The second Discover Woodstock Scavenger Hunt will take place Aug. 22 to Sept. 6 and will take participants on a journey through Woodstock, said Kyle Bennett, the city’s director of Tourism & Visitors Center Operations.
The contest consists of 100 challenges where participants must take and create photos of various things around Woodstock, Bennett said.
“The reason we are having the scavenger hunt is it is a great way to get people,” Bennett said. “After the scavenger hunt last year, we got several comments from the teams that they were amazed to discover stuff in Woodstock that they had no idea existed such as all the wonderful things Rope Mill Park has to offer, awesome restaurants they had never tried before, and many other aspects of Woodstock they discovered through the event.”
The event is free to participants and the top teams will win great prizes, he said. The first place team will win a $100 Downtown Dollars Gift Certificate and other prizes.
The Scavenger Hunt activity list will be posted on Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. on whatsupwoodstock.com, the Main Street Woodstock Facebook page, and hard copies will be available at the Woodstock Visitors Center at 10 a.m. that morning, he said.
“This is a very fun event for a team of friends or a family event to enjoy,” Bennett said. “The two weeks the event allows the teams to enjoy the event at their own pace.”
The 100 items on the hunt involve a variety of fun activities for the teams to complete, he said.
“We got rave reviews from the teams that took part in the event last year and hope even more teams will enjoy this fun event this year,” Bennett said.
Participants will have the two weeks of the contest to complete as many of the 100 challenges included in the hunt as they can.
The challenges are scored on a scale depending on their degree of difficulty.
“Although you probably will not be able to finish all 100, choose wisely so you can get the most points out of each challenge,” Bennett said. “This is a great way to be creative and have fun with friends and family.”
Participants will take photos with a camera or cell phone to have visual proof of completing the challenges in the scavenger hunt.
For more information on the Discover Woodstock Scavenger Hunt contact Bennett at (770) 924-0406 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.