Organizers of the inaugural Door County Treasure Hunt on Sept. 30, have extended the early bird registration date to Sept. 11 to accommodate more teams at the $200/team rate. “We felt word is just now getting out and people are calling with questions about the day before they’re comfortable signing up,” said Anne Emerson, board member of Write On, Door County, sponsor of the event. “We expect questions since this is a first year, and we hope that by giving people a little more time, they’ll jump in and give it a try. We truly believe they’ll have so much fun that they’ll want to do it every year.”
Teams will spend the day working through a booklet of clues, which will take them to various places across the northern section of the county. (Next year’s hunt will focus on the county’s southern half.) The event is not timed, and teams can work at their own pace as they explore locations related to history, nature, food, art and other treasures of the county.
A light supper and music at Sawyer Farms in Egg Harbor will finish off the event as teams gather for the final tallying of points. High scorers will win cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250.
Registration for the event is open at doorcountytreasurehunt.com, where additional event information is available. Families, co-workers, and friends are encouraged to participate. A team can be made up of two to five people, all traveling in one car with one clue booklet. All ages are welcome.