Cary, NC — For the 6th year in a row, CaryCitizen will produce the Cary Scavenger Hunt. This year, the Hunt will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015.  Read more

The 2014 cary Scavenger Hunt Teams before they departed from Page-Walker on Sept 13

Cary, NC — CaryCitizen held the 5th annual Cary Scavenger Hunt Saturday September 13, 2014 and the rainy forecast did not dampen our spirits. An early call for a move to Town Hall made sure our booths and teams were dry for the afternoon festivities and awards. Read more

Doc Thorne and Joy Pike judging teams in 2012.

Doc Thorne and Joy Pike judging teams in 2012.

Cary, NC — The Cary Scavenger Hunt has many excellent ways to connect with your community, but one of the most fun is who you meet when your scores are tallied. We employ Cary Celebrities. Really.

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Cary, NC — How would you like to test drive a sporty Fiat 4-door for an entire day? If you are registered for the Cary Scavenger Hunt by Saturday, August 16,  your team will be entered to drive one of these darling vehicles (pictured above) during our event.  The cars will be loaded up with full tanks of gas and offer plenty of room for a team of up to 5 people, with a roomy hatchback trunk too! Read more

July 1, 2014 | Story by: Lindsey Chester | Categories: Featured, Scavenger Hunt

past cluebooks have yielded lots of answers in the Cary Scavenger Hunt adventure

Cary, NC- By now you may have seen posters around town, or flyers promoting our Cary Scavenger Hunt at your favorite local businesses. You may be wondering “what is the Cary Scavenger Hunt?” Or “What sorts of clues are people hunting for during the event?” Read more


Cary, NC – Wouldn’t you like some fun hints about how to win the Cary Scavenger Hunt? Start looking for Clue Bombs!  Read more

Cary, NC- For the fifth year in a row, CaryCitizen brings to town the Cary Scavenger Hunt, to be held on Saturday, September 13 at the historic Page-Walker Arts & History Center.

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Photo of 2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt by Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- While everyone in Cary has been enjoying a wicked winter, CaryCitizen has been working quietly behind the scenes to build the 2014 Cary Scavenger Hunt. Read more

Morning photo at Page-Walker before the teams took off
Morning photo at Page-Walker before the teams took off

Cary, NC- Last Saturday amid forecasts of thunder showers and a last minute switch of afternoon venues, teams competed to be declared the winners of the 4th annual Cary Scavenger Hunt. After an adventure that took 52 teams throughout the 54 square miles of our town, including non-contiguous areas, the exhausted competitors came back to Town Hall and a warm party reception. Food, Beer (that’s right!) and plenty of entertainment awaited our heroes as the scores were tallied and the winners were finally announced at 3:00pm by CaryCitizen publisher Hal Goodtree. There was even a Last Place trophy awarded to the team who scored the overall lowest points of the day.


Team Epic, the Adult Team winners
Team Epic, the Adult Team winners

Our Winners

In the Adult Category: “Team Epic”, who has played with us before, won first place with a score of 9000 points even.

CaryCitizen publisher announces the family Team winners, the Lucky Lucases
CaryCitizen publisher announces the family Team winners, the Lucky Lucases

Our Family Team winners were the “Lucky Lucases” also a team who has competed in the past, who scored 8490.

Our last place team, was Team Smith, who we believe we have seen playing previously as well. What does that prove? “If at first you don’t succeed, Try Try Again- or take home a different kind of trophy”.

Team Smith with the official lowest score won a trophy too
Team Smith with the official lowest score won a trophy too

We heard fun tales from our sponsors, who told us teams came prepared for fun on their visits. At Town Hall everyone enjoyed a brew from soon-to-open Fortnight Brewery, and had some samples from Another Broken Egg, Great h=Harvest Bread, Tijuana Flats and Smoothie King. Teams were entertained by the daring-do of Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, the Concert Singers of Cary and the ever popular Superskippers. Child IDs’ were made by NY Life, tumbling was learned from Little Gym, kids could even learn some yoga from Open Arts or make & take a craft from the Cary Creative Center. Three teams even test drove the new 4 door 500L FIAT for the day. Adventures all around.

