your money to Joja Corp instead.

But while you're here, we also have an extensive character hub to help you build friendships with other residents, or if you're looking to do some farming with friends, be sure to check out our guide to playing Stardew Valley co-op.

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