Cary Scavenger Hunt -  Fiat 500LCary, NC- The Cary Scavenger Hunt is one month away and we’ve got another trick up our sleeves to make the day super exciting for our teams! How about test driving the new 4 Door FIAT 500L?

If you register your team before Labor Day, Monday Sept 2, you are automatically entered in our drawing to drive one of FIAT’s newest four-door models all day, compliments of Hendrick FIAT of Cary. CaryCitizen will notify our four teams via email on Sept 3.

Hendrick will make sure the car has a full tank and you can hop in and out of this stylish Italian car for the day.

FIAT kids

Your team captain must be 21 or over and possess a valid driver’s license and proper (full coverage including collision) auto insurance. When you check in at 9 am on Saturday September 21st at Page-Walker, the driver will fill out the necessary paper work and off your team will go!

The new FIAT 500L (L as in LARGER, LONGER, LUXURIOUS) can comfortably seat 4 adults, and fifth if they are small. The car is sporty and being touted as an Urban Utility Vehicle to compete in the US with the Mini Cooper’s Countryman and the Kia Soul.

Recent Reviews

USA Today reviewed the 2014 500L in July and had this to say about this zippy model with excellent fuel economy:

We observed fuel economy of about 26 mpg (the EPA rates it at 25 city/33 highway/28 combined). Acceleration was brisk, even when passing on the highway, thanks to that Abarth engine. The six-speed manual was both responsive and comfortable, with easy throws. And did we mention how much fun it was to drive?

Syncs Up Phone and Navigation

As you search around Cary for clues, wouldn’t it be great to have a built-in navigation system and your phone hooked up? All models come equipped with in-dash navigation and bluetooth smart phone capabilities.

The reviewer says “It’s easy to sync it with a phone for music and calls, and navigation proved straightforward. There’s even a feature that tells you when you’re going over the speed limit, which came in handy during our tests. “

We certainly don’t want our teams getting speeding citations during our event!

Better Than Your MiniVan

Maybe you still have kids that need hauling with a fair amount of “junk”. This car will make you look cool like no minivan ever will. Want to try it for yourself- for a whole day? Register now for the Cary Scavenger Hunt and get out on the road in something cool.

Sign up before Sept 2, Labor Day, and you could be one of four teams that turns heads all around Cary on Saturday September 21 as you compete in the 4th annual Cary Scavenger Hunt.

Cary Scavenger Hunt Info

Cary Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sept 21, 2013
check in starts at 9am , event finishes at 3pm

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

Sign up by Sept 2 to be eligible to drive a FIAT 500L.

Sign up by Sept 9 to guarantee a t-shirt.


The Cary Scavenger Hunt is created and produced by CaryCitizen, hosted by the Town of Cary and presented by Atlantic Tire.

cary scavenger huntCary, NC – The 4th Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt is coming on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Here are some highlights and hints about this iconic Cary event, plus a 10% discount for registration in July.

2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt

As in scavenger hunts past, you’ll drive around town solving clues about places, people and things in Cary. You’ll collect souvenirs and amass points. The teams (Family and Adult) with the most points get prizes.

But everyone’s a winner, because the Cary Scavenger Hunt is really about an adventure in your own backyard.

Different Location Every Year

The first year we have held the Hunt at Koka Booth Amphitheatre to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

The second year we gave our teams a sneak peek of The Cary Arts Center before its official grand opening.

Last year we brought our crowd to the new Waverly Place  as new tenants were just starting to fill the space.

This September, we will base operations at the Historic Page-Walker Arts & History Center, thanks to our hosting sponsor, the Town of Cary and presenting sponsor Atlantic Tire.

For more history of the event, visit

Drive a New Fiat for a Day

One of our favorite twists that was added in year two was our partnership with Hendrick FIAT of the Cary Auto Mall. This will be the third year that they allow 4 teams to drive all day in four of their brand new cars. This year they have a new 4 door model (but we will tell you more on that in another post).

Stay tuned and we’ll tell you how to drive a new Fiat on the 2013 Hunt.

Be Efficient! From Start to Finish

The day starts with check-in at the site, when teams receive their T-Shirts. You wear these while zooming around town. Bags containing our official cluebooks are dispersed to everyone at once, and teams take off at 9:30am.

Clue questions will literally take everyone to the four corners of Cary. A good map, GPS, smart phone or laptop is helpful to make the best use of time. All teams return to Page-Walker by 1:30pm.


Strategy is Part of the Game

On average we have included 60 clues each year. Some clues are near each other, and most demand an efficient idea of where you are in Cary so that you move quickly from area to area.

Cary Scavenger Hunt clues are all worth different points. Places that are far away are worth more points. Clues that are close together have less point values, but are easier to collect.

10% Off in July

More than a dozen teams have already signed up for the September 21st event.

Last month, we gave 20% off for early birds. This month, we’re giving 10% off. In August and September, there will be no discounts.

Visit the Cary Scavenger Hunt registration page for more details.