Great Golden Keg Hunt scheduled for May 13

ELLSWORTH — On Saturday, May 13, at 3 p.m., Union Square, Ellsworth’s young professionals organization, will be hosting its second annual Great Golden Keg Hunt, presented by Atlantic Brewing Co.

Up to 20 teams of up to four will make their way to participating businesses and puzzle stops throughout downtown Ellsworth to complete puzzles, games and physical challenges.

As the teams complete the tasks, they will gather clues leading them to unlock hidden (empty) golden kegs around the city. The first team to the finish line will win over $1,500 in prizes — including a $100 “tab” at each participating business, and the value of a keg of beer from Atlantic Brewing Co.

This year participating businesses include Cadillac Mountain Sports, Flex-It Café and Bakery, the Down East Family YMCA, the Abbe Museum, Mike’s Country Store, Amy’s Salon and Spa, Mortons Moo, The Ellsworth American, 86 This!, The Grand Theater, Pyramid Studios, Finn’s Irish Public House, Serendib and The Rock and Art Shop.

The inaugural Great Golden Keg Hunt was held in the fall of 2015, and the event was moved to spring to engage the community as we transition into summer.

“It’s a great warm-up for the busy months ahead. We’ve all been hibernating since November. Everyone wants to get primed for the summer, and what better way than running around town solving puzzles and winning prizes?” says event chairman Spencer Patterson King.

This year’s event will culminate with a finish line party at Flex-It Café and Bakery, where there will be food and beverages available and prizes raffled. Team registration is $80, and the first 10 teams registered will receive free event shirts.

The top three teams win the value of a keg from Atlantic Brewing Co., and the first place team wins a $100 “tab” at each participating business. For a $5 entry fee you can attend the finish line party and be entered into the raffles for additional prizes.

To learn more about the event and gameplay, to register a team, or to purchase entry to the finish line party, visit and click on “Events.”