2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt: 3 Types of Clues


Story by Lindsey Chester, associate publisher of CaryCitizen. Photo by Paula Bailey.

Cary, NC- The 4th Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt is gearing up.  Here are a few sample questions to whet your appetite. See how many you can answer.

2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt: 3 Types of Clues

1. Team Photo

Team photos to prove you were there. That’s right, you can’t split up and try to conquer all of Cary by driving separate cars. Team photo clues require everyone in a team to be at the location and in the photo (except the photographer).

Here’s a Team Photo clue from our 2012 Cary Scavenger Hunt.

I’m a frog named Jeremiah, I’m outside mowing the lawn

I mow and mow but the grass is never done.

People are watching me 24 hours a day

Take a group photo with me and then be on your way.

Do you know where this is? Leave a comment if you have a clue.

2. Souvenir Item

Bring back an item from a location to prove that you visited a site. This is great way to interact with some of our local businesses who may hand you a coupon or special offer for a return visit at a later date.

Here’s a question from 2011 that required a Souvenir item:

Locally owned and locally grown

From trees and plants to walkways of stone

Fountains and pots and a decorative store

Landscape design and so much more

Garden Supply Company is the place to go

For your bag ask for the seeds that you can grow

3. Figure Out an Answer

Some clues are questions that require an answer that can only be found if you visit the site. That’s right, your smart phone may help you navigate, but there won’t be any answers found through SEARCH.

Here’s a clue from the 2010 hunt. This one stumped everyone – so we repeated it in 2011.

Where is the Liberty Tree?

Do you know? Leave a comment.

Adventure in Your Own Backyard

The Cary Scavenger Hunt is an adventure right here in your own backyard. You will go places you have never been before, and get re-acquainted with places that maybe you visited when your kids were young.

One thing is for sure, you will get connected to your team mates and where you live all in one memory-filled day. Ask anyone who has ever participated – they keep coming back for a chance to win!

Register now and save 20% through June 30! (Now only $39.00 per team!)

Visit the event website for all the info and registration page.

Sponsors – Almost Sold Out

If you would like to sponsor the event, we still have a few sponsor slots available for local businesses. Please contact Lindsey for more info.


Special thanks to our friend and long-time CaryCitizen partner, Leslie Huffman, who authored the clues for the Cary Scavenger Hunt for 3 years of fun. We can only hope to write clues with as much whimsy in 2013!

Announcing the 4th Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt!

cary-scavenger-hunt-2013Story by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – Announcing the 4th annual Cary Scavenger Hunt on September 21, 2013 at Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, NC!  It’s an event that builds team work, makes memories and expands your mind as teams race to find the most clues all over Cary during the course of an excitement-packed day. Register now and save 20%.

Hunt For Clues

Maybe you live in central Cary, but you don’t know the west side of town. Perhaps you visit lots of parks with your kids. Do you frequent restaurants and pubs in town? Play soccer?

The truth is that it’s hard to know ALL of Cary. That’s why we created the Cary Scavenger Hunt.

Our town is 54 square miles and has several world-class venues that many Cary-ites have never visited. Now’s your chance to get out of your comfort zone and have an adventure right here in your own back yard.

Be Prepared

You may want to do a little research before you go. By all means read CaryCitizen! We always create clues from coverage. Pay attention to our sponsors who play a very important part in the Hunt (hint, hint!).

The Venue

Each year we check out a new venue, making the location part of the discovery inherent in the event itself.

In the past, we have been at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary Arts Center and Waverly Place.

This year, we move to the Page-Walker Arts and History Center to kick off and end the day of fun. One of the coolest old buildings in Downtown Cary, its history includes time as a railroad hotel for passengers traveling through Cary.

What to Expect

Sign-up a Family Team (related members with parents) or Adult team (all over 18).

The day starts with check in at Page-Walker between 9am and 9:30. Each team will be given an official clue book and a bag to collect items. Teams all leave at the same time and will plot their routes based on reading the clues and strategizing how to get as much done as possible within the allotted time.

All teams must return for official check in no later than 1:30pm. Not back in time, lose points.

A mini-festival awaits the teams at the finish. Expect food, kids activities and things to keep you busy while your books are tallied by our celebrity judges. Winners announced at 3:00pm.

About Clues

Clues will have different point values to help you prioritize where to go. Teams should think strategically try to figure out the best route before you drive all over town and waste time!

How Do You Win?

Teams in each category (family and adult) with the most points win. Other prizes, too. We even have a prize for lowest point total (you know who you are).

Just sign up, have fun, and don’t worry TOO much about points! We want everyone to have an exciting, memory-filled day. That’s winning.

Thank You Sponsors

CaryCitizen is thankful for all our wonderful sponsors, including Hosting Sponsor Town of Cary and Presenting Sponsor Atlantic Tire & Service.

Returning sponsors include Ashworth Drugs, Great Harvest Bread, Thai Spices and Sushi, Chick Fil A Waverly Place, Yes! Solar Solutions, Whole Foods, Garden Supply, The Cary Family Y, Bright Horizons, Tijuana Flats, Dorcas Ministries and Hendrick Fiat .

New partners this year include: Carolina Auto Spa, Glenaire Retirement Community, Casto Development (in Park West and Stone Creek), Cary Creative Center, the Matthews House, Parkway SleepHealth, Cary Family Eye Care, and the Triangle Aquatic Center.

Event Details

4th Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 21, 2013
9 AM – 3 PM

Page-Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop
Cary, NC 27513

Cost: $49.99 per team

Sign Up Now – Save Money

Visit EventBrite to sign up for the Cary Scavenger Hunt.

Now through June 30, save $10 off registration. That’s a 20% savings. Register now for the Cary Scavenger Hunt.

For more information, visit CaryScavengerHunt.com.

Planning Kicks Off for 2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt

Cary, NC – Planning is underway for the 4th Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt.

We’ll have more announcements in the coming weeks, but enjoy our new logo, designed by Hal Goodtree of CaryCitizen.

Subscribe by Email to get the latest updates on the 2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt or contact Lindsey Chester for sponsorship opportunities.

And The Winners Are…

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photos by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – What a beautiful sunny day we had for the Cary Scavenger Hunt. 62 Teams – over 250 people – joined CaryCitizen at Waverly Place on Saturday for the best interactive event of the year. Here are the final scores for our Teams out of 2,804 points possible. Read more