HOT Spots Challenge

This summer take part in our HOT Spots Challenge!  The Challenge kick-offs Monday, May 8th and goes until September 30th.

Here’s how to play:

  • Step #1: Pick up a passport from any of the participating HOT Spot locations or Visitor Information Centres.
  • Step #2: Visit at least five HOT Spots within two communities and get each HOT Spot attraction to sign your passport.
  • Step #3: Post photos of you visiting each HOT Spot on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #HOTSpotChallenge – and be sure to share it on our Facebook Page (Hastings County)
  • Step #4: Collect your last stamp, complete the entry form on the passport and submit your passport to the last HOT Spot you visit.
  • Step #5: Repeat the Challenge and start back at Step #1!


*First draw is on June 30th and the last draw is September 30th.  Every completed passport submitted will be entered for the draw.  Entries not drawn will be entered for the next month’s draw.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get regular updates about the monthly prize packages and new HOT Spots location events/promos.

Challenge Prize Packages

June Prize Package includes: ($110 value!)

  • Free entry to Heritage Day on July 27th for six people at O’Hara Mill Homestead ($30 value); plus a Food Servery or O’Hara Store $20 coupon;
  • Two one-day passes to the Rockhound Gemboree;
  • $20 gift certificate to the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce Shop;
  • AND two tickets to see Ambush playing on August 2nd at the Bancroft Legion!

Congrats to Melanie B. our HOT Spots Challenge June prize winner!

July Prize Package includes: ($225 value!)

  • Water Buffalo Food Festival admission passes for four (4) people;
  • Stirling-Rawdon Bucks $25;
  • Red Eagle Campground gift certificate for a sweater, one (1) paddle boat rental OR two (2) kayak rentals and two (2) ice creams!
  • Plus a basket filled with goodies from the Old Tin Shed ($55 value)

August Prize Package includes: ($300+ value!)

  • One (1) night stay at Black River Retreat in Tweed, includes breakfast and dinner!

September Prize Package includes: ($100 value!)

  • A gift certificate to Dreamer’s Rock B&B for either brunch for four (4) people (no booking required) or dinner for two (2) people with a booking.

HOT Spots Participant Deals!

Receive NO TAX at Sweet Temptations Bakery in Tweed when you show your HOT Spots Challenge Passport

Hear about us on the radio

You'll hear our friendly reminders about the Challenge on our local radio stations: Mix 97 and CJBQ, starting Monday, May 12th until August 30th.

A special thank-you goes out to our radio campaign sponsors:

  • Bancroft Chamber of Commerce
  • O'Hara Mill Homestead & Conservation Area
  • Black River Retreat
  • Jillian's Antiques and Things
  • The Cannery Cafe
  • Chickadelic
  • Red Eagle Campground