The Cary Scavenger Hunt – Pssst! The Big Hint!

2014 Team photo taken at the Cat Clinic, a sponsor of the Cary Scavenger Hunt

2014 Team photo taken at the Cat Clinic, a sponsor of the Cary Scavenger Hunt

Cary, NC — It is less than three weeks until CaryCitizen’s annual event, the Cary Scavenger Hunt, on Saturday, September 12, 2015. And that means it’s time to drop one more BIG hint.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

If you’ve played in the Cary Scavenger Hunt before, you know it involves our sponsors. Pay attention folks – these guys could help you win!

We love our sponsors, because, without them, we literally could not hold the Cary Scavenger Hunt! They help us pay for all the things we need to purchase in order for you, our teams, to have a fun day! Event t-shirts, quality signage, posters and advertising, food and beverages and the technology that allows you to view your scores in real time during the event are all part of it.

Our sponsors make all this and more possible.

The Campbell University Camel drawing a raffle ticket for an iPad last year

The Campbell University Camel drawing a raffle ticket for an iPad last year.

Free Raffle Prizes

Many of our sponsors will be contributing fantastic FREE raffle prizes that anyone can win at the finish area when our teams return and await their scores and the winner announcements. If you register for the Hunt, you can enter to win great prizes at the event. No extra cash needed – you just have to fill out a ticket! We will have random drawings, and they’re all free to enter.

How would you like to win a two-night stay at the soon-to-open Mayton Inn, including breakfast and cocktails? What about a wonderful piece of handcrafted jewelry from Stonehaven Jewelers?

Other raffle prizes this year include season tickets to see the Cary Invasion professional basketball team, tickets to the Carolina Hurricanes, catered dinner for 10 from Firewurst, round-trip Amtrak train tickets, two sets of tickets for four opening nights to the Cary Players’ productions this season and more!

Pay Attention to Our Sponsors

Visit these folks before the event, or check out their websites.

Knowing what they do or where they are located can come in very handy. You might want to chart their locations in your GPS. To see the full list of all sponsors and the booths that will be serving up fun at the finish, visit the sponsor page on our event website.

Thank you to the following local businesses who are all an important part of the 2015 Cary Scavenger Hunt:

Presenting Sponsor

AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic in Cary that treats the whole family. They have on-site lab tests, x-rays and prescriptions, and no appointments are needed to treat a range of problems from fractures and cuts to earaches and more.

AFC Doctors Express is open seven days a week to meet your emergencies close to home without the wait time of an Emergency Room.

Hosting Sponsors

The Town of Cary allows the event to be held in one of its most historic treasures, The Page-Walker Arts & History Center, located in the heart of Downtown Cary. Their wonderful staff works hard to make sure our booths are set up and that our sound system is working.

With their help, the event runs like a well-oiled machine.

Platinum Sponsors

Ashworth Drugs is a wonderful Cary landmark has been a part of the Cary Scavenger Hunt from the very start. Great Harvest Bread bakes bread daily with wheat they grind in the store (this business has been with the Cary Scavenger Hunt since 2010).

The Cat Clinic of Cary is veterinary clinic that specializes in feline patients. They also have a visiting van to look at dogs and other pets in the comfort of home. Chick-fil-A of Waverly entices with the phrase “Eat More Chicken” and is part of many events all over Cary.

North Carolina’s Amtrak operates several trains per day that arrive at the Downtown Cary Depot. Paws in the City is a family-owned business that offers holistic and natural food for your dog and cat. Koko Fit Club customizes workouts to your goals, guides you every step of the way, motivates you and tracks your results on your own private dashboard.

Gold Sponsors

Cary Family Eye Care is a private optometrist practice that is family-owned.

Whole Foods Cary was renovated and enlarged in 2014, and they have offered organic goodness in Cary since Waverly Place first opened.

The Cary Family YMCA has helped grow mind, body and spirit for all through fitness, camps, tutoring and after-school programs for over 20 years.

Hurricane Grill & Wings boasts some of the best wings in town, but that’s not all they serve – check out their fish tacos and other fresh menu items.

Firewurst is a family-owned business that is hoping to take their unique quality flame grilled sausages, burgers and dogs business to a national level.

The Country Connection stocks cowboy boots, hats and all manner of Western gear. They started in Garner, and the Cary location opened in 2014.

The Mayton Inn will open in the fall of 2015 as a Diamond luxury boutique hotel on South Academy Street and will include a full bar, restaurant and meeting space.

The Butcher’s Market is a locally-owned butcher and market where you can expect wonderful meats and local produce and products. Workout Anytime is open 24/7, and this gym has all the equipment you’ll need to get a complete workout whenever you want it.

The Parkside Town Commons shopping center in Western Cary is now building phases two with restaurants and smaller, more local businesses in addition to the recently opened CineBowl.

Stonehaven Jewelry creates lasting works of art that can be worn for generations. Triangle Table Tennis is the largest indoor table tennis facility in the country that holds lessons, weekly leagues and camps, monthly tournaments and fitness equipment with showers and a pro shop.

Cary’s Biggest Adventure

If you register to be a part of the fun, you will learn all about these great places as well as history, public art (Cary has a lot of both!), our parks and greenways and a little trivia thrown in for fun. You don’t have to be a “Cary Expert” to play – one registered team just moved here.

One of the comments we hear year after year is that teams play to “have an adventure,” and that is guaranteed. You will also take some hilarious selfies along the way – Christmas photos anyone? So, check out the website, and register soon!

Online registration closes at 8 pm on Friday, September 11, 2015. We will accept walk-ups on event day with a $10 on-site processing fee. Be a part of Cary’s Biggest Adventure!

Event Details

The Cary Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Page-Walker Arts & History Center – 119 Ambassador Loop in Downtown Cary

  • Check in – 8:30-9:15 am
  • Start – 9:30 am
  • Teams return – 1:30 pm
  • Winners announced – 3-3:30 pm

Register for the Hunt or check out the official website.


Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos from CaryCitizen files.