Now what everyone has been waiting for: (drumroll please) The overall scores from our teams! From a total possible score of  10,877 points,  here’s how our teams performed:

The Scores

Family Teams

  1. Lucky Lucases: 8490
  2. Waverly Hillbillies: 8344
  3. Moores-R-Us: 8254
  4. Family Fun 44: 8034
  5. The End of the rainbow: 7972
  6. Team Ziggy: 7715
  7. The Fireman& His Pink Flamingoes: 7242
  8. Mac Knapp-7045
  9. Foernzler- 6755
  10. Knick Knacks: 6669
  11. Just The Girls: 6430
  12. Starfleet: 6339
  13. Adventure Owls: 6155
  14. Scaramouche: 6059
  15. The Winners: 5874
  16. Pteradactyls: 5814
  17. Team Rowe: 5770
  18. Dad’s birthday Crew: 5444
  19. White Lightening: 5360
  20. The Wyatts: 5025
  21. Team Reyes: 4475
  22. TGK: 4329
  23. Cozy Corners: 4230
  24. Cary’d Away: 4170
  25. The Neck Flabs: 3785
  26. Angry Birds: 3240
  27. Team Smith: 2120 (Our Last Place Team)

Teams that did not finish: Village Idiots and Flamingo Monkeys

Adult Teams

  1. Team Epic- 9000
  2. Riddle E Racers- 7848
  3. Farm Girls- 7714
  4. Pederson A Team- 7580
  5. Cary On- 7550
  6. Pig Me- 6775
  7. Keep Calm & Carry On- 6105
  8. In It To Win It- 5965
  9. Team Thomas- 5745
  10. Team Schwartz- 5265
  11. Purpletts- 5160
  12. Penn Staters- 5050
  13. Chris’ Clue Crew- 4975
  14. BAMT- 4904
  15. J-PAC- 4277
  16. Whovians- 4230
  17. Team Buckeye- 3455
  18. Popham Crew- 3130
  19. All Wrapped Up Parties- 2835

Teams without scores: The Growlers, Farm Girls

We will begin planning next year’s event within the next few weeks and plan to make some early announcements as the details unfold. I have heard it’s a good idea to read CaryCitizen (subscribe for free daily emails) and check our facebook page periodically. Oh yeah, and listen up when we announce our sponsors they are generally important folks for points.

Photos by Brooke Meyer for CaryCitizen

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2013 cary scavenger hunt

Cary, NC – Do you want to know the biggest hint to winning the 2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt? Read on.

The Biggest Clue

So, you want the biggest clue to the 2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt? The one that will let you rack up some major points? Here it is:

Pay attention to the sponsors.


We have hinted around about this before. Our sponsors play a BIG role during our event.


Sure, they may have a booth at the event and hand out some samples to our hungry teams. They have all  hung up our posters and handed out fliers. Maybe they even put our event in their email newsletters. But did you know that clues about their businesses are buried within our clue book?

Sponsors are in integral part of the event.  Most clues found in our clue book are about Cary trivia, history, public art, event venues and little known facts. But sponsors are really important. Over 20 clues this year will let you meet Cary-owned businesses. These folks help make Cary unique. Many participate in numerous other community events as some of our town’s chief cheerleaders.

Worth The Most Points

Here’s another hint: Our sponsors are worth a lot of points.

We couldn’t have the event without them, therefore we reward these businesses for their community spirit.

If teams travel to every single sponsor and bring back the clues, we will award them over 5000 points! Maybe next year we will come up with a Sponsor Bonus for the team that does just that!

Do Your Research Now

Look them up, find out where they are located and you may get on jump on winning.

Of course you won’t know what the questions are, but at least you will have an idea where to go.

The questions may require you to take a team photo. Or bring back an item. Or find an answer about these businesses. All to prove you paid them a visit.

2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt Sponsors

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of these fine businesses for their support of the 2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt.

The Town of Cary, our hosting sponsor, without whose help we would not be at the historical and lovely Page-Walker for our event start and finish.

Atlantic Tire and Service, who graciously offered to be our presenting sponsor, and is involved throughout Cary in many community building events.

All of our Platinum sponsors who have stepped up in a big way to help:  Ashworth Drugs , Bright HorizonsChick Fil A of Waverly Place  , Casto Development (Stone Creek & Park West Shopping), Glenaire  and Great Harvest Bread Co, Cary.

Our Gold level sponsors bring variety to our event and include fitness centers, a winery, restaurants schools catering and more:  Carolina Auto Spa , Cary Family Y, Cary Family Eye Care, Cat Clinic of Cary, Chatham Hill Winery, Fid’addle Fitness, Garden Supply, Legacy Academy, The Matthews House, Parkway SleepHealth, Thai Spices & Sushi, Tijuana Flats , Triangle Aquatic Center, Yes! Solar Solutions

And last but surely not least our Silver sponsors , each who have been involved with us in the past: Cary Creative Center, Cornerstone PediatricsCRC- The Disaster Relief Experts, Dorcas Ministries, Triangle Food Tour, Whole Foods of Cary.

As diverse as this group of Cary businesses is, they all have one thing in common: a desire to connect with our wonderful Cary Community. Find out a little about each of them and be prepared to have a great time at the 2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt! A little homework could make you a winner!


2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt
Saturday Sept 21, 2013
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Downtown Cary

  • Check in at 9am, Hunt starts at 9:30am
  • Teams return to be judged at 1:30pm
  • Winners announced around 3pm

Register NOW.

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