Where's Waldo in the ATH? #FindWaldoLocal

Find Waldo Local
Monday, July 1, 2024 - 11:00am to Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 6:00pm

Avid Bookshop is hosting Where's Waldo in the ATH? running from July 1 to July 31st. There is no fee to participate in this annual city-wide local business scavenger hunt.

Finding Waldo in the ATH is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way for residents to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement.


In Athens, GA, of course. The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting many different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons, and more. Waldo figures will be hidden in locally-owned businesses in Athens, GA. Check back here for a complete list of businesses hiding Waldo.


Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a "Where's Waldo in the ATH?" passport at Avid Bookshop with the names of all participating businesses, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot.

When you’ve collected at least ten (10) different store stamps/ signatures, take them to Avid Bookshop, your FIND WALDO LOCAL headquarters, to claim a Waldo temporary tattoo and a coupon for $1 off (limited to the first 100 Waldo-spotters).

If you collect at least fifteen (15) stamps/signatures, take your passport to Avid Bookshop to get a temporary tattoo and a coupon, PLUS be entered in a drawing for a deluxe set of Waldo books and other great prizes.

There is a special prize for the first person to find all hidden Waldos in each business playing.

The search begins on July 1 and ends on July 31. We will draw for prizes afterwards and host a Waldo party. If we're lucky, Waldo himself may show up!


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Where’s Waldo?: The Great Speed Search (Where's Waldo?) By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536228618
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in one month. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: Candlewick - March 7th, 2023

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