Tinkerfest 2013 will start July 26th and run through August 8th.
Tinkerfest is the great annual gnomish festival of tinkering and all things tinkered. It's that time in the year when gnomes spend time with family, friends and clockworks, exchange gifts and celebrate the gnomish life. Battleclock matches and fireworks displays are just the start of the exciting events going on in the Gnomeland Security Headquarters.
Tinkerfest celebrations can be found wherever gnomes are found. Speak to a Celebrations Coordinator to learn more about Tinkerfest. Catch an Unstable Tinkered Portal here to Gnomeland Security Headquarters, the hub of the celebrations. There is no return portal from the Gnomeland Security Headquarters!
Special Aether Races will be activated in 2012: Butcherblock (12 Days of Velious track), Lavastorm (12 Days of Velious track), Great Divide (Fan Faire 2011 track) and Tenebrous Tangle (12 Days of Velious track) races all make a return.
The yellow shinies are actually tiny gears which give a Shiny Tinkerfest Cog, which are used for purchasing items from the merchant, Myron, or for crafting Tinkered recipes from the Tinkerfest blueprints. They require a skill of 5 in Gathering.
The purple shinies will give pieces to the Tinkerfest event collection quest.