Owensboro Hosting 'Elf on the Shelf' Scavenger Hunt With Prizes

The City of Owensboro is hosting its annual 'Elf on the Shelf' Scavenger Hunt starting Friday where participants can find hidden elves for a chance to win prizes.

Posted: Dec 2, 2020 3:12 PM
Updated: Dec 2, 2020 3:13 PM

The City of Owensboro is hosting an 'Elf on the Shelf’ Scavenger Hunt in downtown Owensboro beginning Friday, Dec. 4, and continuing through Sunday, Dec. 6.

10 numbered elves will be hidden throughout downtown Owensboro. Participants of the scavenger hunt are tasked with finding all of the elves and uploading their photos to Instagram.

One lucky winner who locates all of the elves will be chosen at random to win the grand prize package from downtown Owensboro merchants, consisting of two reserved seating tickets for both the 2021 Owensboro Air Show and the 2021 Owensboro HydroFair presented by Jagoe Homes, and more than $80 in gift cards for downtown restaurants.

  • The scavenger hunt will begin on Dec. 4 at 12:00 noon and continue through Dec. 6 at 8:00 p.m.
  • The hidden elves will be visible from outdoors in order to keep indoor crowds at a minimum.

Clues for the scavenger hunt will be posted on the City of Owensboro's Instagram page starting Friday. Participants who find an Elf and snap its picture are asked to tag their photos with #owensboroholidaystroll.

More information can also be found on the City of Owensboro's 'Elf on the Shelf' Scavenger Hunt event page.

The annual scavenger hunt is normally part of the 'Holiday Stroll' activities that usually take place on the first Saturday in December, but due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the scavenger hunt decided to hold it as a weekend-long event in order to space out crowds while giving participants more opportunities to complete the hunt.

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