The Great Scavenger Hunt at the NYS Fair

HOW DOES THE SCAVENGER HUNT WORK?

Use your mobile device to complete challenges like uploading photos and videos, visiting sites, and discovering new things at the New York State Fair. Most challenges require you to be standing in the correct spot.

The scavenger hunt is completely web-based. You can log in using email, Facebook, Twitter, Google + or Instagram.

HOW DO I SIGN UP TO PLAY?

Sign up to play at http://www.greatscavengerhunt.org. Complete your Scavenger Hunt registration and purchase fair admission tickets all through the Great Scavenger Hunt. Your fair tickets will be sent to the email address you register with and are single use only.

HOW MUCH IS THE REGISTRATION FEE TO PARTICIPATE?

Presale: Single-Day Admission and Scavenger Hunt  – Purchase before August 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST

$6- Includes Scavenger Hunt + Admission into the New York State Fair

(Scavenger Hunt entry is valid for all 12 days)


Single-Day Admission and Scavenger Hunt Participation

$10 – Includes Scavenger Hunt + Admission into the New York State Fair

(Scavenger Hunt entry is valid for all 12 days)


Scavenger Hunt Participation ONLY

$5 – Includes Scavenger Hunt participation only

(Scavenger Hunt entry is valid for all 12 days)

I'VE REGISTERED, NOW WHAT DO I DO?

The sooner you register, the sooner you can start earning points and get a leg up on the competition! Earn points for recruiting others to join the hunt and social sharing. The Official contest starts on August 10th at 12:01 a.m. All fair challenges start on August 23rd at 12:01 a.m. Once the fair opens, you'll earn even more points for all of the photo and trivia activities you complete. 

CAN I PURCHASE FAIR ADMISSION TICKETS FOR MULTIPLE DAYS?

Yes! You are encouraged to purchase as many fair tickets as you wish during the registration process. Once purchased tickets will be sent to the email address you registered with and are single use only. Tickets are transferable, no refunds, exchanges or adjustments will be given for unused tickets. Same day re-admission requires a validation obtained at any exit gate.

MAKE SURE YOU PURCHASE ALL THE TICKETS YOU NEED FOR 12 DAYS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DISCOUNTED PRICES. (After registration, game play may continue through general admission ticket purchases.)

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Everyone is able to participate and enjoy the scavenger hunt. Minors under the age of 18 must have the consent of a guardian to participate. Completing scavenger hunt challenges are at your own risk.

WHEN CAN I SIGN UP?

You can sign up at any point during the New York State Fair (now – September 3 at 11:59 pm EST)

HOW DO I EARN POINTS?

Completing challenges in the Great Scavenger Hunt earns you points. Challenges are worth different point values. The harder the task, the more points you earn. Challenges may change daily or at any point in the competition.  In addition to points you earn for completing a challenge, the Great Scavenger Hunt automatically tracks points for social media interaction, which cannot be modified:

  • 1 point every time a user’s video is viewed
  • 2 points for every dollar a user donates to get out of a task
  • 10 points every time a user tweets or when someone retweets or favorite’s one of their tweets (Note: The user must use the hashtag #HuntNYSFair and must link their Twitter account.)
  • 10 points every time a user makes a Facebook post (Note: The user must link their Facebook account, initiate the post from the Great Scavenger Hunt and be logged into Facebook.)
  • 10 points every time a user makes an Instagram post (Note: The user must link their Instagram account and initiate the post from Instagram using the hashtag #HuntNYSFair
  • 10 points for each photo added
  • 20 points for each video added
  • 25 points for each friend that accepts that the user has invited

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES?

Each challenge is different. You could be asked to take a picture of a building, check in at a specific location, or document a random act of kindness.

ARE THERE ANY OUT OF POCKET COSTS BESIDES THE ENTRY FEE?

There are no additional purchases through the scavenger hunt app.

TECHNICAL ISSUES?
Submit a support request at http://greatscavengerhunt.greatfeats.com

                                or

Find a support specialist at the New York State Fair help desk at the Main Gate 1.

PRIZES
Daily Prizes
– The participant who accrues the most in-app points for each single day will win a daily prize and be announced the next morning live at the NYS Fair on WSYR Channel 9 Bridge Street. Participants may only win the daily prize one (1) time. The prize will be available for pickup at ACR Health offices located at 627 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.

The Great Scavenger Hunt Grand Prize ($1,000) – The participant who accrues the most in-app points over the course of the entire NYS Fair will be announced on or before September 4, 2017. The prize will be available for pickup at ACR Health offices located at 627 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.

Rules
Have a question about contest rules? Visit  https://greatscavengerhunt.greatfeats.com/page/Contest%20Rules for full contest Rules and Regulations and guidelines.

Or mail a self-address return envelope to ACR Health c/o Great Scavenger Hunt, 627 W Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13203

Where does the money go?
Proceeds benefit ACR Health, a 501(c)3. Visit our website for more details http://www.acrhealth.org