Welcome to The Great Apple Hunt of 2020

This contest will run from Thursday, 9/17, to Saturday, 10/3. Apples may not all be on display before the start date!

All children, up through Grade 12, are invited to participate by hunting for apples in Downtown Manchester.

Our businesses have hidden apples in their windows. Your job is to find them!

We have created 4 different challenges – The Apple Hunt, Apple Riddles, Hidden Message, and the Hunt for the Great Apple.  You may complete as many challenges as you would like.

Every child who completes at least one challenge will be entered to win a $15 gift card to a Downtown business of your choice. You may complete more than one challenge, but you will only receive one entry to the drawing.

There is no purchase necessary to win and you do not need to enter a business to complete the first 3 levels of the challenge. The Hunt

for the Great Apple requires entry to the Manchester Mall at 811 Main Street, masks are required for entry.

How to Join the Hunt:

  1. Download the challenge(s) below and decide which challenge(s) you will complete.
  2. Head Downtown to hunt for apples in the business windows! (Main Street, Oak Street, Purnell Place).
  3. Fill out the online form with your answers.
  4. Email DMSSD@manchesterct.gov if you have any questions.


CLICK HERE to download The Apple Hunt Challenge

Count the total number of apples hidden downtown!

CLICK HERE to download the Apple Riddles Challenge

Hunt for the answers to these riddles downtown!

CLICK HERE to download the Hidden Message Challenge

Hunt for letters to use to decode a hidden message!

CLICK HERE to download the Hunt for the Great Apple Challenge.

Hunt for The Great Apple in the Manchester Mall at 811 Main Street. (The hours are limited for entry to the mall, and masks are required.)

CLICK HERE to submit your answers to the challenge(s)

Be sure to complete this online form by 5pm on 10/3 for an entry into the drawing!


BONUS FUN: CLICK HERE to download an official apple hunter badge to decorate!